Pastor Emeritus
timthumbThe Reverend Barbara Anthony  is the Pastor Emeritus of Mitcham Chapel  African Methodist Episcopal Church.  She is married to John Anthony. Together, they have two lovely daughters. Rev. Anthony is a native Detroiter from the West side of the city.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from the University of Detroit. She also holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Wayne State University and Master of Divinity degree from St. Mary’s Seminary, Orchard Lake, Michigan.
In September 1980, Rev. Anthony was ordained an Elder in the A.M.E. Church. She served the Oak Grove A.M.E. Church for ten years as a Pastoral Assistant. She served as Secretary to the Michigan Annual Conference for many years. Her current affiliations and active memberships include:
  • Member of the Board of Examiners
  • Chairperson for Second Year Studies
  • Chairperson for Preachers to the Annual Conference for the South District
  • Police Chaplain for the city of Southfield
  • Member of the A.M.E. (WIM) Women in Ministry of Michigan, and holds a district office as the Financial Secretary
Under the direction of the Holy Spirit, Rev. Anthony initiated the new work of Mitcham Chapel A.M.E. Church.