South Central Jurisdiction Elects Jimmy Nunn to Episcopacy

by Rev. Becky David-Hensley

Jimmy NunnOn the 21st ballot, Rev. James (Jimmy) Nunn of the Northwest Texas Conference received 126 votes – enough to make him the second bishop elected from the South Central Jurisdictional Conference being held in Wichita, Kansas this week

After electing its first bishop on the third ballot, the SCJ Conference hit an impasse that lasted the remainder of the opening day and evening. But before the lunch break on day two of the Conference, Rev. Nunn received the number of votes needed to secure the second of three openings the SCJ Conference seeks to fill.

Rev. Nunn received both his Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary. He has served twenty-five years in local churches and twelve years at the district and conference level. He currently serves as the Director of Mission and Administration for the Northwest Texas Conference, where he has led efforts to plant new churches, recruit young and diverse clergy, develop leaders, and has launched new ministries to Hispanic populations.

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