Reverend Dr. Jeffery L. Cammon

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I’m married to Evera W. Cammon and is the father of three daughters. I have two son-in-laws and two grandsons.

I attended the Tuscaloosa City School System for my early education. I graduated from Druid High School in Tuscaloosa Alabama. I attended Mississippi Valley State University (Itta Bena, Mississippi) and Herzing College of Alabama. I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science. I received the Doctor of Divinity degree from Livingstone College (Salisbury, North Carolina) in May 2012. I retired from Jim Walter Resources Mining Division (Brookwood, Alabama) in April 2014, after thirty-four years of service as a Computer System Analyst.

I was ordained as a Deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church October 28, 1978 by Bishop J. Clinton Hoggard. I was ordained an Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church October 19, 1980 by Bishop J. Clinton Hoggard. I preached my Trial Sermon March 23, 1977 at the Beautiful Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. I have pastored the Mount Herman African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (Ralph, Alabama), Weeping Mary African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (Holt, Alabama), Jerusalem African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (Tuscaloosa, Alabama), Petty’s Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (Bessemer, Alabama), and presently the Saint Peter African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (Tuscaloosa, Alabama) for the past twenty-six years. I was appointed as Interim-Presiding Elder of the Tuscaloosa-Bessemer District of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church on June 26, 2017. I was appointed Presiding Elder of the Tuscaloosa-Bessemer District in September 2017.

I served as the treasurer of the North Alabama Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church for twelve years. I’ve also served as secretary for North Alabama Conference and presently on the Conference Board of Trustees, Budget Chairperson, and finance committee member for the North Alabama Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. I serve as board member of Project Bethel. I am a member of the Tuscaloosa Ministerial Alliance. I was appointed by Governor Robert Bentley to serve on the Tuscaloosa County Civil Service Board, being the first African American to serve on the Tuscaloosa County Board. I was humbled to have received “The James Varick Award” in July of 2000 General of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. I was selected by Presiding Bishop Richard K. Thompson to receive this prestigious award representing The Alabama and Florida Episcopal District clergy. I am a member of the N.A.A.C.P and the S.C.L.C.