Led by Bishop David W. Graves, the Alabama - West Florida Annual Conference is dedicated to its mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The conference steadfastly works toward a vision of thriving churches where disciple-making ministries are brought to life. The conference identifies four specific areas in which that vision is turned into reality. These priorities are:
-Growing God’s kingdom by making disciples and developing a multiplication mindset throughout the annual conference.
-Attracting and retaining exceptional talent that helps promote a culture of call for clergy and laity.
-Teaching, training, and coaching to support excellent preaching so that people encounter Jesus and live out the Great Commission.
-Being adaptive leaders through uncharted times emphasizing connectionalism and focusing on Kingdom work.
The Alabama – West Florida Conference has more than 139,000 members, including about 900 active and retired pastors serving over 600 churches.