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Alexia Butler Fugh


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Alexia Butler FughAlexia Butler Fugh was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised by her Korean Grandfather until she was adopted by her PARENTS, Hosea and Julia Butler at the age of 3 1/2 and raised in Murfreesboro, TN.

She attended elementary schools in Rutherford County and graduated from Murfreesboro Central High School where she was active in numerous organizations and activities – most notably the Debate Team, Drama Team (member of the International Thespian Society), school choir, and the Girl's Track Team. As a young girl,Mrs. Fugh and her family were active members of Key United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro, TN. She actively participated in the United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF).

She is a graduate of the Kentucky State University School of Nursing and a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts with concentrations in English and Science.

Mrs. Fugh has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years. She loves caring for and supporting people who are ill, and and their families.  Her clinical nursing specialties are: Surgical Trauma ICU, Diabetes and Oncology/Chemotherapy and Nursing Administration.  She worked over 18 years as a Senior Clinical Research Associate (Sr. CRA) in the pharmaceutical research industry. She became an independent contract Sr. CRA and is now worked on several oncology research studies. Professionally, she is a member of the American Nurses Association, the National Black Nurses Association, the Association of Clinical Research Professionals(ARCP), the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, and she is a Certified Diversity Professional.

She became a member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church when she married her husband, Reverend Clement W. Fugh. She has taken pride in participating in the life of the churches where her husband has been assigned. She believes first and foremost, that ministry is about being a servant to God’s people and not about being served. She has been an active member of the Women’s Missionary Society where she served as local missionary president and as Area Chairperson. She has been Chairperson of Women’s Day Programs, a regular contributor to the Children's Message, and has been guest speaker at various churches. Mrs. Fugh took great pride in being the First Lady and hostess at Greater Bethel AME Church during the dedication celebrations and festivities surrounding the opening of the newly built Greater Bethel AME Church (Nashville, TN) in October 1994.

  • In July 2000, Reverend Fugh was elected as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the AME Church.
  • On July 12, 2012, Reverend Fugh was elected the 131st Bishop of the AME Church.
  • Bishop Clement and Supervisor Alexia were assigned to the 14th Episcopal District, which included six countries in West Africa.
  • In 2016, the Fughs were assigned to the 5th Episcopal District, which encompasses 15 states, in the Western part of the United States.
  • The work is 'all divine.'

Bishop and Supervisor Fugh married in April 1976. They are the proud parents of two beautiful and talented adult children: Daughter, Marcia Dionne Fugh-Joseph and Son, Joseph Edward Fugh. Son-in-Law, Paul Steven Joseph, II, joined he family in May 2007. They are also proud very proud and doting grandparents to Miss Taylor Joi Joseph and Mr. Paul Steven Joseph (PJ), III.

Mrs. Fugh has always had a deep interest in mission work since childhood. She thought she was going to be working in the mission field! When she thinks over her life and how God has orchestrated her life events--she is amazed at the grace of God inherent life. He has kept her, blessed her and protected her! She feels her life itself, is a testimony of an AWESOME God!!!


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