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Reverend Tamesha Mills is a proud New Yorker born and raised in Queens. She is a woman after God’s own heart and is passionate about preaching and teaching the liberating Gospel of Jesus Christ. Rev. Mills has a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts degree from Hofstra University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Adelphi University. In May of 2023, she graduated from an intensive program in Biblical Studies and earned a Master of Theology degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is an ordained Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Before her pastoral appointment to Saint James A.M.E. Church she served as an Associate Minister at The Greater Allen AME Cathedral of NY under the leadership of Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Elaine Flake and Pastor Emeritus Rev. Dr. Floyd Flake.


Rev. Mills accepted the call to ordained ministry in August 2018 and preached her initial sermon in May of 2019. Ministry has afforded her the opportunity to flourish in the areas of Christian Education and Discipleship through teaching New Members classes, congregational discipleship classes, online workshops, and Bible studies, as well Young Adult Bible Study.


Her research interests are in the Old Testament, Womanist Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Hebrew as well as the intersections of faith and the Black experience. While at Princeton Seminary she held leadership roles such as Women’s Fellowship Coordinator, Vice President as well as President of The Association of Black Seminarians (ABS) where she successfully led in organizing the campus for the removal of a former slave owner’s name from the Seminary Chapel.


Rev. Tamesha Mills is a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Women in Ministry, an advocacy group within the denomination. She is also a proud 16 year-member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated where she serves the Delta Rho Omega Chapter in Brooklyn, NY. Rev. Mills has been blessed to preach, teach, and present research internationally and continues to explore the intersection of scholarship and faith for the justice, equity and thriving of all of God’s people.

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