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2023 Samuel J. Grimes Leadership Conference 

Delta Hotel by Marriott
Bristol, Virginia
March 3 - 4, 2023


"Affecting the Healing in the Land"


We welcome you and we are excited about this year's conference.  Up to date announcements (schedule changes and other announcements) will be made here.   Return frequently for review.

Please refer to the Itinerary for changes 



West Virginia & East Tennessee Council

Episcopal District 23, PAW, Inc.




March 3, 2023





Greetings in the High and Holy Name Jesus Christ,


          I pray that you’re as enthused about joining with the delegates here as I am.  The closer it came for the time for gathering, the more excited I became.  The anticipation of reuniting with the saints was getting my more and more “pumped up” daily.


          We haven’t had an on-site meeting for the past two years due to the COVID 19 pandemic.  It was a blessing to be able to convene virtually, but for me there’s no substitute for the person-to-person interaction.


          Our coordinator, District Elder Timothy Schofield, and his team have put together another outstanding program (as we’ve come to expect).  The quality presentations are designed to equip each of us for more effective and efficient operation in the service of the Lord.  And the conference director, Suffragan Bishop Kelvin Cash, is working toward a smooth-flowing agenda.


          Thank you for participating in this marvelous event.  I trust that the 2023 Samuel J. Grimes Leaders Empowerment Conference blesses you to be a greater blessing to the body of Christ.






Samuel R. Moore, Diocesan

Episcopal District 23, PAW, Inc.

“Affecting the Healing in the Land”


Sponsored by the West Virginia & East Tennessee Council (PAW):

To equip pastors, ministers, and church leaders with basic, practical information, and

training necessary to operate effectively in ministry.


Dress is business casual


           Friday, March 3rd


7:00p                      Get Acquainted Reception and Dinner

7:45p – 9:00p        Opening Presentation

                               “Effective Communication”                    

Bishop Samuel R. Moore

Huntington, WV



At the close of the presentation please complete the survey  by using the QR code in your registration packet or

use the following link:

Saturday, March 4th


8:00a                       Light Breakfast - Assorted Fruit, Danish, and Pastries

9:30a -10:30a         “Team Approach to Ministry” (Part 1)                 

Elder Roger L. Green Jr.

Charlotte NC


At the close of the presentation, please complete the survey  by using the QR code in your registration packet or

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10:30a -11:30a         BRUNCH


11:30a - 12:30p   "Team Approach to Ministry” (Part 2)                                                      

Elder Roger L. Green, Jr.

Charlotte NC


At the close of the presentation, please complete the survey  by using the QR code in your registration packet or

use the following link:

12:30p - 12:45p       Break


12:45p -1:45p          "Strategic Planning” (Part 1)

  Dr. Shonnie Scruggs

  Chattanooga, TN


At the close of the presentation, please complete the survey  by using the QR code in your registration packet or

use the following link:


1:45p - 2:00p            Break


2:00p- 3:00p             “Strategic Planning” (Part 2)

                                   Dr. Shonnie Scruggs

                                   Chattanooga, TN


 At the close of the presentation, please complete the survey  by using the QR code in your registration packet or

use the following link:


2:00p – 2:30p            Question & Answer and Wrap-up Session


Bishop Samuel R.Moore   

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A native West Virginian, Pastor Moore is the third child of the late Clarence and Dora (Wilson) Moore. He was born and reared in the coal mining community of Gary, in McDowell County. After completing ninth grade in the McDowell County Public Schools System, he moved with his family to Bluefield, Virginia where he graduated from Graham High School.

Pastor Moore is married to the former Renna Leftwich and they are the proud parents of three children—Leland, Jakki, and Harrison—three grandchildren, and one foster son.

In 2001 he was one of only two teachers in the state of West Virginia selected to receive the prestigious National Classroom Teacher Award from the Milken Family Foundation.  After thirty-three (33) years in education, Pastor Moore retired as an administrator with the Cabell County Public School System.  He is also actively involved in the community, serving on numerous boards, commissions, and committees. 

An ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., he is currently the pastor at Full Gospel Assembly in Huntington where he has served since 1983.  In 2010 he was elevated to the bishopric in the PAW and was subsequently assigned as diocesan of Episcopal District 23, the West Virginia & East Tennessee Council.

A retired public school administrator, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Bluefield (WV) State College, and a Masters of Arts degree in Educational Administration from Marshall University.


Elder Roger L. Green, Jr.

Roger Green has traveled across the United States preaching, speaking, and teaching on College campuses, to youth groups, civic organizations, businesses, and other community and faith-based organizations. He is a well sought after public speaker, leadership trainer, and life coach.

Roger Green is also, the author of the book, “The Journey of Living Day By Day” and creator of an online course, “10 Things You Need Right Now”. His expertise in video content has garnered him high accolades on various projects, such as his 2013 documentary, “Xtraordinary Ladies of the Lord”.

Elder Roger Green has presented for such groups as the Congressional Black Caucus, the US Department of Education, the US Department of Health and Human Services, Metrolina Ministerial Alliance, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, Essence Cares, and many others.

Elder Roger Green is currently a featured speaker with internationally renowned speaker, Les Brown. His informative, yet practical teachings have drawn audiences to him from every walk of life.

Elder Roger Green is the husband of Joy Green and the father of two, Aniyah and Judah.  Elder Roger Green works actively in the ministry with his father, Bishop Roger Green, Sr., the pastor of Prayer & Deliverance Worldwide Ministries, Inc.  Elder Roger serves as the Youth Pastor of the ministry. Green's mission and passion is to "Depopulate Hell, One Soul at a Time… ”

Dr. Shonnie R. Scruggs


Dr. Shonnie Scruggs is a woman dedicated to the ministry of Christ. When collaborating with pastors and business leaders across the country, she develops organization and ministry plans for the next level. She is an impactful and thought-provoking speaker for state and regional conventions, as well as women’s conferences.


While serving in community leadership and mentor roles, she uses her professional and firsthand experiences as a guide to inspire others to innovate and transform their business approach. She is results-oriented and practices teaching techniques that enable scalable, sustainable, and positive outcomes.


Dr. Shonnie hails from Chattanooga, TN, where she is a member of Greater Emmanuel Apostolic Church under the leadership of Pastor Elder Paul Warfield, Jr. She serves as chairperson of the Compensation Committee, Executive Hospitality and General Secretary of the Georgia State Council of the 30th Episcopal District of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. where the Diocesan is the Honorable Bishop J.D. Guthrie.

She is the owner of Sarat Consulting, which provides management solutions to profit and nonprofit businesses. Sarat’s services include accounting best practices; board orientation and coordination; development of compensation, policies, and procedures; succession planning; strategic planning, ministry development and organizational development.


Dr. Shonnie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Master’s in Business Administration from Bethel University; a Doctor of Ministry in Bible from Covington Theological Seminary. In her professional career, Dr. Shonnie works as a Human Resource Business Partner and holds national certifications with the Society of Human Resource Management SHRM -CP and HRCI.


  • Netronam Communications, Scott Edwards, CEO

  • Bishop Samuel R. and Lady Renna Moore

  • District Elder Thomas and Elder Deborah Moore

  • District Elder Timothy A. and Elder Lolita Schofield

  • Suffragan Bishop Kelvin M. and Evangelist Gail S. Cash

  • Full Gospel Assembly, Huntington, WV

  • Christ Temple Church, Williamson, WV

  • Grace Temple Church Eternal Life Center, Johnson City, TN

  • Bethel Apostolic Temple, Knoxville, TN

  • Greater Mt. Zion Pentecostal Church, Bluefield, WV

  • United Apostolic Faith Church, Beckley WV

Thank you to our great sponsors for their support of this annual conference!


The Samuel J. Grimes Leadership Conference would like to thank the Delta Hotel by Marriott for the service and accommodations and our anointed presenters for their teaching.  Thank you to all of the delegates for attending.

Special thanks to Elder Anna Collie, Sister Cathy Martin, and Sister Emisha Johnson for their assistance.


West Virginia & East Tennessee Council

District 23

Samuel J. Grimes Leadership Conference

Bishop Samuel R. Moore, Diocesan

Suffragan Bishop Kelvin Cash, Chairman

District Elder Timothy A. Schofield, Coordinator

District Elder Arthur A. Brown

Sister Dedra Preston, Registration

Sister Annie Surratt, Registration

Elder Nikkia Lynch, Registration

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