Bishop Hope Morgan Ward and Bishop-elect Leonard Fairley address the NC Conference after the Wednesday evening session of SEJ 2016.
There is no place in Methodism that has seen more episcopal elections than Stuart Auditorium on the campus of Lake Junaluska. By the close of the afternoon session July 13, five new bishops had been elected in the historic building that has been the site of the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference since 1956. Among the five… Continue Reading→
LAKE JUNALUSKA, NC – Leonard Fairley, a native of Laurinburg and a district superintendent in the North Carolina Conference, has been elected a bishop of The United Methodist Church. The election was announced Wednesday afternoon, July 13, during the meeting of the denomination’s Southeastern Jurisdiction at Lake Junaluska. Delegates from nine Southern states began meeting… Continue Reading→
The NCC delegation announced Friday that the nominee for the office of bishop is the Rev. Leonard E. Fairley. Annual Conference members stood to endorse Fairley as nominee for the office of Bishop in the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. Election of bishops takes place during the SE Jurisdictional Conference this summer at Lake Junaluska. In… Continue Reading→
The opening worship All Saints Celebration celebrated the generous examples of giving and service offered by the clergy and the spouses of clergy who have transitioned to be with the great cloud of witnesses. We are reminded of their selfless dedication and service. In his sermon, the Reverend Leonard Fairley, District Superintendent of the Capital… Continue Reading→
With a clergy processional, the 2016 North Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church began with the All Saints Celebration and Memorial Service. Candles covered the altar and set an atmosphere of holiness and reverence. “As you are seated, look to your left and to your right and there you see the saints of… Continue Reading→
During General Conference 2016, we are going to feature delegate stories from our NC Conference delegates, so you can learn more about them and the committees they will be serving. Here are the questions we asked: Tell us about how you came to know Jesus. Tell us about your committee. What do you feel is… Continue Reading→
The Rev. Leonard Fairley, superintendent of the North Carolina Conference Capital District, has been selected by the conference delegation to the General and Southeastern Jurisdictional Conferences as their nominee to be elected a bishop in The United Methodist Church. “Selected by the delegation, following the process approved by the Annual Conference, the delegation is delighted… Continue Reading→