Bobbie Dowdell Floyd, is a native of Opelika, Alabama and a lifelong member of the Thompson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, which is a part of the Alabama Conference of the Alabama/Florida Episcopal District. She is a Livingstone College alumna, where she received the Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Further studies in the area of Adult Education were completed at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. In May 2007, she received the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Livingstone College, as a result of the recommendation from the late Bishop James E. McCoy. Dr. Floyd is a Retired Educator of the Opelika City School System. She also served as an Adult Education Instructor at the Southern Union State Community College in Opelika, Alabama. She is active member of the Lee County Alabama Educators Retirees Association, serving as Past President, and currently as Chair of the Association’s Scholarship Committee.
Bobbie Floyd’s Church affiliations are very broad. Locally, her service is rendered as Church School Superintendent, Class Leader, Chair of Trustee Board, Steward, President of the Deaconess Board, Exhorter, Treasurer of the Women’s Home & Overseas Missionary Society, and Member of the Senior Choir. At the District Level, she serves as District Secretary. At the Conference Level, she is a member of the Budget & Finance Committee, Director of Christian Education (her passion), Christian Education Board, Trustee, and Feasibility Committee Member. At the Episcopal Level, her service is Director of Christian Education and Trustee. Nationally, she serves on the Connectional Budget Board and the Christian Education Department as the Director of Institute on Aging Ministry.
Her love and devotion for Christian Education is constantly reminded through her expertise and service. She faithfully believes in and is committed to “Once a Christian Educator, Always a Christian Educator.”