How many candidates (for Episcopal Honors) have declared from the 2nd Episcopal District : LUSENET : A.M.E. Today Discussion : One Thread

With the highest rate of growth in the connection and the list of outstanding servants under the direction of Bishop Anderson, are there any delcared candidates thus far?

-- Anonymous, August 02, 2002


There are persons throwing their hats into the ring from the Second District. First, there is General Officer Ricky Spain, a product of the Second District. Second, the Rev. Larry S. Hinton from the Virgina Annual Conference has announced his candidacy. More announcements may be forthcoming from the area of Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

-- Anonymous, August 04, 2002

Does Rev. Spain run for bishop and his present general officer position?

BE Blessed Pastor Paris

-- Anonymous, August 05, 2002

Can you tell us where Rev. Hinton is stationed? Also, is there a web link?


-- Anonymous, August 05, 2002

I may be mistaken but I believe that Rev. Hinton pastors one of our churchs in the Virgina Beach Area...I am not sure which. As for General Officer Spain, if not elected as a Bishop, then I believe he will be afforded an opportunity to return the Pulpit (similar to the Rev. Y.B. Bruce who ran as a General Officer and lost).

-- Anonymous, August 06, 2002

Rev. Larry Hinton is the pastor of St. John in Norfolk, Virginia and the Vice president of the Connectional Council. Rev. Ricky Spain is a general officer and an associate minister at Allen in Washington. They are the only candidates from the 2nd at this time.

Of course, Rodger Hall Reed is a part of the 2nd so he many announce. His wife is running for Connectional WMS President.

-- Anonymous, August 10, 2002

I think Rev.Spain has a good chance of becoming a Bishop in our Zion. To comment on the "if he loses"statment. If he loses most likely he will go back to the pulpit or in the case of Rev.Y.B.Bruce he came back and they made him a presiding elder. Thats not to far fetched. Infact I doubt they would put him back into a pulpit considering his status. There will have to be to much shifting in order to place him. so a presiding elder seems more realistic. Also we have to look at how many general officers are running. How many is there? Is it 2 or 3?

-- Anonymous, August 21, 2002

It is rumored that at least 4 are running. Dr. Champion has declared, and apparently Rev. Spain as well. The rumors imply Dr. Hill (Christian Education) and Dr. Dickerson (Research and Scholarship) will also be candidates.

I am working to get confirmation of the latter two.

-- Anonymous, August 23, 2002

this is going to be intresting. 4 general officers. how many people running about 50 for 7 a general officer loses he is considered retired. do they maintain thier status.there are alot good canidates. we have 2 from the sixth a possible 3. Rev.Dr.E.Earl Mccloud. pastor of first ame in atlanta. what are some other leading canidates. sam green,wesly reid,alvin johnson, tom brown. don't forget the over sea's districts. the women Elder tyler and sarah davis.

-- Anonymous, August 26, 2002

Brother McBride has tickled my interest again, so for those interested I am reposting the link to the Candidates' List. This is a dynamic list, and doesn't yet reflect all the people mentioned in this very thread (I haven't made time to update it yet).

If you hear of other candidates, I will be trying to keep up. :-)

As for the number of slots, wouldn't it be seven only if we retain the Ecumenical Slot? There has been talk in the past of doing away with that one. Right now, the scheduled vacancies are in 1, 2, 6, 7, 11, and 13.

-- Anonymous, August 26, 2002

that last spot are knowned for the trouble spot. just incase somethign happens or somebody mess up. or there's a bad situation might not even be that bishop's fault what do you do then. you have that next slot. and then God forbid another bishop dies. you have a fill in already. instead og holding another election. that spot is small but in some ways very much needed.i just can't wait to find out.

-- Anonymous, August 28, 2002

isiah waddy(6) and jimmy thompson(11)john white sr.(11) maybe one more from the (6) at a church called big bethel.

-- Anonymous, August 29, 2002

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