Quinn Chapel AME boasts a strong Christ-filled team of leaders. This diverse group works to maintain the spiritual health of the congregation while keeping the business of the church strong.

Meet Our Pastor

Rev. Troy K. Venning, MDIV, MBA

At the close of the 139th Session of the Chicago Annual Conference, Bishop John Franklin White appointed the Rev. Troy K. Venning, MDiv, MBA (aka “Pastor Troy”), Sr. Pastor of Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The first African American congregation established in the city of Chicago. Prior to serving in his present role, Pastor Troy came to Quinn in October 2019 to serve as the Executive Pastor.

Pastor Troy is well prepared having served in the 11th Episcopal District as Senior Pastor at Greater New Mount Zion AME Church (9/2018 | Homestead, FL), Macedonia AME Church (Boca Raton, FL | 2016), Bethel AME Church (Moore Haven, FL | 2014), and at Allen Chapel (Key Largo, FL | 2013) for a short time). Pastor Troy has earned degrees from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, The University of Phoenix-Fort Lauderdale Campus, and Xavier University of Louisiana.

A native of Chicago, excited to settle back in and lead the church that he grew up in, Pastor Troy is wonderfully married to Lady Sheryll Brown-Venning and proud father of Alexis and Jayla.

The work of finding God is especially difficult in a world that appears God-less, where people of color routinely experience systemic oppression and struggle to find peace. Pastor Troy is committed to living out the work of Christ, calling out and fighting injustice whenever it rears its ugly head. As simple as it sounds, love remains what the world needs.

Ministerial Staff

Rev. Lady C. Sheryll Brown-Venning


Rev. Dorothy Jones



  • Will Miller
  • Amelia Honesty
  • Lennox Jackson
  • Karen Wilson
  • Anthony Roan
  • Tyra Owens
  • Melvin Heard
  • Carolyn Thomas


  • Sandra Beasley
  • Ronald Fort
  • Irvin Kirkwood
  • Antonio Myrick
  • Ronald Stevens
  • Christopher Wilson