Rev. Dr. Victor Craig Wilson

South Atlantic

Episcopal Representatives

Rev. Dr. Victor Craig Wilson was born in Brooklyn, New York to the late Reverend and Mrs. Charles Joseph Wilson (former pastor in the AME Zion Church). He has one sister, Eulla Wilson and have two children Akeem and Makayla. Dr. Wilson accepted his call to the Christian ministry and preached his trial sermon on November 28, 1993, at Rock Grove AME Zion Church, Rock Hill, SC. The late Dr. Ralph Vernon Washington is his father in the ministry. 

Dr. Wilson earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Computer Engineering Technology from York Technical College, Rock Hill, SC; a Bachelor of Science Degree (Cum Laude) in Business Administration from Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC; a Master of Divinity Degree from Hood Theological Seminary, Salisbury, NC; and a Doctor of Ministry Degree with an emphasis in Pastoral Care, from Gardner Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC. He has received training and certification in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, Charlotte, NC, and the Institute for Church Administration and Management (ICAM) at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), Atlanta, GA. 

A gifted preacher, teacher, author, motivational speaker, builder and community activist, Dr. Wilson served Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Fort Mill, SC, United AME Zion Church, Fort Mill, SC, Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Augusta, GA, Mount Zion AME Zion Church, Lancaster, SC, and Pineville AME Zion Church, Rock Hill, SC. He is currently serving as the Pastor of Trinity AME Zion Church, Woodruff, SC, and the Presiding Elder of The Spartanburg District of The South Atlantic Episcopal District of The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Churchl. 

In the South Carolina Conference, Dr. Wilson chaired the Board of Christian Education, served as a Conference Instructor, and served as a member of the Board of Examiners, the Holy Orders Committee, and the Strategic Planning Committee.  In the Georgia Annual Conference, he chaired the Home Missions Board, served as a Conference Instructor and as a member of the Finance Committee.  He was also the Augusta District Treasurer.  Dr. Wilson also served as Chair of District Fellowship & Appreciation and Chair of the Finance Committee in the Rock Hill District. He served in the Pee Dee Conference as a Conference Trustee and as a member of the following committees:  Finance, Conference Development, and Conference Studies.  He also served as Chairperson for District Studies and the Budget and Finance Chair on the Lancaster District. He is a Silver Life member and a member of the Executive Board of the Lancaster Branch of the NAACP. He currently serves as the Episcopal Chief of Protocol for The South Atlantic Episcopal District. He is the Palmetto Conference’ Treasurer, Co-Chair of Conference Studies, Chair of Holy Orders and Conference Trustees. He also serves on the Connectional Board of Christian Education for the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. He is a life member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 

Motto: “Serving God by serving others". 

Scripture of Inspiration: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13).