Bishop Clement W. Fugh - Presiding Prelate, 5th Episcopal District
Clement W. Fugh, son of the late Reverend Joseph and Deborah Malone Fugh, is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, where he attended the public elementary and high schools. He continued his education at Memphis State University (BBA), Boston University School of Theology (ThM), with additional studies at Atlanta University, Payne Theological Seminary, Memphis Theological Seminary, and United Theological Seminary (DMin) as an “H. Beecher Hicks Scholar.” Bishop Fugh, an ordained Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and has served as the Pastor of congregations in Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio. At the 46th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference of the AME Church, held in July 2000, he was elected as its 5th General Secretary and Chief Information Officer. At the 49th General Conference, held in 2012, he was elected and consecrated the 131st Bishop of the AME Church. He was assigned General Superintendent of the 14th Episcopal District, comprising the African countries of Sierra Leone, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Cote D’ Ivoire, Togo and Benin.