Constance Belin Wicker, is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Currently, she is the new Episcopal Supervisor of the 8th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, which consists of the states of Louisiana and Mississippi. Previously, she was the Episcopal Supervisor of the 18th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, which consists of the countries of Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland and Botswana.
She is an ordained itinerant elder with a strong desire to motivate women and children. She strives to live out her ministerial call by serving God completely, loving humanity unconditionally and to living life on purpose.
She is a lifelong learner, earning a B.S. Degree in pre-med zoology with a minor in math from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; the Master of Divinity from Turner Theological Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia; and the Doctorate of Ministry from United Theological Seminary, Ohio.
Her vocational background includes positions as a chemical lab tech for Georgia Pacific, US Steel, Exxon USA, and Coca Cola USA. After relocating to Atlanta, Georgia, she obtained a position in business banking with Wachovia and later became the childcare director for Antioch AME Church.
Dr. Wicker was active in the 18th Episcopal District utilizing her vocational and educational skills to connect Church with community to make a positive impact. She collaborated with the leadership team at Selulasandl Vashti Children’s Center in Swaziland to create an internal library for the children to encourage reading and to increase vocabulary skills. She has been instrumental in enhancing the after-school tutorial efforts to help students to graduate. She made a huge impact to make the Children’s Center a safe haven by seeking support through other organizations to ensure that the necessities of each child were met.
In Mozambique she identified a need for foot protection and initiated the flip-flop ministry by collecting and purchasing flip-flops for distribution in the community. Dr. Wicker has also developed workshops and training sessions to equip minister spouses. She continues to motivate, encourage and inspire women and children to live their lives filled with God’s promise of abundance.
She is married to Bishop Stafford J.N. Wicker and they are the proud parents of two wonderful daughters, Valencia and Lauren.