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United Methodist Church bishop elections fill Oklahoma vacancy, stir controversy

July 22,2016 20:20

Newly elected Bishop James “Jimmy†Gregg Nunn of Lubbock, Texas, begins work Sept. 1 in the Oklahoma Area and Oklahoma Indian Missionary Annual Conferences, about 600 United Methodist Church congregations. Courtesy ...and more »



The United Methodist Church has assigned a new bishop of the Oklahoma Area jurisdiction, in which delegates recently voiced its concerns about a controversial episcopacy election.

James “Jimmy” Gregg Nunn of Lubbock, Texas, begins work Sept. 1 in the Oklahoma Area and Oklahoma Indian Missionary Annual Conferences, about 600 congregations. His installation ceremony will be Oct. 23 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 6767 S. Mingo Road.

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