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ABOVE  Following the Evangelism Masterclass at Mt. Pisgah AME (l-r) Evangelist Bernadine Devose-Walls, Archbishop MaryFloyd Palmer and Rev. Jay Broadnax, Pastor. 

Bishop Isaac Hall, Pastor of Lighthouse Christ Centered Church recentlywelcomed the EVANGELISM MASTERCLASS Team (l) Archbishop Mary Floyd Palmer and (r) Dr. John Thompson at the Augusta International Airport in Georgia at the start of a 3 day training weekend!  What a gracious host and awesome conference! Good reports are still coming in!




The eldest daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Melvin Floyd, the Urban Missionary known as the 'Dean of Evangelism' widely known for his unique van with a coffin on top, Archbishop Mary Floyd Palmer is affectionately called 'Bishop Mary'. A family woman who is the mother of 4 sons & 1 daughter and the grandmother of seven, she began serving the Lord in Church at the tender age of 3. She has served in almost every church assignment from the pulpit to the door--- giving her time, talent and tithes. A vocalist and musician (playing four instruments), she faithfully served with her Father at Agape Christian Chapel under his pastorate as Minister of Music for 25 years. A proud Philadelphian, educated in both the Christian and public school systems, she graduated Suma Cum Laude at the acclaimed Philadelphia High School for Girls. This thirst for knowledge pushed to her earned Doctorate in Ministry and continues to this day.

In May 2006, she served as a Motivational Speaker sharing common sense principles on work-related and private relationships and as an Evangelist sharing the Word of God in a direct, practical and no-nonsense manner. Passionate about prison ministries, to this day she serves as a Volunteer Instructor teaching weekly Reality Life Skills Classes for male inmates at SCI-Chester which she started doing at its' inception in 1988, and in federal, state and county prisons, half-way houses & homeless shelters as far away as Montego Bay, JM. 
In July 2009, she was ordained and consecrated to the Episcopal Office of Bishop in Atlanta, Georgia.  She has received numerous awards including the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women's prestigious "Women of the Year in Ministry" and the Lucien E. Blackwell Guiding Light Community Award in 2017, but her greatest reward is carrying out her vision to help the 'least of these'.  Based on that theme, in October 2011 she became the Founder & Pastor of The Samaritan Temple serving in the same place where her Father walked as a beat cop and poured his heart into the lives of many young people at neighboring schools.  

On March 16, 2019, a grand service was held at the historic Bright Hope Baptist Church, where she was officially installed as the Presiding Prelate of the Philadelphia Council of Clergy, Incorporated. (  As such, she made history by becoming the first, female, African American Archbishop (non-denomination) in the City of Philadelphia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States of America.   PCC Bishops came from as far away as London and Ghana to celebrate their new spiritual leader.  On this day she launched her global 'Reign of Healing'.  True to her calling, within less than 20 hours, Sunday morning she was visiting the prison where several men gave their life to the Lord. She has become confidante and counselor to Pastors, their wives and Episcopal leaders from all around the world. 

She currently serves as Overseer at one of PCC's churches, (Heavenly Hall in Philadelphia, PA), Parliamentarian for the National Congress of Black Women, (Philadelphia Chapter), Board Member of the Alliance Charter School and sits on the Pennsylvania Re-entry Council. You can hear her daily as the day-time host of 100.7, Philly's new, gospel FM radio station.

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