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Bishop J. Lloyd Knox’s Ties to Haiti

Bishop Knox was also the pioneer of Haitian ministry in The United Methodist Church in the U.S. Read More

Tribute to Bishop Lloyd Knox

Missionary credits Bishop Knox for helping him fulfill his calling. Read More

United Methodist Bishop Lloyd Knox dies at 85

A native of Florida, Knox devoted years of service to the church as missionary, episcopal leader. Read More

Bishop Tuell, church law expert, dies at 90

Retired Bishop Jack M. Tuell died Friday, Jan. 10, at the age of 90. He was president of two general agencies and influential in The United Methodist Church’s ecumenical work. Read More

In this 1979 photo, Hoover (right) and Mai Gray (center), president of the Women’s Division, greeted Lee Tae-young, affiliated with Ewha University in South Korea.

Remembering Theressa Hoover, woman of firsts

Trailblazing African-American female became a top executive in the denomination and a mentor who was “larger than life…gentle as a dove.” Read More

Remembering Nelson Mandela: 1918-2013

The World Methodist Council called him a "symbol of freedom, justice and peace." Learn about the late leader's church ties. Read More

Bishop Wertz, uniting leader, dies at 97

Leaders credit him with helping forge the merger into today's United Methodist Church. Read More

Gloria Holt, then lay leader of the North Alabama Annual (regional) Conference, delivers the laity address at the 2004 United Methodist General Conference in Pittsburgh. Holt, who served as former president of the United Methodist Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders, died Aug. 28, 2013. A UMNS file photo by Mike DuBose.

Gloria Holt, prominent lay leader, dies

She served at every level of the denomination, but her greatest passion was disciple-making at the local church. Read More

Mandela’s Methodist ties

Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela has had many connections to Methodism.A graduate of a Methodist boarding school where many future African leaders were educated, the anti-apartheid champion was mentored by Methodist preachers and educators and formed a bond with a Methodist chaplain while in prison.As president of South... Read More

Remembering Bob Edgar and his impact

A tribute to a "tireless champion for vulnerable people" who will be sorely missed. Read More

United Methodists mourn Bob Edgar

The top executive of Common Cause, longtime advocate for the poor, and United Methodist pastor died today at 69. Read More

Remembering Harlem church, community leader

Feb. 23 memorial service for retired N.Y. pastor who helped abolish "Central Jurisdiction," mentored future bishops, church leaders. Read More

United Methodists of note who died in 2012

Bishops, agency leaders, evangelists and political leaders among those United Methodists who filled their lives with contributions. Read More

Bishop Stokes, scholar and reconciler, dies

Stokes, 100, was a longtime professor at Candler and helped bring together previously segregated church in Mississippi. Read More

United Methodists salute McGovern’s legacy

Wesleyan roots ran deep for preacher's son who considered service to others as the key to a good life. Read More

Sierra Leone celebrates life of evangelist

107-year-old 'Pa' Ndanema remembered as a simple, humble man who lived his life among the people of eastern Freetown he served. Read More

Bishop Leontine Kelly dies at 92

First African-American woman bishop is remembered as a trailblazer, spiritual mother and 'a gift to The United Methodist Church.' Read More

Rural leader leaves 50-year legacy

The Rev. Harold McSwain was a dedicated advocate for small-town, rural United Methodist congregations. Read More

Paup, former bishop, executive, dies at 66

The Rev. Edward W. Paup, former bishop and top executive of the denomination's mission agency, died March 21 after battling a brain tumor. Read More

Longtime Bishop Paul A. Duffey dies at 91

United Methodist episcopal leader served Alabama-West Florida, Louisville and Tennessee Annual (regional) conferences. Read More

Former Nebraska Bishop Monk Bryan, 97, dies

Bishop Bryan served the Nebraska Area as bishop for eight years, remembered for his humor and spirituality. Read More

Bishop Edwards, mission leader, dies

Edwards oversaw the North Carolina Conference and led the effort to establish a seminary in Russia. He was 71. Read More

Bishop Ammons, trailblazing leader, dies

Bishop Edsel A. Ammons was among the denomination's first African-American episcopal leaders. Read More

Bishop Mathews, ardent missionary, dies

Friends say bishop combined Wesley's ideal of personal and social holiness. Read More

Bishop Dew, social justice advocate, dies

Church leader championed marginalized throughout ministry. Read More

Bishop Owen, mission leader, dies at 78

Son says dad "was passionate about helping God to build God's Kingdom." Read More

Bishop Eugene M. Frank, social activist, dies at 101

Church leader had passion for social justice, education. Read More