Dr. Silvester Scott Beaman is 139th elected and consecrated Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. As an alumnus of Payne Theological Seminary, Bishop Beaman additionally holds degrees from Wilberforce University, Boston University, and Richard Wright Theological Seminary.
Dr. Beaman’s pastoral career began in 1985. During this time, Bishop pastored three churches. Major renovations were completed, debts reduced and paid off, over 50 new ministries established, over 2,700 new members taken in. Bishop Beaman has been a 20-year General Board member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He is also a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and Prince Hall Mason.
Dr. Beaman was honored to be asked by President Joseph Biden, a friend for close to 30 years, to offer the benediction at the January 20, 2021, Presidential Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Delaware Governor John Carney awarded Dr. Beaman with the highest honor as a Delaware citizen, with the “First Order of the State Award.”