General Secretary, Bureau of Supply

Mrs. Sara S. Cherrington
General Secretary, Bureau of Supply,Women's Home and Overseas Missionary Society

Sara Cherrington grew up in the Wesleyan Methodist Church of the Caribbean & Latin America in Roatan, Honduras and Belize City, Central America. Sara and her family became members of Naomi A.M.E. Zion Church in Brooklyn, New York in 1975 and are still serving and worshipping there. She received training from serving and working in her Local Church in various capacities such as: member of the WHOMS, Life Member's Council, Bureau of Supply Secretary, Superintendent of Buds of Promise, Superintendent of Church School, Junior Church Coordinator, Christian Education Director, Church and Quarterly Conference Secretary etc. On the District Level she served as Director of Children and Christian Education Director, and also was workshop presenter of numerous workshops on district, conference and connectional level.

Sara is retired from the Department of Global Mission (DOM) after almost twenty-five years of supplying managerial service, spearheading many mission projects, serving as hostess to the overseas delegates, representing DOM at various meetings for Church World Service, One Great Hour of Sharing and Agricultural Missions for the Caribbean and Latin America. She has also represented the Department at overseas conferences.

Sara is a mother of two daughters and grandmother of six and has been blessed to return to her homeland on two mission trips which left indelible marks upon her heart.

In July of 2011 in Dallas, Texas, Sara was elected the General Secretary of the Bureau of Supply of the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church; and in July of 2015 was re-elected for a second term, 2015 – 2019 in Orlando, Florida.

Ephesians 2:10 states “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Sara knows that she is God’s workmanship called to do the work of the Bureau of Supply. The greatest Artist of all is at work within her, and the words of Charles D. Meigs are rooted in heart.

Help me in all the work I do
To ever be sincere and true
And know that all I’d do for You
Must needs be done for—Others.
Others, Lord, yes others,
Let this my motto be,
Help me to live for others,
That I may live like Thee.