Rev. Dr. Amy Hodge will be the speaker when the Roanoke Branch NAACP presents its second virtual Jubilee Day program on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, at 12:00 noon as a webinar and on Facebook live. The Jubilee Day program is an annual NAACP event held by branches across the country to commemorate the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Rev. Dr. Hodge is pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church in Roanoke and an outstanding preacher. She is a native of Martinsville/Fieldale, VA, and a 4th generation African Methodist Episcopal church member. Dr. Hodge is named after her great-great-grandmother Amy Finney who was born a slave and emancipated at 15 years old. She is the daughter of Dorothy Finney Estes who believes that Rev. Amy has been preaching since age four.
Rev. Hodge is a graduate of Patrick Henry Community College-Virginia Seminary and College, Virginia University of Lynchburg, and received her Master of Divinity Degree from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in 2011. Rev. Hodge has matriculated at the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology as a doctoral candidate. She has also received an Honorary Doctorate from Eastern Theological Seminary for community service and civic engagement.
She is currently employed at the Virginia Department of Health as a community engagement health coordinator and takes pride in positioning vaccination clinics in neighborhoods where people of color have not had the opportunity to be vaccinated. Her motto is ‘Educate before you vaccinate.”
Rev. Hodge is a trailblazer having succeeded in being the first in many things. She is a visionary and an advocate for the poor as well as those deprived of justice. She is an active member of the SCLC and the NAACP and walks the walk that she preaches.
Many people know her as Rev. Amy Hodge Ziglar. However, she recently made a personal decision to reclaim her birth name, Amy Christine Hodge, which means, “ to love like Christ with honor.” There is a lot in a name and she believes that her name is the right name to serve God’s people for such a time as this. Her motto is “I walk by faith and not by sight.”
Due to the pandemic, the Jubilee Day program will be presented virtually through a zoom webinar format. This annual program will be available for the community and the zoom information can be accessed from the Roanoke Branch NAACP’s Facebook account. Flyers with more information will also be available at churches, salons, civic organizations, Branch Executive members, and news media.
The Branch is excited to have this exceptional speaker for 2022 Jubilee Day. Please plan to join this celebratory event which will be a “memorable” program.
For more information, please contact Gloria Randolph-King, Roanoke Branch, 1st Vice president, at 540-793-0811.