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Bishop L. Bevel Jones

The late Bishop L. Bevel Jones III was bishop in residence at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and former bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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Bishop L. Bevel Jones III was bishop in residence at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and former bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. He passed away in March 2018.

Bishop Jones was a leader in the United Methodist Church as well as in ecumenical circles for over half a century. A trustee emeritus of Emory University, he was Special Assistant for Development there.

He pastored several churches in the Atlanta area, including St. Mark and First United Methodist Decatur, and then served as resident bishop of the Western North Carolina Annual Conference, based in Charlotte, before officially retiring from the ministry.

In recent years he served on several boards including the Alliance for Christian Media (Day1), filling numerous pulpits, and writing articles as well as a memoir, One Step Beyond Caution.


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Bishop L. Bevel Jones, 1926-2018

Bishop L. Bevel Jones (UMC)

An iconic leader of the church and of this organization passed away on Tuesday, March 6. Bishop L. Bevel Jones III was a longtime trustee of the Protestant Hour and the Alliance for Christian Media boards, a relationship that began when he attended the groundbreaking service for the Protestant Radio & Television Center on the Emory campus in the early 1950s. He was a major figure in the United Methodist Church as well as in the Atlanta community, as well as in Western North Carolina where he served as Bishop.

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Faith, Friendship and Fruitfulness (Part 2) - Bishop Bevel Jones on Day1 Sermon Reflections

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Part 2 of 2 Bishop Bevel Jones dicusses: "The Christian life is basically on of relationship. A friendship with God and one another. I want us to think about that covenant."
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Part 1 of 2 Bishop Bevel Jones dicusses: "The Christian life is basically on of relationship. A friendship with God and one another. I want us to think about that covenant."
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Day1 Sermon Reflections - Bishop Bevel Jones - That None Be Left Out (Part 2)

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The Day1 sermon reflection team discusses the words of "That None Be Left Out" by Bishop Bevel Jones.
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Day1 Sermon Reflections - Bishop Bevel Jones - That None Be Left Out

Bishop L. Bevel Jones (UMC)

The Day1 Sermon Reflection Team discusses faithful responses to the marginalized with the help of Bishop Bevel Jones's Day1 sermon, 'That None Be Left Out.'

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October 30, 2005

Heralds of Hope

Bishop L. Bevel Jones (UMC)

Bishop L. Bevel Jones III, bishop in residence at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, provides a stirring review for the 60th anniversary of this program, offering hope for the future.

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June 29, 2003

That None Be Left Out

Bishop L. Bevel Jones (UMC)

Bishop L. Bevel Jones III is bishop in residence at Candler School of Theology at Emory University and former bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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May 25, 2003

Faith, Friendship, and Fruitfulness

Bishop L. Bevel Jones (UMC)

Bishop L. Bevel Jones III is bishop in residence at Candler School of Theology at Emory University and former bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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April 20, 2003

Fear Not--Christ Is Risen

Bishop L. Bevel Jones (UMC)

Bishop L. Bevel Jones III is bishop in residence at Candler School of Theology at Emory University and former bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.