The Rev. Dr. Larry Goodpaster

Denomination: United Methodist Church (UMC)
Organization: Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

The Rev. Dr. Larry Goodpaster is Bishop-in-Residence at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

Larry is a graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, and earned both M.Div. and D.Min. degrees from Candler.

After his ordination he served as a pastor and district superintendent in the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church, and was elected to the episcopacy in 2000 and assigned to the Alabama-West Florida Conference.

After serving there for 8 years, he became bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference in 2008. He retired in 2016 to assume his new position at Candler. 

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Bishop Larry Goodpaster: Unleashing the Power of Prayer

Friday August 26, 2016
Bishop Larry Goodpaster offers three thoughts to take from Jesus' parable in Luke 18 to help us unleash the power of prayer for living faithfully: First, prayer is believing that God will act. Second, we must be persistent in our praying. And third, we must trust that the power of love and compassion, of God’s justice and mercy, will ultimately prevail.