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Committee explains actions regarding Bishop Bledsoe

An evaluation of Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe led the South Central Jurisdictional Episcopacy Committee to ask that he retire voluntarily and to promise a vote on involuntary retirement if he didn’t go on his own, the committee chair said in a statement Friday. “The results of our evaluation of Bishop Bledsoe were mixed. While having […]

Bishop Bledsoe reverses course, says he’ll ‘fight like the devil’ to stay in post

PLANO, TEXAS – Bishop Earl Bledsoe announced last Friday that he was retiring voluntarily, but late Tuesday afternoon reversed the decision in dramatic fashion, telling members of the North Texas Conference that he was being pushed out and had decided not to stand for it. “With your help we’re going to fight like the devil […]

Rev. Mike Baughman preaches on ‘dehydration’ of church

Note: The Rev. Baughman preached this sermon June 3, at opening worship of Annual Conference 2012 of the North Texas Conference. Greetings beautiful people of the North Texas Annual Conference. I am so grateful to stand before you this day as we enter into this time of Holy Conferencing. I give thanks to Bishop Bledsoe […]

Bishop Earl Bledsoe reverses retirement decision

Update: Bishop Earl Bledsoe has reversed his decision to voluntarily retire, and has promised to fight to remain an active bishop. Check back here later tonight for a full story. Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe has announced his retirement, effective Aug. 31, as leader of the North Texas Conference. “This is where I believe God is […]