Bishops

General Church
People who had submitted briefs to the United Methodist Judicial Council pray prior to a May 2018 oral hearing in Evanston, Ill. From left are the Rev. Keith Boyette, Stephanie Henry, Bishop Scott Jones, John Lomperis and Thomas E. Starnes. Boyette, Jones and Lomperis were among 28 United Methodists who signed a statement from a meeting in Atlanta about the formation of a new traditionalist denomination. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

8 bishops join in planning new denomination

Recent meeting brought together a range of traditionalist leaders to clarify what a separating church should look like.
General Church
A file photo courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Bishop Coyner, unifier of people, dies

The United Methodist bishop successfully oversaw the merger that formed the Indiana Conference. He also strove for a big-tent Methodism.
General Church
A file photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Bishop Eutsler, trusted leader, dies at 100

Friends remember the bishop as a down-to-earth leader who was a master of both pulpit and administration. He also had a great sense of humor.
Local Church
People in the village of Samba, Congo, line the streets to welcome East Congo Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda, who spent 10 days in late September and early October visiting all seven districts in the remote East Congo Conference. It was the first time many United Methodists in the area had ever seen a bishop. Photo by Judith Osongo Yanga, UM News.

Bishop visits remote areas of Congo for first time

United Methodist Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda explores ‘rural realities’ in the East Congo Conference.

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