Our Leadership

  • Right. Reverend. Clement Willie Fugh – Presiding Bishop
  • Reverend Spencer Francis Barrett – Presiding Elder
  • Reverend Terry McCray Hill Pastor
  • Reverend Dion Jordan – Youth Minister 
  • Sis. Adrienne Simmons – Steward Ministry Co Pro Tem.
  • Sis. Kay Wallace – Trustee Ministry Pro Tem.
  • Bro. Edward Dobbins – Stewardship/Finance Pro. Tem.
  • Sis. Florida Blake – Church Administrator 
Bishop Fugh

Right. Reverend. Clement Willie Fugh

Reverend Terry McCray Hill

From bedroom communities to urban centers, from the kitchen table to the corporate boardroom, from a university setting to a makeshift classroom in a church basement, from development of task forces to address quality of life issues to the toils of engaging blueprints for restoration projects and new construction fulfilling the visions of local congregants and communities has been the backdrop from which Reverend Terry McCray Hill has preached, pastored  taught, researched and administrated for over twenty years.

She was appointed Pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Sparks, NV in November 2004 after having served seven years as Pastor of Wright Chapel A.M.E. Church in San Francisco, CA. She led Bethel Church, the oldest African American church in the State of Nevada, in its centennial celebration and renovation of its historical landmark property in Reno, NV, and in November 2009 she was appointed pastor of the historic Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church in Colorado Springs, CO. Payne Chapel’s first female pastor since its inception in 1872.

To this day at 140 years of ministry in Colorado Springs, the oldest African American congregation, Payne Chapel continues to be a citadel in the southern Colorado community with numerous landmarks such as faith sponsoring housing, the registered historical landmark, Carter Payne Events Center downtown and a diverse populace of members from around the city and neighborhoods. To God be the glory! Academically prepared, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Bio Resource Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley; a Master of Public Administration Degree in Health Services Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco; and a Master of Divinity Degree from the Pacific School of Religion (Graduate Theology Union) in Berkeley.

Initially beginning her professional career as a licensed toxicology technician with SmithKline Clinical Laboratories, since then Reverend Terry has held management level positions in both the academic setting and public sector including the University of California system as Management Services Officer for the Statewide 4-H Youth Development Program; Director of Financial Services for the Statewide Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Program; Division Administrator of the School of Medicine (UCSF) and as a consultant for the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a public service organization of over 100,000 women founded in 1913 at Howard University in Washington, DC. Reverend Terry is an avid reader and a champion for continuing education. Her area of theological interest is in the role of the local parish in community transformation and preaching is her passion. She has won numerous community service awards and honors for her work in community organizing and development around the San Francisco bay area and throughout northern Nevada where she was often a featured columnist in a daily news journal and has the distinction of being the 5th District Lay Organization’s first female Pastor of the Year Awardee.

An experienced orator and presenter, she is widely sought after as a meeting facilitator, commentator, panelist and keynoter. The Rev. Terry McCray Hill was one of 132 pastors in the United States selected by the Lilly Endowment, to participate in the 2008 National Clergy Renewal Program. The grant allowed Terry and Arthur to travel across the country to explore black tradition, history and culture. She is wonderfully married to Mr. Arthur Hill, a Certified Community Health and Social Services Worker.