The Adams-Coleman Williams Distinguished AME Scholars Guild (The Guild) was formally organized in 2014. Members of the Guild are members of the AME Church who are in process or have attained a terminal academic degree such as but not limited to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Doctor of Theology (Th.D.), Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D), or Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), and Juris Doctorate (J.D).
The primary goal of the The Guild is to build an AME think tank, a denominational resource bank, and an internationally recognized corpus of AME scholars who are also active in the local and connectional church. Members of the The Guild are able to provide assistance in writing position papers, presenting at seminars, workshops and conferences, and publish papers and books for the church membership in the self-help legacy of Bishop Richard Allen.