Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference is for pastors and persons who are responsible for the Health Ministry; Annual Health Fair; Kitchen Ministry; Nurses Ministry and all aspects of health education, promotion and compassion within the congregation and community.

  • Barbara A. Hutchinson, MD, PhD

    Senior Pastor, Apostolic Faith Church; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

    Topic:  And God Made Man – God’s Miraculous Design of the Human Body

  • Bishop Horace E. Smith, MD

    Senior Pastor, Apostolic Faith Church; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL.

    Topic: And God Made Man – God’s Miraculous Design of the Human Body and For Pastors & Ministers Only

  • Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Sr.

    Co-lead of the Conference Morning Devotion, Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick Sr. was a shepherd, good and true for 47 years, as senior pastor of Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. Bishop McKissick was the longest-serving pastor at Florida’s oldest African-American church, passing the torch to his son upon retirement.

  • Bishop Teresa Snorton

    As we greet and welcome each glorious new day, Rev. Dr. Teresa Snorton will co-lead the congregation in Conference Morning Devotion during Healthy Churches 2020. Rev. Dr. Snorton was elected the 59th Bishop of the CME Church, the denomination’s first female elected to the episcopal office,

  • Bishop W. Darin Moore

    We are excited to announce Bishop W. Darin Moore as the Closing Preacher. Currently, Bishop Moore serves as the Presiding Bishop of the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District of the AME Zion Church, which includes the Allegheny, Barbados, East Tennessee-Virginia, Guyana, Philadelphia-Baltimore, Ohio, St. Vincent, and Virginia Conferences.

  • Charles Jenkins

    Faith Leader, Social Engineer, Entrepreneur, Idea Maker, Communicator, and Friend are just some of the words that describe Charles Jenkins who is a leader, widely respected and revered for his generous heart, innovative thinking and contemporary leadership.

    Special Musical Guest

  • Dr. Jasmin “Jazz” Sculark

    Dr. Jasmin “Jazz” Sculark will be the Featured Plenary Speaker during the Morning Plenary on Thursday, November 17, 2016. A native of the Island of Trinidad, Dr. Sculark is a globally recognized pastor, teacher, evangelist, author and philanthropist and founder & pastor of Victory Grace Center, located in Maryland and president of Dr. Jazz Ministries.

  • Dr. Khaalida T. Forbes

    Dr. Khaalida T. Forbes will join the discussion by addressing depression, violence and overall mental health. A native of New York, Dr. Forbes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Virginia State University, both a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work as well as a Masters of Divinity degree from Howard University, and an earned Doctorate of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary.

  • Dr. Margaret McKenzie

    Rounding out the Closing Plenary, Dr. Margaret McKenzie will focus on sexually transmitted diseases and their impact on Women’s health. Dr. McKenzie is section Head of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute, and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

  • Dr. Marsha B. Henderson, M.C.R.P

    Dr. Marsha Henderson will lead off the Closing Plenary by addressing Black women’s health and why they must be involved in clinical studies. Marsha B. Henderson serves as the Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    Topic:  African Americans and Clinical Studies

  • Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, ABPP

    Professor of Medicine; Director, Behavior and Cognition Sub-Core; Director, Baltimore Diabetes Research Center at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MD

    Topic:  Behavior Health and The Management of Diabetes in the African American Community

  • Karen M. Winkfield, MD

    Through her current research and community outreach, Dr. Winkfield seeks to identify and understand factors that contribute to disparities in cancer outcomes. Topic: Understanding Oncology: It’s Development, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention

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