Rev. Micah McNeal MDiv

Micah McNeal is a born and raised resident of Oregon.  He married his wife Elizabeth in 2013.  He graduated from George Fox University with a degree in Biblical Studies.  Passionate about God, Micah started working in his local church with young adults and leading the men’s Bible study.  He later received a position as a Children and Youth Pastor at a church in Corbett Oregon.  Through God’s leading, he resigned from the church in Corbett to accept an appointment to First A.M.E. Zion Church in Portland, Oregon as pastor from Bishop Staccato Powell. He graduated from Multnomah Seminary in Dec. 2017.



Rev. Edie Jolly-Bryant

Minister of Christian Education

First, Rev. Jolly- Bryant is a child of the Most High God.  Raised by two parents, in Columbus, Georgia, who also loved the Lord.  And no, She has NEVER picked cotton nor any other agricultural item.

Widowed of a career military man, mother of six, grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of four. 

Rev. Jolly-Bryant has been blessed to be a teacher and then a real estate principle broker, in fact, She owned her own real estate company in Lawton, Oklahoma before moving to Portland, Oregon.

Rev. Jolly- Bryant joined First A.M.E. Zion in June 1993 after settling here with her second husband. 

She had the great pleasure to serve in many capacities such as Sunday school teacher and superintendent, treasurer, choir member, trustee, etc.

Rev. Jolly-Bryant was ordained an Elder at Pauline A.M.E. Zion Church in Salem, Oregon on June 13, 2014 by Rev. Dr. W. Darrin Moore, Bishop.

Rev. Marva Edwards

Minister of Missions

Rev. Edwards has led an accomplished life for many years both here at FAME Zion, and in the larger denomination as well. She planted a Church in Vancouver, Wa. Now Rev. Marva leads the church’s Women’s Missionary Society.

Phillis Whitmore

Music Director

Phillis’ parents were active members of First AME Zion Church. As a child, She grew up at First AME Zion and became a member at the age of about 13. As a very young child, Phillis loved hearing the music. and became fascinated with the piano and asked her parents if she could have piano lessons. The church musician was Ethel Turner and she agreed to teach Phillis how to read music. She became Phillis’ musical mentor and she never looked back. As a teenager, Phillis was one of the youth choir musicians, and first became a choir director at the age of 19. Both of her parents were in the choir at that time.

Pamela Etheridge

Church Secretary

Pamela Etheridge grew up at FAME Zion Church. She graduated from Portland Community College with an Associate in General Studies and Associate of Applied Science. She is currently completing her 3rd Associate of Applied Science Degree. Pam has had many responsiblities in the church over the years and is currently serving as the District President of the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society, her in Oregon-Washington. Pam has a heart for serving God and has dedictated much of her free time to working in and for the church



Our Pastor

Rev. Micah McNeal

Rev. Micah McNeal

Rev. Edie Jolly-Bryant

Rev. Edie Jolly-Bryant

Pamela Etheridge

Pamela Etheridge