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But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills (1 Corinthians 12:11)

Welcome to the North Carolina Conference Lay Council

Visit the AME Zion Connectional Lay Council Official website

ENCED Regional Director Connectional Lay Council
Mr. Hank Dobson


New Bern District Lay Council
Helen Barrett, President



NC Conference Lay Council
Virginia J. Gaddy, President

729 Dry Monia Road
New Bern, NC 28562
Telephone: (252) 636-5211

Mission Statement

The mission of the North Carolina Conference Lay Council is to strengthen its focus on teaching, learning, sharing and on ministries which perpetuate the cooperative spirit between clergy and laity to further Kingdom building.


The Connectional Lay Council conducted a Young Adult survey in 2009 entitled “It’s A Different World: Shaping the Young Adult Experience”. A large number of young adults expressed a deep concern about the limited number of young adults in our local churches, district, conference and connectional leadership positions. It was felt that there is a deep challenge with an apparent “wait your turn” or “this is the church—who cares about your education or skills” attitude.

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