CME BISHOP

  • The eleven bishops provide leadership to over 4,000 CME churches across the US and Africa.
  • Each bishop provides administration and oversight covering an ecclesiastical district comprised of hundreds of churches that span multiple US states or African countries⁠ —depending on the assignment.
  • Bishops are responsible for the growth and sustainment of the denomination through the nurturing, inspiration, and development of pastors and laity across the local, district, and national levels of the church.
  • For more information about the CME Church, please visit thecmechurch.org.

How is a Bishop Elected?

The bishops are the Chief Officers of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. They are elected for life by a majority vote of the General Conference which meets every four years. Bishops shall be retired at that General Conference nearest their seventy-fourth birthday.

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Why Dr. Hames?

  • He is uniquely positioned to make our Methodist heritage stronger because he possesses the leadership gifts and adaptability to make our CME church relevant for today and tomorrow.
  • He loves winning souls for Christ, seeing lives changed because of the grace of God, and leading people to experience the Kingdom here on Earth.
  • His life’s testimony has been witnessing the word, worshiping the Lord, and walking in love.
  • He is persuaded that the progressive vision that God has blessed him with to lead in his own local church can be experienced in a supernatural way on the Episcopal level.

What does it mean to S.T.A.N.D with Dr. Hames?

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"Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." -

1 Corinthians 15:58

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