AME Church leaders meet with President Granger

From left: Mr. Damion Edwards from Ohio, Mr. Gordon Holder, Mr. Troy Parris, Mr. Andrew Morris Grant, President David Granger, Bishop Dr. E. Anne Henning Byfield, Ms. Maylene Loncke, Ms. Marci Stanford, Mr. Carlos Perkins of the United State Virgin Islands, Mr. Sam Chetram from Suriname, and Mr. Rawle Wilson


Bishop Dr. E. Anne Henning Byfield and a delegation from the St. Peters African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church paid a courtesy call to President David Granger on Thursday.

According to a release from the Ministry of the Presidency, some of the members of the delegation are in the country for the Guyana-Suriname Annual Conference, which is scheduled to commence today and conclude on March 19 at the Wright’s Temple AME Church in East Ruimveldt. The meeting was held at State House.

President David Granger and Bishop Dr. E. Anne Henning Byfield at State House

During their discussions, Bishop Byfield told the Head of State that the AME Church is committed to doing in part to assist in national development. In this regard, she spoke of a number of programmes and areas in which the church can partner with the Government to support vulnerable groups, particularly youths.

After listening to their plans, the Head of State said that much of what he has in mind for young people revolves around education and training and assured the delegation of his Administration’s full support for any such initiatives that are organised by the church.