Cincinnati pastor is nominee for GBOD General Secretary

Dr. Timothy L. Bias
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.  –  Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky of the Denver episcopal area and president of The General Board of Discipleship (GBOD), has notified the board of directors that the Search Committee will present the Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Bias as the nominee for General Secretary of GBOD.

Bias, who is senior pastor of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church in Cincinnati, will be presented for election as the next General Secretary of GBOD at the board’s meeting to be held Oct. 10-12, the bishop said.

Bias has previously served at the GBOD from 1995 to 1999 as the Director of Evangelism Ministries. Bias has served churches in West Virginia, Illinois, and Ohio, and has written extensively about ministry in the UMC.

Bias received his B.A. degree from Marshall University, a Master of Divinity degree from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary.

Current General Secretary Karen Greenwaldt will retire at the end of December.

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