Bishop L. Bevel Jones

Denomination: United Methodist Church (UMC)
Organization: Decatur First United Methodist Church, Decatur, GA

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.

Day1 Weekly Programs by Bishop L. Bevel Jones

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That None Be Left Out

Friday October 24, 2008
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.

Faith, Friendship, and Fruitfulness

Friday October 24, 2008
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.

Fear Not--Christ Is Risen

Friday October 24, 2008
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.

Heralds of Hope

Friday October 24, 2008
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.

Articles by Bishop L. Bevel Jones

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Bishop L. Bevel Jones, 1926-2018

Friday October 24, 2008
An iconic leader of the church and of this organization passed away on March 6. Bishop L. Bevel Jones III was a longtime trustee of the Protestant Hour and the Alliance for Christian Media boards, and 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.

Video by Bishop L. Bevel Jones

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Day1 Sermon Reflections - Bishop Bevel Jones - That None Be Left Out

Friday October 24, 2008
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.'

Day1 Sermon Reflections - Bishop Bevel Jones - That None Be Left Out (Part 2)

Friday October 24, 2008
The Day1 sermon reflection team discusses the words of "That None Be Left Out" by Bishop Bevel Jones.

Faith, Friendship and Fruitfulness - Bishop Bevel Jones on Day1 Sermon Reflections

Friday October 24, 2008
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."

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

Friday October 24, 2008
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."