The South Presiding Elder District is one of four presiding elder districts in the Philadelphia Annual Conference. This is the mother conference of the First Episcopal District and of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Shorter AME CHurch
Pastor Lois M. Wilkinson
111 Pennington Ave, Morton, PA 19070
11:00 AM - Worship Service
6:45 PM - Tuesday Bible Study
12 PM - Wednesday Bible Study
Pastor Lois M. Wilkinson
Pastor Wilkinson is a native Philadelphian and a daughter of Hickman Temple AME Church. She is the daughter of the late Phillip and Lucille Davis. Her mother and father had 15 children (9 girls and 6 boys). She is the 13th child born to Phillip and Lucille.
Rev. Lois Wilkinson is currently the Pastor of Shorter A.M.E. Church (Morton, Pa.) She was appointed to Bethany AME Church on May 27, 2012. Rev. Wilkinson received her first appointed to Pastorship at Fall Convocation on November 10, 2007 to Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in West Chester, PA.
Rev. Wilkinson obtained her primary and secondary education within the public schools of Philadelphia, Pa. In 1995 she graduated from Community College of Philadelphia with a degree in Applied Science. Rev. Wilkinson also graduated from Eastern University with a Bachelor’s of Art in 2001. She received the Master of Divinity Degree from Palmer Theological Seminary in May 2007.
Pastor Lois is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Society. She also is in the Dean’s List Book (Who is Who). In September 2013, she was inducted into the National Association of Professional Women. On March 22, 2015 Pastor Lois was awarded The Michelle Obama Award For Humanity by Haven –Peniel United Methodist Church.
After accepting the call of Jesus Christ to the Ministry of Christianity in September 15, 2002 at Hickman Temple AME Church, Rev. Wilkinson was licensed by Presiding Elder Herman Rhodes.
Pastor Wilkinson loves people and loves to help people. She also believes if she can help someone along this Christian journey then her living would not be in vain.
On May 21, 2005 she was ordained an Itinerant Deacon at Philadelphia Annual Conference. She received her last orders in the ministry at the Philadelphia Annual Conference on May 27, 2007 for orders as an Itinerant Elder by Bishop Richard Franklin Norris. On May 20, 2017 at the Philadelphia Conference WIM Annual Day Pastor Lois was elected the Coordinator of the WIM of the Philadelphia Conference.
Pastor Wilkinson is married to the love of her life Michael Wilkinson and sharing in their joy is their only son Ryan.
God has called me to take a stand for His Word and I am not ashamed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.