Stan McKenzie


Serving Texas


Stan McKenzieStan McKenzie is the spouse of Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, the first female Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. As a team, they serve the 10th Episcopal District which embody the states of Tennessee and Kentucky.

30 years ago, Stan McKenzie was a graduate of New York University and a former professional basketball player in the NBA. He played with the Phoenix Suns, Portland Trailblazers and Houston Rockets. He championed the fast break years ago with the abiding principle, to beat the competition down the court to gain scoring advantage. McKenzie still holds the record of “Most Consecutive Free Throw Shooter” beating basketball legend, Wilt Chamberlain.

After retiring from the NBA, he entered the field of human resources. He has more than two decades of experience in personnel services, including work with the U.S. government managing contracts and training and overseeing a multi-million dollar budget.

The team that masters and executes the fast break wins the game. The fast break has been key as he served African Methodism in the Eighteenth District in Southwest Africa covering the countries of Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland and Mozambique where he instituted an entrepreneur program to teach youth and young adults good business skills to help them gain “scoring” advantage over the competition for the few available jobs in poor economic environments.

McKenzie is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. A devoted family man. He and his wife have three young adult children and two grandchildren: Vashti-Gracia Murphy Saint-Jean and Blake Anton Murphy Lewis.


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