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2018-19 Ministerial Appointments

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston concluded the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference this week by fixing the ministerial appointments for 2018-19. Click here to read/download the appointments list. (Updated June 19, 2018)  

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Bishop Holston’s response to Faith Leaders’ Statement on Family Separation

June 8, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement in response to the June 7, 2018, Faith Leaders’ Statement on Family Separation: “He called a child, whom he put among them, and said…‘Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. …

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Bishop Holston: The church was built for God’s purpose, not ours

AC 2018 | Sunday, June 3, 2018 GREENVILLE – In a rousing sermon, Bishop L. Jonathan Holston opened the 2018 South Carolina Annual Conference by calling on clergy and lay delegates to remember – against a backdrop of doubt from within and without – why the church was built. “I say to those inside the church …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on Judicial Council decision

May 25, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement following the May 25, 2018, decision from the UMC Judicial Council: The Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church issued on May 25, 2018, its ruling regarding petitions to the special session of …

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Bishop Holston’s statement on UMC Council of Bishops’ Way Forward decision

May 4, 2018 Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, issued this statement following the April 29-May 4, 2018, meeting of the Council of Bishops: Over the past week, the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church met in Chicago and made a decision about what …

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Bishop Holston, cabinet spend a day working Disaster Recovery (and you’re next!)

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and the extended Cabinet worked at four Disaster Recovery Ministries sites throughout the day April 25, 2018, helping South Carolina families who are still recovering in the wake of the 2015 floods and Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Bishop Holston, several district superintendents, and the leaders of various conference ministries worked together in Hopkins …

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Bishop & Mrs. Holston honored with Africa University’s top award

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston and his wife, Felecia Holston, have received Africa University’s highest honor – the Drum Award, presented to staunch supporters of and advocates for the United Methodist-related institution. Bishop and Mrs. Holston have led numerous trips to the school, which is located in Zimbabwe and serves students from 31 African nations, where …

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Bishop Holston appoints new conference benefits officer

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston has appointed the Rev. Christopher M. Lollis as the benefits officer for the South Carolina Annual Conference, effective July 1, 2018. The Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits recommended Rev. Lollis, and the Conference Staff Relations Committee approved. Rev. Lollis, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Darlington, will succeed the …

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Bishop Holston appoints 3 new district superintendents

Bishop L. Jonathan Holston, resident bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, has appointed three new district superintendents – Rev. Terry Fleming, Rev. Cathy Mitchell and Rev. Steve Patterson. Florence District The Rev. Terry Fleming, pastor of New Beginnings United Methodist Church in Boiling Springs, will succeed the Rev. John Hipp as …

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