Colonial Beach, VA
Bishop Angela Shadd Kittrell is a native of Washington, DC. She and her husband, Senior Pastor James M. Kittrell, are founders and leaders of the Emmanuel Faith Network of Churches which includes Emmanuel Faith Ministries in Colonial Beach, Virginia; The River Church in Washington, DC; and a developing Arise! Church in Detroit, Michigan. She is the mother of three children. She and her husband have two granddaughters, Zion Michelle and Zsa Zsa Marie, and one grandson, Zachary Malachi.
Bishop Kittrell has served as a steward in the second Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and subsequently as the Minister of Christian Education and Minister to Women at Little Zion Baptist Church in Colonial Beach, Virginia. She is the founder of the National Fellowship of Women in Ministry, an organization formed to train, nurture, and support women ministry leaders and The Daughters Summit, a revival and healing crusade to unite women of all Christian traditions. As well, she currently serves as Bishop of the Mid-Atlantic Coast Episcopal Diocese of Jabula New Life Covenant Ministries where she submits to the North American Prelate, Bishop Hugh Smith, and International Prelate, Bishop Tudor Bismark. She is the first woman consecrated to the Office of Bishop in the history of the ministry organization.
A retired teacher and school administrator, Reverend Kittrell received a B.A. degree in English from the University of Maryland. She holds graduate degrees in Educational Administration and Reading Education.