Anthony B. Vinson Sr. was elected at the 26th Quadrennial Session of the Christian Education Congress to serve as the 4th Director of the International Music and Christian Arts Ministry of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Worldwide. He is also the newly appointed Director of Music and Arts of the St. John AME Church of Aurora, IL. He is the former Director of Music for the 4th Episcopal District and the Chicago Annual Conference. Rev. Vinson is a native of Indianapolis, IN. He went on to matriculate at the New England Conservatory of Music where he received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. He then went on to receive a Master of Sacred Music, as well as, the Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology.