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April 21 – 23, 2023


On behalf of Bishop Thomas L. & Dr. Louise Brown, you are invited to come, celebrate and honor the birth of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Georgia!  Founders’ Weekend, our Spring Gathering, hosted by our mother church, Trinity CME Church, Reverend Tommie Benjamin, pastor, will be held Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23, 2023.

Registration for Spring Gathering

Choose your Region to register:

One in the Spirit Banquet

Friday, April 21

@ Paine College HEAL Complex

  • In-Person Only

  • 1255 Druid Park Ave, Augusta, GA 30904

  • Please see your Presiding Elder for tickets.

You must see your Presiding Elder for tickets.

Central GA Region

Reverend Dr. Jane E. Thomas Fort Valley-Savannah District
Reverend Dr. Donald R. Jordan Macon-Barnesville District

GA North Region

Reverend Dr. Jerry D. Woodfork Atlanta-Rome District
Reverend Dr. Timothy Green Augusta-Sparta District
Reverend Frederick L. Braddock, Sr. Elberton-Gainesville District

South GA Region

Reverend Dr. Lindsey P. Napier, Sr. Albany-Thomasville District
Reverend Dr. Andre’ Loyd Moultrie-McRae-Brunswick District

West GA Region

Reverend Dr. Curtis L West, Jr. North Columbus-LaGrange District
Reverend Lavisha Williams South Columbus-Cordele District

Saturday, April 22

@ Paine College Gilbert Lambuth Memorial Chapel

  • In-Person Only

  • 1235 15th St Augusta GA 30901


Onsite registration opens at 7:30 AM in the Paine College Chapel

Choose your Region to register:

Historic Pilgrimage & Memorial Observance

Saturday, April 22

@ Departing from Paine College Chapel

  • Leaving immediately after Business Session via buses (no individual transportation is allowed)

  • You must register for the Spring Gathering

  • Lunch will be served at Williams Memorial immediately following the Pilgrimage

Stewardess Training

Saturday, April 22

Immediately following the Pilgrimage or at 1:45 PM
(whichever time is sooner)

@ Paine College Gilbert Lambuth Memorial Chapel

  • In-Person Only

  • 1235 15th St Augusta GA 30901

Contact Glenda Rivers, Stewardess Vice-President
at 770-315-7115

Founder's Weekend Worship

Sunday, April 23

@ Trinity CME Church

  • Hybrid: In-Person & Zoom

  • 2930 Glenn Hills Dr., Augusta, GA 30906

  • This event is open to the public.

Joining us virtually via Live Stream

  • Facebook
  • YouTube

For individuals at home:
Facebook: Click here to join

Click here to join

If you have questions about your registration, please contact your Region’s Joint Board Member/Representative:


If you have technical problems with registration, please contact Paul Davis at (706) 393-0258 or Que Jacobs at (478) 442-3360.


Should you have other questions or concerns, feel free to contact Rev. Pansy Washington at (626) 625-4108 or

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