Bishop George D. Crenshaw



Alabama-Florida Episcopal  AREA


Born in Jefferson County Alabama, George Dwayne Crenshaw was ordained as a Christian Minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in 1986. He is married to the former Laurenna Yevetta Hardy of Birmingham, Alabama and is the father of three children The late Quentin Dewayne, Kennedy Diane and Debora Janae.

Bishop Crenshaw has had a blessed and productive life in ministry having served in the capacities of Pastor and Presiding Elder. As a Pastor, Dr. Crenshaw has served in Calcis, Alabama; Indianapolis, Indiana; Cheraw, SC; Lancaster SC, and Smyrna, Georgia. His position as Presiding Elder has placed him in the Indianapolis District, Cheraw-Bennettsville District and Lancaster District.

Among his many accolades, Bishop Crenshaw holds an Honorary Doctorate Degree from both Clinton College and Livingstone College; a B.A. from Indiana University, a Masters of Divinity from Hood Theological Seminary, and a high school diploma from McAdory High School in McCalla, Alabama.

Bishop Crenshaw has exercised his dominant spiritual gifts of Administration, Teaching, Shepherding and Preaching to fashion a ministry designed to empower and edify  

In addition to his educational accomplishments, Bishop Crenshaw has held many outstanding memberships and positions as well as having been recognized for many distinguished acclaims. He has served as president of the Cheraw Branch of the NAACP. He served as a member of the A.M.E. Zion Connectional Budget Board and served as First Vice President of the Presiding Elders Council 2001-2005. Pastor Crenshaw is a past board member of the Chesterfield General Hospital, Cheraw SC

Bishop Crenshaw is a seven time delegate to the A.M.E Zion Church General Conference, delegate to the 2001 World Methodist Conference in Brighton, England, 2006 World Methodist Conference in Seoul Korea 2011 World Methodist Conference in Durban South Africa and the 2016 World Methodist Conference in Houston, Texas. Bishop Crenshaw has served as an Executive Board Member since 2006.

Bishop Crenshaw is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is a Life member of the Connectional Lay Council of the A.M.E. Zion Church and a Life member of the NAACP. Bishop Crenshaw as a pastor, received the 2011 Atlanta Gospel Choice Award as one of the "Chosen 10 Pastors" in the State of Georgia.


On July 26, 2016 Bishop Crenshaw was elevated to the episcopacy from Shaw Temple AME Zion church as the 103rd bishop in succession. Bishop Crenshaw was assigned to the Central Southern Africa Episcopal District on the first quadrennium of its existence comprised of the South Africa, West Angola, East Angola, Zimbabwe and India Annual Conferences. Endowed with a spirit of evangelism, Bishop Crenshaw brought the following provisional conferences to the 2020 General Conference for Admission: Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Angola, South Korea, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, East Congo and West Congo.

On July 2021 Bishop Crenshaw was assigned to his home Conference The Alabama Florida Episcopal District as well as the Great Lakes Region.