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West Kentucky Conference and West Kentucky Conference Branch (African Methodist Episcopal Church)
Start Year : 1880
The West Kentucky Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) became independent from the AME Kentucky Conference in 1880 at Richmond, KY, under Bishop J. P. Campbell. The first conference was held the following year in Paducah, KY. The West Kentucky Conference Branch, a women's missionary organization, was organized in 1908 in Franklin, KY, by Bishop C. T. Shaffer. For more information about the West Kentucky Conference and the West Kentucky Conference Branch and its sub-units, see pp.396-397 and p.430 in The Encyclopaedia of the African Methodist Episcopal Church compiled by Bishop R. R. Wright.
Subjects: Religion & Church Work, Women's Groups and Organizations
Geographic Region: Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky / Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky / Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky