April 4, 2022

2022 Appointments Bishop Tracy S. Malone announces the following 2022 clergy appointments and/or changes of status. Each is effective 7/1/22 unless otherwise noted. Districts: (CN) Canal · (FL) Firelands · (MO) Mid-Ohio · (MV) Mahoning Valley · (NC) North Coast · (OV) Ohio Valley · (SH) Southern Hills · (TR) Three Rivers · (TW) Tuscarawas [...]

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 [...]

Better Together: Five Churches Work as One Team Ministering to Area Youth

By Brett Hetherington* How do you build community amongst a group of churches that appear to have little in common with one another? For two pastors who minister to five churches, the answer to this question has been to start by working with the children. “One of the previous leaders of the kid’s ministry of [...]