Bishop Jonathan Holston is the episcopal leader of the South Carolina Conference.
He served as a member of the General Council on Finance and Administration, the chair of General Conference Finance and Administrative Legislative Committee, and as a member of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, the Southeastern Jurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy, Hinton Rural Life Center, Appalachian Development Committee, and the Southeastern Jurisdictional Association for Native American Ministries, among other noted roles.
Bishop Holston earned his Master of Divinity in biblical studies from The Interdenominational Theological Center, Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Ga., in 1983. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in religion from the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.
His love for missions has taken him around the world and gained him the recognition as a mission specialist in the North Georgia Conference Council of Ministries. In his work as conference disaster relief coordinator, Holston served on the United Methodist Committee on Relief, on the Catastrophic Disaster Response Team and as the Church World Service disaster consultant in Georgia. He has traveled extensively as a specialist in missions to Uganda, Costa Rica, Haiti, Honduras, Zimbabwe, Kenya, India, China and Hong Kong.
Bishop Holston is married to Felecia Brown. He and Felecia have two grown children: son Karlton and daughter Brittany.
Learn more about Bishop Holston at umcsc.org.