Tag: General Board of Global Ministries

Chimonyo, Rhodes
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Chimonyo, Rhodes

A Treasure of a Treasurer A key leader in The United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe was Rhodes Chimonyo, a Person in Mission in his own country. Rhodes was a lay person who took over the position of field treasurer from a missionary in 1975. He received the funds from the World Division of the Board...

Johnson, Hugh and Shirliann
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Johnson, Hugh and Shirliann

Peace Award-Winning Missionaries to Algeria Pastor Hugh Johnson and his wife Shirliann (“Fritzi”) received the 2014 World Methodist Peace Award. Hugh and Shirliann dedicated their lives to the United Methodist Church for more than 40 years – 1963 up to 2005 – working in Algeria. The couple operated under a simple slogan: The church must be where...

May, Felton (1935-2017)
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May, Felton (1935-2017)

Advocate of Holy Boldness Bishop Felton E. May often spoke of the need for “holy boldness” — and his admirers said he lived the phrase. He was a forceful preacher and a force away from the pulpit. “You did not have to ask him to enter the fray,” said James H. Salley, associate vice chancellor...

Goodwin, John Charles (1941 – 2017)
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Goodwin, John Charles (1941 – 2017)

Mission Photojournalist John C. Goodwin began taking photographs for publication in 1960 at age 19. In the 1960s and 70s, he actively photographed aspects of the civil-rights and antiwar movements. His first photographs to appear in World Outlook magazine, General Board of Global Ministries, were published in 1968. From 1966 to 1974, John worked as...

Neighborhood Center of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Neighborhood Center of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

A Model Community Center Driving through Harrisburg, the capital city of Pennsylvania, today, one would hardly guess that in 1907 the Woman’s Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church declared the region a “foreign mission field.” They urged the greater church body to recognize and acknowledge the influx of immigrants from eastern Europe and...

Hoover, Theressa
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Hoover, Theressa

First African-American woman mission executive; mentor to many women Theressa Hoover was the first and she made sure she was not the last. The first African-American woman to become a top staff executive for The United Methodist Church was a mentor to many young women, promoted the leadership of laywomen and engineered a secure future...

Jones, Jr., Tracey K.
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Jones, Jr., Tracey K.

Missionary, Executive, Author The Rev. Tracey K. Jones Jr., was among the last Christian missionaries to enter China before the country was closed to outside church personnel in 1950; he would serve as head of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries from 1968 to 1980, and he authored of the most widely used mission...

Catchings, Rose
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Catchings, Rose

Listening to the Voices of Women From 1968 to 1988 Rose Catchings served as the first executive for international ministries with women and children for the General Board of Global Ministries, a position created to oversee United Methodist Women’s international work after The United Methodist Church was formed in 1968. In the World Division’s Oral...