Administrative Staff of the North Memphis District

Dr. C. Robert Finch
Presiding Elder North Memphis District


Rev. Kirk W. Ridley, Sr.
Administrative Assistant to the Presiding Elder

Pastor Ridley, in this capacity serves as advisor to the presiding elder and is also a resource person for the pastors in the district. He is involved daily in helping to ensure that the district runs smoothly.

Pastor Ridley is highly regarded among his peers and is a regarded as a man with Godly integrity and compassion for the work of ministry.

Rev. Kirk W. Ridley, Sr. is currently pastor of Avery Chapel AME Church, the "mother church" of african methodism in Shelby County.


Rev. Colleen Gibson, M. Div.
Accountant and Financial Officer

Rev. Colleen Gibson serves as accountant and financial officer for the North Memphis District. She accounts for all district funds and keeps an accurate accounting of what is received and how funds are disbursed. She comes qualified and possesses fudiciary integrity to be trusted by all in this capacity. She has earned a B.S. in Business Administration and holds a MBA degree also. In addition she is a certified public account.

Rev. Colleen Gibson, is currently the pastor of Greer Chapel AME Church, in the heart of the Douglass community, in Memphis, TN.