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Day Three, July 20, 2012

Consecration of Bishops

{Photo by Matt Brodie, South Carolina Annual Conference}

Five Bishops were consecrated in Stuart Auditorium at 10am. Bishop Lindsey Davis and Bishop Charlene Kammerer presided over the final session of the conference. "God of Grace and God of Glory" and "Here I am, Lord" provided a worshipful tone for the service.

Sponsoring elders presented each Bishop-elect for consecration, followed by a responsive reading and prayer. Scripture readings were from Joshua 1: 1-9, II Timothy 2: 22-3; 17 and John 2: 13-21.

Bishop Al Gwin delivered the sermon entitled, "A Huge Urgency Around a Huge Opportunity." Bishop Ben Chamness led the confession of Christian faith, The Apostle"s Creed. Bishop Davis addressed the Bishop-elects during the examination before the laying of hands, performed by Bishop Kammerer. New stoles and Bibles were given to each new Bishop and all current Bishops joined together to share a special moment and prayer. The five new Bishops were presented and welcomed by the congregation

Bishop Kammerer delivered a prayer and the new Bishops delivered a responsive blessing as part of the sending forth.

Newly consecrated Bishops are:
Bishop Ken Carter (assigned to the Florida Conference)
Bishop Young Jin Cho (assigned to the Virginia Conference)
Bishop Jonathan Holston (assigned to the South Carolina Conference)
Bishop Bill McAlilly (assigned to the Tennessee and Memphis Conferences)
Bishop Debbie Wallace-Padgett (assigned to the North Alabama Conference)

A full recap will be sent next week.

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