black bishops

Leontine Turpeau Current Kelly was a bishop of the United Methodist Church, making history on this day in 1984. She became the first African-American woman, and just the second woman overall, to be ordained by a major Christian denomination. Leontine Turpeau was born on March 5, 1920 in Washington. D.C. Her father, David Turpeau Sr., […]

NEW YORK (AP) — The American clergyman who preached about the power of love at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has undergone surgery for prostate cancer. An Episcopal Church spokeswoman says the surgery was performed Tuesday on the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry. The 65-year-old Curry announced his cancer diagnosis last week […]

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie made history in 2000 when she was elected by the African Methodist Episcopal church as the first woman to serve as bishop. Bishop McKenzie made history once more five years later after she was named Titular Head of the A.M.E. Church as well. McKenzie was born into a prominent Baltimore family […]

  The Episcopal Church made history for the second consecutive time after it elected Bishop Michael Curry to lead its church in a landslide election that took place last weekend. Bishop Curry will be the first African-American to lead the church, this after outgoing Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori was the first woman to lead. Curry […]