Show Notes

Dr. Orlando McCauley is an experienced Military and Hospice Chaplain, with a stellar history for compassionate pastoral ministry both in the medical field and US Army. He is skilled in Microsoft Word, Pastoral Counseling, Team Building, Fundraising, and Preaching. Strong community and social justice activists, and a professional member of the Association of Professional Chaplains, as a National Board Certified Chaplain. Currently, Asst. Professor of Religion and Pastoral Care and Pastoral Psychology, Dickerson-Green Seminary, Allen University, Columbia, SC. In this interview, the executive team, consisting of Elder Sandy Drayton and Reverend Dr. Jacques Days gives us the history of the AME church, the history of Allen University, and why they are endorsing Reverend Dr. Orlando McCauley as a candidate for the bishop within the church. Reverend Dr. Orlando McCauley expresses his vision for becoming a bishop and what he plans to do.

Dr. Orlando McCauley is a second-generation preacher, born in the native land of Liberia, West Africa, and pays homage to his parents for his spiritual upbringing. Dr. McCauley accepted Christ at an early age and was indoctrinated into the faith under the banner of African Methodism.

Rev. McCauley began his pastoral ministry serving the following congregations: Reevesville, AME Church, Alcolu, SC, St. Peters, and Mt. Pisgah Circuit. He was transferred to the Newberry/Spartanburg District and served the following congregations as their pastor: Mt. Zion, Little Mountain; Cross Road, Saluda; and Elisha, Silver Street, SC. He was later transferred to the Columbia District and served as pastor for the following congregations: New Bethel, Lexington; Piney Grove, Gaston; Hopewell, Irmo; and Pine Grove, Columbia. In 2015 Bishop Richard F. Norris transferred him to the Northeast Conference and he pastored St. Luke, Sumter. In 2015 Rev. McCauley earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Pan Methodism from Wesley Seminary in Washington, DC. In 2015 he returned to his alma mater, Allen University, and began teaching in the Department of Religion. He was the coordinator of the same department. He now serves as the Assistant Professor of Religion in the Department of Humanities.