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              OUR PASTOR

Rev. Tamoya Buckley is an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  She graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Rev. Buckley completed her Masters of Divinity at Drew Theological Seminary, in Madison, New Jersey and became an Itinerant Elder at the 137th Session at the New Jersey Annual Conference. Rev. Buckley pastored five previous congregations in the NJ and NY Annual Confernces. She was transferred to Princeton’s Historic Church, Mt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church prior to being transferred back to the great NY Conference. Rev. Buckley is the new and proud pastor of Bethel AME Church located in Westbury, NY. She has been charged with winning souls, making disciples, and rebuilding the temple for true worship.  


In preparation for the Itinerant Ministry Rev. Buckley journeyed to Ghana, West Africa to fulfill her desire to serve God and His people. In West Africa she ministered to the children of God by preaching, teaching, doing works of mission, and praying for God’s blessing upon their nation.  She continues to preach the Gospel throughout the United States, Bermuda, and Jamaica, West Indies.


Rev. Buckley worked for the Commissioner of NYC at the Administration for Children Services and practiced Social Work for 15 years. She has a love for people and for serving others. In 2017 under the leadership of Bishop Gregory G.M. Ingram, Rev. Buckley was appointed to serve as the First Episcopal District Coordinator for the Spiritual Formation Guidepost. Rev. Buckley believes that as shepherds in God’s pasture, service is beyond the walls of the church and it must be extended to the young, the elderly, and the victimized, “for the meek shall inherit the earth”.   

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