Ministry of Deaconess


A Deaconess is a servant — in everything she does, she strives to share the gospel of Jesus with others. She maintains the appearance and apparel of the altar and lives the lifestyle of a consecrated officer.

A Deaconess in the AME Zion Church is chosen to serve in this office and is consecrated. The only other office consecrated in the AME Zion Church is that of a Bishop.


Main Activities


Sister Arlene Rogers, Chair

As a member for 43 years, I enjoy being a part of Penn Ave. My church is my home, and the members are my family. The memories give me joy. I still enjoy being in service. As a retiree, I help my 11 great grandchildren, visit the sick and shut-in, participate in the Senior Brigade, volunteer with the 5-14 year olds in the community football league and visit Calvert Hall High School. And I sometimes practice piano.