Ground Broken on Two Continents for East Ohio Conference-Funded Residence Hall at Africa University

By Brett Hetherington* “Societies become great when old men and women plant trees under whose shade they know they will never sit.” There was wisdom to be gleaned from this paraphrase of an old Greek proverb shared by Mr. James Salley, associate vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement & president/CEO of AU Tennessee, Inc., during the [...]

Clergy Day Apart Leads to Refreshment and Renewal

By Brett Hetherington* “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” With [...]

Black Pastors’ Fellowship Celebrates Bishop Tracy S. Malone; President-Designate of the Council of Bishops

By Rev. Dawan Buie* On the afternoon of March 24, 2022, the Black Pastors’ Fellowship in East Ohio assembled people to celebrate Bishop Tracy S. Malone having been elected president-designate of the Council of Bishops with the term starting in May 2024. She is the first Black female elected to that position. The genesis of [...]