Reverend Ziglar

Reverend Ziglar



Reverend Amy Christine Hodge Ziglar was born in a small town called Koehler, located between Martinsville and Fieldale, VA. Her mother Dorothy Estes declares that she started preaching at the age of four.

Rev. Ziglar was called to ministry at the age of 21 and answered the call at the age of 41. During those 20 years, she became a Toast master and a community speaker for local churches and organizations. She served as a Sunday School Teacher, Junior Choir Director, Senior Choir President, Trustee President, Missionary Treasurer, Stewardess Board Member, and Vacation Bible School Director at Meadowview AME Church in Fieldale. She has hosted two local TV programs, "We Are In Business" which highlights local Black businesses, and "Sunday Morning with Christine" which was a religious gospel music and prayer program. 

Reverend Ziglard's had three life changing firsts, outlined below.

  1. She served as the first female pastor of Bethel AME Church in 2000.
  2. Under her administration, a 4,200 square foot building was erected in Rocky Mount, VA. She was the first female Pastor to begin and finish a building project in the state of Virginia in more than 150 years.  
  3. She was the first female pastor to be appointed at the Mount Zion AME Church, a leadership church in the Virginia Annual Conference.

Mount Zion has added a new handicap ramp and steps for the benefit and convenience of all. Reverend Ziglar has an immense amount of love for the congregation. She believes that the church and the community should be one. 

She is community activist and believes that the church should be located in the heart of the city where the underprivileged, underserved, the unemployed, and the under employed live. Rev. Ziglar serves as an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves. 

Rev. Ziglar graduated from The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in May 2011. She is a 1998 graduate of Virginia University of Lynchburg with a Liberal Arts Degree. She has three certificates in business from Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville. She is a life long learner and is a Doctoral Candidate in the Samuel Proctor School of Theology.