St. James A.M.E. Zion Church

825 Monte Diablo Ave., San Mateo, CA Get Directions

Meet the Pastor

pastor

Rev. Marlyn Bussey

Rev. Marlyn Bussey was born in Fort Benning, Georgia and raised all over the world before her father was stationed in San Francisco, California. Marlyn Bussey retired from the public school system after 25 years as a high school counselor. During that time she also served as an adjunct professor at both Canada community college and San Fr...
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Rev. Marlyn Bussey was born in Fort Benning, Georgia and raised all over the world before her father was stationed in San Francisco, California. Marlyn Bussey retired from the public school system after 25 years as a high school counselor. During that time she also served as an adjunct professor at both Canada community college and San Francisco State University. Rev. Bussey holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of San Francisco (1976), a Master of Science degree in Marriage Family and Child Counseling from San Francisco State University (19890, a Master of Divinity from Bethel Theological Seminary (2008), and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree at Fuller Theological Seminary (2020).

Rev. Marlyn Bussey was ordained a Deacon in 2000 and as an Elder in the California Conference by Bishop Clarence Carr. She served as Associate Minister for 9 years at First AME Zion Church in San Francisco under the Pastorates of Rev. James McMillan and Rev. George Woodruff. In January 2009 Bishop Dennis Vernon Proctor assigned her as interim Pastor of St. James AME Zion Church, San Mateo. In July 2009, Bishop Proctor appointed her as pastor and she has served in that capacity for the past 9 years. She also served as the Dean of the Leadership Training Institute for 7 years, as the Chair of the Annual Conference Studies Examiners for the California Conference for the past 5 years, also serves on the Admissions and Holy Orders Committees, and had also served on the Commission on Discipline Codification for the AME Zion Church since 2012. Rev Bussey has been married 40 years to Brother Michael Bussey and has two adult daughters Monica and Lindsay who serve with me in ministry.

Our Ministries

  • Evangelism
  • Missionaries
  • Lay Council
  • Usher Board
  • Music
  • Community Feeding Program
  • Math Tutorial
  • Media
  • Health and Wellness
  • Prayer
  • Healing
  • Extended Grace

Join us for Service

825 Monte Diablo Ave., San Mateo, CA

Hours

Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.

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