Sunday, April 20, 2014

College of Bishops Releases General Conference Program

Dear Connectional Members and Friends:

The 37th Quadrennial Session and 38th General Conference of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will be held June 28 through July 4, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center located at 1 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD.  Bishop and Mrs. Marshall Gilmore and the members of the 7th Episcopal District will host the General Conference.

The General Conference Program is available here:  2014 General Conference Program

Additional information about the General Conference including the arrival date for delegates and alternates, general registration and hotel lodging, the Commemorative Souvenir Journal, discounted travel rates on Delta Airlines, airport transportation and the rental of electric mobility scooters is available here: The 2014 CME General Conference

In His Service,

Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick III
Secretary of the College of Bishops

Dr. Jeanette L. Bouknight
Executive Secretary
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
"An Essential Church: Poised for 21st Century Ministry"

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Arrangements for Rev. Kenneth McKindra Services

Greetings In the Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

It is with a blessed assurance that we acknowledge the passing of the Rev. Kenneth McKindra, Sr., retired pastor of Porter Memorial (San Antonio) CME Church in the Eighth Episcopal District.  Rev. McKindra also served in the Fourth, Seventh and Ninth Episcopal Districts.

The Homegoing Celebration for Rev. Kenneth McKindra, Sr. is as follows:

Friday, April 18, 2014
Visitation: 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Memorial Service: 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Porter Memorial CME Church
817 Iowa Street
San Antonio, TX 78202
(210) 534-5136 Ofc.
Rev. Ramon Stripling, Pastor

Saturday, April 19, 2014  
Lying in State: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Funeral Service:   11:00 a.m.
St. Paul United Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Marcus Freeman III, Senior Pastor (
508 N. Center Street
San Antonio, TX 78202
(210) 227-2525 Ofc.
(210)227-7621 Fax

Rev. Ramon Stripling, Officiating
Bishop Henry M. Williamson Sr., Chief Celebrant
Presiding Prelate of the Eighth Episcopal District
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to:
Lewis Funeral Home Inc.
811 S. WW White Road
San Antonio, TX 78220
(210) 227-7281 Ofc.
(210) 532-6464 Fax

Monday, April 21, 2014
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, TX  78209
(210) 820-3891

Hotel Accommodations:
Holiday Inn Riverwalk
217 N. St. Mary’s
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 224-2500 Direct
(877) 863-4780 Toll Free
$119 & up per night plus tax

Transportation from San Antonio International Airport:
Please contact one of the following with your itinerary - Mrs. Brenda Square (210) 288-9135 or Rev. Ramon Stripling (936) 615-9173.

****The family has requested that worship participants and clergy dress in robes with white stoles.

Condolences may be sent to the Porter Memorial CME Church, 817 Iowa Street, San Antonio, TX 78293.

Please keep wife Lady Delores, their two adult sons (Kenneth Jr. and William); host of grandchildren; family members; the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church family and friends in your prayers, during this trying time.

"Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me."  Psalm 23:4

Yours in Christ,

Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr.
Presiding Prelate of the Eighth Episcopal District

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Bread for the World Announces Opening of Position 

Currently Held by Bishop Don DiXon Williams

Bread for the World, Inc., a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad, is actively recruiting an Associate for National African American Church Engagement. The associate will help deepen the engagement with national African American church leaders, denominations, mission societies and para-church networks that are committed to advocate on domestic and international hunger and poverty issues and which can lead their constituencies toward using the powerful advocacy voice to influence Congress and the administration. To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to by April 25, 2014. Please visit for the full listing.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Announcement for Candidates

Notice to Candidates for Bishop and General Officer in the CME Church

All persons offering themselves for the office of Bishop or General Officer at the 2014 General Conference are requested to submit to Bishop James B. Walker the following information by May 15, 2014. Please send both email as well as regular mail.

  • Name as you wish it to appear on the ballot.
  • Your address, telephone number, and email address.
  • Your annual conference (region).

This information should be sent to:

Bishop James B. Walker
3844 W. Slauson Ave., Suite 1
Los Angeles, CA  90043

Monday, April 07, 2014

Apply for the Graham/Webb/Kennedy Scholarship