Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie serves as bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is the national chaplain for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Ebony Magazine included her in its Honor Roll of Great African American Preachers and The Huffington Post honored her as one of 50 Powerful Women Religious Leaders. Described as an "electrifying preacher" she is the author of five books. She has been married for more than forty years to former NBA player, Stan McKenzie. They are the parents of three adult children and have one grandchild.