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Disciples 
For All 
Seasons 



of the 

North Carolina 

Annual Conference 

1996 



aNITED METHODIST BCJILDING STAFF DIRECTORY 

AH Offices 1-800-849-4433 or (919) 832-9560 or FAX (919) 834-7989 

BISHOP'S OFFICE 

Marion lA. Edwards (Bishop, Raleigh Area) Ext. 242 

Sandy Smith (Bishop's Secretary) Ext. 242 

Bishop's Office FAX (919) 832-4721 

MINISTERIAL RELATIONS OFFICE 

F. Belton Joyner, Jr. (Administrative Assistant to the Bishop) Ext. 246 

Robbie Banett (Support Staff) Ext. 245 

Lynn Jefferson (Support Staff) Ext. 244 

CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON AWSISTRES OFFICE 

Robert L Baldridge. (Executive Director, CCOM) Ext. 249 

(CCOM Administration & Nominations; Chrbtian Unity; Disaster Preparedness; Health 
& Human Services [Retirement Home Community, Home for Children, Golden Cross]; 
Higher Education & Campus Ministry; Methodist Board of Publication; Worship) 

Linda Hanis (Support Staff, Office Manager) Ext. 247 

Linda Smith (Support Staff, Print Shop Operator) Ext. 238 

Stephen C. Compton (Assoc. Dir., CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT) . . Ext. 268 
(Church Planning & Research; Congregational Development; New Church Develop- 
ment; Clergy & Staff Leader Development; Scouting; $10 Club; CJMM) 

Becl^ Hayes (Support Staff) Ext. 256 

Jimmy F. Cummings (Assoc. Dir., MGLTICGLTGRAL & SOCIAL MINISTRIES) Ext. 255 
(Church & Society; Ethnic Minority Local Church Concerns; Native American Ministries; 
Prison Ministry & Reform; Religion & Race; Spiritual Formation; Status & Role of 
Women; Systemic Poverty) 

LeCIaire Allison (Support StafO Ext. 254 

Bruce E. Stanley (Assoc. Dir., MISSIONS, EVANGELISM, VISION 2000) ... Ext. 259 
(Conference School of Missions; Evangelism & Church Renewal; VISION 2000; 
Missions; Mission to Armenia; Local Church assistance to obtain loans) 

LeeAnne Thomton (Support Staff) Ext. 258 

Carol D. Hayes (Assoc. Dir., EDGCATION AND LAY MINISTRIES) Ext. 257 

(Educational Ministries-Children, Adults, Singles, Family; January Workshops; Laity; 
Lay Speaker Training; Leader Development, Teacher & Officer Training; UMW) 

Beclqr Hayes (Support StafO Ext. 256 

Sue Ellen Nicholson (Assoc. Dir., YOGTH AND CAMPING MINISTRIES) ... Ext. 253 
(ACS; Camping & Outdoor Ministries [Registration, Program Interpretation!; Conference 
Youth Events & Youth Sewice Fund; Youth Ministries) 

Stephanie Suggs (Support Staff) Ext. 252 

Wilbum L(BiIl) Norton^. (Assoc.Dir.,COMMGNICATIONS & STEWARDSHIP) Ext. 263 
(Church Finance Interpretation; Local Church Computer Consultation; Media Center 
Supewision; Production of Monthly Mailout, CONNECTINGS; Secular/nonsecular News 
Relations; Stewardship Resourcing & Consultation) 

LeeAnne Thomton (Support StafO Ext. 258 

Laura Bailey (Support Staff,Media Ctr.Librarian-Off.Hrs.:9am-lpm,M-F) . . Ext. 264 
CONFERENCE TREASURER'S OFRCE 

J. Allen Norris, Jr. (Conference Treasurer-Business Manager) Ext. 229 

Sharon E. Strother (Controller) Ext. 230 

Caroline Buckland (Group Insurance Receipts & Claims Payments; Duke 

Endowment, Equitable Compensation; Golden Cross Disbursements) . . . Ext. 233 

Chris Bredbenner (Accounts Payable; Financial Reports) Ext. 231 

Diana Hunter (Labels; Loans Receivable; Remittances; Table I & II Data) . . . Ext. 232 
Eva Mathers (Apportionments; Financial Reports; General Ledger Accountant) Ext. 235 
Alison Smith (Board of Tmstee Matters; CFA; Moving Expenses; Payroll) . . . Ext. 234 
CONFERENCE SECRETARY'S OFFICE 

James H. Cofle (Conference Secretary) Ext. 223 

Evelyn Lane (Support StafO Ext. 222 

INFORMATION SYSTEAAS COORDINATOR'S OFFICE 

C. Robert Pollock (MIS Director) Ext. 225 

Megan Worringham (Support Staff, Switchboard Operator) Ext. 

UNITED METHODIST FOUNDATION, INC. OFFICE 

Douglas L. Byrd (Executive Director) Ext. 228 

Gina Schwenn (Administrative Assistant) Ext. 227 



JOGRNAL 

of the 

North Carolina Annual Conference 

Raleigh Area 

of 

The United Methodist Church 

Southeastern Jurisdiction 

1996 



Successor to 

The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Protestant Church, 1828 - 1939 

The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1837 - 1844 

The North Carolina Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1845 - 1939 

Blue Ridge - Atlantic Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1879 - 1939 

Eastern District, North Carolina - Virginia Conference, Central Jurisdiction, The 

Methodist Church, 1940 - 1967 

being 

The Twenty-ninth Session of The United Methodist Church and the One Hundred 

Seventy-first Session of the oldest constituent member Conference of United 

Methodism in the North Carolina Conference 

June 10 - 13, 1996 



C. P. Minnick, Jr., Presiding Bishop 

James H. Coile, Conference Secretary 

Edited for the Conference by: James H. Coile 

Composition and Desk Top Publishing by: Evelyn W. Lane, Editorial Assistant 

Printed by: Chamblee Graphics, Raleigh, NC 

PRICE: $10.00 




MARION M. EDWARDS 

Resident Bishop 



Effective September 1, 1996 



VISION: DISaPLES FOR ALL SEASONS 

Our 1996 North Carolina Annual Conference Emphasis 

"I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to judge the living 
and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word, be urgent in 
season and out of season, convince, rebui<e, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in 
teaching." 2 Timothy 4:1-2 

MCNDAT - SUAUiEE 

AFTERNOOM 

VISION: DISCIPLES FOR ALL SEASONS - Disciples of Jesus Christ are called to a 
life of faithfulness in all seasons. 

EVENING 

VISION: SET APART FOR ALL SEASONS - Ordination and consecration differ from 
general ministry in that one is duly called, prepared, examined, ordained, conse- 
crated and authorized to a representative ministry on behalf of the whole people of 
God. This opportunity in one's life is a call to minister to people in a constantly 
changing world. 

lUCSDAT - rALL 

AFTERNOON 

VISION: SERVANTS FOR ALL SEASONS - "Think of us in this way, as servants of 
Christ and stewards of God's Mysteries" (1 Corinthians 4:1). Jesus reminds us 
continually that he came to serve and not to be served. We celebrate and share with 
our episcopal family their years among us as servants. 

WEDNESDAY - ^VINIEC 

MORNING/AFTERNOON 

VISION: STEWARDS FOR ALL SEASONS - Followers of Christ make a covenant to 
give faithfully of time, talents, gifts and service. 

EVENING 

VISION: SINGING FOR ALL SEASONS - In worship we encounter the living God 
through the risen Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. It is through this corporate 
worship that we are empowered to be the faith community in our struggling and 
beautiful world. 

EMDCSDAT - SDDINS 

MORNING 

VISION: SENT FOR ALL SEASONS - Enriched by the gathering, Christ scatters us 
to be his words of hope and promise to all who are in need 




1996 - 1997 Conference Cabinet 

Seated, I. to r. - Jack L. Hunter, Ruth E. Harper, Bishop C. P. Minnick, Jr., Albert 
Shuler, J. Thomas Smith; standing, - Thomas E. Loftis, William M. Presnell, Kermit L. 
Braswell, Samuel Wynn, Rodney G. Hamm, H. Sidney Huggins 111, James C. Lee, and 
Ben C. Rouse 




1996 - 1997 Extended Program Cabinet 

Seated, 1. to r. - Jack L. Hunter, Ruth E. Harper, Bishop C. P. Minnick, Jr., Albert 
Shuler, J. Thomas Smith; standing, - Robert L. Baldridge, J. Allen Morris, Jr., Thomas 
E. Loftis, William M. Presnell, P. Belton Joyner, Jr., Samuel Wynn, Kermit L. Braswell, 
Rodney G. Hamm, H. Sidney Huggins 111, James C. Lee, and Ben C. Rouse 




1996 Elders 

First row, 1. to r., - Ernest Ray Brooks, Patrice Anne Cheasty-Miller, Laura Gunter 
Early, Janet Kennedy Buffaloe, Ebern Earl Allen, Bishop Roy C. Clark, Bishop C. P. 
Minnick, Jr., Bishop Paul A. Duffey, Laurie Hays Coffman, Audrey Cecille Holmes, Mary 
Ellen Phelan Switzer, Kathryn Rives Johnson, Kong Suk Namkung; second row - John 
Exley Upham, Jr., David Burton Smith, Joseph Andrew Motley, James Harold Harry, 
Walter Emmett McLeod, Madison Newton Hankal, Richard Carnell Jackson, David Brent 
Laytham, Robert Lee Carpenter, Jr., Roy Francis Falgout, Jr., and Jeffrey Lee Severt 



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1996 Deacons 

First row, 1. to r., - Pamela Jan Gilliam, Jackie Allen Lovell, William Harold Otis, 
Norman Richard Fitzgerald, Bishop Roy C. Clark, Bishop C. P. Minnick, Jr., Bishop Paul 
A. Duffey, Thomas Ezekiel Joyce, Frankie Max Garton, Harold Harvey Harbin, Jr., Marilyn 
Koeppen Shipman; second row - James Olen Murphy, Jr., Para Rodenhizer Drake, Thom- 
as Willard Newman, Michael Francis Gast, James Keith Stalnaker, Donald Stephen Stutts, 
Marty Egene Duffell, Gregg Allen Presnal, Jonathan David Jeffries, Peter George 
Singletary, Jr., Stephen Roberts Cheyney, and Chong Ho Yang 





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1996 Diaconal Ministers 

Alice Susan Kirkman Kunka, Bishop Roy C. Clark, Bishop C. P. Minnick, Jr., 
Bishop Paul A. Duffey, Kimberly Joan Strong Lamb, and Anna Gail Dixon Workman 




1996 Retirees 

First row, 1. to r. - Eleanor Edge, Charles Hutchinson, Iris Hutchinson, Judy Lister, 
Joe Lister, Dodie Eldredge, Robert Eldredge, Kimsey King, Jean King, Esther Sherman; 
second row - Lloyd Edge, Morris Barber, Leoma Barber, Inez Bundy, Nancy Thomas, 
Wayne Thomas, Carole Leonhard, Helen Lancaster, Maurice Lancaster, Catherine 
Thompson, Laura Davenport, Mary Rattz, Wanda McLaurin, Lillie Parnell, Horace 
McLaurin, Evander Parnell, Bill Sherman; third row - Bob Bundy, Linda Blue, Richard 
Leonhard, John Blue, Carleton McKita, E. M. Thompson, and Bob Rattz. Not pictured: 
Margaret McKita, James & Sara Coile, Clingman & Pat Capps, Conrad & Gaynelle Glass 



Certificate of (^bination 



nUis is to unify tfiat % C. T. !Mimid(^ Jr., one of the Sisfiops of Tfie United 
O^etfiodist Cfmrcfi, at "Metfiodist Codegt in 'Jaytttevide, 9iprth Carolina on June 10, 1996 
did ordain 'Edders as follows: 

"EBem 'EaHAlkn Audrey Cecifk Oiobms 

"Ernest %gy (Broolq 'Ricfiard CameiCjaclqon 

Janet Kennedy 'Buffaloe 'Katfiryn l^ives Johnson 

lipBert Lee Carpenter, Jr. 'David "Brent Laytham 

Tatrice 9bme Cheasty-'MiUer "Walter Emmett "McLeod 

Laurie "Hays Coffman Joseph Andrew Motfey 

Laura Qunter Earhj %png SukjHgml^ung 

"Roy Jrancis Jalgout, Jr. Jeffrey Lee Severt 

Madison 9{eioton fh(anJ^ "David "Burton Smith 

James "Haroid ^arry "Mary Eden "Phetan Sioitzer 

John E7([ey llpham, Jr. 

C. "P. 9v[innicl<^Jr. 
"Bishop, "Kgleigh Area 

Certificate of (^bination 

This is to certify that 1, C. "P. MnniclQ Jr., one of the Bishops of "The United 
9v{ethodist Church, at Methodist Codege in "Jayettevide, Oigrth Carolina on June 10, 1996 
did ordain 'Deacons as fodozvs: 

Stephen "KgSerts Cheyney Thomas "Ej^elqel Joyce 

"Para "Rpdenhizer "DraJ^e Jackie Aden Loved 

Marty Egene Dujfed "Thomas "Widard "hlewman 

"Horman "Richard^ O^itzgeraM "Widiam "Harold Otis 

Tranlqe 'Ma^ garton Qi'^33 Aden Presnal 

Michael Trancis gast Marilyn ^peppen Shipman 

Pamela Jan Qidiam Peter Qeorge Singletary, Jr. 

"Harold Olarvey Harbin, Jr. James %eith Stdbu^r 

Jonathan David Jeffries Donald Stephen Stutts 

Chong Ho "Jang 

C. P. "Minnicf^Jr. 
"Bishop, "Kakigh Area 

Certificate of Consecration 

"This is to certify that 1, C. P. Minnic/Q^ Jr., one of the Bishops of "The United 
Methodist Church, at "Methodist Codege in "fayettevide, "Hgrth Carolina on June 10, 1996 
did consecrate 'Diaamal OAMsters as fodmus: 

Alice Susan "Kirlqnan "Kun^a "KimBer^ Joan Strong Land) 

Anna Qail Di}(gn "WorlQnan 

C. P. Minnic/(^Jr. 
"Bishop, "Raleigh Area 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Section I: Conference Officers and Related Ministries 

A. Certificate of Ordination 8 

B. Conference Officers 13 

C. Conference Cabinet and Council on Ministries Staff 14 

D. Conference Related Ministries 15 

Section II: Conference Organization 

A. 1996 Annual Conference Organization and Personnel 19 

B. Quadrennially Elected Ministries 

1. 1996 - 1997 Conference Council on Ministries, Membership of 20 

2. 1996 - 1997 Program Boards and Agencies 21 

3. 1996 - 1997 Administrative Boards and Agencies 26 

C. Annual and Term Elections 

1996 - 1997 District Officers and Committees 29 

D. Alphabetical Rolls 

1 . Conference Clergy and Diaconal Directory 33 

2. Widows of Deceased Clergy 101 

3. Lay Members - 1996 Annual Conference 105 

Section III: ConfererKre FVoceedings 

A. 1996 Annual Conference Program 121 

B. Rules of Order and Procedure 127 

C. Journal of Proceedings - Daily Minutes 133 

D. Business of the Conference (Disciplinary Questions) 151 

1996 - 1997 Appointment Ust 178 

E. Reports of the Annual Conference 

1. LEQISLMION 

Conference Council on Ministries 

Charter 197 

Program Calendar and Advance Specials 200 

Nominations 205 

Conference Staff Relations, Committee on 209 

Diaconal Ministry, Board of 209 

Disability, Joint Committee on 211 

Ecquitable Compensation, Commission on 213 

Finance and Administration, Conference Council on 216 

Insurance, Committee on 228 

Ministers' Moving Expense, Committee on 231 

Ministries to Women/Crisis Pregnancies/Their Gnborn Children, Task Force on 233 

NC Conference Plan of Inclusiveness 234 

Ordained Ministry, Board of 244 

Nominations for Administrative Review Committee 246 

Conference Relations, Committee on 246 

Continuing Education, Committee on 247 

Identification and Enlistment, Committee on 249 

Ministerial Education Fund 249 

North Carolina Pastors' School & Duke Divinity School Convocation . . 250 

Pastoral Care, Committee on 251 

Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Committee on 252 

Residency in Ordained Ministry, Committee on 253 

Pensions, Board of 253 

Peru Covenant Task Force 271 

2. RESOLUTIONS 272 

3. REPORTS 

Compensation of Clergy in Appointments Beyond the Local Church 274 

Conference Council on Ministnes, Reports of 276 

Archives and History, Commission on 276 

Christian Gnity and Interreligious Concerns, Commission on 277 

Church and Society, Commission on 277 

Congregational Development, Commission on 278 

Disaster Preparedness, Committee on 279 

Education, Commission on 279 

Ethnic Local Church Concerns, Committee on 280 

Evangelism, Commission on 281 

Health and Human Services Ministries, Commission on 281 

Asbury Homes, Inc 282 

Golden Cross 283 

The Methodist Home for Children & Family Services 284 

The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc 285 

Higher Education and Campus Ministry, Commission on 286 

Campus Ministry, State Commission on 287 

Candler School of Theology 288 

The Divinity School of Duke University 289 

Laity, Commission on 290 



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Methodist Board of Publication, Inc 291 

Missions and Outreach, Commission on 291 

Native American Ministry, Committee on 292 

Outdoor and Camping Ministries, Commission on 293 

Prison Ministry and Prison Reform, Committee on 294 

Religion and Race, Commission on 294 

Status and Role of Women, Commission on 296 

Stewardship, Commission on 297 

Worship, Commission on 298 

District Superintendents, Composite Report of 299 

The Duke Endowment 301 

Episcopacy, Committee on 303 

Lay Person of the Year Presentation 304 

Partners in Caring, North Carolina Conference 306 

Past Service Pension Liability, Task Force on 307 

Southeastern Jurisdictional Administrative Council 307 

Statistician, Report of (Tables 1 and 11) 310 

Trustees, Conference Board of 312 

United Methodist Foundation, Inc 312 

United Methodist Men 314 

United Methodist Women 314 

United Methodist Youth 316 

Section IV: Historical Records 

A. Deceased This Year 320 

B. Memoirs 321 

C. Roll of Dead 354 

D. Historical Statement and Sessions of the Annual Conference 355 

Secticxi V: Pastcffal and Diaconal Rolls 

A. Alphabetical Roll and Pastoral Records - Full Connection 359 

B. Alphabetical Roll and Pastoral Records - Associate Members 387 

C. Alphabetical Roll and Records - Diaconal Ministers 389 

D. Chronological Roll and Records - (FC, AM, PM, FL, PL, SL & Diaconal) 391 

Section VI: Statistical Records 

A. Board of Operations and Treasurer's Report 

B. Local Church Statistics 
Index to the Conference Journal 




1996 Lay Person off the Year 

Lay Person of the Year Pat Ford is presented a plaque from Gwen Henderson, 
Conference Lay Leader. Others pictured, 1. to r., are: Ford's Son-in-law, Michael McGhee; 
Daughter, Patricia F. McGhee; Granddaughter, Virginia McGhee; Patrick's Fiancee, 
Shannon Hennessy; Wife, Patricia; and behind Ford, Son, Patrick; and North Raleigh 
GMC Lay Mennber, Roy Phibbs. 



Conference Officers 
and Related Ministries 



SECTION I 



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Officers. Staff & Related Ministries 12 



13 Officers, Staff & Related Ministries 

CONFERENCE OFFICERS 

Marion M. Edwards Resident Bishop 

Post Office Box 10955 Room 203,Tine United Methodist Building 

Raleigh, NC 27603 Telephone: (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 

or FAX (919)832-4721 

F. Belton Joyner, Jr Administrative Assistant to the Bishop 

Post Office Box 10955 Room 213,The United Methodist Building 

Raleigh, NC 27605 Telephone: (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 

or FAX (919)834-7989 

James H. Coile Secretary 

Post Office Box 10955 Room 108,The United Methodist Building 

Raleigh, NC 27605 Telephone: (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 

or FAX (919)834-7989 

Assistant Secretaries: James L. Bryan, 

R.Martin Armstrong ill.Wanda Casteel,Sara Coile,Jerry W.Cribb, 

H.Dennis Draper.Doris T. Fox.Elizabeth H.Hood.Todd S.Krueger,Dennis P.Levin, 

Steven M.Ling.Stephen N. Little 

George D. Speake Statistician 

Post Office Box 376 

Shallotte, NC 28459 

Telephone: (910)754-4840 

J. Allen Norris, Jr Treasurer-Business Manager 

Post Office Box 10955 Room 1 16,The United Methodist Building 

Raleigh, NC 27605 Telephone: (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 

or FAX (919)834-7989 

Sharon Strother Controller 

Robby Lowry Lay Leader 

Route 3, Box 254 

Rowland, NC 28383 

Telephone: (910)521-4629 

Roberta Brown Associate Conference Lay Leader 

Jeanne Rouse President, United Methodist Women 

Post Office Box 1642 
Laurinburg, NC 28353-1642 
Telephone: (910)277-1350 

Samuel C. Hodges, Jr President, United Methodist Men 

1013 Englewood Ave. 

Durham, NC 27701 

Telephone: (919)682-0379 

Will C. Simpson II! President, United Methodist Youth 

1218 Edgewood Ave. 

Burlington, NC 27215 

Telephone: (910)226-0738 



Officers, Staff, & Related Ministries 14 

EXTENDED CONFERENCE CABINET 

Resident Bishop Marion M. Edwards 

Officers 

Dean Albert Shuler 

Secretary Kermit L. Braswell 

Treasurer William M. Presnell 

District Superintendents 

Burlington: Rodney G. Hamm,3118 Truitt Dr.,Burlington 27215 . (910)584-7959 

Durham: Albert Shuler,522 S.Duke St., Durham 27701 (919)682-6439 

or FAX (919)956-9172 
Elizabeth Gfy.William M.Presnell.POBox 1662, Elizabeth City 27906 . (919)335-2415 

or FAX (919)335-5127 
Fauetteville: J.Thomas Smith, 1911 Raeford Rd.,Fayetteville 28305 (910)485-2734 

or FAX (910)483-7987 
Goldsboro: James C. Lee.Box 1516,Goldsboro 27534 (919)734-5324 

or FAX (919)734-2677 
Greenville: H.Sidney Huggins 111,215 Commerce St,Greenville 27858. (919)756-3918 

or FAX (919)756-5991 
New Bern: Samuel Wynn, 1503 Kimberly Rd., New Bern 28562. . (919)637-4600 

Raleigh: Kermit L.Braswell.POBox 10955,Raleigh 27605 (919)834-5100 

or FAX (919)834-7989 
Rockingham: Ben C.Rouse.POBox 1588,Laurinburg 28353 (910)276-6641 

Rocky Mount:Thomas E. Loftis,3621 Sheffield Dr.,Rocky Mount 27803(919)443-5540 

or FAX (919)443-5540 

Sanford: Jack LHunter,151 1 Columbine Rd.,Sanford 27330 .. (919)775-7041 

or FAX (919)774-6558 

Wilmington: Ruth E. Harper,2201 Lynnwood Dr,Wilmington28403 (910)762-0400 

Administrative Assistant to the Bishop & Director of Ministerial Relations: 

F.BeltonJoyner,Jr.,POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 . . . (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 

or FAX (919)834-7989 
Executive Director, Conference Council on AAinistries: 

Robert LBaldridge.POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 . . . (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 

or FAX (919)834-7989 
Conference Treasurer-Business Manager: 

J.Allen Norris,Jr.,POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 .... (919)832/9560 or 1-800-849-4433 

or FAX (919)834-7989 
Home Phone: 919-787-2616 

CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES STAFF 

Robert L. Baldridge Executive Director 

Sue Ellen Nicholson Associate Director for Camping & Youth 

Carol D. Hayes Associate Director for Christian Education & Lay Ministries 

Wilburn L. Norton, Jr Associate Director for Communications & Stewardship 

Stephen C. Compton Associate Director for Congregational Development 

Bruce E. Stanley Associate Director for Evangelism,Missions & Vision 2000 

Jimmy F. Cummings . Associate Director for Multicultural Relations, Social Ministries 

& Spiritual Formation 

Post Office Box 10955 The United Methodist Building 

Raleigh, NC 27605 1307 Glenwood Avenue 

TELEPHONE: (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 

or FAX (919)834-7989 



15 Officers, Staff & Related Ministries 

CONFERENCE RELATED MINISTRIES 

CAAOPS 

Chestnut Ridge: Bill Howington, Mgr/Dir, 4300 Camp Chestnut Ridge Rd., Efland, 
NC 27243, Telephone: (919)304-3900 or FAX (919)563-3559 

Don Lee: John A. Farmer, Mgr/Dir, 315 Camp Don Lee Rd., Arapahoe, MC 28510, 
Telephone: (919)249-1106 or 1-800-535-5475 or FAX (919)249-0497 

Ken- Lake: P O Box 220, Middleburg, NC 27556 (May through October), Telephone: 
(919)438-3487 

Rockfish: Dennis Tawney, Mgr/Dir, Rt. 1, Box 15, Parkton, NC 28371, Telephone: 
(910)425-3529 or FAX (910)425-8665 

COLLEGES 

Duke Gniversrty: Nannerl O. Keohane, President, Duke Gniversity, Durham, NC 
27706, Telephone: (919)684-2424 or FAX (919)684-3050 

Louisburg College: Ronald L. May, President, Louisburg, NC 27549, Telephone: 
(919)496-2521 or FAX (919)496-7141 

Methodist College: M. Elton Hendricks, President, Fayetteville, NC 283 1 1 , Telephone: 
(910)630-7005 or 1-800-488-7110 or FAX (910)630-2123 

North Carolina Wesleyan College: John B. White, President, Rocky Mount, NC 
27804, Telephone: (919)985-5100 or 1-800-488-6292 or F/KX (919)977-3701 

COLLEGE RELATED MINISTRIES 
NC Conference College Chaplains: 

Louisburg College: Sidney E. Stafford, 410 W. Noble St., Louisburg, NC 27549, 
(Study) (919)496-2521, (Home) (919)496-4779 

Methodist CoUege: Carrie W. Parrish, 719 Maxwell St., Stedman, NC 28391, (Study) 
(910)483-3860, (Home) (910)630-7157 

NC Wesleyan CoUege: Kirk B. Oldham, 1309 Drivers Cir., Rocky Mount, NC 27804, 
(Study) (919)985-5181, (Home) (919)446-2900 
United Methodist Campus Ministers in North Carolina: 

A & T State Gniversity: Sadye Joyner Milton, 913 Bluford St., Greensboro, NC 
27401, (Study) (910)273-5691, (Home) (910)951-2158 

Appalachian State Gniversity: Gary Richardson, 416 Howard St., Boone, NC 28607, 
(Study) (704)264-9606, (Home) (704)264-4321 

Duke Gniversity: Oli Jenkins, Duke Chapel, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708- 
0974, (Study) (919)684-6735, (Home) (919)286-1109 

East Carolina Gniversity: Dan Earnhardt, 501 E. Fifth St., P O Box 8245, Greenville, 
NC 27835, (Study) (919)758-2030, (Home) (919)355-2430 

NC Central Gniversity: Sir Walter Mack, Jr., P O Box 19353, Durham, NC 27707, 
(Study) (919)560-6100, (Home) (919)471-9066 

NC State Gniversity: William G. Sharpe IV, 2501 Clark Ave., Raleigh, NC 27607, 
(Study) (919)833-1861, (Home) (919)467-0704 

Pembroke State Gniversity: E. Ray Brooks, P O Box 1707, Pembroke, NC 28372, 
(Study) (910)521-8197, (Home) (910)521-9041 

GNC - Chapel Hill: Manuel Wortman, 214 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC 27516, 
(Study) (919)942-2152, (Home) (919)942-3612 

GNC - Charlotte: Lou Ann Sellers, Office of Religious Affairs, GNC-C, Chariotte, NC 
28223, Telephone: (Study) (704)547-4068, (Home) (704)463-1891 

GNC - Greensboro: Ron Moss, 1207 Walker Ave., Greensboro, NC 27412, (Study) 
(910)334-5119, (Home) (910)275-8397 

GNC -Wilmington: Bob Haywood, 601 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403-3297, 
(Study) (910)799-8497, (Home) (910)395-6345 

Western Carolina Gniversity: George Weekley, P O Box 33, Cullowhee, NC 28723, 
(Study) (704)293-9214, (Home) (704)586-6730 

Winston-Salem Ministry: David Riffe, P O Box 7433, Winston-Salem, NC 27109, 
(Study) (910)759-5019, (Home) (910)784-8713; Salem CoUege: Laura Spangler, 528 
Cherbourg Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27 103 (Home) (9 10)765-6 173; Winston Salem State 
Gniversity: Gail Porter Nelson, 3509 Morris Farm Dr., Greensboro, NC 27409 (Study) 
(910)750-3386, (Home) (910)292-4190; Central Piedmont Community CoUege: Linda H. 
Jones, 5400 Saddlewood La., Chariotte, NC 28227 (Home) (704)545-3597 



Officers, Staff, & Related Ministries 16 

HEALTH AND HCIMAM SERVICES 

The Asbuiy Homes, Inc.: Thomas L. Walden, President, P O Box 18832, Raleigh, 
NC 27619, Telephone: (919)554-1284 

Golden Cross: Richard C. Vaughan, Director, 825 Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514, 
Telephone: (919)967-7546 

Methodist Home for Chfldren: Rufus H. Stark, President, P O Box 12605, Raleigh, 
NC 27605, Telephone: (919)833-2834 or FAX (919)755-1833 

Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc.: Reginald W. Ponder, President/CEO, P O Box 
52549, Durham, NC 27717, Telephone: (919)489-4249 or FAX (919)489-7342 

Cypress Glen Retirement Community: Laurie Stallings, Administrator, 1 00 Hickory 
St., Greenville, NC 27858, Telephone: 1-800-669-2835 or FAX (919)830-0411 

Quail Haven ViUage: Danny Sanford, Administrator, 200 Blake Blvd., Pinehurst, NC 
28374, Telephone: (910)295-2294 or FAX (910)295-2379 

Methodist Retirement Community in Durham/Coble Health Care Center Paul W. 
Alverson, Jr., Administrator, 2616 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27705, Telephone: (919) 
383-2567 or FAX (919)383-1376 

Wesley Pines Retirement Community in Lumberton: Paul G. Bunn, Administrator, 
1000 Wesley Pines Rd., Lumberton, NC 28358, Telephone: (910)738-9691 or FAX (910) 
738-8905 

MISSIONS 

Church & Community Worker (Home Missionaiy): Steve Taylor, Executive Director, 
Robeson Co. Church & Community Center, 210 E. 15th St., Lumberton, NC 28358, 
Telephone: (910)738-5204 

Grace Lovell, Associate Director, Robeson Co. Church & Community Center, 210 
E. 15th St., Lumberton, NC 28358, Telephone: (910)738-5204 

Church & Community Woiker (GBGM Missionaiy): Shirley Townsend Jones, 
Bennettsville-Cheraw Area Cooperative Ministry, P O Box 397, Bennettsville, SC 29512, 
Telephone: (803)479-4895 

Conference Missionaiy Secretaiy: Jesse C. Staton, Jr., 2325 Mebane Oaks Rd., 
Mebane, NC 27302, Telephone: (919)563-3375 

OTHER RELATED MISSIONS 

Peru Covenant Task Force: Mark W. Wethington, Chairperson, 504 W. Chapel Hill 
St., Durham, NC 27701, Telephone: (919)683-3467 

Prison MATCH of NC, Inc.: Patricia Kennedy, Director, c/o NCCIW, 1034 Bragg St., 
Raleigh, NC 27610, Telephone: (919) 828-4767 or FAX to 'Attention MATCH" (919)733- 
8031 

Project AGAPE, Armenia: David L. Marvin, Chairperson, 200 Hillsborough Rd., 
Carrboro, NC 27510, Telephone: (919)942-1223 

Walnut Teirace Cfiild Development Centen Connie E. Watson, Director, 1 1 1 W. Lee 
St., Raleigh, NC 27601, Telephone: (919)832-1597 

STEWARDSHIP SERVICES 

Board of Missions, Inc. (Church Loans): Bruce E. Stanley, Executive Director, P O 
Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605, Telephone: (919)832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 or FAX 
(919)834-7989 

Duke Endowment (Church Grants): W. Joseph Mann, Director, Rural Church 
Division, P O Box 51307, Durham, NC 27717, Telephone: (919)489-3359 or FAX 
(919)489-3350 

The United Methodist Foundation, Inc.: Lloyd M. Whaley, President, P O Box 5 1 099, 
Durham, NC 27717, Telephone: (919)489-8044; Douglas L. Byrd, Executive Director, 
Office of Planned Giving, P O Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605, Telephone: (919) 
832-9560 or 1-800-849-4433 or FAX (919)834-7989 



Conference Organization 



SECTION II 



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19 Conference Organization/Rosters 

1996 CONF=ERENCE ORGANIZATION AND PERSONNEL 
Annual Conference F*rogrann, Committee on 

Area Bishop C. P. Minnick, Jr. 

Conference Secretary James H. Coile 

Conference Lay Leader Gwen Henderson 

Chairperson, Local Committee on Entertainment Michael W. Safley 

Executive Director, Council on Ministies Robert L. Baldridge 

District Superintendent, Host District Jack L. Hunter 

President, ClAAM Samuel C. Hodges, Jr. 

President, GMW Jeanne Rouse 

President, GMYF Will Simpson III 

Ex-Officio 

Conference Treasurer J. Allen Morris, Jr. 

Administrative Assistant to the Bishop F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

Annual Conference Music Coordinator Kevin Kerstetter 

Associate Director for Communications/Stewardship .... Wilburn L. (Bill) Norton, Jr. 

Chairperson, Board of Worship Charies (Chuck) M. Cook 

Lay Leader, Host District Donna Atkins 

Agenda Committee 

Jane H. Johnson, Chairperson; Samuel W. Dixon, Jr. - CCOM Staff; Alan Swartz - 
Resolutions & Reference Committee Chair; Jeanne Rouse - GMW President; Albert Shuler 
- Cabinet Representative 
Courtesies and Introduction, Committee on 
Charles M. (Chuck) Cook, Chairperson; Donna Atkins 
District Conference Records, Committee on 

Susan C. Lindblade, Chairperson; Theodore V. Carter, Sr., Thomas Supplee 
Entertainment, Local Committee on 

Michael W. Safley, Chairperson; M. Elton Hendricks, Conference Host; Jack L. Hunter, 
District Superintendent Host; Carrie Parrish, Don Sawicki, Lynn Clark, RayT. Gooch, and 
Cliff Wells 

Memoirs, Committee on 
The Conference Secretary and the Cabinet 
Minutes, Committee on 

Gayla G. Estes, Chairperson; Eldrick R. Davis, Roderic L. Mullen 
Regiistration of Delegates, Committee on 
Ray T. Gooch, Chairperson; Hazel Collier 
Resolutions and Reference, Committee on 
Alan P. Swartz, Chairperson 
Clerical: Steven A. Hickle, Milford Oxendine, Jr. 
Lay: Robert C. Frazier, Sr., Gwen Henderson, Kathryn Self 

TELLERS 

Chief Clerical Teller George D. Speake 

Chief Lay Teller Anna Gail Workman 

District Clerical Lay 

Burlington Charles Myers Tom Prichard 

Durham Bob Redmond Doris Hodges 

Elizabeth City Alan Gibson Rhonda Morris 

Fayetteville Stacey Graves Sue Thomas 

Goidsboro Mark Kennedy Faye Harreil 

Greenville C. B. Owens Rick Hebert 

New Bern Kendall Guthrie Gary Barker 

Raleigh Maryelien Switzer Bill Moon 

Rockingham James Malloy Patterson Locklear 

Rocky Mount Christopher Aydlett Taylor Oakes 

Sanford Jim Tatum Celia Dickerson 

Wilmington Tal Madison Jim Van Hook 



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QCJADRENNIALLY ELECTED 

1996-1997 CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES, 
MEMBERSHIP OF 

VOTING MEMBERS 

1. Resident Bishop Marion M. Edwards, PO Box 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 

2. Burlington DS Rodney G. Hamm, 3118 Truitt Drive, Burlington NC 27215 

3. Durham DS Albert Shuler, 5 Timber Creek Lane, Durham NC 27712 

4. Elizabeth City DS William M. Presnell, PO Box 1662, Elizabeth City MC 27909 

5. Fayetteville DS J. Thomas Smith, 1911 Raeford Road, Fayetteville NC 28305 

6. Goldsboro DS James C. Lee, PO Box 1516, Goldsboro NC 27533 

7. Greenville DS H. Sidney Muggins ill, 101 Martinsborough Road, Greenville NC 27858 

8. New Bern DS Samuel Wynn, 1503 Kimberly Road, New Bern NC 28562 

9. Raleigh DS Kermit L. Braswell, PO Box 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 

10. Rockingham DS Ben C. Rouse, PO Box 1588, Laurinburg NC 28353 

11. Rocky Mount DS Thomas E. Loftis, 3621 Sheffield Drive, Rocky Mount NC 27803 

12. Sanford DS Jack L Hunter, 1511 Columbine Road, Sanford NC 27330 

13. Wilmington DS Ruth E. Harper, 2201 Lynnwood Drive, Wilmington NC 28403 

14. Conference Secretary James H. Coile, PO Box 70, Carthage NC 28327 

15. Youth Rep Will Simpson III, 1218 Edgewood Ave., Burlington NC 27215 

16. Youth Rep Jimmy Crayton, 688 Blawell Circle, Stedman NC 28391 

17. President GMW Jeanne Rouse, PO Box 1642, Laurinburg NC 28353 

18. GMW Rep Brenda P. Wills, 18 Porchlight Court , Durham NC 27707 

19. Conference Lay Leader Robby Lowry, RR 3 Box 254, Rowland NC 28383-9557 

20. President UMM Sam Hodges, Jr., 1013 Englewood Avenue., Durham NC 27701 

21. UMM Rep Tom Walden, PO Box 18832, Raleigh NC 27619-8832 

22. Young Adult Rep Vickie Pruett, 1 12 Raddiff Circle., Durham NC 27713 

23. Young Adult Rep Kim Lamb, 219 Westridge Drive, Raleigh NC 27609 

24. GCOM Rep Reginald W. Ponder, PO Box 52549, Durham NC 27717 

25. GCOM Rep Samuel Wynn, 3821 Madison Avenue, Fayetteville NC 28304 

26. Chp. Archives & History W. Arthur Warren, Jr., PO Box 628, Vass NC 28394 

27. Chp. Budget Committee Charles M. Smith, PO Box 1423, Wilson NC 27894 

28. Chp. Christian Unity M. Claire Clyburn, 282 N. Asbury Church Road NC 27889 

29. Chp. Church & Society Henry Jarrett, 3405 White Oak Road, Raleigh NC 27609 

30. Chp. Communications George D. Speake, PO Box 376, Shallotte NC 28459 

31. Chp. Conference Staff Relations Jane H.Johnson,856 Knollwood Falls Rd,Mebane NC 27302 

32. Chp. Conf.Congregational Development . David Brow,Tnlee,402 N.Main St.,Fuq-Va NC 27526 

33. Chp. Disaster Preparedness . Jerry Jackson, Box 398, 324 Hubert Blvd., Hubert NC 28539 

34. Chp. Education Elaine Ulliston, PO Box 71 16, Rocky Mount NC 27804 

35. Chp. Ethnic Local Church Concerns... . Luis F. Reinoso, 15 Calvary Church Rd., 27850-9431 

36. Chp. Evangelism Ecwood Lancaster, 3788 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington NC 28403 

37. Chp. Health & Human Services .... Richard Lawton Hanse, PO Box 88, Kipling NC 27543 

38. Chp. Higher Ed/Campus Min. . . Raegan M. May, 100 Westgree Drive, Chapel Hill NC 27516 

39. Chp. Laity Robby Lowry, RR 3 Box 254, Rowland NC 28383-9557 

40. Chp. Missions & Outreach . Hope Morgan Ward, 12837 Norwood Road, Raleigh NC 27613 

41. Chp. Native American Ministries . . Milford Oxendine,Jr.,714 E Witaker Mill Rd,Ral NC 27608 

42. Chp. Outdoor & Camping Min. Jim Van Hook,2230 Charles Paine Dr, Wilmington NC 28412 

43. Chp. Prison Ministry & Prison Reform Pat Ford, 14401 Possum Tr. Road, Raleigh NC 27614 

44. Chp. Religion & Race LaNella Smith 1001 Calumet Street., Durham NC 27704 

45 Chp. Status & Role of Women . . . Annie L Fairley, Post Office Box 185, Maxton NC 28364 

46. Chp. Stewardship Stephen N. Uttle, 102 Lewis Drive, Goldsboro NC 27534 

47. Chp. Worship Charles M. Cook, PO Box 502, Troy NC 27371 

48. Chp. Youth Ministries . . Rick A. Moser, 4150 Mt.Hermon-Rock Cr., Road,Graham NC 27253 

49. Burlington District Lay Rep Anna Gail Workman, 21 14 US 70, Mebane NC 27302 

50. Durham District Lay Rep Gloria McAuley, 2309 Wintergreen Place, Durham NC 27707 

51. Elizabeth City District Lay Rep. . . Beverly Small, 1009 W.Church St,Elizabeth City NC 27909 

52. Fayetteville District Lay Rep David Kunzman, 403 Fairview Drive, Clinton NC 28328 

53. Goldsboro District Lay Rep Robert R. Bandy, 402 Green Drive, Goldsboro NC 27534 

54. Greenville District Lay Rep Betty Speir, PO Box 340, Bethel NC 27812 

55. New Bern District Lay Rep Jill Smith, 550 Asbury Road, Cove City NC 28523 

56 Raleigh District Lay Rep Elizabeth Campbell, 800 Lakestone Drive, Raleigh NC 27609 

57. Rockingham District Lay Rep Aggie Deese, 125 Smith St., Maxton, NC 28364-1312 

58. Rocky Mount District Lay Rep. . Anita Oldham, 1309 Drivers Circle, Rocky Mount NC 27804 



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59. Sanford District Lay Rep Neal Kightiinger, 1602 Briarcliff Drive, Sanford NC 27330 

60. Wilmington District Lay Rep. . Ronald Gooding, 214 NE 38th Street, Long Beach NC 28465 

61. At Large Kong Sul< Nami<ung, PO Box 3337, Pembroke NC 2372 

62. At Large Robby Lowry, RR 3, Box 254, Rowland NC 28383-9557 

63. At Large LaNella Smith 1001 Calumet Street, Durham NC 27704 

64. At Large Earl B. Merrill, 200 W. Cornwall Road, #141, Cary NC 2751 1 

65. At Large Joyce Mitchell, 4774 D Dunrobin Drive, Fayetteville NC 28306 

66. SEJCOM Gordan C. Goodgame, Box 67, Lake Junaluska NC 28745 

NON VOTING MEMBERS 

67. CCOM Exec. Dir Robert L. Baldridge, PO Box 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 

68. CCOM Assoc. Dir.Cong. Development . . . Stephen C. Compton,POBoxl0955,Ral NC 27605 

69. CCOM Assoc.Dir. Camping & Youth Sue Ellen Nicholson,POBoxl0955.Ral NC 27605 

70. CCOM Assoc. Dir.Comm. & Stewardship .... W.L Norton, Jr.,POBoxl0955,Ral NC 27605 

71. CCOM Assoc. Dir.Multicultural Relations . . Jimmy F. Cummings,POBoxl0955,Ral NC 27605 

72. CCOM Assoc. Dir.Missions & Outreach Bruce E. Stanley,POBoxl0955,Ral NC 27605 

73. CCOM Assoc.Dir.Christian Education . . . Carol D. Hayes, POBox 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 

74. Conference Treasurer J. Allen Norris, Jr., POBox 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 

75. Info Systems Coordinator C. Robert Pollock, POBox 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 

76. Pres. CFA Cashar W. Evans Jr., 69 Poteskeet Tr. Kitty Hawk NC 27949-3510 

77. Dir., Rural Ch. Div., Duke Endowment . . . W. Joseph Mann, Box 51307, Durham NC 27717 

78. Exec. Dir., Methodist Foundation Douglas Byrd, PO Box 10955, Raleigh NC 27605 

79. Adm. Asst. to Bishop/Dir. Min. Relations. . . F.Belton Joyner,Jr.,POBoxl0955,Ral NC 27605 

80. GCOM Harold Wright. 601 W. Riverview Ave.nue, Dayton OH 45406 

THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Chp. CCOM Bishop Marion Edwards 

Vice-chp. CCOM Robby Lowry 

Secretary CCOM Gloria McAuley 

Resident Bishop Bishop Marion Edwards 

Exec.Dir. CCOM Robert L. Baldridge 

One DS apptd. by Bishop Kermit L Braswell 

Member GCOM Samuel Wynn 

Conference Lay Leader Robby Lowry 

President GMY Will Simpson III 

President CIMW jeane Rouse 

President GMM Sam Hodges. Jr. 

Chp. Budget Committee Charles M. Smith 

Chp. Conference Staff Relations Committee Jane H. Johnson 

At Large Mbr apptd.by Bishop(COSROW Chp.) Annie L Fairley 

At Large Mbr apptd.by Bishop(ELCC Chp.) Luis F. Reinoso 

PROGRAM BOARDS AND AGENCIES 
ARCHIVES AMD HISTORY. COMyvuSSION ON 

Chairperson: W. Arthur Warren, Jr., POBox 628, Vass 28394 (910)245-7665 

Vice-chairperson: Ralph Hardee Rives.POBox 296,Enfield 27823 

Secretary: JBE 

BG: 1996-Donald Hayman, DG: 1992-Dorothy Phelps Jones, EC: 1996-MiIdred Swain, 
FA: 1994-James Caviness, GO: 1993-0. J. Howell, GR: 1992-Lois Patterson, MB: 1994- 
Martha Garrick, RA: 1996-Vivian Mitchell, RO: 1995-Ruby Locklear, RM: 1996-Ralph 
Hardee Rives, SA: 1991-W. Arthur Warren, Jr., Wl: 1996-David Wade, Ex Officio: 
Conference Historian, C. Franklin Grill, Conference Secretary, James H. Coile, 
Chairperson of MC Historical Society, Denny C. Wise 
BaOGET, CCOM COMMITTEE OM 

Chairperson: Charies M. Smith.POBox 1423,Wilson 27894 (919)237-6121 

Vice-chairperson: XBE 

Secretary: [[ TBE 

1990-F. Owen Fitzgerald, Jr.; 1992-Adolph Blue, Carol Goehring; 1996-Charles M. 
Smith; Ex officio: CCOM Exec.Dir., Robert L. Baldridge 
CAMPOS MINISTRY, NC STATE COMA^ISSION ON 

Chairperson: William Hunter,850 Bevlon Ct., Winston-Salem 27106 . (910)924-8209 
Secretary: TBE 

7 At Large members: 1 989-Margaret Claire Clyburn, 1992-William P. Lowdermilk, 
1996-Eddie M. Locklear, 1996-Ronald Gonia, 1996-Richard T. Wilkerson, 1996-Hugh 



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Cox, 1996-McAthur Jackson, Ex-Officio:Chairperson, Commission on Higher Education 
and Campus Ministry, Executive Director CCOM, Campus Minister: David Oli Jenkins 
CHRISTIAN UNriY AND INTERREUGIOGS CONCERNS, COMMISSION ON 
Chairperson: M.Claire Clyburn,282 N.Church Rd,Wash'gtn27889-9408 (919)946-2224 
Vice-chairperson: Paul Stallsworth.POBox 177,Rose Hill 28458 .... (910)289-2449 
Secretary: David B.Laytham,31 1 Allensville Rd.,Roxboro 27573 .... (910)597-9755 
CCOM Staff Representative: Robert L. Baldridge 

BG:1995-Larry Patrick, DG:1995-Walter McLeod, EC:1996-Raymond C. Warren, 
FA:1992-Eric Lindblade, GO:1990-Paul Stallsworth, GR:1992-Claire Clyburn, NB:1996- 
Allen Bingham, RA: 1 996-Kathryn Rives Johnson, RO: 1 994-Mary Harvin, RM: 1 996-Robert 
W. Simpson, SA:1996-Earl G. Dulaney, WI:1995-Faye B. Rouse, At-Large: 1995-Brent 
Latham, 1995-Lucille Locklear, 1 996-Mary Townes 
CHURCH AND SOCEIY, COAAMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Henry Jarrett,3405 White Oak Rd., Raleigh 27609-7620.. (919)787-3122 
Vice-chairperson: G.Kevin Baker,951 Weston Rd., Durham 27707 . . (919)797-4355 
Secrefariy.RickMoser,4150Mt.Hermon-RockCr.Rd,Graham27253-9107(910)376-3504 
CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

BG: 1 990-Rick A. Moser, DG: 1 995-Virgil Wright, EC: 1 995-G. Kevin Baker, FA: 1 995-Ken 
Hall, GO:1996-Otto Hardt, GR:1994-Poily Taylor, MB: 1996-Martin Armstrong, RA:1992- 
Henry Jarrett, RO:1996-MargaretSingletary, RM:1992-Ken Ripley, SA:1996-Gary Phillips, 
Wl:1996-Barry Drum, At-Large, 1995-Victor Gallipi, 1995-Milford Oxendine, 1995-Bill 
Bingham, 1996-Vickie Pruett, 1996-Joyce Vereen 
COMMUNICATIONS, NCCOM COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: George D.Speake,POBox 376,Shallotte 28459 (910)754-4840 

Vice-chairperson: Jerome Smith.POBox 28,Hallsboro 28442 (910)646-3338 

Secretary: Lib Campbell,800 Lakestone Dr., Raleigh 27609 (919)781-1877 

CCOM Staff Representative: Wiiburn L. Morton, Jr. 

1990-LarryMcGill, 1990-George D. Speake, 1992-Grace Bizzell, 1992-Lib Campbell, 
1992-Timm Hackett, 1996-Anne Morris, 1996-Jerome Smith, 1996-Lynwood Boyette, 
1996-Leonard Doucette, 1996-Buck Norton, Ex-Officio Jane Smith 
CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: David E. Brownlee,402 N.Main St.,Fuquay-Varina 27526.. (919)552-4331 
Vice-chairperson: Powell Osteen,4201CountryClubRd,NewBern28562.. (919)637-4022 

Secretary: Marshall R. Old, 303 N.Main St.,Graham 27253 (910)226-4343 

CCOM Staff Representative: Stephen C. Compton 

BG:1994-James T. Weaver, DG:1994-Johnny H. Branch, EC:1996-Juanita Staples, 
FA:1994-Stacey Z. Graves, GO:1995-Greg Scott, GR:1996-Ray Arnold, NB:1993-Powell 
Osteen, RA:1996-D. R. Bryan, RO:1996-Kong Nam Kung, RM:1996-John M. Check, 
SA:1996-Ed Morrison, Wl:1994-Marshail Tatum, Nine members at-large: 1993-David 
Brownlee, 1993-Gary Pratt, 1993-Herman Collier, 1993-BillCathcart, 1993-MarshallOld, 
1993-Leonard Fairiey, 1993-Njoroge Wainaina, 1995-Camille O. Yorkey Edwards, 1996- 
Brenda Brown, Two Cabinet Members: Kermit L. Braswell, Ruth E. Harper 
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS. COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: Jerry Jackson,Box 398,324 Hubert Blvd.,Hubert28539... (910)353-0441 
Vice-chairperson: Ron Rivenbark,POBox 121, Long Beach 28465 . . . (910)278-9926 

Secretary: Ellen Dorsett,3629 Airport: Rd.,SE,Southport: (910)457-7916 

CCOM Staff Representative: Robert: L. Baldridge 

BG:1995-Larry Glynn Patrick, DG:1996-Stewart: Allen Crank, Sr., EC:1995-James R. 
Huskins, FA:1992-Dennis Sheppard, GO: 1 995-Virgil Huffman, GR:1993-Randall Grey 
Maynard, NB:1993-Jerry Jackson, RA:1993-Bill Budzinski, RO:1996-Adolph Smith, 
RM:1995-Rodney Lane, SA:1995-Joseph Casteel, Wl:1992-Ellen Dorsett, Five (5) 
members at-large: 1992-LindaE. Harris, 1993-MaxwellHadley, 1993-Roger David Paxton, 
1995-Ron Rivenbark, 1995-Doris Brunson 
EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Elaine Lilliston,POBox 7716,Rocky Mt.27804 (919)443-9979 

Vice-chairperson: Douglas B. Currin,POBox 87, Broadway 27505.. . . (919)258-3721 

Secretary: Lauren Riddick,110 Marsh Rd., Washington 27889 (919)946-3524 

CCOM Staff Representative: Carol D. Hayes 

CCOM Staff Youth Representative: Sue Ellen Nicholson 

BG:1995-Rachel Gonia, DG:1994-Janice Nicholson, EC:1996-Toni Wood, FA: 1993- 



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Dennis Sheppard, GO:1992-Charles K. Moseley, GR:1992-Lauren Riddick, NB:1996-J. 
Stanley Brown, RA:1994-J. Conrad Glass, Jr., RO:1996-Effie McGili, RM:1994-Elaine 
Lilliston, SA:1994-Douglas B. Currin, Wl:1996-Lynn T. Wall, Seven (7) members at-large: 
1992-LoisLowry, 1992-Deborah Huff, 1993-Mary Jones, 1993-Dennis Peay, 1994-Anna 
Gail Workman, 1996-Sherry Gibbs, 1 996-Margret Ann Biddle, Rick Moser, CCYM Chair, 
President CEF - Cynthia Powell, President GMYF - Will Simpson 
ETHNIC LOCAL CHURCH CONCERNS, COMAVTTEE ON 

Chairperson: Luis P. Reinoso,15 Calvary Ch.Rd,Littleton27850-9431. (919)586-3762 
Vice-chairperson: Jesse Brunson,1021 Oberlin Rd,Raleigh27605-1198 (919)828-9989 
Secre^aa/; Carolyn C. Woriax,3821 Madison Ave., Fayetteville 28306 . (910)424-0894 
Assistant Secretary: Herbert Lowry,Jr.,Rt.2,Box 247B,Pembroke 28372(910)521-9526 
CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

1992-Luis Felipe Reinoso, 1 992-Gary Smith, 1992-CharleneLovett, 1 996-Jesse Lamm, 
1996-Herbert Lowry, Jr., 1995-Kwang Han, 1996-Vickie Jones Echols, 1995-Annette 
Wright, 1995-RalphA. Brown, 1996-Shane Mario Benjamin, 1995-Leonard Fairley, 1 996- 
Jesse Brunson, 1996-Carolyn Woriax, 1996-Chong Ho Yang, 1996-Murray McKeithan 
EVANGELISM, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Ecwood E.Lancaster,3788 Shipyard Blvd.,Wilm'gtn28403.(91 0)791 -0353 
Vice-chairperson: Eldrick Davis,6201 Milford Rd., Fayetteville 28303 . (910)864-6019 

Secretary: Becky Balentine,9829 Oakley Rd.,Zebulon 27597 (919)832-4301 

CCOM Staff Representative: Bruce E. Stanley 

BU: 1991 -Michael B. Hobbs, Da:1996-Robert Redmond, EC:1993-Clyde A. Denny, 
FA: 1996-Danny Allen, GO:1996-David Benson, GR:1996-M. Eugene Tyson, NB:1995- 
William C. Spencer, RA:1996-Rebecca Balentine, RO:1995-Adolph Smith, RM:1991-R. 
Branson Sheets III, SA:1995-Janet Buffaloe, Wl: 1991 -Ecwood C. Lancaster, Five (5) 
members at-large: 1990-DorisT. Fox, 1992-Eldrick R. Davis, 1993-Sue Chitnis, 1994-Eli 
Tom, 1996-Pat Tanner 
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, COMAAISSION ON 

Chairperson: Richard L. Hanse,POBox 88,Kipling 27543 (919)552-2124 

Vice-chairperson: Brian Gentle,4801 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh 27609 . . (919)787-0544 

Secretary: Kay Moorman,POB 2133, Rockingham 28380 (910)997-5328 

Golden Cross DirectonRichard Vaughan,503TinkerbellRd,Ch.Hill 27514(919)967-7546 
CCOM Staff Representative: Robert L. Baldridge 

BG:1992-Donald Gum, Da:TBE, EC:1996-Bruce Allen, FA:1993-Richard Lawton 
Hanse, GO:1994-David H. Francis, GR:1996-Clyde Cheezen, riB:1996-John Crowe, 
RA:1992-Donna Bowers, RO:1992-J. Quinton Covington, Jr., RM:1995-John Bowman, 
SA:1992-Geraldine Shuskey, Wl:1995-James L. Summey, Six (6) members at-large: 
1996-Brian Gentle, 1996-lris Locklear, 1994-James M. Iseman, 1995-Marilyn Shipman, 
1995-Sue Kiryluk, 1996-Kay Moorman, Ex Officio: Methodist Home for Children 
President, Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. Executive Director, Asbury Homes 
Representative, Golden Cross Director, One (1) United Methodist Chaplain from Duke 
University Medical Center 

HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAMPUS MINISTRY, COMA^SSION ON 
Chairperson: Raegan M. May, 100 Westgreen Dr., Chapel Hill 27516 . (919)969-8820 
Vice-chairperson: Charlene Pierce-Guider,POBox 520,Trenton 28585 (910)919-7891 

Secretary: William M. Wells, Jr.,POBox 445,Laurinburg 28353 (910)276-0035 

CCOM Staff Representative: Robert L. Baldridge 

BU:1994-Raegan M. May, DU:1994-Walter Brown, EC: 1 996-Terry M. Williams, 
FA:1996-Tryon D. Lancaster, GO:1994-Richard L. Ward, GR:1992-Henry Ferrell, 
NB:1995-Charlene Pierce-Guider, RA:1996-Jonathan A. Minnick, RO:1990-William M. 
(Bill) Wells, Jr., RM:1996-Phillis Horton Lewis, SA:1992-Jerry Seaman, Wl:1996-Russell 
Knowles, Ex Officio: Six (6) college presidents: Bennett, Greensboro, High Point, 
Louisburg, Methodist, Wesleyan; Duke Divinity School Dean; Two (2) members of the 
State Commission on Campus Ministry including one campus minister from the bounds 
of the NC Conference 
LATTY, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Robby Lowry,RR3,Box 254,Rowland 28383-9557 (910)895-5308 

Vice-chairperson: Donald Bonner,POBox 718,Rowland 28383 (910)422-3402 

Secretary: Donna Atkins.POBox 659,Broadway 27505 (919)258-6007 

CCOM Staff Representative: Carol D. Hayes 



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1992-Fave Harrell. 1992-Lee Taylor. 1992-Vevely McDougald Malloy. 1992-Kaetta 
Payne. 1994-Daniel Privette. 1996-Joseph Giles. 1996-\Ves Scarlett. 1996-Peggy 
Oxendine. 1996-Lauren Allen. 1996-Bmce Jacobs. 1996-Paulette Easley. 1996-Roberta 
Brown. Ex Officio:Conference Lay Leader, President of GMM. President of CIMW. President 
of GMY - TweK-e (12) District Lav Leaders and Conference Scouting Coordinator 
MISSKDNS AND OOTREACH. COMMISSION ON 

Chai-ve-^c- Hope M. Ward. 12837 ^o:^vood Rd.. Raleigh 27613 . . . (919)846-2212 
Vice-chairper^on:>\\chae\ Leburg. 15201 BarnesBr.Rd.Laumbrg28352 (910)276-4741 
Secretary: Patricia Lykins.175 AMdland Rd. .Southern Pines 28372 . . (910)692-3518 
CCOM Staff Representative: Bruce E. Stanley 

BG:1993-Da\id L Hai\in. DCJ:1996-Patrice Cheasty-Miller. EC:1996-Roderic L. Mullen. 
FA:1996-John H. Tvson. GO:1994-Joseph Kossan. GR:1996-Sam Loy. rSB:1996-David 
Banks. R.-\: 1 996-Helen Uttle. RO:1996-A\ichael Leburg. RA\:1996-JerrY Jay Juren. 
SA:1996-B. Fallon Mel\in. \V1:1996-Michael H. Elliott. Twelve (12) members at-large: 
1 991 -Marshall Locklear. 1991 -Hope Morgan Ward, 1992-JohnWeslev Jones. 1992-John 
Benson. 1992-Pat Lykins. 1993-Jeanne Rouse. 1994-Lee King. 1995-\Villiam A. Ruth. 
1995-PeterSingletar>'. 1996-ShirieyTownsend-Jones. 1996-Douglas Cha\is. 1996-Wade 
Hunt, Ex Officio: Conference Missionary Secretar>'-Jesse C. Staton. Jr.. Director. Rural 
Church Division of Duke Endowment. Director of Robeson County Church and 
CommunitN' Center: Coordinator of UMW Christian Global Concem; Former AAissionary. 
George .^\eaii'.: Hispanic Concerns. Juan Hercilla 
NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES, COMMITTEE ON 

Chai-perso- >li:tord Oxendine.Jr..714 E.Whitaker A\ill Rd..Ral.27608 (919)828-4408 
Vice-chairper3on: L Jane Smith.416 Nomiandy St..Cary 2751 1-3713 (919)467-9957 

Secretary: Mabel Cummings.Rt.3.Box 198B.A\axton 28364 (910)521-4723 

CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

1993-DouglasChavis. 1992- Mabel Cummings. 1995-Gai\'W. Locklear. 1993-A\ilford 
Oxendine. Jr.. 1992-Jane Smith. 1992-\V111iam W. Snotherly. Jr.. 1992-Hamet S. Wright 
NC COUNCIL OF CHURCHES HOUSE OF DELEGATES 

1992-Louise Peterson. 1992-DorisT. Fox. 1992-Melba Denise McCallum. 1994-John 
Rushing, 1994-GaiA\\a\-ne Locklear, 1996-Brian Peri^', 1996-John Gpham, 1996-Rufus 
Stark II, 199D-\\ll!iam Jeffries. 1 99D-Jeny' VVilson, Resident Bishop, Executive Director of 
CCOM, Four members of Comm.ission Christinan GnitN' and Intereligious Concerns: Claire 
Clybum, Chair. Walter .McLeod. Eric Linddblade. Paul Stallsworth 
OUTDOOR AND CAMPING MINISTRIES, COMAAISSION ON 

Chairperson: Jim Van Hook.2230 Charies Paine Dr. .Wilmington 28412(910)791-3779 
Vice-chairperson: Julius Da\is.l828 S.-Mston Ave.. Durham 27707 . . (919)682-3063 
Secretary: Jeff Roberts.435 Salem Church Rd..Hurdle AMlls 27541 . . (910)599-6333 
CCOM Staff Representative: Sue Blen Nicholson 

BG: 1 989-A\ichael Sykes. DG: 1 994-Jeff L. Roberts. EC: 1 995-David Moehring. FA: 1 996- 
Duke Lackey. GO: 1 996-Steve Hall. GR: 1 995-C. B. Owens. MB: 1 995-Lon Miller. RA: 1 994- 
Fred Pippin. RO: 1 996-Carol\Ti Ganigus. RA\:1996-Charies Plowman. SA:1992-Joseph 
(Chip) m\er. V/l:1994-Jim Van Hook, Five (5) members at-large.. 1994-Everi>Tia 
Norwood. 1996-Erin Dawkins. 1994-.Ann Ross. 1994-Julius Davis. 1996-Ricky Hams. Ex 

Officio:One (1) member from each local committee 

PRISON MINISTRY AND PRISON REFORM, COMAVFTEE ON 

Chairperson: Pat Ford. 14401 Possum Track Rd.. Raleigh 27614-8703(919)461-5027 

Vice-chaijperson: R.Bmce Pate.POBox 1 145. Lake Junaluska28745... (704)456-9296 

Secretary: Gayla G. Estes. POBox 207. Bethel 27812 (919)825-8041 

CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

1991-Joseph Padgett 1991-Deanie Bowers. 1991-Amy Henderson. 1991-R. Bnjce 
Pate. 1991 -James Waggoner. 1996-Bmce Jacobs. 1996-CIadiusEason. 1992-C. A. Dillon 
Jr.. 1992-MichaelBell. 1994-Leslie C. Womack. 1996-Neal Smith. 1 996-William .A. Ruth. 
Rve (5) members at-large: 1991-Unda Hams. 1991-Gayla Estes. 1991-Pat Ford. 1996- 
Jesse Bone. 1996-Pedrito A\itchell. Ex-Officio:Robbie Banett Representative of GMW 
MATCH Proaram 
RELIGION AND RACE COMMISSION ON 

Ciauvef^or.: La.^ella Smith. 1001 Calumet St.. Durham 27704 (919)317-7187 

Vice-chaiiperson: Bill Cummings.POBox 341 l.Lumberton 28359 . . . (910)738-7600 
Secretary: Chris A\iller.l229 Green Tee Lane.Rocky Mount 27804 . . (919)977-1438 



25 Conference Organization/Rosters 

CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

BG:1990-Randali Innes, Da:1992-LaNella Smitii, EC:1995-Hope Vickers, FA: 1995- 
Roma Turner, GO:1995-lrene Howell, GR:1995-Jerry M. Schronce, NB:1996-Charles C. 
Smith, RA:1996-Joyce R.Mott, RO:1992-Robert A. Fairiey, RM:1996-Chris Miller, 
SA:1992-Jack W. Page, Jr., Wl:1996-Mary Graham, Seven (7) members at-large: 1989- 
Donnie Jones, 1992-E. Ray Brooks, 1994-Harvey Williams, 1994-Luis Reinoso, 1996- 
Patricia Buie McGhee, 1996-William Cummings, 1996-Maria Smith 
THE STATUS AND ROLE OF WOMEM, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Annie L. Fairley,POBox 185,Maxton 28364 (910)844-5487 

Vice-chairperson: Elizabeth Moore,205 E.Nev/ Bern Rd.,Kinston28504 (919)523-3059 

Secretary: Joe Wilburn,POBox 95, Norman 28367 (910)652-3131 

CCOM Staff Representative: Jimmy F. Cummings 

Ba:1996-David Hov^/ell, DG:TBE, EC:1994-Frances Shannonhouse, FA:1996-Pamela 
Shields, GO: 1 996-Ann Holm, GR: 1 996-Zella Sparks Carpenter, MB: 1 995-Elizabeth Moore, 
RA: 1 992-Steven Hickle, RO: 1 996-Joseph Wilburn, RM: 1 994-Terri Hudson, SA: 1 996-Carol 
Kreischer, WI:1996-JudithB. Drye, Five (5) members at-large, 1992-Brenda Jones, 1992- 
Annie Fairiey, 1996-John L. Locklear, Jr., 1995-Nelda Carroll, 1996-Joy Locklear 
STEWARDSHIP, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Stephen N. Little,200 New Hope Rd.,Goldsboro27534 . (919)778-1124 
Vice-chairperson: Rick Hebert,l 12 Jamestown Rd.,Greenville 27858.. (919)328-6582 

Secretary: James E. Malloy, Box 693, Red Springs 28377 (910)843-2752 

CCOM Staff Representative: Wilburn L. Norton, Jr. 

Ba:1992-J. Albert Trotter, 00:1 991 -Larry Bowden, EC:1996-Charles McKenzie, 
FA:1992-Marjorie Daniels, GO: 1991 -Stephen N. Little, GR:1993-Rick Hebert, NB:1993- 
Edward M. Gunter, RA: 1991 -Howard Harrell. RO:1993-Alvin J. Morris, RM:1994-W. 
Christopher Aydlett, Jr., SA:1992-Julian W. Scott, Wl:1994-Jerry S. Dodson, Five (5) 
members at-large: 1992 James E. Malloy, 1996-Louis Mclver, 1996-Robert: L. Wallace, 
1996-Mike Pasquerello, 1996-Mabel Floyd, Ex Officio: Executive Director of United 
Methodist Foundation, Conference Treasurer (without vote) 
WORSHIP, COMAAISSION ON 
Chairperson: Charies(Chuck)M.Cook,234 N.Russell St.Troy 27371 . . (910)576-1651 

Vice-chairperson: Gayla G. Estes.POBox 207, Bethel 27812 (919)825-8041 

Secretary: Samuel A. Williams, Jr.,609 Trail 2,Buriington 27215 . . . (910)228-1681 
CCOM Staff Representative: Robert L. Baldridge 

BU:1994-Samuel A. Williams, Jr., DG:1990-Gayle C. Felton, EC:1996-W. Stanley 
Smith, FA: 1 994-Haywood A. Smith, GO: 1 994-Steven Michael Ling, GR: 1 990-Gayla Estes, 
NB: 1 992-Penny Dollar Farmer, RA: 1 995-Nancy Banks, RO: 1 995-John Butson, RM: 1 995- 
Roy Falgout, SA:1991-Charies M. Cook, Wl: 1996-Robert; J. Bauman, Five (5) members 
at-large: 1990-Dena Jo McFaHand White, 1996-Louisa Oxendine, 1992-Shiriey 
Harrington, 1995-Bobbi Wethington, 1996-Johnnie L. Wright, Ex-Officio:President 
FGMWMOA (Phyllis Hicks) 
YOGTH MINISTRY, COUNCIL ON 

Chairperson: Rick Moser,4178 Mt.Hermon-Rk.Cr.Rd.,Graham 27253.. (910)376-3504 
President: Will Simpson 111,1218 Edgewood Ave., Burlington 27215 . . (910)226-0738 
Vice-president: Jimmy Crayton,688 Blawell Cir.,Stedman 28391 .... (910)483-3556 
Secretary: Marianne Cart:er,3609 WestridgeCircleDr., Rocky Mt.27803.. (919)443-7723 

Treasurer: Brian LiVecchi, 10841 Bexhill Dr.,Raleigh 27606 (919)362-0773 

Legislative Affairs: Jamie DeMent,105 Beam Cir.,Louisburg 27549 . (919)496-1 157 
CCOM Staff Representative: Sue Ellen Nicholson 

DISTRICT YOGTH COORDINATORS: BG: Tom Pritchard; DG: Eddie Hill: EC: Lisa 
Creech Bledsoe; FA: Rick Hanse; GO: Rick Hill; GR: Marsha Sontag; NB: Jeff Severt:, 
Rodney Oakley; RA: Ramey Kemp; RO: Annette Wright; RM: Hunter Preston; SA: Leonard 
Fairiey; WI: Tamy Munns; AT-LARGE: Reuben Ayres, Shelley Dodson, Rose Griffin, Kristy 
Jennings, Jammi Lowry, Ben Moser, Nekia Shaw; OBSERVERS: Catie Braly, Justin 
Langston, Melanie Ransmeier, Laura Southeriand; JR. HI. REPS: Becky Buck, Jennifer 
Miller, Chris Nichols, John Stubbs; CCYM: BG: Sion Harrington; DG: Amanda McLaurin; 
EC: Alison Sigrist; FA: Sarah Kramer; GO: Meredith Koebley; GR: Rebecca Allen; NB: 
Jennifer Allen; RA: Lara Ezzell; RO: Stephanie Wright; RM: Brad Dunn; SA: Paige Wolfe; 
WI: Heather Williams 



Conference Organization/ Rosters 26 

ADMINISTRATIVE BOARDS AND AGENCIES 
ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE 

To be Elected by the Executive Session upon Nomination by the Bishop (Members may 
not serve on the Cabinet, Board of Ordained Ministry, or Joint Review Committee-.Doris 
T. Fox, H. Gray Southern; Alternates: R. Bmce Pate, Charles K.Morrison 
APPEALS, COMMITTEE ON 

1992-Leonard F. Fairley, 1992-Jeanne Hack, 1996-Jim Ward, 1996-Gwen Henderson, 
1996-Aggie Deese 

BOARD OF INSTTTCmONS, INC., NORTH CAROLINA CONFERENCE 
Term to expire in 1997: 1992-Wilson Hayman, 1992-Kay Huggins, 1 992-Lawrence E. 
Johnson, 1992-William H. Gattis 

Term to expire in 1998: 1993-Peg Witt, 1993-John G. Buie Jr., 1995-Joe Walker, 1995- 
Cathy Rockermann 

Term to expire in 1999: 1992-McDuffie Cummings, 1992-Louis Mclver, 1992 -James H. 
Bailey, 1992-Thomas Stark 

Term to expire in 2000: 1992-Brenda Brown, 1992-Frank Thigpen, 1992-Edward F. Hill 
II, 1992-Charles K. Moseley 

Ex-Officio:F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

CONFERENCE CLERGY LIVING COMMITTEE 

Chairperson: Susan Southern, 1 108 W.Knox St,Durham27701-1527 . (919)682-0800 
Vice-chairperson: William Holliday,POBox 609,Wanchese27981-0609 (919)473-5254 
Secretary.- Clementine Graham,7 17 Walnut St., Laurinburg 28353 . . (910)276-0108 
CLASS OF 2000:Clergyperson(Rural Charge):William Holliday, Layperson (Urban 
Charge):Clementine Graham, Clergyperson:Audrey C. Holmes, Layperson:Lee Wallace, 
Layperson (Rural Charge):Earl Warren, Clergyperson (Urban Charge):rSorma Walters, 
Clergyperson:Donald Warren, Layperson:Susan Southern, Ex-officiowithoutvote: Director 
of Ministerial Relations, Clergy Partners Representative, Commission on Equitable 

Compensation Representative 

CONFERENCE ENTERTAINMENT, COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: TBE 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretary: TBE 

Conference Secretary: James H. Coile 

1989-J. Reese Bailey, 1995-Carrie Parrish, 1996-Thomas M. Hollis, 1996-Pamela 
Shields, 1996-Anita Oldham, 1 996-W . E. Cummings 
CONFERENCE RGLES, COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: TBE 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretary: TBE 

Conference Secretary: James H. Coile 

1992-Kyle Hicks, 1995-Marion Hamilton, 1996-Cecil Harrison, 1996-Gwen C. 
Henderson, 1996-J. Alexander Mautsby III, 1 996- Gloria McKenzie 
CONFERENCE STAFF RELATIONS, COAAMITTEE ON 

Cha/>person.- Jane Johnson,856 KnollwoodFallsRd,Mebane27302 . . (919)563-1603 
Vice-chairperson: Harold Kiser,6346 Dunn Rd.,Roseboro 28382 . . . (910)567-6744 
Secretary: William Gattis,POBox 728,Chapel Hill 27514 (919)929-7191 

Six Members: 1992-Harold Kiser, 1992-Bernice Johnson, 1992-Jane H. Johnson, 
1992-Mabel Cummings, 1992-William Gattis, 1993-Douglas D. Jessee, Two District 
Superintendents: Albert: Shuler, James Lee, Ex Officio: (without vote). Resident Bishop, 
Conference Lay Leader, President of Council on Finance and Administration, Conference 
Council Director, Conference Treasurer, Director of Ministerial Relations, Conference 
Secretary, Executive Director of United Methodist Foundation, Information Systems 

Director 

CONTINGING EDUCATION, COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: Homer E. Morris,208 Sampson St., Clinton 28328 (910)592-2035 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretary: TBE 

Ministerial Relations Director: F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

BU:1992-Samuel Francis Martin 111, DU:1994-Delores Anne Langley, EC:1993-W. 
Kenneth Hall, Sr. , FA: 1 996-Homer Morris. GO: 1 996-John Paschal, GR: 1 996-Roger Cope, 



2.7 Conference Organization/Rosters 

rSB:1995-Sherwood Godwin, RA:1995-Douglas Jesse, RO: 1 994-Audrey C. Holmes, 
RM:1996-C. Arthur Wall, SA:1996-William J. Witt Jr., Wl:1993-Robert E. Bergland, At 
Large: 1996-Vassar Jones, 1994-Bill James Locklear, 1 996-James Malloy 
DISABIUTY, JOINT COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: TBE 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretary: TBE 

Administrative Assistant to the Bishop: F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

2 named by the Board of Pensions, 2 named by the Board of Ordained Ministry, Four 
members at-large: 1991 -Ambrose Conner, 1992-Jimmie Shuler, 1996-Charles Pollock, 
1996-Mary Susan Fulghum 
EPISCOPACY, COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: Cashar W. Evans, Jr.,69 Poteskeet Tr.,Kitty Hawk 27949 (919)261-8282 
Vice-chairperson: William H. Gattis,POBox 728,Chapel Hill 17514 . . (919)929-7191 
Secretary: Glenda D. Snotherly,905 S.Main St., Wake Forest 27587 . (919)556-3653 

Laywomen: 1994-Rebecca Balentine, 1996-Mildred DuPugh, 1996-Augusta Haynes, 
Laymen: 1994-Judson Rouse, 1996-Roy Harris, 1996-BurtonKing, Clergypersons: 1993- 
Susan Clayton Lindblade, 1994-Jesse Brunson, 1996-George Johnson, Appointed by 
Bishop: 1996-Glenda Snotherly, 1994-William H. Gattis, 1994-Edward F. Hill II, Ex-Officio 
Members: Cashar Evans, Kermit L. Braswell, Jurisdictional Committee on the Episcopacy: 
Three (3) members at-large: 1992-Gwen Henderson, 1992-Emily Workman, 1996-Harbert 
Moore 
EPISCOPAL RESIDENCE, COMMITTEE ON 

[3 persons; president, or his/her designate, of the conference Committee on 
Episcopacy from each conference, the president, or his/her designate, or the conference 
Council on Finance and Administration from each annual Conference, and the 
chairperson, or his/her designate, of the conference Board of Trustees from each Annual 
Conference] 

EQCJITABLE COMPENSATION, COMMISSION ON 

Chairperson: Robert E. Bergland, POBox 336,Elizabethtown 28337 . (910)862-3706 
Vice-chairperson: Elizabeth H.Hood,2916 Wicker St.Ext.Sanford 27330(919)776-2012 
Secretary: H.Dennis Draper,Jr.,5014 Wayne Mem.Dr,Goldsboro 27534(919)778-5231 

Treasurer: J. /Mien Morris, Jr., POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 1-800-849-4433 

Administative Assistant to the Bishop: F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 
Duke Endowment Representative: W. Joseph Mann 

(1 person from each district, 4 at large; equal clergy and lay to total 16 members) 

BG:1996-ScottWilkerson, Da:1992-Julia Webb-Bowden, EC: 1 996-Steven N. Formo, 
FA:1992-Earl Warren (membership less than 200), GO:1996-Dennis Draper, GR:1993- 
Paul B. Scott, Jr., NB:1996-Karl Kendrick, RA:1996-Sang Woo Lee, RO:1993-Herbie 
Oxendine, RM:1994-Charles Johnson, SA:1995-Elizabeth H. Hood, WI:1996-Thomas 
Bostic, Four members at-large: [Temporarily extended to five members], 1992-Thomas 
Black, 1993-Wilson Edward Barber, 1993-RobertE. Bergland, 1996-Theodore V. Carter 
Sr. (membership less than 200), 1996-Benjamin McCallum, Jr. 
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, COUNCIL ON 

President: Cashar W. Evans, Jr., 69 Poteskeet Tr.,Kitty Hawk 27949 . (910)261-8282 
Vice-president: R. Carl Frazier, Jr.,2965 Kildaire Farm Rd.,Cary 27511 (919)362-1666 
Secretary: Laura Little,217 King George Rd., Greenville 27858-5615 . (919)756-5704 
Treasurer: J. Allen Morris, Jr. POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 1-800-849-4433 

(18 at large with vote.l GCFA rep.with vote,4 ex officio without vote,totaling 23 
members) 

1989-George Jones, 1990-Mack Parker, 1992-C. Loyd Godley, Jr., 1992-Barton 
Baldwin, 1992-Charles K. Morrison, 1993-Lawrence E. Johnson, 1993-Sylvia Harriss, 
1993-Sandra J. Conner, 1994-Betty Wooten, 1995-Laura Little, 1995-George Hearn, 
1996-G. Lee Caroll Jr., 1996-Debora Bronson, 1996-R. Carl Frazier, 1996-Bruce Taylor, 
1996-Coy Clayton, 1996-Betty Hasty, 1996-William Lowry, Ex-Officio:Member GCFA 
Cashar W. Evans, Jr., Cabinet Representative: Jack L. Hunter 
INSURANCE, COMMITTEE ON 
Chairperson: H.Gray Southern,215 M.Church St., Durham 27701 . . . (919)683-1386 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretary: Richard L.Hanse,POBox 88,Kipling 27543 (919)552-2124 



Conference Organization/Rosters 28 

Ordained Ministry Reps., Richard Greenway, Caswell Shaw, Bill Sherman; Laity Reps., 
Gloria McAuley, TBE ; Disability Comm. Reps., David Malloy, Larry Robinson; Health & 
Human Services Reps., Rick Hanse, TBE ; Pension Reps., Charles Crutchfield, Gray 
Southern; Asst. to Bishop, F. Belton Joyner, Jr.; Group Admin., Caroline Buckland; 
Controller, Sharon Strother; Conf. Treasurer, J. Allen Morris, Jr. 
METHODIST BOARD OF PGBUCATION, INC. 

(9 At Large Members Divided into 4 Year Classes for 5 Year Terms), Nine Elected 
Members: 1992-L. Jane Smith, 1992-DorothyP. Jones, 1994-Jeanne Rouse, 1995-Peggy 
Allen, 1996-Anna Workman, 1996-Dotsy Reynolds, 1996-Thomas Hollis, 1996-Bill 
Poston, 1996-Patrice Cheasty-Miller, Ex-Officio: Conference Committee on Communi- 
cations Chairperson, Conference Communications Staff Representative, Conference 
Council Director, Editor, Cabinet Representative: Sam Wynn 
MINISTERS' MOVING EXPENSE COMMITTEE 
Chairperson: Mary Plummer,2104 Salem Church Rd.,Goldsboro 27530(919)734-5310 

Vice-chairperson: TBE 

Secretary: TBE 

TBE (Equitable Compensation), F. Belton Joyner, Jr. (Ministerial Relations), Allen Norris 
(Conference Treasurer), Cashar Evans (Chair, CFA), Three members at-large: Douglas 
Bullard, Mary Plummer, Arietha Mcdougald 
NOMINATIONS. COMMITTEE ON 

Chairperson: Bishop Marion Edwards,POBox 10955,Ral 27605 . . 1-800-849-4433 
The 12 District Superintendents, CCOM Executive Director, Conference Lay Leader, 
COMM President, CGMW President, CGMY President, Religion & Race Representative, 
COSROW Representative, 12 Persons Mamed by the Bishop 
ORDAINED MINISTRY, BOARD OF 

Chairperson: Roger V. Elliott,228 W.Edenton St.,Raleigh 27603 (919)832-7535 

Vice-chairperson: Peggy O.Witt, 175 Midland Rd,Southern Pines28387 (910)692-3518 
Secretary: Jonathan Strother,207 W.Market St,Hertford27944-l 152 . (910)426-5467 

Division of Elders 
Chairperson: Susan Pate Greenwood,2106 W.Nash St.,Wilson 27896 (919)237-4528 
Vice-chairperson: WiWiam Braswell,1700 Ft.Bragg Rd,Fayetteville28303 (910)484-0181 

Secretary: Wallace H. Kirby,POBox 240,Roxboro 27573-0240 (910)597-2054 

Division of Deacons 

Chairperson: Denise C. Waters,POBox 728,Chapel Hill 27514 (919)929-7191 

Vice-chairperson: Richard Greenway.PGBox 2597,Buriington 27216 . (910)227-6263 

Secretary: Connie Orander,1004 Wilshire Dr.,Cary 2751 1 (919)469-5322 

Order of Elders 

Chairperson: TBE 

Order of Deacons 

Chairperson: TBE 

Administrative Assistant to the Bishop: F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

Ba:1992-Rene' O. Bideaux, DG:1990-Wallace H. Kirby, 1990-Lisa Brown-Cole, 1992- 
Russell E. Richey, 1995-Edith L. Cleaves, EC:1995-Samuel Duncan McMillan III, 1995- 
Jonathan E. Strother, FA:1992-William E. Braswell, 1992-Homer Edward Morris, 
GO: 1 992-Mark H. Kennedy, Jr., GR: 1 993-Milton T. Mann, NB: 1 989-William W. Sherman, 
Jr., 1992-Milton H. Gilbert, 1992-A. Ray Broadwell, RA:1992-F. Owen Fitzgerald, Jr., 
1995-Roger V. Elliott, RO:1990-Paul G. Bunn, 1991-David O. Malloy, 1993-Larry 
Robinson, RM: 1991 -Susan Pate Greenwood, 1994-Caswell E. Shaw, Jr., SA:1994-Peggy 
O. Witt, 1995-Ray T. Gooch, Wl:1989-Jerry Lowry, 1992-Samuel D. McMillan, Jr., Lay 
Members: Mabel Cummings, Sallie Jones, Harriett Wright, L. Merritt Jones, Connie 
Grander, Willie Mae Jones, Burton King, Sue Kirkpatrick, Mark Gouriey, Diaconal 
Members: Tony Argo, Patricia Hicks, Harold Jacobs, Denise Conner Waters, Sue Ellen 
Nicholson, Susan Parker, Cynthia Powell, Richard Williams, Linda Logston, Representative 
from Board of Diaconal Ministry: Richard O. Greenway, Walter W. Gaskins Jr., Cabinet 
Representative: J. Thomas Smith 



29 Conference Organization/Rosters 

Ordained Ministiy Investigation, Committee on 

1996-Jo-Ann Oulton, 1992-Robert Shields, 1993-William A. Boykin, 1992-Eldrick 
Davis, 1996-GaryAllred, 1996-E. Ray Brooks, 1 996-Kimberly Pollock, Alternates: 1993- 
Albert F. Fisher, 1996-Morma Walters, 1996-Paul Leeland, 1996-Carolyn Smith, 1996- 
David Spaulding 

Diaconal AAinistry Investigation, Committee on (Par. 2623.4a) 

Principals:Elaine Lilliston, William J. (Bill) Weisser, Carol Dell Hayes, Reserves:Margaret 
Anne Biddle, Patricia Lykins 
PENSIONS, BOARD OF 

Chairperson: Woodrow W.Wells,Jr.,2000 E.6th St.Greenv'l 27858 . . (919)752-6154 
Vice-chairperson: H.Gray Southern,215 W.Church St., Durham 27701.. (919)683-1386 

Secretary: Carolyn R. Smith,POBox 134,Plymouth 27962 (919)793-2549 

Treasurer: J. Allen Morris, Jr., POBox 10955, Raleigh 27605 1-800-849-4433 

Administrative Assistant to the Bishop: F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 

1989-Susan Lindblade, 1991 -Doris Bluitt, 1992-Joseph Monroe, 1992-H. Gray 
Southern, 1992-Woodrow W. Wells, Jr., 1993-James Arnold Oxendine, 1993-Clara 
Cummings Wade, 1994-Charles Crutchfield, 1994-Charles Wentz, 1994-T. M. Faggart, 
1994-Tommy L. Evans, 1996-Samuel Dixon, 1996-Louise Peterson, 1996-David Ward, 
1996-Delores McLeod, 1 996-Faustina Walker, 1996-Simeon Cummings, 1996-Carolyn 
Smith 

TRUSTEES, CONFERENCE BOARD OF 

President: William C.Simpson,Jr., POBox 2597,Burlington 27216 . . . (910)227-6263 
Vice-president: Patricia Wiles,1808 Longwood Dr.,Raleigh 27612 . . . (919)848-1449 

Secretary: Frank Thigpen,POBox 792,Robbins 27925 (910)948-3962 

Class of 1996: 1 990-Elizabeth Keever, 1995-Gregory Bronson, 1996-William C. Simpson 
Class of 1997: 1995-Patricia Wiles, 1996-Jack Reed, 1996-Frank Thigpen 
Class of 1998: 1992-Charles Carpenter, 1993-Beth Yancey, 1996-Luther Douglas 
Class of 1999: 1990-Charles Mercer, Jr., 1990-Mancy Marks, 1995-Wil Jackson 

ANNCJAL AND TERM ELECTIONS 

DISTRICT OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES 
BURLINGTON DISTRICT 

Lay Leader: Kathryn Self 

Committee on District Superintendency: 

Susan Allred, chairperson, Rex Brooks, Vickie Frye, Roy Harris, Michael Hobbs, 
Jimmy Linnens, Raegan May, Pam Page, Michael Parker, Kathryn Self, Anna Gail 
Workman 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Rodney Hamm; Susan Allred, Jo Ann Barbour, Bill Gattis, Samuel Holton, Alvin 
Home, Randy Innes, Peggy Jenks, Rachel Moser, Marshall Old, Denny Wise 

Board of Church Location and Building: 

Rodney Hamm; 1996-97: Frances Byrd, Marshall Gates, Carson Wiggins; 1997-98: 
Jeff Kerr, Jimmy Weaver; 1998-99: Rick Moser, Earl Loy, Jr., James Davis 

Board of Trustees: 

1996-97: Frank Apple, John Boone, Gerry White; 1997-98: Sarah Broadwell, Nell 
Laton, John Patterson; 1998-99: J. D. Gwynn, Robert Hill, Judy Barnes 

DURHAM DISTRICT 

Lay Leader: Gloria McAuley 

Committee on District Superintendency: 

Albert Shuler, James Bolden, Bess Hunnings, Robinette Husketh, Burton King, Sybil 
Leggett, Charles Morrison, Marion Tillett, Faye Watkins, Mark Wethington, Harriet 
Wright 

Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Albert Shuler, Nancy Best, Lisa Cole, Edith Cleaves, Delores Langley, Robert O'Keef, 
Robert Redmond, Jeff Roberts, Gray Southern, Julia Webb-Bowden, Mark 
Wethington; Lay Observers: Robinette Husketh, Burton King 

Board of Church Location and Building: 

Albert Shuler, Johnny Branch, Mark Lykins, Felix Markham iV, Jeff Roberts, 



Conference Organization/Rosters 30 

chairperson, Roy Swaringen, James Ward 
Board of Trustees: 

1996-97: David Dobbs, Burton King, Shirley Yarn; 1997-98: Joseph Callahan, 

Dorothy Jones, Ken Morris, Gray Southern; 1998-99: Delores Langley, Gerhardt 

Miller, chairperson 
ELIZABETH CITY DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Beverly Small 
Committee on Dbtrict Superintendency: 

Marie Armstrong, Faye Berry, Lisa Bledsoe, Robert Castelloe, Clyde Denny, Cashar 

Evans, chairperson, Marvina Mann, Patrick Morgan, Jr., William Ruth, Beverly Small, 

William Mark Spence 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Bill Presnell, Clyde Denny, Glenn Everett, Charies McKenzie, S. D. McMillan ill, 

Roderic Mullen, William Ruth, Carolyn Smith, Jonathan Strother; Lay Observer: 

Margaret Saunders 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

Bill Presnell; Clergy: Alan Gibson, Haywood Gillikin, S. D. McMillan III; Lay: Marcus 

Felton, J. Stanley Peel, Margaret Saunders, Herscal Williams 
Board of Trustees: 

1996-97: Jerry Downum, S. D. McMillan ill, Emily White; 1997-98: Cashar Evans. 

Braxton Gillam III, Beverly Small; 1998-99: William Morgan, Stanley Peel, Chester 

Saunders, chairperson 
FAYETTEVILLE DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Randy Harrison 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

1996-97: John Smith, Bruce Taylor, Ben Warrick; 1997-98: Loyd Godley, Stacy 

Graves, Bill Johnson, Ray Wittman; 1998-1999: Bonnie Jones, Margaret Swanson; 

Ex-Officio: Jimmy Crayton, Randy Harrison 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

1996-97: Stacey Graves, Helen McDonald, Robert Poulk; 1997-98: Danny Allen, 

Duke Lackey, Susan Lindblade; 1 998-99: ChariieAstrike, Willie Mae Jones, Haywood 

Smith; Members of Conference Board of Ordained Ministry: William Braswell, 

chairperson, Raymond Wittman 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

1996-97:George Jones, chairperson, Harold Chrismon, Lewis Tutor; 1997-98: Tom 

Hoogeriand, Greg Lawrence, Louis Merritt, Mina Townsend; 1998-99: Bob Hoover, 

George Williford 
Board of Trustees: 

1996-97: Von Autry, Jr., Joseph Walker, Jr., chairperson, Sherrill Williams; 1997-98: 

Dot Brower, Jennie Lou Exum; Eddie McDonald; 1998-99: Vance Neal, Lewis 

Gpchurch, Delman Williamson 
GOLDSBORO DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Ken Keesee 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Ray Broadwell, Cari Guriey, Danny Hood, Jerry Keen, chairperson, Mark Kennedy, 

Myrtle Ann Lumpkin, Marjorie Overman, John Paschal, John Roberts, Alma 

Strickland 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

James C. Lee; Wayne Hicks, Mark Kennedy, Jr., chairperson, Charies Moseley, 

Joyce Odom, John Paschal, Paul Stallsworth, Joseph Yow; Lay Observers: Paul 

Bennett, Faye Harrell 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

James C. Lee; Clergy: Charies Eakin, Jean Hood, Virgil Huffman, Wallace Lewis, T 

R. Miller; Lay: Bob Cousins, Bill Franklin, Preston Smith, PeaH West, William 

Winslow 
Board of Trustees: 

James C. Lee; 1996-97: Lillian Bridgers, Hallett Mayo, Cecil Odom; 1997-98: R. A. 

Oliver, John McNeil, Mrs. E. Henry Townsend; 1998-99: Margaret Boyd, Bobby Rex 

Kornegay, Rex Markham; H. Jack Edwards, District Treasurer 



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GREEIMVILLJE DISTRICT 

Lay Leader: Barbara Matthews 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Two Laywomen: Frances Daniels, Lala Williamson; Two Laymen: William Rasberry, 

Leroy Whitfield; Two Clergy: Gayla Estes, Milton Mann, chairperson; Two Young 

Adults: Norman Bryant, Charles Jenkins; Two Persons Selected by DS: Jack 

Benfield, John Hood, Jr. 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Sid Huggins ill; Jack Benfield, Gayla Estes, Milton Mann, Eugene Tyson, Woodrow 

Wells 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

Sid Huggins 111; Thomas Holtsclaw, Milton Mann, Randy Maynard, Charles Owens; 

Lay: William Blount, Mitchell Jones, Leroy Whitfield 
Board of Tmstees: 

Sid Huggins 111; 1996-97: Robert Leggett, Laura Little, David Speir; 1997-98: 

Mitchell Jones, O. P. Miller, Jr., John Morgan; 1998-99: Richard Cannon, S. P. 

Hunt, Millie Matthis 
NEW BERN DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Carol M. Hood 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Clergy: William A. Boykin, Penny Dollar Farmer, E. Powell Osteen, Jr.; Laity: G. Lee 

Carroll, chairperson. Ken Lymaster, Jill W. Smith, Joe Rhem Taylor, David Yeomans; 

At Large: Grier Garrick, David Barley 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Samuel Wynn; Clergy: William A. Boykin, Leonard F. Doucette, Milton H. Gilbert, 

chairperson, Carol W. Goehring, Charlene Pierce Guider, W.W. Sherman, Jr.; Lay: 

Pat Daugherty, Carl Kendrick, Noel Proudfoot, Si B. Seymour 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

Samuel Wynn; 1996-97: E. Powell Osteen, Jr., Robert H. Stephens; 1997-98: Jan 

Durner, David Goehring; 1998-99: Kathy Clark Dickens, Joseph C. Parker, Georgia 

Wertman 
Board of Tmstees: 

Rudy Ashton, Gary Barker, Doug Gilchrist, Ed Guirkins, Alice May Koons, Sue Mack 

Ridgeway, Bevin Wall, Anne Waller 
RALEIGH DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Sillar G. Smith 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Lay Leader: Sillar G. Smith; Two Laywomen: Doris Davis, Alice Snow; Two Laymen: 

Walter Newman, Sam Strickland; Two Clergy: Douglas Jessee, Barbara Price; Two 

At-large: Robert Pulley, Holly Walden; Appointed by DS: Bill Sharpe, Everlyna 

Norwood 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Kermit Braswell; Clergy: Jesse Brunson, Roger Elliott, Carl Frazier, Jr., Glenda 

Johnson, James Sutton, Karen Whitaker; Laity: Rosa Fleming, Henry Jarrett, Jeffrey 

C. Jennings 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

Kermit Braswell; 1996-97: Betty Bagwell, Bob Thrower, Karen Whitaker; 1997-98: 

Steve Compton, Gary Pratt, Becky Roberts; 1998-99: Joyce Mott, Jerry Owen, Pat 

Wiles 
Board of Tmstees: 

1996-97: Melanie Crockett, James Edwards, Jim Wilson; 1997-98: Emily Gardner, 

George Hearn, Roy Hutchins; 1998-99: Martha Driver, Charles Haynes, Richard 

Stone 
ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Donald Bonner 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Lay Leader: Donald Bonner; Two Laywomen: Clementine Graham, Cattle Mae Hunt; 

Two Laymen: Steve Henry, Charles Wentz; Two Clergy: David Malloy, Dena White; 

Two At-Large: Olivia Dowdy, Jessie Spell 



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Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

William Cummings, Wilbur Jackson, BillJames Locklear, David Malloy, chairperson, 

Charles Pollock, Larry Robinson, Ben Rouse, Dena White; Lay Observers: J. W. 

Hammond, Mary Harvin 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

1996-97: Robert Fairley, Jesse Lamm, J. R. McVicker, Jr.; 1997-98: J. Nelson 

Gibson, Jr., Gurney Hunt, Wayne Stogner; 1998-99: Michael Eaves, Charles Pollock, 

chairperson 
Board of Trustees: 

1996-97: Marjorie Blue, Meal D. Hicks, Jr., chairperson, James Stewart; 1997-98: 

Henry McLeod, Mildred Mercer, Cabell Regan; 1998-99: Aggie Deese, James Kelly, 

Harbert Moore 
ROCKY MOGNT DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Fred M. Hight III 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Frank Eagles, Relfe Edwards, Robert Frazier, Donald Glisson, Fred Hight, Elaine 

Lilliston, Taylor Oakes, Charles Smith, Robert Wallace, Langill Watson 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Thomas Loftis; Sam Dixon, John Harwood, Jerry Juren, James Reavis, Caswell 

Shaw, Arthur Wall, Robert Wallace; Lay Obser/er: Phil Beaman 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

Thomas Loftis; Clergy: Curtis Campbell, Gene Cobb, Robert Smith; Lay: C.C. Davis, 

Tom Morris, Dan Vaughn 
Board of Trustees: 

1996-97: Ruby Braswell, Rosie Smoot; 1997-98: Reese Bailey, Ed Davenport; 1998- 

99: Charles Flowers, Charles Ward 
SAMFORD DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: Donna Atkins 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Donna Atkins, Mary Ellen Bender, Louise Davis, chairperson, Stella Farrow, Glenda 

Glendenin, Ruth Lucier, Roland Home, Travis Owen, Julian Scott, Mary Von Canon 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Jack Hunter; Terry Bryant, Charles M. Cook, Ray Gooch, Paul Leeland, Benjamin 

Melvin, Travis Owen, Peggy Witt 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

Jack L. Hunter; Clergy: Lovell Aills, William Mitchell, Arthur Warren, William Witt; 

Lay: Donna Atkins, John D. Dixon, 

J. R. Holt, Robert Pulver 
Board of Trustees: 

Brenda Brown, Doug Byrd, Earle Connelly, Ed Davis, chairperson, Glenda 

Glendenin, Larry Opchurch 
WILMINGTON DISTRICT 
Lay Leader: David Dorsett 
Committee on District Superintendency: 

Robert Bergland, Jane Bye, David Dorsett, Ron Gooding, Mickey King, Teresa Lee, 

chairperson, Gerald Massey, Jeanne Ray, Timothy Russell, Marjorie Stuckey 
Committee on Ordained Ministry: 

Ruth Harper; Fred Davis, Michael Elliott, Ecwood Lancaster, Tal Madison, P. D. 

Midgett ill, Timothy Russell, David Wade, Lynn T. Wall; Lay Observers: Ron 

Gooding, Linda Taylor 
Board of Church Location and Building: 

Ruth Harper; Clergy: Robert J. Bauman, Margaret B. Hockett, Gerald Massey, L. M. 

Peele, Jr.; Lay: Frank Ballard, Jean Bullock, Arvel Heafner, Joe Johnson, Larry 

Sneeden 
Board of Trustees: 

1996-97: Larry Crane, Matt Saunders, Betty Wooten; 1997-98: Frank 1. Ballard, Sr., 

Doug Boone, Linda Nunalee; 1998-99: Paul Campbell, Nancy Marks, Richard Zigler 



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THE 1996 - 1997 ALPHABETICAL CONFERENCE DIRECTORY 
*lndicates Preferred Mailing Address 

Edwards, Marion M. [Marion] (Linda) 
Bisliop, Raieigii Area 

*P O Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 832-9560 

3116 Eton Rd., Raleigh, NC 27608 (H) (919) 782-0520 

Minnick, Carlton P., Jr., [C. P.] (Mary Ann) 

Retired Bishop 

*5101 Coronado Dr., Raleigh, NC 27609 (H) (919) 787-4066 

Aaron, Jr., Charles L. [Chuck] (Sandra) 

(RO) 426.1 - Pastor, Staples-Kingsburg, SW Texas Conf FC 

*P O Box 127. Staples. TX 78670 (O) (512) 357-6352 

Adams, Anthony [Tony] (Ellen) 

(Wl) Wesleyan Chapel - Associate - 12321 PL 

2710 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28403 (O) (910) 251-9622 

*518 Camwav Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403-3416 (H) (910) 392-6924 

Adams, Dennis Marion [Dennis] (Lee) 

(GR) St. James - Associate - 06131 FC 

*2000 E 6th St, Greenville, NC 27858 (O) (919) 752-6154 

102 Dellwood Dr. Greenville, NC 27858-5405 (H) (919) 355-7480 

Aills, Lovell R. [Lovell] (Barbara) 

(SA) Carthage - 11091 FC 

(O) (910) 947-2705 

*P Box 70. Carthage. NC 28327 (H) (910) 947-2472 

Aitken, P. Wesley [Wesley] (Ruth) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*2909 Harriman Dr, Durham. NC 27705-5423 (H) (919) 489-5491 

Alexander, Frank L. [Frank] (Millie) 

(EC) Hebron - 3022 RM 

*P0 Box 95. Columbia. NC 27925-0095 (H) (919) 796-1506 

Alexander, Gayle T. [Gayle] (Kathryn) 

(BU) Retired Minister RM 

*1018 Edith St. Burlington, NC 27215-3479 (H) (910) 226-6390 

Alexander, Jr., J. C. [J. C] (Sue) 

(BU) ABLC - Prof.& Assoc.Dean, Western Carolina University FC 

201 Stillwell, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (O) (704) 227-7646 

*RR 3 Box 199. Sylva. NC 28779-9518 (H) (704) 586-5220 

Allen, Danny G. [Danny] (June) 

(FA) Grace - 04041 FC 

*800 Smith St, Clinton, NC 28328 (O) (910) 592-3497 

301 Fairfax St. Clinton, NC 28328-2114 (H) (910) 592-4195 

Allen, Ebern Earl [Ebern] (Kay) 

(BU) Phillips Chapel - 01381 FC 

2557 Brucewood Rd, Graham, NC 27253 (O) (910) 578-5180 

*2557 Brucev\/ood Rd. Graham. NC 27253-9004 (H) (910) 578-2143 

Allen, Frank Bruce [Bruce] (Susan) 

(EC) Pilmoor Memorial - 03301 FC 

(O) (919) 232-2136 

*P0 Box 65. Currituck. NC 27929-0065 (H) (919) 232-3391 

Allen, Jr., Gordon E. [Gordon] (Alice P.) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*1843 Lynne Ave. Henderson. NC 27536-2921 (H) (919) 492-2697 



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Allen, Jeanne B. [Jeanne] (Jack) Email: jna83845@acpub.duke.edu 

(DU) Stem-Bullocks - 02530 SL 

*P.O. Box 10, Stem, NC 27581-0010 (H) (919) 528-1080 

Allen, Willie F. [Willie] (Alice Faye) 

(Wl) Pleasant Grove - 12201 PL 

RR 2 Box 990, Bladenboro, NC 28320 

*RR 1 Box 105B. Elizabethtown. NC 28337-8903 (H) (910) 866-4453 

Allred, Gary E. [Gary] (Lou Ann) 

(RA) Sunrise - 08641 FC 

*P O Box 295, Holly Springs, NC 27540-0295 (O) (919) 557-6486 

1704 Balfour Downs Cir., Fuquav-Varina. NC 27526 (H) (919) 557-6486 

Allred, Susan Lutz [Susan] (Herb) 

(BU) Aldersgate - 01121 FC 

*632 Laurel Hill Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (O) (919) 968-6231 

1306 Leclair St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3033 (H) (919) 942-5177 

Altman, Jr., William Howard [Bill] 

(EC) North Gates - 03260 FL 

*P O Box 38, Gates, NC 27937 (H) (919) 357-1620 

Anderson, Austin [Austin] (Margaret) 

(RM) Hollister - 10121 IS 

*62 Golf Course Rd, Littleton, NC 27850-9419 (H) (919) 586-3472 

Andrews, Chester J. [Chester] 

(BU) Retired Minister RM 

*2616 Erwin Rd Unit 174, Durham, NC 27705-3821 (H) (919) 309-9132 

Andrews, Jr., John C. [John] (Nancy) 

(GO) Magnolia - 05270 FC 

*P O Box 307, Magnolia, NC 28453 (H) (910) 289-2736 

Archer, Patricia H. [Irish] (Noah) 

(Wl) Diaconal Minister DM 

*1403 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28401 (O) (910) 762-3316 

982 St. Andrews Dr., #201, Wilmington, NC 28412 (H) (910) 452-1654 

Argo, D. Anthony [Tony] (Karen) 

(FA) Diaconal Minister DM 

*1700 Fort Bragg Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303 (O) (910) 484-0181 

610 Greenland Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28305-4528 (H) (910) 485-7419 

Armistead, Roger Addison [Roger] (Diane) 

(Wl) Shallotte Circuit - 12250 FL 

*P0 Box 2557, Shallotte, NC 28459-2557 (H) (910) 754-6439 

Armstrong, Edward P. [Ed] (Sara) 

(NB) Retired Minister RM 

*2418 Turtle Bay Rd, New Bern, NC 28562-7313 (H) (919) 633-3465 

Armstrong III, R. Martin [Martin] (Eleanor) Email: x4x5p6kn@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Dover-Clarks - 07110 FC 

PO Box 188, Dover, NC 28526 (O) (919) 523-9938 

*P0 Box 188, Dover, NC 28526-0188 (H) (919) 523-9938 

Arthurs, Jeffrey D. [Jeff] (Kayne) 

(RA) Flat Rock - 08131 PM 

(O) (919) 492-0976 

*3280 Sattenvhite Point Rd., Henderson. NC 27536-9783 . . . (H) (919) 438-3360 

Auman, James A. [Jim] 

(BU) Retired Minister RM 

(O) (910) 697-0444 

*2400 Freeman Mill Rd, Greensboro, NC 27406-3912 (H) (910) 273-3981 

Aycock, John D. [John] (Fran) 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 157, Rowland, NC 28383-0157 (H) (910)422-3156 



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Aydlett, Jr., W. Christopher [Chris] (Angle) Email: aydlettc@3rddoor.com 

(RM) Hawkins-Tabor - 10110 FC 

*RR 2 Box 320. Littleton, NC 27850-9669 (H) (919) 586-3993 

Bailey, James E. [Jim] (Caren C.) 

(RA) Norlina - 08281 FC 

PO Box 356, Norlina, NC 27563 (O) (919) 456-2606 

*P0 Box 356, Norlina, NC 27563 (H) (919) 456-3150 

Bailey, James H. [Jim] (Helen) 

(RA) Highland - 08381 FC 

*1901 Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607 (O) (919) 787-4240 

3021 Svlvania Dr. Raleigh. NC 27607-3029 (H) (919) 787-4810 

Baird, Jr., L. William [Bill] (Brenda) 

(BU) Saint Lukes -01411 OD 

*752 Greenwood Dr, Burlington, NC 27217 (O) (910) 584-0648 

1114 Greenwood Dr. Burlington, NC 27217-8004 (H) (910) 584-7390 

Baker, Gerald Kevin [Kevin] (Denise) Email: kbaker@interpath.com 

(EC) Creswell - 03070 PM 

*951 Weston Rd.. Creswell. NC 27928 (H) (919) 797-4355 

Baker, M. Randall [Randall] (Freda) 

(GR) Retired Minister RM 

*1300 Airlee Ave, Kinston. NC 28501-2042 (H) (919) 527-4814 

Baldridge, Robert L. [Bob] (Janice) Email: august@nando.net 

(RA) ABLC - Executive Director, CCOM FC 

*P0 Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 832-9560 

3117 Cartwright Dr. Raleigh. NC 27612-2177 (H) (919) 782-9507 

Baldwin, Sr, Richard C. [Richard] (Kay) 

(Wl) Mishop Springs - 12351 PL 

*48 Augusta Dr. Yaupon Beach. NC 28465-8334 (H) (910) 278-9388 

Ballance, Bernice Mae [Bernice] 

(FA) Retired Deaconness DM 

*POBox 247. NW Lofton St.. Lillington. NC 27546-0247 (H) (910) 893-5534 

Bame, Robert L. [Bob] (Helen) 

(GO) Retired Minister RM 

(O) (919) 734-2965 

*P0 Box 569. Pikeville. NC 27863-0569 . (H) (919) 242-5631 

Banks, David A. [David] (Jerri M.) 

(NB) Saint Peters - 07251 FC 

111 Hodges St, Morehead City, NC 28557 (O) (919) 726-2175 

M905 Holly Ln. Morehead City, NC 28557-2685 (H) (919) 726-0491 

Barbee, William Lee [Bill] (Myrtle) 

(GR) Hobgood - 06160 ROM 

*P0 Box 545, Macclesfield. NC 27852-0545 (H) (919) 827-5997 

Barber, Morris L. [Morris] (Leoma) 

(SA) Retired Minister RM 

*156 Will Rd., Eagle Springs, NC 27242 (H) (910) 948-2283 

Barber, Wilson Edward [Eddie] (Jane) 

(RA) Disability Leave FC 

*P0 Box 4931. Emerald Isle. NC 28594-4931 (H) (919) 354-5635 

Barbour, Berry O. [Berry] (Dixie) 

(Wl) Whiteville - 12341 FC 

902 Pinckney St, Whiteville, NC 28472 (O) (910) 642-3376 

*410 Edqewood Cir. Whiteville. NC 28472-3636 (H) (910) 642-3775 

Barfield, W. Clark [Clark] 

(GR) Pink Hill-Beulaville - 06270 FC 

*P O Box 25. Pink Hill. NC 28572 (H) (919) 568-3271 



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Barrett, Troy J. [Troy] (Robbie) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*104 Twin Oaks PI, Gary, NC 27511-5566 (H) (919) 467-4488 

Bass, Jr., Everette F. [Chip] (Nancy) 

(RO) Asbury - 09221 PL 

(O) (910) 738-7183 

*3645 Kale Dr.. Lumberton. NC 28358 (H) (910) 628-0807 

Bass, Sr., Walton N. [Walt] (Emma Deane) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*2021 Walnut St. Durham. NC 27705-3279 (H) (919) 286-3545 

Bates, Sally Glenn [Sally] 

(RA) Hayes Barton - Associate - 08371 PM 

*P O Box 6088, Raleigh, NC 27628 (O) (919) 832-6435 

3319 Milton Rd., Raleigh. NC 27609 (H) (919) 782-8923 

Bauman, Robert J. [Bob] (Kelley) 

(Wl) Sunset Park - 12421 FC 

*406 Central Blvd. Wilmington, NC 28401 (O) (910) 762-8866 

913 Lorraine Cir N, Wilmington, NC 28412-7744 (H) (910) 392-0042 

Beane, Kenneth E. [Ken] (Margaret) 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

*532 Rock Canyon Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28303-3275 (H) (910) 867-5412 

Beck, David Jack [David] (Charline) 

(FA) Marvin - 04381 SL 

*RR 7 Box 267, Fayetteville, NC 28306-9407 (H) (910) 484-8706 

Bedsworth, Ellis J. [Ellis] (Betty) 

(NB) Marshallberg - Smyrna - 07212 RM 

*P0 Box 66, Marshallberg, NC 28553 

PO Box 66, Marshallberg, NC 28553-0066 (H) (919) 729-2261 

Beeson, Jr., Gilbert W. [Gilbert] (Barbara) 

(FA) ABLC - Past.Couns., Fayetteville Fam.Life Ctr. FC 

114 Highland Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28305 (O) (910) 484-0176 

*6001 Poland Ct, Fayetteville, NC 28314-0952 (H) (910) 868-9263 

Belcher, Carl Dean [Carl] (Terry Dale) 

(BU) New Sharon - 01371 FC 

(O) (919) 732-5144 

*1601 New Sharon Church Rd, Hillsborough. NC 27278-8800 (H) (919) 732-4243 

Bell, James Douglas [Jim] (Melody) 

(Wl) Hampstead - 12151 FC 

*15395 Hwy 17, Hampstead, NC 28443 (O) (910) 270-4648 

821 Soundview Dr., Hampstead. NC 28443 (H) (910) 270-3464 

Bender, Mary Ellen [Mary Ellen] 

(SA) Cool Springs - 11501 PL 

PO Box 374. Candor. NC 27229-0374 (H) (910) 974-7340 

Benfield, Jack M. [Jack] (Jane) 

(GR) Westminster - 06211 FC 

*P0 Box 1007, Kinston, NC 28503 (O) (919) 522-3334 

1214 Stockton Rd. Kinston. NC 28501-2163 (H) (919) 522-1248 

Benjamin, Shane Mario [Shane] (Sherry) 

(DU) Good Shepherd - 02201 PM 

3324 Wake Forest Hwy.. Durham, NC 27703 (O) (919) 596-8516 

M12 Belmont Dr.. Durham. NC 27712 (H) (919) 596-7660 

Benson, Ann Giles [Ann Giles] (Donald) 

(GR) Robersonville - 06291 FC 

*P O Box 397, Robersonville. NC 27871 (H) (919) 795-4663 

Benson, David C. [David] (Cathy C.) 

(GO) Benson - 05010 FC 

*P O Box 72, Benson, NC 27504 (O) (919) 894-3028 

305 E. Hill St.. Benson. NC 27504 (H) (919) 894-3004 



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Benson, Laura J.S. [Laura] (Walt) 

(RA) St. Francis - Associate - 08081 OM 

*2965 Kildaire Farm Rd., Gary, NC 27511 (O) (919) 362-1666 

5731 Magellan Way. #308. Raleigh. NC 27612 (H) (919) 510-0714 

Bergland, John K. [John] (Barbara) 

(FA) Retired Minister - 04191 RM 

*RR 1 Box 2B. Roseboro. NC 28382-9701 (H) (910) 531-3485 

Bergland, Robert E. [Bob] (Ellen) 

(Wl) Elizabethtown: Trinity - 12271 FC 

*P0 Box 336, Elizabethtown, NC 28337 (O) (910) 862-3706 

2106 2nd Ave. Elizabethtown. NC 28337-9541 (H) (910) 862-3654 

Best, Nancy R. [Nancy Ruth] 

(DU) ABLC - Chaplain, Durham Regional Hospital FC 

3643 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC 27704 (O) (919) 470-4000 

*3308 Bahama Rd. Rougemont. NC 27572-9450 (H) (919) 471-3910 

Biddle, Margaret Anne [Margaret Anne] 

(RA) Diaconal Minister DM 

*P O Box 10917, Raleigh, NC 27605-0917 (O) (919) 828-0345 

5850 Branchwood Rd.. Raleigh. NC 27609 (H) (919) 878-5428 

Bideaux, Rene O. [Rene] (Rebecca) Email: rbideaux@aol.com 

(BU) Retired Minister RM 

*28 Golf Course Rd. Waynesville. NC 28786-2630 (H) (704) 452-5455 

Billups, Douglas W. [Doug] (Kat) 

(RM) Bethlehem-York - 10230 PL 

*339 Taylor St. Enfield. NC 27823-1539 (H) (919) 445-4187 

Bingham, William Allen [Allen] (Cindy) 

(NB) Swansboro - Associate - 02462 FC 

*P0 Box 847, Swansboro, NC 28584 (O) (910) 326-4822 

836 S Dogwood Ln. Swansboro. NC 28584-8719 (H) (910) 326-1236 

Bissett, Jay W. [Jay] (Monica) 

(BU) Chestnut Ridge - 01161 SL 

*3521 Chestnut Ridge Church Rd. Efland. NC 27243 (H) (919) 563-5108 

Bissette, Lester C. [Lester] (Catherine) 

(NB) Riverside - 0731 1 RM 

405 Avenue A, New Bern, NC 28560 (O) (919) 637-9326 

*P0 Box 937. Bailey, NC 27807-0937 (H) (919) 235-5824 

Bizzell, Jr., Henry A. [Henry] (Grace) 

(FA) Retired Minister RM 

*203 S Church St. Newton Grove. NC 28366-7515 (H) (910) 594-0431 

Black, Bobby C. [Bobby] (Marybel) 

(SA) ABLC - Chaplain Village Chapel FC 

*P0 Box 1060, Pinehurst, NC 28374 (O) (910) 295-6003 

15 Gray Fox Run. Pinehurst. NC 28374-9056 (H) (910) 295-6875 

Blackburn, Linwood E. [Linwood] (Polly (Johnsie)) 

(RM) Retired Minister RM 

PO Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27894 (O) (919) 237-6121 

*102 Brentwood Dr N. Wilson. NC 27893-1808 (H) (919) 237-5518 

Blanchard, Diane M. C. [Diane] 

(DU) Banks-Grove Hill - 02040 FC 

*2632 Hwy 96. Franklinton. NC 27525 (H) (919) 528-2423 

Blanchard, George F. [George] (Lillian) 

(SA) Disability Leave FC 

*RR 1 Box 333WW. Fayetteville. NC 28301-9720 (H) (910) 486-8756 

Blanchard, Randy Coy [Randy] Email: rcblanch@ix.netcom.com 

(RA) Jenkins Memorial - 08391 FC 

*725 N. Boylan Ave., Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 833-4306 

1700 Lorimer Rd. Raleigh. NC 27606-2628 (H) (919) 851-5575 



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Blankenhorn, Richard R. [Dick] (May) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*P O Box 1012, Misenheimer, NC 28109 (H) (704) 463-1302 

Blue, Henry Lee [Henry] (Bessie) 

(RO) Fletcher's Chapel-St. Peter - 09102 PL 

119 W. Elwood Ave, Raeford, NC 28376 (O) (910) 875-2121 

*5102 Laurlnburg Rd.. Raeford. NC 28376 (H) (910) 875-4675 

Blue, John Robert [John] (Linda) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*31 Twin Valley Est.. Huntington. WV 25704 (H) (304) 453-1019 

Boggs, Clyde S. [Clyde] 

(Wl) Retired Minister RM 

*317 Wimbledon (c/o J.Bowman). Wilmington. NC 28412 . . . . (H) (910) 392-6899 

Bogie, Edward F. [Ed] (Ruth) 

(DU) Glendale Heights - 02191 FC 

908 Leon St, Durham, NC 27704 (O) (919) 220-6138 

M410 David St, Durham, NC 27704-1437 (H) (919) 477-5270 

Bone, Jesse V. [Jesse] (Mary) 

(RO) Saint Luke - 09201 FC 

*1501 Turnpike Rd., Laurinburg, NC 28352 (O) (910) 276-6821 

1703 Anita Dr, Laurinburg, NC 28352-5301 (H) (910) 276-6918 

Boone, Sidney G. [Sidney] (Katherine) 

(RM) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 411, Nashville, NC 27856-0411 (H) (919) 459-7758 

Bostick, Joseph K. [Joe] (Julia) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*806 Faircloth St. Raleigh. NC 27607-4014 (H) (919) 834-0814 

Bowden, Jr., R. Lawrence (Julia) Email: rlbowden@aol.com 

(DU) Pleasant Green - 02251 FC 

*3005 Pleasant Green Rd, Durham, NC 27705 (O) (919) 383-5764 

5532 Jomali Dr, Durham, NC 27705-8392 (H) (919) 383-1397 

Bowman, Daniel D. [Dan] (Dolores) 

(RM) Seaboard - Associate - 10330 RM 

*P0 Box 23, Milwaukee. NC 27854-0023 (H) (919) 585-1306 

Bowman, John M. [John] (Fayette) 

(RM) Milwaukee - 10162 AM 

*P0 Box 177. Milwaukee. NC 27854-0177 (H) (919) 585-1010 

Boyd, Joseph Earl [Earl] (Loraine) 

(NB) Haw Branch - 07161 PL 

*1536 Country club Rd.. Morehead City. NC 28557 (H) (919) 247-9597 

Boyette, Lynwood C. [Lynwood] (Louise) 

(RA) Union Chapel - 08551 FC 

*6479 Raleigh Rd.. Kittrell. NC 27544-9704 (H) (919) 438-6978 

Boykin, William Alton [Bill] 

(NB) Richlands - 07371 FC 

*P0 Box 308, Richlands, NC 28574 (O) (910) 324-5464 

PQ Box 1284. Richlands, NC 28574-1284 (H) (910) 324-3665 

Bradshaw, Francis C. [Brad] (Sue) 

(EC) Kitty Hawk - 03181 FC 

*P O Box 900, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 (O) (919) 261-2062 

803 W Kitty Hawk Rd. Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4237 (H) (919) 261-2707 

Brady, William H. [Herman] (Ruth) 

(SA) Retired Minister RM 

*14050 US Highway 15 501, Aberdeen, NC 28315 (H) (910) 944-2505 

Branch, Johnny H. [Johnny] (Susan) 

(DU) Aldersgate - 02091 FC 

*1714 Bivins Rd, Durham, NC 27712 (O) (919) 477-0509 

1818 Grande Oaks Rd, Durham, NC 27712-2046 (H) (919) 477-0068 



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Braswell, Kermit L. [Kermit] (Alice) 

(RA) Raleigh District Super. pr 

*P0 Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 834-5100 

6201 Godfrey Dr. Raleigh. NC 27612-6717 (H) 919 787-4660 

Braswell, William E. [Bill] (Patricia) \ m ^} 'oi ^ddu 

(FA) Haymount - 06391 Pq 

*1700 Fort Bragg Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303 (O) (910) 484-0181 

1450 Pine Valley Loop. Fayetteville. NC 28305-5217 . . . . . (H) (910) 486-0838 

Broadwell, A. Ray [Ray] (Melissa) 

(NB) Swansboro - 07431 Pq 

*P O Box 847, Swansboro, NC 28584 (O) (910) 326-4822 

613 Russell St.. Swansboro, NC 28584 (H) (910) 326-4373 

Brock, Leon M. [Leon] 

(Wl) Retired Local Pastor rL 

*P0 Box 916, Leiand. NC 28451-0916 (H) (910) 371-9894 

Brooks, E. Ray [Ray] (Sue) " — 

(RO) Pembroke: First - 09341 PC 

*100 Breece St., Pembroke, NC 28372 (O) (910) 521-8197 

727 Brookfield St., Pembroke. NC 28372-9401 (H) (9 10) 521-9041 

Brooks, Rex Eugene [Rex] (Carolyn) 

(BU) Mebane - 01331 pr 

*200 S 4th St, Mebane, NC 27302 (O) (919) 563-4301 

205 S 4th St. Mebane. NC 27302-2641 (H) i9 19! 563-1661 

Brown, Gary H. [Gary] ' " 

(Wl) Wesley Memorial - Associate - 12441 ROM 

1401 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403 (O) (910) 791-4092 

M23 W. West St.. Southoort, NC 28461 (HU 91q{ 457-6710 

Brown, James Stanley [Stan] (Christa) 

(NB) Oriental - 07331 PC 

*P0 Box 70, Oriental, NC 28571 (O) (919) 249-0213 

PO Box 949. Oriental. NC 28571 (H) (91 9) 249-0229 

Brown, James C. P. [James] (Martha) 

(SA) Retired Minister rI^ 

*380 Swoop e Dr, Southern Pines. NC 28387-2735 (H) (910) 695-0767 

Brown, Philip Sherman [Phil] (Carol) " — 

(SA) ABLC - Exec.Dir., Penick Mem. Home, So. Pines FC 

*P0 Box 2001, Southern Pines, NC 28388 (O) (910) 692-0300 

667 Shady G rove Rd. Carthage, NC 28327-6919 (H ) (910) 949-2148 

Brown, Kalph A. [Ralph] (Jeannie) 

(NB) Faith - 07291 PC 

Ml 71 US Highway 17 S. New Bern. NC 28562 (O) (9 19) 633-6826 

Brown, Samuel H. [Sam] (Beverly) 

(RA) Calvary - 08041 rI\/I 

*1809 Lynn Rd. Raleigh. NC 27612-6822 (H) (919) 676-8597 

Brown III, Vernon W. [Vernon] (Mary Anne) 

(NB) Leave of Absence - Leave of Absence FC 

*664 Westw ood Ct.. Swansboro. NC 28584 (H) (910) 326-5405 

PrrP.y^!?^y^^®'®y Preeland [Wes] (Jane) Email: wbrown@mail.duke.edu 

(DU) ABLC - Assoc.Dean,Dev.& Alumni Affairs, Duke Divinity Sch FC 

*P0 Box 90966, Durham, NC 27708 .... (O) (919) 660-3456 

25 Falling W ater Dr. Durham. NC 27713-7729 (H) (919) 490-1339 

Browning, Paul C. [Paul] (Winnie) ' 

(NB) Retired Minister rI^ 

*609 Fitzhu gh St. Ravenswood. WV 26164-1315 (H) (304) 273-3635 

Brownlee, David E. [David] (Irene) Email: brownlee@interpath.com 

(RA) Fuquay-Varina - 08151 FC 

*402 N Main St, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526 (O) (919) 552-4331 

806 E Academy St. Fuouay Varina. NC 27526-2245 (H) (919) 552-2700 



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Brunson, Jesse [Jesse] (Doris) 

(RA) Wilson Temple - 08531 FC 

1023 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 828-9989 

*1021 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605-1198 (H) (919) 828-1244 

Bryan, Everette E. [Everette] (Christine) 

(GO) Retired Minister RAM 

M09 Shadowy La., Goldsboro, NC 27530 (H) (919) 736-2192 

Bryan, Harriet J. [Harriet] Email: hjbryan@aol.com 

(RA) St. Andrews - Associate - 08171 OM 

*1201 Maxwell Dr., Raleigh, NC 27603-4266 (O) (919) 772-4410 

910 Seventh Ave.. #34D. Garner. NC 27529 

Bryan, James L. [Jerry] (Margaret) 

(BU) Christ-Cedar Cliff - 01252 FC 

4683 Cedar Cliff Rd, Graham, NC 27253-9100 (O) (910) 376-6321 

*4683 Cedar Cliff Rd, Graham, NC 27253-9100 (H) (910) 376-3829 

Bryant, Charles V. [Charles] (Wanda) 

(NB) Retired Minister RM 

*327 Wiggins Point Rd.. Oriental, NC 28571-0863 (H) (919) 249-1669 

Bryant, Terry A. [Terry] (Linda) 

(SA) Jonesboro - 11331 FC 

*P0 Box 2576, Sanford, NC 27331 (O) (919) 775-7023 

625 Spottswood Dr. Sanford, NC 27330-3430 (H) (919) 775-2616 

Buffaloe, Janet Kennedy [Janet] (Bill) 

(SA) Biscoe-Bascom's Chapel - 11032 FC 

(O) (910) 428-1008 

*P0 Box 88, Biscoe, NC 27209-0088 (H) (910) 428-4862 

Bundy, Robert F. [Bob] (Inez) 

(SA) Retired Minister RM 

*118 Pinesage Dr., West End, NC 27376 (H) (910) 295-9276 

Bunn, Paul G. [Paul] (Dot) 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

1000 Wesley Pines Rd., Lumberton, NC 28358 (O) (910) 738-9691 

*5505 Azalea Dr, Lumberton, NC 28358-8405 (H) (910) 671-0506 

Burgess, Roy O. [Roy] (Gladys E.) 

(NB) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 137, Atlantic, NC 28511-0137 (H) (919) 225-5431 

Burns, Jr., Donald E. [Don] (Sandra S.) 

(SA) Sandhills Circuit - 11352 IS 

(O) (910) 673-3756 

*2138 Windblow Rd. Jackson Springs, NC 27281-9124 (H) (910) 974-4206 

Burns, William A. [William] (Monica) 

(RO) Hickory Grove - 09151 PL 

*RR 1 Box 73-H. Shannon, NC 28386-9801 (H) (910) 843-4337 

Burnside, Jr., Hobart W. [Hobie] (Mary Jane) 

(NB) Harlowe-Oak Grove - 03192 FC 

*5129 US Highway 101, Newport, NC 28570 (H) (919) 447-1779 

Butner III, Rufus Ernest [Rufus] (Lucia) 

(BU) Cobb Circuit - 01170 FC 

*6258 Park Springs Rd, Pelham, NC 27311-8843 (H) (910) 388-2489 

Butson, John D. [John] (Shari) 

(RO) Saint Pauls - 09521 FC 

*P0 Box 483, Maxton, NC 28364 (O) (910) 844-3792 

201 S Elm St, Maxton, NC 28364-2211 (H) (910) 844-5463 

Byers II, Leonard C. [Len] (Denise) 

(BU) ABLC - Director, Dept. Pastoral Care, Cleveland Mem. Hosp FC 

201 Grover St., Shelby, NC 28150 (O) (704) 487-3848 

*804 Churchill Dr, Shelby. NC 28150-6006 (H) (704) 484-1620 



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Byrd, Jr., Albert DeWitt [AD] (Rose) 

(GO) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 427. Calypso. NC 28325-0427 (H) (919) 658-4463 

Byrd, Douglas L. [Douglas] (Carolyn) 

(RA) ABLC - Exec.Dir., UM Foundation Inc. FC 

*P0 Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 832-9560 

4909 Deer Garden Ct, Raleigh, NC 27606-4336 (H) (919) 851-1595 

Byrd, Nathan H. [Nathan] (Jackie) 

(BU) Disability Leave FC 

*PQ Box 1868, Banner Elk. NC 28604-1868 (H) (704) 898-6687 

Cameron, Angus McKay [Angus] (Kay) 

(SA) Retired Minister RM 

*459 Romine Pike Rd. Siler City, NC 27344-6697 (H) (919) 742-2567 

Cameron, Hugh H. [Hugh] (Maryella) 

(RA) Benson Memorial - 08331 FC 

4706 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612 (O) (919) 787-0789 

*3004 Walton Heath Ct, Raleigh, NC 27612-6370 (H) (919) 787-1735 

Campbell, Curtis W. [Curtis] 

(Wl) Wesleyan Chapel - 12321 FC 

*P Box 10472, Wilmington, NC 28405 (O) (910) 686-4041 

204 Gun Raven La.. Wilmington. NC 28405 

Campbell, Dennis Marion [Dennis] (Leesa) Email: dennisc@mail.duke.edu 

(DU) ABLC - Dean, Duke Divinity School FC 

*P0 Box 90968, Durham, NC 27708 (O) (919) 660-3434 

3 Pilling PI, Durham. NC 27707-5087 (H) (919) 489-5405 

Campbell, Jerry Dean [Jerry] (LaVeta) Email: jerryc@calvin.usc.edu 

(DU) ABLC - Librarian, USC FC 

Doheny Library, USC, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0182 (O) (213) 740-7317 

*1340 Carnarvon Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103 (H) (818) 793-6138 

Cannon, Jr., Pollard Gray [Paul] (Rosemary) 

(NB) Hubert:Oak Grove - 07171 PL 

P O Box 159, Hubert, NC 28539 (O) (910) 326-3454 

*461 Bear Creek Rd., Hubert. NC 28539 (H) (910) 326-6681 

Capps, Clingman C. [Cling] (Pat) 

(NB) Retired Minister RM 

*2101 Richardson Dr. Reidsville, NC 27320-5910 (H) (910) 349-2617 

Garden, Billy M. [Billy] (Peggy) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*133 Tanglewood Shores Rd.. Semora. NC 27343 (H) (910) 599-8716 

Carpenter, Jr., Robert L. [Bob] (Judy) 

(NB) Cedar Island-Sea Level - 07090 FC 

*P0 Box 599. Cedar Island, NC 28520-0599 (H) (919) 225-1141 

Carpenter, Zella Sparks [Zella] (Ray Douglas) 

(GR) Maury - Mt. Hermon - 06260 PM 

*PQ Box 100, Maury, NC 28554-0100 (H) (919) 747-5019 

Carson, W. Eric [Eric] (Melissa) 

(RA) Saint James - 08471 FC 

*3808 Saint James Church Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604 (O) (919) 876-5796 

3208 Craven Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609-6916 (H) (919) 782-7289 

Carter III, G. Rosser [Ross] (Sarah) Email: carter@netpath.net 

(BU) Center - 01511 SL 

*9203 Center Church Rd. Snow Camp. NC 27349-9701 (H) (910) 376-8032 

Carter, Sr., Theodore V. [Ted] (Bertha) 

(RA) Cokesbury - 08341 FC 

*P0 Box 14047, Raleigh, NC 27620 (O) (919) 231-6277 

3004 Little John Rd. Raleigh. NC 27610-4234 (H) (919) 231-8589 



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Cash, Warren S. [Warren] (Rose) 

(GR) Holly Springs - 06171 AM 

19621 US Hwy 64, Williamston, NC 27892 (O) (919) 792-3617 

*19591 US Hwv 64. Williamston. NC 27892-9104 (H) (919) 792-6105 

Casteel, Joseph W. [Joe] (Wanda) 

(SA) Pleasant Hill - 11300 AM 

1535 N Moore Rd, Robbins, NC 27325 (O) (910) 464-3501 

*1595 N Moore Rd, Robbins, NC 27325-8259 (H) (910) 464-3644 

Cauley, Marty Jeffrey [Marty] (Julie) Email: mjc6@acpub.duke.edu 

(BU) Lebanon-Carr -01320 SL 

*5716 Lebanon Rd. Mebane. NC 27302-8818 (H) (919) 563-6063 

Caviness, Jr., James W. [James] (Jackie) 

(FA) Union - 04491 AM 

RR 2 Box 245R, Lillington. NC 27546 (O) (910) 893-3847 

*RR 2 Box 245R. Lillinqton. NC 27546-9640 (H) (910) 893-3789 

Chaffin, J. Claude [Claude] (Lucille) 

(SA) Little River-Melton's Gr. -11200 RM 

*556 Jonah Rd. Glendon. NC 27325-7301 (H) (910) 464-3587 

Chandler, Daniel Ross [Daniel] 

(DU) ABLC - Vis.Scholar, Northwestern Univ, Evanston, IL FC 

*P O Box 953. Evanston, IL 60204-0953 

Chandler, George P. [Pat] (Tona) 

(FA) ABLC - Prof., Columbia College, Columbia SC FC 

PO Box 977, Columbia, SC 29202 (O) (803) 786-3755 

*2455 Myrtle Beach Hwy. Sumter, SC 29153-8939 (H) (803) 495-3805 

Chandler, Larry Michael [Larry] (Beverly) 

(RO) Fairview - 09091 IS 

*Rt. 1. Box 42. Pembroke. NC 28372 (O) (910) 521-0832 

Cheasty-Miller, Patrice A. [Patrice] (Gary) 

(DU) Duke's Chapel - 02171 FC 

*807 Old Oxford Rd., Durham, NC 27704 (O) (919) 220-1056 

513 Hardscrabble Dr.. Hillsborough. NC 27278 (H) (919) 471-5055 

Check, John Michael [John] (Sheryl) 

(RM) St. Paul - 10301 FC 

P O Box 7187, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (O) (919) 443-3468 

*800 York St.. Rocky Mount, NC 27803 (H) (919) 977-2785 

Cheek, W. Hoyt [Hoyt] (Helen) 

(FA) Retired Minister RM 

*1268 Basstown Rd, Clinton. NC 28328-7688 (H) (910) 564-2713 

Cheezem, Clyde B. [Clyde] (Sherry) 

(GR) Williamston: First - 06421 FC 

(O) (919) 792-3360 

*114 E Church St. Williamston, NC 27892-2410 (H) (919) 792-2802 

Cherry, Corbin L. [Corbin] (Beverley) 

(EC) ABLC - Chaplain, VA Medical Ctr. FC 

(O) (415) 221-4810 

*245 Morninqsun Ave, Mill Valley. CA 94941-3503 (H) (415) 388-8221 

Cheyney, Stephen R. [Steve] (Bridgett) Email: umyf@aol.com 

(Wl) 516.6 - Appointed to Attend School PM 

5123 Revere Rd., Durham, NC 27713 (O) (919) 544-1018 

*P0 Box 2541. Durham, NC 27715 (H) (919) 405-2001 

Chou, Lily Ker [Lily] (Leiand Li-Chung Chou) 

(DU) Granville Circuit - 02310 SL 

*107 Pine Tree Dr.. Oxford. NC 27565 (H) (919) 693-6007 

Chrismon, Sr., Harold M. [Pete] (Jackie) 

(FA) Cokesbury - 04071 RM 

*1410 Laura Duncan Rd. Apex. NC 27502-1538 (H) (919) 362-1430 



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Christian, Robert S. [Robert] (Kathryn) 

(FA) ABLC - Prof., Methodist College FC 

*Methodist College, Fayettevllle, NC 28311 (O) (910) 630-7071 

319 Kenwood Dr, Fayetteville. NC 28311-1325 (H) (910) 488-8944 

Clark-Dickens, Kathy Allene [Kathy] (Van) 

(NB) Sneads Ferry: First - 07411 FC 

*POBox 98, 305 Lakeside Dr., Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 ... (O) (910) 327-4011 

113 S. Stone Dr.. Sneads Ferry. NC 28460-6715 (H) (910) 327-4321 

Clarke, Holt A. [Holt] 

(RM) Red Oak - 10230 SL 

(O) (919) 443-1467 

*P0 Box 66, Red Oak. NC 27868-0066 (H) (919) 443-9549 

Clarke, W. Thomas [Tom] (Alexanne) 

(DU) Disability Leave FC 

*P0 Box 236. Wanchese. NC 27981-0236 (H) (919) 473-4524 

Clayton, Richard T. [Rick] (Joy) 

(RA) Louisburg - 08241 FC 

*P0 Box 667, Louisburg, NC 27549 (O) (919) 496-3736 

406 N Main St. Louisburg. NC 27549-2334 (H) (919) 496-3479 

Clayton, William Mark [Mark] (Kim) 

(GR) Edward's Chapel - 06081 PL 

*RR 2 Box 518, Grifton, NC 28530-9638 (H) (919) 524-3690 

Clements, William E. [Bill] (Dorothy) 

(RM) Smith - 10341 FC 

*Rt. 4. Box 915, Roanoke Rapids. NC 27870 (H) (919) 537-1343 

Clift, David S. [David] (Libby) 

(EC) Duck - 03091 FC 

*P0 Box 8010, Duck, NC 27949 (O) (919) 261-1525 

163 Bayberry TrI, Southern Shores. NC 27949-3813 (H) (919) 261-2813 

Cline, John M. [John] (Alice) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*2713 Wycliff Rd. Raleigh. NC 27607-3032 (H) (919) 787-2030 

Clyburn, M. Claire [Claire] (Bob Tekely) Email: mcc@coastalnet.com 

(GR) Asbury - 06381 FC 

(O) (919) 946-2224 

*282 N.Asburv Church Rd., Washington. NC 27889-9408 . . . . (H) (919) 946-0104 

Cobb, Jr., Arnold Gene [Gene] (Bettie Ann) 

(RM) Winstead - 10421 FC 

*1407 Tarboro St SW, Wilson, NC 27893 (O) (919) 237-3709 

1005 Ensworth Rd NW, Wilson. NC 27896-2034 (H) (919) 243-6767 

Coffman, Laurie Hays [Laurie] (Stan) 

(DU) Calvary - 02141 FC 

*304 E Trinity Ave, Durham, NC 27701 (O) (919) 688-7138 

906 Leon St. Durham. NC 27704-4130 (H) (919) 220-6055 

Coile, James H. [Jim] (Sara) Email: rsmv11a@prodigy.com 

(NB) Retired Minister RM 

P O Box 1253, New Bern, NC 28563 (O) (919) 637-5197 

*3308 Huntmaster Rd.. New Bern. NC 28562 (H) (919) 633-5816 

Cole, Lisa Brown [Lisa] (Billy) 

(DU) Duke Memorial - Associate - 02161 FC 

504 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701 (O) (919) 683-3467 

*2107 Sprunt Ave. Durham. NC 27705-3253 (H) (919) 286-3318 

Collier, Charles Michael [Mike] 

(RA) Jerusalem -08211 SL 

*P O Box 355, Norlina. NC 27563 

201 North St.. Norlina. NC 27563 (H) (919) 456-2231 



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Collier, Jr., M. Bailey [Tony] (Bette) 

(EC) New Hope - 03241 FC 

*RR 3 Box 338, Hertford, NC 27944-9803 (H) (919) 264-2430 

Collins, Sidney Alton [Sid] (Kathryn) 

(FA) Coharie - 04061 PL 

(O) (910) 592-3237 

*709 Beaman St., Clinton, NC 28328 (H) (910) 592-1676 

Collins, Thomas A. [Tom] (Anne) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*1200 Manchester Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609-5157 (H) (919) 787-2755 

Compton, Stephen Charles [Steve] (Lala) 

(RA) ABLC - Assoc. Dir., Conf. COM FC 

*P0 Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 832-9560 

4517 Laurel Hills Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-5422 (H) (919) 781-9354 

Conner, Sandra J. [Rose] 

(RA) Franklinton - 08141 FC 

109 N Main St, Franklinton, NC 27525 (O) (919) 494-7440 

*302 N Hillsborough St, Franklinton, NC 27525-1148 (H) (919) 494-2530 

Cook, Charles M. [Chuck] (Glenda) 

(SA) Trinity - 11441 FC 

*P0 Box 502, Troy, NC 27371 (O) (910) 576-1651 

234 N Russell St, Troy, NC 27371-3030 (H) (910) 572-2300 

Cook, Irving E. [Irving] (Evelyn) 

(NB) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 542, Newport, NC 28570-0542 (H) (919) 223-6025 

Cope, Roger D. [Roger] (Joy) Email: cn2626@abaco.coastalnet.com 

(GR) Vanceboro - 06361 FC 

PO Box 569, Vanceboro, NC 28586 (O) (919) 244-1088 

*P0 Box 86, Vanceboro, NC 28586-0086 (H) (919) 244-0695 

Cottingham, John G. [John] (Anita) Email: asgehap@emai.grafenwoehr.army.mil 
(SA) ABLC - Chaplain, U S Army FC 

lOOthASG Chap.,HQ lOOthASG.Unit 28130. APO AE 09114, DC 20319 

*CMR 415, Box 3183, APO AE 09114, AE 

Cottingham III, William T. [Bill] (Jana) 

(Wl) Southport: Trinity - 12291 FC 

*209 E. Nash St., Southport, NC 28461 (O) (910) 457-6633 

201 River Dr., Southport, NC 28461 (H) (910) 457-6341 

Covington, Jr., J. Quinton [Quinton] (Karen) 

(RO) Central - 09171 FC 

*P0 Box 806, Laurinburg, NC 28353-0806 (O) (910) 276-9191 

11280 Lvtch Dr, Laurinburg, NC 28352-7275 (H) (910) 276-9191 

Cox, Richard Lewis [Rich] 

(DU) ABLC - Associate VP of Student Affairs @ Duke University FC 

PO Box 90600, Durham, NC 27708 (O) (919) 684-3254 

*2523 Sevier St, Durham, NC 27705-5818 (H) (919) 493-2305 

Crabtree, Wade W. [Wade] (Debi) 

(FA) Cumberland - 04091 FC 

(O) (910) 425-5356 

*RR 20 Box 1252, Fayetteville. NC 28306-9112 (H) (910) 423-2862 

Craig, Robert B. [Robert] (Glenda A.) Email: bob_craig@wow.com 

(NB) Disability Leave FL 

*115 Mclean St. Portsmouth. VA 23701-2809 (H) (804) 399-6120 

Crane, Larry D. [Larry] (Katie) 

(Wl) Dublin - 12110 FC 

*P0 Box 126. Dublin. NC 28332-0126 (H) (910) 862-2421 



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Crank, Sr., Stewart Allen [Stew] (Marty) 

(DU) Longhurst - 02501 SL 

295 Providence Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573-4260 (O) (910) 599-6812 

*291 Providence Rd. Roxboro. NC 27573-4260 (H) (910) 597-4306 

Creech, C. McGee [McGee] (Leatrice) 

(GO) Garris Chapel - 05121 FC 

823 Piney Grove Rd., La Grange, NC 28551 (O) (919) 566-4355 

*695 La Grange Rd. La Grange, NC 28551-8579 (H) (919) 778-2272 

Creech Bledsoe, Lisa [Lisa] (Lance) 

(EC) Gatesville - 03140 PM 

(O) (919) 357-1180 

*P0 Box 43. Gatesville, NC 27938-0043 (H) (919) 357-0354 

Crew, Jr., John Rogers [John] (Blanche) 

(SA) Retired Minister RM 

*311 Lakewood Cir. Greer, SC 29651-7511 (H) (803) 877-1472 

Cribb, Jerry W. [Jerry] (Michele M.) 

(SA) Star - 11421 FC 

(O) (910) 428-4543 

*P0 Box 375. Star. NC 27356-0375 (H) (910) 428-4521 

Crotwell, Helen G. [Helen] 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*608 Antioch Rd. Cordele, GA 31015-9735 (H) (912) 273-6084 

Crow, William A [Bill] (Loise) 

(SA) Retired Minister RM 

*325 Midland Rd. Southern Pines, NC 28387-3315 (H) (910) 692-2182 

Crowder, William R. [Bill] (Edith) 

(BU) Retired Minister RM 

*1121 Eagle Rd. Greensboro, NC 27407-4055 (H) (910) 854-8817 

Crowe, John Marshall [John] (Donna) Email: jmcrowe@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Salter Path - 07391 FC 

*P O Box 70, Salter Path, NC 28575 (O) (919) 247-6316 

581 Coral Ridge Dr., Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 (H) (919) 247-3253 

Crum, John H. [Jack] (Kay) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*46 Golf Course Rd, Littleton, NC 27850 

Way's End on Lake Gaston, Littleton. NC 27850 (H) (919) 586-3435 

Crutchfield, Gilbert W. [Gilbert] (Jessie) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*2616 Erwin Rd Unit 61-63, Durham, NC 27705-3820 (H) (919) 383-2567 

Culberson, J. Victor [Vic] (Gigi) 

(RA) Warren - 08580 SL 

*RR 2 Box 430, Henderson. NC 27536-8902 (H) (919) 492-0771 

Cummings, Jimmy F. [Jim] (Dee) 

(RA) ABLC - Associate Director, CCOM AM 

*P0 Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 832-9560 

428 Northbrook Dr. Raleigh. NC 27609-5618 (H) (919) 783-7464 

Cummings, Simeon F. [Simeon] (Maude) 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 725. Pembroke. NC 28372-0725 (H) (910) 521-8164 

Cummings, William Edward [Bill] (Edna) 

(RO) Mt. Olive Parish - 09250 FC 

*P0 Box 3411, Lumberton, NC 28359 (O) (910) 738-7600 

1804 E Elizabethtown Rd. Lumberton. NC 28358-3130 (H) (910) 738-5667 

Currin, Douglas Brian [Douglas] (Connie) 

(SA) Broadway-Morris Chap. - 11050 FC 

*P0 Box 87, Broadway, NC 27505 (O) (919) 258-3721 

PO Box 218. Broadway. NC 27505-0218 (H) (919) 258-6653 



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Curtis, M. Dale [Dale] 

(RA) Bethlehem-Shady Grove - 08020 SL 

*Rt. 3, Box 89, Warrenton, NC 27589 (H) (919) 257-4417 

Cuthrell, Billy Boyd [Billy] (Jean) 

(GR) Leave of Absence AM 

*RR 11 Box 358. Greenville, NC 27834-9811 (H) (919) 758-7482 

Cyr, Ronald Dale [Ron] 

(GR) ABLC - Clinical Chaplain, Caswell Ctr., Kinston FC 

2415 W Vernon Ave, Kinston, NC 28501 (O) (919) 559-5100 

*902 Cameron Dr, Kinston, NC 28501-2208 (H) (919) 523-8709 

Danek, Thomas A. [Tom] (Frankie) 

(SA) ABLC - Admin., Juvenile Div., Admin. Off.of Courts FC 

(O) (919) 662-3400 

*981 Old Graham Rd.. Pittsboro. NC 27312 (H) (919) 542-3686 

Daniel, David E. [David] (Ivor) 

(RA) ABLC - Pres., Midland College FC 

Pres., Midland College, Midland, TX 79705 (O) (915) 685-4520 

M307 Castleford Rd, Midland, TX 79705-2826 (H) (915) 682-4252 

Daniel, M. Francis [Francis] (Gail) 

(FA) Divine Street - 04101 FC 

PO Box 816, Dunn, NC 28335 (O) (910) 892-2339 

*908 W Pearsall St. Dunn, NC 28334-4736 (H) (910) 892-2386 

Daniels, Franklin D. [Frank] (Marjorie) 

(FA) Wesley-Black's Chapel - 04500 FC 

*3741 Favetteville Hwy. Dunn. NC 28334 (H) (910) 567-5470 

Daniels, James Harold [J. H.] (Frances) 

(EC) Tyrrell - 03360 OD 

(O) (919) 796-1664 

*P0 Box 168. Columbia. NC 27925-0168 (H) (919) 796-4441 

Davenport, Kenneth Leroy [Ken] (Rosie) 

(EC) Shiloh - 03331 PL 

*P0 Box 652, Stumpy Point. NC 27978 

338 The Lane, Wanchese. NC 27981 (H) (919) 473-5557 

Davenport, Laura S. [Laura] 

(RM) Retired Diaconal Minister DM 

*109 Whitehead Ave NE. Wilson. NC 27893-3713 (H) (919) 243-3653 

Davidson, Barney L. [Barney] (Donna) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*519 S Harrison Ave. Cary. NC 27511-3250 (H) (919) 481-1022 

Davis, Donnie G. [Donnie] (Barbara) 

(RO) Disability Leave AM 

*239 Bowers Ln. Ellerbe. NC 28338-9305 (H) (910) 652-2707 

Davis, Eldrick R. [Eldrick] (Rematha L.) 

(FA) Harry Hosier - 04171 FC 

*6201 Milford Rd, Fayetteville. NC 28303 (O) (910) 864-6019 

690 Marble Ct. Favetteville. NC 28311-1924 (H) (910) 822-4607 

Davis, Gerry G. [Gerry] 

(RA) Ebenezer - 08111 FC 

*5012 Rock Quarry Rd, Raleigh. NC 27610-5314 (H) (919) 779-0515 

Davis, H. Charles [Charles] (Anne) 

(RM) ABLC - Missionary to Armenia FC 

Project AGAPE Armenia, PHONE/FAX# 011-374-2151-549 

*303 Hastings St. Tarboro. NC 27886-2406 (H) (919) 823-6359 

Davis, Herman Fred [Fred] (Polly) 

(Wl) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 955. Elizabethtown. NC 28337-0955 (H) (910) 862-8460 



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Davis, Jefferson W. [Jeff] (Jean) 

(SA) Retired Local Pastor RL 

*P0 Box 192. Lemon Springs. NC 28355-0192 (H) (919) 776-3047 

Davis, Michael A. [Mike] (Karen) 

(FA) Gardners - 04151 FC 

(O) (910) 488-6651 

*4555 Rosehill Rd. FayetteviJIe. NC 28311-2015 (H) (910) 488-2350 

Dawkins, Donald Martin [Don] (Pat) 

(RO) Tabernacle - 09551 PL 

PO Box 757, Rockingham, NC 28380-0757 (O) (910) 895-6331 

*125 Slate Rd. Rockingham. NC 28379-7041 (H) (910) 895-3359 

Dawson, Ronnie Richard [Richard] (Debra) 

(DU) Warren's Grove - 02561 PM 

*5250 Leasburg Rd.. Roxboro. NC 27573 (H) (910) 597-5272 

Dees, Julia Anne [Julia] 

(GR) Vanceboro Circuit - 06370 FL 

*205 Honolulu Rd., Vanceboro. NC 28586 (H) (919) 244-1782 

Dehart, Jr., Murry L. [Murry] (Rose Marie) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*5108 Hunter Hill Rd. Raleigh. NC 27604-5948 (H) (919) 878-4486 

Denny, Clyde A. [Clyde] (Leigh) 

(EC) Windsor - 03390 FC 

*P0 Box 238, Windsor, NC 27983 (O) (919) 794-3785 

407 S Queen St. Windsor. NC 27983-1317 (H) (919) 794-2112 

Denny, Thomas [Tom] (Susan) 

(BU) Yanceyville - 01491 SL 

P O Box 9. Yancevville. NC 27379 (H) (910) 694-4083 

Desrosiers, Norman A. [Norman] (Betty) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

P O Box 1145, North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 (O) (910) 838-2691 

*290 Poplar Creek Dr. Wilkesboro, NC 28697-7421 (H) (910) 838-1089 

Dickens, Jan J. [Jan] (Joan) 

(EC) ABLC - Chaplain, US Air Force FC 

5206 Caroline Cir., Waldorf. MD 20601 

Dickens III, John Van [Van] (Kathy) 

(NB) ABLC - Chaplain, US Navy FC 

*113 S. Stone Dr.. Sneads Ferry. NC 28460 (H) (910) 327-4321 

Dietrich, Ronald E. [Ron] (Cathie) 

(SA) West End - 11461 FC 

*P O Box 276. West End, NC 27376 (O) (910) 673-1371 

824 Seven Lakes N.. West End. NC 27376 (H) (910) 673-4623 

Dillman, Lewis A. [Lewis] (Dorothy (Dot)) 

(EC) Retired Minister RM 

*506 Apache TrI. Edenton. NC 27932-9169 (H) (919) 221-8444 

Dillon, Frederick F. [Fred] (D. Anita) 

(GO) Retired Associate Mbr. RAM 

*572 Saulston Rd. Goldsboro. NC 27534-8522 (H) (919) 778-6472 

Dixon, Jr., Samuel W. [Sam] (Cindy) 

(RM) Roanoke Rapids:First - 10251 FC 

*P O Box 277, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (O) (919) 537-2173 

407 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids. NC 27870 (H) (919) 537-4462 

Dodson, Jerry 8. [Jerry] (Wanda) Email: graceumc@wilmington.net 

(Wl) Grace - 12381 FC 

401 Grace St, Wilmington, NC 28401 (O) (910) 763-5197 

*402 Wayne Dr. Wilmington. NC 28403-1242 (H) (910) 762-6409 



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Dodson, Lewis H. [Lewis] (Carrie Ruth) 

(BU) Retired Minister RM 

*RR 3 Box 135, Walnut Cove, NC 27052-9427 (H) (910) 591-4978 

Doucette, Leonard F. [Leonard] (Coleen) 

(NB) Trinity - 07321 FC 

811 Simmons St., New Bern, NC 28560 (O) (919) 637-2660 

*2315 Elizabeth Ave., New Bern, NC 28562 (H) (919) 637-5259 

Drake, Para Rodenhizer [Para] (Wilfred) Email: prd(gacpub. duke.edu 

(DU) 516.6 - Appointed to Attend School PM 

*3060-A Colony Rd., Durham. NC 27705 (H) (919) 490-1363 

Draper, Jr., Howard Dennis [Dennis] (Cathy) 

(GO) Saulston - 05341 FC 

4620 Wayne Memorial Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534 (O) (919) 778-9881 

*5014 Wayne Memorial Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534 (H) (919) 778-5231 

Drum, Barry P. [Barry] (Karen) 

(Wl) Bethel-Lebanon - 12010 PM 

*9195 J. B. White Hwy, S., Clarendon, NC 28432 (O) (910) 653-3255 

9195 J. B. White Hwy. S., Clarendon. NC 28432 (H) (910) 653-2661 

Drye, Judith Bolen [Judy] (Phil) 

(Wl) Fairbluff-Cerro Gordo - 12120 PM 

PO Box 492, 1030 Main St., Fair Bluff, NC 28439-0492 .... (O) (910) 649-7749 

*P0 Box 492. 139 Conway Rd.. Fair Bluff! NC 28439-0492 . . (H) (910) 649-7349 

Duffell, Marty Egene [Marty] (Vickie) 

(Wl) Pine Valley - Associate - 12401 PM 

3788 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington, NC 28412 (O) (910) 791-0353 

*326 Pemberton Dr., Wilmington, NC 28412 (H) (910) 313-2507 

Dulaney, Earl G. [Earl] (Judy) 

(SA) Robbins:Tabernacle - 11321 FC 

*P0 Box 395, Robbins, NC 27325 (O) (910) 948-3087 

241 Carthage Rd., Robbins, NC 27325 . (H) (910) 948-2288 

Dunham, Paul Ralph [Paul] (Holly) 

(RM) Elm City - 10041 PM 

*P0 Box 307, Elm City, NC 27822 (O) (919) 236-3425 

602 Church St E, Elm City, NC 27822-9687 (H) (919) 236-4371 

Dunn, Clyde H. [Clyde] (Betty) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*412 Oak Hollow Ct. Raleigh, NC 27613-3232 (H) (919) 571-8884 

Durner, James Micheal [Jim] (Jan) 

(NB) Straits-North River - 07420 PL 

*283 Pinners Point Rd.. Beaufort. NC 28516 (H) (919) 728-1714 

Dutton, Jr., John H. [John] (Patty) 

(BU) Fairview - 01231 FC 

*3128 Osceola Rd, Elon College, NC 27244 (O) (910) 584-5411 

3146 Osceola Rd, Elon College, NC 27244-9741 (H) (910) 584-8213 

Eakin, Charles F. [Charles] (Frances) 

(GO) Institute-Hickory Gr. - 05220 RM 

(O) (919) 658-6862 

*3075 Byrd Rd., La Grange. NC 28551-9736 (H) (919) 566-9349 

Early, Laura G. [Laura] (William S.) 

(EC) ABLC - Program Coordinator, Elizabeth City District FC 

(O) (919) 356-1254 

*1116 Hexlena Rd. Aulander. NC 27805-9424 (H) (919) 345-1841 

Earnhardt, Daniel T. [Dan] (Pat) Email: mnearnha@ecuvm.cis.ecu.edu 

(GR) Chocowinity - 06071 - /ABLC - Campus Minister, ECU FC 

*P0 Box 8245, Greenville, NC 27835 (O) (919) 758-2030 

1917 Sherwood Dr. Greenville, NC 27858-5318 (H) (919) 355-2430 



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Earnhardt, Edwin L. [Ed] (Dolores) 

(EC) Retired Minister RM 

M20 Surfside Dr. Edenton, NC 27932-9287 (H) (919) 482-7197 

Eason, W. Everette [Everette] (Helen) 

(SA) Moncure - 11231 RM 

M08 Rhynewood Dr. Sanford, NC 27330-8980 (H) (919) 775-3417 

Edens, Jr., Allen C. [Allen] (Frances M.) 

(FA) Spring Lake - 04461 RM 

*1715 Bixlev Dr. Fayetteville, NC 28303-3717 (H) (910) 822-3730 

Edge, G. Lloyd [Lloyd] (Eleanor) 

(RM) Retired Minister RM 

*P Box 676. Pinetops. NC 27864 (H) (919) 827-1874 

Edwards, Camille O.Yorkey [Camille] (Bob) 

(Wl) Harbor - 12481 FC 

*4701 Wrightsville Ave, BIdg #1, Wilmington, NC 28403 ... (O) (910) 452-7202 

7309 Gray Gables. Wilmington. NC 28403-3749 (H) (910) 256-9331 

Edwards, Jr., Harvey Lee [Lee] (Tanya) 

(GO) Falling Creek - 05043 IS 

299 Falling Creek Ch.Rd., Goldsboro, NC 27530 (O) (919) 689-9981 

*2732 US 13 S.. Goldsboro. NC 27530 (H) (919) 689-3155 

Eldredge, Robert Kenneth [Bob] (Dodie) 

(BU) Retired Minister RM 

*1811 Broadway Dr. Graham. NC 27253-4320 (H) (910) 227-7527 

Elliott, Edward C. [Ed] (Gay) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*5029 Knaresborough Rd. Raleigh. NC 27612-3404 (H) (919) 782-6832 

Elliott, Michael H. [Mike] (Alice Anne) Email: mhe@ix.netcom.com 

(Wl) Fifth Avenue - 12371 FC 

*409 S 5th Ave, Wilmington, NC 28401 (O) (910) 763-2621 

5615 Woodridge Rd. Wilmington. NC 28409-3946 (H) (910) 392-9731 

Elliott, Roger V. [Roger] (Jackie) 

(RA) Edenton Street - 08351 FC 

*228 W Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27603 (O) (919) 832-7535 

1543 Iredell Dr. Raleigh. NC 27608-2304 (H) (919) 832-0684 

Epperson, J. Sidney [Sidney] (Frances) Email: eppersonsj@aol.com 

(RM) South Rosemary - 10271 FC 

(O) (919) 537-0730 

*1931 Willow St.. Roanoke Rapids. NC 27870 (H) (919) 537-1586 

Epps, Sr., Ralph I. [Ralph] (Pinear Mae (Pat)) 

(EC) Chowan:Bethany - 03051 RM 

*310 White Oak Dr. Edenton. NC 27932-9081 (H) (919) 482-8557 

Estes, Gayla Greene [Gayla] (J. Harvey) Email: rainman@coastalnet.com 

(GR) Bethel - 06061 FC 

(O) (919) 825-8041 

*P0 Box 207. Bethel. NC 27812-0207 (H) (919) 825-4311 

Estes, Ronald F. [Ron] (Brenda) 

(GR) Bath - 06030 FL 

*144 Woodstock Rd.. Belhaven. NC 27810-9555 (H) (919) 964-4143 

Eure, Jr., Aydlett J. [A.J.] (Barbara) 

(RM) Hart-Speight - 05141 RM 

*P0 Box 66. Sims. NC 27880-0066 (H) (919) 206-5782 

Evans, Paul W. [Paul] (Pauline (Polly)) 

(RM) Retired Associate Mbr. RAM 

*833 S Tillery St. Rocky Mount. NC 27803-2627 (H) (919) 442-9544 

Evans, Tommy L. [Tommy] (Mary Beth) 

(RA) Wendell - 08601 FC 

*Drawer D, Wendell, NC 27591 (O) (919) 365-6266 

308 Fowlkes St., Wendell. NC 27591 (H) (919) 365-9281 



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Evans, Willie J. [Bill] (Mary Fran) 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

*RR 1 Box 1. Cades. SC 29518-9700 (H) (803) 389-3256 

Everett, Glenn B. [Glenn] (Pat) 

(BU) Swepsonville - 01451 FC 

*P O Box 36, Swepsonville, NC 27359 (O) (910) 578-3661 

1307 US 54. Swepsonville, NC 27359 (H) (910) 578-8776 

Faggart, T. M. [Tom] (Billie) Email: tom242@ix.netcom.com 

(RO) Rockingham: First - 09431 FC 

*P0 Box 637, Rockingham, NC 28380 (O) (910) 895-4027 

512 Scotland Ave. Rockingham. NC 28379-3145 (H) (910) 997-3479 

Faggart, W. Bryan [Bryan] (Judy) 

(RA) Avent Ferry - 08321 CD 

2700 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606 (O) (919) 833-9394 

*716 Merrie Rd, Raleigh. NC 27606-2702 (H) (919) 233-8945 

Fairley, Leonard E. [Leonard] (Priscilla R.) 

(SA) Sanford Circuit - 11360 FC 

*P0 Box 1512. Lillington. NC 27546-1512 (H) (910) 893-8144 

Fairley, Robert A. [Robert] (Annie) 

(RO) Maxton Circuit - 09280 AM 

*P0 Box 643, Maxton, NC 28364 (O) (910) 844-5877 

PO Box 185. Maxton. NC 28364-0185 . . (H) (910) 844-5487 

Falgout, Jr., Roy Francis [Roy] 

(RM) Wilson:First - Associate - 10401 FC 

*P0 Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27894 (O) (919) 237-6121 

1305 Buxton Rd NW. Wilson. NC 27896-2004 (H) (919) 291-5646 

Farmer, John A. [John] (Penny) 

(NB) ABLC - Director, Camp Don Lee FC 

(O) (800) 535-5475 

*315 Camp Don Lee Rd.. Arapahoe, NC 28510 (H) (919) 249-0697 

Farmer, Penny Dollar [Penny] (John) 

(NB) Alliance-Arapahoe - 07010 FC 

(O) (919) 249-0697 

*315 Camp Don Lee Rd.. Arapahoe. NC 28510 (H) (919) 249-0697 

Farmer, Richard L. [Richard] (Judy) 

(SA) Bonlee - 11040 SL 

*P0 Box 81, Bonlee. NC 27213-0081 (H) (919) 837-5389 

Feltman, Walter C. [Walter] 

(NB) Retired Minister RM 

*1009 Albemarle Ct. New Bern, NC 28562-2502 (H) (919) 638-2126 

Felton, Gayle Carlton [Gayle] Email: gfelton@acpub.duke.edu 

(DU) ABLC - Asst.Prof., Duke Divinity School FC 

POBox 90967, Duke Div.Sch., Durham, NC 27708 (O) (919) 660-3462 

*4315 Peachwav Dr.. Durham, NC 27705 (H) (919) 489-3242 

Ferguson, Horace T. [Horace] (Brenda) 

(RA) Holly Springs - 08201 PL 

*1305 Brucemont Dr. Garner. NC 27529-4703 (H) (919) 772-8455 

Fisher, Albert Fleet [Al] (Becky) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*2813 Montgomery St. Durham, NC 27705-5635 (H) (919) 493-2324 

Fitzgerald, Carroll L. [Carroll] (Beverly) 

(Wl) Old Dock - 12190 PL 

*258 Dock Rd.. Whiteville, NC 28472-9416 (H) (910) 642-5462 

Fitzgerald, Jr., F. Owen [Owen] (Mary Owens) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC 27708 (O) (919) 660-3456 

*1612 Jarvis St. Raleigh. NC 27608-2213 (H) (919) 834-3814 



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Fitzgerald, Norman Richard [Norm] (Brenda) 

(BU) Union Grove - 01461 PM 

*6407 Union Grove Church Rd. Hillsborough. NC 27278-8310 (H) (919) 929-4597 

Fleck, Sr., Thomas S. [Tom] (Shirley) 

(EC) Center Hill - 03421 PL 

(O) (919) 264-4445 

*Rr 4 Box 736. Hertford. NC 27944 (H) (919) 264-3189 

Fleming, Jr., Ralph Lang [Ralph] (Ruth) 

(Wl) Retired Minister RM 

*36 Stonev Creek Drive, Blufflon, SC 29910 (H) (803) 757-4296 

Fletcher, Robert Lee [Bobby] (Babs) 

(RO) Rockingham:St.Paul - 09461 IS 

*587 Old Cheraw Hwy. Rockingham, NC 28379 (H) (910) 997-7370 

Flynn, Robert C. [Robert] (Jeannine) 

(BU) Orange -01141 PC 

*1220 Airport Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (O) (919) 942-2825 

2032 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill. NC 27516-9076 (H) (919) 942-4714 

Fogleman, Leiand Jan [Jan] 

(DU) 516.6 - Appointed to Attend School PC 

*8450 De Longpre Ave Apt 7. West Hollywood, CA 90069-261 2(H) (213) 656-1990 

Forbes, Jr., Daniel M. [Dan] (Louise) 

(GO) Retired Associate Mbr. RAM 

*RR 2 Box 124. Kinston, NC 28501-9612 (H) (919) 522-1686 

Forbes, Joseph W. [Joe] (Pat) 

(GO) Mt. Olive: First - 05291 PC 

PO Box 386, Mt. Olive, NC 28365 (O) (919) 658-3169 

*108 Ramblewood Dr.. Mt. Olive, NC 28365 (H) (919) 658-2637 

Formo, Steven N. [Steve] (Dawn Boyette) 

(EC) Union-Newbegun - 03370 PM 

2117 Nixonton Rd., Elizabeth City, NC 27909 (O) (919) 330-4078 

*465 Dryridge Rd, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-7169 (H) (919) 330-2743 

Forringer, Julie Bethel [Julie] 

(DU) ABLC - Psychotherapist/Clin.Dir.Pamily Counseling Service PC 

1200 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705 (O) (919) 286-3757 

*2310 Prince St, Durham, NC 27707-1431 (H) (919) 490-6401 

Fortescue, Frank Wahab [Frank] (Delora) 

(GR) Retired Minister RM 

*210 E 12th St, Washington, NC 27889-3721 (H) (919) 975-2337 

Fowler-Marchant, Donna [Donna] (Scott) 

(GO) Johnston Circuit - 05230 OD 

1940 Boyette Rd.. Four Oaks, NC 27524 (H) (919) 963-2979 

Fowler, Leon D. [Leon] (Neva R.T.) 

(RM) Northampton - 10210 PC 

(O) (919) 534-8711 

*P0 Box 767, Jackson, NC 27845 ■■■■.. (H) (919) 534-4281 

Fox, Doris T. [Doris] (Steve Jr.) 

(RO) Galilee-Beaver Dam - 09190 PC 

900 McGirts Bridge Rd, Laurinburg, NC 28352 (O) (910) 276-0811 

*P0 Box 1866. Laurinburg. NC 28353-1866 (H) (910) 276-9719 

France, Everett J. [Everett] (Susan) 

(DU) Creedmoor - 02081 PC 

PO Box 368, Creedmoor, NC 27522 (O) (919) 528-3987 

*216 Park Ave, Creedmoor, NC 27522-9752 (H) (919) 528-0090 

Francis, David H. [David] (Belinda) 

(GO) Westwood - 05421 PC 

130 Short St., Goldsboro, NC 27530 (O) (919) 736-1741 

*1618 W Grantham St. Goldsboro. NC 27530-1120 (H) (919) 735-7872 



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Franklin, K. Mike [Mike] (Deborah) 

(SA) ABLC - Chaplain, US Navy FC 

PSCBox8069,MACG28,Gr.Chap.Off., Cherry Pt.,NC28533-0069 (O) (919) 466-5828 

*216 N Holland Point Dr, Stella. NC 28582-9603 (H) (910) 326-2353 

Frazier, Jr., R. Carl [Carl] (Mary-Ellen) 

(RA) Saint Francis - 08081 FC 

*2965 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511 (O) (919) 362-1666 

1428 Elgin Ct, Cary, NC 27511-5205 (H) (919) 467-9881 

Free, Virgil Loren [Virgil] (Doris) 

(NB) Retired Associate Mbr. RAM 

*140 Ravenwood Ln. Pollocksvllle, NC 28573-9606 (H) (919) 224-0431 

Frese, Michael David [Mike] (Patty) 

(RA) Peace Christian Comm. - 08441 PM 

*9216 Savornis Ct, Raleigh, NC 27615 (H) (919) 847-1534 

Frizzelle, Willie H. [Willie] (Rachel) 

(Wl) Oleander-Devon Park - 12390 FL 

3403 Winston Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403 (O) (910) 799-0621 

*5711 Wisteria Ln, Wilmington, NC 28409-5823 (H) (910) 799-3214 

Frye, Lacy V. [Buck] (Marjorie) 

(SA) Carbonton - 11081 PL 

2037 S. US 220 Alt. Hwy, Biscoe, NC 27209-9622 (H) (910) 428-2432 

Fulford, W. Nelson [Nelson] (Mary) 

(GR) Wesley Memorial - 06411 RAM 

*P0 Box 313, Farmville, NC 27828 (O) (919) 753-3443 

112 S Pitt St. Farmville, NC 27828-1543 (H) (919) 753-2705 

Funkhouser, Jr., M. L. [Chip] (Mary Hope) 

(EC) 426.1 - Appointed in SC Conference FC 

(O) (803) 759-2811 

*P0 Box 277, Lake View. SC 29563-0277 (H) (803) 759-2134 

Furr, Lenier Everitte [Lennie] (Deborah) 

(Wl) Jordan's Chapel - 12161 PL 

M305 Stag Park Rd, Burgaw, NC 28425-3203 (H) (910) 675-2904 

Gaither, A. Craig [Craig] Email: revcraigg@aol.com 

(RA) Cary:First - Min.of EdA'outh - 08051 OD 

*117 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511 (O) (919) 467-1861 

151 Clancy Cir, Cary, NC 27511-5577 (H) (919) 469-2984 

Gales, Alvester I. [Al] (Ann) 

(RO) ABLC - Chaplain, US Army FC 

*P0 Box 340026. Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234-0026 

41 Hunt St. Fort Bragg, NC 28307-2026 (H) (910) 487-0532 

Galipi, Victor L. [Vic] (Sharon) 

(RM) Spring-Lebanon-Garysburg - 10350 FC 

P O Box 277, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (O) (919) 537-9099 

*128 Woodland Rd., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (H) (919) 537-0616 

Gallagher-Smith, Kellie [Kellie] (Stanley) 

(RO) Pineview - 09261 IS 

M868 Howell Rd., Lumberton, NC 28358 (H) (910) 738-5914 

Gallagher-Smith, Stanley [Stan] (Kellie) 

(RO) Lumberton Circuit - 09270 FL 

*4868 Howell Rd., Lumberton, NC 28358 (H) (910) 738-5914 

Gardner, Matt R. [Matt] 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*2616 Erwin Rd Unit 82, Durham, NC 27705-3820 (H) (919) 383-2567 

Gardner, Ronald E. [Ron] (Nancy) 

(NB) Pine Valley -07191 OM 

910 Pine Valley Rd.. Jacksonville, NC 28546 (O) (910) 353-4611 

*507 Oakwood Ave., Jacksonville. NC 28546 (H) (910) 355-2466 



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Garner, Clarence [Clarence] (Elgie) 
(SA) Doub's Chapel - 11521 

*P0 Box 306, Robbins. NC 27325-0306 (H) (910 

Garrison, John W. [Bill] (Nancy) 

(RA) Retired Minister 

*QE 30,Conj.Q.Casa 31, 71.065-170 Guara 2.Brasilia. DF Brazil.(H) (61 

Garrison, Robert H. [Bob] (Martha) 

(RA) Retired Diaconal Minister 

*3724 Carnegie Ln, Raleigh, NC 27612-4373 (H) (919 

Garton, Frankie Max [Frank] (Jackie) 
(BU) Milton - 01340 

(O) (910 

*11299 NC Highway 62 N. Milton, NC 27305-9359 (H) (910 

Gaskins, Jr., Walter W. [Walter] (Libby) 
(NB) Cherry Point - 07141 

*P0 Box 387, Havelock, NC 28532 (O) (919 

4551 Rivershore Dr, New Bern, NC 28560-8036 (H) (919 

Gast, Michael Francis [Mike] 
(Wl) Bladen - 12020 

*P0 Box 96, White Oak, NC 28399 (O) (910 

PO Box 96, White Oak, NC 28399-0096 (H) (910 

Gattis, Irene F. [Irene] (Bill) 
(BU) Retired Diaconal Minister 

*585 Gilmore Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27516-4909 (H) (919 

Gattis, William H. [Bill] (Irene) 
(BU) University -01151 

*P0 Box 728, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (O) (919 

585 Gilmore Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-4909 (H) (919 

Gentle, Brian G. [Brian] (Arden) 
(RA) Saint Mark's - 08481 

*4801 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609 (O) (919 

4012 Swarthmore Rd, Durham, NC 27707-5368 (H) (919 

Gibson, Alan C. [Alan] (Pamela) 
(EC) Newland-Grace - 03250 

(O) (919 

*1686 Morgans Corner Rd, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-8312 . . (H) (919 
Gibson, Robert Stansill [Bob] 
(RO) Retired Minister 

*3420 Shamrock Dr # 503, Charlotte. NC 28215-3298 (H) (704 

Gilbert, Milton H. [Milton] (Lucretia) 
(NB) Morehead City:First - 07231 

*900 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557 (O) (919 

1609 Calico Dr, Morehead City, NC 28557-4422 (H) (919 

Gilliam, Pamela Jan [Pam] 
(RA) Gillburg - 08181 

4815 NC Hwy 39 S., Henderson, NC 27536 (O) (919 

*4939 NC Hwy 39 S., Henderson, NC 27536 (H) (919 

Gillikin, Haywood W. [Haywood] (Jenny) 
(EC) Mount Hermon - 03201 

(O) (919 

*805 Okisko Rd, Elizabeth City. NC 27909-7209 (H) (919 

Glass, Jr., Joseph Conrad [Conrad] (Gaynelle) 
(RA) Retired Minister 

Bx7801, 310 Poe Hall, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695 (O) (919 

*3208 Huntleigh Dr. Raleigh, NC 27604-3310 (H) (919 



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Cleaves, Edith Lee [Edie] 

(DU) Resurrection - 02261 FC 

M705 Old Chapel Hill Rd., Durham, NC 27707 (O) (919) 489-6552 

109 Evanshire Ln, Durham. NC 27713-9429 (H) (919) 361-0958 

Glennon, Dennis J. [Denny] (Sue) 

(RO) Ellerbe-Mt.Pleasant - 09070 FL 

*P0 Box 340. Ellerbe. NC 28338-0340 (H) (910) 652-2571 

Glover, Murrell K. [Murrell] (Erma) 

(GR) Retired Minister RM 

*POBox 1799, c/o Durant Glover, Greensboro, NC 27402 . . (O) (910) 273-9794 

265 Lvstra Estates Dr.. Chapel Hill. NC 27514-6444 (H) (919) 942-5936 

Glover, R. Keith [Keith] (Fran) Email: 74022, 1331 ©CompuServe. com 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

Wake Tech, 9101 Fay'vl Rd, Raleigh, NC 27603 (O) (919) 662-3490 

*5317 Cypress Ln. Raleigh. NC 27609-4109 (H) (919) 876-5894 

Godwin, Sherwood A. [Sherwood] (Margaret (Peg)) 

(NB) Harkers Island - 07121 FC 

(O) (919) 728-7015 

*PQ Box 307. Harkers Island. NC 28531-0307 (H) (919) 728-4368 

Goehring, Carol W. [Carol] (David) 

(NB) Centenary - Co-pastor - 07281 FC 

P O Box 1388, New Bern, NC 28563 (O) (919) 637-4181 

*1602 Tryon Rd.. New Bern. NC 28560 (H) (919) 638-4395 

Goehring, David J. [David] (Carol W.) 

(NB) Centenary - Co-pastor - 07281 FC 

P Box 1388, New Bern, NC 28563 (O) (919) 637-4181 

*1602 Tryon Rd.. New Bern. NC 28560 (H) (919) 638-4395 

Goldfinch, Jr., Albert Eugene [Gene] (Teresita) 

(BU) Hightower - 01290 FC 

*238 NC Highway 119 N. Mebane. NC 27302-7334 (H) (910) 694-4258 

Goldston, C. Wade [Wade] 

(RM) Retired Minister RM 

*2616 Erwin Rd # AL-230. Durham. NC 27705-3843 (H) (919) 382-2952 

Gonia, Rachel Radeline [Rachel] (Ronald) 

(BU) Orange - Associate - 01141 FC 

*1220 Airport Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (O) (919) 942-2825 

244 Hayes Rd. Chapel Hill. NC 27514-5633 (H) (919) 942-5244 

Gonia, Ronald E. [Ronald] (Rachel) 

(BU) University - Associate - 01151 FC 

*P0 Box 728, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (O) (919) 929-7191 

244 Hayes Rd. Chapel Hill. NC 27514-5633 (H) (919) 942-5244 

Gooch, Ray Thomas [Ray] 

(SA) Pittsboro Circuit - 11290 FC 

624 Sanford Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (O) (919) 542-3033 

*P0 Box 795. Pittsboro. NC 27312-0795 (H) (919) 542-3033 

Goodwin, Dennis M. [Dennis] (Peggy) 

(EC) Manteo:Mt.Olivet - 03211 FC 

(O) (919) 473-2089 

*P O Box 787. Manteo. NC 27954 (H) (919) 473-2088 

Gouverneur, Joseph P. [Joe] (Erika) 

(GO) Zion - 05441 SL 

*1727 Zion Church Rd. Mount Olive. NC 28365-9051 (H) (919) 658-6191 

Grant, Jr., Henry B. [Henry] (Georgia) 

(FA) 426.1 - Appointed in Iowa Conference FC 

PO Box 65, Stanhope, lA 50246 (O) (515) 826-3367 

*1409 Ridgewood Ave. Ames. lA 50010-5221 (H) (515) 233-0584 



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Graves, Stacey Zane [Stacey] (Renee) 

(FA) Lillington - 04351 FC 

*P0 Box 506, Lillington, NC 27546 (O) (910) 893-4811 

PO Box 506, Lillington. NC 27546-0506 . (H) (910) 893-3627 

Graves, Walter L. [Walter] (Peggy C.) 

(FA) Christ - 04131 FC 

*3101 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28303 (O) (910) 484-3340 

2115 Clinchfield Dr, Favetteville, NC 28304-3632 (H) (910) 484-8658 

Green, Harold William [William] 

(RA) Cary: First - Associate - 08051 FC 

*117 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511 (O) (919) 467-1861 

107 Stourbridge Cir. Cary, NC 27511-4852 (H) (919) 460-7115 

Green, Lawrence Amon [Lawrence] (Naomi W.) 

(EC) Retired Minister RM 

*#3 Hamlette Dr.. Eppinqton Forest. Blackstone. VA 23824 . . (H) (804) 292-1593 

Greene, John Thomas [John] (Nellie) 

(RM) Retired Minister RM 

*4215 Quail Nest Ln, New Smyrna Beach. FL 32168-5210 . . . (H) (904) 423-6808 

Greenway, Richard O. [Richard] (Mary L.) Email: fsumc@netpath.net 

(BU) Front St - Associate - 01071 PM 

PO Box 2597, Burlington, NC 27216 (O) (910) 227-6263 

*326 Oakland Dr, Burlington. NC 27215-7717 (H) (910) 584-9439 

Greenwood, Susan Pate [Susan] (Doug) 

(RM) West Nash - 10411 FC 

*2106 W. Nash St., Wilson, NC 27896 (O) (919) 237-4258 

1105 Knollwood Dr., Wilson, NC 27896 (H) (919) 237-3462 

Grill, C. Franklin [Frank] (Helge) 

(SA) Retired Minister RM 

*330 Azalea Rd, Southern Pines, NC 28387-2702 (H) (910) 695-8826 

Grissom, David R. [David] (Sue) 

(DU) ABLC - Supt., Oxford Orphanage FC 

600 College St, Oxford, NC 27565 (O) (919) 693-5111 

*500 College St, Oxford. NC 27565-2715 (H) (919) 690-0542 

Gum, Donald F. [Don] (Brenda) 

(DU) ABLC - Dir., Pastoral Care, Alamance Health Services, inc. FC 

*P0 Box 202, Burlington, NC 27216 (O) (910) 538-7475 

4341 NC 54, Graham. NC 27253 (H) (910) 578-4584 

Gunter, Edward M. [Ed] (Beverly) Email: edwar30871@aol.com 

(NB) Havelock:First - 07151 FC 

PO Box 324, Havelock, NC 28532 (O) (919) 447-3541 

*201 Chadwick Ave. Havelock. NC 28532-2662 (H) (919) 447-3763 

Guthrie, Kendall Jay [Kendall] (Sandra) 

(Wl) Hope - 12521 FC 

*108 N. Kerr Ave., Suite D-1, Wilmington, NC 28405 (O) (910) 799-2440 

7324 Quail Woods Rd. Wilmington. NC 28405 (H) (910) 799-7110 

Guthrie, Walter Sherman [Sherman] (Kim) 

(EC) Woodland - 03401 AM 

*Rt. 4 Box 189. Hertford. NC 27944 (H) (919) 264-3679 

Hackett, Charles Martin [Charles] (June) Email: hack@mail.glo.com 

(GO) Retired Minister RM 

*103 Foxwood PI. Goldsboro. NC 27530-9258 (H) (919) 734-7449 

Hadden, Sidney Gene [Gene] (Lee) 

(GR) Jamesville -06190 SL 

*P0 Box 99. Jamesville, NC 27846-0099 (H) (919) 792-3830 

Haddock, Jr., William A. [Bill] (Jean) Email: revbillh@aol.com 

(BU) Shiloh - 01441 FC 

(O) (910) 584-2867 

*4718 N. NC 87. Gibsonville. NC 27249 (H) (910) 584-0844 



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Hadley, Jr., Jacob Milton [Milton] (Maxine) 

(RM) ABLC - Dir., Pastoral Services, MRH FC 

2616 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27705 (O) (919) 383-2567 

*2101 Carriage Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (H) (919) 933-9842 

Hagerty, Robert Allen [Bob] (Kathleen) 

(NB) Shady Gr.-Cypress Cr. - 07400 FL 

Rt. 3. Box 327, Kinston. NC 28501 (H) (919) 523-4035 

Hale, Michael L. [Mike] (Jane) 

(FA) ABLC - Family Life Spec, Meth.Home for Children FC 

P O Box 65175, Fayetteville, NC 28306 (O) (910) 426-5228 

*110 Lattimore St. Hope Mills. NC 28348-2448 (H) (910) 425-3790 

Hall, Stephen B. [Steve] (Teresa) 

(SA) ABLC - Chaplain, U.S. Navy FC 

*POBx195021,USCG Integrated Supp.Comm.,Kodiak,AK99619 (O) (907) 487-5730 

207A Lighthouse Ave., Kodiak, AK 99615 (H) (907) 487-2170 

Hall, Steven M. [Steve] (Cheryl N.) 

(GO) Whitley-Elizabeth - 05430 FC 

(O) (919) 989-8506 

*809 Wilson Mills Rd. Smithfield. NC 27577-3257 (H) (919) 934-8834 

Hall, Sr., W. Kenneth [Ken] (Pat) 

(EC) Ahoskie -03011 FC 

PO Box 665, Ahoskie, NC 27910 (O) (919) 332-2203 

*102 Pembroke Ave S. Ahoskie, NC 27910-2942 (H) (919) 332-3738 

Hall, Jr., William Kenneth [Kenneth] (Kari) 

(FA) Erwin -04111 FC 

600 Denim Dr, Erwin, NC 28339 (O) (910) 897-8894 

*610 Denim Dr, Erwin, NC 28339-2228 (H) (910) 897-5968 

Ham, William Craig [Craig] (Maria) 

(GR) Queen St. - Associate - 06201 FL 

*P0 Box 508, Kinston, NC 28502 (O) (919) 527-2119 

RR 1 Box 147-B, Pink Hill, NC 28572-9630 (H) (919) 568-4791 

Hamilton, James W. [Jim] (Betty) 

(SA) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 889. BIscoe, NC 27209-0889 (H) (910) 428-2225 

Hamilton, Riley T. [Riley] (Betty) 

(RA) Retired Local Pastor - 08032 RL 

*202 Kelly Green Ct., Rolesville, NC 27571-9441 (H) (919) 562-2437 

Hamm, Rodney G. [Rodney] (Phyllis) 

(BU) Burlington District Super. FC 

*3118 Truitt Dr.. Burlington, NC 27215 (H) (910) 584-7959 

Hammond, Robert Michael [Rob] (Denise S.) 

(RM) Conway - 10031 FC 

*P0 Box 326. Conway. NC 27820-0326 (H) (919) 585-1984 

Han, Kwang Youn [Chris] (Seung-Bun) 

(RA) Raleigh Korean - 08461 OD 

(O) (919) 832-6871 

*1003 Fox Hunt Ln Apt B. Raleigh, NC 27615-5334 (H) (919) 676-6072 

Hancock, C. Glenn [Glenn] (Lynne) 

(SA) Troy Circuit - 11430 AM 

*Rt 1, Box 51, Troy, NC 27371 (O) (910) 572-1661 

Rt. 1, Box 51. Troy. NC 27371 (H) (910) 572-1661 

Hankal, Madison N. [Madison] Email: mnhank@msn.com 

(GO) St. Paul - Associate - 05201 FC 

*204 E Chestnut St, Goldsboro, NC 27530 (O) (919) 734-2965 

102 S Jefferson St. Goldsboro. NC 27530-5224 (H) (919) 735-8928 



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Hanse, Richard Lawton [Rick] (Lisa) 

(FA) Kipling - 04331 FC 

*P0 Box 88, Kipling, NC 27543 (O) (919) 552-2124 

PO Box 186, Kipling, NC 27543-0186 (H) (919) 552-2124 

Harbin, Jr., Harold H. [Hal] (Libby) Email: halbert@juno.com 

(RO) Glenwood - 09441 AM 

*221 County Home Rd., Rockingham. NC 28379 (H) (910) 895-9536 

Hardison, Jr., Riley Vance [Vance] (Phyllis) 

(GR) Retired Local Pastor RL 

*310 E 13th St. Washington. NC 27889-3730 (H) (919) 946-7004 

Hardt, Otto H. C. [Otto] (Betty) 

(GO) Princeton - 05321 FC 

*P0 Box 116, Princeton, NC 27569 

402 E. Second St.. Princeton, NC 27569 (H) (919) 936-3871 

Hargrove, Robert H. [Bob] (Alethea) 

(RO) Bethesda - 09031 FL 

(O) (910) 628-7858 

*8414 South Creek Rd., Orrum, NC 28369-9713 (H) (910) 628-5384 

Harper, Ruth E. [Ruth] 

(Wl) Wilmington District Super. FC 

*2201 Lynnwood Dr, Wilmington. NC 28403-8026 (H) (910) 762-0400 

Harrell, Haywood L. [Haywood] (Dorothy) 

(GO) Retired Minister RM 

*RR 5 Box 770, Snow Hill. NC 28580-9461 (H) (919) 747-2090 

Harrington, William David [David] (Gail) 

(GR) Jarvis Memorial - Associate - 06121 FC 

510 S Washington St, Greenville, NC 27858 (O) (919) 752-3101 

*3003 Sherwood Dr, Greenville, NC 27858-6007 (H) (919) 756-3406 

Harris, Don Lee [Don Lee] (Emma) 

(RM) Retired Minister RM 

*1408 Bridgeton Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-9315 (H) (919) 985-1226 

Harris, Henry Paul [Paul] (Sue) 

(NB) Merrimon - 07471 PL 

143 Air Base Rd.. Atlantic. NC 28511 (H) (919) 225-2751 

Harris, Jr., James H. [Jim] (Brenda) 

(SA) Mt. Gilead - 11240 FC 

*P0 Box 176, Mount Gilead, NC 27306 (O) (910) 439-6475 

PO Box 702, Mount Gilead, NC 27306-0702 (H) (910) 439-6445 

Harris, Jr., Robert G. [Bob] (Donna) 

(GR) ABLC - Chaplain, VA Med.Ctr., Lexington FC 

VA Medical Center, Lexington, KY 40511 (O) (606) 281-3910 

*3293 Tisdale Dr. Lexington, KY 40503-4230 (H) (606) 224-4216 

Harrison, Russell S. [Russell] 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*10929 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92124 

2616 Erwin Rd. Durham, NC 27705-3843 (H) (919) 383-2567 

Harry, James Harold [Jim] (Maria) 

(RA) Highland - Associate - 08381 FC 

*1901 Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607 (O) (919) 787-4240 

3404 Morningside Dr, Raleigh, NC 27607-3023 (H) (919) 787-1994 

Harsh-Cafferty, Susan L. [Susan] (Dennis J.) 

(SA) Goldston - 11161 FC 

*P0 Box 85, Goldston, NC 27252 (O) (919) 898-4523 

PO Box 85, Goldston, NC 27252-0085 (H) (919) 898-4337 

Harvey, George [George] 

(RO) Parkton - 09330 PL 

(O) (910) 323-3827 

*P O Box 1903. Favetteville. NC 28302-1903 (H) (910) 488-8320 



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Harvin, David L. [David] (Sue) Email: dharvin@aoi.com 

(BU) Carrboro - 01101 FC 

*200 Hillsborough Rd, Carrboro, NC 27510 (O) (919) 942-1223 

102 Dove St. Carrboro. NC 27510-1141 . (H) (919) 968-6981 

Harwood, Jr., John E. [John] (Gail) Email: jreed@cswnet.com 

(RM) Englewood - 10281 FC 

*P0 Box 7116, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (O) (919) 443-2926 

3312 Woodlawn Rd. Rocky Mount. NC 27804-3911 (H) (919) 443-6916 

Hatch, Mary Martha [Marti] (Larry Ganster) 

(RA) 426.1 - Appointed in SC Conference FC 

*200 Buncombe St., Greenville, SC 29601 (O) (864) 232-7341 

3 Mountain Brook Tr., Greenville. SC 29609 (H) (864) 246-1472 

Hause, Charles J. [Charles] (Rita) 

(Wl) Wesley Memorial - Associate - 12441 RL 

1401 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403 (O) (910) 791-4092 

*1519-4 Village Dr.. Wilmington, NC 28401 (H) (910) 799-8989 

Hayes, Carol Dell [Carol] 

(RA) Diaconal Minister DM 

*P0 Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605-0955 (O) (919) 832-9560 

4100 Five Oaks Dr Apt 28, Durham, NC 27707-5252 (H) (919) 490-8675 

Hedden, Forrest D. [Forrest] (Jean) 

(Wl) Retired Minister RM 

*958 Birch Creek Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403-4200 (H) (910) 791-7633 

Heitzenrater, Warren T. [Warren] Email: wheitz@intrstar.net 

(Wl) Chadbourn-Evergreen - 12090 FL 

*300 E 3rd Ave. Chadbourn, NC 28431-1910 (H) (910) 654-3563 

Helms, Jr., Julian B. [J.B.] (Carolyn) 

(NB) Disability Leave FC 

*2939 NC 903 S.. Magnolia. NC 28453 (H) (910) 289-4354 

Helms, Suzanna Ross [Suzanna] (Hank) 

(RA) Family Leave FC 

*607 N Ashbury Ave. Bolingbrook, IL 60440-1103 (H) (708) 972-9027 

Hendricks, M. Elton [Elton] (Jerry) 

(FA) ABLC - President, Methodist College FC 

*5400 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC 28311-1420 (O) (919) 630-7005 

234 Kinlaw Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28311-1432 (H) (910) 488-0793 

Herrin, Charles L. [Chuck] (Kitty) 

(FA) Coats - 04051 FC 

*P0 Box 388, Coats, NC 27521 (O) (910) 897-6793 

P O Box 388, Coats, NC 27521 (H) (910) 897-6793 

Herring, Charles M. [Charles] Email: cherr97989@aol.com 

(RO) ABLC - Chaplain, US Army FC 

*2nd & G St., 46th CSG(ABN)Chapel, Ft. Bragg, NC 28307 . (O) (910) 396-2040 

43 Maas Dr.. Ft. Bragg. NC 28307 (H) (910) 497-3599 

Hewett, William Oscar [Bill] (Faye) 

(RO) Ledbetter -09211 PL 

(O) (910) 997-4919 

*189 Roberdell School Rd. Rockingham, NC 28379-7947 . . . . (H) (910) 895-9822 
Hickle, Steven A. [Steve] (Peggy) Email: stvnhckl@nando.net 

(RA) Fairmont - 08361 FC 

*2501 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607 (O) (919) 832-3316 

117 Brooks Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607-7126 (H) (919) 832-2403 

Hicks, Jr., James W. [Jim] (Ruby) 

(GO) Disability Leave AM 

*3730 Salem Church Rd, Goldsboro. NC 27530-8071 (H) (919) 736-2311 



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Hicks, Patricia V. [Irish] 
(RA) Diaconal Minister 

*117 S Academy St, Gary, NC 27511 (O) 

207 Applecross Dr. Gary. NC 27511-5070 (H) 

Hicks, Phyllis K. [Phyllis] 

(BU) ABLG - Dir., Pastoral Gare & Gouns.lnst.of DU-GH 

*3325 Ghapel Hill Blvd. Suite 102, Durham, NG 27707 .... (O) 

100 Markham Dr. Ghapel Hill, NG 27514-2114 (H) 

Hicks, Wayne Marion [Wayne] (April) 
(GO) Pikeville-Mt. Garmel - 05300 

*P0 Box 43, Pikeville, NG 27863-0043 (H) 

Higgins, Lawrence C. [Larry] (Rhonda) 
(RO) Hamlet: First - 09131 

300 Gharlotte St, Hamlet. NG 28345 (O) 

*414 Entwistle St. Hamlet, NG 28345-2420 (H) 

Highsmith, Emmett James [E. J] (Linda) 
(Wl) Westview - 12331 

*1750 Stag Park Rd, Burgaw, NG 28425-3344 (H) 

Hill, Jr., A. P. [A. P.] (LaRue) 
(GR) Retired Minister 

*2009 Fairview Way, Greenville, NG 27858-5326 (H) 

Hill, D. Christopher [Ghris] (Gindy) 
(DU) Helena - 02331 

(O) 

*216 Helena-Moriah Rd., Timberlake, NG 27583 (H) 

Hill, Edward Carlton [Eddie] (Nita) 

(DU) Mount Tirzah - 02411 

4585 Surl-Mt. Tirzah Rd, Timberlake, NG 27583 

*4553 Surl-Mt. Tirzah Rd, Timberlake, NG 27583 (H) 

Hill II, Edward F. [Ned] (Rochelle) 
(RA) Millbrook - 08421 

*1712 E Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NG 27609 (O) 

1012 Gedarhurst Dr, Raleigh, NG 27609-5416 (H) 

Hill, Jan N. [Jan] (Rick) 

(GO) Pine Level-Sanders - 05310 

(O) 

M484 Brogden Rd, Smithfield, NG 27577-9295 (H) 

Hill, Jr., Noah B. [N. B.] (Gharlotte) 
(FA) Retired Minister 

M63 Albemarle Dr, Fayetteville, NG 28311-1542 (H) 

Hill, Ralph M. [Ralph] (Faye) 
(RM) Stantonsburg - 10431 

*P0 Box 6, Stantonsburg, NG 27883 (O) 

PO Box 6, Stantonsburg, NG 27883-0006 (H) 

Hillman, Randy A. [Randy] (Wanda) 

(EG) ABLG - Assoc.Dir., Chaplain Services, Forsyth Mem. Hosp. 

*3333 Silas Greek Pky, Winston Salem, NG 27103 (O) 

4408 Robinhood Rd, Winston Salem, NG 27106-4236 (H) 

Hines, David M. [David] (Annette) 
(RO) Diaconal Minister 

*P0 Box 1032, Lumberton, NG 28359 (O) 

4924 Pinedale Blvd. Lumberton, NG 28358-2170 (H) 

Hines, James R. [Jim] 
(Wl) Carver's Greek - 12071 

(O) 

*Rt. 1. Box 223, Council, NC 28434 (H) 



DM 
919) 467-1861 
919) 467-2183 



FG 
919) 489-6452 
919) 968-7671 



FL 
919) 242-4674 



FG 
910) 582-0078 
910) 582-0306 



PL 
910) 259-5278 



RM 
919) 355-9109 



FG 
910) 364-9255 
910) 364-2819 



PM 
910) 364-1387 



FG 
919) 876-0865 
919) 876-3910 



SL 
919) 989-8283 
919) 934-7613 



RM 
910) 488-4179 



FG 
919) 238-3838 
919) 238-3402 



FC 
910) 718-2005 
910) 922-4297 



DM 
910) 739-3304 
910) 671-9136 



FL 
910) 669-2811 
910) 645-4168 



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Hinnant, H. Mallie [Mallie] (Susan) 

(GO) ABLC - Evangelist FC 

*P0 Box 11392, Goldsboro, NC 27532 (O) (919) 242-6132 

PO Box 751, Pikeville, NC 27863-0751 (H) (919) 242-6132 

Hinson, E. Harrell [Harrell] (Connie) 

(Wl) Peace - 12501 PL 

(O) (910) 259-4590 

M65 John Humphrey Rd. Burqaw. NC 28425-3248 (H) (910) 259-3257 

Hix, Jr., Clarence Eugene [Gene] (Betty) 

(GO) Retired Minister RM 

*RR 3 Box 42. Fayette. MO 65248-9803 (H) (816) 248-2697 

Hobbs, James L. [Jim] (Mary) 

(GO) Providence - 05171 FC 

202 Providence Church Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27530 (O) (919) 734-7114 

*236 Providence Church Rd. Goldsboro, NC 27530-8910 . . . . (H) (919) 735-4607 

Hobbs, John W. [John] (Betty Jo) 

(GR) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 3355, Wilmington, NC 28406 (O) (910) 313-1441 

229 Bradford Rd, Wilmington, NC 28409-2300 (H) (910) 313-1365 

Hobbs, Michael B. [Michael] (Gaye) 

(BU) Davis Street - 01041 FC 

*606 E Davis St, Burlington, NC 27215 (O) (910) 227-3784 

528 Tarleton Ave, Burlington. NC 27215-4910 (H) (910) 226-6663 

Hockett, Margaret B. [Margaret] (Jerry) 

(Wl) Epworth - 12361 PL 

PO Box 3455. 408 Willard St, Wilmington, NC 28406 (O) (910) 762-1407 

*111 Sassanqua Rd, Castle Hayne, NC 28429-6227 (H) (910) 675-2600 

Hocutt, Allison Brady [Al] (Paula) 

(SA) Asbury-Bethlehem - 11020 SL 

*557 Minow Johnson Road, Sanford, NC 27330 (H) (919) 776-0692 

Hodge, Rudolph H. [Rudy] 

(NB) Disability Leave FC 

*5348 Barclay Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606-1202 (H) (919) 851-7362 

Hodgin, Hubert Howard [Hugo] (Sue) 

(BU) Retired Minister RM 

P O Box 1287, Lexington, NC 27293-1287 (O) (704) 249-8186 

*110 Westover Dr, Lexington. NC 27292-2340 (H) (704) 249-3109 

Holliday, William Ervin [William] (Elizabeth M.) 

(EC) Wanchese: Bethany - 03381 FC 

PO Box 239, Wanchese, NC 27981 (O) (919) 473-5254 

*P0 Box 609, Wanchese, NC 27981-0609 (H) (919) 473-5438 

Hollis, Thomas M. [Tom] (Ann) 

(RA) Plank Chapel - 08301 FC 

(O) (919) 492-1919 

M785 Kittrell Rd. Kittrell. NC 27544-9743 (H) (919) 438-6080 

Holmes, Audrey C. [Audrey] 

(RO) Rowland - 09491 FC 

301 S Bond St, Rowland, NC 28383 (O) (910) 422-3414 

*P0 Box 66, Rowland. NC 28383-0066 (H) (910) 422-3247 

Holtsclaw, Thomas G. [Tom] (Jan) 

(GR) Jarvis Memorial - 06121 FC 

*510 S. Washington St., Greenville, NC 27858 (O) (919) 752-3101 

107 Williamsburg Dr., Greenville, NC 27858 (H) (919) 756-4645 

Hood, Elizabeth Hackney [Beth] (Paul) 

(SA) St. Luke - Associate - 11341 FC 

*2916 Wicker Street Ext, Sanford, NC 27330 (O) (919) 776-2012 

2501 Castleton Dr. Sanford, NC 27330-9316 (H) (919) 776-6272 



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Hood, Jean L. [Jean] (Elizabeth) 

(GO) Retired IVIinister RM 

*2747 US Highway 13 S, Goldsboro. NC 27530-8913 (H) (919) 689-9850 



Hoogerland, Thomas D. [Tom] (Wynell) 
(FA) Newton Grove - 04390 



*1 35 W Grove St, Newton Grove. NC 28366-7522 



(O) (910 
(H) (910 



Home, Alvin M. [Al] (Susan) 

(BU) Friendship - 01241 

4612 Friendship Patterson Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27215 

M702 Friendship Patterson Mill Rd, Burlington. NC 27215- 



. . (O) (910 
9619(H) (910 



Home, Herbert Franklin [Herb] (Hazel) 

(NB) Retired Local Pastor 

*P0 Box 728, Mavsville, NC 28555-0728 



(H) (910 



Horton, Benjamin Edward [Ben] 
(Wl) Garland - 12130 



'PO Box 427, Garland, NC 28441-0427 



(O) (910 
(H) (910 



House, Thomas H. [Brother Thomas] (Madelyn) 

(RO) Retired Minister 

*1000 Wesley Pines Rd, #108. Lumberton. NC 28358 



(H) (910 



Howell, Karen Caraway [Karen] 
(Wl) Burgaw - Associate - 12050 



1795 Hwv 210 W. Hampstead. NC 28443 



(O) (910 
(H) (910 



Hubbard, Charles S. [Charlie] (Mercer) 

(SA) Retired Minister 

*P0 Box 58. Pittsboro, NC 27312-0058 



(H) (919 



Huckaby, Jr., Robert L. [Rob] (Susan Y.) 
(RA) Diaconal Minister 
*6612 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613 . 
5232 Troutman Ln. Raleigh, NC 27613-1415 



(O) (919 
(H) (919 



Hudson, Pamela Jo [Pamela] 
(RM) ABLC - Chaplain, Sandhills Hospice, Inc. 
POBox 1956,Sandhills Hospice, Pinehurst, NC 28374 
'133 Alan Cir, # E, Carthage, NC 28327-8502 



(O)(910 
(H) (910 



Huffines, Terry L. [Terry] (Lisa) 

(BU) Haw River - 01271 

*P0 Box 460, Haw River, NC 27258 . . . 

PO Box 460. Haw River, NC 27258-0460 



(O) (910 
(H) (910 



Huffman, Virgil B. [Butch] (Ann) 

(GO) Daniels Memorial - 05131 

2802 E Ash St, Goldsboro, NC 27534 .... 

*2803 E Ash St, Goldsboro, NC 27534-451 8 



(O) (919 
(H) (919 



Huggins III, H. Sidney [Sid] (Kay) 

(GR) Greenville District Super. 

*215 Commerce St., Greenville, NC 27858 . . . 

101 Martinsborough Rd., Greenville, NC 27858 



(O) (919 
(H) (919 



Huggins, Johnnie S. [Johnnie] (Ruby) 
(FA) Retired Minister 



*2701-1 Preston Woods La.. Favetteville. NC 28304 



(0)(919 
(H) (910 



Hultman, Suzanne Cloyd [Suzanne] (Scott) 
(BU) Davis St. - Associate - 01041 

*606 E Davis St, Burlington, NC 27215 

201 Westbrook Dr., #C-23, Carrboro, NC 27510 



(O) (919 
(H) (919 



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Humphreys, Chris Dwight [Chris] 

(GR) Swan Quarter - 06350 FL 

*P0 Box 129, Swanquarter. NC 27885-0129 (H) (919) 926-4791 

Humphries, James [Jim] (Lisa) 

(GO) Seven Springs - 05351 IS 

*P O Box 64, Seven Springs, NC 28578 (H) (919) 569-2871 

Hunnings, Bess G. [Bess] (Hank) 

(DU) Epworth - Associate - 02181 FC 

3002 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707 (O) (919) 489-6557 

*910 Sunstone Dr, Durham. NC 27712-1500 (H) (919) 471-0531 

Hunnings, Henry M. [Hank] (Bess) 

(DU) EllisChap-02291/Mt.Tab-Riv'rvu - 02400 RAM 

(O) (919)479-1614 

*910 Sunstone Dr. Durham. NC 27712-1500 (H) (919) 471-0531 

Hunt, Terry [Terry] (Gloria) 

(RO) Pleasant Grove - 09371 SL 

*P0 Box 2112, Pembroke. NC 28372-2112 (H) (910) 521-4707 

Hunter, J. Manly [Jack] (Wilma) 

(SA) Jones Chapel - 11181 RM 

*2212 Tanqlewood Dr. Sanford, NC 27330-8242 (H) (919) 776-4913 

Hunter, Jack L. [Jack] (Carolyn) 

(SA) Sanford District Super. FC 

M511 Columbine Rd. Sanford, NC 27330-8276 (H) (919) 775-7041 

Huskins, James R. [Jim] (Linda) 

(EC) Hatteras -03150 FC 

(O) (919) 986-2149 

*P0 Box 310, Hatteras. NC 27943-0310 (H) (919) 986-2254 

Hutcherson, Cyrus B. [Cy] 

(EC) Retired Minister RM 

*2720 Windemere Dr Apt 357, Valdosta, GA 31602-4116 . . . . (H) (912) 244-3276 

Hutchins, David Carl [David] (Lynn) 

(SA) Bynum - 11061 SL 

*P O Box 6. Bvnum. NC 27228 (H) (919) 542-4715 

Hutchinson, Charles H. [Charles] (Iris) 

(EC) Retired Minister RM 

*P Box 1507, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (H) (704) 452-4088 

Ingram, Geraldine D. [Gerry] (Kelly) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*105 Laramie Ct, Gary. NC 27513-5320 (H) (919) 319-1591 

Ingram, O. Kelly [Kelly] (Gerry) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*105 Laramie Ct, Gary, NC 27513-5320 (H) (919) 319-1591 

Innes, Randall E. [Randy] (Emily) 

(BU) Elon College:First - 01201 FC 

*1630 Westbrook Ave., Elon College, NC 27244 (O) (910) 584-5263 

1331 Granville St.. Burlington, NC 27215 (H) (910) 227-3993 

Irvine, Robert J. [Bob] (Janet) 

(DU) Diaconal Minister DM 

504 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701 (O) (919) 683-3467 

*3201 Lassiter St. Durham. NC 27707-3879 (H) (919) 493-3756 

Jackson, Jerry A. [Jerry] (Annette) 

(NB) Queen's Creek - 07361 FC 

*P0 Box 398, Hubert, NC 28539-0398 (O) (910) 353-0441 

PO Box 398. Hubert. NC 28539-0398 (H) (910) 353-1930 

Jackson, Lester P. [Lester] (Henrietta) 

(RM) Retired Minister RM 

*308 Golfers Ln, Nashville, NC 27856-1648 (H) (919) 459-2355 



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Jackson, Richard C. [Richard] (Cheryl) 

(FA) ABLC - Chaplain, US Army FC 

*6935 Congressional Blvd. San Antonio. TX 78244 (O) (210) 662-4733 

Jackson, Wilbur I. [Wil] (Carolyn) 

(RO) Laurinburg:First - 09181 FC 

*101 W Church St, Laurinburg, NC 28352 (O) (910) 276-1593 

1304 Franklin Ave. Laurinburg, NC 28352-3427 (H) (910) 276-1939 

Jacobs, Harold Dean [Harold] (Edna) 

(RO) Diaconal Minister DM 

*RR 3 Box 196, Maxton, NC 28364 (O) (910) 521-2111 

PO Box 1348, Pembroke, NC 28372-1348 

Jarrett, Eddie Jo V. [Eddie Jo] 

(RA) Leave of Absence FC 

*P0 Box 33591 , Decatur, GA 30033-0591 (H) (404) 378-2798 

Jarvis, Dwight C. [Dwight] (Ann) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*203 Pompano. Emerald Isle. NC 28594-7122 (H) (919) 354-5706 

Jeffries, Jonathan David [Jonathan] (Heather) 

(RO) 516.6 - Appointed to Attend School PM 

*5112 Copper Ridge Dr.. #204. Durham. NC 27702 (H) (919) 419-7182 

Jeffries, Sr., William M. [Bill] (Jo Anne) 

(EC) Murfreesboro - 03231 FC 

*P0 Box 392, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 (O) (919) 398-4556 

304 S. Fourth St.. Murfreesboro, NC 27855 (H) (919) 398-4551 

Jenkins, David Omar [David] 

(DU) ABLC - Campus Minister,Wesley Fellowship FC 

*1417 Sigma Chi Rd., NE. Albuquergue, NM 87106 (H) (505) 842-6041 

Jenkins, Edith Dudley [Edith] (Carroll) 

(GR) Holy Trinity -06111 FC 

M12 E. Main St., Washington, NC 27889 (H) (919) 946-7542 

Jenkins, Theodore R. [Ted] 

(RM) Retired Minister RM 

*628 Breckenridge Rd, Kannapolis, NC 28083-6159 (H) (704) 938-9891 

Jenks, Gregory Keith [Greg] (Beth) 

(FA) Johnson Memorial - 04211 FC 

306 McArthur Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28311 (O) (910) 488-5406 

*5316 Chesapeake Rd, Fayetteville. NC 28311-1537 (H) (910) 822-2429 

Jernigan, Julius O. [J. O.] (Ruth) 

(FA) ABLC - Chief, Chaplain Services, VA Med. Ctr. FC 

*2300 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC 28301 (O) (910) 822-7301 

5736 Dobson Dr. Fayetteville. NC 28311-3451 (H) (910) 488-2629 

Jessee, D. Douglas [Doug] (Beverly) 

(RA) Cary:First - 08051 FC 

*117 S Academy St, Cary, NC 27511 (O) (919) 467-1861 

100 Graywick Way, Cary. NC 27513-1609 (H) (919) 380-8690 

Johnson, C. Reginald [Reg] (Diane) 

(GR) ABLC - Prof., Spiritual Formation, Asbury Theo. Seminary FC 

Asbury Theological Sem., Wilmore, KY 40390 (O) (606) 858-2219 

*525 Talbott Dr. Wilmore. KY 40390-1041 (H) (606) 858-3081 

Johnson, Doris J. [Doris] 

(EC) Retired Local Pastor RL 

*P0 Box 365. Harrellsville. NC 27942-0365 (H) (919) 356-2279 

Johnson, George W. [George] (Nadine) 

(RA) Hayes Barton - 08371 FC 

*P O Box 6088, Raleigh, NC 27628 (O) (919) 832-6435 

2307 Fairview Rd., Raleigh, NC 27608 (H) (919) 783-7842 



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Johnson, Glenda N. [Glenda] (William) 

(RA) Saint Andrews - 08171 FC 

*1201 Maxwell Dr. Raleigh, NC 27603 (O) (919) 772-4410 

4000 Brothwell Ct, Raleigh. NC 27606-1714 (H) (919) 851-1869 

Johnson, J. Donald [Don] (Joanne) 

(BU) Evergreen - 01221 FC 

*11098 US Hwy 15-501. Chapel Hill. NC 27514 (O) (919) 968-0198 

100 Highland TrI. Chapel Hill, NC 27516-8625 (H) (919) 929-8524 

Johnson, Kathryn Rives [Kay] 

(RA) Edenton Street - Associate - 08351 FC 

*228 W Edenton St. Raleigh, NC 27603 (O) (919) 832-7535 

2124 Cowper Dr., Raleigh. NC 27608 (H) (919) 782-9508 

Johnson, Lawrence E. [Larry] (Bernice) 

(FA) John Wesley - 04201 FC 

616 Cumberland St. Fayetteville. NC 28301 (O) (910) 483-5052 

*3212 Mcchoen Dr. Fayetteville, NC 28301-3042 (H) (910) 822-2984 

Johnson III, Paul Jones [Skip] (Ann) 

(RA) 426.1 - Appointed in N.GA Conference FC 

*2428 E Main St, Snellville, GA 30278 (O) (404) 972-9360 

1667 Stony Creek Way SW, Lilburn. GA 30247-2596 (H) (404) 978-2825 

Jolly, Judy [Judy] Email: jjollydce@aol.com 

(RA) Diaconal Minister DM 

*P O Box 6088. Raleigh, NC 27628 (O) (919) 832-6435 

3405 Savan Ct., Raleigh. NC 27613 (H) (919) 510-8327 

Jones, Jr., Barney Lee [Barney] (Marjorie) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 3058, Bridgehampton, NY 11932-3058 (H) (516) 537-0301 

Jones, Donnie L. [Donnie] (Brenda) 

(DU) Granville-Vance - 02320 SL 

*322 Linden Ave. Oxford. NC 27565 (O) (919) 693-8366 

522 Salem Rd. Oxford, NC 27565-6451 (H) (919) 693-4150 

Jones, George A. [George] (Bonnie) 

(FA) Camp Ground - 04121 FC 

M625 Campground Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28314 (O) (910) 867-9436 

5505 Nix Rd, Fayetteville. NC 28314-1416 (H) (910) 864-2760 

Jones, Linwood S. [Lindy] (Phyllis) 

(RM) Trinity Parish - 10380 AM 

(O) (919) 442-9260 

*P0 Box 153. Battleboro, NC 27809-0153 (H) (919) 977-3311 

Jones, Norwood L. [Norwood] (Helen) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*321 Barbour St. Clayton, NC 27520-2405 (H) (919) 553-2492 

Jones, Vassar W. [Vassar] (Ruby H.) 

(DU) Rougemont -02510 RM 

Ml 8 W Gordon St. Roxboro. NC 27573-4922 (H) (910) 599-9203 

Jordan, Bobby L. [Bobby] (Linda P.) 

(EC) Perquimans - 03290 AM 

*P0 Box 98. Winfall. NC 27985 (O) (919) 426-5288 

PO Box 98. Winfall. NC 27985-0098 (H) (919) 426-5288 

Jordan, Harry [Harry] (Fran) 

(RM) Retired Minister RM 

*2200 Chelsea Dr NW. Wilson. NC 27896-1477 (H) (919) 237-8113 

Joyce, Eric Randall [Eric] (Paige) 

(RO) Beaver Dam-Green Lake - 09020 PL 

(O) (910) 692-2715 

*106 N Pine St. Aberdeen. NC 28315-2748 (H) (910) 944-6055 



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Joyce, Johnie L. [Johnie L.] (Lou) 

(DU) Retired Minister rM 

*2616 Erwin Rd # E-12. Durham. NC 27705-3843 (H) (919) 382-1973 

Joyce, Thomas E. [Tom] (Laurie) 

(DU) 516.6 - Appointed to Attend School PM 

806 Clarendon St., Durham, NC 27705 (O) (919) 286-0711 

*10 Pedestal Rock Ln., Durham. NC 27712 (H) (919) 479-5095 

Joyner, Jr., F. Belton [Belton] (Toni) 

(RA) ABLC - Admin.Asst.to Bishop & Min. Relations Off. FC 

*P0 Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 832-9560 

4108 Brewster Dr. Raleigh. NC 27606-1712 (H) (919) 851-3894 

Juren, Jerry Jay [Jerry] (Ann) Email: jurenj@3rddoor.com 

(RM) Rosemary - 10261 FC 

*900 Jackson St, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (O) (919) 537-3973 

625 Cedar St. Roanoke Rapids. NC 27870-2503 (H) (919) 537-2092 

Kasper, J. Mark [Mark] Email: aaren@wilmington.net 

(Wl) ABLC - Couns., Hemingway Counseling Services FC 

*908 Elizabeth Dr.. Oak Island. NC 28465 (H) (910) 278-1681 

Kemp, Gary Joseph [Gary] (Beth) Email: gik1@acpub.duke.edu 

(SA) Sardis-Parsons Grove - 11370 SL 

*6791 Pekin Rd, Candor. NC 27229-9059 (H) (910) 439- 5065 

Kennedy, Jr., Mark Hodges [Mark] (Kathie) 

(GO) Pine Forest - 05161 FC 

*867 NC 581 S, Goldsboro, NC 27530 (O) (919) 735-5161 

720 NC 581 S. Goldsboro. NC 27530 (H) (919) 736-1910 

King, Jr., A. Kimsey [Kimsey] (Jean) 

(DU) Retired Minister rM 

(O) (919) 489-6497 

*5315 Yardlev Ter. Durham. NC 27707-9740 (H) (919) 489-6497 

King, Carl Hamett [Carl] ' 

(FA) Haymount - Associate - 04191 FL 

*1700 Ft. Bragg Rd., Fayetteville, NC 28303-4308 (O) (910) 484-0181 

1916 Havilah Rd.. Favetteville. NC 28303-4308 (H) (910 ) 484-2047 

Kinley, Grady L. [Grady] ' 

(GO) Retired Minister rM 

*108 Rose Dr. Goldsboro, NC 27534-8841 . . (H) (919) 778-3079 

Kirby, Wallace H. [Wallace] (Dixie) 

(DU) Retired Minister rM 

*P0 Box 240, 451 Wimbledon Dr.. Roxboro. NC 27573-0240 . (H) (910) 597-2054 
Knight, R. Norman [Norman] (Ruby) 
(RA) Retired Minister rM 

*2801 Westwick Ct. Raleigh. NC 27615-3976 (H) (919) 8 47-021 5 

Knott, T. Garland [Garland] (Kathleen) 

(FA) Retired Minister rM 

*5133 Waterburv PI. Favetteville. NC 28311-1565 (H) (910) 488-3032 

Knowles, Russell R. [Russell] (Jaxie) 

(Wl) Brunswick Circuit - 12040 RAM 

*P0 Box 35, Bolivia, NC 28422 

105 Knox St NE. Bolivia. NC 28422-8653 (H) (910) 253-6211 

Kossan, Joseph E. [Joseph] (Frances) 

(GO) Jefferson - 05141 FC 

*1101 N Jefferson St, Goldsboro, NC 27534 (O) (919) 734-0144 

1502 9th St. Goldsboro. NC 27534-2340 (H) (919) 734-1669 

Krepps, James Robert [Jim] (Donna) 

(GR) Webb Chapel - 06431 PL 

,„„■ ;, (O) (919) 569-0308 

*RR 4 Box 300, Kinston. NC 28501-9313 (H) (919) 569-1510 



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Krueger, Todd Stephen [Todd] (Martha) Email: tskumc@aol.com 

(NB) Bridgeton - 07071 FC 

510 B St., Bridgeton, NC 28519 (O) (919) 637-7737 

*P0 Box 898, Bridgeton, NC 28519-0898 (H) (919) 638-8830 

Kunka, Alice Kirkman [Alice] (Bob) Email: akdiaconal@aol.com 

(RA) Diaconal IVlinister DM 

*204 Birkhaven Dr., Gary. NC 27511 (H) (919) 851-5106 

Lackey, Duke Caldwell [Duke] (Bettina B.) 

(FA) Roseboro - 04421 FC 

PO Box 8, Roseboro, NC 28382 (O) (910) 525-4470 

*P0 Box 8, Roseboro. NC 28382-0008 (H) (910) 525-4592 

Lain, Jr., William Douglas [Doug] 

(DU) Lea's Chapel - 02371 SL 

(O) (910) 597-4257 

*4940 Leasburq Rd., Roxboro, NC 27573 (H) (910) 597-5796 

Laine, Amos Lloyd [Amos] (Emma Lee) 

(FA) Leslie - 04341 ROM 

(O) (910) 892-2533 

*306 W Divine St. Dunn, NC 28334-5206 (H) (910) 892-2533 

Lamb, Kimberly [Kim] (Tom) 

(RA) Diaconal Minister DM 

4801 Six Forks Rd.. Raleigh, NC 27609 (O) (919) 787-0544 

219 Westridqe Dr., Raleigh. NC 27609-5205 (H) (919) 783-8144 

Lamb, W. Douglas [Doug] (Margaret) 

(Wl) Retired Associate Mbr. RAM 

*119 W Burkhead St, Whiteville, NC 28472-3202 (H) (910) 642-9235 

Lamm, Dennis Cecil [Dennis] (Jennifer) 

(GR) Stokes - 06340 PL 

(O) (919) 931-5237 

108 Duke Rd., Winterville, NC 28590 . . . (H) (919) 355-6310 

Lam neck, Forrest D. [Jack] 

(GO) Retired Minister RM 

*22437 TR 1203, W. LaFayette, OH 43845 (H) (614) 623-8853 

Lancaster, Charles Hulbert [Charles] (Emily) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 543, Creedmoor. NC 27522-0543 (H) (919) 528-1445 

Lancaster, Ecwood C. [Eckie] (Shirley) 

(Wl) Pine Valley - 12401 FC 

*3788 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403 (O) (910) 791-0353 

241 Stonewall Dr, Wilmington, NC 28412 (H) (910) 791-3841 

Lancaster, Jr., James R. [James] (Louise) 

(FA) Retired Minister RM 

*5206 Arbor Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28311-0652 (H) (910) 822-0133 

Lancaster, Maurice [Maurice] (Helen) 

(FA) Retired Associate Mbr. RAM 

*1925 Southern Ave., Fayetteville, NC 28306 (H) (910) 484-1438 

Lancaster, Tryon D. [Tryon] (Anne) 

(FA) Wesley Heights - 04291 IS 

5400 Ramsey St, Fayetteville. NC 28311 (O) (910) 630-7006 

*3213 Kentyre Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28303-5340 (H) (910) 484-7053 

Lane, Jr., J. Rodney [Rodney] (Patricia) 

(RM) Enfld-Eden-Whitakers - 10060 AM 

209 Whitfield St., Enfield. NC 27823 (O) (919) 445-3450 

*POBox 115. Ill N. Church St., Enfield, NC 27823-0115 . . . . (H) (919) 445-5983 

Langley, Delores Anne [Delores] 

(DU) Fletcher's Chapel - 02301 FC 

(O) (919) 688-3186 

*2034 Fletchers Chapel Rd, Durham. NC 27703-2820 (H) (919) 688-4850 



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Laytham, David Brent [Brent] (Missy) Email: blaytham@roxboro.net 

(DU) Brookland-Brooksdale - 02050 FC 

(O) (910) 597-9755 

*311 Allensville Rd. Roxboro. NC 27573-7003 (H) (910) 599-7040 

Leatherman, Harold F. [Harold] (Wilma) 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

601 E. Main St., Lincolnton, NC 28092 (O) (704) 735-7489 

*803 N. Laurel St.. Lincointon. NC 28092 (H) (704) 735-2335 

Leburg, Michael W. [Mike] (Torie) 

(RO) Caledonia - 09041 FC 

*15201 Barnes Bridge Rd., Laurinburg, NC 28352 (O) (910) 276-4741 

11680 Johns Rd., Laurinburg. NC 28352 (H) (910) 276-6858 

Ledford, John T. [John] (Geneva) 

(EC) Retired Local Pastor RL 

*Britthaven #408,430 W.Health Ctr.Rd., Nags Head, NC 27959 (H) (919) 473-2431 

Lee, Don Paul [Don] (Barbara) 

(GO) Retired Minister RM 

*1607 E Pine St, Goldsboro, NC 27530-6135 (H) (919) 734-4465 

Lee, Henry W. [Henry] (Catherine) 

(FA) Angier - 0401 1 FC 

PO Box 595, Angier, NC 27501 (O) (919) 639-2176 

*P0 Box 1267, Angier, NC 27501-1267 (H) (919) 639-0988 

Lee, James C. [Jim] (Sharon) 

(GO) Goldsboro District Super. FC 

*P0 Box 1516, Goldsboro, NC 27533 (O) (919) 734-5324 

617 Handlev Acres Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534-1703 (H) (919) 734-0843 

Lee, Samuel Sunghwan [Samuel] (Bok Youb Lee) 

(FA) Retired Minister RM 

*18600 E.Colima Rd., H-105, Rowland Heights, CA 91748 . . . (H) (818) 964-6677 

Leeland, Paul L. [Paul] (Janet) 

(SA) Saint Luke - 11341 FC 

*2916 Wicker Street Ext, Sanford, NC 27330 (O) (919) 776-2012 

521 N Currie Dr. Sanford, NC 27330-9349 (H) (919) 775-3288 

Leonhard, Richard [Richard] (Carole) 

(GR) Retired Local Pastor RL 

*3183 S. Jackson Blvd., Uniontown. OH 44685 (H) (330) 699-5154 

Levin, Dennis P. [Dennis] (Peggy) 

(GR) Ayden - 06021 FC 

*P0 Box 335, Ayden, NC 28513 (O) (919) 746-6524 

PO Box 305, Ayden. NC 28513-0305 (H) (919) 746-3852 

Lewis, Henry B. [Henry] (Sara) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*1501 Ashburton Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-2510 (H) (919) 851-3129 

Lewis, Jerry D. [Jerry] (Debby) 

(NB) ABLC - Chaplain, US Air Force FC 

*1606 Levtonstone Dr., Wheaton, IL 60187 (H) (708) 221-0407 

Lewis, Sr., Richard F. [Dick] (Jo Ann) 

(RM) Disability Leave AM 

*P0 Box 323, Calypso, NC 28325-0323 (H) (919) 658-3098 

Lewis, Wallace B. [Wallace] (Loretta) 

(GO) Bethel - 05031 AM 

(O) (919) 778-3502 

*295 La Grange Rd, La Grange. NC 28551-8571 (H) (919) 778-3502 

Lile, Rebecca [Rebecca] (David) 

(RA) Diaconal Minister - Leave Of Absence DM 

*1027 Dacian Avenue. Durham, NC 27701 (H) (919) 688-5815 



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Lilliston, Elaine [Elaine] (Andy) 

(RM) Diaconal Minister DM 

*P0 Box 7116, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (O) (919) 443-2926 

4000 Gloucester Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27803-1113 (H) (919) 443-9979 

Lindblade, Jr., Eric N. [Eric] (Susan) Email: elindblade@aol.com 

(FA) Stedman: Cokesbury - 04471 FC 

*P0 Box 280, Stedman, NC 28391 (O) (910) 483-5056 

PO Box 280, Stedman, NC 28391-0280 (H) (910) 485-4349 

Lindblade, Susan Clayton [Susan] (Eric) Email: elindblade@aol.com 

(FA) Saint Matthews - 04251 FC 

*202 Hope Mills Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28304 (O) (910) 425-0401 

PO Box 280, Stedman. NC 28391-0280 (H) (910) 485-4349 

Ling, Steven Michael [Steven] 

(GO) Edgerton Memorial - 05061 FC 

PO Box 487, Selma, NC 27576 (O) (919) 965-3761 

*104 S Sumner St, Selma, NC 27576-2712 (H) (919) 965-2054 

Lister, Joe D. [Joe] (Judy) 

(BU) Retired Minister RM 

*129 Overland Dr., Mebane. NC 27302 (H) (919) 563-5554 

Little, Brooks Bivens [Brooks] (Reviline) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*764 Liberty Dr., Waynesville, NC 28786 (O) (704) 456-6650 

5424 Lance Dr., Knoxville. TN 37909 . (H) (423) 588-2496 

Little, Milton E. [Milton] (Velva) 

(FA) Tabor - 04481 PL 

*3531 Godwin Cir, Fayetteville, NC 28301-9131 (H) (910) 483-5099 

Little, Stephen N. [Steve] (Marie) 

(GO) New Hope - 05151 FC 

*200 E New Hope Rd, Goldsboro, NC 27534 (O) (919) 778-1124 

102 Lewis Dr, Goldsboro, NC 27534-7632 (H) (919) 778-3801 

Litzenberger, Charles M. [Charlie] (Annette) 

(RA) Wesley Memorial - 08511 FC 

*P0 Box 614, Warrenton, NC 27589 (O) (919) 257-2129 

210 N Main St, Warrenton, NC 27589-1824 (H) (919) 257-2612 

Lloyd, Jr., Frank I. [Frank] (Dottie) 

(GO) Wallace - 05401 FC 

301 S College St, Wallace, NC 28466 (O) (910) 285-2857 

*207 S Duplin St. Wallace, NC 28466-1433 (H) (910) 285-3350 

Locklear, Bill James [Bill] (Delia) 

(RO) Prospect - 09381 FC 

*RR 3 Box 196, Maxton, NC 28364 (O) (910) 521-2111 

RR 3 Box 196, Maxton, NC 28364-9139 (H) (910) 521-9360 

Locklear, George Lloyd [George] (Sharon) 

(RO) Ashpole Center - 09011 PL 

(O) (910) 738-4866 

*RR 1 Box 338A, Pembroke, NC 28372-9743 (H) (910) 521-4429 

Locklear, Jr., Joel Garth [Joel] (Ruth) 

(RO) Branch Street - 09231 SL 

(O) (910) 738-6638 

*504 Gertrude St., Fairmont. NC 28340 (H) (910) 628-8636 

Locklear, Jr., John L. [John L.] (Earnestine) 

(RO) New Philadelphus -09311 PL 

PO Box 223, Hwy 710, Red Springs, NC 28377 (O) (910) 843-1053 

*RR 8 Box 285, Lumberton, NC 28358-8811 (H) (910) 738-2663 

Locklear, Marshall M. [Marshall] (Lucille) 

(RO) West Robeson - 09571 PL 

(O) (910) 738-1425 

*P0 Box 1357, Pembroke. NC 28372-1357 (H) (910) 521-0544 



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Loftis, Thomas E. [Tom] (Cornelia) 

(RM) Rocky Mount District Super. FC 

*3621 Sheffield Dr. Rocky Mount. NC 27803-1235 (H) (919) 443-5540 

Logston, Linda [Linda] 

(GR) Diaconal Minister DM 

*510 S Washington St, Greenville, NC 27858 (O) (919) 752-3101 

1996-C Hyde Dr.. Greenville, NC 27858 (H) (919) 355-3750 

Looney, Patrick [Patrick] 

(RA) Millbrook - Associate - 08421 SL 

*1712 E Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609 (O) (919) 876-0865 

924 N Boylan Ave, Raleigh, NC 27605-1406 (H) (919) 828-8847 

Lopez, Hugo [Hugo] 

(Wl) Herrings Chapel - 12511 ROM 

*436 Day Lilly Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405-2526 (H) (910) 799-1987 

Lovelace, Henry N. [Henry] (Ann) 

(RA) Apex - 0801 1 FC 

100 S Hughes St, Apex, NC 27502 (O) (919) 362-7807 

*P0 Box 723, Apex. NC 27502-0723 (H) (919) 362-9241 

Lovell, Jackie Allen [Allen] (Fran) 

(EC) Ocracoke - 03271 PM 

PO Box 278, Ocracoke, NC 27960 

*P0 Box 420, Ocracoke, NC 27960-0420 (H) (919) 928-4211 

Lowdermilk, William P. [Bill] 

(FA) Retired Minister RM 

(O) (910) 295-2294 

*200 Blake Blvd.,#203-E, Quail Hav.Vil., Pinehurst, NC 28374 (H) (910) 295-5671 

Lowe, Lloyd James [Jim] (Mary) 

(GO) Faison - 05081 OM 

*P Box 417, Faison, NC 28341 (O) (910) 267-1668 

P O Box 340, Faison, NC 28341 (H) (910) 267-2861 

Lowry, Jr., Herbert [Herbert] (Connie) 

(RO) Collins Chapel - 09051 PL 

*Rt. 2 Box 247B, Pembroke. NC 28372 (H) (910) 521-9526 

Lowry, Jerry [Jerry] (Doreen) 

(Wl) Seaside - 12241 FC 

*1300 Seaside Rd SW, Sunset Beach, NC 28468 (O) (910) 579-5753 

(H) (910) 579-0870 

Loy, James C. [J. C] (Agnes) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 8, Alamance, NC 27201-0008 (H) (910) 570-2542 

Loy, Samuel W. [Sam] (Wanda) 

(GR) Griffon - 06141 FC 

PO Box 416, Griffon, NC 28530 (O) (919) 524-5422 

*P0 Box 1145, Grifton, NC 28530-1145 (H) (919) 524-5382 

Loyd, Roger Leroy [Roger] (Leta) Email: rll@mail.duke.lib.edu 

(DU) ABLC - Prof./Lib., Duke Divinity School FC 

*Box 90972, Duke Div.Sch.Lib., Durham, NC 27708-0972 . . (O) (919) 660-3452 

3011 Bexley Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2843 (H) (919) 419-1663 

Lugar, Lawrence E. [Lawrence] (Jean) 

(FA) Retired Minister RM 

*334 Grape Arbor Dr, Favetteville. NC 28301-7203 (H) (910) 485-8541 

Lupton, James G. [Jim] (Virginia S.) 

(GR) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 188, Simpson, NC 27879-0188 (H) (919) 758-4314 

Lupton, Jr., John Clifton [Johnny] (Bernice) 

(GR) Aurora - 06010 FL 

*590 S. 5th St., Aurora. NC 27806-9701 (H) (919) 322-5400 



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Lykins, Mark E. [Mark] (Patricia J.) 

(SA) Candor - 11071 FC 

*203 E. IVIain St., Candor, NC 27229 (O) (910) 974-4454 

POBox 456, 142 E.Randolph St.. Candor. NC 27229 (H) (910) 974-4504 

Lykins, Patricia [Pat] (Mark E.) 

(SA) Diaconal Minister DM 

*175 Midland Rd., Southern Pines, NC 28387 (O) (910) 692-3518 

POBox 456, 142 E.Randolph St., Candor, NC 27229 (H) (910) 974-4504 

Mackey, Sr., John M. [John] (Elizabeth K.) 

(FA) ABLC - Dir., Fayetteville Family Life Ctr. FC 

*114 Highland Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28305 (O) (910) 484-0176 

2513 Colgate Dr. Fayetteville, NC 28304-3708 (H) (910) 484-1256 

MacLean, Robert A. [Robert] (Kathleen) 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

*Rt 9. Box 464-A. Henderson. NC 27536 (H) (919) 430-8218 

Madison, Jr., John Talton [Tal] (Julie) 

(Wl) Lake Waccamaw - 12171 FC 

Lakeshore Dr, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 (O) (910) 646-4471 

*204 Nancy St. Lake Waccamaw. NC 28450-1936 (H) (910) 646-3538 

Malloy, David O. [David] (Vevely) 

(RO) New Hope - 09501 FC 

(O) (910) 276-1242 

*11841 Barnes Bridge Rd., Laurinburq. NC 28352-9801 (H) (910) 276-9415 

Malloy, Jr., James Edward [James] 

(RO) Rhyne Memorial - 09391 FC 

(O) (910) 843-3791 

*P0 Box 693. Red Springs. NC 28377-0693 (H) (910) 843-2752 

Maness, Tracy A. [Tracy] (Jackie) 

(RA) ABLC - 08041 - Fam.Life Spec, Meth.Home for Children FC 

*P0 Box 10917, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 828-0345 

6101 Parker Croft Ct, Raleigh, NC 27609-8208 (H) (919) 847-8871 

Mangum, Robert L. [Bob] (Neila) 

(RO) ABLC - Executive Dir., SEJ Agency for Native American Min FC 

*P0 Box 67, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (O) (704) 452-2881 

109 Jarvis St. Waynesville. NC 28786-4424 (H) (704) 452-2826 

Mann, Milton T. [Milton] (Gaye) 

(GR) Washington: First - 06391 FC 

PO Box 715, Washington, NC 27889 (O) (919) 946-3311 

*POBox 2825, 107 Bath Cir., Washington. NC 27889-2825 . . (H) (919) 946-2539 

Mann, W. Joseph [Joe] (Ann) 

(RA) ABLC - Dir., Rural Church Div., Duke Endowment FC 

*P0 Box 51307, Durham, NC 27717-1307 (O) (919) 489-3359 

2319 Gaddv Dr. Raleigh. NC 27609-7605 (H) (919) 781-4908 

Marsicano, Leslie Montfort [Leslie] (Michael) Email: lemarsic@davidson.edu 

(DU) ABLC - Assistant Dean of Students, Davidson College FC 

PO Box 1719, Davidson, NC 28036 (O) (704) 892-2225 

*1935 S Wendover Rd. Charlotte. NC 28211-2141 (H) (704) 364-4642 

Martin, Jerry Dean [Jerry] (Maureen) 

(SA) Ether - 11141 SL 

P O Box 156, Ether, NC 27247 

*P O Box 214. Ether, NC 27247 (H) (910) 428-2272 

Martin, Robert M. [Bob] (Patti) 

(SA) Fair Promise-High Falls - 11160 OM 

(O) (910) 464-3217 

*567 River Rd. Robbins. NC 27325-8310 (H) (910) 464-3217 



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Martin III, Sam Francis [Sam] (Amy) 

(BU) Salem (Alamance Co.) - 01421 PC 

4471 Salem Church Rd., Haw River, NC 27258 ... (O) (910) 376-6545 

M924 Salem Church Rd. Haw River. NC 27258-9795 .... ( H) (910) 376-6545 

Mason, Glenn E. [Glenn] (Elaine) ' 

(RA) Macedonia - 08071 Pq 

2904 Walnut St, Cary. NC 27511 (O) (919) 851-1551 

*3508 Campbell Rd. Raleigh. NC 27606-4432 (H) (919) 851-4724 

Mason, Jr., Lemuel R. [Lem] (Delphia) 

(BU) Retired Minister ^^ 

*25 Jackson Ave. Buckhannon. WV 26201-8814 (H) (3 04) 472-3637 

Massey, Gerald R. [Gerald] (Dorothy) 

(Wl) Carolina Beach.St.Paul - 12221 AM 

300 N. 3rd. St., Carolina Beach, NC 28428 (O) (919) 458-5310 

*P0 Box 356. Carolina Beach, NC 28428-0356 mU9 10^ 458-8048 

Maultsby III, J. Alexander [Alex] (Nancy L.) 

(SA) Love Joy-Macedonia -11210 PC 

*RR 2 Box 251,' Troy." NC 27371-9628" '.'.'.'.'.'.'.W'.'. I S! (910) 572-1540 

May, Raegan V. [Raegan] (Lee) 

(BU) Christ - 01501 PC 

MOO Westareen Dr.. Chapel Hill. NC 27516 (Q) (919) 969-8820 

Maynard, Randall Grey [Randy] (Cindy) 

(GR) Farmville - 06091 PC 

*P0 Box 153, Farmville, NC 27828 (O) (919) 753-4803 

204 Hillcrest Dr. Farmville. NC 27828-1204 (H) (919) 753-4774 

Mayo, Leonard E. [Leonard] (Judy) 

(RO) Retired Minister Pl^/] 

*1205 Ann St, Rockingham. NC 28379-3041 (H) (910) 997-4963 

McAdams, Jr., David S. [Duff] (Corky) 

(GR) Leave of Absence PC 

553 Pylon Dr Ste A, Raleigh, NC 27606 rO) (919) 833-1996 

*3939 Glenw ood Ave Apt 157, Raleigh. NC 27612-5514 (H ) (919) 571-7398 

McCarver, Clyde G. [Clyde] (Frances) 

(RO) Retired Minister rI^/I 

*P0 Box 1021, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (O) (704) 456-9843 

322 Oakdale Dr. Hartsville. SC 29550-8062 . . . . ... (H) (803 332-9473 

McDonald, Walter N. [Walter] (Joyce) ' " ' 

(RA) Retired Minister rI^ 

*305 Sunse t Ave. Louisburg. NC 27549-2433 . . . (H) f919i 496-3757 

McDougald, Arletha M. [Arietha] (George) ' " ' ^^^ 

(RO) Fairmont.Pleasant Grove - 09561 PL 

*P0 Box 731 , Red Springs. NC 28377-0731 (H) (910 ) 843-8782 

McDougald, Jr., George [George] (Arletha) 

(RO) Cool Spring - 09581 OM 

P O Box 731 . Red Springs, NC 28377 . (H) (910) 843-8782 

McElroy, Steven W. [St2ve] (Lori) ' ' ' ' ^ "^"^ 

(SA) Pinehurst - 11491 PC 

*P O Box 4504, Pinehurst, NC 28374 (O) (910) 215-4559 

123 Pinesag e Dr. West End. NC 27376-9775 ( H) (910 295-6447 

McGarvey, Gregory L. [Gregg] (Nanci) 

(RA) Bunn-Hill King - 08030 PM 

o ^- ^°^"'^j- B^"""; NC 27508-0142 ^ .^ ::::::;.:::::;. ml (919! 496-5655 

McKee, Robert F. [Robert] 

(RA) Retired Minister rI^ 

*151 Fernwood Dr # 163 A. Spartanburg. SC 29307-2236 . . . . (H) (864) 582-0012 



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McKenzie, Charles E. [Charles] (Judy) 

(EC) City Road - 03111 FC 

PO Box 535, Elizabeth City, NC 27907 (O) (919) 335-2658 

*509 N Road St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4065 (H) (919) 335-1340 

McKenzie, Jr., G. Robert [Bob] (Frances) 

(BU) Retired Minister RM 

*2704 Edqewood Ave, Burlington. NC 27215-4796 (H) (910) 584-1733 

McKlta, Carleton P. [Carleton] (Margaret) 

(RM) Retired Minister RM 

Curtis Ellis Dr., Hospice, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (O) (919) 443-8124 

*3508 Hawthorne Rd. Rocky Mount, NC 27804-3809 (H) (919) 937-4364 

McLanfib, Howard M. [Howard] (Azile) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*1520 Springmoor Cir, Raleigh, NC 27615-5704 (H) (919) 848-7520 

McLaurin, Horace L. [Horace] (Wanda) 

(NB) Retired Minister RM 

*205 Trolley Ct., New Bern, NC 28562-4320 (H) (919) 635-2948 

McLean, James H. [James] (Betty) Email: jmclean@juno.com 

(NB) Midway-Bethlehem - 07260 FL 

*P0 Box 48, Stella, NC 28582 (O) (919) 393-2698 

139 Weth'rngtn Landing Rd, Stella, NC 28582 (H) (919) 393-2698 

McLendon, James Earl [Earl] (Marie) 

(FA) Retired Minister RM 

*RR 23 Box 498. Fayetteville, NC 28301-9120 (H) (910) 483-9967 

McLeod, Walter E. [Walter] (Delores) 

(DU) Asbury Temple - 021 1 1 FC 

*201 S Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27701 (O) (919) 688-4578 

5102 Partridge St, Durham, NC 27704-1102 (H) (919) 772-5060 

McMillan, Jr., Samuel Duncan [Sam] (Fran) 

(Wl) Wesley Memorial - 12441 FC 

*1401 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403 (O) (910) 791-4092 

3325 Amber Dr., Wilmington. NC 28403 (H) (910) 791-5071 

McMillan III, Samuel D. [Mack] (Paige) Email: mackpaige@ecsu.campus.mci.net 
(EC) Riverside -03131 FC 

*P0 Box 1693, Elizabeth City, NC 27906 (O) (919) 335-4549 

1103 W Williams Cir, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-6129 (H) (919) 338-6262 

McQuade, J. Stanley [Stanley] (Frances) Email: mcguade@webster.campbell.edu 
(RA) ABLC - Methodist Chap., Campbell University FC 

PO Box 158, Buies Creek, NC 27506 (O) (919) 893-1771 

*512 Wallace Ln, Lillinqton, NC 27546-9775 (H) (910) 893-2758 

McQueen, Randall S. [Randy] (Jacky) 

(SA) Chatham-Cedar Grove - 11110 SL 

103 Woodberrv Forest. Pittsboro. NC 27312 (H) (919) 542-3006 

Meacham, B. Frank [Frank] (Mildred) 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

*201 N Wilkinson Dr. Saint Pauls. NC 28384-1438 (H) (910) 865-4555 

Meacham, William F. [Bill] (Carrie) 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 97. Ellerbe. NC 28338-0097 (H) (919) 652-6107 

Meadows, Dan E. [Dan] (Jean) 

(RM) Retired Minister RM 

*RR 2 Box 18A. Bailey, NC 27807-9501 (H) (919) 235-4835 

Megill, George C. [George] (June) 

(RA) Leah's Chapel-Shiloh - 08230 RM 

*517 Grove Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606-1607 (H) (919) 859-2167 



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Melvin, Jr., B. Fallon [Fallon] (Betty) 

(SA) Mt. Pleasant - 11481 FL 

269 Manns Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (O) (919) 929-8845 

*536 Starburst Ln. Raleigh. NC 27603-9107 (H) (919) 662-0538 

Melvin, Benjamin R. [Benny] (Grace) 

(SA) Pittsboro: First - 11281 FC 

PO Box 716, Pittsboro, NC 27312 (O) (919) 542-2330 

*P0 Box 716, Pittsboro. NC 27312-0716 (H) (919) 542-4525 

Mentzer, James G. [Jim] (Jo Ann) 

(SA) Cumnock - 11131 SL 

*19 S Lakeshore Dr. Whispering Pines, NC 28327-9303 . . . . (H) (910) 949-2349 

Mercer, Charles H. [Charles] (Florrie) 

(RM) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 603, Lake Junaluska. NC 28745-0603 (H) (704) 456-8028 

Merchant, Michele R. [Michele] (Steve) Email: merchant@silcom.com 

(RA) ABLC - CPE, St. John's Regional Medical Center FC 

*1600 N.Rose Ave., Mercy Hea.Vent.Co., Oxnard, CA 93030 (O) (805) 988-2728 

1795 Cravens Ln, Carpinteria, CA 93013-3066 (H) (805) 684-2256 

Metcalf, Ellen H. [Ellen] 

(GO) 516.6 - Appointed to Attend School FC 

(O) (919) 966-4021 

*1603 Forest Rd Apt 15. Durham. NC 27705-3385 (H) (919) 416-0210 

Methvin, Rayford H. [Rayford] (Pauline) 

(Wl) Retired Minister RM 

(O) (910) 575-2814 

*P O Box 4609, Calabash. NC 28467-9820 (H) (910) 575-2046 

Meyer, Kris R. [Kis] (Carol) 

(GO) Micro-Fellowship - 05280 SL 

*5031 Princeton Kenly Rd, Kenly. NC 27542-9569 (H) (919) 284-4530 

Midgett III, Peleg D. [P.D.] (Carol (Cookie)) 

(Wl) Retired Minister RM 

*807 Cape Harbor Dr. Southport, NC 28461-3535 (H) (910) 457-5556 

Millan, Hector [Hector] (Rafaela) 

(SA) Chatham-Lee Hispanic Ministrie -11120 OD 

*716 Lakewood Dr. Siler City, NC 27344-3724 (H) (919) 663-3425 

Miller, Jr., James H. [Jimmy] (Susan) 

(GR) Retired Minister RM 

*3734 Hwv 258 S.. Kinston, NC 28501-9224 (H) (919) 527-1606 

Miller, Keith A. [Keith] 

(RO) Pee Dee - 09451 OD 

*201 Northam Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-2943 (H) (910) 895-4516 

Miller, Lon William [Lon] (Marilyn) Email: skypilot@nternet.net 

(NB) Maysville - 07221 FC 

(O) (910) 743-3691 

*POBox 598. 804 Jenkins St., Maysville. NC 28555-0598 . . . (H) (910) 743-5011 

Miller, Theodore Ralph [T. R] (Marcia) 

(GO) Salem - 05211 FL 

(O) (919) 735-9210 

*2706 Salem Church Rd.. Goldsboro, NC 27530 (H) (919) 735-1318 

Milton, Stuart M. [Stuart] (Teresa) 

(RA) Disciple - 08631 FC 

119 Mint Hill Dr., Apex. NC 27502 (H) (919) 303-1313 

Minnick, Gregory Carlton [Gregory] Email: minnickg@3rddoor.com 

(RM) Roanoke Circuit - 10392 FL 

*P O Box 228, Weldon, NC 27890 (O) (919) 536-3494 

312 Woodlawn Ave. Weldon. NC 27890-1844 (H) (919) 536-3782 



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Minnick, Jonathan Allen [Jay] (Allana) Email: jamahm@aol.com 

(RA) Pleasant Grove - 08451 FC 

4415 Pleasant Grove Church Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613 (O) (919) 787-7763 

*6401 Pleasant Pines Dr. Raleigh. NC 27613-1917 (H) (919) 783-8524 

Mitchell, Charles Maness [Maness] (Vivian) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*622 Wimbleton Dr, Raleigh. NC 27609-4350 (H) (919) 787-3311 

Mitchell, Jerry Elmore [Jerry] (Diane) 

(GO) Friendship-Unity -05110 PL 

(O) (919) 735-8012 

*163 Sutton Rd. La Grange. NC 28551-9108 (H) (919) 778-1887 

Mitchell, John D. [John] (Helen) 

(GO) Ebenezer - 05471 RM 

*120 Ebenezer Church Rd, Goldsboro. NC 27530-9467 (H) (919) 734-4440 

Mitchell, Jr., William K. [Bill] (Carolee J.) 

(SA) Center - 11101 FC 

*2319 S Plank Rd, Sanford, NC 27330 (O) (919) 775-5748 

2321 S Plank Rd, Sanford. NC 27330-7559 (H) (919) 775-5300 

Moehring, David [David] (Myrna) 

(EC) South Camden - 03340 FC 

(O) (919) 335-7565 

*118 S Hwy 343. Camden. NC 27921 (H) (919) 335-7500 

Mooney, Jr., Robert C. [Bob] (Nell) 

(BU) Retired Minister RM 

*504 Alamance Rd. Burlington, NC 27215-6230 (H) (910) 229-0224 

Moore, Donna Susan [Susan] 

(Wl) Disability Leave FC 

*6757 David Moore Rd. Elon College. NC 27244-9538 (H) (910) 584-0034 

Moore, Robert F. [Bob] (Burnell) 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

*1400 Redden St. Fairmont, NC 28340-1424 (H) (910) 628-7897 

Moore, Samuel S. [Sam] (Glenmore) 

(NB) Retired Minister RM 

*206 Battleground Ave, New Bern, NC 28560-7004 (H) (919) 637-6631 

Moorman, Julian Pierce [Julian] (Douglas) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*3308 Fairhill Dr, Raleigh, NC 27612-3233 (H) (919) 782-7237 

Morgan, Deborah [Deborah] 

(DU) ABLC - Couns.,Duke Cancer Patient Support Program FC 

Duke Cancer Pat. Sup. Prog., Durham, NC 27710 (O) (919) 684-8564 

*4315 Peachwav Dr., Durham, NC 27705 (H) (919) 489-3242 

Morgan, Robert W. [Bob] (Seleta) 

(RM) Retired Minister RM 

*2202 Nash St, C-1, Wilson, NC 27893-9558 (H) (919) 243-4761 

Morris, Alvin J. [Al] (Faye) 

(RO) Cordova - 09061 FC 

PO Box 279, 134 Ledbetter St, Cordova, NC 28330 (O) (910) 997-5492 

*P0 Box 279, 132 Ledbetter St, Cordova. NC 28330 (H) (910) 895-4836 

Morris, Brigitte Freeman [Brigitte] (Graham) Email: bgmax@aol.com 

(NB) Diaconal Minister DM 

*P0 Box 1801. Sharpsburg. NC 27878-1801 (H) (919) 972-8083 

Morris, Homer E. [Homer] (Debra) 

(FA) Clinton:First - 04031 FC 

(O) (910) 592-2035 

*208 Sampson St. Clinton. NC 28328-3418 (H) (910) 592-2710 



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Morrison, Charles K. [Charles] (Carolyn) 

(DU) Epworth -02181 FC 

*3002 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707-3832 (O) (919) 489-6557 

5824 Woodberrv Rd. Durham. NC 27707-5339 (H) (919) 493-3019 

Morrison, J. Edward [Ed] (Norma) 

(SA) Southern Pines - 11411 FC 

*175 Midland Rd, Southern Pines, NC 28387 (O) (910) 692-3518 

100 Clematis Rd. Southern Pines. NC 28387-3308 (H) (910) 692-3461 

Morrow, Jr., Floyd R. [Floyd] (Barbara) 

(BU) New Hope-Purley - 01360 FC 

M385 Blanch Rd. Blanch, NC 27212-9653 (H) (910) 694-4020 

Morton, Sr., Dean Healy [Dean] (Alice) 

(Wl) Kelly:Trinity - 12281 PL 

*3425 Chalmers Dr. Wilmington. NC 28409-6909 (H) (910) 791-6484 

Morton III, Elva L. [Bud] (Donna) 

(NB) Verona - 07451 PL 

*551 Island Creek Rd. Pollocksville, NC 28573-9451 (H) (919) 224-3401 

Moseley, Charles K. [Charles] (Peggy) Email: ckmose@mail.gld.com 

(GO) St. Luke - 05191 FC 

*1608 E. Pine St.. Goldsboro, NC 27530 (O) (919) 734-7714 

1605 E. Pine St.. Goldsboro, NC 27530 (H) (919) 734-5019 

Moser, R. E. Lee [Lee] (Kurlee) 

(BU) Retired Minister RM 

*1741 Belmont Alamance Rd. Burlington. NC 27215-8699 . . . (H) (910) 228-0756 

Moser, Rachel Tucker [Rachel] (Rick) 

(BU) Saxapahaw - 01431 FC 

PC Box 268. Saxapahaw. NC 27340 (O) (910) 376-3630 

*4150 Mount Hermon Rock Crk Rd, Graham. NC 27253-9107 (H) (910) 376-3504 

Moser, Rick A. [Rick] (Rachel) 

(BU) Mount Hermon - 01351 FC 

4178 Mt.Hermon-Rk.Cr.Rd., Graham, NC 27253 (O) (910) 376-3119 

*4150 Mount Hermon Rock Crk Rd. Graham. NC 27253-9107 (H) (910) 376-3504 

Motley, Joseph A. [Joe] (Emily) 

(NB) Franklin Memorial - 07241 FC 

P O Box 235, Morehead City, NC 28557 (O) (919) 726-6010 

*601 Colonial Ave., Morehead City. NC 28557 (H) (919) 726-4053 

Mott, Joyce R. [Joyce] 

(RA) Middleburg - 08260 FC 

*P0 Box 100. Middleburg. NC 27556-0100 (H) (919) 492-1616 

Mull, Jr., Curtis M. [Curtis] (Sandra) 

(FA) Mamers - 04370 FL 

*P O Drawer 545. Mamers. NC 27552 (H) (910) 893-5264 

Mullen, Roderic L. [Rod] 

(EC) Moyock - 03221 FC 

*P0 Box 267, Moyock, NC 27958 

PO Box 267, Moyock. NC 27958-0267 (H) (919) 435-6211 

Murphy, Jr., James Olen [Jim] (Debra) 

(GO) Brownings-Smith - 05050 PM 

*6490 Mount Olive Hwy. Mount Olive. NC 28365-7932 (H) (910) 594-1445 

Murphy, Jr., Miles [Miles] (Ruth) 

(RO) ABLC - Chaplain. VA Medical Center FC 

Bldg.69. VA Medical Ctr., Hampton, VA 23667 (O) (804) 722-9961 

*16 Fort Worth St. Hampton. VA 23669-1108 (H) (804) 851-6334 

Murray, Eric Octavius [Eric] 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*6304 Diamond Dr.. Raleigh. NC 27610 (H) (919) 773-9469 



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Musser, Benjamin Franklin [Ben] (Hattie) 

(RM) Retired Minister R[\/l 

*P0 Box 26. Elm City, NC 27822-0026 (H) (919) 236-7966 

Myers, Charles Donald [Charles] (Joyce) 

(BU) Burlington Circuit - 01030 FC 

(O) (910) 584-8646 

*1421 Bethel Methodist Ch Rd. Burlington. NC 27217-8014 . . (H) (910) 584-8646 

Nagel, Donald C. [Don] 

(RA) ABLC - Medical Dir., Alcohol Rehab. Ctr., Black Mtn. FC 

301 Tabernacle Rd., Black Mountain, NC 28711 (O) (704) 669-3424 

*101 Alpine Way. Asheville. NC 28805 (H) (704) 298-7024 

Namkoong, Won Seok [Won] (Mee Young) 

(FA) Linden:Parkers Grove - 04361 PM 

Rt. 1, Box 32, Linden, NC 28356 (O) (910) 980-0894 

*1315 Morreene Rd;. # 23G, Durham, NC 27705-4537 (H) (919) 383-5763 

Namkung, Kong Suk [Kong] (Kum) 

(RO) Sandy Plains - 09531 FC 

P O Box 2255, Pembroke, NC 28372 (O) (910) 521-8600 

*P O Box 3337, Pembroke, NC 28372-3337 (H) (910) 521-7177 

Nanney, R. Keith [Keith] (Sandra) 

(RA) Hollands - 08191 FC 

9433 Ten Ten Rd. Raleigh, NC 27603 (O) (919) 772-5294 

*4701 Holland Church Rd, Raleigh. NC 27603-9726 (H) (919) 779-0958 

Neal, Jeanne Ross [Jeanne] (Richard) 

(BU) Concord -01181 SL 

*4462 E. Gsb.-Chap.Hill Rd., Graham, NC 27253 (O) (910) 376-9719 

4504 E. Gsb.-Chap.Hill Rd., Graham. NC 27253 

Nelms, Benjamin Earl [Ben] (Janet) 

(GO) 516.6 - Appointed to Attend School PM 

*604 Smallwood Dr.. Rocky Mount. NC 27804 (H) (919) 443-1950 

Nelson, Michael Norwood [Mike] (Sheryl) 

(NB) Core Creek-Tuttles Grove -07100 FL 

*124 Hardesty Loop Rd. Newport. NC 28570 (O) (919) 728-1403 

Newman, Thomas Willard [Tom] 

(GO) La Grange - 05261 PM 

*213 S Caswell St, La Grange, NC 28551 (O) (919) 566-3148 

206 Lake Pines Dr, La Grange, NC 28551-2016 (H) (919) 566-3862 

Nichols, Thomas M. [Tim] (Beth) 

(NB) Pamlico Coop.Par. - Associate - 07340 PL 

*1707-A Hwy 17 N, New Bern, NC 28560 (H) (919) 637-6578 

Nicholson, Sue Ellen [Sue Ellen] 

(RA) Diaconal Minister DM 

PO Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 832-9560 

*1924 Hillock Dr, Raleigh, NC 27612-3903 (H) (919) 782-5649 

Nicks, Robert L. [Robert] (Lou) 

(NB) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 997. Penney Farms, FL 32079-0997 (H) (904) 529-9664 

Noble II, J. Crispin [Oris] (Gayle) 

(GR) Hookerton -06181 PM 

(O) (919) 747-2100 

*P0 Box 10, Hookerton, NC 28538-0010 (H) (919) 747-5548 

Norton, Mary Jane P. [Mary Jane] (David) 

(BU) Diaconal Minister DM 

PO Box 840, Nashville, TN 37202 (O) (615) 340-7170 

*1109 Shiloh Dr. Nashville. TN 37205-1122 (H) (615) 352-2156 



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Noy, Carol [Carol] 

(DU) Butner.Community - 02061 SL 

*507 W E St. Butner. NC 27509-1939 (H) (919) 5 75-4303 

O'Briant, Clarence Edgar [Clarence] (Ruth) 

(GR) Jerusalem - 06221 rH^ 

*P0 Box 375, Hookerton. NC 28538-0375 (H) (919) 747-4164 

O'Connor, Tacoma F. [Tacoma] (Francis) 

(DU) Retired Diaconal Minister DM 

107 N Driver St, Durham, NC 27703 (O) (919) 596-7210 

*1432 Kirkwood Dr, Durham, NC 27705-2138 (H) (919) 477-0990 

O'Keef, Robert D. [Bob] (Phyllis) ""^ ' 

(DU) Mt. Sylvan - 02231 Fq 

*5731 N Roxboro Rd, Durham, NC 27712 (O) (919) 471-0032 

313 Andover Rd, Durham, NC 27712-3401 (H) (9 19) 477-4362 

Odom, Joyce Darnell [Joyce] 

(GO) Trinity (Lenoir Co.) - 05381 PM 

*RR 10 Box 85. Kinston. NC 28504-8669 (H) (919) 522-1686 

Offutt, Alma W. [Alma] ' 

(GR) Retired Diaconal Minister DM 

*P0 Box 1143. Kinston. NC 28503-1143 (H) (919) 523-3562 

Old Marshall R. [Marshall] (Carol) Email: royold@aol.com 

(BU) Graham: First - 01261 Pq 

*303 N Main St, Graham, NC 27253 (O) (910) 226-4343 

115 Albright Ave. Graham. NC 27253-2301 (H) (910) 227-8222 

S?.'?^/!l'. (^''■'^ B [Kirk] (Anita) Email: koldham@ncwc.edu 

(RM) ABLC - Chaplain, NC Wesleyan College FC 

3400 N Wesleyan Blvd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (O) (919) 985-5181 

*1309 Drivers Cir. Rocky Mount. NC 27804-9617 . . (H) (919) 446-290 

Olinger, Guy L [Guy] (Joyce) Email: sasglo@unx.sas.com 

(RA) Genesis - Associate - 08061 PL 

*2628 US 64 W. Apex.' NC 27502" '.'.'.'.'.'.'..'. ' ' ml (919) 362-9461 

Olive, John G. [ John] (Lula Mae) ' ' '^^^' ^^^ ^^^^ 

(FA) Retired Associate Mbr. ram 

*RR 1 Box 30, Unicoi. TN 37692-9707 

Oliver, Sr., James R. [Jim] (Judy) ~ 

(NB) Northwoods - 07181 Fq 

*1528 Gum Branch Rd., Jacksonville, NC 28546 . . (O) (910) 346-9726 

113 McRae Ct.. Jacksonville. NC 28546-9530 (H) (910 347-1338 

Ormond, Jr., John Kern [John] (Evelyn) 

(Wl) Rocky Point - 12211 - /ABLC - Counselor, Parkside Clinic, Wilmington FC 
The Center, 2901 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28403 .... (O) (910) 792-9066 

4021 E Bisho p Ct. Wilmington. NC 28412-7434 ( H) (910) 313-0701 

Ormond, Wilbur C. [Wilbur] (Joyce) m^'»>oiou/ui 

(GR) Bell Arthur - 06050 pi 

*803 W4th St. Avden. NC 28513-2005 (H) (919) 746-4642 

^^^x°o"v''°.^fl^ ^- f^°^J (Dorothy) Email: rosborn@acpub.duke.edu 

(DU) Retired Minister Pl^l 

*P O Box 372. Shavtf Island. WA 98286 (H) (360) 4 68-3332 

Osteen, Jr., Edward Powell [Pow/ell] (Mary Lynne) 

(NB) Garber - 07301 j v y y ; ^^ 

*4201 Country Club Rd, New Bern, NC 28562 (O) (919) 637-4022 

4510 Tenella Rd. New Bern, NC 28562-7644 (H) 919 637-5961 

Otis, William H. [Bill] (Cynthia) — ' ' " ' ^^^ 

(RA) Vance Charge - 08560 PM 

*929 Spring Valley Rd.. Henderson. NC 27536-9563 (H) (919) 438-3138 



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Oulton, Jo-Ann M. [Jo-Ann] 

(RO) Trinity - 09401 FC 

*P0 Box 48, Red Springs, NC 28377 (O) (910) 843-4011 

400 E 3rd Ave. Red Springs. NC 28377-1435 (H) (910) 843-4019 

Owen, Travis W. [Travis] (IVIargaret) 

(SA) Retired Minister RM 

*500 Eden Hills Rd. Siler City, NC 27344-1308 (H) (919) 663-3944 

Owens, Charles E. [Charles] (Peggy) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*831 Chub Lake Rd. Roxboro. NC 27573-4818 (H) (910) 597-3916 

Owens, Charles B. [C.B.] (Beverly L.) 

(GR) Salem - 06301 FC 

(O) (919) 752-1273 

*P0 Box 218. Simpson. NC 27879-0218 (H) (919) 752-7405 

Oxendine, Jr., Milford [Miiford] (Jeannie) 

(RA) Wesley Memorial - 08511 FC 

*714 E. Whitaker Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC 27608 (O) (919) 828-4408 

3212 Julian Dr.. Raleigh. NC 27604 (H) (919) 981-8938 

Pace, James Herrlngton [Jim] (Carol) Email: pacejim@numen.elon.edu 

(BU) ABLC - Prof., Elon College FC 

2266 Campus Box, Elon College, NC 27244 (O) (910) 584-2349 

*108 Timberlake Dr, Elon College, NC 27244-9363 (H) (910) 584-5520 

Page, Jr., Jack Ward [Jack] (Karen O.) 

(SA) Lemon Springs - 11191 FC 

(O) (919) 776-9315 

*P0 Box 129, Lemon Springs, NC 28355-0129 (H) (919) 776-8072 

Parker, Joseph C. [Joseph] (Eunice) 

(NB) Belgrade-Tabernacle - 07060 RM 

*390 Beamon Rd. New Bern, NC 28562-9371 (H) (919) 637-9513 

Parker, Joyce-Lenore [Joyelle] (Dan Root) 

(RM) Family Leave FC 

*3702 Trace Dr.. Wilson, NC 27893 (H) (919) 234-7022 

Parker, Susan Martin [Susan] (Gerald) 

(DU) Diaconal Minister DM 

*3002 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707 (O) (919) 489-6557 

3904 Sunninqdale Way, Durham, NC 27707-5691 (H) (919) 403-8043 

Parnell, Evander [Evander] (Lillie) 

(RO) Retired Associate Mbr. RAM 

*P0 Box 1546, Lumberton, NC 28359-1546 (H) (910) 739-9385 

Parrish, Carrie W. [Carrie] (Alonzo) 

(FA) ABLC - Chaplain, Methodist College FC 

Methodist College, 5400 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28311 (O) (910) 630-7157 

*719 Blawell St. Stedman, NC 28391-9731 (H) (910) 483-3860 

Partin, Duane Richard [Duane] (Heidi) 

(SA) Piney Gr.-Hickory Gr. - 11270 PM 

(O) (919) 663-2242 

*2160 Ed Clapp Rd.. Siler City. NC 27344 (H) (919) 742-3557 

Parvin, J. B. [J. B.] (Velma (Boots)) 

(GR) Retired Minister RM 

#3 Old Fort Shores, Washington, NC 27889 (O) (919) 975-6105 

*108 Hillcrest Dr, Washington. NC 27889-3339 (H) (919) 946-1743 

Paschal, John 8. [John] (Linda) 

(GO) Saint Paul - 05201 FC 

*204 E Chestnut St, Goldsboro, NC 27530 (O) (919) 734-2965 

119 Overbrook Rd, Goldsboro. NC 27534-4309 (H) (919) 734-4050 



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Pasquarello, Michael [Mike] (Robin) 

(DU) Bethany - 02121 FC 

*2809 Guess Rd, Durham, NC 27705 (O) (919) 477-6659 

1712 Kirkwood Dr. Durham. NC 27705-2144 (H) (919) 471-1084 

Pate, Robert Bruce [Bruce] (Jean) 

(SA) Retired IVIinister RM 

*P0 Box 1145, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 

113 Oak La.. Lake Junaluska. NC 28745 (H) (704) 456-9296 

Patrick, Larry Glynn [Larry] (Betty) 

(BU) Bethel -01021 PM 

6364 Snow Camp Rd, Graham, NC 27253 (O) (910) 376-9798 

*6040 Snow Camp Rd. Graham. NC 27253-9158 (H) (910) 376-6237 

Patten, Brooks [Brooks] (Ginny) 

(RM) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 601. Lake Junaluska, NC 28745-0601 (H) (704) 456-3064 

Patton, George Ronald [Ron] (Judith W.) 

(DU) AIlensville-Trinity - 02010 FC 

*80 Dirqie Mine Rd. Roxboro, NC 27573-9238 (H) (910) 599-2820 

Paxton, Roger Davidson [Roger] (Judy) Email: rdpaxton@mail.icomnet.com 

(GO) Kenansville Parish - 05240 FC 

402 Franklin St., Kenansville, NC 28349-0067 (O) (910) 296-0416 

*P O Box 67. Kenansville. NC 28349-0067 (H) (910) 298-2385 

Payne, Argel H. [Argel] (Leta) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*2020 Ramsqate St. Raleigh. NC 27603-2635 (H) (919) 821-2509 

Pearce, Harvey Worth [Worth] (Betty) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*735 5th Ave NE. Hickory, NC 28601-5111 (H) (704) 326-9760 

Pearsall, John S. [John] (Mary) 

(Wl) Retired Minister RM 

*405 Long Leaf Acres Dr, Wilmington. NC 28405-4015 (H) (910) 799-9864 

Pearsall, Sr., William Hill [William] (Lib) 

(Wl) Maco: Shiloh - 12491 PL 

*7116 Channel I SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 (O) (910) 579-1554 

(H) (910) 579-1554 

Pearson, James D. [Jim] (June) 

(RO) Trinity-Zion - 09470 PM 

*123 Zion Church Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-7049 (H) (910) 895-3297 

Peele, Jr., Luther M. [Billy] (Myra) 

(Wl) Clarkton Circuit - 12100 RM 

*475 Tate Lake Dr, Southport. NC 28461-9746 (H) (910) 845-3131 

Pendergraft, Thomas Lloyd [Lloyd] (Cindy) 

(Wl) Bolton - Shiloh - 12030 ROD 

1506 E. Oak Island, Long Beach, NC 28465 (H) (910) 655-2750 

Perry, Brian D. [Brian] 

(RO) Laurel Hill - 09161 AM 

*P0 Box 217, Laurel Hill. NC 28351-0217 (H) (910) 462-2221 

Peterson, Francis Gerald [Gerald] (Lou Anne) 

(RA) ABLC - Dir., Family Preservation Services, MHC FC 

PO Box 10917, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 828-0345 

*730 N Harrison Ave, Gary, NC 27513-4609 (H) (919) 319-7240 

Petteway, Warren B. [Warren] (Harriett) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*2709 Wvcliff Rd. Raleigh. NC 27607-3032 (H) (919) 782-2951 

Phillips III, G. Paul [Paul] (Cynthia) 

(GO) Centenary - 05371 FC 

*140 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577 (O) (919) 934-2333 

904 S Crescent Dr, Smithfield, NC 27577-3712 (H) (919) 934-8597 



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Phillips, James Donald [Don] (Bettie) 

(DU) Henderson:First - 02351 FC 

*114 Church St, Henderson, NC 27536 (O) (919) 438-8791 

371 Hillcrest Dr. Henderson, NC 27536-3848 (H) (919) 438-4162 

Phillips, Lee A. [Lee] (Ruby) 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

*572 Midway Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-3518 (H) (910) 895-3841 

Phillips, Robert Gary [Gary] (Gail Crider) 

(SA) Chatham:Mt.Zion - 11112 PL 

116 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510 (O) (919) 929-5658 

*5334 Castle Rock Farm Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312-9679 . . . . (H) (919) 742-5883 

Pickett, Harold T. [Harold] (Caroline) 

(NB) Retired Minister RM 

*P O Box 508, Trenton, NC 28585-0508 (H) (919) 448-1050 

Pierce Guider, Charlene H. [Charlene] (Douglas) 

(NB) Trenton - Maple Grove - 07440 FC 

(O) (919) 448-7891 

*P0 Box 520, Trenton, NC 28585-0520 (H) (919) 448-7891 

Pinner, William Rickman [Rick] (Marie) 

(NB) Ann Street - 07041 FC 

*P Drawer C, Beaufort, NC 28516 (O) (919) 728-4279 

206 Sycamore Dr, Beaufort, NC 28516-1624 (H) (919) 728-3276 

Pitsch, Robert L. [Robert] (Helen) 

(EC) Colington - 03061 ROM 

*908 Cedar Dr, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8015 (H) (919) 441-6195 

Pittard III, Lee Roy [Lee] (Anita) 

(DU) Oxford: Salem - 02451 IS 

*4151 Salem Rd, Oxford, NC 27565 (O) (919) 693-7179 

302 Forest Rd., Oxford, NC 27565 

Plowman, Charles H. [Chuck] (Sally) 

(RM) Rich Square-Woodland - 10240 PM 

*Rt. 1, Box A-1-30, Rich Square, NC 27869 

819 Bryantown Rd., Rich Square. NC 27869 (H) (919) 539-4283 

Plowman, Sally S. [Sally] (Chuck) 

(RM) Scotland Neck - 10321 FC 

*P0 Box 401. Scotland Neck, NC 27874 (O) (919) 826-3318 

1509 Clarksville Dr. Scotland Neck. NC 27874-1342 (H) (919) 826-3621 

Plyler, Lorenzo Pierce [Joe] 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*570 Summer Breeze Ct., Alpharetta. GA 30202 (H) (770) 521-0425 

Pollock, Charles L. [Charles] (Kimberly) 

(RO) Chestnut Street - 09241 FC 

*P0 Box 1032. Lumberton. NC 28359 (O) (910) 671-8053 

302 W 32nd St. Lumberton, NC 28358-2929 (H) (910) 739-4531 

Pollock, Kimberly Garner [Kimberly] (Charles) 

(RO) Fairmont:Trin.-Olivet - 09080 FC 

*307 Trinity St., Fairmont, NC 28340 (O) (910) 628-7427 

302 W 32nd St, Lumberton, NC 28358-2929 (H) (910) 739-4531 

Ponder, Jr., Reginald Wallace [Reggie] (Jane) 

(DU) Andrews Chapel - 02021 SL 

6702 Leesville Rd., Durham, NC 27703 (O) (919) 596-8249 

*6323 Leesville Rd., Durham, NC 27703 (H) (919) 596-4525 

Ponder, Reginald W. [Reggie] (Carrie) 

(DU) ABLC - Pres./CEO, The UM Retirement Homes, Inc. FC 

*P0 Box 52549. Durham, NC 27717 (O) (919) 489-4249 

167 Montrose Dr.. Durham, NC 27707-2825 (H) (919) 493-7083 



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Pope, T. Arnold [Arnold] (Barbara) 

(FA) Retired Minister rM 

*RR 1 Box 123. Stedman. NC 28391 (H) (910) 323-9757 

Porter, Ernest R. [Ernie] (Sara) 

(NB) ABLC - Exec.Dir., Church Funding Associates, Inc. FC 

*P0 Box 1268, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (O) (704) 452-3398 

330 Lakeview Dr.. Lake Junaluska. NC 28745 (H) (704) 456-4982 

Ports, Jr., George W. [George] (Jamie) 

(BU) Retired Minister rM 

*210 S 3rd St. Mebane. NC 27302-2616 (H) (919) 563-5833 

Potter, Jr., Benjamin F. [Ben] (Nancy) 

(DU) ABLC - Chief Psycho., Psy.Dept.,Gaston Mem.Hosp. FC 

PO Box 1747, Gastonia, NC 28053 (O) (704) 834-2000 

*3316 Deerwood Dr, Gastonia. NC 28054-1931 (H) (704) 866-4341 

Poulk, Robert M. [Bob] (Dorothy) 

(FA) Retired Minister rM 

*109 Devane St. Favetteviile. NC 28305-5005 (H) (910) 484-3316 

Powell, Cynthia D. [Cynthia] 

(BU) Diaconai Minister DM 

*303 N Main St, Graham, NC 27253 (O) (910) 226-4343 

111 E Parker St. Graham, NC 27253-1811 (H) (910) 570-1514 

Powers, Sr., Daniel P. [Dan] (Bunny) 

(GR) Lanes Chapel-Bethany - 06230 PL/D 

*306 Queen Annes Rd, Greenville, NC 27858 (O) (919) 355-6500 

306 Queen Annes Rd. Greenville. NC 27858-6303 (H) (919) 756-6823 

Presnal, Gregg Allen [Gregg] (Stephanie) 

(SA) Buckhorn - 11511 PM 

*1604 Avents Ferry Rd., Sanford, NC 27330 (O) (919) 258-3743 

1604 Avents Ferry Rd.. Sanford, NC 27330 (H) (919) 258-3742 

Presnell, William M. [Bill] Email: ecdistrict@ecsu.campus.mci.net 

(EC) Elizabeth City District Super. FC 

*P0 Box 1662, Elizabeth City, NC 27906 

312 S Griffin St, Elizabeth City. NC 27909-4663 (H) (919) 335-2415 

Preston, Hunter Hadley [Hunter] (Karen) 

(RM) Seaboard - 10330 FC 

*P O Box 277. Seaboard. NC 27876 (H) (919) 589-9461 

Price, Barbara H. [Barbara] (David Mann) Email: revbarb@aol.com 

(RA) ABLC - Past.Couns-.TriangJe Pastoral Counseling, Inc. FC 

1135 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511 (O) (919) 380-1210 

*102 Cassidy Ct. Gary. NC 27511-5593 (H) (919) 467-7005 

Price, Catherine Pluck [Catherine] (Steven) 

(DU) Trinity - Minister of Program - 02281 OM 

215 N. Church St., Durham, NC 27701 (O) (919) 683-1386 

*1605 Delaware Ave.. Durham. NC 27705 (H) (919) 286-7380 

Price, Wayne Allen [Wayne] (Joy) 

(RA) Trinity (Franklin Co.) - 08541 FC 

*RR 3 Box 333. Louisburg. NC 27549-9308 (H) (919) 496-4891 

Privette, Tommy G. [Tommy] (Alma) 

(RA) Zebulon - 08611 FC 

(O) (919) 269-9408 

*P0 Box 415. Zebulon. NC 27597-0415 (H) (919) 269-7531 

Privette, William Edward [Ed] (Eleanor) 

(RA) White Plains - 08091 FC 

*P0 Box 158, Cary, NC 27512 (O) (919) 467-4991 

307 SE Mavnard Rd. Cary. NC 27511-4511 (H) (919) 467-1178 



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Pruett, Vickie S. [Vickie] Email: parkwoodum@aol.com 

(DU) Parkwood - 02241 FC 

*5123 Revere Rd, Durlnam, NC 27713 (O) (919) 544-1078 

112 Radcliff Cir. Durham. NC 27713-2505 (H) (919) 544-2238 

Pulliam, Mike [Mike] 

(GR) Belhaven:Trinity - 06040 FL 

333 E. IVIain St.. Belhaven. NC 27810 (H) (919) 943-2684 

Pullman, Robert S. [Robert] (Peggy) 

(NB) Saint James - 07271 FC 

PO Box 250, Newport, NC 28570 (O) (919) 223-4231 

*1012 Orange St, Newport. NC 28570-9677 (H) (919) 223-4742 

Purcell, Jr., Eugene G. [Gene] (Betty) Email: purcellbb@aol.com 

(GO) Retired Minister RM 

*1301 W. Nash St.. Wilson. NC 27893 (H) (919) 243-4916 

Purcell, Joan M. [Joan] (Kenny) 

(RA) ABLC - Program Coordinator, Triangle AIDS Interfaith Netw FC 

*POBox 28767, TRAIN, Raleigh, NC 27611 (O) (919) 828-3121 

1210 Eastham Dr. Apex. NC 27502-8548 (H) (919) 362-7425 

Randolph, Francis Roderick [Rod] (Esther) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

309 E. Butler Rd.. Mauldin, SC 29662 (O) (800) 779-7321 

*820 Valley Green. Mauldin. SC 29662 

Rattz, Robert E. [Bob] (Mary) 

(Wl) Retired Associate Mbr. RAM 

*403 Baker Dr.. Supply. NC 28462 

Rawlings, Jr., James A. [Jim] (Mary) Email: rawliool@mc.duke.edu 

(DU) ABLC - Assoc. Dir.. Pastoral Serv.,Duke Med. Ctr. FC 

*P0 Box 3112, Duke Med. Ctr., Durham, NC 27710 (O) (919) 684-3586 

18 Winthrop Ct. Durham. NC 27707-5441 (H) (919) 493-0210 

Ray, Jeanne L. [Jeanne] (Valton) 

(Wl) Harrells:Centenary - 12081 PL 

*630 Ward Rd.. Harrells. NC 28444-9507 (H) (910) 532-2039 

Ray, Robert H. [Robert] (Betty) 

(Wl) Tabor City:St.Paul -12231 FC 

*POBox 622, 506 E.5th St., Tabor City. NC 28463 (O) (910) 653-3737 

105 Elizabeth St.. Tabor City. NC 28463-2140 (H) (910) 653-3801 

Reavis, Jr., James L. [Jimmy] (Eddie Jean) 

(RM) Sandy Cross - 10311 FC 

*6059 S. NC 58. Nashville. NC 27856 (H) (919) 443-3526 

Redmond, Robert C. [Bob] (Linda) 

(DU) McMannen - 02221 FC 

*4102 Neal Rd, Durham, NC 27705 (O) (919) 383-1263 

4322 Berini Dr, Durham. NC 27705-1703 (H) (919) 383-4425 

Reed, James C. [Jim] (Kathy) 

(Wl)Zion - 12471 PM 

(O) (910) 253-5349 

*6860 Zion Church Rd. NE. Leiand. NC 28451 

Reed, John E. [John] (Betty) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*205 Meadow PI. Clarksville. AR 72830-3807 (H) (501) 754-8031 

Register, Sr., Michael Gordon [Mike] (Myrtle) 

(NB) Pamlico Parish - Associate - 07340 PL 

(O) (919) 637-9946 

*796 Asburv Rd. Cove City. NC 28523-9756 (H) (919) 637-9946 

Reinoso, Luis Felipe [Lucho] (Clarisa (Catty)) Email: reinosol@3rddoor.com 
(RM) Calvary - 10020 FC 

*15 Calvary Church Rd.. Littleton. NC 27850-9431 (H) (919) 586-3762 



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Remele, Jr., William H. [William] 

(Wl) Diaconal Minister DM 

*P0 Box 3002. Wilmington. NC 28406-0002 (H) (910) 343-0669 

Rex, Leonard J. [Leonard] (Donna) 

(RM) Halifax - 10090 FC 

*P0 Box 365, Halifax, NC 27839-0365 (H) (919) 583-6271 

Richardson, Craig Arthur [Craig] (Jennifer) 

(GR) Washington Circuit - 06400 FL 

*318 E. 12th St., Washington, NC 27889 (H) (919) 946-4382 

Richardson, J. Earl [Earl] (Alice) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*515 S.E.Maynard Rd., Cary. NC 27511 (H) (919) 467-6393 

Richey, Russell Earle [Russell] (Merle) Email: rrichey@mail.duke.edu 

(DU) ABLC - Assoc.Dean, Academic Programs, Duke Divinity Sch. FC 

*P0 Box 90968, Durham, NC 27708 (O) (919) 660-3428 

1552 Hermitage Ct., Durham. NC 27707 (H) (919) 493-0724 

Rickards, James Perry [Jim] (Suzanne) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*27419 Cleveland Ave. Punta Gorda. FL 33982-1525 (H) (941) 575-0183 

Ricks, Jr., R. Dennis [Dennis] (Lydia) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*906 S. 3rd St.. Mebane. NC 27302-8181 (H) (919) 304-3561 

Roach, Michael Gene [Mike] (Debbie) 

(NB) Pamlico Parish - Associate - 07340 PL 

*5204 Hwy 55-E. New Bern. NC 28560 (H) (919) 637-6416 

Robbins, Cecil W. [Cecil] 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 2917. Henderson. NC 27536-6917 (H) (919) 492-9574 

Roberts, Frederick E. [Fred] (Betsy (Beaver)) 

(Wl) Ocean View - 12181 FC 

*P0 Box 520, Long Beach, NC 28465 (O) (910) 278-5973 

415 Mercer St, Yaupon Beach, NC 28465-8008 (H) (910) 278-5229 

Roberts, Jeffrey L. [Jeff] (Reesa) 

(DU) Salem (Person Co.) - 02521 FC 

933 Salem Church Rd., Hurdle Mills, NC 27541 (O) (910) 599-6333 

M35 Salem Church Rd, Hurdle Mills, NC 27541-9129 (H) (910) 599-5012 

Roberts, John M. [John] 

(GO) Beston - 05021 RM 

*P0 Box 298, Princeton, NC 27569-0298 (H) (919) 936-2511 

Robinson, Charles Kivet [Chuck] (Mary) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*769 Clarington Ct, Columbus, OH 43214-2390 (H) (614) 459-3814 

Robinson, Larry [Larry] (Charlotte) 

(RO) Saint Peter - 09141 FC 

PO Box 172, Hamlet, NC 28345 (O) (910) 582-0944 

*P0 Box 961, Hamlet. NC 28345-0961 (H) (910) 582-6133 

Rouse, Ben C. [Ben] (Jeanne) 

(RO) Rockingham District Super. FC 

*P0 Box 1588, Laurinburg, NC 28353 (O) (910) 276-6641 

1304 W Church St. Laurinburg. NC 28352-3456 (H) (910) 276-6641 

Rouse, Faye Baines [Faye] 

(Wl) Wesley - 12301 FL 

P O Box 116, Riegelwood, NC 28456-0116 (O) (910) 655-4793 

*114 Green Rd.. Riegelwood. NC 28456 (H) (910) 655-3348 

Royall, L. Graham [Graham] (Virginia) 

(RM) Edgecomb Parish - 10050 AM 

P O Box 13, Pinetops, NC 27864-0013 (O) (919) 827-4176 

*P O Box 1121. Pinetops. NC 27864 (H) (919) 827-2482 



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Rudd, Robert J. [Bob] 

(RO) Disability Leave FC 

*169 Shannon Dr. Rockingham, NC 28379-4411 (H) (910) 895-0815 

Rudd, William R. [Bill] (Dorothy) 

(FA) Clinton Circuit - 04020 FC 

5876 Garland Hwy, Clinton, NC 28328 (O) (910) 592-0565 

*191 Taylors Bridge Hwy, Clinton, NC 28328-6323 (H) (910) 592-7159 

Russell, Timothy J. [Tim] (Pam) Email: trussell@wilmington.net 

(Wl) Wrightsville - 12461 FC 

P O Box 748, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 (O) (910) 256-4471 

*208 Cypress Ave., Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 (H) (910) 256-3447 

Ruth, John W. [Jack] (Bobbie) 

(BU) West Orange - 01480 FC 

*1634 Or.Chapel-Clvr.Garden Rd., Chapel Hill. NC 27516 . . . (H) (919) 968-4102 

Ruth, William A. [Bill] (Robyn) 

(EC) Elizabeth City:First - 03121 FC 

*P0 Box 401. Elizabeth City. NC 27907 (O) (919) 335-1771 

707 W Church St. Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4625 (H) (919) 335-7292 

Sabiston III, William D. [Bill] (Norma) 

(DU) Long Memorial - 02491 FC 

*P0 Box 310. Roxboro. NC 27573 (O) (910) 599-1193 

508 Clayton Ave. Roxboro, NC 27573-4606 (H) (910) 599-2284 

Safley, Michael W. [Mike] 

(FA) ABLC - VP,Stud.Affairs/Dean of Stud.. Methodist College FC 

PO Box 12165, Fayetteville. NC 28311 (O) (910) 630-7155 

*5741 Dobson Dr. Fayetteville. NC 28311-3452 (H) (910) 822-9006 

Salter, Jr., J. Neal [Neal] (Carol) 

(NB) Riverdale - 07381 FC 

*P0 Box 3155, New Bern, NC 28564 (O) (919) 633-3714 

117 Gibbs Rd, New Bern, NC 28560-7900 (H) (919) 514-2897 

Sanders, Jr., Henry Filmore [Hank] (JoAnne) 

(GO) Eureka - 05072 OD 

130 N. Church St., Eureka, NC 27830 

*P O Box 3240. Eureka. NC 27830 (H) (919) 242-4218 

Saunders, Margaret R. [Margaret] 

(EC) Perkins - 03281 PL 

PO Box 21. Shawboro. NC 27973 (O) (919) 232-2102 

*1436 Weeksville Rd, Elizabeth City. NC 27909-8430 (H) (919) 330-4484 

Scanlan, Caria Jory [Caria] 

(FA) ABLC - Dir.. Pastoral Counseling/Family Therapy FC 

*300 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 205, Englewood, CO 80110 . . (O) (303) 761-2229 

1177 E Amherst Ave. Englewood, CO 80110-1711 (H) (303) 761-5813 

Schronce, Jerry Milton [Jerry] (Janet) Email: e626h76gv@coastalnet.com 

(GR) Rainbow - 06281 FL 

*RR 4 Box 48. Snow Hill, NC 28580-9302 (H) (919) 747-2668 

Scott, Gregory G. [Greg] (Annette) 

(GO) Brogden - 05042 FL 

(O) (919) 734-5244 

*113 Lake Ave. Dudley. NC 28333-5320 (H) (919) 736-8882 

Scott, Julian W. [Julian] 

(SA) Aberdeen:Page Mem. - 11010 FC 

*P0 Box 695, Aberdeen. NC 28315 (O) (910) 944-1093 

608 Wilder Ave. Aberdeen. NC 28315-1931 (H) (910) 944-1595 

Scott, Jr., Paul B. [Paul] (Glenda) 

(GR) Snow Hill: Calvary Mem. - 06321 FC 

PO Box 445. Snow Hill. NC 28580 (O) (919) 747-3360 

*109 W Greene St. Snow Hill. NC 28580-1431 (H) (919) 747-3723 



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Scroggs, Robin J. [Robin] (Marilee) 

(RA) ABLC - Prof., Union Theological Seminary, NY FC 

*UnionTh.Sem., 3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 .... (O) (212) 280-1388 

10 Van Dvk PI, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444-1654 (H) (20 1) 839-6157 

Seate, Billy F. [Billy] (Wanda) 

(RA) North Raleigh - 08431 FC 

8501 Honeycutt Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615 (O) (919) 847-1536 

*305 Woodcock Ct., Raleigh. NC 27615 (H) (919) 847-4520 

Severt, Jeffrey Lee [Jeff] (Monica) 

(NB) Pollocksville-Lee's Chapel - 07350 FC 

*P0 Box 236. Pollocksville, NC 28573 (O) (919) 224-2311 

PO Box 236, 210 Fov St.. Pollocksville, NC 28573-0236 . . . . (H) (919) 224-6801 

Sexton, Jr., Kenneth Bryan [Bryan] (Pattie) 

(RM) Mt. Pleasant-Middlesex -10170 FC 

(O) (919) 235-2223 

*RR 1 Box 287. Bailey. NC 27807-9761 (H) (919) 235-4863 

Sexton, Sr., Kenneth B. [Kenneth] (Rosamond) 

(RA) Retired Minister rM 

*5608 Woodard Ln. Raleigh. NC 27606-9531 (H) (919) 851-9411 

Shannonhouse, Richard D. [Dick] (Sandra) 

(RM) ABLC - Chap/Dir.Past.Serv., Methodist Med.Ctr. FC 

580 W 8th St, Jacksonville, FL 32209 (O) (904) 798-8684 

*7263 Placid Oaks Dr. Jacksonville. FL 32277-9718 

Sharp, Richard C. [Richard] (Esta) 

(GO) Warsaw -05411 FC 

PO Box 422, Warsaw, NC 28398 (O) (910) 293-4944 

*119 S Brighton Ave. Warsaw. NC 28398-2034 (H) (910) 293-4365 

Sharpe, Jr., Benjamin S. [Benjamin] (Lisa C.) Email: tertullian@msn.com 

(FA) Cornerstone -04511 FC 

*893 Stonevkirk Rd. Fayetteville. NC 28314-0734 (H) (910) 868-6991 

Sharpe IV, William Gray [Bill] (Barbara (Barb)) Email: bill-sharpe@ncsu.edu 

(RA) ABLC - Dir., Wesley Fdn.& Camp.Min., NCSU FC 

*2503 Clark Ave, Raleigh, NC 27607 (O) (919) 833-1861 

107 Boque Ct. Carv. NC 27511-5427 (H) (919) 467-0704 

Shaw, Jr., Caswell E. [Caswell] (Pat) 

(RM) Rocky Mount:First - 10291 FC 

*100 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (O) (919) 977-0400 

3000 Coleberry TrI. Rocky Mount. NC 27804-2115 (H) (919) 451-1803 

Sheets III, R. Branson [Branson] (Stephanie) 

(RM) Bailey - 10010 FC 

*P0 Box 218, Bailey, NC 27807 (O) (919) 235-4576 

PO Box 218. Bailey. NC 27807-0218 (H) (919) 235-4309 

Sheppard, Dennis R. [Dennis] (Barbara) Email: barbara@intrstar.net 

(FA) Hopewell - 04321 FC 

*4641 Church Rd, Newton Grove, NC 28366 (O) (910) 594-0556 

2855 Roanoke Rd.. Clinton. NC 28328 (H) (910) 567-6116 

Sherman, Jr., William W. [Bill] (Esther) 

(NB) Retired Minister rM 

*495 Alexis Dr.. New Bern. NC 28562-6426 (H) (919) 638-8180 

Shields, Donald Ray [Donald] (Pamela) 

(FA) Raeford: Hoke - 04410 FC 

*308 S Bethel Rd. Raeford. NC 28376-3104 (H) (910) 875-4318 

Shields, Robert S. [Bob] (Betty) 

(NB) Retired Minister rM 

*912 Buckingham Rd. New Bern. NC 28562-4538 (H) (919) 635-5183 



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Shipman, Marilyn K. [Marilyn] (Dennis) 

(DU) Massey's Chapel - 02391 PM 

*814 Bent Creek Rd, Bahama, NC 27503 (O) (919) 477-1293 

814 Bent Creek Rd, Bahama. NC 27503-9708 (H) (919) 477-1293 

Shiver, James H. [James] (Mary) 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

*1413 Glenn St. Wilmington, NC 28401-5443 (H) (910) 763-7101 

Short, James M. [Jim] (Mary) 

(GO) Rones Chapel - 05181 FC 

138 Garners Chapel Rd, Mount Olive, NC 28365-6137 (O) (919) 658-4721 

*144 Garners Chapel Rd, Mount Olive, NC 28365-6137 (H) (919) 658-4839 

Shuler, Albert [Albert] (Jimmie) 

(DU) Durham District Super. FC 

*522 S Duke St, Durham, NC 27701 (O) (919) 682-6439 

5 Timber Creek Ct, Durham, NC 27712-9530 (H) (919) 471-0336 

Simonton, Jr., C. Alison [Al] (Nan) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*6423 Summertree Ln, Charlotte, NC 28270-4808 (H) (704) 367-0289 

Simpson, Robert Wesley [Robert] (Christy Ann) 

(RM) Gaston - 10080 PM 

(O) (919) 537-0749 

*P0 Box 267, Gaston, NC 27832-0267 . (H) (919) 537-3638 

Simpson, Thomas Anthony [Thomas] (Sharon) 

(SA) Poplar Springs-Memphis - 11310 SL 

*4328 Pumping Station Rd., Sanford. NC 27330 (H) (919) 776-3860 

Simpson, Jr., William C. [Bill] (Betsy) Email: fsumG@netpath.net 

(BU) Front Street - 01071 FC 

*P0 Box 2597, Burlington, NC 27216 (O) (910) 227-6263 

1218 Edgewood Ave, Burlington, NC 27215-3641 (H) (910) 226-0738 

Sims, Benjamin Newman [Ben] 

(DU) Hermon-White Mem. - 02360 SL 

*1612 Lynne Ave., Henderson. NC 27536 (O) (919) 438-6096 

Singletary, Jr., Peter George [Peter] 

(RO) Philadelphia - 09361 PM 

(O) (910) 895-7643 

*2404 Old Aberdeen Rd. Rockingham. NC 28379-2582 (H) (910) 997-6437 

Singley, Kenneth C. [Kenneth] 

(EC) Currituck - 03080 FC 

*P Box 648. Grandv. NC 27939-0648 (H) (919) 453-3559 

Sluder, Sr., David M. [David] (Sondra) 

(SA) Diaconal Minister DM 

*630 Emmas Grove Rd.. Fletcher. NC 28732-8415 (H) (704) 628-9856 

Smith, A. Clay [Clay] Email: hn1551@handsnet.org 

(RA) ABLC - Exec.Dir., Hinton Rural Life Center, Hayesville FC 

PO Box 27, Hayesville, NC 28904 (O) (704) 389-8336 

*P0 Box 755, Hayesville, NC 28904-0755 (H) (704) 389-3313 

Smith, Adolph C. [Adolph] (Maria) Email: acsmith@ns.host.vacationtime.net 

(RO) Saint Pauls - 09521 FC 

406 W Broad St, St. Pauls, NC 28384 (O) (910) 865-4301 

*519 N Wilkinson Dr, Saint Pauls, NC 28384-1238 (H) (910) 865-4226 

Smith, Bobby E. [Bobby] (Evelyn) 

(Wl) Burgaw - 12050 FC 

(O) (910) 259-2295 

*P0 Box 26, Burgaw, NC 28425-0026 (H) (910) 259-2761 

Smith, Carolyn R. [Carolyn] (Michael Pilgrim) 

(EC) Plymouth - 03311 FC 

*P O Box 734, Plymouth, NC 27962 (O) (919) 793-2549 

101 Virginia Pine Dr., Plymouth, NC 27962 (H) (919) 793-2482 



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Smith, Charles Michael [Charles] (Barbara) 

(RM) Wilson:First - 10401 FC 

*P0 Box 1423, Wilson, NC 27894 (O) (919) 237-6121 

1206 Branch St NW, Wilson. NC 27893-2420 (H) (919) 243-2046 

Smith, Charles C. [Charles] (Jill) Email: cn3934@abaco.coastalnet.com 

(NB) Asbury - 07021 FC 

550 Asbury Rd, Cove City, NC 28523 

*550 Asbury Rd. Cove City. NC 28523-9760 (H) (919) 638-1144 

Smith, David Burton [David] 

(DU) Bethesda- 02131 FC 

*2309 S. Miami Blvd., Durham, NC 27703 (O) (919) 596-3948 

Smith, George Jerome [Jerome] (Leona) Email: gsmith@w/eblnk.net 

(Wl) Hallsboro - 12141 FC 

*P O Box 28. Hallsboro. NC 28442 (H) (910) 646-3338 

Smith, George C. [George] (Mary) Email: gcsmith@juno.com 

(Wl) Disability Leave FC 

*1243 Butler Town Rd, Clarendon, NC 28432-9557 (H) (910) 653-3336 

Smith, Haywood A. [Hayv\/ood] (Meleah) 

(FA) Saint Andrews - 04241 FC 

121 Lofton Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311 (O) (910) 488-4648 

*123 Lofton Dr, Fayetteville, NC 28311-3426 (H) (910) 488-2247 

Smith, Ira Hildreth [Ira] (Patsy) 

(BU) Cedar Grove - 01111 FC 

(O) (919) 732-1406 

*P0 Box 56, Cedar Grove, NC 27231-0056 (H) (919) 732-8405 

Smith, J. Thomas [Tommy] (Judy) 

(FA) Fayetteville District Super. FC 

*1911 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28305-5037 (H) (910) 485-2734 

Smith, Jerry Thomas [Jerry] (Carolyn) 

(RA) Asbury - 0831 1 FC 

6612 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613 (O) (919) 847-2818 

*2328 Declaration Dr, Raleigh. NC 27615-5638 (H) (919) 954-8435 

Smith, John T. [John] (Christine L.) 

(RM) Retired Minister RM 

*RR 2 Box 154, Halifax. NC 27839-9624 (H) (919) 536-4637 

Smith, Judi Johnson [Judi] (Joe) Email: jsmith4352@aol.com 

(RA) Mount Zion - 08271 FC 

*15772 NC 50 W, Garner, NC 27529 (O) (919) 772-8415 

15772 NC 50 W. Garner. NC 27529 (H) (919) 772-0720 

Smith, Neil E. [Neil] (Alice) 

(FA) ABLC - Clin. Chap., McCain Correctional Hospital FC 

POBox 5118, McCain Corr.Hosp., McCain, NC 28361 (O) (910) 875-4188 

*RR 20 Box 836, Fayetteville, NC 28306-9107 (H) (910) 425-1551 

Smith, Robert K. [Bob] (Bobbie) 

(RM) Leave of Absence FC 

*7650 Truelove Rd., Willow Springs, NC 27592 (H) (919) 639-7618 

Smith, Scott Russell [Scott] (Jennifer M.) 

(NB) Ann Street - Associate - 07041 FL 

P O Drawer C, Beaufort, NC 28516 (O) (919) 728-4279 

*100 Charles St., Beaufort, NC 28516 (H) (919) 728-1717 

Smith, W. Thomas [Thomas] (Melanie) 

(Wl) Leave of Absence FC 

*303-A Shadowood Dr., Aiken, SC 29801 (H) (803) 648-5669 

Smith, Jr., William Stanley [Stan] (Ann) 

(EC) Edenton -03101 FC 

*P0 Box 37, Edenton, NC 27932 (O) (919) 482-2964 

1101 W Queen St, Edenton, NC 27932-1620 (H) (919) 482-2289 



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Snider, Ronald J. [Ron] (Katie) 

(DU) Bahama:Mt.Bethel - 02031 FC 

PO Box 27, Bahama, NC 27503-0027 (O) (919) 477-4296 

*P0 Box 27, Bahama, NC 27503-0027 (H) (919) 477-5830 

Snotherly, Jr., William W. [Bill] (Glenda) 

(RA) Wake Forest - 08571 FC 

*905 S Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (O) (919) 556-2239 

903 S Main St. Wake Forest, NC 27587-9277 (H) (919) 556-3653 

Snyder, Nevin D. [Nevin] (Rose Marie) 

(FA) Retired Minister RM 

*3360 Chapparal Ct. Melbourne. FL 32934-8254 (H) (407) 253-6511 

Soule, Jr., Guy V. [Guy] (Francy) 

(DU) Grace - 02481 FC 

(O) (910) 599-8183 

*313 Church St, Roxboro. NC 27573-5620 (H) (910) 599-5183 

Southern, H. Gray [Gray] (Susan) 

(DU) Trinity - 02281 FC 

*215 N Church St, Durham, NC 27701 (O) (919) 683-1386 

1108 W Knox St, Durham, NC 27701-1527 (H) (919) 682-0800 

Sparks, Charles E. [Charles] (Linda) 

(FA) Retired Minister RM 

*3904 Thomasville Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27107-6326 . . . . (H) (910) 788-9116 

Sparrow, Leon Ray [Ray] (Dorothy) 

(GR) Mattamuskeet - 06250 RM 

Rt. 2, Box 73A. Engelhard, NC 27824 (O) (919) 925-4931 

*115 Water St., Bath, NC 27808 (H) (919) 923-1141 

Spaulding, David V. [David] (Carmen) 

(RO) West Rockingham - 09481 FC 

217 W. Hwy 74, Rockingham, NC 28379 (O) (910) 895-9986 

*138 Gibson Dr, Rockingham, NC 28379-6970 (H) (910) 895-3135 

Speake, George D. [George] (Myra) Email: gspeake@infoave.net 

(Wl) Shallotte: Camp - 12061 FC 

*P0 Box 376, Shallotte, NC 28459 (O) (910) 754-4840 

4646 Mintz St, Shallotte, NC 28470-5232 (H) (910) 754-6355 

Spence, Clinton W. [Clint] (Pamela) 

(DU) St. Paul - 02271 PM 

*2700 N. Roxboro Rd., Durham, NC 27704 (O) (919) 220-2458 

113 W. Murray Ave., Durham, NC 27704 (H) (919) 220-5238 

Spencer, William C. [Bill] (Peggy) 

(NB) Trinity - 07201 FC 

*P0 Box 700, Jacksonville, NC 28541 (O) (910) 455-4814 

301 Woodland Dr, Jacksonville, NC 28540-5461 (H) (910) 347-1547 

Spivey, Richard Vann [Vann] (Anne-Marie) 

(BU) Leasburg - 01311 SL 

PO Box 98, Leasburq. NC 27291 (H) (910) 599-1267 

Spiwak, Danielle A. [Danielle] (Eric) 

(NB) Morehead Cty First - Associate - 07231 FL 

*900 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557 (O) (919) 726-7102 

Ocean Bay Villas, #108, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512 (H) (919) 240-0208 

Sponenberg, James Eugene [Jim] (Tillie) 

(SA) Retired Minister RM 

*2512 Carbonton Rd, Sanford, NC 27330-3754 (H) (919) 776-2484 

Stafford, Sidney E. [Sidney] (Grace) 

(RA) Ebenezer-Wesley Chap. - 08120 FC 

Box 3083, Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC 27549 (O) (919) 496-2521 

*410 W Noble St, Louisburg, NC 27549-i2352 (H) (919) 496-4779 



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Stallings, W. Joseph [Joe] (Theadus) 

(RM) Mt. Zion - 10181 OD 

*5222 London Church Rd., Elm City, NC 27822 (O) (919) 291-4311 

Stallsworth, Paul T. IMaul] (Marsha) '"' "'^'" ""■"'*" 

(GO) Rose Hill - 05331 pn 

*P0 Box 177, Rose Hill, NC 28458 (O) (910) 289-2449 

305 E. Ridge St.. Rose Hill. NC 28458 (H 910 289-3332 

Stalnaker, James K. [Jim] (Jan) ' ' ^ ' ^^^ ^^^^ 

(NB) Wiliiston-Stacy - 07460 A^ 

/Q\ (QlQ) 729 36S1 

*P0 Box 79. Williston. NC 28589-0079 "■'.'' (H 919 729^3661 

Stanfield, E. Douglas [Doug] (Vera) \»} [y^^) 7^B Z^Q^ 

(DU) ABLC - Chaplain, U. S. Navy PC 

*Chapel Bid. 34, USCG Island, Alameda, CA 94501-5100 . . (O) (510) 437-3067 

4494 Clear C reek Ct.. Concord, CA 94521 (H) (510 687-8398 

Stanley, Bruce E. [Bruce] (Melissa) ' " ' ^^^ 

(RA) ABLC - Assoc. Dir., CCOM PC 

*P0 Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 (O) (919) 832-9560 

1808 Spiny Ri dge Ct.. Raleigh, NC 27612 m) 919 676-7969 

Stanley, Jr., Richard A. [Richard] (Shannon) "^ 

(DU)Asbury -02101 PC 

*806 Clarendon St, Durham, NC 27705 . . (O) (919) 286-0711 

2011 WClub Blvd. Durham. NC 27705-3209 (H) (9 19) 286-1975 

fpA^Vm r"^"^D"- ^^t'^^l (5.^«y l-ou) Email: khvk33a@pfodigy.com 

(RA)ABLC - Pres., Methodist Home for Children Inc FC 

Z^n^^"" ^?^^'^' ^^'®'9^' N^ 27605 ' (O) (919) 833-2834 

3600 Carolyn Dr. Raleioh. NC 27604-1616 (H) 919 876-2521 

Starnes, James A. [James] (Myrtle A ) 

(Wl) Retired Minister r|u| 

PO Box 8, Brunswick, NC 28424 

*343 Old Lu mberton Rd.. Whiteville. NC 28472 . .... (H) (910) 642-7404 

Staton, Sr., Jesse C. [J.C.] (Marie) \ m ", ohz /^u^ 

(NB) Retired Minister P,^ 

*143 George Taylor Rd. Newport. NC 28570-5044 "■■."."' " (H) (919 247-2981 

Staton, Jr", Jesse C. [Jesse] (Eriima) ' ' ' ' ^^^ 

(BU) Hebron - 01281 pC 

*2325 Mebane Oaks Rd, Mebane, NC 27302 (O) (919) 553 3375 

2275 Mebane Oaks Rd. Meb ane. NC 27302-8615 (H ) 919 563-6408 

Stemmetz, David Curtis [David] (Virginia) — 

(DU) ABLC - Prof., Duke Divinity School PC 

*Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC 27708 (O) (919) 660-3438 

4303 Thetford Rd. Durham. NC 27707-5701 ' " H 919 489-5620 

Stephens, Mark Dee [Mark] (Claudia) \f^} \^iy) ^HB 5520 

(GO) Bethel (Duplin Co.) - 05461 PL 

*3719 Jacks on Rd.. Durham. NC 27705 . . . . (H) (91 9i 383-5879 

Stephenson, Marlon O. [M.O] (Hazel) "^ (H) (919) 383 5879 

(GR) Retired Minister p,^ 

*101 S Dimock Rd. Washin gton. NC 27889-3109 (H) ( 919) 975-6650 

Stewart, Donald Keith [Dori] i / \^t^t 

(RA) St.Mark's - Associate - 08481 PM 

M801 Six For ks Rd.. Raleioh. NC 27609 (O) (919) 787-0544 

Stewart, W. Marshall [Marshall] (Patricia) |um919| 7»7 0544 

(RA) Piney Grove - 08291 Pl_ 

*9425 Old Stag e Rd. Raleioh NC 27603-9546 '"..'.'. . . . . . ml (919) 772-4173 



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Stocks, Lois Jane [Lois] 

(GR) Diaconal Minister - Extended Leave DM 

*Rt. 20 Box 88, Greenville, NC 27858 (H) (919) 752-6820 

Stokes, Jr., James C. [Jim] (Diane) 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

*972 Louis Breeden Blvd, Hamlet, NC 28345-7091 (H) (919) 582-6317 

Stokes III, John L. [John] (MaLou) 

(Wl) ABLC - Prof.of English, UNC-W FC 

601 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403 (O) (910) 395-3323 

*124 Windemere Rd, Wilmington. NC 28405-4024 (H) (910) 799-2695 

Stone, Amos H. [Amos] 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 972, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745-0972 (H) (704) 452-2130 

Stone III, Richard L. [Richard] (Diane) 

(RA) Home Memorial - 08101 FC 

P O Box 475, Clayton, NC 27520 (O) (919) 553-6464 

*334 S. Page St., Clayton. NC 27520-0475 (H) (919) 553-6446 

Storrs, Jr., Robert Burton [Bob] 

(BU) Retired Minister RM 

*ADDRESS UNKNOWN, Chicago, IL 60647 

Stott, E. Russell [Russell] (Caroline) 

(BU) Retired Minister RM 

21 W.Colony PL, Suite 150, Durham, NC 27705 (O) (919) 489-9167 

*111 Creeks Edge, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 (H) (919) 942-0281 

Strickhausen, Wilson [Wilson] (Anita) 

(FA) Person Street - 04231 IS 

509 Person St, Fayetteville, NC 28301 (O) (910) 483-4714 

*215 Vivian Dr, Fayetteville. NC 28311-1433 (H) (910) 822-3002 

Strock, Stephen F. Swartz [Steve] (Dale S.) 

(DU) Leave of Absence FC 

*301 Marrow Lane, Oxford. NC 27565-9276 (H) (919) 438-8852 

Strother, Jonathan E. [Jon] (Diana) 

(EC) Hertford - 03161 FC 

(O) (919) 426-5467 

*207 W Market St, Hertford, NC 27944-1152 (H) (919) 426-5236 

Stutts, Connie Marie [Connie] (Steve) 

(DU) Ca-Vel - 02471 SL 

*160 W. Young Ave., Henderson, NC 27536 (O) (919) 492-1862 

(H) (910) 597-6488 

Stutts, D. Stephen [Steve] (Connie) 

(DU) City Road - 02341 PM 

(O) (919) 492-1823 

*160 W Young Ave, Henderson, NC 27536-4149 (H) (919) 492-1862 

Summey, James L. [Jim] (Doris) 

(Wl) Trinity - 12431 FC 

*1403 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401 (O) (910) 762-3316 

3312 Amber Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409 (H) (910) 397-0805 

Supplee, Thomas [Tom] (Myra M.) 

(FA) Goshen-Keener - 04300 FC 

*11867 Hobbton Hwy, Newton Grove. NC 28366-9530 (H) (910) 594-0992 

Sutton, James E. [Jimmy] (Janie) 

(RA) Garner:First - 08161 FC 

*P0 Box 274, Garner, NC 27529 (O) (919) 772-2042 

101 Sugar Lane, Knightdale, NC 27545 (H) (919) 266-9098 

Swartz, Alan P. [Alan] (Jo Anne) Email: solagratia@vance.net 

(DU) Oxford - 02441 FC 

*P0 Box 757. Oxford, NC 27565 (O) (919) 693-4091 

415 Hancock St. Oxford, NC 27565-3714 (H) (919) 693-3237 



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Sweeley, Thomas Lynn [Tommy] (Sharon) 

(SA) Siler City:First - 11381 FC 

*P0 Box 212, Siler City, NC 27344 (O) (919) 742-2722 

522 W Glendale St. Siler City, NC 27344-3860 (H) (919) 742-3707 

Switzer, Maryellen Phelan [Maryellen] (Wm. L. Ill) 

(RA) Layden Memorial - 08401 FC 

2706 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27603 (O) (919) 828-9642 

*6003 Bissette Rd. Wendell, NC 27591-8797 (H) (919) 217-9095 

Sykes, R. Michael [Mike] (Patricia) 

(BU) Walnut Grove - 01471 FC 

*1815 Hawkins Rd E, Hurdle Mills, NC 27541 (O) (919) 732-5722 

1815 Hawkins Rd E, Hurdle Mills. NC 27541-8555 (H) (919) 732-2054 

Tart, Michael Lawrence [Mike] (Margaret) 

(GO) Disability Leave FL 

*P0 Box 3240. Eureka. NC 27830-3240 (H) (919) 242-4218 

Tatum, Jimmie Ray [Jimmie] (Martha) 

(SA) Smyrna - 11401 FC 

(O) (919) 464-3188 

*203 Smyrna Church Rd, Robbins. NC 27325-7457 (H) (910) 464-3542 

Taylor II, Berry Lynn [Berry] (Bernatha (Bernie)) 

(EC) South Mills - 03350 PM 

*P O Box 100, South Mills, NC 27976-0100 (O) (919) 771-2401 

P O Box 190. South Mills, NC 27976-0190 (H) (919) 771-2508 

Taylor, Bruce D. [Bruce] (Jennie) 

(FA) Hay Street - 04181 FC 

PO Box 456, Fayetteville, NC 28302 (O) (910) 483-2343 

*306 White Oak Ct. Fayetteville. NC 28303-5257 (H) (910) 485-3043 

Taylor, Polly [Polly] Email: pinkpolly@aol.com 

(GR) Washington:First - Associate - 06421 PM 

Box 715, 304 W. 2nd St., Washington, NC 27889 

*1214 N. Respess, Washington. NC 27889 (H) (919) 946-3668 

Taylor, Steve [Steve] (Sheryl) 

(RO) Parkton IS 

1018 E 9th St. Lumberton. NC 28358-5024 (H) (910) 671-8635 

Taylor, Steven [Steve] (Sherry) 

(BU) Rock Creek - 01400 SL 

*7315 Mt.Hermn-Rock Cr.Rd.. Snow Camp. NC 27349 (H) (910) 376-3515 

Taylor, Timothy Scott [Tim] (Kimberly) 

(FA) South River - 04440 FL 

(O) (910) 567-2615 

*4645 Minnie Hall Rd., Autryville. NC 28318 (H) (910) 567-5226 

Taylor, William V. [Bill] (Robin) 

(RM) Evansdale - 10071 FC 

(O) (919) 237-2632 

*4334 Evansdale Rd.. Wilson, NC 27893 (H) (919) 237-1914 

Teachey, Wilbur C. [Wilbur] (Sylvia) 

(NB) Broad Creek - 07081 RM 

*1607 Ann St, Beaufort. NC 28516-2303 (H) (919) 728-6422 

Terwilliger, Irving F. [Irving] (Asta) 

(GR) Grimesland - Warren's Chapel - 06150 ROM 

*307 Maple St. Washington. NC 27889-9664 (H) (919) 975-5793 

Thomas, Wayne E. [Wayne] (Nancy) 

(GR) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 2784. Washington. NC 27889-2784 (H) (919) 946-9566 

Thomason, M. Keith [Keith] (Lorie P.) 

(GR) Leave of Absence FC 

*402 Crestline Blvd. Greenville. NC 27834-6820 (H) (919) 756-5152 



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Thompson, Jr., Emerson M. [Em] (Catherine) Email: pithomps@eastnet.ecu.eclu 
(GR) Retired Minister RM 

*105 Kilbv Dr.. Greenville. NC 27858-6508 (H) (919) 321-7839 

Thompson, Geiselle [Geiselle] (Roger L.) Email: egthomps@eos.ncsu.edu 

(RA) Leave of Absence FC 

*P0 Box 6504, Raleigh. NC 27628-6504 (H) (919) 755-0707 

Thompson, Jr., James F. [Jim] (Priscilla) 

(RO) Sneads Grove - 09541 PL 

*1004 E Scotsdale Dr. Laurinburg. NC 28352-4249 (H) (910) 276-3227 

Thompson, Leo Clifford [Leo] Email: leo@intercenter.net 

(RA) ABLC - Pastoral Counselor, Triangle Mental Health Assoc. FC 

3717 National Dr # STE202. Raleigh, NC 27612 (O) (919) 781-1173 

*3204 B-2 Quiet Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612 (H) (919) 881-0666 

Thompson, Neil H. [Neil] (Catherine) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*2109 Myrtle Ave, Raleigh, NC 27608-2244 (H) (919) 828-7653 

Thompson, Roger E. [Roger] (Roberta) 

(Wl) Retired Minister RM 

PC Box 1649, Lumberton. NC 28359 (O) (910) 618-5574 

*24340 Cliff Gibson Rd., Laurel Hill, NC 28351 (H) (910) 277-8676 

Tilley, Robert C. [Bob] (Jean) 

(DU) Rehoboth-Harris Chap. - 02460 FL 

(O) (919) 438-6345 

*2951 Old Watkins Rd.. Henderson. NC 27536-9647 (H) (919) 492-0279 

Tingle, James Arthur [James] 

(NB) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 516, Hartsel. CO 80449-0516 (H) (719) 836-3118 

Todd, Troy Kevin [Troy] (Lori) 

(RO) 516.6 - Appointed to Attend School PM 

*422 Nathan's Creek Sch.Rd., Crumpler. NC 28617 (H) (910) 982-2704 

Torres III, Ramon Devy^ey [Ramon] (Lisa) Email: rpbj62a@prodigy.com 

(DU) Lakewood - 02211 OM 

2317 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707 (O) (919) 489-6273 

*2211 Elmwood Ave, Durham, NC 27707-1009 (H) (919) 489-4335 

Tosto, James Edward [Jim] (Kay) 

(EC) Manns Harbor - 03190 FL 

*P0 Box 95. Manns Harbor. NC 27953-0095 (H) (919) 473-3881 

Townley, Douglas [Doug] (Elaine) 

(DU) Tabernacle - 02551 SL 

*12260 NC 39 N. Henderson. NC 27536-9805 (H) (919) 492-7643 

Townsend, Jr., William C. [William] (Nancy Jo) 

(RA) Trinity - 08501 FC 

*824 N. Bloodworth St., Raleigh, NC 27604 (O) (919) 832-1390 

1301 Mordecai Dr., Raleigh, NC 27604 (H) (919) 833-7466 

Traynham, David D. [D. D.] (Nancy) 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

*1329 Roberdell Rd, Rockingham. NC 28379-2549 (H) (910) 895-3746 

Treihart, Charles M. [Charles] (Susan J.) 

(DU) Retired Local Pastor RL 

*822 Billy Hicks Rd. Roxboro. NC 27573-7947 (H) (910) 599-1797 

Trotter, Bryan C. [Bryan] (Marisa) 

(GO) Kenly-Buckhorn - 05250 OD 

(O) (919) 284-2139 

*P0 Box 155. Kenly. NC 27542-0155 . . . (H) (919) 284-2192 

Trotter, J. Albert [Al] (Gay) 

(BU) Bellemont - 01011 FC 

*4039 Markwood Rd, Burlington, NC 27215 (O) (910) 227-4632 

4101 Markwood Rd. Burlington, NC 27215-7135 (H) (910) 227-4890 



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Trum, Mary Smith [Mary] (Bob Faoro) 

(GR) 438 - Ryton & Prudhoe Circuit.The Meth. Church, England FC 

*The Meth.Manse.Barmoor. Ryton.Tyne&Wear, NE 403TS-Eng.(H) (191) 413-2494 

Tucker, C. Clyde [Clyde] 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*1401 Zebulon Rd, Zebulon. NC 27597-8269 (H) (919) 269-4843 

Tucker, Stuart [Stuart] (Karen) 

(DU) Mt. Zion - 02421 FC 

*7272 Hurdle Mills Rd.. Hurdle Mills. NC 27541 (H) (910) 364-2317 

Turnage, Roy L. [Roy] (Corabob) 

(GR) Retired Local Pastor RL 

*POBox 116. 710 E.2nd St.. Ayden. NC 28513-0116 (H) (919) 746-3686 

Tysinger, Richard IVI. [Rick] (Stephanie H.) 

(SA) Merritts-Ebenezer - 11220 FC 

*8708 Deep River Rd. Sanford. NC 27330-7926 (H) (919) 774-9741 

Tyson, Aaron G. [Aaron] (Lucille) 

(GO) Retired Minister RM 

*1301 S. Harding Dr.. #101. Goldsboro, NC 27534 (H) (919) 778-1475 

Tyson, Sr., Bobby P. [Bobby] (Jetta) 

(FA) Spring Hill - 04451 FC 

(O) (910) 893-4723 

*RR 3 Box 356, Lillington. NC 27546-9526 (H) (910) 893-6381 

Tyson, Jr., Bobby P. [Bobby] (Christie) 

(FA) Culbreth Memorial - 04141 FC 

(O) (910) 483-8918 

*730 Blackwell St.. Fayetteville, NC 28301 (H) (910) 483-4431 

Tyson, Carson S. [Carson] (Peggy) 

(FA) Raeford: First - 04401 FC 

*P0 Box 662. Raeford, NC 28376 (O) (919) 875-2111 

818 N Main St. Raeford. NC 28376-1930 (H) (919) 875-3746 

Tyson, John H. [John] (Elizabeth) 

(FA) Victory - 04281 FC 

*P0 Box 64132. Fayetteville. NC 28306-0132 (H) (910) 323-1997 

Tyson, M. Eugene [Gene] (Joan) 

(GR) Covenant - 06101 FC 

*4000 Corey Rd., Winterville, NC 28590 (O) (919) 355-0123 

2004 Sherwood Dr., Greenville, NC 27858 (H) (919) 353-7056 

Tyson, Tommy [Tommy] (Frances) 

(BU) Retired Minister RM 

*1716 Mount Carmel Church Rd. Chapel Hill. NC 27514-9220 (H) (919) 933-5557 

Tyson, Vernon C. [Vernon] (Martha) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*900 Williamson Dr. Raleigh. NC 27608-2352 (H) (919) 832-7176 

Umstead, Jr., Charles Irvin [Charles] (Etta) 

(NB) Retired Associate Mbr. RAM 

*2963 US Highway 70 E. Beaufort. NC 28516-7893 (H) (919) 728-5328 

Upham, Jr., John Exiey [John] (Susy) 

(RA) Longview - 0841 1 FC 

2312 Milburnie Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610 (O) (919) 834-7554 

*137 N Lord Ashley Rd. Raleigh. NC 27610-2436 (H) (919) 828-4772 

Varnum, Tracie [Trade] (Clementine) 

(Wl) Retired Local Pastor RL 

*3105 Gal Var Rd SW. Supply. NC 28462-2132 (H) (910) 842-9440 

Vaughan, Richard C. [Richard] (Debbie) 

(BU) Amity -01131 FC 

*825 N Estes Dr, Chapel Hill. NC 27514 (O) (919) 967-7546 

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Vaughn II, Stephen W. [Stephen] (Jane) 

(GR) Diaconal Minister DM 

*2000 E 6th St, Greenville, NC 27858 (O) (919) 752-6154 

205 Adams Blvd, Greenville. NC 27858-4818 (H) (919) 758-5752 

VIckers, Hope A. [Hope] (Darrell) Email: vickers@coastalnet.com 

(EC) Sharon - 03321 PM 

P O Box 182, Poplar Branch, NC 27965 (O) (919) 453-2806 

*P O Box 12, Avdiett. NC 27916-0012 (H) (919) 453-3616 

Vincent, Max Odell [Max] (Kristen) 

(RM) Black Creek-Lucama - 10150 OM 

(O) (919) 237-0542 

*P O Box 278, Black Creek. NC 27813 (H) (919) 237-7451 

VonCanon, Mary Leigh [Mary] 

(SA) Hickory Mountain - 11171 RM 

*700 Magnolia Dr. # 22B, Aberdeen, NC 28315 (O) (910) 944-7259 

700 Magnolia Dr. # 22B. Aberdeen, NC 28315-2218 (H) (910) 944-7259 

Wade, David C. [David] (Cynthia) 

(Wl) Wesley's Chapel - 12311 FC 

2409 Peanut Plant Rd., Elizabethtown, NC 28337 (O) (910) 645-4011 

*P0 Box 2211, Elizabethtown. NC 28337-2211 (H) (910) 645-4934 

Waggoner, James Milan [Jim] (Margaret) 

(RA) ABLC - Chief, Chaplaincy Services, NC Div. of Youth Serv. FC 

705 Palmer Dr, Raleigh, NC 27626-0527 (O) (919) 733-3011 

*3212 Barker PI. Raleigh, NC 27604-2456 (H) (919) 850-9102 

Walker-Jones, Kelli [Kelli] 

(RA) Highland - Associate - 08381 OM 

*1901 Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607 (O) (919) 787-4240 

215 Bay Dr., Gary, NC 27511 (H) (919) 510-0369 

Walker, Wanda Gail [Gail] 

(RO) Retired Diaconal Minister DM 

Church St.Cordova School, Cordova, NC 28330 (O) (910) 997-9805 

*344 Raleigh St, Hamlet. NC 28345-2750 (H) (910) 582-0707 

Wall, C. Arthur [Arthur] (Carol) 

(RM) Nashville - 10201 FC 

PO Box 86, Nashville, NC 27856 (O) (919) 459-7178 

*303 S 1st St. Nashville, NC 27856-1416 (H) (919) 459-7328 

Wall, Lynn T. [Lynn] 

(Wl) Sharon (Holden Beach) - 12261 FC 

(O) (910) 842-2929 

*2163 Boones Neck Rd SW, Supply, NC 28462-6221 (H) (910) 842-3449 

Wallace, Robert L. [Bob] (Christine) 

(RM)Tarboro:St.James - 10371 FC 

*211 E. St. James St., Tarboro, NC 27886 (O) (919) 823-3783 

210 Brandon Ave., Tarboro. NC 27886 (H) (919) 823-2795 

Walters, Norma J. [Norma] 

(DU) Leave of Absence FC 

*4200 Bahama Road, Rougemont, NC 27572 (H) (919) 477-1824 

Ward, Jr., Herman Nathan [Herman] (Ann) 

(BU) Hillsborough - 01301 FC 

(O) (919) 732-3460 

*130 WTrvon St, Hillsborough. NC 27278-2552 (H) (919) 732-1667 

Ward, Hope Morgan [Hope] (Michael) 

(RA) Soapstone - 08491 FC 

M2837 Norwood Rd. Raleigh, NC 27613 (O) (919) 846-2212 

2545 Sam Moss Haves Rd, Creedmoor, NC 27522-9336 . . . . (H) (919) 528-3551 



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Ward, James B. [Jim] (Janet) 

(RM) Leave of Absence FC 

(O) (919) 937-5404 

*1213F Niblick Dr., Rocky Mount. NC 27804 (H) (919) 442-9290 

Ward, Richard L. [Rick] (Shirley) 

(GO) Fremont - 05101 FC 

(O) (919) 242-4797 

*P0 Box 147. Fremont. NC 27830-0147 (H) (919) 242-4062 

Ward, Shirley Acker [Shirley] (Richard) 

(GR) Sharon - 06311 PL 

(O) (919) 527-6301 

*P0 Box 147. Fremont. NC 27830-0147 (H) (919) 242-4062 

Warren, Clarence Lee [Clarence] (Ruby) 

(FA) Retired Minister RM 

*625 E Raynor Dr. Fayetteville. NC 28311-2144 (H) (910) 822-4508 

Warren, Jr., D. Ray [Ray] (Jill) Email: mainsail@nando.net 

(RA) White Plains - Min.Mbshp/Evang - 08091 FC 

*P0 Box 158, Cary, NC 27512 (O) (919) 467-4991 

101 Mainsail Dr. Cary. NC 27511-7202 (H) (919) 380-0039 

Warren, H. Robert [Bob] (Shirley B.) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*917 Keiths Rd. Knightdale. NC 27545-8400 (H) (919) 266-6931 

Warren, Jr., James I. [Jim] (Marjorie) 

(RA) ABLC - Dir., Intentional Growth Center FC 

*P0 Box 546, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 (O) (704) 452-2881 

304 Crum Dr. Lake Junaluska. NC 28745-9719 (H) (704) 452-0782 

Warren, James H. [James] (Daisy) 

(GR) Retired Minister RM 

*4343 Lebanon Rd..T-1123. Hermitage. TN 37076 (H) (615) 871-8179 

Warren, Jr., M. Whitfield [Whit] (Barbara) 

(GR) Queen Street - 06201 FC 

*P0 Box 508, Kinston, NC 28502 (O) (919) 527-2119 

1206 Woodberry Rd. Kinston. NC 28501-2643 (H) (919) 523-2441 

Warren, Raymond Collins [Ray] 

(EC) Kinnakeet - 03170 FL 

(O) (919) 995-5708 

*P O Box 129. Avon. NC 27915 (H) (919) 995-5383 

Warren, Jr., W. Arthur [Arthur] (Becky) 

(SA) Vass-Cameron - 11450 FC 

*P0 Box 628, Vass, NC 28394 (O) (910) 245-7665 

PO Box 628. Vass, NC 28394-0628 (H) (910) 245-7660 

Warren, W. Donald [Donald] (Lori) 

(RO) Fellowship - 09121 FC 

(O) (910) 582-0900 

*1200 McDonald Ave.. Hamlet. NC 28345 (H) (910) 582-2685 

Waters, Denise Conner [Denise] (Davis) 

(BU) Diaconal Minister DM 

*P0 Box 728, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (O) (919) 929-7191 

2308 Judah Benjamin Ct, Hillsborough, NC 27278-9532 . . . . (H) (919) 732-5865 

Watford, T. Scott [Scott] (Tammy R.) 

(BU) Faith - 01061 FC 

*1732 W Davis St, Burlington, NC 27215 (O) (910) 226-2991 

1803 Harriet Dr. Burlington. NC 27215-3440 (H) (910) 227-0846 

Watson, H. Langill [Langill] (Elizabeth) 

(RM) Retired Minister RM 

*3620 Westridge Circle Dr. Rocky Mount. NC 27804-3331 . . . (H) (919) 443-0057 



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Way, Jr., Robert B. [Bob] (Rosalyn) 

(SA) Silk Hope - 11390 SL 

(O) (919) 742-2005 

*7760 Silk Hope Gum Springs Rd. Siler City, NC 27344-6581 (H) (919) 742-5222 

Way, Vance C. [Vance] (Marion) 

(RM) Littleton - 10141 FC 

(O) (919) 586-5385 

*P0 Box 26. Littleton, NC 27850-0026 (H) (919) 586-3985 

Weaver, Jr., James T. [Jimmy] (Deborah 0.) 

(BU) Efland - 01191 FC 

(O) (919) 732-7957 

*PQ Box 121. Efland. NC 27243-0121 (H) (919) 732-8451 

Weaver, Walter P. [Walter] (Peggy) 

(FA) ABLC - Professor, Florida Southern College FC 

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801 (O) (813) 680-4185 

*623 Rockingham Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809-4004 (H) (813) 859-5280 

Webb-Bowden, Julia [Julia] (Larry) 

(DU) ABLC - Program Assist., Society of St. Andrew FC 

*P0 Box 25081, Durham, NC 27702 (O) (919) 683-3011 

5532 Jomaii Dr, Durham. NC 27705-8392 (H) (919) 383-1397 

Weber, Michael D. [Mike] (Barbara) 

(NB) Pamlico Cooperative Parish - 07340 FC 

*P0 Box 98, Stonewall, NC 28583 (O) (919) 745-4916 

2831 Sterlingpark Dr. Raleigh, NC 27603-5805 (H) (919) 831-1115 

Weinrlch, Lulse Katharine [Luise] (Clint) 

(RM) Rocky Mount:First - Associate - 10291 PM 

*100 S Church St, Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (O) (919) 977-0400 

3217 Amherst Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804-3802 (H) (919) 451-0604 

Weisser, William J. [Bill] (Anne) Email: 74733.3365@compuserve.com 

(RA) Diaconal Minister DM 

*228 W Edenton St. Raleigh, NC 27603 (O) (919) 832-7536 

1214 Currituck Dr. Raleigh. NC 27609-5539 (H) (919) 787-7364 

Wells, Jr., William M. [Bill] (Dixie) 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 445, Laurinburg, NC 28353 (O) (910) 276-0035 

610 Prince St. Laurinburg. NC 28352-4448 (H) (910) 276-0035 

Wells, Jr., WoodrowW. [Woody] (Carole) 

(GR) St. James - 06131 FC 

*2000 E 6th St, Greenville, NC 27858 (O) (919) 752-6154 

114 Lord Ashley Dr. Greenville. NC 27858-6219 (H) (919) 756-2958 

Wenberg, Jr., John W. [John] (Carol) 

(RA) Westover - 08521 FC 

300 Powell Dr, Raleigh. NC 27606 (O) (919) 851-4431 

M212 Debov St, Raleigh, NC 27606-1718 (H) (919) 851-4545 

Wesley, Luther V. [Luther] (Irma L.) 

(RO) Retired Associate Mbr. RAM 

*P0 Box 954, Creedmoor. NC 27522-0954 (H) (919) 528-1131 

West, Pearl G. [Pearl] 

(NB) Retired Minister RM 

Trash & Treasures,Hwy 70 W, Morehead City, NC 28557 . . (O) (919) 240-0005 

*231 Pinners Point Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516-7832 (H) (919) 728-7353 

West, Jr., Thaddeus C. [T. C] (Ellen) 

(GO) Walker Memorial - 05391 PL 

*144 Mark Edwards Rd, La Grange. NC 28551-7542 (H) (919) 778-0428 

Westman, Judy Ellen [Judy] 

(RA) Macon - 08250 PM 

*P0 Box 10, Macon, NC 27551-0010 (H) (919) 257-4744 



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Wethington, Mark W. [Mark] (Bobbi) Email: dmumc@aol.com 

(DU) Duke Memorial - 02161 FC 

*504 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701 (O) (919) 683-3467 

708 Flagstone Way, Durham, NC 27712-9515 (H) (919) 471-9525 

Wheeler, Kermit R. [Kermit] 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

*305 E 4th Ave. Mount Dora, FL 32757-5680 (H) (352) 383-1733 

Whitaker, Karen H. [Karen] (Alan) 

(RA) Genesis - 08061 FC 

*850 Hi House Rd, Cary, NC 27513 (O) (919) 467-2128 

3201 Jo Anne Dr, Raleigh, NC 27603-2757 (H) (919) 839-0222 

White, Christian [Christian] (Margaret) 

(BU) Retired Minister RM 

*303 Swordgate Dr, Cary, NC 27513-1633 (H) (919) 319-1822 

White, Dena McFarland [Dena] (Tom) 

(RO) East - 09421 FC 

(O) (910) 895-4587 

*1009 Scaleybark Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-4845 (H) (910) 895-4587 

White, John H. [John] (Nancy) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

214 W Edgerton St, Dunn, NC 28334 (O) (910) 892-8105 

*7213 Nicholson Ct. Raleigh. NC 27604-5679 (H) (919) 878-8579 

Whitehead, Christian Michael [Chris] (Kelli) Email: cmw5@acpub.duke.edu 

(DU) Marrow's Chapel - 02381 SL 

*P0 Box 69, Stovall. NC 27582-0069 (H) (919) 690-1016 

Whitley, Edgar Earl [Ed] 

(EC) Retired Minister RM 

*100 Sawgrass Bnd. Virginia Beach, VA 23451-6533 (H) (804) 425-0484 

Wiggins, Carson O. [Carson] (Moeine) 

(BU) Grace - 01081 FC 

(O) (910) 226-0785 

*1899 Wilkins St, Burlington, NC 27217-1716 (H) (910) 227-3153 

Wilburn, William Joseph [Joe] (Jerree Lynn) 

(RO) Norman - 09320 FC 

*P O Box 95, Norman, NC 28367 (O) (910) 652-3131 

152 W. Moore St., Norman, NC 28367 (H) (910) 652-3131 

Wilkerson, Richard Phillip [Rick] (Kathy) 

(RA) Knightdale - 08221 FC 

*P Box 83. Knightdale, NC 27545-0083 (O) (919) 266-2373 

423 3rd Ave., Knightdale, NC 27545 (H) (919) 266-2110 

Wilkinson, Howard M. [Hank] (Virginia) 

(RM) Retired Minister RM 

*RR 1 Box 292, Garysburg. NC 27831-9736 (H) (919) 536-3528 

Wilkinson, Scott Taylor [Scott] 

(BU) Prospect - 01391 FC 

*P0 Box 277, Yanceyville, NC 27379-0277 (H) (910) 694-5566 

Williams, A. Morris [Morris] (Katharine) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*2616 Erwin Rd.Coble Hea.Ctr., Durham. NC 27705-3843 . . . (H) (919) 383-7863 

Williams, James A. [Jimmy] (Nellie) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*2185 Kittrell Rd.. Kittrell. NC 27544-9711 (H) (919) 438-8053 

Williams, James E. [Jim] (Jo-Ann) 

(NB) Beech Grove-Rhems - 07050 OM 

*1035 Washington Post Rd. New Bern. NC 28562-9297 (H) (919) 638-2248 

Williams, John E. [Johnny] (Jane) 

(RM)Conetoe - 10221 FC 

*504 Golfers Ln, Nashville, NC 27856 

504 Golfers Ln. Nashville. NC 27856-1652 (H) (919) 459-4324 



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Williams, Richard J. [Richard] (Carolyn) 

(GO) Diaconal Minister DIVI 

*140 E Marl<et St, Smithfield, NC 27577 (O) (919) 934-2333 

410 S 4th St, Smithfleld. NC 27577-4452 (H) (919) 934-8915 

Williams, Roger Charles [Roger] Email: rwilliams@coastalnet.com 

(RM) Gold Valley 10191/Hornes-Sims - 10130 FL 

(O) (919) 237-4616 

*Rt. 1, Box 380. Wilson. NC 27896 (H) (919) 243-3658 

Williams, Jr., Samuel A. [Skip] (Betsy A.) 

(BU) Saint Paul's - 01091 FC 

(O) (910) 228-1681 

*609 Trail 2. Burlington, NC 27215 (H) (910) 226-0818 

Williams, Sr., Terry Michael [Terry] (Jane) 

(EC) Anderson - 03031 PL 

*101 Robin Ln, Edenton. NC 27932-1629 (H) (919) 482-7688 

Williams, William F. [Bill] (Edna) 

(NB) Atlantic - 07031 FC 

PO Box 145, Atlantic, NC 28511 (O) (919) 225-7701 

*P0 Box 235, Atlantic, NC 28511-0235 (H) (919) 225-3831 

Williford, George Bertram [George] (Brenda) 

(FA) Cotton - 04081 PL 

*P0 Box 3, Godwin, NC 28344-0003 (H) (919) 980-1038 

Williford, Gladys R. [Gladys] 

(GR) Retired Minister RM 

MOO Peterson Ct, Holly Hill. FL 32117-2806 (H) (904) 257-1743 

Willingham, Malcolm Craig [Mac] (Johnny Carol) 

(RO) ABLC - VP of Clinical Services, Carolina Behavioral FC 

PO Box 2251, Rockingham, NC 28379 (O) (910) 895-0980 

*111 Fairway Dr, Rockingham, NC 28379-9484 (H) (910) 895-6782 

Wilson III, A. J. [Jack] (Nelson Campbell) 

(RA) ABLC - Past.Couns.Prog.Dir., Memorial Hospital FC 

Mem. Med. BIdg.W., Suite W465, Chattanooga, TN 37404 ... (O) (423) 495-6144 

*107 Glenview, Lookout Mountain, TN 37350 (H) (423) 821-2981 

Wilson III, Ben H. [Ben] 

(SA) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 73, West End, NC 27376-0073 (H) (910) 673-4556 

Wilson, Claude T. [Claude] (Dorothy) 

(GR) Woodington - 06441 RM 

*280 Gray Rd, Vanceboro, NC 28586-8100 (H) (919) 244-0028 

Wilson, James L. [Jim] (Caaron) Email: ratherrev@aol.com 

(Wl)Wrightsboro - 12451 FC 

*3300 N Kerr Ave, Wilmington, NC 28405 (O) (910) 762-2583 

141 Long Ridge Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405-8853 (H) (910) 799-4600 

Wilson, Jr., Kelly J. [Kelly] (Jean L.) 

(DU) Retired Minister RM 

*2406 W Club Blvd, Durham, NC 27705-3125 (H) (919) 286-4734 

Winberry, Herman S. [Herman] (Christine) 

(RO) Retired Minister RM 

*3804 N Walnut St, Lumberton. NC 28358-7730 (H) (910) 739-6029 

Wingfield, Neal Eddins [Neal] (Page) Email: new@acpub.duke.edu 

(BU) Eno-Palmer's Grove - 01210 SL 

1211 Palmer's Grove Ch.Rd.. Hillsborough, NC 27278 (H) (919) 732-4694 

Wingo, Brian W. [Brian] (Diane) 

(DU) Carr - 02151 FC 

*107 N. Driver St., Durham, NC 27703 (O) (919) 596-7210 

205 Barclay Rd, Durham, NC 27712-1611 (H) (919) 479-5555 

Winstead, Arthur W. [Art] (Margaret) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*130 Renwick Ct, Raleigh, NC 27615-2978 (H) (919) 847-7920 



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Winston III, Joseph A. [Jay] (Donnie) 

(FA) Hope Mills - 04311 FC 

3771 Legion Rd, Hope Mills, NC 28348 (0) (910) 425-0108 

*3767 Leqion Rd. Hope Mills, NC 28348-1939 (H) (910) 425-5019 


Wise, Denny C. [Denny] (Judy) 

(BU) Emmanuel -01051 FC 

*2331 Lavista Dr. Burlington, NC 27215 (0) (910) 227-1268 

243 W Harden St, Burlinqton, NC 27215-7513 (H) (910) 226-7533 


Wise, Gilliam P. [Gil] (Linda) 

(RA)Zion -08621 FL 

PO Box 548, Norlina, NC 27563 (0) (919) 456-3566 

*406 Division St, Norlina, NC 27563 (H) (919) 456-3435 


Witt, Peggy 0. [Peg] (Bill) 

(SA) Southern Pines - Associate - 11411 FC 

*175 Midland Rd, Southern Pines, NC 28387 (0) (910) 692-3518 

210 N. May St., #4, Southern Pines, NC 28387 (H) (910) 692-1854 


Witt, Jr., William J [Bill] (Peg) 

(SA) Pinebluff - 11260 FC 

*P0 Box 65, Pinebluff, NC 28373-0065 (H) (910) 281-3797 


Wittman, Raymond Karl [Ray] (Diana) 

(FA) Salem -04261 FC 

(0) (910) 483-8959 


*2171 Middle Rd, Favetteville, NC 28301-9753 (H) (910) 483-2520 


Wolfe, William L. [Bill] (Biddie) 

(BU) Retired Minister RM 

*1121 Airport Rd., Mebane, NC 27302 (H) (910) 563-9239 


Womack, Jr., LaVerne B. [Verne] (Leslie Ann) 

(RO) Roberdell -09411 FC 

*141 Bear Branch Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-7943 (H) (910) 895-5698 


Womack, Leslie C. [Leslie] (LaVerne B.) 

(RO) Retired Diaconal Minister DM 

Morrison Youth Institute, Hoffman, NC 28347 (0) (910) 997-3808 

*141 Bear Branch Rd, Rockingham, NC 28379-7943 (H) (910) 895-5698 


Womack, Samuel J. [Samuel] 

(FA) Retired Minister RM 

*217 Vivian Dr, Favetteville, NC 28311-1433 (H) (910) 822-0593 


Wood, Andrew B. [Andy] (Sheila) 

(FA) Sampson - 04430 PL 

*P0 Box 216, Salemburg, NC 28385 (0) (910) 525-5138 

RR 2 Box 79A, Autrvville, NC 28318-9518 (H) (910) 531-3537 


Wood, Samuel L. [Sam] (Lois) 

(GO) Asbury - 05361 RM 

*3102 Cashwell Dr., #63, Goldsboro. NC 27534-4412 (H) (919) 778-8135 


Woodard, Jr., John R. [John] (Rita) 

(RM) Spring Hope - 10360 FC 

*P0 Box 770, Spring Hope, NC 27882 (0) (919) 478-3140 

110 McLean St., Sprinq Hope, NC 27882 (H) (919) 478-3435 


Woodcock, Eldon G. [Woody] (Libby) 

(DU) ABLC - Professor, Nyack College, Nyack, NY FC 

Nyack College. Nyack. NY 10960 (0) (914) 358-1710 

*P0 Box 297, Circieville, NY 10919-0297 (H) (914) 361-5754 


Woodhouse, Andrea Reese [Andi] (David) 

(DU) Concord - 02071 FC 
(0) (910) 599-6262 


*5021 Semora Rd., Roxboro. NC 27573 (H) (910) 599-7630 


Woodhouse, David William [David] (Andrea) 

(DU) Oak Grove - 02431 FC 
.... (0) (910) 599-2469 


*5021 Semora Rd.. Roxboro, NC 27573 (H) (910) 599-7630 



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Woodworth, Douglas R. [Douglas] (Erma) 

(GR) Noble's Chapel-Tabernacle - 06240 IS 

*313 N Pitt St. Avden, NC 28513-1623 (H) (919) 746-6534 

Wooldridge Jr, Oscar Bailey [Oscar] (Tew) 

(RA) Retired Minister RM 

*4505 Edwards Mill Rd Apt G. Raleigh. NC 27612-3750 (H) (919) 571-1402 

Woriax, Carolyn C. [Carolyn] (Frank) 

(FA) Grace - Trinity - 04160 PM 

2005 Ireland Dr., Fayetteville, NC 28304 (O) (910) 424-0894 

*3821 Madison Ave.. Fayetteville. NC 28306 (H) (910) 425-3557 

Workman, Anna Gail [Anna Gail] (George) 

(BU) Diaconal Minister DM 

PO Box 2597, Burlington, NC 27216 (O) (910) 227-6263 

*2114 US Hwy 70. Mebane. NC 27302-9034 (H) (919) 563-3488 

Worley, William Earl [Bill] (Nancy) 

(EC) Retired Minister RM 

*9827 Pine Level St.. W. Arcadia. FL 33821 (H) (941) 494-6853 

Worth, Sr., Leroy [Leroy] (Rennett) 

(RO) Pembroke Circuit - 09350 PL 

*1408 Swallow Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606 (O) (919) 834-5063 

1408 Swallow Dr. Raleigh. NC 27606-2417 (H) (919) 851-6315 

Wright, Johnnie L. [John] (Annette) 

(RO) Mt. Zion-Walls Chapel - 09300 PM 

(O) (919) 843-3895 

*213 W Sunset Dr. Red Springs. NC 28377-2025 (H) (919) 490-5175 

Wynn, Samuel [Sam] (Rosemary) 

(NB) New Bern District Super. FC 

*1503 Kimberly Rd.. New Bern. NC 28562-3307 (H) (919) 637-4600 

Yang, Chong Ho [Chong] (So Young (Choe) Yang) 

(RO) St. John-Gibson -09510 PM 

*POBox 181. 6040 Main St.. Gibson. NC 28343 (H) (910) 268-4292 

Yelverton, Pernecie C. [P. C] 

(GO) Retired Minister RM 

*P0 Box 173. Fremont. NC 27830-0173 (H) (919) 242-4655 

Yount, John W. [John] (Connie) 

(DU) Stoval - 02541 PL/D 

*5101 Stagecoach Rd.. Oxford. NC 27565-9118 (H) (919) 693-4839 

Yow, Jr., William Joseph [Joey] (Julia) 

(GO) Four Oaks - 05091 FC 

*P0 Box 177, Four Oaks, NC 27524 (O) (919) 963-2095 

PO Box 177. Four Oaks. NC 27524-0177 .(H) (919) 963-2773 

Zigbuo, Herbert Seilami [Herbert] (Mary) 

(Wl) St. John-Smith Chapel - 12410 OM 

*226 Fairfield Dr.. Wilmington, NC 28401 (O) (910) 815-0806 

Zirlott, Cynthia [Cindy] Email: zirlott@coastalnet.com 

(NB) Diaconal Minister DM 

*245 Dawn Avenue, Apt. 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15226 (O) (412) 431-0583 

245 Dawn Avenue. Apt. 1, Pittsburgh. PA 15226 (H) (412) 431-0583 



101 Widows 

WIDOWS OF DECEASED CLERGY 

Anderson.Barbara L.,(H. E. lll),PO Box 25494,Fayetteville,NC,28314-1898 

Barrs, Patricia Akers,(William K.),3118 Terra Granada Dr, Walnut Creek,CA,94595-3524 
Beam,Margaret B.,(A.C.Regan),3000 Monument Ave Apt 2,Richmond,VA,23221-1426 
Beede,Ruth,(Haroid R.),Whitaker Gien,Raleigh,NC,27608,[919-833-0632] 
Benson, Frances W.,(R.W.Bradshaw),1616 W. Nash St.,Wilson,NC,27893 
Beny,Edith,(R.L.Fowlkes),1811 Shepard St,Morehead City,NC,28557-4051 [919-726-8564] 
Berry.Peggy HilI,(L.E.Hill),495 Buck Swamp Rd,Goldsboro,NC,27530-8032 
Boone.Ruth E.,(Daniel C.),PO Box 372,Halifax,NC,27839-0372,[919-583-1941] 
Boone.Ellen B.,(Paul W.),1605 Sanderiing Dr,MoreheadCity,28557-4807 [9 19-808-3456] 
Bradley, Lorene G.,(David G.),2414 Perkins Rd,Durham,NC,27706-2517,[919-489-4277] 
Brandenburg,LucilleP.,(F.Barden),670HicksRd,Candor,NC,27229-8283,[910-572-2272] 
Branhill.Grace P.,(C.E.Price,Jr.),601 Hillcrest Ave,Gastonia,28052-61 78,(704-864-7695] 
Brigman.Ella Mae,(Carey H.),145 Straits Point Rd,Beaufort,NC,285 16-7222 
Brodie,Helen H.,(R.S.),6905 Wooden Rail Ln,Summerfield,27358-9219[91 0-643-4080] 
Brown,Catherine,(Chester D.),102 Tuscarora Drive,Hillsborough,27278, [91 9-732-1 096] 

Carruth,Roberta F.,(PauI),3035 Wycliff Rd,Raleigh,NC,27607-3038, [9 19-787-3464] 
Casey,MiriamM.,(JohnF.),1122RagsdaleRd,Greenville,NC,27858-3918,[800-669-2835] 
Chaplin,Rosa J.,(A. L),401 S Andrews Ave,Goldsboro,NC,27530-6103,[91 9-735-5567] 
Cheek,Helen F.,(A.B.Falls,Jr.),Rt.3, Box 56E,Clinton,NC,28328,[910-564-21661 
Coble,Virginia B.,(Joseph F.),407 Walking Stick Trl,Clinton,28328-2251, [910-739-1836] 
Cotton,Alice V.,(Worth B.),PO Box 427,Mount Gilead,NC,27306-0427,[910-439-5173] 
Couchman,Elsie,(J.R.),311 Longwood Dr.Newport News,VA,23606-3756 
Crawley,MaryM.P.,(HyderF.),RRlBox282,RoanokeRapids,27870-9724[91 9-535-1 678] 
Crossno,Katherine,(R. Leon),509 N Gum St,Warsaw,NC,28398-1423, [910-293-7742] 
Cucare.Sarah L.,(MichoIas T.), 1 000 Wesley Pines Rd.,Lumberton,28358,[91 0-738-5431 ] 

Davenport,Georgia C.,(Wm. S.),6679 NC 33,Grimesland,NC,27837,[919-752-4573] 
Davis,Dolores,(F. R.),Hermitage, 139 Mallard,Rockingham,NC,28379,[910-895-6964] 
Davis.Elizabeth R., (George A.),3201 Anthony Dr,Raleigh,MC,27603-4403 
Dawson,Deltra,(Robert W.),Rt.7, Box 8, Mary Lane,Whiteville,NC,28472, [9 19-642-58 17] 
Dicks.Dorothy S.,(R. L.),c/o Joanie Connell,Sarasota,FL,34232 

Dodson,Georgia,(SamG.),7311 Calibre Park Dr#,Durham,27707-5678,[919-489-7898] 
Drew.Joan N.,(Robert M.),200 George St,Fairmont,NC,28340-2054, [9 10-628-8965] 
Dunn,Aileen,(J. C.).1000 Wesley Pines Rd.,Lumberton,NC,28358,[910-739-0133] 

Early, Crisstlne S., (Joyce V.),100 Heritage Dr # 207,Saint Simons lsland,GA,3 1522-2023 
Edens,Annie B.,(Nelson P.),2834 BarmettlerSt,Raleigh,rSC,27607-4100,[910-592-2432] 
Edwards,ReetaC.,(J.E.Wood),183ThorpeSt,Henderson,NC,27536-4850,[919-438-2871] 
Edwards.Geraldine B.,(J. Paul),507 Cashwell Pl,Goldsboro,27534-7528,[919-736-1206] 
Elkins,Venia E.,(011ie V.),2700A Parkwood Ave Apt l,Chattanooga,TN, 37404- 1747 
Ellis,Luella,(W.B.),102 Faimew St.,Williamston,NC,27892,[919-792-8453] 
Etheridge,Pauline,(C. R.),213 Broad St W Apt 209,Wilson,MC,27893-3800 
Eubanks.Lina West,(George B.),PO Box 243,Trenton,NC,28585-0243 

Farmer,Eula,(Wm. H.),235 Pineview Cemetery Rd,Mt. Olive,28365-8207, [919-658-3526] 
Fisher,Mabel B.,(Jesse T.),9 Clegg St,Franklinton,NC,27525-1325,[919-494-2228] 
Fisher,Ruth K.,(Edgar B.),Cardinal Ctr.,1000 W.Allen St.,Hendersonville,NC,28739 
Fraley,Melva McNeill,(Fletcher),910 Avery Pl,Greensboro,NC,27408-7702 



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Freeman.Kathryn A..(WiIliam L),1605 Greenleaf St,Durham,NC,27701-1432 
Freeman,Viola,(Wm. J.),RR 2 Box 509,Leland,NC,28451-9802 

Gardner,Lavinia H.,(C. O., Sr.),RR 1 Box 1022,Holly Hill,SC,29059-9669 
Garlington.Virginia M.,(J.E.),101 Conifer Ct,Clinton,MC,28328-3027, (910-592-7561] 
Gehweiler.Bonnie Jones,(SJ.Jones),421 Ridge Rd,Waynesville,NC,28786-5043 
Gradeiess,Alice.(Robert M.),1603 West Rd,Kinston,NC,28501 -2763, [91 0-526-2659] 
Graham,ClementineH.,(O.M.),717WalnutSt,Laurinburg,NC,28352-4529,[910-276-0180] 
Griffis.Nena D., (James W.),611 Sumner Ave,Greenwood,MS,38930-2436 
Grimes,Ruby Alene,(Jos J), 1316 Pruden St.Roanoke Rapids,27870-3 1 1 9(9 1 9-535-1 007] 
Gurley.Eloise,(R. G.),PO Box 367,Selma,NC,27576-0367,[91 9-965-3226] 

Hale.Dilys Rowlands,(Holland L.),5 1 7 Morreene Rd,Durham,27705-2924, [91 9-383-2 1 1 6] 
Hamilton.Susan F. ,(R.C.).2 1 88 Scotts Hill Loop Rd, Wilm'gtn,28405-6742 [9 1 0-686-95 1 9] 
Hardwick.Ruth Bowman,(Olen),320 Lakeview Dr,Waynesville,NC,28786-9490 
Harris,Erah Mason,(Cecil B.), 1119 Seashore Dr,Atlantic,NC.285 1 1 -9609, [9 1 9-225-273 1 ] 
Hathaway.Ocie B.,(Offie L.),MRH, 2616 Erwin Rd.,Durham,NC,27705,[91 9-383-8639] 
Heath.Hazel B.,(C.F.),409 N Madison St,Madisonville,TX,77864-3209[409-348-2295] 
Herbert,Ruth E.,(J. Furman),l Carolina Mdws Apt 108,Chapel Hill,NC,27514-8508 
Hicks,Margaret,(C. B.),262 Angelo Cir,Whiteville,NC,28472-7404, [9 10-642-2760] 
Hill,Willar T., (Jonathan C.).4811 Gaynor Rd.,Charlotte,NC,28211 
Hillman,Estelle W..(E.L.).MRH, 2616 Erwin Rd.,Durham,NC,27705,[919-383-0975] 
Hirschi,Martha S.,(Carlton),PO Box 584,Pittsboro,NC,27312-0584,[919-542-2737] 
Hogue.Ollie M.,(George E.),403 W 39th St, Wilmington, DE, 1 9802-2 1 1 5, [302-764-3 1 83] 
Hough,MaryJane,(T.B.),1224/illageCr.Ln,#Al,Mt.Pleas.,SC,29464-3186[803-881-1839] 
Howard,Edith B.,(Wm. M.),MRH, 2616 Envin Rd.,Durham,NC,27705,[91 9-383-9094] 

Jerome,Jean P.,(R. L.),2100 Twin Church Road, #47,Rorence,SC,29501 
Johnson,Sally P.,(C. A.),903 W Murray Ave,Durham,NC.27704-3035 
Johnson.WiUie D.,(Haivey B.),POBox 101083,Birmingham,AL,35210-6083[205-956-0692] 
Jones.Stella Mae,(Foster L.),759 Yorkshire Rd,Fayetteville,MC,28314-0717,[910-867-1994] 

King,Mollie D.,(William R.).PO Box 204,Sneads Ferry,NC,28460-0204, [9 10-327-2565] 
Kinlaw.Annie D.,(G.C.).624 Jones Ferry Rd,#91,Carrboro,27510-2157[919-933-6036] 

Layfield, Frances Z.,(P. H., Jr),10 Country Club. #21,Hazelwood,28738,[704-456-6241] 
Lee.Mildred M., (Allen C.),1000 Wesley Pines Rd.,Lumberton,NC,28358 
Lewis,Pearl W.,(Vance A.).PO Box 143,Marshallberg,NC.28553-0143,[919-729-8231] 
Lewis,Ruth C.,(Leon, Jr.),368B Big Daddys Rd,Pikeville.NC,27863-9474, [9 19-242-6342] 
Lineberger,Allene,(J.Worth,Jr.).MRH,2616EnvinRd.,AL2,Durham,27705[919-383-4561] 
Locklear.Mary Alice,(Jakie),RR 3 Box 177,Maxton,NC,28364-9135, [910-844-9544] 
Lowry,Brenda H.,(Tryon D.),4850 Pinedale Blvd,Lumberton,28358-2 102(9 10-738-2404] 
Lowry,Myrtle L.,(Hai^ey),RR 3 Box 254,Rowland,MC,28383-9557,[910-521-4692] 

Maides,Virginia,(J.T.).936 Winchester Ave.W,Roanoke,VA,240 15-53 18(703-344-4055] 
Maness.Callie W.,(C.W.Wooten),1396 Ritter Rd.,Robbins,NC,27325,(910-464-2127] 
Maness,Edith H.,(Paul W.),7817 Gold Acres Farm Rd.Prince George,VA,23875-3030 
Maness,RuthN..(MadisonW.),Heritage,325rS.CoolSp,Fayetteville,28301, [910-485-5797] 
Marsh,Audrey,(George M.,Jr.),116 E Judd St,Zebulon,MC,27597-2422, [919-269-0322] 
Martin,ElizabethP.,(HaywoodL.),POBox216,Engelhard,NC,27824-0216,(919-925-6331] 
Martin.Elizabeth R.,(W. C.),c/o Maxine Penny,Clayton,NC,27520, [9 19-553-7969] 



703 Widows 

McCall,Blanche,(Emmit C.),PO Box 3104,Anderson,SC,29624 

McCallum.Wilhelmina P.,(James H.),I662 Baysden Ct.,Fayetteville,28303[91 0-822-1 047] 
McCullen,GiadysC.,(Billie),517GranthamSch.Rd,Goldsboro,27530-9763[91 9-689-2429] 
McLamb,Katie,(M. D.),RR 4 Box 196,Rockingham,rSC,28379-9420,[910-582-1485] 
McNair.Flossie G.,(E.M.), 19620 Sally McnairRd,Laurinburg,28352-7 142(91 0-276-4634] 
McPherson.Tracy T.,(Bruce W.),RR 2 Box 35 l,Kittrell,NC,27544-9605, [9 19-492-9486] 
McRae.Alma C, (Robert B.),c/o M.W.Leach,239 Hamilton Rd.,Chapel Hill,NC,27514 
Measamer,Mary S.,(E. H.),MRH, 2616 Erwin RJ.,Durham,NC,27705,[919-383-49211 
Mewborn, Pat, (Charles H.),8142 Gibson Rd,Gibson,MC,28343-8434, [91 0-268-4968] 
Miller.Elsie M.,(J. H.),309 W Cornwallis Rd,Durham,NC,27707-2853 
Miller,LorenePoe,(GeorgeD.),216PalnnLakeVillage,Dunedin,FL,34698,[813-733-8414] 
Minor.Mary T.,(Harold D.),Clnit 4, Regency Sq.,Franklin,TN,37064 
Moe,Martha,(David L.),308 NE 58th St.Long Beach,NC,28465-4813,[910-278-65701 
Moore.Marie R., (Virgil M.),Mt.01ive Retirement Village,POBox 230,Mt.Olive,NC 28365 
Moore.Nina Ray,(Jack W),530 Avent St.Rocky Mount,NC,27804-2704, [9 19-972-4588) 
Morris,Myra,(Clarence P.),629-C W. Front St.,Burlington,NC,27215,[910-229-4562] 
Mullikin.irene H.,(Wade A.),404 Privette St NE,Wilson,NC,27893-2635,[91 9-235-3343] 

Neese.Anna B.,(W. Junius),3305 Courtney Ln,Sanford,NC,27330-8963, [919-776-7764] 
Mewman,Colleen,(William W.),205 Center St,Apex,NC,27502-l 701, [91 9-387-0347] 
Mewton.Ethel M.,(P. F.),116 Churchill Rd,Dallas,NC,28034-1300 
rSichols.Julia Tyson, (G.H.Tyson),200 Lorraine St,Carrboro,NC,275 10-1 120 
Nickens,lnezS.,(C. Graham), 1210 ParkAvenue A,Goldsboro,27530-391 8[91 9-736-41 96] 

Ormond,Helen,(J.Kern),1106WChurchSt,ElizabethCity,MC,27909-4610[91 9-338-2309] 
Overton,Rena S., (Ernest G.),821 Jeb Stuart Rd,Charleston,SC,29412-9161 
Owen,Patricia,(J.Malloylll),4007 Logan Cir,lndianTrail,NC,28079-6517, [704-882-8691] 
Owens,01ivia lnez,(H. M., Jr.),lll Rowe St,Goldsboro,NC,27530-8803,[919-291-4253] 

Page.Frances F.,(Jack. W.),RR 3,Rowland,NC,28383-9803,[91 0-422-8745] 
Paluck,DianneTisdale,(W.E.Tisdale),POBox97,Burgaw,NC,28425-0097,[910-259-9096] 
Phillips,Margaret,(H. A., Jr.),1075 N 3rd St, Wytheville,VA,24382-l 171, [91 9-354-3 198] 
Phillips,MaryEiizabeth,(J.G.),3113CharlesB.RootWynd,Ral.,27612-5379[919-781-4383] 
Pursley.Elva N.,(Forrest W.),PO Box 607,Hamlet,NC,28345-0607,[91 0-582-1 050] 

Queen,Frances S., (Vergil E.),Mayview Ctr.,Raleigh,NC.27608,[919-755-0292] 
Quigley,Annliza J., (Horace G.),509 Darden Ct,Rocky Mount,NC,27804-4502 

Reynolds,Bernice,(Foster L.),PO Box 95,Salter Path,NC,28575-0095, [9 19-247-3253] 
Reynolds, Doris D.,(Alonzo Lee), 144 13th Ave NW,Hickory,28601-3750[704-322-8496] 
Richardson,Alice M.,(Allen),101 Williams Street,Tabor City,NC,28463 
Riggs.Huldah W.,(V^.D.Wise.),221 Seashore Dr,Swansboro,28584-881 1(910-326-5806] 
Rogers,Jessie J., (Harry L.),8001 Penny Rd,Raleigh,NC,27606-9066,[919-851-l 1 15] 
Romines,SarahM.,(C.P.Mason),428aSHwyl3S,Goldsboro27530-8913(910-735-2263] 
Rouse,Marie P,(Jere A.),104 S Center St,La Grange,NC,28551-1712,(919-566-2298] 
Rudin,Genevieve,(John J.),1640 Marion Ave,Durham,NC,27705-5809,[919-493-2243] 
Russell,Alta Stone,(Leon),925 New Garden Rd Apt 609,Greensboro,NC,274 10-3258 

Salmon,Audrey H.,(Frank D.),PO Box 531, Shallotte,NC,28459-0531, [910-754-4905] 
Schutt.Diane May,(C. Dubois),605 Weavers Chapel Rd,Littleton,NC,27850-9587 
Seaweli,ClaudiaM.,(W.A.),6965SnowCampRd,SnowCamp,27349-9777[91 0-376-6852] 



Widows 104 

Shinkle.Maxine B.,(R. D.),2915 Brunswick Ave.New Bern,NC,28562-2601 
Shoaf,Jane,(E. Clifford),216 E Water St,Edenton,NC,27932-1949,[919-482-8502] 
Shockley,Doris,(Grant S.),3423 Revere Rd SW,Atlanta,GA,3033 1-23 15, [404-344-0542] 
Shore,Mattie D.,(Joe C.),4702 NC Highway 54,Graham,MC,27253-9215 
Smith,JanetW.,(Edward F.,Jr.),1000 Wesley Pines Rd.,Lumberton,28358[910-739-1700] 
Snypes,Marie D.,(James G.),1318 B Park Ave,Goldsboro,NC,27530, [9 19-735-4939] 
Stanford, Jo Ann,(James C.), 1 1 7 N Hill Rd, Fayetteville,NC,28303-38 1 4, [9 1 0-867-07 1 8] 
Stott,Flora B.,(J.D.),925 New Garden Rd,#501,Greensboro,27410-3258[910-294-35751 
Sullivan,Gregg,(G.D.Pappendick),308CollinwoocDr,Burrgtn,27215-9706[91 0-584-4029] 

Tenney,lzella M,(H. Lester),807 Doctors Dr,Kinston,rSC,28501-1547,[919-527-1079] 
Thompson,FrancesS.,(A.L.),1080iNLeakSt,SouthernPines,28387-4143[910-692-8267] 
Tyson.Eleanor W.,(David M.),3565 Hwy 43,Vanceboro,iNC,28586,[919-244-2849] 
Tyson,RuthC.,(M.Dewey), 1 7 1 4KnollwoodDr,Greenville,NC,27858-5321 ,[91 9-355-2925] 

Vale.Etolia L.S.,(Charles E.),PO Box 482,Spartanburg,SC,29304-0482 
Vereen,JoyceG.,(LaFonC.),503W32ndSt,Lumberton.MC,28358-2932,[910-739-8178] 
Vick,Catharine,(Man/in),MRH,2616 Erwin Rd.,IL E,Durinam,NC,27705,[919-382-8310] 

Wall,LynnT.,(lveyJ.),21 63 Boones Neck RdSW,Supply,NC,28462-6221, [9 10-842-3449] 
Walton.Mary Jane,(W. Cari),200 W.Cornwall Rd,#2307,Cary,NC,27511,[919-319-l 140] 
Ward,MargaretW.,(H.N.,Sr.),130WTryonSt,Hillsborough,27278-2552,[919-732-3460] 
Warren,Glenn Y.,(M. W.,Sr.),MRH, 2616 Erwin Rd.,Durham,NC,27705,[919-383-7052] 
Wentz,Shirley,(Allen),309 Delaware Rd,Franklin,VA,2385 1-2948, [804-562-3042] 
West,Pearl G.,(C.Ray),231 Pinners Point Rd,Beaufort,NC,285 16-7832, [9 19-728-7353] 
White.Frances B.,(James G..Jr.),3088 Colony Rd,Durham,27705-5560,[919-383-2567] 
White,MargaretW.,(F.O.Walker),303SwordgateDr,Cary,NC,27513-1633,[919-319-1822] 
Williams.Anne C.,(L.W.Ross),PO Box 473,Nashville,NC,27856-0473,[919-] 
Williams,Deleano,(A.P.Brantley),624 Country Club Dr,Burlington,NC,272 15-4930 
Wilson,Betty,(Robert L.),237 Monticello Ave,Durham,NC.27707-39 10, [9 19-489-6955] 
Wilson,Elizabeth L.,(L.T."Ted"),PO Box 203,Roseboro,NC,28382,[910-525-3283] 
Wilson, JeanetteW.,(W. Carleton),RR 1 Box 1 1 0,Roxboro,NC,27573-97 1 7, [9 1 0-599-091 6] 
Wilson,KayM.,(R.M.Smithson),204ChurchviewDr,RockyMt.,27804-2209[919-451-0448] 
Wilson.Sharon R., (Kelly J. lll),PO Box 1600, Hwy 56,Creedmore,27522[91 9-528-0090] 
Womack.Jane B., (Carlos P.),PO Box 2001, Southern Pines,28388-2001 [910-692-0167] 
Wright,lvaH.,(CarlK.),100HickorySt.,#B302,Greenville,NC,27858-1633.[919-756-5139] 



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Lay Members 



LAY MEMBERS - 1996 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 
BURLINGTON DISTRICT LAY & YOOTH MET^IBERS 

g^LL?1^0'^T Jackie Capps, P O Box 67,Alamance,27201 

Rn VVaw.c c-ronrt^T- ^°""'^ ^^'""°' ^^^ ^°°'^^ Chap.Cem.Rd,Graham,27253 

RH HAul |™iJ r.^""^^ ^P'"""' ^^^ Allendale Dr.,Burlington,27215 

RH PMMfrSTS^^^ ^""^"^^^ ^y^' 922 Dogwood Lane,Graham,27253 

RH pZ^Mni^ ^"^y ^^^°"' 923 Graham St.,Burlington,27217 

RM i^"^^*- J^^y ^'^^' 243 Harden St.,Burlington,27215 

RH PPONT QTDPPT^ i..^^^^^' ^^^'^'^'' 2255 W. Front St,Burlington,27215 

m pponT ItdppT M • ?^'"^ Willianns. 544 Cook Road,Elon College,27244 

o/. ^S9I^J ^T'^^ET Mary Ann inabnit, 2074 Edgewood Ave.,Burlington,27215 

Rn?-?^Ani 'Q • • ."^'^ ^^^"' ^927 Holland Ave.,Burlington,27215 

RnD.TNrT,i^M nln "^'V^* ^"^°"' ^ ^ ^ ^^P'^ ^^^^ #404,Burlington,27215 

rADDRrSJ?^ <^'R Jean Tilley, 4156 Burch Bridge Rd,Burlington,27217 

papprodS °^^" ^^'^^^' 121 Cheek St,Carrboro,27510 

rpnAD noT^x/W ^- \ '^°*'" ^°°"^' 3°1 Lindsay St.,Carrboro,27510 

^pS^pd ^^''^^^ '-'"^'"' ^^^^ Efland-Ced.Gr.Rd.,Cedar Grove,27231 

rw HM I A,nPDcnA-rp ^'""'^ ^l?"^^^^' ^^2 Sheep Rock Rd,Snow Camp,27349 

nuu M-Ab?-S^^^^^^ • • r; ^'■^'^^ Hackney. 109 Eaglerock Port,Chapel Hill,27516 

^»2 . , -^S^-r ^^99y Loddengaard, 3801 Riders Tr.,Hillsborough,27278 

>[: UM r'SSvSlET ^^^ Peacock, 100 Westgreen Drive.Chapel Hill,27516 

CHH ^^ n^Nrp o • P^^"^ ^^''^' ^02 Foxridge Ct.Chapel Hill,27514 

PHH M HNR/pSiiT^; ^^""^y "-^"S^- ^"^ Wedgewood Ct.Chapel Hill,27514 

PHH I KT^pSffS^ ^?'''' ^°^'^"' ^^^2 Michaux Rd.Chapel Hill.27514 

^[jjH'LLiOMIVERSrrY Joe Laton, 1019 Pinehurst Dr.,Chapel Hill,27514 

COrI rip?ni^ •■•••,• u •• M • r:^ ^^'^ ^y^^^' P O Box 1 28,Efland,27243 

Sm^S? ^ ^°^""y McDowell, 3709 Shady Grove Rd,Providence,27315 

pS AM?r ^°^" Galloway, 8367 South NC 87,Snow Camp,27349 

R HN rni I Prp p.pcV \ "^''"^^ ^^'^' ^ ^ ^^^ 206,Efland,27243 

FNn PAi MPP^ rpnwX -c • • -r.^"" ^- ™' ^^26 Shenvood Dr.,Burlington,27215 
pupof o'^^'^ ^ ^^^^^ ^"'^^^ Dovenbager, 2930 Franklin Rd.,Hillsborough,27278 

paipvVpu, ^^"^"^ ^'^^"t- "^40 Hudson Woods Rd,Pittsboro,27312 

PP FNinoMiD ^y[°" ^'■°^^' ^"^^^ Osceola Rd,Elon College,27244 

FR FnRIm P Billy Loy, 3861-K Dr. Picket Rd.,Burlington,27215 

GR'M m.^ rPF^ri -.PP J. C. Johnson, 6701 S. MC 49,Burlington,27215 

rprj^AM p^Df?-^^'^"^ ^^'' ''^^"' 5287 Lindley Mill Rd.,Graham,27253 

GRAH^F RST r^u^?^ ^°°"' ^^"^ ^°^"'°" Ave.,Graham,27253 

HAU/ pK/pp r; ^^^'"'^^ 2*^^°"' 221 Jefferson Dr.,Graham,27253 

HPRPON Dorothy Dath, 2716 McKinney St.,Burlington,27217 

HFMTrux/PD ; • • • ^°''" ^'*^^ ^'■' "^1 Byrd Road,Mebane,27302 

H M 9Rn^nrM ^°'' E"'^'^' 2^21 Deep Creek Ch.Rd,Burlington.27217 

H rrqRnPnnrM ^ w" • ^S^^"^ ^^'P' ^^^ Schley Rd.,Hurdle Mills,27541 

r^PAQR.S??^'^ ^^^^ Scarlett, 500 Hepowil Trace,Hillsborough,27278 

MFRANP ^^"^ Winstead, Rt. 1 Box 104,Leasburg,27291 

MFRANF ;\.V.-'^^'^ ^^"^'"' 5^4 "• ^^'' St.,Mebane,27302 

StAn ^-^^ Johnson, 856 Knollwood Falls Dr.,Mebane,27302 

MT HFPMnN X ■■.;,;• • ^^"^"^ Solomon, RR 1 Box 330,Milton,27305 

MT HFpK. ^^!i"'^ 't^y- ^^^1 Southern H.S. Road,Burlington.27215 

N?W H^P? PHP. FV ""f" ^'^f P"' ^^^^ Thompson Mill Rd,Graham,27253 

NFW ^mPON ^,5^" ^^'■"°"' "^28 Yarborough Mill Rd.,Milton,27305 

PHH MP^ r^APP. r.^'^"^ ^'■^^^^"' "^^^^ ^y^'^ P^^"^ Dr.,Durham,27705 

PPocDpr-? ^^ ^^y Gossage, 2404 Meadow Crk.Lane,Graham,27253 

RHTK rPPPK c • Y ;; W.- • • '^''*^ ^^9^' ^20 Page Road,Yanceyville,27379 

SALEM?A^ AMAN^F^ " ^'^^ McPherson. 7322 Bass Mountain Rd,Snow Camp,27349 

9AYAPAH^^ ^ ^"''•^^ ^^'^^^' 50'' Oakgrove Dr.,Graham.27253 

?Hn7?H ^. . . Ben Bulla, 6328 Lindley Mill Rd.,Graham,27253 

§T 7 ViKP'c ^'"y Bo^'din, 1818 Hawthorne Lane,Burlington,27215 

§WFP^nNvii it Ron Durham, 1358 Greenwood Dr.,Burlington,27217 

U^N?RnvF Xu -J- '^^'^■" "^"^y- 2315 Lacy St..Burlington,27215 

UI^IOM GROVE Charlotte Lewis, 1305 Meadow Lane,Chapel Hill,27516 



Lay Members 106 

WALNGT GROVE Elma Hawkins, 2417 Laws Store Rd.Hurdle Mills,27541 

WEST ORANGE .... Rachel Edwards, 7402 Old Greensboro Rd,Chapel Hill,27516 

YANCEYVILLE J. D. Gwynn, P O Box 148,Yanceyville,27379 

YOCJNG ADULT MBR Tonn Prichard, 6060 Whitney Rd.,Graham,27253 

YOUTH MEMBER Jessica Coble, 3827 Thompson Mill Rd.,Graham,27523 

YOGTH MEMBER Emily Rayle, 303 Eastway Lane,Graham,27253 

DURHAM DISTRICT LAY & YGOTH MEMBERS 

ALLENSV'L-TRINITY Elbert Sherman. 6087 Hobgood Rd.,Rougemont,27572 

ANDREWS CHAPEL John Colclough, 204 Andrews Chapel Rd,Durham,27703 

BAHAAAA:MT. BETHEL Walter Newton, 8917 Millers Bend,Bahama,27503 

BANKS-GROVE HILL Edith Murphy, 2593 Rat Rock Rd.,Franklinton,27525 

BETHESDA Lester Watkins, 1735 Stage Rd.,Durham,27703 

BR'KLND-BR'KSDALE Janet Nanfelt, 2041 Oxford Rd.,Roxboro,27573 

BClTNER:COMM Paula Pittard, 311 28th St.,Butner,27509 

CONCORD Bess Dawson, 189 Miranda Lane,Roxboro,27573 

CREEDMOOR Patsy Perry, P O Box 65,Creedmoor,27522 

DG:ALDERSGATE Kenneth R. Buckingham, 509 Hammond Street,Durham,27704 

DGiALDERSGATE Ken Morris, 5302 Falkirk,Durham,27712 

DGrASBGRY Jack Medley, 2 Marigold Place,Durham,27705 

DG:ASBGRY Homer Riley, 2600 Indian Trail,Durham,27705 

DGrASBGRY TEMP Julius Davis, 1828 S. Alston Ave.,Durham,27707 

DG:BETHANY Margie Hurley, 2800 Sparger Rd.,Durham,27705 

DG:BETHANY Zella Pitzer, 1305 A Leon St.,Durham,27705 

DG:CALVARY Lee Ribet, 1314 N. Gregson,Durham,27701 

DG:CARR Valerie Bizzell, 231 Galverston Dr.,Durham,27712 

DGrDGKE MEM Warren Johnson, 2204 Marlowe Dr.,Durham,27705 

DGiDGKE MEM Cathy Shepherd, 3804 Cornwallis Rd.,Durham,27705 

DG:DGKE'S CHAP Manley Whitfield, 1112 Thompson Rd.,Durham,27704 

DGiEPWORTH Anne Cordts, 3611 Mossdale Ave.,Durham,27707 

DGiEPWORTH Allen Cordts, 3611 Mossdale Ave.,Durham,27707 

DG:GLENDALE HTS Doris Hodges, 1013 Englewood Ave.,Durham,27701 

DG:GOOD SHEP'RD Annie Hill, 12 Joel Ct.,Durham,27703 

DG:U\KEWOOD Tommy Walters, 1754 Riverside Dr.,Hillsborough,27278 

DGrMCMANNEN Lois Blanton, 4632 Pinedale Dr.,Durham,27705 

DGiMCMANNEN Louise Waller, 3415 Denise St.,Durham,27704 

DGiPARKWOOD Marjorie Dodson, 5721 Chestnut Ridge Ch.Rd.,Efland,27243 

DG:PLEAS.GREEN Becky Brogden, Rt. 2 Box 431A,Durham,27705 

DG:RESGRRECT10N Marian Thomas, 212 Weaver St.,Durham,27707 

DGiST.PAGL Margaret Gmberger, 2516 State St.,Durham,27704 

DG:TR1N1TY Milton Lane, 1421 Pennsylvania Ave.,Durham,27705 

DG:TR1NITY Jackie Lane, 1421 Pennsylvania Ave.,Durham,27705 

ELLIS CHAPEL Delia Whitfield, 10117 Hampton Rd.,Rougemont,27572 

FLETCHER'S CHAP Jim Carpenter, 3205 Carpenter Rd.,Durham,27704 

GRANVILLE CIR Jerry Dickerson, 4632 Fairport Rd.,Oxford,27565 

GRANVILLE-VANCE Ruth Riddick, P O Box 726,Oxford,27565 

HELENA Donna Hicks, 30 River Gorge Run,Rougemont,27572 

HENDERSON:ClTY RD Minnie Allen, 202 Harrison Ave.,Henderson,27536 

HENDERSON:FIRST Bill Cox, P O Box 133,Henderson,27536 

HENDERSON:FIRST Bertha Woltz, 290 Stagecoach Rd.,Henderson,27536 

HEND'RSN:WHITE MEM. . . . Betty Johnson, 145 Hunter's Ridge,Henderson,27536 

LEA'S CHAPEL Elgin Rudder, 33 Rolling Hills Rd.,Roxboro,27573 

MARROW'S CHAPEL C. T. Keaton, Rt. 8 Box 176,Henderson,27536 

MASSEY Barbara Wimberley, Rt. 3, Box 324,Durham,27713 

MT. TABOR Gattis Walker, RR 5 Box 9,Durham,27704 

MT.SYLVAN Nedra Laing, P O Box 71012,Durham,27712 

MT.SYLVAN George Laing, P O Box 71012,Durham,27712 

MT.TIRZAH Mike Smith, 74 Misty Rose Lane,Timberiake,27583 

MT.ZION Dewey Allison, 2070 Flat River Church Rd.,Roxboro,27573 

OAK GROVE Ida Thompson, 196 Bluebell Dr.,Semora,27343 

OXFORD Jean West, 400 Pine Tree Rd.,Oxford,27565 



107 Lay Members 

OXFORD Morris West, 400 Pine Tree Rd.,Oxford,27565 

OXFORD:SALEM Sadie Lawrence, 207 E. Spring St.,Oxford,27565 

REHOBOTH-HARR.CHAP. . . . Mary Paschall, 1301 Gun Club Rd.,Henderson,27536 

ROUGEMONT Bruce Peters, 9420 Hwy 57,Rougemont,27572 

ROXBORO:CA-VAL Jan Powell, Rt. 3 Box 64-Xl,Roxboro,27573 

ROXBORO:GRACE Don Davis, 381 Badger Cir.,Roxboro,27573 

ROXBOROrLONGHGRST Lorene Turner, 150 Maple St.,Roxboro,27573 

ROXBORO:LONG MEM Rosalie Gates, 230 Crestwood Dr.,Roxboro,27573 

ROXBORO:LONG MEM Ben Tiilett Sr., 713 Chub Lake Rd.,Roxboro,27573 

SALEM(PERSON CO.) Kevin Koket, Rt. 4 Box 327 B-3,Roxboro,27573 

STEM-BGLLOCK'S Pat Byrd, 2091 Sanders Rd.,Stenn,27581 

STOVALL Linwood Hudson, Rt. 5 Box 164,Oxford,27565 

TABERMACLE Ruth Tucker, P O Box 13,Townsville,27584 

WARREN'S GR Virginia Wrenn, 46 Vance Wrenn Rd.,Roxboro,27573 

YOUTH MEMBER Rubin Ayers, 617 Donlee Dr.,Durham,27712 

ELIZABETH CFIY DISTRICT LAY & YOOTH MEA^ERS 

AHOSKIE Andy Jackson, 309 W. Church St.,Ahoskie,27910 

ANDERSON Weldon Byrunn, Rt. 1 ,Hertford,27944 

CHOWAN Gladys WTiite, 747 Sandy Ridge Rd.,Tyner,27980 

COLERAIN Bill Early, 1116 Hexlena,Aulander,27805 

COLINGTON Henry Dean Haywood, 2472 Colington Rd.,Kill Devil Hills,27948 

CaRRITGCK Lena M. Bird, PO Box 411,Grandy,27939 

DOCK Hal Denny, 85 Poteskeet Tr.,Southern Shores,27949 

EDENTON William Caviness, 200 Country Club Dr.,Edenton,27932 

EC:CITY ROAD Muriel Bright, 117 Rosewood Ave., Elizabeth City,27909 

EC:F!RST Mavis Barber, 901 W. Church St.,Elizabeth City,27909 

EC:FIRST Erma Turner, 1319 N. Williams Cir., Elizabeth City,27909 

EC:RIVERS!DE Frances G. Shannonhouse, 921 Bartlett Avenue,Elizabeth City,27909 

HARRELLSVILLE Belle Adams, P O Box 191,Colerain,27924 

HATTERAS Pat Yeager, P O Box 357,Hatteras,27943 

HATTERAS Doris Fleming, P O Box 592,Hatteras,27943 

HERTFORD Loraine Simpson, Rt. 1 Box 777,Hertford,27944 

HERTFORD Lester Simpson, Rt. 1 Box 777,Hertford,27944 

KINNAKEET Zenovah Hooper, P O Box 37,Salvo,27972 

KITTY HAV/K Ina Jewell, 1 178 W Kitty Hawk Rd,Kitty Hawk,27949 

KITTY HAVv^ Doris Gard, 217B W. Soundside Rd.,Nags Head,27959 

MANNS HARBOR Darlene Craddock, P O Box 56,Manns Harbor,27953 

MANTEO:MT.OLIVET Nan Brown, 122 Forest Ave.,Manteo,27953 

MANTEO:MT.OLIVET Adrian Brown, 122 Forest Ave.,Manteo,27953 

MOYOCK Linda Lloyd, RR 3 Box 350,Moyock,27958 

MT. HERMON Eva Harrison, 113 Hawthorne Dr., Elizabeth City,27909 

MT. HERMON James Carol Davenport, 484 Mt. Tabor Rd.,Creswell,27928 

MT. HERMON Wayne Wood, 102 Troy Dr,Elizabeth City,27909 

MGRFREESBORO Mattie Mason, 701 Edgewood Dr.,Murfreesboro,27855 

NEWLAND-GRACE Kay Smith, 1808 Fearing Ave., Elizabeth City,27909 

NEW HOPE Bobby Jones, Rt. 3 Box 554,Hertford,27944 

NORTH GATES Kaye Harrell, Rt. 1 Box 12,Gates,27937 

OCRACOKE Calvin O'Neal, P O Box 56,Ocracoke,27960 

PERKINS Bruce Simons, 102 Village Dr., Elizabeth City,27909 

PILMOOR MEMORIAL Rhonda Morris, P O Box 827,Maple,27956 

PLYMOUTH A. M. Stanton, P O Box 925,Plymouth,27962 

SHARON Wiley Elliott, P O Box 6, Elliott Rd.,Aydlett,27916 

SHILOH Ben Barbee, PO Box 652,Stumpy Point,27978 

SOOTH CAMDEN Donna Whittemore, 1401 S. 343,Shiloh,27974 

SOUTH MILLS Mike Askew, P O Box 274,South Mills,27976 

TYRRELL Walter Oakes, P O Box 131,Columbia,27925 

GNION-NEV/BEGGN . . . Beverly Trotman, 1224 Little River Dr., Elizabeth City,27909 

WANCHESE:BETHANY Maxine Daniels, Box 275,Wanchese,27981 

WINDSOR Katherine Warsco, P O Box 562,Windsor,27983 

WOODL^ND Vera Harrell, Rt. 4 Box 190,Hertford,27944 



Lay Members 108 

YOGTH MEMBER Matt Tunnel!, 18C Ainsley Rd.,Hertford,27944 

YOGTH MEMBER Leslie Price, Rt. 1 Box 834,Plymouth,27962 

FAYETTEVILLE DISTRICT LAY & YOGTH MEMBERS 

ANGIER Sue Ogburn, P O Box 305,Angier,27501 

CLIMTON:FlRST Rebecca Caison, 401 Parker Dr.,Clinton,28328 

CLINTOM:FlRST Lloyd Godley, 102 Sir Leslie Ct.,Clinton,28328 

CLIINTON:GRACE Linda Edgerton, 131 Kimberly Dr.,Clinton,28328 

CLINTON CIRCGIT Anna Sumner, 4759 Garland Hwy.,Clinton,28328 

COATS Joe Tart, Rt. 4 Box 824,Dunn,28334 

COHARIE Margaret Gillespie, Rt. 3,Clinton,28328 

COTTON Merle Johnson, 1205 Cameron Rd.,Hope Mills,28349 

CGMBERLAND Janet Murphy, 137 Ham Rd.,Hope Mills,28348 

DGNNrDMNE ST Barbara Bynum, 912 W. Pope St.,Dunn,28334 

DGNNiDIVlNE ST Teeny Perry, 1607 Wellons Ave.,Dunn,28334 

ERWIN Gordon Ennis, 501 East H St.,EiAvin,28339 

FA:CAMP GROGND Terry Preiss, 409 Oakgrove Dr.,Fayetteville,28314 

FA:CAMP GROGND Sue Thomas, 3843 Sturbridge Dr.,Hope Mills,28348 

FA:CHRIST Lee Roy Sherman, 2703 AHington Ave.,Fayetteville,28303 

FA:CGLBRETH Jane Warfel, 1520 Cedar Creek Rd.,Fayetteville,28301 

FA:GARDNERS Gladys Preston, 624 Carroll Ave.,Fayetteville,28311 

FA:GRACE James Hunt, P O Box 48727,Cumberland,28331 

FA:HARRY HOSIER Jeriine Miller, 5216 Remington Rd.,Fayetteville,2831 1 

FA:HAYMOGNT Jim Herron, 1723 Purdue Dr.,Fayetteville,28314 

FArHAYMOGNT Sandra Jameson, 2810 Mirror Lake Dr.,Fayetteville,28303 

FA:HAY STREET Bnjce Brown, 783 Ashfield Dr.,Fayetteville,28311 

FA:HAY STREET Charles Q. Coffman, 3213 Granville Dr,Fayetteville,28303 

FAJOHNSON MEM Joe Getz, 6309 E. Hampton Ct.,Fayettevilie,28314 

FAJOHN WESLEY Ida Mitchell, 168 Wolfpoint Dr.,Fayetteville,28311 

FAJOHN WESLEY Amy P. Henderson, PO Box 35231,Fayetteville,28303 

FA:KOREAN Sun Cha Lee, P O Box 11065,Fayetteville,28303 

FA:PERSON ST Patsy Lusk, 403 Trinity Dr.,Fayetteville,28301 

FA:SALEM Dorothy Lawrence, 1785 Dunn Rd.,Fayetteville,28301 

FA:SALEM Elma McLaurin, 1421 Dunn Rd.,Fayetteville,28301 

FAiST.ANDREWS Wallace Stahl, 211 Stacy Weaver Dr.,Fayetteville,28311 

FA:ST.ANDREWS Ercell Stahl, 211 Stacy Weaver Dr.,Fayetteville,28311 

FA:ST.MATTHEWS Ruth Caldwell, 718 Stoneykirk Dr.,Fayetteville,28314 

FA:ST.MATTHEWS Lyie Spidle, 4906 Cottonwood Dr.,Fayetteville,28304 

FA:TRINITY Bruce Homchick, 1214 Chilton Dr.,Fayettevil!e,28314 

FA:V1CT0RY Wynona Blount, 5326 Rodwell Rd.,Fayetteville,28311 

FA:WESLEY HEIGHTS Eari Peterson, 429 Raynor Dr,Fayetteville,2831 1 

GOSHEN Al Britt, RR 1 Box 169,Faison,28341 

HOPE MILLS Eddie Brower, P O Box 86,Hope Mills,28348 

HOPE MILLS Franklin Faulkner, 3606 Legion Rd.,Hope Mills,28348 

HOPEWELL Louise Daughtry, 3548 Wrye Br. Rd., Newton Grove,28366 

HARNET:COKESBGRY Betsy Crabtree, 6424 Burt Rd.,Fuquay-Varina,27526 

KIPLING Iris Cotton. P O Box 156,Kipling,27543 

LESLIE L. L. Milam, Rt. 2,Dunn,28334 

LILLINGTON Eddy McDonald, Rt. 4 Box 382,Lillington,27546 

LINDEN:PARKERS GR Carolyn Conyers, RR 1 Box 32,Linden,28356 

MAMERS Lucius Stewart, Rt. 5, Box 188,Lillington,27546 

MARVIN Rena Elliott, Rt. 7, Box 204,Fayetteville,28306 

NEWTON GROVE . . . G. B. Westbrook, 563 Westbrook Dairy Rd,Mount Olive,28365 

RAEFORD Howard McDougald, 3452 Johnson Mill Rd.,Raeford,28376 

RAEFORD Isabella McDougald, 3452 Johnson Mill Rd.,Raeford,28376 

RAEFORD:HOKE Margaret Pannell, 460 N. Parker Church Rd.,Raeford,28376 

ROSEBORO Robert Owen, P O Box 404,Roseboro,28382 

SAMPSON Ruby Faircloth, 104 Herbie Road,Roseboro,28382 

SOGTH RIVER F. C. Spell, Sr., 4545 Minnie Hall Road,Autryville,28318 

SPRING LAKE Cari Held, 303 S. Lucas Dr., Fort Bragg,28307 

SPRING HILL Mary Stewart, Rt. 1 Box 282,Broadway,27505 



1 09 Lay Members 

STEDMAN.COKESBURY Billy Culbreth, Rt. 2 Box 314,Stedman,28391 

TABOR Lacy Hester, 4002 Hanna St.,Fayetteville,28304 

GNION Evelyn Wayne, 305 Gladiola Dr., Spring Lake,28390 

WESLEY-BLACK'S CHAP Louise Jackson, Rt. 4 Box 381,Dunn,28334 

YOGNG ADGLT MBR Anne Kennedy, 2128 Rock Ave.,Fayetteville,28303 

YOUTH MEMBER Karen Brown, 783 Ashfield Dr.,Fayetteville,2831 1 

YOUTH MEMBER Jimmy Crayton, 688 Blake Cir.,Stedman,28391 

GOLDSBORO DISTRICT LAY & YOCJTH MEMBERS 

BEMSON Ralph Delano, P O Box 9,Benson,27504 

BESTOM Ruth Best, 1935 New Hope Rd.,LaGrange,28551 

BETHEL Jimmy Parks, Rt. 2 Box 279,Snow Hill,28580 

BROGDEN Faye Harrell, 106 Derek Dr.,Goldsboro,27530 

BROWNINGS-SMITH Tatum Odom, 6148 Mt. Olive Hv^.Mt. Olive,28365 

EUREKA Jean Leopard, 127 Apple Tree Creek Rd.,Stantonsburg,27883 

FAISON Elva Cottle, 432 S. W. Center St.,Faison,28341 

FALLING CREEK .... Margaret Staley, 207 Farmingdale Rd.,Fuquay-Varina,27526 

FOUR OAKS Margaret Walker, P O Box 212,Four Oaks,27524 

FREMONT Mary Jo Hooks, P O Box 301,Fremont,27830 

FRIENDSHIP-UNITY Ann Outlaw, 1749 W. Wards Bridge Rd.,Warsaw,28398 

GARRIS CHAPEL Maria Wiggins, Rt. 3 Box 624-A,LaGrange,28551 

GO:DANlELS MEM Harry Lane, 3100 Summit Rd.,Goldsboro,27534 

GOJEFFERSON Charles Patrick, 169 Oak Circle Dr.,Goldsboro,27534 

GO:NEW HOPE Debi Young, 701 Chandler Dr.,Goldsboro,27534 

GO:PlNE FOREST Betty Wells, 680 Oakland Church Rd.,Princeton,27569 

GO:PROVlDENCE Minnie Overman, 2 Overman Rd.,Goldsboro,27530 

GO:SALEM Elman Hales, 111 Wheeler Dr.,Goldsboro,27530 

GO:ST.LUKE Bill Charleton, 600 Pine Crest Dr.,Goldsboro,27534 

GO:ST.LUKE Elaine Lamm, 1900 E Ash St,Goldsboro,27530 

GO:ST.PAUL Jean Haislip, 2410 Peachtree St,Goldsboro,27534 

GO:ST.PAUL Willis Long, 112 Cassedale Dr.,Goldsboro,27534 

1NST1TUTE-H1CK.gr Deborah Sutton, Rt. 3 Box 334,LaGrange,28551 

JOHNSTON CIRCUIT Lou Ann Allred, 1940 Boyette Rd.,Four Oaks.27524 

KENANSVILLE PAR Snodie Wilson, P O Box 245,Kenansville,28349 

KENLY-BUCKHORN James Etheridge, 911 Raleigh Rd.,Wilson,27896 

LA GRANGE Lucille Sutton, Rt. 3 Box 361,LaGrange,28551 

MAGNOLIA Joyce Norman, 1781 Register Rd.,Rose Hill,28458 

MICRO-FELLOWSHIP . . . Juanita Rowe, 5078 Hickory Crossroads Rd.,KenIy,27542 

MT. OLIVE:FIRST Margaret Boyd, PO Box 455,Mount 01ive,28365 

PIKEV'L-MT.CARMEL Mevis Crawford, P O Box 39,Pikeville,27863 

PINE LEV. -SANDERS Bob Haivey, 785 Gor-An Farm Rd.,Selma,27576 

PRINCETON R. A. Oliver, P O Box 125,Princeton,27579 

RONES CHAPEL Juanita Whitfield, 900 Norwood Ezzell Rd.,Mt. Olive,28365 

ROSE HILL Tom Perkins, P O Box 267,Rose Hill,28458 

SAULSTON Alma Strickland, 133 Quail Croft Dr.,Goldsboro,27534 

SELMA:EDGERTON David Holmes, 202 Green St.,Selma,27576 

SEV.SPR.-BETHEL Eva Nan Summerlin, 139 Red Hill Rd.,Mt. 01ive,28365 

SM'FLD:ASBURY Roy Allen Jones, 113 Castle Dr.,Smithfield,27577 

SM'FLD:CENTENARY Ruby York, 102 E Wilson St,Smithfield,27577 

SM'FLD:CENTENARY Bnjce Woodard, 707 S Crescent Dr,Smithfield,27577 

SM'FLD:WHIT.-EL1Z Ed Filicky, 2284 Swift Creek Rd.,Smithfield,27577 

TRINrTY(LENOIR CO.) Maurice Rouse, Rt. 2 Box 104,Kinston,28501 

WALKER MEM Hubert Davis, 379 Broadhurst Rd., Seven Springs,28578 

WALLACE Sue Teachey, 406 E. Southerland St.,Wallace,28466 

WARSAW William Costin, Sr., 327 Blackmore Rd.,Warsaw,28398 

WESTW'D-EBENEZER . . Esteen G. Beavers, 413 Perkins Mill Rd,Goldsboro,27530 

ZION Alton Powell, 4763 NC 1 1 1 N,Seven Springs,28578 

GREENVILLE DISTRICT LAY & YOUTH MEMBERS 

AURORA Mary Alice Spain, P O Box 175,Hobucken,28537 

AYDEN Leroy Merritt, 71 1 West 5th St.,Ayden,28513 

AYDEN Elaine King, 604 Montague Ave,Ayden,28513 



Lay Members 110 

BATH Warren Harris, Rt. 1 Box 462 A,Bath,27808 

BELHVNiTRINITY Audrey Midgette, 310 Lament St.,Belhaven,27810 

BETHEL Almyra Watson, P O Box 214,Bethel,27812 

CHOCOWINITY Fred Perdue, P O Box 1 137,Chocowinity,27817 

EDWARDS CHAPEL Kathleen Brooks, Rt. 2 Box 489,Grilton,28530 

FARMVILLE Royce Richardson, 107 N. Pitt St.,Farmviiie,27828 

GR:COVENANT H. B. Moore III, 2402 Trace Ct.,Greenville,27858 

GR:HOLY TRINITY Frances Clark, 114 Williamsburg Dr.,Greenville,27858 

GRJARViS MEM Charity Holland, 100 Hickory St., #B202,Greenville,27858 

GRJARVIS MEM Henry Ferrell, 2010 Fern Dr.,Greenville,27858 

GR:ST.JAMES Laura J. Little, 217 King George Rd,Greenville,27858 

GR:ST.JAMES Rick Hebert, 112 Jamestown Rd.Greenville,27858 

GRIFTON William Rasberry, P O Box 279,Grifton,28530 

GRIM'SLND-WARR.CHAP Lucy Swindell, Rt. l.Blounts Creek,27814 

HOBGOOD Charles Cross, Rt. 1 Box 220,Palmyra,27859 

HOLLY SPRINGS Vernon Lane, 19356 GS Hwy 64,Williamston,27892 

HOOKERTON Joe Mewborn, Rt. 4 Box 86,Snow Hill,28580 

JAMESVILLE Earl Sawyer, 1417 Main St.,Jamesville,27846 

JERUSALEM Adolph Thomas, Rt. 3,Snow Hill,28580 

KINSTON:QGEEN ST Tommy Smith, 103 Hunt Hill Pl.,Kinston,28501 

KINSTONrQGEEN ST Vince Jones, 725 Jones Ave.,Kinston,28501 

KINSTN:WESTMINSTER . . . Bruce Petteway, 708 Westminster Lane,Kinston,28501 
KINSTN:WESTMINSTER . . Eleanor Petteway, 708 Westminster Lane,Kinston,28501 

LANE'S CHAP.-BETHANY George Avery, Rt. 6 Box 88-C,Kinston,28501 

MATTAMGSKEET T. J. Mann, RR 1 Box 78A,Engelhard,27824 

MAGRY-MT.HERMAN Nina Paul Vinson, P O Box 238,Mauiy,28554 

NOBLE'S CHAP.-TAB Grace Bynum, Rt. 2 Box 457,Stantonsburg,27883 

PINK HILL-BEAGLAV'L Kenneth Maxwell, P O Box 87,Pink Hill,28572 

RAINBOW Harvey Lee Sugg, Rt. 2 Box 431, Snow Hill,28580 

ROBERSONVILLE Pat Nelson, 7490 GS 64,Robersonville,27871 

SALEM Louise Boseman, Rt. 2 Box 58,Grimesland,27837 

SALEM Danny Hardee, Rt. 2 Box 210-33,Grimesland,27837 

SHARON Evelyn Phillips, Rt. 2 Box 291,Grifton,28530 

SN.HIL.:CALVARY MEM Rosalie Holmes, 212 W. Greene St.,Snow Hill,28580 

SWAN QGARTER Dorothy Dudley, P O Box 1 13,Fairfield,27826 

VANCEBORO Jerry Phillips, 2525 NC Hwy 43,Vanceboro,28586 

VANCEBORO CIR William Haddock, 1845 NC Hwy 1 18,Vanceboro,28586 

WASH'GTN:ASBGRY Ellen Smith, 1675 Old Bath Hwy,Washington,27889 

WASH'GTN: FIRST Sylvia Wright, 1109 Summit Ave.,Washington,27889 

WASH'GTNrFIRST Jean Swanner, 300 Alderson Rd.,Washington,27889 

WASH'GTN CIRCGIT Donna Parker, Rt. 1 Box 834,Washington,27889 

Vv^SLEY MEM Conrad Mozingo, Rt. 2 Box 176,Farmville,27828 

WILLIAMSTON Nancie Allen, 112 E. Grace St.,Williamston,27892 

WOODINGTON Sue Smith, Rt. 5 Box 221,Kinston,28501 

YOGNG ADGLT MBR . . . Debbie Barwick, 102 Cedar Court Apt. E,Greenville,27857 

YOGTH MEMBER Amy Pepper, 1105 Basil Dr.,New Bern,28562 

YOGTH MEMBER Ashley Sontag, 2625 Streets Ferry Rd.,Vanceboro,28586 

NEW BERN DISTRICT LAY & YOGTH MEMBERS 

ALLIANCE Jim Durham, 289 Indian Bluff Dr.,Arapahoe,28510 

ASBGRY Ashby Tippett, 536 Asbury Rd.,Cove City,28523 

BEAGFORT:ANN ST. ... Kathy Stockton, 511 Pine Valley Dr.,Morehead City,28557 
BEAGFORT:ANN ST. . Charles Stockton, 511 Pine Valley Dr.,Morehead City,28557 

BEECH GR.-RHEMS Clara Parker, 815 Ipock Lane,New Bern,28562 

BELGRADE-TAB Glenn Dickerson, 2578 Bel.-Swansboro Rd.,Maysville,28555 

BRIDGETON Juanita T. Register, 1707 Hwy 17 N.New Bern,28560 

BROAD CREEK Patti Smith, 3263 Hwy 24,Newport,28570 

CED.ISL.-SEA LEVEL Neil Daniels, RR., Box 73,Cedar lsland,28520 

CORE CREEK Vivian Lewis, 1508 Shackleford St.,Morehead City,28557 

DOVER-CUKRKS Jane Taylor, P O Box 125,Dover,28526 

HARKERS ISLAND Edna Davis, P O Box 24,Harkers ls.,28531 



J ] ] Lay Members 

HARLO\A/E-OAK GROVE . . . Sharon Cribb, 3645 Adams Creek Rd.,Havelock,28532 

HAVELOCK:CHERRY PT Marcene Plyler, 410 Ketner Blvd.,Havelock,28532 

HAVELOCK: FIRST Mickey Stokes, 105 Ann St.,Havelock,28532 

HAVELOCK: FIRST Jack Harmon, 218 Church Rd.,Havelock,28532 

HAW BRANCH L. H. Brinson, 479 Haw Branch Rd,Richlands,28574 

HGBERTOAK GR Huldah W. Riggs, 221 Seashore Dr,Swansboro,28584 

HUBERTiQUEEN'S CR Alvin Pittman, Sr., 253 Hubert Blvd.,Hubert,28539 

H(JBERT:QGEENS CR. ... Ken Lymaster, 197 Galloway Jones Rd.,Maysville,28555 

JA:NORTHWOODS Mabel Scholtes, 149 Aldersgate Rd.,Jacksonville,28546 

JArNORTHWOODS Ed Scholtes, 149 Aldersgate Rd.,Jacksonville,28546 

JA:P1NE VALLEY Jean Eriksen, 199 Boyington Dr.,Midway Park,28544 

jAiTRlNlTY Frances Marks, 4 V/arlick St. .Jacksonville, 28540 

JA:TR1N1TY Earsey Marks, 4 Warlick St.,Jacksonville,28540 

MARSH'LBRG-SMYRNA Tommy Jones, P O Box 219,Marshallberg,28553 

MAYSVILLE Robert Mattocks, P O Box 6,Maysville, 28555 

MIDWAY-BETHLEHEM Leora Turner, 279 Curt Holland Rd.,Stella,28582 

MORE'HD C1TY:FIRST Doris Wade, PO Box 344,Morehead City,28557 

MORE'HD C1TY:F1RST Earle Wade, P O Box 344,Morehead City,28557 

MC:FRANKL1N MEM. Georgia Springle, 3208 Country Club Rd.,Morehead City,28557 
MC:ST.PETERS .... Louise Rulon, 105 Oak Dr., Brandywine,Morehead City,28557 

NEW BERN: CENTENARY Faye Proctor, 803 N. Grace Ave. .New Bern,28562 

NEW BERN:CENTENARY Betty Griffin, 703 River Rd.,New Bern,28560 

NEW BERN:FAiTH Gary Barker, P O Drawer D.New Bern,28563 

NEW BERN:FA1TH Jack Bircher, 323 Trenton Rd.,Cove City,28523 

NEW BERN:GARBER . . . Martha Ann Patterson, 4516 Carteret Dr., New Bern,28562 

NEW BERN:GARBER Joyce Vanderford, 1010 Cooper Ct.,New Bern,28562 

NEW BERN:RIVERS1DE Walter Jones, 108 Ellington St.. New Bern,28560 

NEW BERN:TRINITY Bertie Joyner, 1509 Neuse Blvd., New Bern, 28562 

NEW BERNTRINITY .... Mary Lou Guptill, 2424 Educational Dr., New Bern.28562 

NEWPORTST.JAMES Charies Hill. P O Box 1299,Newport,28570 

NEWPORTST.JAMES Wilbur V. Garner, P O Box 117.Newport.28570 

ORIENTAL Med Delamar, P O Box 462,Oriental,28571 

PAMLICO COOP.PAR Paul Brady, 402 Bill St..Bayboro.28515 

PAMLICO COOP.PAR Louise Muse. 4253 Orchard Creek Rd.,Oriental,28571 

POLLOCKSV'L-LEES CHA. . Maybelle Harriett, 320 Harriett Lane.Pollocksville.28573 

RICHLANDS John Rand. P O Box 368,Richlands,28574 

RIVERDALE Libby Brinson, 4428 Rivershore Dr., New Bern, 28560 

SHADY GR.-CYPRESS CR Franklin Andrews, 899 Stroud Rd.,Trenton,28585 

SNEADS FERRY:F1RST Marie Sawyer, 119 Ravenell St.,Sneads Ferry,28460 

STRAITS Tommy McGee, 401 Mallard Ct.,Beaufort,28516 

SWANSBORO Harold Fulp, 127 Pettiford Rd.,Swansboro,28584 

SWANSBORO Louise Fulp, 127 Pettiford Rd.,Swansboro,28584 

TRENTON-MAPLE GR Jean Henderson, Box 203,Trenton, 28585 

VERONA Delta McKemey, 2270 Dawson Cabin Rd.,JacksonvilIe,28540 

WILLISTON -STACY Phyllis Saunders, P O Box 24,Williston,28589 

YOGNG ADGLT MBR Sarah Salter, 117 Gibbs Rd.,New Bern,28560 

YOGTH MEMBER Dana Turnage, 265 Henderson Rd.,Trenton,28585 

YOGTH MEMBER Robin Stevenson, 212 Clarks Rd.,New Bern,28560 

RALEIGH DISTRICT LAY & YOGTH MEMBERS 

APEX Jeanne Hack, P O Box 752,Apex,27502 

APEX Chuck Foster, 1111 Wellstone Cir.,Apex,27502 

BETHLEHEM-SHADY GR Jean Williams. Rt. 3 Box 91,Warrenton,27589 

BGNN-HILL KING CT James May, Rt. 8, Box 514,Louisburg,27549 

CALVARY Almeta Wallace, 731 New Rd.Raleigh,27608 

CARYFIRST Charies Crutchfield. 109 Waxwood Lane,Cary,27511 

CARY:F1RST Woody Sugg, 200 W. Cornwall #133,Cary,2751 1 

CARY:GENES1S Lou Anne Peterson. 730 N. Harrison Ave.,Cary,27513 

GARY-MACEDONIA Sara Crawford. 5832 Allwood Dr.,Raleigh,27606 

CARY:MACEDONIA Elma Campbell, 2824 Campbell Rd..Raieigh.27606 

GARY: ST. FRAN CIS John Rushing. 902 Washington St.,Cary,27511 



Lay Members 1 12 

CARY:ST. FRANCIS Rosemary Whaley, 7701 Red Rock Rd.,Apex,27502 

CARY:WHITE PLAINS Chris Walker, 104 Chimo Ct.,Cary,27513 

CARY:WHITE PUMNS Erica Cecich, 113 Kenneth Ridge Ct.,Apex,27502 

CUKYTON:HORNE MEM Jan Conn, 18 Edinburgh Pl.,Clayton,27520 

CLAYTONiHORNE MEM Helen Little, 616 South Barbour St.,Clayton,27520 

EBENEZER Joyce Cooper, 5500 Rock Quarry Rd.,Raleigh,27610 

EBENEZER-WESLEY Eleanor Dickens, Rt. 1 Box 292,Kittrell,27544 

FLAT ROCK Thomas Hester, Rt. 3 Box 693-B,Henderson,27536 

FRANKLINTON Alice Bigham, 114 N. Hillsborough St.,Franklinton,27525 

FGQUAY-VARINA Bob Sheets, P O Box 147,Willow Springs,27592 

FGQGAY-VARiNA Frank McDowell, P O Box 91 l,Fuquay-Varina,27526 

GARNER Gayle Hines, 1402 Claymore Dr.,Garner,27529 

GARNER Libby Frederick, 102 Baldwin Cir.,Garner,27529 

GARNER:ST.ANDREWS Randy Hare, 106 Binford Ct.,Garner,27529 

GARNER:ST.ANDREWS . . . Vonnie Tucker, 1 15 Carriage House Tr.,Garner,27529 

GILLBGRG Virginia Grissom, 5395 NC 39 Hwy S.,Henderson,27536 

HOLLANDS Rachel Burnette, 132 Rand Rd.,Raleigh,27603 

HOLLY SPRINGS Mary Lee Johnson, P O Box 277,Holly Springs,27540 

JERGSALEM Becky Rooker, Rt. 1 Box 85-A,Norlina,27563 

KNIGHTDALE Clyde Dove, 430 Bethlehem Rd.,Knightdale,27545 

LEAH'S CHAP.-SHILOH Johnsy Harris, Rt. 5 Box 168,Louisburg,27549 

LOGISBGRG Elizabeth Mize, 407 N. Church St.,Louisburg,27549 

LOGISBGRG Joseph Pearce Jr., 934 N. Main St.,Louisburg,27549 

MACON Cindy Saunders, Rt. 2 Box 4-A,Macon,27551 

MIDDLEBGRG Ann Nicholson, P O Box 70,Middleburg,27556 

MT. ZION Robert Dupree, 13080 Cleveland Rd.,Garner,27529 

NORLINA Walter Newman, P O Box 106,Norlina,27563 

PINEY GROVE Grace Perdue, Rt. 3 Box 723,Louisburg,27549 

PLANK CHAPEL Vira Smith, 3108 Gillburg Rd.,Henderson,27536 

RA:ASBGRY Allen Clary, 103 Blalock Ct.,Knightdale,27545 

RA:ASBGRY J. T. Smith Jr., 6508-1 The Lakes Dr.,Raleigh,27609 

RA:AVENT FERRY Allen Raynor, 6 South Buffalo St.,Wendell,27591 

RAiBENSON MEM Louise Humphrey, 5801 Glenwood Ave.,Raleigh,27613 

RA:BENSON MEM. . . Walton Thompson, 8813 Brandon Station Rd.,Raleigh,27613 

RA:COKESBGRY Harry Taylor, 900 Penncross Dr.,Raleigh,27610 

RA:EDENTON ST Dorathy Chance, 429 Oak Run Dr,Raleigh,27606 

RA:EDENTON ST John C. Brooks, 516 N Blount St,Raleigh,27604 

RA:FAIRMONT Julia B. Southwick, 123 E. Drewry Lane,Raleigh,27609 

RA:FAlRMONT Henry Jarrett, 3405 V/hite Oak Rd,Raleigh,27609 

RA:HAYES BARTON Nancy Dameron, 414 Scotland St.,Raleigh,27609 

RA:HAYES BARTON Earle Merrill, 200 W Cornwall Rd Apt 141,Cary,27511 

RA:HIGHLAND Mable Harrington, 1817 Stillwater Dr.,Raleigh,27607 

RA:HIGHU\ND Mary Martin, 3301 Sussex Rd.,Raleigh,27607 

RAJENKINS MEM Margaret Funderburg, 1304 Currituck Dr.,Raleigh,27609 

RA:KOREAN Keum Ok Yoo, 3914 Cottonwood Dr.,Durham,27705 

RA:U\YDEN MEM Janette Cooper, 2739 Knowles St.,Raleigh,27603 

RA:LONGVlEW James Franklin, Sr., 124 N. Lord Ashley Rd.,Raleigh,27610 

RA:LONGVIEW Azalee Sain, 124 N. Lord Ashley Rd.,Raleigh.27610 

RA:MILLBROOK Bill Smith, 5805 Timber Ridge Dr.,Raleigh,27609 

RA:MILLBROOK Carol Winner, 3801 Camaro Ct.,Raleigh,27609 

RA:N. RALEIGH Roy Phibbs, 9301 Brookton Ct.,Raleigh,27615 

RA:N.RALEIGH Mack Parker, 7709 Haymarket Lane,Raleigh,27615 

RA:PEACE CHR.COM Lee Hyatt, 8904 Deerland Grove Dr.,Raleigh,27615 

RA:PLEASANT GR Chris Chesson, 608 Hilltop Drive,Lexington,27292 

RA:SOAPSTONE Roy Hutchins, 10804 Brass Kettle Rd.,Raleigh,27614 

RA:ST.JAMES Dottie Wilder, 4217 Wedgewood Dr.,Raleigh,27604 

RA:ST.JAMES Charles Wilder, 4217 Wedgewood Dr,Raleigh,27604 

RA:ST.MARK'S Marion Weber, 500-201 Bridle Ridge Dr.,Raleigh,27609 

RA:ST.MARK'S Susie Cloaninger, 1908 Topsfield Ct.,Raleigh.27615 

RATRINITY Claibom Burnette, 1603 Dare St.,Raleigh,27608 



1 13 Lay Members 

RA:TRirsrrY Bill Moon, 516 Barksdale Dr.,Raleigh,27604 

RA:WESTOVER John Mitchell, 622 Wimbleton Dr.,Raleigh,27609 

RArWESLEY MEM Henry Wentz, 2333 Airline Dr.,Raleigh,27607 

RA:WILSON TEMPLE Gerry Fisher, 3108 Chancery Pl.,Raleigh,27607 

TRINITY(FRANKLIN CO.) Raymond Ayscue. Rt. 3, Box 493,Louisburg,27549 

GNIOM CHAPEL Hilda Stone, Rt. 1 Box 52,Kittrell,27544 

VANCE E. N. Bailey, 609 Spring Valley Rd.,Henderson,27536 

WAKE FOREST Vaughn Lowman, 1001 E. V^ait Ave.,V^ake Forest,27587 

WAKE FOREST Alice Snow, PO Box 663,Wake Forest,27588 

WARREN Nell Hicks, Rt. 4 Box 567,Warrenton,27589 

WENDELL M. L. Jones, P O Box 208,Wendell,27591 

WESLEY MEMORIAL Mary Hunter, 210 Plummer St,Warrenton,27589 

YOONG ADULT MBR Yancey Gulley, 205 Glenn St.,Franklinton.27525 

YOUTH MEMBER Jamie DeMent, 105 Beam Cir.,Louisburg,27549 

YOUTH MEMBER Holly Walden, 208 Medcon Ct.,Caiy,27511 

ZEBULON Louise Gibbons, 700 N. Wedgewood Ave.,Zebulon,27597 

ZEBULON Jean Wall, 512 N. Wakefield St.,Zebulon,27597 

ZION Ann V/hite, Rt. 2 Box 18V2,Norlina,27563 

RA:V/ESLEYAN STUD Dennis Peay, 667 Bashford Road,Raleigh,27606 

ROCKY MOGNT DISTRICT LAY & YOGTH MEMBERS 

BAILEY Grace Finch, P O Box 624,Bailey,27807 

BETHLEHEM-YORK Ray Clayton, 6169 NC 58 N.,Nashville,27856 

CALVARY Doris Dickens, 306 Mosby Ave.,Littleton,27850 

CONETOE Martha Mayo, P O Box 4,Conetoe,27819 

CONWAY William Lassiter, Rt. 2 Box 6,Conway,27820 

EDGECOMBE PARISH Dick Stallings, P O Box 307,Pinetops,27864 

ELM CITY Ted Rhodes, PO Box 158,Elm City,27822 

ENFIELD-EDEN-WHIT Lena Twisdale, 153 Watson St.,Enfield,27823 

EVANSDALE Martin Amerson, 2602 Hampton Ct.,Wilson,27893 

GASTON Jean Colston, P.O. Box 566,Gaston,27832 

GOLD VALLEY Syble Woodard, Rt. 1 Box 737,Spring Hope,27882 

HALIFAX Anne Shepard, P.O. Box 236,Halifax,27839 

HART-SPEIGHT Edith Proctor, Rt. 5 Box 104,Elm City,27822 

HAV^INS-TABOR Linda Liles, Rt. 2, Box 314,Littleton,27856 

HOLLISTER Willie Aycock, 115 Mosby Ave.,Littleton,27850 

HORNES Fred Daniels, 5346 Bloomery Rd,Wilson,27896 

LITTLETON Joseph Newsom, P.O. Box 639,Littleton,27850 

LITTLETON Kay Newsom, P O Box 639,Littleton,27850 

MILWAUKEE James Earl Flythe, Sr., Rt. 2 Box 42O,Conway,27820 

MT.PLEAS.-MIDDLESEX Melbe Hales, P.O. Box 10,Middlesex,27557 

MT.ZION Clara Williams, 1316 Queene Anne Rd.,Wilson,27893 

NASHVILLE Lula Shackelford, 217 S. Boddie St.,Nashville,27856 

NORTHAMPTON Marvin Coleman, P O Box 3,Jackson,27845 

NORTHAMPTON Hazel Collier, Rt. 2 Box 381,Conway,27820 

RED OAK Mary McLaughlin, P O Box 33,Red Oak,27868 

RICH SQ. -WOODLAND Laura Cole, P O Box 8.Rich Square,27869 

ROANOKE Martha Thome, 400 Elm St,Weldon,27890 

ROAN.RAPIDS:FIRST Taylor Oakes, P O Box 627, Roanoke Rapids,27870 

ROAN.RAPIDS:FIRST Ruth Oakes, P O Box 627,Roanoke Rapids,27870 

ROAN.RAPIDS:ROSEMARY . Pauline Carter, 532 Raleigh St.,Roanoke Rapids,27870 
ROAN.RAPIDS:ROSEMARY Evelyn Doughtie, 401 Sunset Dr.,Roanoke Rapids,27870 
ROCKY MT:ENGLEWOOD William Bobbitt, 3217 Hawthorne Rd., Rocky Mount,27804 
ROCKY MT:ENGLEWOOD Martha Bobbitt, 3217 Hawthorne Rd.,Rocky Mount,27804 

ROCKY MT:FIRST John Nicholson, 700 Avondale Ave., Rocky Mount,27804 

ROCKY MT:FIRST Relfe Edwards, 612 S. Taylor St.Rocky Mount,27803 

ROCKY MT:ST.PAUL Phyllis Lewis, Harbor West #3-1, Rocky Mount,27803 

ROCKY MT:ST.PAUL .... Jane Greeson, 1816 Bedford Lane.Rocky Mount,27801 

SANDY CROSS Pansy Braswell, 841 Cedarbrook Dr.,Rocky Mount,27804 

SCOTLAND NECK William Pickette, lOl Cherry St., Scotland Neck,27874 

SMITH Bill Hux, 1134 Washington St.,Roanoke Rapids,27870 



Lay Members 1 14 

SOGTH ROSEAAARY . . . Alton Dickens, 105 Woodland Rd., Roanoke Rapids,27870 

SPRING HOPE Ken Ripley, Post Office Box 185,Spring Hope,27882 

SPR.-LEB.-GARYSBGRG Katherine Robinson, PO Box 315,Garysburg,27831 

STANTONSBGRG Shirley Whitley, 6060 Old Stantonsburg Rd.,Stantonsburg,27883 

TARBORO:ST JAMES Donnie Long, 705 Fairway St.,Tarboro,27886 

TARBORO:ST.JAMES Linda Long, 705 Fairway St.,Tarboro,27886 

TRINITY PARISH Esther Allen, 824 Peachtree St.,Rocky Mount,27804 

WILSON :FIRST Lawrence Brett, 206 W. Nash St.,Wilson,27893 

WILSON:FIRST Barbara Robl, 707 Broad St.,Wilson,27893 

WILSON :WEST NASH John Tracy, 4501 Pinehurst Dr.,Wilson,27899 

WlLSON:WEST NASH Bob Hedden, 211 Ridge Rd.,Wilson,27896 

WILSON :WINSTEAD AI Monshower, 1812 Hermitage Rd.,Wilson,27896 

WILSON :WINSTEAD Ronnie Holland, 2706 Ridge Rd.,Wilson,27893 

YOGTH MEMBER Brad Dunn, 3608 Colonial Lane,Rocky Mount,27804 

YOGTH MEMBER .... Amanda Sessoms, 3016 Brassfield Dr., Rocky Mount,27804 
ROCKIMGHAM DISTRICT LAY & YOUTH MEMBERS 

ASHPOLE CENTER P. L. Locklear, PO Box 667,Pembroke,28372 

BEAVER DAM Eugene McLean, 1917 Anthony Ave.,Rockingham,28379 

BETHESDA Bobbie Britt, Rt. 2 Box 203,Fairmont,28340 

CALEDONIA Alice McKenzie, 11180 Johns Rd,Laurinburg,28352 

COLLINS CHAPEL Anne Locklear, Rt. 2 Box 255-A,Maxton,28364 

CORDOVA Nadine Steagall, 614 Old Cheraw Hwy,Rockingham,28379 

ELLERBE Warren Deaton, 483 Man/in McCaskill Rd.,Ellerbe,28338 

FAIRMONT:TRINITY Justin Oliver, P O Box 99,Marietta,28362 

FAIRMONT:PLEAS.GR Deidra Taylor, 406 Linden St.,Fairmont,28340 

FAIRVIEW Coleman Dew, Rt. 1 Box 258-B,Hamer,29547 

FLETCH.CHAP.-ST.PETER Emma Haynes, P O Drawer 1330,Pinebluff,28373 

GREEN LAKE Nancy Traynham, 1329 Roberdel Rd,Rockingham,28379 

HAMLET:FELLOWSHIP Sarah Newsome, 404 Walnut Ave.,Hamlet,28345 

HAMLET:FIRST Betty Bowler, 311 Oak Ave.,Hamlet,28345 

HAMLET:FIRST Arthur Bowler, 311 Oak Ave.,Hamlet,28345 

HAMLET:ST.PETER James Toney, P O Box 904,Hamlet,28345 

HICKORY GROVE Gary Hursey, P O Box 1084,Bennettsville,29512 

LAGREL HILL Patricia Mewburn, 8142 Gibson Rd,Gibson,28343 

LAGRINBGRG:CENTRAL Kim Parker, P O Box 1944,Laurinburg,28353 

LAGRINBGRG:FIRST Lou Covington, 12000 McCormick Dr.,Maxton,28364 

LAGRINBGRG:FIRST Esther Cashwell, P O Box 1255,Laurinburg,28353 

LAGR1NBGRG:GALILEE Thelma Stewart, Rt. 1 Box 178,Gibson,28343 

L7\GR1NBGRG:GALILEE Sarah V/hitaker, 602 Anne St.,Laurinburg,28352 

L^GR1NBGRG:ST.LGKE Sandra Burns, 1204 Shepherd Ave.,Laurinburg,28352 

L^GR1NBGRG:ST.LGKE Mary Harvin, 13361 Maplewood Dr.,Laurinburg,28352 

LEDBETTER Martha Hughes, 927 E. Washington St.,Rockingham,28379 

LGMBERTON:ASBGRY Patricia Hoffman, 606 East 6th St.,Lumberton,28358 

LGMBERTON:BRANCH ST. Rose Marie Oxendine,Rt.2 Box 820BB,Lumberton,28358 

L'MBRTN:CHESTNGT ST Olin Welsh, 3860 Kale Dr.,Lumberton,28358 

L'MBRTN:CHESTNGT ST Jesse Lamm, 5206 Simmons Dr.,Lumberton,28358 

LGMB'RTN:MT.OLIVE PA Mable Royd, 2014 Haywood Ave.,Lumberton,28358 

LGMBERTON:PINEVIEW Goss Ivey, 515 Whiteville Rd,Lumberton,28358 

LGMBERTON CIR Bob Sloan, RR 1 Box 83,Lumberton,28358 

MAXTON:ST.PAGL Katherine Carter, P O Box 27,Maxton,28364 

MAXTON CIRCGIT Anne B. McNair, 1126 Hammond Dr,Laurinburg,28352 

MT.ZION-WALL'S CHAP Elvenia Southerland, 635 Vass Rd.,Raeford,28376 

NEW HOPE Emma Burns, Rt. 1 Box 19,Rowland,28352 

NEW PHILADELPHGS Maggie Locklear, Rt. 2 Box 373,Red Springs,28377 

NORMAN Sarah Robbins, Rt. 1 Box 100,Ellerbe,28338 

PARKTON Paul Lewis, PO Box 147,Parkton,28371 

PEMBROKE: FIRST Adolph Blue, P O Box 354,Pembroke,28372 

PEMBROKE Roberta Scipio, PO Box 447,Lumberton,28359 

PHIL^DELPHlA-COOL SP Roberta Little, 669 N. Hwy #l,Rockingham,28379 

PINEY GROVE Shirley T. Jones, RR 1 Box 170,Maxton,28364 



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Lay Members 



PLEASANT GROVE James Oxendine, P O Box 2484,Pembroke,28372 

EESeEiS ^'^""^ ^""^'■d- Rt- 2 Box 20-B,Pembroke,28372 

™^i^i^^ -■ - Grace Locklear, P O Box 192,Pembroke,28371 

RED SPRGS.rTRINITY James Mathews, 500 McMillan St.,Red Sprinqs 28377 

RED SPRGS.-RHYNE MEM Trula McKeithan, P O Box 443,Red Springs'28377 

pnr^lJPriL pact Jean Griggs, 120 Starlight Dr.,Rockingham,28379 

ESS^K^"^^^"^^^ Richard Moore, 205 Hylan Ave.,Hamlet,28345 

ROCK GHMiGLENWOOD Catherine Bruton, 541 Old Cheraw Hwy.Rockingham 28379 
ROCKINGHAMrFIRSTCIemma Skreen, 274 McDonald Church Rd.,Rockinqham'28379 

gOCKlNGHAM:FIRST William McKeown, 127 Fairway Dr.,Rockingham;28379 

SS^u mSH^ oFo^^^ "''^^ Langley, 503 Love Lane,Rockingham,28379 

POPK rSM^^rNTrC^TiL- ' " ^'"l^ ^°^' ^^^^ ^°"^^ ^^ ^ Hwy.,Rockingham,28379 
5S^5,SSo^Z? "^S^-^'^"^ ■ • ^^9^"^ ^^'^^'' 324 Lassiter Rd..Rockingham.28379 

§Su?'rtSt:'^-^^^^ ^'^^'■'^^ ^^s*^^' 228 Ellerbe Rd.,Rockingham,28379 

c?N^orA,v,o ^'^'^ ^"^'th, P O Box 145,Rowland,28383 

f;!;2?I?^£i? '^a'y ^cCIrt, Rt. l box 41,Pembroke,28372 

f5^D S GROVE Lester Snead, 20400 Snead's Grove Rd.,Laurinburg,28352 

c-rn?M. o Mozelle Parker, Rt. 1 Box 172,Gibson,28343 

?TDPDrSr?r^i V ^o""" '^^^'' P O Box 305,St. Pauls,28384 

TABERNACLE ^^ Cecil Hodges. P O Box 933,Hamlet,28345 

^n-JJ^SiFHo^ -^SS''^ D^^s^' 125 Smith St.,Maxton,28364 

19.9S1 ^™?5 S^^^h Everson, 5503 Beaver Dr.,Lumberton,28358 

o9^I™^'^^l£ Stephanie V/right, 213 V/. Sunset Dr., Red Springs.28377 

SANFORD DISTRICT LAY & YOGTH MEMBERS 

^giSS^^I^-''^^^ ^^^ ^v^'y" Garrison, P.O. Box 724,Pinehurst,28374 

A?o?,Sv o™?L^?f^-^ Y • ^'"^^ Fogleman, 141 Maxie Lane PI.,Aberdeen,28315 
o^o^SJ'^^™'-^'^^'^ Catherine Blackwelder, 1031 V^alter Bright Rd.,Sanford,27330 

o^S, rT *^°^ V/illiam Buffaloe, P O Box 88,Biscoe,27209 

SSC^,, ^ V/illiam Rives, 8876 NC Hwy 902,Siler Citv,27344 

o5P3^"'^^'^'^'^ ^^^^ D°"nie Vee Cox, 4224 Cox Mill Rd.,Sanford,27330 

^ISo?JM-rr^M ^""^^ '-"^'^'■' ^ ^ ^ox 35,Bynum,27228 

Sr^^BOnrON Eddie Paschal, 5318 Carbonton Rd.,Sanford,27330 

r^cM-T-po '^°''^'^ L^^' ^42 Seven Lakes N.,West End,27376 

n£A4-5AM V^or^Ar; -^r^ ^^"^^ ^^^^^'' ^225 Cedar Lane Rd.,Sanford,27330 

S™'!^'SI^^'^ ^^ ^3't^^ Atwater, 1477 Collins Mt. Rd.,Chapel Hill,27516 

CHATHAM:MT.Z10N Hoyle Petty, 2337 Moncure-Pittsboro Rd.,Pittsboro,27312 

GOOL SPRING Tommie Oldham, 516 Jesse Phillips Rd.,Robbins,27325 

cTuS? Ramona Lawson, 5536 Cumnock Rd,Sanford,27330 

pIS nDr>M,cc:L;,rz:/.-. o ^'°y^ '^^^^' ^ ^ Box 52,Ether,27247 

^^^rfiS^P^'"''^^^'-^ ^^o^ard Kidd. P O Box 18,High Falls,27259 

V^mPo iS.r,,.; LaVeme Thornton, 500 Old Towne Rd.,Sanford,27330 

I Sul .S^"?. A^^r^r.;.;.,; Ophelia Johnson, 7206 Deep River Rd.,Sanford,27330 

h™^)^''^'^^^*^'^'^ Weitzel Vuncannon, P O Box 514,Troy,27371 

M^S??II'^^^"^^^'^ ''^99y Tripp, 339 Carlton Dr.,Chapel Hill,27514 

M?V^w oaTx ^.WoV Kenneth Jeffries, PO Box 226,Moncure,27559 

M-f?n i^R-SSf J f'^l'y Matheson, P O Box 731,Mt. Gilead,27306 

^1GILEAD:F1RST Brooks Harwood, P O Box 295,Mt. Gilead,27306 

r/].,; T Lamont Norwood, 843 Lamont Norwood Rd.,Pittsboro,27312 

niSpo??;,;^^'^^^^"'^ • • ■ Tommy Gaster, 622 Dixie Farm Rd.,Sanford,27330 

D npSmdK '^3'Ph Foushee, P O Box 236,Pinebluff,28373 

D mIvTIo L,;^u^-^r; • •. "^^""y Sanford, P O Box 3105,Pinehurst,28374 

Drr^cnSJn'J? Josephine Culberson,5376 SilerCity-Sn.CampRd,SilerCity,27344 

Drr-T-foSSS-PS?!,,^ ^^'"^ ^°"^S' 231 Thompson St.,Pittsboro,27312 

bi PAc 2??5-?SyjI,^-. ^^°'^' ^- Hauser, PO Box 1534,Pittsboro,27312 

uk^mMi^i'IoIfA^^'- ^- B- Greene, P O Box 186,Robbins,27325 

??SSK?,-I'^^^'^"'^^'-^ Lynne Thigpen, P O Box 792,Robbins.27325 

lAMP<t^LP.^•^.■^.■o^•^;,;^• ' " " Stephen Blanchard, 208 Skill Rd.,Eagle Springs,27242 
lAMpSSR^^SKifoSSS • ■ ■ • ^'"^" Holzwarth, 608 Olde Towne Dr.,Sanford,27330 
IanpSdR cS'^mSI^'^'^ ■ • • '^°'"°th^ ^^^'■^y' 1626 Hermitage Rd.,Sanford,27330 
bANFORDrST.LGKE Celia Dickerson, 603 Denada Path,Sanford,27330 



Lay Members 116 

SANFORD:ST.LGKE Robin Childress, 1509 Cranberry Lane,Sanford,27330 

SANFORD CIRCUIT En/in Foxx, P O Box 2054,Sanford,27330 

SARDIS-PARSOMS GR Romie Reynolds, 2411 NC 731 Hwy E,Candor,27229 

SILER CITY:FIRST Lena Brigham, 210 E. Olympia St..Siler City,27344 

SILER CITY:FIRST Deloris Collins, 363 Eden Hills Rd.,Siler City,27344 

SILK HOPE Paul McMath, 5817 Carriage Lane,Greensboro,27410 

SMYRNA Edwina Britt, 297 Elcaine Rd.,Robbins,27325 

SMYRNA Sharon Hussey, 1962 Hogan Farm Rd.,Star,27356 

SOUTHERN PINES Era Mae Rickman, 195 S. Ashe St., Southern Pines,28387 

SOUTHERN PINES John Dozier, 120 Highland Rd.,Southern Pines,28387 

STAR Riley Phillips, P O Box 445,Star,27356 

TROY: TRINITY Bill Kerr, 615 Carson St.,Troy,27371 

TROY CIRCUIT Lucille P. Brandenburg, 670 Hicks Rd,Candor,27229 

VASS-CAMERON Robert Crump, 250 Riverview Dr.,Vass,28394 

WEST END Harold Owens, 718 Seven Lakes N.,West End,27376 

WILMINGTON DISTRICT LAY & YGOTH MEMBERS 

BETHEL-LEBANON . . Teresa Triplett, 1928 Lebanon Church Rd.,Clarendon,28432 

BLADEN Shirley Chason, Rt. 2, Box 124A, White Oak,28399 

BOLTON-SHILOH Donald Dowless, 641 Green Swamp Rd. N.,Bolton,28423 

BRUNSWICK CIRCUIT Irene Milligan, 2311 Old Ocean Hwy.,Bolivia,28422 

CAR.BEACH:ST.PAUL Inez Thompson, P O Box 182,Carolina Beach,28428 

CAR.BEACH:ST.PAUL Mary Lib Taylor, P O Box 184,Carolina Beach,28428 

CARVER'S CREEK Norma Stevens, 437 Lloyd Rd.,Council,28434 

CHADBOURN-EV'RGRN Jane Benton, 5865 Old 74,Chadbourn,28431 

CUKRKTON Advil Wallace, 33 Rosemont Lane,Clarkton,28433 

DUBLIN Roy Best, P O Box 262,Dublin,28332 

ELIZTOWNTRINFTY Margaret French, P O Box 443,Eiizabethtown,28337 

ELlZ.TOWN:TRlNITY Gwen Harris, 503 David St.,Elizabethtown,28337 

FA.BLUFF-CERRO GORDO David Scott, P O Box 98,Fair Bluff,28439 

GARLAND Rhonda Johnson, Rt. 2 Box 354,Garland,28441 

HALLSBORO Margaret Hicks, 262 Angelo Cir,Whiteville,28472 

HAMPSTEAD Max Whitmore, 624 Olde Point Rd.,Hampstead,28443 

HAMPSTEAD Vi Whitmore, 624 Olde Point Rd.,Hampstead,28443 

HARRELLS:CENTENARY Nina Harvell, 949 Bull Tail Rd.,Wallace,28466 

JORDANS CHAPEL Marion Lane, Rt. 3, Box 3834,Burgaw,28425 

KELLY:TRINITY Lee Roy Russ, 16382 NC Hwy. 53 East,Kelly,28448 

LAKE WACCAMAW .... Rosa Martin, 2382 Bella Coola Rd.,Lake Waccamaw,28450 

MACO:SHlLOH Jimmy Gore, 2950 Maco Rd.,Leland,28451 

OCEAN VIEW Cindy Rivenbark, PO Box 121, Long Beach,28465 

OLD DOCK Faye Gore, 823 Gore Lake Rd.,Nakina,28455 

PEACE Robert Sessions, 4583 Red Hill Rd.,V/hiteville,28472 

PLEASANT GROVE Daniel Dowless, 684 Paul Brisson Rd.,Bladenboro,28320 

RIEGELWOOD:WESLEY Kathy Justice, P O Box 72,Riegelwood,28456 

ROCKY POINT Beverly Paul, 1 1725 Hwy. 117 S.,Rocky Point,28457 

SC.HILL:V/ESLEYAN CHAP. Susan Hamilton,2188 ScottsHill LoopRd,Wilm'gtn,28405 
SEASIDE(BRUNSWICK) .... Dick Good, 401 Shoreline Dr. E.,Sunset Beach,28468 
SHALLOTTE:CAMP Germain Davis, 1700 Waterway Dr. SW,Ocean Isle Beach,28469 

SHALLOTTErCAMP Ida Mintz, P O Box 264,Shal!otte,28459 

SHALLOTTE CIRCUIT Marlene Varnam, 175 Varnamtown Rd.,Supply,28462 

SHARON:HOLDEN BEACH Grace Peoples, P O Box 1041,Shallotte,28459 

SOUTHPORT:TRINITY Gene Eagle, 105 S. Atlantic Ave.,Southport,28461 

SOUTHPORTiTRINITY Al Hancock, 233 E 11th St,Southport,28461 

TABOR CITY:ST.PAUL Harold Ward, 100 Lakeside Dr.,Tabor City,28463 

WATHA Macon Smith, PO Box 65,Willard,28478 

WESLEYAN CHAPEL . . . Dorothy Chalmers, 310 Bedford Rd. E,Wilmington,28405 

WESLEY'S CHAPEL Jane Ross, P O Box 475,Elizabethtown,28337 

WESLEY'S CHAPEL Layton Ross, P O Box 475,Elizabethtown,28337 

WESTVIEW George Sherman, 256 Malpass Corner Rd.,Burgaw,28425 

WHITEVILLE Bobby Deans, 306 Edgewood Cir.,Whiteville,28472 

WHITEVILLE Alma Deans, 306 Edgewood Cir.,V/hiteville,28472 



117 Lay Members 

WlLM'GTN:EPWORTH Belinda Crider, 3424 Osprey Lane,Wilmington,28409 

W1LM'GTN:FIFTH AVE Jack Rhem, 10274 Comwallis Or. SE,Leland,28451 

WILM'GTN:GRACE Vicki Alexander, 203 Brookwood Dr.,WiImington,28403 

W1LM'GTN:GRACE Jane Spicer, 5801 Oak Bluff Lane,Wilmington,28409 

WlLM'GTMiHARBOR David Smith, 108 Maryland Ave., Carolina Beach,28428 

WILM'GTN:OLEAN.-DEV.P. Leon West, 835 Masonboro Loop Rd.,Wilmington,28403 

WILM'GTNrPINE VALLEY Buck Norton, 145 Partridge Rd.,V/ilminghton,28412 

W1LM'GTN:P1ME VALLEY . Jim Vanhook, 2230 Charles Paine Dr.,V/ilmington,28412 

W1LM'GTN:ST. JOHN-SMITH Laura Graham, 158 Loop Rd.,Bolton,28423 

WILM'GTN:SUNSET PARK . . . Thomas McKee, 901 Midland Dr,V/ilmington,28412 

WILM'GTN TRINITY Carolyn Sneeden, 310 Buckner Dr.,Wilmington,28412 

WILM'GTN TRINITY Olin Beaty, 5937 Inland Greens Dr.,V^ilmington,28405 

WILM'GTN:WESLEY MEM Hassle Ray, 29 S. Cardinal Dr.,V/ilmington,28403 

WILM'GTN:V/ESLEY MEM Olivia Mattocks, 4921 Marlin Ct,V^/ilmington,28403 

WRIGHTSBORO Charlie Ponton, Box 7092,V^ilmington,28406 

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH Avery Roberts, 104 Parmele Blvd.,Wrightsville Beach,28480 
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH Sylvia Roberts, 104 Parmele BIvd.,V^rightsville Beach,28480 

YOGNG ADULT MBR Susan Pennock, 4639 Bluff Dr.,Shallotte,28470 

YOGNG ADULT MBR Laura Hayes, 218 Seminole Tr.,V^ilmington,28409 

YOUTH MEMBER Heather Williams, 600 Greentee Rd.,Hampstead,28443 

YOUTH MEMBER Ernie Rushing, 310 Foxhall Ct.,Wilmington,28412 

ZION Jim Smith, 1 139 Town Creek Rd.,Leland,28451 

AT LARGE MEMBERS - 1996 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

DIST.UMW PRES Norma Aaron, Box 2070, Seven Lakes,West End,27376 

DIST.U\Y LEADER Donna Atkins, P O Box 659,Broadway,27505 

GEN.CONF.DEL Becky Balentine, 9829 Oakley Road,Zebulon,27597 

JURIS.CONF.DEL Robbie W. Barrett, Post Office Box 10955,Raleigh,27605 

JURIS.CONF.DEL Annette Bingham, 3117 Leonard St,Raleigh,27607 

DIST.LAY LEADER Donald Bonner, P O Box 718,Rowland,28383 

DIST.UMW PRES Peggy Braswell, P O Box 669,Nashville,27856 

DIST.UMM PRES Jessie Callahan, P O Box 138,Stedman,28391 

UMW PRES Eunice Carraway, 316 Pettigrew Dr.,Plymouth,27962 

DIST.LAY LEADER Lee Carroll, P O Box 626,Morehead City,28557 

JURIS.CONF.DEL Anna G. Collins, 1200 Manchester Dr,Raieigh,27609 

DIST.UMM PRES Frank Cox, 405 E. Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach,28512 

JURIS. CONF. DEL Mabel Cummings, Rt. 3 Box 198B,Maxton,28364 

DIS.LAY LEADER Janet Daniel, 5869 Hwy. 58 N,Elm City,27822 

DIST.UMM PRES C. A. Dillon, 925 Vance St,Raleigh,27608 

DIST.LAY LEADER David Dorsett, 3629 Airport Rd. SE,Southport,28461 

GEN.CONF.DEL Cashar W. Evans, 69 Poteskeet Trail,Kitty Hawk,27949 

COSROW CHAIR Annie L. Fairley, P O Box 185,Maxton,28364 

DIST.UMM PRES Tom Fleck, Rt. 4 Box 736,Hertford,27944 

PRISON MIN.CHAIR Pat Ford, 14401 Possum Track Rd,Raleigh,27614 

GB DISCIPLESHIP Robert C. Frazier, Sr., 215 Grace Dr NW,Wilson,27896 

DIST.UMW PRES Elizabeth Hall, 1321 Hilltop Ave.,Fayetteville,28305 

DIST.LAY LEADER Randy Harrison, 3215 Cluny Dr,Fayetteville,28303 

DIST.LAY LEADER Wilson Hayman, 2527 White Oak Rd.,Raleigh,27609 

CONF.LAY LEADER Gwen Henderson, PO Box 606,Fayetteville,28302 

CONF.UMM PRES Sam Hodges, 1013 Englewood Ave,Durham,27701 

DIST.UMW PRES Emily Innes, 1630 Westbrook Avenue,Elon ColIege,27244 

JURIS.CONF.DEL Bernice Johnson, 507 Tuggle St,Durham,27713 

GEN.CONF.DEL Jane H. Johnson, 856 Knollwood Falls Rd,Mebane,27302 

DIST.UMM PRES Jerry Keen, 1503 Harris St.,Goldsboro,27530 

GO DIST.LAY LEADER Kenneth Keesee, 209 Larue Cir.,Goldsboro,27534 

DIST.LAY LEADER Burton King, 5101 Peppercorn St,Durham,27704 

DIST.LAY LEADER John Martindale, 105 Brockwood Ave,Goldsboro,27530 

COLLEGE PRESIDENT Ronald L. May, 501 N Main St,Louisburg,27549 

TREASURER, NC CONF J. Allen Norris, PO Box 10955,Raleigh,27605 

COMMUN. ASSOC. DIR Wilburn Norton, P O Box 10955,Raleigh,27605 

DIST.LAY LEADER Michael Parker, 3535 Laws Store Rd E,Hurdle Mills,27541 



Lay Members 118 

MOV.EXP.CHAIR Mary Plummer, 2104 Salem Ch. Rd..Goldsboro,27530 

DIST.GMM PRES B. D. Rabil, 204 Dover Rd., Rocky Mount,27803 

DIST.GA\M PRES Donald Ranier, 906 Isabelle St., Laurinburg, 28352 

DIST.GMM PRES Valton Ray, 630 Ward Rd.,Harrells,28444 

DIST.GMW PRES Lena Ritchie, 1300 Trailwood Dr.,Raleigh,27606 

JGRIS.COMF.DEL Tibbie Roberts, PO Box 3471,Morehead aty,28557 

CONF.GMW PRES Jeanne Rouse, PO Box 1642,Laurinburg,28353 

CONF.GMY PRES Will Simpson ill, 1218 Edgewood Ave.,Burlington,27215 

DIST.LAY LEADER Beverly Small, 1009 W Church St.Elizabeth aty,27909 

DIST.GMW PRES Barbara Smith, 2701 Rouse Rd.,Kinston,28501 

DIST.GMW PRES Jill Smith, 550 Asbury Rd.,Cove aty,28523 

DIST.LAY LEADER Sillar G. Smith, 613 St. George Rd.,Raleigh,27610 

DIST.GMM PRES Glenn Stevens, 509 Steel Bridge Rd,Sanford,27330 

DIST.LAY LEADER Vance Sullivan, 405 Edgewood St,Ayden,28513 

DIST.GMM PRES Guy Tilley, 4156 Burch Bridge Rd.,Burlington,27215 

JGRIS.CONF.DEL Thomas Walden, PO Box 18832,Raleigh,27619 

JGRIS.CONF.DEL James Wall, 2163 Boonesneck Rd. SW,Supply,28462 

DIST.GMW PRES Faye Watkins, 1018 Sandlewood Dr.,Durham,27712 

DIACONAL MINISTERS - 1996 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

DIAGONAL MINISTER Patricia H. Archer, 1403 Market St.,Wilmington,28401 

DIACONAL MINISTER . . . D. Anthony Argo, 1700 Fort Bragg Rd,Fayetteville,28303 
RETIRED DEACONNESS Bernice Ballance,POBox247,NWLofton St,Liirngtn,27546 

DIACONAL MINISTER Margaret Anne Biddle, P O Box 10917, Raleigh,27605 

RETIRED DIACONAL MINISTER Laura Davenport, 1 09 WhiteheadAveNE,Wilson,27893 
RETIRED DIACONAL MINISTER Robert H. Garrison, 3724 Carnegie Ln,Raleigh,27612 
RETIRED DIACONAL MINISTER Irene F. Gattis, 585 Gilmore Rd.Chapel Hill,27516 

DIACONAL MINISTER Carol Dell Hayes, PO Box 10955,Raleigh,27605 

DIACONAL MINISTER Patricia V. Hicks, 117 S Academy St,Cary,2751 1 

DIACONAL MINISTER David M. Nines, PO Box 1032,Lumberton,28359 

DIACONAL MINISTER .... Robert L. Huckaby, 6612 Creedmoor Rd,Raleigh,27613 

DIACONAL MINISTER Robert J. Irvine, 3201 Lassiter St,Durham,27707 

DIACONAL MINISTER Harold Dean Jacobs, RR 3 Box 196,Maxton,28364 

DIACONAL MINISTER Judy Jolly, P O Box 6088,Raleigh,27628 

DIACONAL MINISTER Alice Kirkman Kunka, 204 Birkhaven Dr.,Cary,2751 1 

DIACONAL MINISTER Kimberly Lamb, 219 Westridge Dr.,Raleigh,27609 

DIACONAL MINISTER Rebecca Lile, 1027 Dacian Avenue,Durham,27701 

DIACONAL MINISTER Elaine Lilliston, PO Box 71 16,Rocky Mount,27804 

DIACONAL MINISTER Linda Logston, 510 S Washington St,Greenville,27858 

DIACONAL MINISTER Patricia Lykins, 175 Midland Rd.,Southern Pines,28387 

DIACONAL MINISTER . . . Brigitte Freeman Morris, PO Box 1801,Sharpsburg,27878 

DIACONAL MINISTER Sue Ellen Nicholson, 1924 Hillock Dr,Raleigh,27612 

DIACONAL MINISTER Mary Jane P. Norton, 1109 Shiloh Dr,Nashville,37205 

RETIRED DIACONAL MINISTER Tacoma O'Connor, 1432 KirkwoodDr,Durham,27705 

RETIRED DIACONAL MINISTER Alma W. Offutt, PO Box 1 143,Kinston,28503 

DIACONAL MINISTER . . Susan Martin Parker, 3002 Hope Valley Rd,Durham,27707 

DIACONAL MINISTER Cynthia D. Pov/ell, 303 N Main St,Graham,27253 

DIACONAL MINISTER William H. Remele, PO Box 3002,Wilmington,28406 

DIACONAL MINISTER . David M. Sluder, Sr., 24 Timbers Edge Lane,Fairview,28730 

DIACONAL MINISTER Lois Jane Stocks, Rt. 20 Box 88,GreenviIle,27858 

DIACONAL MINISTER Stephen W. Vaughn II, 2000 E 6th St,GreenviIle,27858 

RETIRED DIACONAL MINISTER Wanda Gail Walker, 344 Raleigh St,Hamlet,28345 

DIACONAL MINISTER Denise Conner Waters, PO Box 728,Chapel Hill,27514 

DIACONAL MINISTER William J. Weisser, 228 W Edenton St,Raleigh,27603 

DIACONAL MINISTER Richard J. Williams, 140 E Market St,SmithField,27577 

RETIRED DIACONAL MINISTERLeslie Womack,141 BearBranchRd,Rock'nghm,28379 

DIACONAL MINISTER Anna Gail Workman, 2114 GS Hwy 70,Mebane,27302 

DIACONAL MINISTER. . Cynthia Zirlott, 245 Dawn Avenue, Apt. 1, Pittsburgh, 15226 



Conference Proceedings 

SECTION III 



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-'^-' Conference Program 

1996 ANNOAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM - DAILY AGENDA 

VISION: DISaPLES FOR ALL SEASONS 

"I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to judge 
the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the 
word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort be 
unfading in patience and in teaching." 2 Timothy 4:1-2 

Monday Morning, June 10, 1996 

10:30 a.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

THE EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR ALL CLERGY IN FULL CONNECTION 
Reeves Auditorium, Metiiodist College 
Bishop C. P. Minnick, Jr. Presider 
Opening Hymn (553) - And Are We Yet Alive 
Passing of the Character of the Clergy 

Report of the Board of Ordained Ministry William W. Sherman Jr 

Closing Hymn 
Benediction 

Organist-Ke\An Kerstetter, St. Mark's GMC, Raleigh 

10:30 a.m. - Riddle Center 

THE GATHERING FOR ALL LAY MEMBERS 
March F. Riddle Center, Methodist College 
Gwen Henderson, Presider 
Opening Hymn 
Devotional 

^"^"*^*'°" Gwen Henderson 

Assisted by Conference Lay Leader 

United Methodist Youth President Will C. Simpson III 

Gnited Methodist Women President Jeanne Rouse 

Gnited Methodist Men President Samuel C. Hodges, Jr 

Board of Diaconal Ministry Chairperson Denise C. Waters 

Announcements 
Dismissal 

Monday Afternoon, June 10, 1996 

Mcnda y- Summer 

VISION: DISCIPLES FOR ALL SEASONS 

Disciples of Jesus Christ are called to a life of faithfulness in all seasons. 

1 :25 p.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

THE COMMUNION SERVICE 

Bishop C. P. Minnick, Jr., Celebrant 

Bishop Paul A. Duffey, Preacher 



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Brief Recess 
Plenary Session 

Calling the Conference to Order Bishop C. P. Minnick, Jr. 

Organization of the Conference 

1. Roll Call and Motions of Order James H. Coile 

2. Committee on Conference Rules Charles M. Cook 

Board of Ordained Ministry William W. Sherman, Jr. 

Board of Diaconal Ministry Denise C. Waters 

Conference Committee on Nominations Robert L Baldridge 

Election of Conference Officers: 

Conference Lay Leader 

Conference Secretary 

Conference Statistician 

Conference Treasurer/Business Manager 
Report from General Conference and 

Endorsement of Episcopal Candidate Cashar W. Evans, Jr. 

Committee on Episcopacy Cashar W. Evans, Jr. 

Introduction to Council on Finance and 

Administration Report William C. Simpson, Jr., J. Allen Morris, Jr. 

Laity Report Gwen Henderson, Samuel C. Hodges, Jr., 

Jeanne Rouse, Will C. Simpson III 

4:30 p.m. (Order of the Day) 

LAY PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD 
Closing Hymn 
Benediction 

Monday Evening, June 10, 1996 

VISION: SET APART FOR ALL SEASONS 

Ordination and consecration differ from general ministry in that one is 
duly called, prepared, examined, ordained, consecrated and authorized to a 
representative ministry on behalf of the whole people of God. This opportunity 
in one's life is a call to minister to people in a constantly changing world. 

7:30 p.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

CONSECRATION OF DIACONAL MINISTERS AND 

ORDINATION OF DEACONS AND ELDERS 

Bishop C. P. Minnick, Jr.,Presider/Bishop Roy C. Clark, Preacher 

(See Worship Bulletin) 

Tuesday Morning, June 11, 1996 

Tuesday - fall 

VISION: SERVANTS FOR ALL SEASONS 

"Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God's 
mysteries" (1 Corinthians 4:1). Jesus reminds us continually that he came to 
serve and not to be served. 



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7:30 a.m. - HOLY COMMGNION IN HENSDALE CHAPEL 

Walter E. McLeod, Leader 
8:25 a.m. - Reeves Auditorium 
Opening Hymn 
8:30 a.m. - BIBLE STUDY Bishop Minnick 

Plenary Session 

Conference Council on Ministries Robert L. Baldridge 

Commission on Health and Human Services Roger D. Cope 

Action on Report of the Committee on Nominations .... Robert L. Baldridge 
Task Force on Unfunded Pension Liability Edward F. Hill II 

1 1 :00 a.m. (Order of the Day) 

ALL SAINTS CELEBRATION - MEMORIAL SERVICE 

Bishop C. P. Minnick, Jr., Presider/Dr. John K. Bergland, Preacher 

(See Worship Bulletin) 

12:00 Noon (Order of the Day) 

Adjournment for Board of Pensions Luncheon for Retirees 

Tuesday Afternoon, June 11, 1996 

1:25 p.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

Opening Hymn 

Prayer 

The North Carolina Conference Partners in Caring Jerry T. Smith 

Hymn Sing (Time Permitting) 

Plenary Session 

2:00 p.m. (Order of the Day) 

Celebration of Clergy Life 

Clergy Retiree Recognition Woodrow W. Wells, Jr. 

Board of Pensions Woodrow W. Wells, Jr. 

The United Methodist Publishing House Lou Braswell Jennings 

Commission on Equitable Compensation Robert E. Bergland 

Ministers' Moving Expense Committee Mary Plummer 

Joint Committee on Disability Samuel W. Loy 

Peru Covenant Report Mark W. Wethington 

Task Force on Ministries to Women in Crisis Pregnancies and 

their Unborn Children Jimmie B. Shuler 

Report of Committee on Resolutions and Reference Alan P. Swartz 

Closing Hymn 

Benediction 

Tuesday Evening, June 11, 1996 

7:30 p.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

CELEBRATION OF THE MINISTRY OF 

BISHOP AND MRS. C. P. MINNICK, JR. 

Cashar W. Evans, Jr., Chairperson 

Committee on the Episcopacy 



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Wednesday Morning, June 12, 1996 

Wednesday - Winter 

VISION: STEWARDS FOR ALL SEASONS 

Followers of Christ make a covenant to give faithfully of time, talents, 
gifts and service. 

7:30 a.m. - HOLY COMMGNIOM IN HENSDALE CHAPEL 
Laura G. Early, Leader 

8:25 a.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

Opening Hymn 

8:30 a.m. - BIBLE STUDY Bishop Minnick 

Plenary Session 

Insurance Committee H. Gray Southern 

Conference Board of Trustees Jerry Lowry 

Conference Statistician George D. Speake 

Conference Plan of Inclusiveness George W. Johnson 

College Scholarship Awards Beth Norris 

11:00 a.m. (Order of the Day) 

WORSHIP SERVICE 
Bishop Roy C. Clark, Preacher 

Wednesday Afternoon, June 12, 1995 

12:00 Noon - 1:15 p.m. 

OUTDOOR PICNIC 

(Lunch on the Grounds) 

Richard L. Hanse, Coordinator 

1:25 p.m. - Reeves Auditorium 

Plenary Session 

Presentation of Awards 

Presentation of Charters to New Congregations David E. Brownlee 

Bishop's Award of Excellence in Scouting Stephen C. Compton 

Francis Asbury Award Edward F. Hill II 

Denman Evangelism Awards Ecwood C. Lancaster 

Key Taylor Town and Country Mission Award Hope M. Ward 

Saints of God Stewardship Award Douglas L Byrd 

Significant Effort to Improve Race Relations Awards . . Samuel H. Brown 

Christian Unity Award M. Claire Clyburn 

Assessibility Grant Thomas L. Walden 

Committee on Handicapping Conditions Award .... Thomas L. Walden 

Society of St. Andrew Award Julia Webb-Bowden 

Board and Agency Chairperson Recognition Bishop Minnick 

Report of Committee on Resolutions and Reference Alan P. Swartz 

Council on Finance and Administration Report and 

Decision on Budget William C. Simpson, Jr. 



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Committee on Minutes n^wU n Pofoc 

ao"sitCr^" °^""'^"°" ■'■'■■■■■■■ -Randal, t ^a^lS 

Benediction 

Organist for Plenary Sessions-Kevin Kerstetter, St. Marks GMC, Raleigh 

Wednesday Evening, June 12, 1996 

VISION: SINGING FOR ALL SEASONS 

In worship we encounter the liuing God through the risen Christ in the 
power of the Holy Spirit. It is through this corporate worship that we are 
empowered to be the faith community in our struggling and beautiful world. 

7:00 p.m. - Reeves Auditonum (7:00 Pre-Service Music, 7:30 Program Begins) 

WORSHIP SERVICE 
Bishop Paul A. Duffey, Preacher 

Thursday Morning, June 13, 1996 

Thursday - Sprino 

VISION: SENT FOR ALL SEASONS 

Enriched by the gathering, Christ scatters us to be his words of hope and 
promise to all who are in need. ^ 

7:30 a.m. 

RUN /WALK FOR HUNGER/HUMAN NEED 
^ „- Randall G. Maynard, Coordinator 

9:30 a.m. - Reeves Auditorium 
Opening Hymn 

THE LOVE FEAST 
Troy J. Barrett, Presider 

D • fo Organist for The Love Feasf-Laura Davenport, First CMC, Wilson 

Brief Recess 

|ndu*gZrship%ndSendin-g Forth' : i!! i! .'i ! ^^ '/l^ 

Closing Hymn (672) - God Be With You Till We Meet Again ' ^ 

Benediction 

Adjourn 



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ROY C. CLARK 

Retired Columbia Area Bishop 



PAUL A. DUFFEY 
Retired Louisville Area Bishop 




JAMES H. COILE C. P. MINNICK, JR. JACK L. HGNTER 

Conference Secretary Raleigh Area Bishop Sanford DS Host 





M. ELTON HENDRICKS 
Methodist College President 
Conference Host 



MICHAEL W. SAFLEY 

Local Committee on 

Entertainment Chairperson 



127 Conference Rules 

RULES OF ORDER AMD PROCEDURE 
Section I: Rules of Order 

1 . Robert's Rules of Order shall apply to any situation not covered by these rules. 

2. A member may speak out only once on any one motion until all who desire to speak 
have done so; and then he/she may speak only one additional time. 

3. The chairperson of an agency (or someone designated by him/her) shall be allowed 
to speak last on his/her report even though the previous questions have been 
ordered. 

4. Speeches shall be limited to five (5) minutes except by consent of the Conference. 

5. If any part of these rules conflict with The Book of Discipline of The United 
Methodist Church, the Discipline shall prevail. 

6. The Rules of Order and Procedure for the North Carolina Annual Conference of The 
Gnited Methodist Church shall apply to the Annual Conference as regularly 
scheduled and to all called sessions of the Conference. 

Section 11: Voting 

1. Voting shall be by "yes or no" or by a "show of hands" or by "standing" at the 
discretion of the chair. 

2. A count vote may be ordered or called by any member of the Conference supported 
by one-fifth (1/5) of the members present and voting. The results of a count vote 
shall be printed in the Journal. The chair may call for a count vote if he/she is in 
doubt as to the outcome of the vote. 

3. /Ml votes shall be cast in the bar of the Conference. The bar of the Conference shall 
be determined by the Conference at the beginning of the first session. 

Section ID: Election of Delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conferences 

1 . The election of clerical delegates shall be by secret ballot. (Each person eligible to 
vote shall indicate his^er choice of names for the places ordered by the chair on 
the secret ballot without prior nomination, with balloting to continue until a majority 
is received by sufficient persons to fulfill the needed number of delegates.) 

2. a. Any lay person who is a member of The United Methodist Church of the North 

Carolina Conference who wishes to be a nominee may submit a resume, not 
to exceed 200 words. Resumes may also be submitted on behalf of a 
prospective nominee. 

b. Consent of the nominee should be obtained after the nominee has been 
informed of the duties of a delegate. 

c. Any lay member of the Church may be voted for whether a resume is 
submitted or not. 

d. Resumes should be mailed to the Conference lay leader by April 1 of the year 
prior to the upcoming General and Jurisdictional Conferences. 

e. The list of nominees and their resumes will be prepared and distributed by the 
Conference Board of Lay Life and Work at the District Briefings or be mailed 
with the Book of Reports. 

f. The election of lay delegates shall be by secret ballot as above. Electors may 
vote for any eligible person, whether nominated as above or not. 

3. All votes shall be cast upon the official ballots authorized by the Conference. 

4. Ballots shall be numbered consecutively and only ballots with the number 
announced by the chair shall be valid. Defaced ballots will not be valid. (If a member 
defaces a ballot, he/she may exchange it for a new one at the secretary's desk.) 

5. Each member will place his/her own ballot in the ballot box held by a teller. 

6. Different colored ballots will be provided for lay and clerical members. 

7. The names of persons receiving less than ten votes shall not be reported to the 
Conference. 

8. Five alternates to Jurisdictional Conference shall be elected. 

9. A ballot will be considered invalid in the following cases: 

a. Any electronic ballot which is not marked clearly and darkly with a number 2 
lead pencil. (Any the scanner will not read.) 



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b. More or less than the maximum number of votes permitted on that particular 
ballot. 

c. Voting for a person already elected. 

d. Voting for someone not eligible. 

e. Voting twice for the same person. 
Section IV: Conference Structure 

1 . The Bishop and Cabinet shall determine the size of and nominate the members of 
all Boards, Agencies, Commissions, and Committees authorized by the General 
Conference, the SoutheastemJurisdictional Conference, and this Conference, except 
in those cases where the Discipline or the Annual Conference directs otherwise. 

2. Near the end of each quadrennium, the heads of all Boards, Agencies, Commis- 
sions, and Committees shall submit a list of qualified, suggested nominees to the 
Bishop and the Cabinet for their consideration in the formation of new Boards, 
Divisions, Commissions, and Committees. 

3. Recommendations and nominations shall be subject to the approval of the Annual 
Conference. 

4. a. At the beginning of each quadrennium all Boards, Agencies, Commissions, and 

Committees shall elect their officers only after all their members have been 
notified of the organizational meeting. A member of the Cabinet or the 
Conference Staff (designated by the Cabinet) shall serve as the convening 
officer for the organizational meeting. 

b. All elections in the Boards and Agencies of the North Carolina Annual 
Conference shall be by written, secret ballot of those present and eligible to 
vote. Nominations from the floor may be made. 

c. The presiding Bishop shall be requested to announce the Cabinet assignments 
to the various Boards and Agencies at some point during the Annual Confer- 
ence. 

d. Tenure for membership for all persons on boards, agencies, commissions, and 
committees shall be eight years. 

e. At the end of each quadrennium, an item of business at the annual conference 
shall be the presentation of awards to retiring chairpersons, staff members, and 
such other persons as the board/agency desires to recognize. At this session 
"personal privilege" will not be allowed for plaque presentations. 

5. The membership is to be as outlined in the complete Lay/Clergy Equalization Plan 
found in the latest Journal. 

6. The Conference structure shall be as determined by the charter of the Conference 
Council on Ministries. In addition there shall be a coordinator of ministerial 
relations/administrative assistant to the bishop with such duties and responsibilities 
as determined by the Annual Conference or assigned by the presiding bishop. 

7. The Secretary: The secretary of the Annual Conference shall be elected quadrennia- 
lly, at the first session of the Conference after the meeting of the General 
Conference; and on nominations arising from the floor. 

a. The position of Conference Secretary shall be continued on a part-time basis 
with adequate fijnding provided. 

b. The responsibilities of the Conference Secretary shall be defined as follows: 

1) To fulfill the duties and ftjnctions of the Conference Secretary as adopted 
by The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church. 

2) To edit the Conference Journal. 

3) And such other duties as are stipulated by the Annual Conference. 

a) Provides for the Local Entertainment Committee any necessary 
information pertinent to Conference entertainment, and to provide 
the names and addresses of all persons (guests, delegates, and 
reserves) to be invited and entertained, including early arrivals. 

b) Provides member registration cards with complete information, by 
districts. 



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c) Serves as a member of the Annual Conference Program Committee 
and responsible for the printing and the distribution of the Confer- 
ence Program as planned by the Bishop and the Program Commit- 
tee, also the Book of Recommendations, 

d) Serves as chairman of the Annual Conference Committee on 
Memoirs and is responsible for the compiling and the printing of the 
memoirs and the Memorial Service as prepared by the Bishop and 
the Memoirs Committee, 

e) Arranges with the Local Entertainment Committee plans for all 
special luncheons or banquets, 

Provides a packet for each member with necessary materials, 

including name tags, 
g) Responsible for proper preparation of ordination credentials and 

other documents, and securing the class photos, 
h) Provides necessary office equipment and supplies during Annual 

Conference for the following offices: Bishop, Conference Secretary, 

Cabinet, Cabinet Secretary, Conference Statistician, Treasurer, and 

United Methodist information, 
i) Nominates secretarial staff, assigns and supervises their work, 
j) Compiles list of lay delegates and reserves for Journal, 
k) Serves as editor of Conference Joumal with responsibility for printing 

and distribution, 
I) Keeps accurate alphabetical and chronological rolls of ministers, 

including career records, widows and children of ministers, 
m) Provides required statistical information for General Church Agencies, 
n) Serves as Conference archivist and custodian of historical artifacts 

and information of antecedent conferences, 
o) Receives and retains surrendered credentials. 

c. The position of Conference Secretary shall be limited by a tenure of eight 
years, effective at the beginning of the 1972-1973 Conference Year. 

d. Proper provision shall be made in The United Methodist Building in Raleigh for 
the protection and the preservation of all records, historical data, etc. of the 
Morth Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church and (and any 
antecedent conferences) dating prior to the Union of 1939 now being held by 
the Conference Secretary and the Conference Statistician. 

e. Assistant Secretaries: The Secretary shall nominate hisAier assistants and the 
Conference shall elect. 

f. Conference Stenographers: The Conference Secretary shall employ the 
Conference stenographers. 

8. The Conference Statistician: 

a. The position of Conference Statistician shall be continued on a part-time basis 
with those duties stipulated by The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist 
Church, with adequate funding provided. 

b. The position of Conference Statistician shall be limited by a tenure of eight 
years, effective at the beginning of the 1972-1973 Conference Year. 

9. Compensation: The Council on Finance and Administration shall determine, subect 
to the approval of the Conference, the compensation given officers for their services 
and also, the method and amount for meeting expenses of said officers. The 
Conference treasurer shall pay these amounts. 

1 0. The Conference Lay Leader: The Conference Lay Leader shall be elected quadrenni- 
ally, at the first session of the Annual Conference following General Conference on 
nomination by the Bishop and Cabinet and the Executive Committee of the Board 
of Laity. Should the vacancy occur at any other time it would be filled by the same 
procedure. The Conference Lay Leader shall serve as the chairperson of the Board 
of Laity. 



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1 1 . Committees and Boards: 

a. The Conference Board of Trustees shall meet periodically at times and places 
designated by the Board at least twice a year. The annual meeting shall be held 
either at Annual Conference or within 30 days prior thereto. 

b. There shall be a Program Committee of the Conference consisting of the 
resident Bishop, the Conference secretary, the host district superintendent, the 
chairperson of Local Committee on Entertainment, the Conference lay leader, 
the Conference president of the CJMM, GMW, the GMY, and the director of the 
Conference Council on Ministries. They shall determine the compensation and 
expense for invited speakers and this shall be paid from the Conference 
expense fund. 

c. There shall be an Entertainment Committee composed of three ministers and 
three laypersons. The Committee shall be elected at the session of the Annual 
Conference after the meeting of the General Conference. The Committee shall 
receive invitations and recommend to the Annual Conference the place and 
method of entertaining the Annual Conference. A local church or other 
institution may host the Annual Conference upon acceptance of the invitation 
of the Annual Conference. 

1) When no invitation has come from the local church or other institution, 
the Annual Conference will be held at Methodist College and North 
Carolina Wesleyan College on alternating years (held at Methodist College 
until Wesleyan has an auditorium). 

2) The Cabinet will designate a district each year on a rotating basis as the 
host district (when the Conference is held at Methodist College and North 
Carolina Wesleyan College) which will be responsible for ushers, flowers, 
and other related items of hospitality. 

d. There shall be a Committee on Memoirs composed of the Conference 
secretary, and the district superintendents. They are charged with the 
responsibility of providing for all details of the memorial service. The Confer- 
ence secretary shall serve as its chairperson. 

e. There shall be a Committee on Daily Minutes elected each year to examine the 
daily minutes of the sessions of the Conference and report to the Conference. 

f. There shall be a Committee on Appeals appointed quadrennially, composed of 
five members whose duties shall be to hear appeals from the decisions of the 
several District Boards of Church Location and Buildings, or any other 
questions that may properiy come before it. 

g. There shall be a Committee of Rules which shall provide to the Conference a 
document of Rules of Order and Procedure and the policies and standing rules 
and structure that the Conference from time to time shall adopt for its 
functioning. This document shall be presented to each Annual Conference. 

h. There shall be constituted a Committee on Courtesies and Introductions 
annually, at the first session of the Conference. 

1. There shall be a Committee on Resolutions and Reference which shall schedule 
all resolutions for consideration by the Annual Conference, including resolu- 
tions from boards and agencies printed in The Conference Program, Recom- 
mendations and Reports. This scheduling will not constitute a 
recommendation for approval, disapproval or referral of such a resolution. Any 
resolution not in Conference publications will be reviewed by this committee, 
which shall recommend to the Annual Conference approval, disapproval, or 
referral to another board or agency. With each report the committee shall state 
the rationale for the recommendation. 

j. There shall be a North Carolina Conference Board of Institutions, Inc. which 
shall have the responsibility, upon consultation with the Conference Commis- 
sion on Higher Education and Campus Ministry, the Conference Commission 
on Health and Human Services, or the Conference Commission on Outdoor 



131 Conference Ru les 

and Camping Ministries, as appropriate, for nominating and electing forty (40) 
percent of all voting members of each of the boards of trustees of the affiliated 
institutions with the exception of The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. The 
North Carolina Annual Conference shall elect the trustees of the North Carolina 
Annual Conference Board of Institutions, Inc. in staggered four-year terms. 
(See 1992 Journal, page 320.) 

12. No person may serve on more than one board of trustees of an institution to which 
trustees are elected by the Conference. 

Section V: Financial Administration 

1. The Conference treasurer and all others receiving and disbursing funds from our 
Conference shall be required to make audited statements annually, and to print the 
same in the Journal. 

2. The Council on Finance and Administration shall present the budget for adoption 
by the Annual Conference only after all other committees, commissions, boards, and 
agencies having claims on the budget have presented their report. 

3. Each district superintendent shall furnish the Conference treasurer as early as 
possible following the completion of the Charge Conferences an official copy of the 
amounts budgeted by each local church for Conference apportionments; and a 
schedule of salaries of clergy as budgeted shall be sent to the presiding bishop. 

Section VI: Reports, Resolutions, Motions, and Amendments to Reports 

1. All reports, recommendations, and resolutions to be included in the Book of 
Recommendations shall be sent to the Conference secretary, typewritten or in some 
other form acceptable to the Conference secretary, on or before the date approved 
for such by the Council on f^inistries and published in the Conference calendar. 

2. Resolutions presented to the Annual Conference, other than those printed in 
conference publications, shall be submitted in writing to the Conference secretary 
with copies for all members of the Annual Conference. Such resolutions shall be 
presented to the Annual Conference on one day and considered the next day. A 
resolution is considered "presented" to the Annual Conference when it is distributed 
in Conference publications or distributed to members on the floor of the Annual 
Conference after authorization by the Conference secretary and chairperson of the 
Committee on Resolutions and Reference. All copies distributed shall indicate the 
source of the resolution. No resolution shall be distributed later than the second 
night of the Annual Conference session. All resolutions shall be referred to the 
Conference Committee on Resolutions and Reference. The committee shall report 
to the Annual Conference daily. 

3. Motions presented to the Annual Conference and amendments to motions shall be 
in writing and placed in the hands of the Conference secretary prior to or when 
presented or immediately following. 

4. Any report, recommendation, resolution, or motion requiring funding over and 
beyond the Conference budget as presented by the Council on Finance and 
Administration shall be submitted in writing to the Conference secretary with copies 
for all the lay and clergy members of the Conference. Such report, recommendation, 
resolution, or motion shall be presented to the Annual Conference on one day and 
considered the next day. No such report, recommendation, resolution, or motion 
shall be distributed later than the second night of the Conference. All such reports, 
recommendations, resolutions, or motions shall be referred to the Conference 
Council on Finance and Administraton. 

Section VII: Pastor's Report to the Annual Conference - Statistics 

1 . Final remittances for the current calendar year shall be made to the Conference 
Council on Finance and Administration. 

2. Each table of the report shall be filled out by individual churches. 

3. Table II shall be made out in even dollars only. 



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4. Tables I and II shall be printed in the Conference Journal with individual church 
reports and charge totals as compiled by the Conference statistician from the 
pastor's reports. 

Section VID: The Conference Journal 

1. The Conference secretary shall be charged with the responsibility of editing and 
making contracts for the publication of the Conference Journal, in keeping with 
regulations of the General Conference and of the Southeastern Jurisdictional 
Conference. The editor shall have full authority to condense reports, memoirs, and 
other papers when necessary. 

2. One complimentary copy of the Conference Journal shall be sent to each of the 
following: the Conference claimants, lay members of the Conference boards, the 
educational and church-related institutions of the Morth Carolina Conference, and 
lay members of the Annual Conference. The Conference secretary shall have 
discretionary authority to send copies to such other institutions and agencies of the 
General Church as he/she may deem advisable. Three copies shall be sent to each 
pastor without charge. All other copies shall be sold at $10.00 each. Monies 
accruing from the sale of the Journal shall be deposited v/ith the Conference 
treasurer and credited to the Journal Account. 

3. That the Conference shall publish a one volume Journal of the North Carolina 
Annual Conference each year. 

Section DC: Districts 

1 . The number of districts shall be twelve. 

2. Any motion to change the number of districts must be presented in writing, and 
must be considered no sooner than the day following its introduction. Any change 
in the number of districts shall be approved at one annual conference to take effect 
at the next annual conference. 

3. A district conference may be held annually in each district. 

4. The district president, sub-district presidents, and the local church presidents of the 
Gnited Methodist Youth Fellowship shall be delegates to the District Conference, in 
addition to those named by the 1 972 Discipline. 

5. The district lay leaders shall be elected annually by the Annual Conference on 
nomination of the district superintendent and the Conference lay leader. 

Section X: Displays at the Annual Conference 

Display tables and similar matters shall be allocated by the Conference secretary only to 

those agencies directly related to or a part of the North Carolina Annual Conference. 

Section XI: Amendments 

These rules of order and procedure may be amended by a two-thirds vote on the next 

day after a proposed amendment has been presented in writing. 

Section XII: When the Rules Become Effective 

These rules of order and procedure of the North Carolina Annual Conference shall 

become effective immediately upon passage by the vote of the majority of the 

Conference. 

Charles (Chuck) M. Cook, Chairperson 
James H. Coile, Secretary 



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JCXJRNAL OF PROCEEDINGS 
(Daily Minutes) 
EXECCmVE SESSION 
OF THE 1996 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Monday, June 10, 1996 

Executive Session for All Clergy in Full Connection: Bishop Minnick called the 
executive session to order at 10:30 am, opening with the hymn "And Are We Yet Alive." 
He led the clergy in reading Psalm 121 responsively and in the prayer of Ignatius Loyola. 
After welcoming the members of the executive session, Bishop Minnick called for passing 
the character of the clergy in accordance with 11705.6 of the Book of Discipline. Bishop 
Minnick reminded the Executive Session that all clergy are in a covenant relationship that 
provides mutual support and comfort to each other in good times and in bad, stating that 
we enjoy both a covenant of accountability and a covenant of joy. The Bishop explained 
that the passing of the character of clergy refers not to whether or not the clergy are 
entirely blameless but regards any unresolved charges. He invited all clergy to find 
someone near them, join hands with that one person, and share in prayer, each with the 
other. The Doxology was then sung. 

Bishop Minnick reported that the district superintendents are blameless in character 
and in administration of their office. 

The Bishop called for the district superintendents to report on the character of the 
clergy. In the Raleigh District there was one report of charges having been made which 
was dealt with in accordance with the Book of Discipline. Information about this may be 
found in the minutes of the Board of Ordained Ministry. The Sanford District 
Superintendent reported one complaint in process in accordance with the BooA: of 
Discipline. This may also be found in the minutes of the Board of Ordained Ministry. In 
the event that further action is necessary, the Executive Session will be notified. 

With the exception of the one pending complaint, the Executive Session passed the 
character of the clergy in all districts. 

Report of the Board of Ordained A%ustry: Bishop Minnick asked the members of the 
Board of Ordained Ministry to stand and be recognized. 

Bishop Minnick called on Reverend William W. Sherman, Jr., chairperson of the 
Board, to present the report. Reverend Sherman stated that the Joint Review Committee 
had been eliminated by action of General Conference. Henceforth, the Board of Ordained 
Ministry will deal with issues pertaining to administrative charges. The Committee of 
Investigation will deal with matters pertaining to character. Sherman moved the election 
of the Administrative Review Committee. These were elected. 

Sherman made several corrections to the printed report. He directed the clergy's 
attention to the disciplinary questions which were approved by a show of hands. Sherman 
asked for passing of Question 26.b dealing with affiliate members. This required a 2/3 
majority vote. Bishop Minnick asked for those listed to stand and be recognized. They 
were approved by more than the required 2/3 vote. 

Sherman read Question 28, dealing with probationary membership. Bishop Minnick 
asked the candidates to stand before the Conference as their names were read. The 
probationary members were approved unanimously and greeted with applause. 

Regarding Questions 27 and 31 , the Bishop asked those who were to be elected as 
associate members and members in full connection to come forward and stand before 
the Annual Conference. Bishop Minnick asked the historic questions to candidates for 
associate membership and membership in full connection with the Annual Conference. 
Each of the candidates responded with appropriate answers. The Bishop called for the 
election of the associate members and they were unanimously elected. 

Bishop Minnick called for the election of those listed for full membership in the 
Conference and they were elected. /Ml were welcomed with applause by the Executive 
Session of Annual Conference. 

Reverend William R. Rudd, Clinton Circuit, asked a question regarding his transfer 
from the Kentucky Conference. This was referred to the board. Regarding Question 47, 



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deceased clergy and spouses, the Executive Session rose and observed a moment of 
silence in recognition of those who had died. 

Reverend Sam Loy reported on Question 53, regarding disabled clergy. Those listed 
in Question 53. a were presented for disability leave. Some of those listed needed to 
complete all of the necessary administrative tasks to fulfill the requirements of the Board 
of Pensions. Bishop Minnick called for a vote and they were approved. 

Question 54, concerning what members in full connections have been retired, the 
Bishop asked those retiring to stand and receive the applause of the Executive Session. 
Their retirement was approved. Regarding Questions 55 and 57. a, the retirement of 
associate members and local pastors, those listed were approved. Bishop Minnick 
recognized those who serve in appointments beyond the local church within the United 
Methodist system and otherwise. These were recognized and applauded by the Executive 
Session. 

Sherman moved the approval of the report as a whole. Reverend Ruth Harper, the 
Wilmington District Superintendent, requested that those associate members who are 
retiring also be allowed to stand and be recognized, and they were. The Executive Session 
was asked to stand to indicate its approval of the report of the Board. 

Adjournment Bishop Minnick recognized the work of Dr. Belton Joyner as the 
conference staff representative to the Board of Ordained Ministry. The Bishop led the 
Executive Session in the Wesley Covenant Prayer, after which the Executive Session was 
adjourned. 

ORIENTATION FOR LAY MEA^ERS 

OF THE 1996 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Monday, June 10, 1996 

Greetings and Introductions: Ms. Gwen Henderson, Conference lay leader, greeted 
the assembled laity at 10:30 am in the March P. Riddle Center at Methodist College in 
Fayetteville, and told them of a change in format for this orientation. She called it "A 
Time of Celebration" tied together by inspirational and celebrative music. It began with 
an opening song fest led by Mr. Harold Jacobs, diaconal minister, and Ms. Elizabeth 
Moore, accompanist. 

The laity was then treated with a presentation by the Celebration Singers (Youth 
Group) from First GMC of Griffin, GA, under the direction of Mr. Allen Benson. The group 
consisted of 40 young people who were on tour. Their splendid performance was 
interspersed with laity reports and announcements. 

Orientation: During this time of celebration the 1 2 district lay persons of the year 
were presented by the district lay leaders or district representatives. Mr. Cashar W. Evans, 
Jr., chairperson of the General Conference and SEJ Conference delegations, brought 
brief remarks and indicated his complete report would be given during the plenary 
session. Mr. Will C. Simpson 111, UMY president, Mrs. Jeanne Rouse, GMW president, Mr. 
Samuel C. Hodges, Jr., GMM president, and Ms. Denise C. Waters, Board of Diaconal 
Ministry chairperson, were introduced and brought brief remarks. "First Timers" at Annual 
Conference were recognized and former Conference lay leaders also were recognized. 

Appreciation: Henderson spoke of her appreciation for the last four years as 
Conference lay leader, and of those who had supported her and assisted her on behalf 
of God's purpose for our Conference and The United Methodist Church. 

Adjournment: Henderson called for questions and announcements. Following several 
comments from the assembly, she adjourned the meeting. 

FIRST DAY, AFTERNOON SESSION, Monday, June 10, 1996 

Opening Communion Service: Bishop C P. Minnick, Jr., celebrant, and Bishop Paul 
A. Duffey, preacher, led the congregation in singing at 1:25 pm, followed by Holly 
Communion for all Annual Conference members and visitors. 

Plenary Session: Bishop Minnick called the Conference to order at 3:04 pm for the 
opening session of Annual Conference following the communion service. 



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Organization of the Conference: Reverend James H. Coile, Conference Secretary, 
made the following motions: "I move that the Bar of the Conference be the main floor 
and the stage of Reeves Auditorium... 1 move that the records of the registrars at the 
registration tables be the official roll of the Conference... I move that the program in The 
Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports, 1996, be the official program and 
agenda of the Conference, with the understanding that the agenda may be amended 
from time to time by the presiding Bishop as necessity and expediency may require... I 
move that persons appearing on the agenda who are not members of the Conference be 
granted the privilege of the floor... I move that the Staff Members and Committee 
Members which are listed on pages 7 and 8 of The Conference Program, Recommend- 
ations and Reports, 1996, be elected." All motions passed. 

Report of Committee on Conference Rules: Reverend Charles Cook, chairperson, 
presented the conference rules from the Committee. They were approved without 
changes. 

Report of Board of Ordained Ministiy: Reverend William W. Sherman, Jr., reported 
for the Board of Ordained Ministry. Sherman spoke of the need for persons to answer the 
call to ministry. Sherman presented two candidates for probationary membership who 
were not present during the morning Executive Session. Thomas Willard Newman and 
Peter George Singletary were invited to come forward. The Bishop called for a vote by 
only clergy members in full connection. The candidates were elected. 

Sherman presented persons who were transferring into this Conference from other 
conferences. He advised the Conference that the recent changes to the ordination 
process enacted by the General Conference would be reviewed by this Conference to see 
how they can best be implemented. 

Report of Board of Diaconal AAinistiy: Ms. Denise Waters presented the report of the 
Board of Diaconal Ministry. She spoke of the diaconal ministers who are transferring into 
this Conference and introduced three candidates for consecration as diaconal ministers 
during the evening service. The three candidates were Alice Kirkman Kunka, Kimberly 
Strong Lamb, and Anna Gail Dixon Workman. They were approved. 

Waters described the changes in consecration of diaconal ministers. She stated that 
the Board would be revising its approach in accordance with the legislation of General 
Conference. Waters described the work of diaconal ministers as always oriented toward 
the ministry itself rather than on the interpretation of the status of the diaconal minister. 

She referred to Question 61 on page 40 of The Conference Program, Recommend- 
ations and Reports, 1996 and made revisions in both Questions 61 and 63. She moved 
the adoption of the report as corrected and it was approved. 

Waters expressed her personal thanks to Bishop Minnick for his leadership and 
support. She then presented the Bishop with a humorous plaque of a zebra losing its 
stripes with the caption: "I think it's stress." 

Report of Committee on Nominations: Dr. Robert L. Baldridge presented the 
Conference Committee on Nominations Report. Baldridge explained that the General 
Conference mandated changes to the Charter of the NC Conference Council on 
Ministries. The Committee on Communications has been changed to a Commission. 
Baldridge explained the restructuring of the Conference Council on Ministries. He 
presented a recommendation concerning a long range planning committee which would 
come before the Conference for vote on Tuesday. Baldridge made editorial revisions to 
the Book of Nominations. He referred to pages 30 and following in The Conference 
Program, Recommendations and Reports, 1996, regarding the Conference Council on 
Ministries' calendar. 

Baldridge described some of the features that would be before the Annual 
Conference Tuesday. He referred to pages 35-39 for editorial changes in the Nominations 
Report. He then referred to pages 106-107 regarding the recommendations for Campus 
Ministries. These recommendations which are also before the Western NC Conference 
for vote, are intended to provide more flexibility. 



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Baldridge referred to the section on District Officers and Committees in the Book 
of Handouts. He recommended editorial changes, as well as changes to Question 16, 
concerning changes in district and charge lines. 

Election of Conference Officers: On behalf of the Commission on Laity and the 
Conference Committee on Nominations, Baldridge nominated Mr. Robby Lowry for 
Conference Lay Leader and commended his service as a Rockingham District lay leader 
and active lay person in his local church. He was elected unanimously. 

Reverend Bill Cottingham from Elon College: First GMC nominated Reverend James 
H. Coile for Conference Secretary. The nomination was seconded and he was elected 
unanimously. 

For Conference Statistician, Reverend Ruth Harper, the Wilmington District 
Superintendent, placed in nomination the name of Reverend George Speake. The 
nomination was seconded and he was elected unanimously. 

Dr. Bill Simpson placed in nomination the name of Dr. J. Allen Norris, Jr., for 
Conference Treasurer/Business Administrator. The nomination was seconded and he was 
elected unanimously. 

Report on General Conference: Mr. Cashar W. Evans, Jr., presented the members 
to the General and Jurisdictional Conferences and commended them for their fine work. 
Evans gave specific instances where members of our delegation were serving as chairs 
of committees or elected to serve on commissions implementing changes that will be 
taking placing throughout the denomination. Evans described some of the changes that 
took place and their implications for church administration and polity. He reiterated the 
call from General Conference to the laity of the church to become more actively involved 
in the outreach of the church. He re-emphasized that the mission of the local church is 
to make disciples for Jesus Christ. Evans noted the need for outreach ministries and 
evangelism, both within the bounds of our Conference and in the wider mission of the 
church throughout the worid. 

Endorsement of Episcopal Candidate: Evans commended Reverend Kermit Braswell 
for his work in the Conference both as a pastor and in church administration for the 
Conference. Evans recommended Braswell to the Conference for nomination as our 
candidate for episcopal office at Jurisdictional Conference. Bishop Minnick asked the 
Conference if they would stand to endorse him. Gpon receiving the endorsement of the 
Conference Reverend Braswell and his wife, Alice, came to the platform of the Conference 
where they were warmly greeted. 

Report of Committee on the Episcopacy: Cashar Evans presented the report of the 
Committee on the Episcopacy. Evans reflected on the ministry of Bishop C. P. Minnick 
who will be retiring this September. Evans described the accomplishments of the 
Conference under the 1 2 years of supervision by Bishop Minnick. Evans quoted from two 
letters by Frances Asbury written from Fayetteville, NC. He noted the similarities between 
the successes and frustrations of the church in Asbury's time and our own. Evans 
compared Bishop Minnick in many respects to Bishop Asbury and commended him for 
his integrity and spirituality in all matters pertaining to his administration and leadership. 
Evans invited the Annual Conference to stand and join in prayer for Bishop Minnick and 
his wife, Mary Ann. 

Report of Conference Council on Finance and Administration: Bishop Minnick called 
upon Dr. William C. Simpson, Jr. and Dr. J. Allen Morris, Jr., to present the report from 
the Council on Finance and Administration. Simpson reported on the budget of the 
Annual Conference reflecting on its importance and how it defines the ministry of our 
Conference. The report begins on page 56 of The Conference Program, Recommend- 
ations and Reports, 1996 and the Book of Handouts on pages 15-16. 

Simpson stated that the budget proposed in the Book of Handouts is the one to be 
considered. The amendment to the budget found in the Book of Handouts is due to an 
action by the General Conference adding a new line for Mission Initiative/Focus 2000. The 
line amount is $26,551. He pointed out that on line VII the totals have changed. 



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Simpson described once again the method that is used for determining the 
Conference Budget and stated that we will be voting on the budget on Wednesday. 
Simpson explained that we are voting on a budget which will take effect one and one-half 
years from now. He indicated that the rate of increase for the budget on which we will 
vote is 3.4%. He reminded the Conference that the Annual Conference actually controls 
only 56% of its own budget. The rest of the budget is controlled by such agencies as the 
Board of Pensions and other commitments our Conference has to the General Church. 
He noted that two key committees on finances and legislation at General Conference 
were chaired by delegates from our Conference. Simpson spoke to the issue of meeting 
our unfunded liability for pensions. Since not all Conference churches are paying their 
apportionments, the time it will take to retire the unfunded liability will extend and the 
percentage of the unfunded liability that will come out of the overall Conference budget 
will increase. 

Simpson referred to the increase in the salaries for superintendents. This will be 1/2 
of the rate of increase for minimum salary increases, or approximately 1 .3%. He referred 
to the various sections of the financial policy recommendations in The Conference 
Program, Recommendations and Reports, 1996. 

Simpson presented personal remarks exhorting the Conference to renew the 
commitment to the connectional system and to meet our apportionments as a priority 
of the church. He spoke to the increased liabilities that we incur as a Conference as a 
result of churches not meeting their apportionment commitments, and how this impacts 
not only the ministry of the church but also the burden that falls to others v/ithin the 
Conference, especially to generations that follow. 

Simpson moved the approval of sections 3, 4, and 5 of the report. The motion was 
tabled pending the completion of the order of the day. 

Lay Person of the Year Award: Ms. Gwen Henderson presented the Lay Persons of 
the Year from the various districts of the Conference: Mr. Wes Scarlett from Hillsborough 
GMC in the Burlington District; Mr. William M. DeLuck from Mt. Sylvan UMC in the 
Durham District; Mr. Jesse Basnight from Mt. Carmel GMC in the Elizabeth City District; 
Mrs. Bonnie Lee Kifer Jones from Camp Ground GMC in the Fayetteville District; Mr. 
Jimmie Lee Edmundson from St. Luke GMC in the Goldsboro District; Mr. Steve Bryan 
from Providence GMC in the Greenville District; Mr. Perritt "Frank" Cox from St. Peter's 
GMC in the New Bern District; Mr. Pat Ford from the North Raleigh GMC in the Raleigh 
District; Ms. Christine Gibson from St. John GMC in the Rockingham District; Mr. Fred 
Morton Hight III from Winstead GMC in the Rocky Mount District; Mrs. Donna Aikens 
from Jonesboro GMC in the Sanford District; and Mr. Howard M. "Buck" Norton III from 
Pine Valley GMC in the Wilmington District. The nominees stood and were recognized 
with applause from the Conference. Henderson expressed her appreciation for their work 
and ministry. 

After describing his extensive accomplishments, the nominee for the Conference Lay 
Person of the Year, Mr. Percy "Pat" Ford of North Raleigh GMC was brought forward to 
receive the accolade of the Annual Conference and the award of Lay Person of the Year. 
Henderson presented the award to Mr. Ford, whose family, pastor and district 
superintendent were present to join in the celebration. 

Mr. Ford expressed his appreciation for the award and for the support of the 
leadership of our Conference in working with him extensively in prison ministries. Mr. 
Ford called upon the Conference to recognize those less fortunate, now incarcerated, and 
to offer our help and assistance to them in rehabilitating their lives. 

Continuation of Report of Conference Council on Finance and Administration: 
Bishop Minnick returned to the report of the Committee on Finance and Administration 
and to Dr. Simpson for its presentation. Simpson moved the adoption of sections 3, 4, 
and 5 of the report. 

Reverend J. Quinton Covington, Central Charge, Rockingham District, moved to add 
at the end of line 6, section 3, page 63, the words, "funds raised and paid by the Gnited 
Methodist Men for local and conference benevolences; and the program expenses of the 



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local church." Simpson was recognized to speak against the nnotion. He pointed out that 
the benevolence spending of the GMM is not included in the base for connputation of 
apportionments now. (The perception of the person making the motion was that in order 
for the exclusion to be effective, the Methodist Men's organization had to be chartered.) 
Simpson also spoke against the program section of the amendment stating that it would 
radically revise the formula of apportionments for local churches. The Bishop called for 
anyone who would speak for the motion. As none came forward, the Bishop called for 
a vote on the Covington amendment. The motion failed. 

Reverend George Megill attempted to make a motion dealing with clergy minimum 
salary. Since the amendment had to do with minimum salary calculation, Bishop Minnick 
referred the matter to the time when the report on Equitable Compensation is made. 

Simpson again called for a vote on sections 3, 4, and 5 of the Report of the Council 
on Finance and Administration, and the report was approved. 

Report of Conrunission on Laity: Bishop Minnick called on Ms. Gwen Henderson and 
the Commission on Laity for their report. She invited the Conference laity officers to 
speak. 

Mrs. Jeanne Rouse, United Methodist Women president, reviewed the calendar of 
events involving laity, including study groups and activities. She described the results of 
a survey regarding the structure of the GMW and some of the changes as a result of that 
survey. 

Mr. William C. Simpson 111, president, presented the report for the United Methodist 
Youth of the Conference. Simpson shared his experiences as a part of the GMY and his 
participation in Conference youth events. He described the impact of participation in 
youth events in his life and how they represent turning points and influence it had on 
bringing him to Jesus Christ. He related how his experiences are shared by many youth, 
and the importance of supporting youth activities. 

Mr. Samuel C. Hodges, Jr., United Methodist Men president, described the 
foundations of the GMM and its focus on outreach and ministry. He described the goals 
of GMM for the coming year: to increase the charter groups; to increase the extra mile 
membership; and to increase our support for Meals for Millions, especially through the 
Society of St. Andrew. 

Hodges invited all GMM to join him at the GMM special meal on Tuesday. Hodges 
related that the GMM used to be under the General Board of Discipleship but is now an 
independent commission. Hodges described that this new found independence will 
improve the ability of the GMM to continue in ministry and mission. Hodges 
recommended that any unchartered Gnited Methodist Men's organization should apply 
for a charter as an expression of our connectional ministry. Hodges described the extra 
mile membership of an additional $15 per year, which goes to support the national 
program. Hodges invited all the men to attend the annual meeting in Goldsboro. He 
invited Rouse to join him on the stand for a special presentation. They described a joint 
session that will take place on November 16, 1996. A brochure will be available in July. 

Henderson, reporting for the Commission on Laity, referred to the Report of the 
Laity in The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports, 1996 for review and 
adoption. The report was approved. 

Announcements: James Coile presented several announcements prior to 
adjournment. 

Adjournment: Coile pronounced the benediction, and the plenary session was 
dismissed. 

FIRST DAY, EVENING WORSHIP SESSION, Monday, June 10, 1996 

The Service of Worship for Consecration and Ordination: The principal liturgist was 
Bishop C. P. Minnick, Jr., and the guest preacher was Bishop Roy C. Clark. Special music 
was presented by the Chancel Choirs of Centenary GMC, New Bern, and Saint Mark's 
GMC, Raleigh. Mrs. Denise Conner Waters presented the diaconal ministers for 
consecration, and Reverend William W. Sherman, Jr., presented the deacons and elders 



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for ordination. (For synopsis of the entire service see worship bulletin, A Service of 
Worship for Consecration and Ordination, Monday, June 10, 1996.) 

SECOMD DAY, MORNING SESSION, Tuesday, June 11, 1996 

Bible Study: At 8:30 am, Bishop Minnick led the Conference through a Bible study. 

Pienaiy Session: Bishop Minnick called the session to order at 9:26 am following his 
morning Bible study. Reverend Jim Coile, Conference Secretary, made announcements. 

Reverend Sam Brown offered a resolution to be voted on Wednesday. The resolution 
entitled "Misplaced Congressional Priorities" pertained to the reduction of government aid 
to children while aid to big industry remains high. 

Bishop Minnick then led the Conference in prayer. The Conference members were 
directed to pray with their prayer partners. The Bishop closed the prayer by directing the 
Conference to sing "Have Thine Own Way, Lord." 

Report of the Conference Council on Ministries: Bishop Minnick called Dr. Robert 
Baldridge to deliver the report. Baldridge began by reading the mission of the local 
church paragraph, as approved by General Conference and to be included in the 1996 
Book of Discipline. After stating that the work of the Council is to equip local churches 
to carry out this mission, he listed many achievements to be celebrated since the last 
session of Annual Conference, e.g. increases in church membership, worship and Sunday 
school attendance, mission to Armenia, the starting of four new and thriving churches. 

Baldridge asked Reverend Laura Eariy of the Elizabeth City District to make 
comments about Christian education in the Conference. Eariy outlined many of the 
specific programs she has been implementing in her district. She also described ground 
breaking work in constructing a racially inclusive church in Bertie County. She has been 
a part of that work by organizing and preaching. 

Baldridge directed the Conference's attention both to the Nominations' Book and 
to page 27 of The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports, 1996. A 
revision of the Charter of the Council on Ministries has changed the Committee on 
Communications to the Commission on Communications. This brings the charter in line 
with General Conference rules and changes made in 1996. This vote also included 
changes that were made on Monday. 

The Bishop called for the vote and it was approved. 

Baldridge referred to the recommendation in the Book of Nominations concerning 
a long range planning committee. The members approved the recommendation. 
Baldridge corrected the name of the committee on page 5 in the Nominations Book to 
Committee on Ethnic Local Church Concerns by deleting the word "Minority." 

Rev. Albert Shuler nominated Reverend Shane Benjamin to serve on the committee. 
Baldridge then offered the nominations as they were corrected for approval by the 
Conference. 

The Bishop recognized Reverend Claire Clyburn to make a substitute nomination. 
She referred to the Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns on page 
2, nominating Catherine Johnson to replace Mary Marti Hatch. Reverend Hope Ward 
substituted Pat Lykins for Sandra Lee under the 12 members-at-large section on the 
Commission on Mission and Outreach. The Bishop called for a vote on these 
substitutions. They were approved. 

Reverend Albert Shuler asked to make changes on page 2 of the Book of Handouts. 
Bishop Minnick delayed that change until later. The Bishop called for a vote on the 
nominations. The Conference elected those nominated for boards, commissions, 
committees, and councils for 1997-2000 quadrennium. 

Baldridge referred to nominations for district committees and officers. Reverend 
Albert Shuler was recognized for a substitution on page 2, in reference to the Durham 
District. Under the Board of Church Location and Building, David Woodhouse was offered 
in place of Mark Lykins. Reverend Jim Lee was recognized and he referred to page 3, 
removing one name in his district. He then substituted Mokie Standi for Rex Markham 



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under the Board of Trustees, Goldsboro District. Baldridge offered the amended District 
Committees and District Officers for election. They were elected. 

Baldridge presented the Program Calendar and Advance Specials. The Bishop asked 
for questions, then called for the vote and they were approved. 

Baldridge referred the Conference to the Trustee Nominations for the Methodist 
Retirement Homes, Inc. The Bishop called for the vote and they were elected. Baldridge 
referred to the revisions in the Campus Ministry Handbook which were discussed on 
Monday and presented them for vote. The changes were approved. 

Report of Connmission on Health and Human Services: Reverend Roger Cope spoke 
on behalf of the Commission on Health and Human Services. He introduced Bob and 
Jennifer Kinzer, the executive directors of the Asbury Homes. Cope then introduced a 
video that highlighted the features of the CJnited Methodist Homes, Inc. The focus of the 
video was the Eagle Program, a quality assurance program for health care facilities. Dr. 
Reginald Ponder presented a plaque to the Bishop, and one to Roger Cope, which 
recognized the achievement of excellence in health care facilities under the Eagle 
Program. 

Dr. Baldridge commented on the amount of giving toward the Conference 
apportionments and how a lower level of giving decreases the ability of the Conference 
to provide for programs. Baldridge closed the report of the Conference Council on 
Ministries, departing with applause of appreciation. 

Report of Task Force on Past Service Pension Liability: Reverend Edward F. Hill II 
encouraged the members to read carefully the report found in the Book of Handouts in 
order to understand the financial situation of the unfunded pension claims. Hill stated 
that the committee is still looking at alternate payment options to alleviate this unfunded 
liability. The Task Force did not make a specific recommendation but made a motion to 
continue the Task Force for another year. Discussion and questions followed. 

The Bishop asked the Conference to vote on continuing the Task Force for another 
year. The continuation was approved. 

Resolution on PlanningA-ocation of Future Conference-wide Events: Reverend Clyde 
Denny from Windsor presented a resolution concerning the importance of having 
Conference meetings located closer to the Elizabeth City area. His resolution was 
approved. 

Stage Setting: Bishop Minnick asked for someone from the Annual Conference 
Planning Committee to come forward and explain the symbolism of the stage backdrop 
of Reeves Auditorium. Reverend Chuck Cook, chairperson of the Commission on 
Worship, commented about the painting created for Annual Conference. The Bonsai tree 
motif depicts summer, fall, winter, and spring. Oda Lewis, the artist, is from Wilson. 

Announcements: The Conference Secretary made announcements before a brief 
recess. The Conference was dismissed at 10:45 am to prepare for the order of the day 
at 1 1 :00 am, the Memorial Service. 

All Saints Celebration - Memorial Service: Bishop C. P. Minnick, Jr., presided and 
Dr. John K. Bergland, preached. Special music was rendered by a Bell Choir, and at the 
toll of a bell, family and friends of the deceased lighted candles for each person who had 
died. (For synopsis of entire service, see worship bulletin, The Memorial Service.) 

SECOND DAY, AFTERNOON SESSION, Tuesday, June 11, 1996 

The Tuesday afternoon session of the North Carolina Annual Conference began at 
1 :25 pm with an opening hymn and prayer. 

NC Conference Partners in Caring: The Partners in Caring, chaired by the Rev, Jerry 
T. Smith, held their annual business session. The hymn, "Leaning On the Evedasting 
Arms," was sung as the opening hymn. Reverend Smith called the meeting to order. The 
prayer included the remembrance of those who had passed away in the last year. 

Reverend Henry Lovelace, secretary/treasurer, was asked to give the report. Bishop 
Minnick suggested that the reports be kept to a minimum due to the malfunction of the 
building's cooling system. Lovelace presented the report and moved four items of 



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change: 1) Student pastors are now allowed to be nnembers of the Partners in Caring, 
their call to be only $7. 2) Raise the retired members call to $7. 3) Drop the initiation 
fee. 4) Secretarial fee raised to $200 per call. 

Smith presented each change for vote and they were approved. 

He recognized the trustees and called for the report of the Nominating Committee. 
The current officers were renominated and approved. 

The meeting of the Partners in Caring was adjourned. 

Plenaiy Session: Bishop Minnick opened the afternoon session with comments about 
the return of the retirees. He began with prayer and directed the members to find prayer 
partners and pray for a short time for the retirees and the Conference as it continues its 
work. 

Report of Task Force on Ministries to Women in Crisis Pregnancies and their Unbom 
Children: Dr. Jimmie B. Shuler gave the report on the Task Force. She spoke of 
alternatives in ministries for women with crisis pregnancies and unborn children, and 
introduced members of the committee. The Task Force recommended that a possible 
response to this need be the purchase of a home and staffing for it. This would move the 
Conference into a new ministry. 

The Task Force recommendations were presented for adoption by the Conference. 
Items in this report were presented as recommendations for consideration. 

Reverend Rufus Stark was recognized to speak. He stated that the Methodist Home 
for Children had a potential interest in participating in this type of home. 

The Bishop called for the vote on the report and it was approved. 

Clergy Retiree Recognition: Reverend Woodrow W. Wells, Jr., was recognized by the 
Bishop for the order of the day. The 1996 retirees were Morris L. Barber, John R. Blue, 
Robert F. Bundy, Clingman C. Capps, James H. Coile, Gerald L. Edge, Robert K. 
Eldredge, Joseph C. Glass, Jr., Charles H. Hutchinson, A. Kimsey King, Jr., Maurice L. 
Lancaster, Joe D. Lister, Carleton P. McKita, Horace L. McLaurin, Evander Parnell, Robert 
E. Rattz, William W. Sherman, Jr., Wayne E. Thomas, and E. M. Thompson, Jr. The 
retirees who were present for the recognition addressed the Conference and appreciation 
was expressed to them. 

Report of Board of Pensions: Reverend Woodrow W. Wells, Jr., referred the 
Conference to the Board of Pensions Report. After editorial changes. Report A was 
offered for approval. The Bishop called for the vote and it was approved. 

Wells referred the Conference to Report B. Under Item l.C the current rate of $345 
increased to $356 per service year pension credit. Wells announced that one million 
dollars had been received unexpectedly, which would help with the unfunded liability and 
the pension payment increase. Wells offered Report B for approval. 

The Bishop called for the vote and the report was approved. 

Wells explained Report C and moved the adoption of it. The Bishop asked for 
discussion, after which Report C was adopted. 

Wells referred to Report D, the Ministers' Transition Fund Constitution. He made 
reference to the deadline mentioned in the document. Deadlines have an important effect 
on a year's profit. Jim Coile asked about the difference between the report as printed in 
the Book of Handouts and the report found in The Conference Program, Recommend- 
ations and Reports, 1996. The report in the Book of Handouts is the report to be 
approved. The handout describes the transition fund in terms that are consistent with IRS 
requirements. The Bishop placed the issue before the Conference and asked for 
questions. Dr. Bruce Taylor was recognized to ask a question. The Bishop called for a 
vote on the matter of the Ministers' Transition Fund, Report D. It was approved. 

Report E was placed before the Conference. The Bishop asked for a vote and the 
Conference approved it. Reverend Wells moved the adoption of the entire report of the 
Board of Pensions. It was approved. 

Report of United Methodist Publishing House: Mrs. Lou Braswell Jennings reported 
for the United Methodist Publishing House. She also asked Dr. Belton Joyner to speak. 
Joyner made a short speech in praise of the United Methodist Publishing House and its 



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work in the churches. The Gnited Methodist Publishing House presented a gift of 
$16,832.49 to the Pensions of the NC Conference. Jennings also presented the Bishop 
with some book ends in appreciation for his support of the Gnited Methodist Publishing 
House. 

Report of Commission on Equitable Compensation: Reverend Robert E. Bergland 
presented the report on the Commission on Equitable Compensation. Bergland read 
portions of the report to highlight the disciplinary mandate that is given to his 
commission. Bergland pointed out the salary schedule under Item I.A.I. He moved the 
adoption of section I.A.I, page 70. 

Reverend George Megill was recognized and moved to substitute $27,499 in order 
to raise the minimum salaries for pastors under full-time appointment. This would make 
the raise for a full-time pastor the same dollar amount as the raise for district 
superintendents. There was a second. Reverend Charles Myers spoke to his concern of 
the pressure these increases will add to small church budgets and against the Megill 
motion. The Bishop asked if anyone would speak for the motion. Bergland asked for a 
final word before the vote. Dr. Bill Simpson responded from the Conference Council on 
Finance and Administration. He noted that the Conference budget would not be affected 
very much by salary changes in the Megill motion. The Bishop called for the vote and the 
Megill motion failed. 

Item I.A.I was presented. Reverend Susan Pate-Greenwood spoke of her concern 
that the linkage of the minimum salary to the district superintendents' salary would cause 
animosity within the Conference. She suggested the Commission on Equitable 
Compensation look at other ways to set minimum salary without reference to the district 
superintendent salaries. Item I.A.I was presented for a vote and it passed. 

Section I.A.2 was brought by Bergland for consideration by the Conference. The 
Bishop called for the body to vote and the section was approved. Other parts of the 
report were mentioned and pointed out as information. Bergland moved approval of the 
entire report. Following further discussion, the report was approved. 

Report of Ministers' Moving Expense Committee: Mrs. Mary Plummer presented the 
Ministers' Moving Expense Committee Report found on page 76 of The Conference 
Program, Recommendations and Reports, 1996. Three editorial changes were made. 
After explaining the additions, Plummer moved adoption of the report. The Bishop 
opened the floor. 

After some discussion. Reverend Jerry Lowry offered an amendment to amend 
section II.G to state "one year" instead of "four months." A second was received. The 
Bishop asked for discussion. 

Substitute Amendment Reverend Susan Harsh-Cafferty offered a substitute 
amendment to revise G to read "following the date the expense was incurred." The 
substitute amendment was accepted by the Committee. 

The Bishop asked for the vote on the report. The report was adopted. 

Report of Joint Committee on Disability: Reverend Samuel W. Loy presented his 
report found on page 68 of The Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports, 
1996. Loy moved adoption of the report and it was adopted. 

Report of Task Force on Pern Covenant Dr. Mark W. Wethington, chairperson, 
presented the report and spoke of his theological mission and the theology of missionary 
outreach in Peru. He thanked many people for their support for the mission effort in Peru. 
Wethington offered a tribute to Dr. Frederick Herzog, professor at Duke Divinity School 
who died this past year and who had initiated the covenant with the Peruvian Church. 
Wethington introduced Ms. Rhonda Lee. Ms. Lee, who is currently in training, will be a 
missionary to Peru. 

Ms. Rosa Quevedo of Peru was introduced to bring greetings to the Conference. 
Translation was made by Rhonda Lee. Lee and Quevedo were invited to address the 
Conference. The Bishop asked the Conference if they would approve the report of the 
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Announcements: Bishop Minnick recognized Reverend Herbert Zigbuo, a missionary 
to Liberia. The Conference welcomed Zigbuo with applause. The Conference Secretary 
announced that those who were not planning to walk or to run could give money to the 
Run/walk for Hunger and Human Need. 

Special Privilege: The Bishop granted a point of special privilege to Ms. Rebecca 
Daniel of Vanceboro GMC. She offered a recommendation for making laity more active 
in our pulpits. 

Adjournment The Bishop stood the Conference in recess at 5:09 pm. 

SECOND DAY, TUESDAY EVENING. June 11, 1996 

A Celebration of the AAinistiy of Bishop and Mrs. C. P. Minnick, Jr.: A musical drama 
highlighting the life and ministry of Bishop Minnick was presented along with several 
videos by family and friends. Following the presentation, a reception in their honor was 
held in the Berns Student Center. 

THIRD DAY, MORNING SESSION, Wednesday, June 12, 1996 

Bible Study: Bishop Minnick led the Conference through a Bible Study at 8:30 am. 

Plenary Session: Bishop Minnick called the Conference to order at 9:26 am. He 
asked the members of the Conference to find their prayer partners and prepare for the 
morning session of prayer. He asked that everyone pray that the will of God be fulfilled 
in the Annual Conference. He also asked the people to pray for the individual churches 
that make up the NC Annual Conference. The Bishop ended the prayer time by praying 
the Lord's Prayer. 

Report of Committee on Resolutions and Reference: Reverend Alan P. Swartz 
referred the members of Annual Conference to several resolutions. 

Resolution on Living Our Discipline: Swartz placed the resolution before the 
Conference to be voted on. Bishop Minnick asked for questions and discussion related 
to the resolution. Henry Jarrett, chairperson of the Commission on Church and Society, 
explained the resolution. 

Amendment Reverend Quinton Covington asked for clarification, then made a 
motion to amend the third "Whereas," fourth line, to read "(i.e. death penalty, etc. and 
victim's justice)." The motion was seconded. The Bishop called for discussion. The 
members were asked to vote on the amendment and it was approved. 

Amendment Reverend Kevin Baker moved an amendment. He moved "insertion of 
the words 'general rules...,' into the resolution under 'Therefore be it resolved...,' and 
'Confession of Faith...' be added" to the list of documents pastors present to their 
churches. The motion received a second. Bishop Minnick asked for further discussion, 
then for a vote on the amendment. It was approved. 

Bishop Minnick called for a vote on the amended resolution and it was approved. 

Swartz called attention to a "Resolution on Military Spending" and placed it before 
the Conference. After discussion for and against the resolution, the question was called. 
Upon receiving the required 2/3 vote to stop debate, the resolution was placed for vote. 
The resolution failed. 

Resolution on Repeal of Concealed Weapons Act Swartz called the Conference's 
attention to the "Resolution on the Repeal of the Concealed Weapons Act." Henry Jarrett 
was recognized to speak in favor of the resolution. Reverend Roger Cope was recognized 
to speak against the resolution. Reverend Rufus Stark spoke in favor of the resolution. 
Mr. Tom Perkins from Rose Hill UMC spoke against the resolution. The question was 
called. The Bishop asked for a clarification by the Commission on Church and Society. 
After receiving the required 2/3 vote to close debate, the resolution was supported by 
majority vote. 

Resolution on Misplaced Priorities: Swartz referred the Conference to the "Resolution 
on Misplaced Congressional Priorities." The Committee on Resolutions and Reference 
made several changes in the resolution and submitted those to the Conference on a 
separate sheet. The revised version was placed before the members of the Conference 



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for a decision. Sam Brown spoke in favor of the resolution. He provided explanation and 
clarification. A point of order was raised but was overruled. 

Amendment Reverend Richard Sharp moved to amend by deleting the word 
"Congressional" in the title, then added, "And Be It Also Revolved that we of the 1996 NC 
Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church do pledge to be more sensitive to 
the needs of children, the poor, the old, and those least able to attend to their own 
needs. In so doing, we will faithfully and regularly submit our own tithes and offerings 
through our local churches to help care for some of these needs and we will exhort all 
members of our churches to do the same." The title of the resolution would be 
"Misplaced Priorities." Swartz advised the Bishop that the amendment just made would 
be accepted by the committee. 

Bishop Minnick placed the renamed "Resolution on AAisplaced Priorities" before the 
Conference as amended. 

Reverend Ken Ripley moved to "refer the resolution to the Board of Church and 
Society for further crafting and submission to the next Conference." It received a second. 
The Bishop called for a vote and it was not referred. 

Bishop Minnick then called for a vote on the Misplaced Priorities Resolution and it 
was adopted. This completed the Committee on Resolutions and Reference Report. 

Report of Insurance Committee: Reverend H. Gray Southern, chairperson of the 
Insurance Committee, encouraged prevention by maintaining one's good health. He also 
promoted the health screening at Annual Conference. Southern introduced those 
Conference staff persons who administer the insurance program for clergy. He referred 
the members to the Insurance Report, and also called attention to the sheet that was 
mailed to the members prior to Annual Conference. Southern then explained benefits and 
cost reductions. 

Reverend Milton Gilbert, First Church, Morehead City, made a motion to amend the 
length of insurance coverage after termination of employment. He received a second. The 
Bishop asked if anyone would speak against the amendment. After several questions and 
clarifications, he called for a vote on the amendment. The amendment failed. 

The Bishop returned to the question on Item II.B on page 73. After several questions 
were answered, the Bishop reminded the members of the upcoming order of the day at 
11:00 am. The Insurance Committee was dismissed until the afternoon session. 

College Scholarship Awards: Beth Morris presented the college scholarship awards. 
Brad Mitchell from Garris Chapel UMC in LaGrange received the William Ragsdale 
Cannon Scholarship and will be a preministerial senior at hC Wesleyan. Mitchell 
addressed the Conference. The United Methodist Foundation Annual Conference 
Scholarship recipients were Lorie Bartley of Middlesex who attends Duke Divinity School, 
and Matthew McKay from Pleasant Green GMC in Hillsborough who attends NC 
Wesleyan. Bartley and McKay addressed the Conference. The Blackburn Scholarship 
recipient was Alma Holtzman from Zion GMC in the Raleigh District and she will be 
attending Methodist College. The Conference Student Day Scholarship recipients were 
Ashley Sneed of Franklin Memorial GMC and Wesley Lloyd of Edenton GMC. They will 
attend Louisburg College. In their absence, their pastors accepted the awards for them. 

Recognition of Qergy Spouses: The Bishop recognized the clergy spouses who were 
present. They received applause from the members of the Conference. The clergy 
spouses' annual luncheon was being held on Wednesday. 

Announcements: The Bishop called for several announcements from the Conference 
Secretary. Bishop Minnick recognized Rick Hanse for a comment about the noon picnic. 

Worship and Adjournment Bishop Minnick closed the business session of the 
Conference for the order of the day, the Service of Worship, with Bishop Roy C. Clark 
preaching. The Conference adjourned for lunch with the benediction at the end of the 
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THIRD DAY, AFTERNOON SESSION, Wednesday, June 12, 1996 

Plenaiy Session: Bishop Minnick called the Plenary Session to order at 1 :25 pm. 
Members of the Conference sang "To God Be the Glory" as they prepared for the 
afternoon session. Bishop Minnick asked the members to find their prayer partners and 
begin the afternoon session in prayer. He encouraged the members to offer prayers of 
thanksgiving for all the various ministries of the Conference and for the guidance of the 
Holy Spirit in the afternoon's decisions. 

Report of Conference Board of Taistees: Reverend Jerry Lowry, the Conference 
Board of Trustees chairperson, directed the members to the report found in The 
Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports, 1996. He recognized the trustees 
as well as the staff. Lowry concluded his report, and it was approved. 

Continuation of Report of Insurance Committee: Reverend Gray Southern continued 
his report and explained again the vote that was to be taken. He presented the differences 
between the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Select Co-Pay Program, and the other 
option available in the health coverage. After Southern's explanation the Bishop asked if 
there was any discussion. 

Ms. Rebecca Daniels, Vanceboro, offered an amendment changing 90 days to 18 
months at the pastor's own expense. Southern responded by saying this amendment 
would be taken as a "friendly recommendation" to be studied in the next year. 

Motion to Refer Reverend Rufus Stark made a motion to refer the Daniels 
amendment to the committee for further study. 

The Bishop called for a vote and the motion to refer was passed. The Bishop asked 
the members of Conference to approve the Insurance Committee's report and it was 
approved. 

Report of the Conference Statistician: Reverend George D. Speake, Conference 
Statistician, directed the members' attention to pages 124-125 in The Conference 
Program, Recommendations and Reports, 1996. Speake offered some clarifications and 
celebrations. There was an increase of 753 new members and an increase in Sunday 
school attendance and membership. Bishop Minnick asked the body to approve the 
report, and it was approved. 

Presentation of the Conference Plan of Inclusiveness: Reverend George W. Johnson 
presented this report, and called attention to page 43 in The Conference Program, 
Recommendations and Reports, 1996, in order to walk the members through the "NC 
Conference Plan of Inclusiveness." Johnson laid the document before the body for 
approval. The Bishop asked for discussion and questions. 

Reverend Quinton Covington asked what a congregation who still refuses to accept 
a cross-racial appointment might expect as far as a reaction from the Bishop and 
Cabinet. The Bishop responded that education and prayer would be used to bring them 
to an understanding of the need. Covington also asked for clarification on how the 
$100,000 for the Ethnic Local Church Concerns (ELCC) Committee would be used. 
Would it be raised on a continuing basis and for how long? He asked if another office 
would be established and maintained to administer the concerns of the ELCC Committee. 
The answer to his final question was no, a new office will not be established with new 
staff. The Bishop also stated, in addition, that he did not want to see the fear of having 
a new agency prevent progress in this area of ministry and mission. Covington concluded 
his statement. 

Mrs. Esteen Beavers of Westwood in Goldsboro referred to the first paragraph on 
page 43 and offered an amendment to delete the phrase "or any other criteria..." in the 
first paragraph. The Bishop ruled her amendment out of order. 

Amendment Reverend David Woodhouse was recognized and moved "to delete the 
entire first paragraph of the document." Reverend Johnson informed the Bishop that the 
task force would be willing to delete that paragraph without opposition. It was deleted. 

After further discussion, the question was called. The debate was ended after the 
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Bishop Minnick asked for the vote on the "NC Conference Plan of Inclusiveness," and 
it was approved. 

Reverend Albert Shuler requested an opportunity to speak. He thanked the 
Conference for their support of the plan and informed the Conference that at a 
denominational meeting, it was determined that the "MC Annual Conference Plan of 
Inclusiveness" was the best plan in Methodism. It will be used as a model for others. 
Shuler invited a number of people forward to present them with pins. He reported that 
they had attended a meeting on minority concerns in April and they would be going to 
a special meeting concerning minority concerns in the near future. 

Presentation of Charters to New Congregations: Reverend David E. Brownlee invited 
a number of people to come forward to receive new church charters and to be 
recognized. Cornerstone and Clark Street have not received charters but are making 
remarkable progress. Scott Davis was invited by Brownlee to tell a story from the new 
Harbor GMC, Camille Yorkey Edwards, pastor. Wayne Hicks shared a story from Pinehurst 
GMC, Steven W. McElroy, pastor. Dion Roach and Mary Peacock were invited to come 
forward and tell stories about Christ GMC in Chapel Hill, Raegan V. May, pastor. 

The Bishop was invited to present the charters to these new churches. It was 
announced that Sunset Ridge, Carpenter-Green Level, and Smith Creek are three other 
new churches planned for this coming year. {Editorial Note: Sunset Ridge named 
changed to Sunrise, Carpenter-Green Level name changed to Disciple, and Smith Creek 
name changed to Hope, effective 07/01/96.) 

Bishop's Award of Excellence in Scouting: Dr. Steve C. Compton made these 
presentations. The Gnited Methodist Men's Scout Coordinator presented the awards. Pack 
253, Wrightsville Beach in the Wilmington District, and Pack 347, Queen's Creek in the 
New Bern District, were recognized for their scouting ministry. 

Francis Asbuiy Award: Reverend Edward F. Hill 11, chairman of the Commission on 
Higher Education and Campus Ministry, was asked to make this presentation. Dr. J. /Mien 
Morris, Jr., was awarded the Francis Asbury Award for 1996, recognizing his long-time 
work in Higher Education and Campus Ministry in the NC Conference as well as in the 
general church. 

An additional award was presented to Morris by Dr. James A. Moseworthy, director 
of Annual Conference Relations and Public Policy Programs, the General Board of Higher 
Education and Campus Ministry. This was a Southeastern Jurisdictional award. Morris was 
thanked and congratulated by the Bishop. 

Denman Evangelism Awards: Reverend Eckie Lancaster made the presentation of 
these awards from the Commission on Evangelism. Mr. Tom Walden was asked to come 
forward to receive the Harry Denman Evangelism Award. Walden, a member of Wake 
Forest GMC, coordinates the Lay Witness Mission for the Board of Discipleship. Dr. Sam 
W. Dixon received the second Denman Evangelism Award. Lancaster described Dixon's 
contributions to the MC Conference in the area of Evangelism. 

Key Taylor Town and Country Amission Award: Reverend Hope Morgan Ward 
presented the Key Taylor Award to Shiloh GMC in the Burlington District. The pastor of 
Shiloh, Reverend William A. Haddock, Jr. accepted this award. Ward described the 
church's contributions in various areas of mission and presented a check for $700. 
Haddock then addressed the members of the Conference. 

Saints of God Stewardship Award: Reverend Douglas L. Byrd, executive director, 
Gnited Methodist Foundation, Inc., announced Mr. Tom Chandler, a past president of the 
GM Foundation, as the recipient of the Saints of God Stewardship Award for 1996. This 
is an endowment honoring those who have given lifelong service to the glory of God. 
Byrd described Chandler's many honors and contributions to the area of stewardship 
development. Byrd invited Dr. J. Allen Morris to present the award to Chandler. Chandler 
spoke briefly to the Conference. 

Significant Effort to Improve Race Relations Awards: Reverend Samuel H. Brown, 
chairperson of the Commission on Religion and Race, presented the awards. Reverends 
Edith Cleaves and Benjamin Sharpe, along with representatives from their churches, were 



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invited to come forward to be recognized as recipients of the awards. Gleaves, an African- 
American, was appointed to Resurrection GMC in the Durham District, which is a 
predominately white congregation. Gleaves gave words of thanks to the Conference. 
Sharpe, pastor of Cornerstone GMC in the Fayetteville District, was recognized for starting 
a bi-racial and multi-ethnic congregation. He addressed the Conference. An award was 
also presented to Partners for Humanity, a local Raleigh group of United Methodists from 
several area churches, for their work in race relations. The goal of this group is to work 
together to help create a more inclusive community among Christians in the Raleigh area. 
Reverend Jimmy F. Cummings, associate director of the Conference Council on 
Ministries, accepted the award on behalf of the group. 

Outstanding Ecunnenical Endeavor Award: Reverend M. Claire Clyburn recognized 
two groups: Ahoskie GMC in the Elizabeth City District and the Newton Grove Regional 
Ministerial Association. Reverend W. Kenneth Hall, Sr., pastor of Ahoskie GMC accepted 
the first award. Father Jim Varno of Our Lady of Guadeloupe Church in Newton Grove 
accepted the second award. The Newton Grove Ministerial Association has a strong 
racially inclusive group of ministers. Bishop Minnick offered his congratulations. Reverend 
Hall and Father Varno addressed the members of Annual Conference. 

Accessibility Grant Mr. Thomas L. Walden presented the award to First GMC in Pine 
Level along with a check for $500 to improve its accessibility and to upgrade the church's 
sound system for hearing impaired persons. 

Scxriety of Saint Andrew Awards: Reverend Julia Webb-Bowden presented three 
awards to Cary:First GMC, Pine Valley GMC, and Soapstone GMC youth. Reverend Doug 
Jessee and the Cary Church were congratulated for outstanding financial support. Mr. 
Buck Norton led the teams of Pine Valley which gleaned nearly 2,000,000 pounds of 
produce in the past year. The youth of Soapstone raised $2,000 for the Society of St. 
Andrew. Webb-Bowden thanked Bishop Minnick for his support of the Society of St. 
Andrew and presented him with a tee shirt and a hat. 

Board and Agency Chairperson Recognition: Bishop Minnick presented plaques of 
appreciation to agency chairpersons who have completed their term in office: Samuel H. 
Brown, chairperson of the Commission on Religion and Race; Richard T. Clayton, 
chairperson of the Commission on Education; Roger D. Cope, chairperson of the 
Commission on Health and Human Services; William E. Cummings, chairperson of the 
Committee on Ethnic and Local Church Concerns; William H. Gattis, chairperson of the 
State Commission on Campus Ministries; Gwen Henderson, Conference Lay Leader and 
chairperson of the Commission on Laity; Edward F. Hill II, Chairperson of the 
Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry; Jerry Lowry, president of the 
Conference Trustees; William C. Simpson, Jr., president of the Conference Council of 
Finance and Administration; G. Ronald Patton, chairperson of the Committee on Disaster 
Preparedness; Carson L. Wiggins, chairperson of the Commission on Stewardship. The 
recipients received a standing ovation from the members of the Conference. 

Continuation of Report of Council on FTnance and Administration and Decision on 
the Budget: Dr. William C. Simpson, president, referred to pages 56-57 in The 
Conference Program, Recommendations and Reports, 1996, and noted that The Book 
of Handouts, pages 15-16, contains a revised copy of the budget. Simpson offered words 
of encouragement for meeting the budget in order to effectively accomplish ministry in 
our Conference. He placed the 1998 budget, funds to be raised in 1997, before the 
Conference for a vote. Discussion followed. 

Mr. John Brooks, Edenton Street GMC, moved to amend budget line 36, 
Commission on Christian Gnity and Interreligious Concerns, by increasing it by $16,000. 
The increase would be a contribution to the NC Council of Churches. He provided a 
handout and received a second. Brooks spoke to the motion. He explained the rationale 
and thinking behind the statement on the NC Council of Churches: A Summary of 
Activities, April 1996, which was his handout to the members of the Conference. Bishop 
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Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns budget for the purposes of the NC Council 
of Churches. 

After discussion, the previous question was called. The Bishop called for the vote to 
end debate. The question was called by the required 2/3 vote. 

The Brooks amendment to the budget was put to a vote by the Bishop. The 
amendment was defeated. 

The budget as a whole was offered to the Conference. The Bishop called for 
questions and discussion, after which he returned the attention of the Conference to the 
budget vote. After further discussion, a vote was taken, and the budget was adopted. 

Simpson asked to raise one more point and was given permission. He offered 
further encouragement to the Conference to raise and fulfill budget obligations. 

Report of Conmmittee on Minutes: Reverend Gayla Estes presented the Committee 
on Minutes Report. She read an epic poem as her report from the Committee on 
Minutes. She moved that the Conference approve the minutes that have been read and 
give the Committee permission to review and correct the minutes that will be recorded 
later. The motion was approved. 

Reverend Ken Ripley of Spring Hope in the Rocky Mount District made a motion to 
reconsider the resolution on military spending. The vote was taken and the body decided 
not to reconsider the resolution. 

Motion: Ripley then moved that "the NC Conference request the Methodist Colleges 
within the Conference to consider developing and making available classes or seminars 
appropriate to the continuing education of lay speakers and local pastors." A second was 
received and discussion was called for. The Bishop asked for a vote on the motion and 
it was supported. 

Run/Walk Orientation: Reverend Randall G. Maynard and Reverend Woodrow Wells 
presented a skit to promote the run/walk. They presented the Bishop with $100 as their 
personal sponsorship of him in the run/walk. 

Recognition: Reverend Sid Huggins was recognized and allowed to share two happy 
recognitions. Reverend and Mrs. Em Thompson celebrated their fortieth wedding 
anniversary on June 9, 1996. Reverend and Mrs. A. P. Hill celebrate their fiftieth wedding 
anniversary today, June 12. Both couples were presented with red roses by the Greenville 
District. 

Reverend Rick Clayton, chairperson of the Commission on Education, was 
recognized by the Bishop to address the Conference. Clayton promoted "Windows to the 
Future." 

General and Jurisdictional Pool Elections: Dr. Belton Joyner presented the matter 
of election of the Jurisdictional Pool. These are members of our Conference that may be 
considered to be elected to General and Jurisdictional Boards and Agencies. The list was 
presented and the floor was opened for further nominations. No nominations were made. 
The Bishop called for the election of these persons and they were duly elected. 

Joyner presented nominations to a pool for the Jurisdictional Administrative Council. 
The Bishop called for the vote and those listed were elected. 

Announcements: Reverend Thomas Holtsclaw announced that Dr. Charles E. Brady, 
a member of Tabernacle CIMC in Robbins, will be a crew member on the Space Shuttle 
that will be launched June 20, 1996, at 10:49 am. He asked the Conference to send 
greetings to him and his family. 

Reverend Frank Lloyd encouraged pastors and churches to order their Sunday 
school literature from the Cokesbury Store in Raleigh to help that store and our own 
Conference. 

Motion: Mr. M. L. Jones of Wendell CMC moved that the Conference "Secretary 
include a statement in the Book of Recommendations and Reports urging anyone who 
wishes to amend a report to contact the chairman of the report before the Conference 
and work out a mutually agreeable revision." Reverend Quinton Covington was recognized 
for clarification. Dr. Bill Simpson commented that the motion may not be legal. The 
Bishop ruled it in order, and called for a vote on the motion which was passed. 



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Motion: Reverend Barbara Price, ABLC, asked whether audio tapes could be taken 
when we leave Annual Conference. She moved that the Conference "approve the 
reproduction and distribution of, at reasonable cost, the audio tapes of Bishop Minnick's 
Bible Studies and other worship events from this Annual Conference." The motion was 
seconded. The Bishop called for a vote and it was approved. 

Ms. Rebecca Daniels, Vanceboro GMC, made a motion to request that all pulpits in 
every church be filled every Sunday. She suggested this be done by lay speakers where 
necessary and also with retired ministers. A second was given, and the Bishop asked for 
discussion. 

Motion to Refen Ms. Gwen Henderson was recognized to make a substitute motion. 
She moved "to refer the motion to the Commission on Laity and that the Commission's 
recommendation be reported to the 1997 Annual Conference." The members of the 
Conference voted to refer the matter. 

Personal P'rivflege: Ms. Era Mae Rickman, Southern Pines GMC, was granted a point 
of privilege. She spoke in support of the Ten Dollar Club and encouraged the entire 
membership of the Conference to support it. 

Motion: Reverend Dennis Levin moved "that the boards and agencies of the 
Conference be permitted to fund specific programs of the NC Council of Churches. None 
of the funds so used shall be used for the general support of the Council nor for 
programs in violation of the doctrines or Discipline of The United Methodist Church." 

Motion: Following discussion. Reverend Gene Tyson moved "to table the motion." 
The Bishop asked the members if they wished to table it, and it was tabled. 

Announcements: The Bishop commended the members of the Conference for being 
on schedule. Bishop Minnick informed the members that he was going to read the 
appointments this year. The Conference Secretary was instructed to read several 
announcements. The Secretary noted the Book of Handouts, page 5, contains questions 
that must be approved prior to the adjournment of Conference. This was done. 

Adjournment: The Bishop adjourned the Wednesday afternoon plenary session at 
5:11 pm. 

THIRD DAY, EVENING WORSHIP SESSION, Wednesday, June 12, 1996 

Vision: Singing for All Seasons: This Evening Worship service celebrated the singing 
of our faith with Bishop Minnick as liturgist and Bishop Paul A. Duffey, preacher. A mass 
choir from many churches throughout our Conference presented special music. (For 
synopsis of entire service, see worship bulletin. Vision: Singing for All Seasons.) 

FOGRTH DAY, MORNING SESSION, Thursday, June 13, 1996 

Run/Walk for Hunger and Human Need: The RunAValk for Hunger and Human need 
began at 7:30 am with a large number of participants. Walkers and runners enjoyed a 
breezy trek around the campus of Methodist College. Bishop and Mrs. Minnick were 
among the many who took part in this important event in support of efforts to alleviate 
hunger and human need. (The amount of funds raised 9/1/96 was $39,475.64) 

The Love Feast The Conference joined in a Love Feast at 9:30 am, led by Reverend 
Troy J. Barrett. 

Special Recognitions: After a brief recess Bishop Minnick called the Conference to 
order with the singing of "Blessed Assurance." Bishop Minnick recognized the three 
outgoing District Superintendents: the Reverends Em Thompson, George Johnson, and 
Tom Holtsclaw. He asked them to come forward and receive the appreciation of the 
body. They received a standing ovation. The Bishop commended them as outstanding 
members of the Cabinet. 

Bishop Minnick mentioned he was losing the last of the singing district 
superintendents and suggested that perhaps the new district superintendents would come 
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The three new District Superintendents, Reverends Rodney Hannm, Sid Huggins, and 
Sam Wynn, came forward and were applauded by the Conference. The Bishop welcomed 
them to the Cabinet and commended them for their ministry. 

The Bishop invited Reverend Hope Ward to come forward and assist him in 
presenting a plaque of special recognition to Sam Dixon on behalf of the Commission 
on Missions. Bishop Minnick stated the appreciation was on behalf of the entire 
Conference Council on Ministries as well. 

Ward invited Mrs. Annette Bingham and Reverend Susan Harsh-Cafferty to receive 
plaques of recognition. Bingham received a plaque for her tireless effort on behalf of the 
homeless. Harsh-Cafferty was recognized for her leadership in Volunteers-in-Mission and 
for the Rainbow Covenant. 

Motion: Reverend Brian Wingo made a motion that "each church in the NC Annual 
Conference covenant with African-American churches in their communities, to pray with 
them and offer spiritual support to them in the face of recent fire bombing tragedies." 
The Bishop called for a vote and it was passed. 

Personal Privilege: Reverend Ted Carter came to complete the story presented by 
Reverend Faggart in yesterday's session. He described his warm reception at Reverend 
Faggart's church and Reverend Faggart's warm reception at his church. He commended 
more cooperation across racial and ethnic lines among our churches, especially among 
our pastors. 

Closing Worship and Sending Forth: The Bishop called for the body to rise and sing 
"I Surrender All." The Bishop began the concluding worship and sending forth. As part 
of the worship service, the Bishop read the appointments and the Conference was 
adjourned with the singing of "God Be With You Till We Meet Again." This completed the 
171st session and the final year of episcopacy before retirement for Cariton P. Minnick, 
Jr., as Bishop of the Raleigh Area, North Carolina Conference of the Southeastern 
Jurisdiction of The Gnited Methodist Church. Bishoop Minnick has ser^^ed as the 
episcopal leader of the Raleigh Area for 12 years. 

Adjournment The Conference was adjourned. 

C. P. Minnick, Jr., President 
James H. Coile, Secretary 



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THE BUSINESS OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

The Minutes of the North Carolina Annual Conference held in Fayetteville, North 
Carolina from June 10, 1996 through June 13, 1996. Bishop C. P. Minnick, Jr., 
presiding. Date when organized, 1828. Number of this session, 171. 

ORGANIZATION AND GENERAL BUSINESS 

1. Who are elected for the quadrennium (1111703.6, 716.1): 
Secretary? James H. Coile 

Mailing Address: Post Office Box 10955 

Raleigh, North Carolina 27605 

Telephone: 919/832-9560 or NC Toll Free 1-800-849-4433 
Statistician? George D. Speake 

Mailing Address: Post Office Box 376 

Shallotte, North Carolina 28459 

Telephone: 910/754-4840 
Treasurer? J. /Mien Norris, Jr. 

Mailing Address: Post Office Box 10955 

Raleigh, North Carolina 27605 

Telephone: 919/832-9560 or NC Toll Free 1-800-849-4433 

2. Is the Annual Conference incorporated (11703.1)? No 

3. Bonding and auditing: 

a) What officers handling funds of the conference have been bonded, and in what 
amounts (1111715, 251 1)? Conference Treasurer and all Staff, CFA President, 
Tmstees - $100,000 Blanket Position Bond, $1,000,000 Commercial Blanket 
Bond 

b) Have the books of said officers or persons been audited (1111714, 251 l)?Yes 

4. What conference councils, boards, commissions, and committees have been 
appointed or elected? 

a) Answer Yes or No for each of the councils, boards, commissions, or 
committees listed: 

(1) Council on Finance and Administration? Yes 

(2) Council on Ministries? Yes 

(3) Board of Diaconal Ministry? Yes 

(4) Board of Laity? Yes 

(5) Board of Ordained Ministry? Yes 

(6) Board of Pensions? Yes 

(7) Board of Trustees of the Annual Conference? Yes 

(8) Commission on Archives and History? Yes 

(9) Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns? . . . Yes 

(10) Commission on Equitable Compensation? Yes 

(11) Commission on Religion and Race? Yes 

(12) Commission on the Status and Role of Women? Yes 

(13) Committee on Ethnic Local Church Concerns? Yes 

(14) Committee on Episcopacy? Yes 

(15) Committee on Investigation? Yes 

(16) Administrative Review Committee? Yes 

(17) Joint Review Committee? Yes 

(18) Committee on Ministry to and with Persons with Handicapping 
Conditions? Yes 

(19) Committee on Native American AMnistry? Yes 

b) Indicate the name of the agency in your annual conference which is 
responsible for the functions related to each of the following agencies (11707.1): 



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(1) Board of Church and Society (11728)? 

Commission on Church and Society 

(2) Board of Discipleship (11729)? 

. Commissions on Evangelism, Education, Stewardship, and Worship 

(3) Board of Global Ministries (11731)?... Commission on Missions & Outreach 

(4) Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry (11732)? Same 

(5) Committee on Communication (11726.5b) 

Commission on Communications 

c) Answer Yes or No for each of the following conference or district organizations: 

(1) Conference United Methodist Women? Yes 

(2) Conference United Methodist Men? Yes 

(3) Conference Council on Youth Ministry? Yes 

(4) District Boards of Church Location and Building? Yes 

(5) Committees on District Superintendency? Yes 

(6) District Committees on Ordained Ministry? Yes 

(7) District Councils on Ministries? Yes 

d) What other councils, boards, commissions, or committees have been 
appointed or elected in the annual conference? None 

5. Have the secretaries, treasurers, and statisticians kept their respective records 
according to the prescribed forms (11706.8)? Yes 

6. What is the report of the statistician? . . . (See Sections ill & VI of the Journal.) 

7. What is the report of the treasurer? .... (See Sections III & VI of the Journal.) 

8. What are the reports of the district superintendents as to the status of the work 
v/ithin their districts? (See Sections ill & VI of the Journal.) 

9. What is the schedule of minimum base compensation for pastors for the ensuing 
year (1111441, 722.3)? 

MINISTERS UNDER FULL TIME APPOINTMENT 

(FC, AM, PM, FLP) 1997 

Salary $25,262 

Utilities 2,000 

Total $27,262 

STUDENTS (LOCAL PASTORS OR CONFERENCE MEMBERS) 

Salary $15,720 

Utilities 2,000 

Total $17,720 

10. V/hat amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the conference 
to be raised for the support of the district superintendents for the ensuing year 
(1111711.1a)? $1,009,537 

11. What amount has been apportioned to the pastoral charges within the conference 
to be raised for the support of the pension and benefit programs of the Conference 
for the ensuing year (1111711. Id, 1607)? $2,800,000 

12. What are the apportionments to this conference for the ensuing year: 

a) For the WoHd Service Fund? $1,396,435 

b) For the Ministerial Education Fund? $556,993 

c) For the Black College Fund? $240,522 

d) For the Africa University Fund? $55,780 

e) For the Mission Initiatives Fund? 26,551 

f) For the Episcopal Fund? $350,087 

g) For the General Administration Fund? $99,623 

h) For the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund? $35,097 

13. What is the percentage division between Worid Service and conference benevolences 
for the ensuing year (1171 1.3d)? 

Worid Service? 24% Conference benevolences? 76% 



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14. Conference and district lay leaders (1I1I703.8, 751): 

a) Conference lay leader:Name Mr. Robby Lowry 
Mailing Address: Route 3, Box 254 

Rowland, North Carolina 28383 

b) Associate conference lay leaders: TBE 

c) District and associate district lay leaders: 
BURLINGTON: Mrs. Kathnyn Self 
DURHAM: Ms. Gloria McAuley 
ELIZABETH CITY: Mrs. Beveriy Small 
FAYETTEVILLE: Mr. Randy Harrison 
GOLDSBORO: Mr. Ken Keesee 
GREENVILLE: Mrs. Barbara Matthews 
NEW BERN: Mrs. Carol M. Hood 
RALEIGH: Mrs. Sillar G. Smith 
ROCKINGHAM: Mr. Donald Bonner 
ROCKY MOUNT: Mr. Fred M. Hight III 
SAN FORD: Mrs. Donna Atkins 
WILMINGTON: Mr. David Dorsett 

15. What local churches have been: 

a) Organized (11271)? None 

b) Merged (11112546, 2547)? 

(1) United Methodist with United Methodist 

Name of 1 st church Name of 2nd church Name of merged church 
None 

(2) Other mergers 

Name of 1 st church Name of 2nd church Name of merged church 
None 

c) Discontinued or abandoned (I1 11231, 440.2, 2549)? (State which for each 
church listed.) 

FAYETTEVILLE - Fayetteville Korean discontinued, 6/1/96. 

d) Relocated and to what address? 

RALEIGH: Peace Christian Community meeting site changed from A. E. Finley 
YMCA, 9216 Baileywick Road, Raleigh, NC 27615, to Durant Road Middle 
School, 1041 Durant Road, Raleigh, NC 27615. 

e) Changed name of church? (Example: "First" to "Trinity") 
Former Name New Name Address 

FA: Cliffdale Cornerstone 893 Stoneykirk Road 

Fayetteville, NC 28314 

NB: Carroll Chapel Sneads Ferry: First 305 Lakeside Drive 

Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 

WI: Myrtle Grove Harbor 4701 Wrightsville Ave., Bid. I, 

Wilmington, NC 28403 
Transferred this year into this conference from other United Methodist 

conference(s) and with what membership (111144, 272)? None 

(g) What other changes have taken place in the list of churches? 

ROCKINGH/^M - Roberdel Church changed spelling of name to Roberdell, 

9/95. 

16. V/hat changes have been made in district and charge lines? 

a) District: None 

b) Charge? 

DURHAM - Warren's Grove (256.1) will change from less than full-time to full- 
time station, 6/26/96. 



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ELIZABETH CITY - The Chowan Charge (305.0) will be dissolved making 

Center Hill a less than full-time station and making Chowan: Bethany a less 

than full-time station, 6/26/96. 

FAYETTEVILLE - Fayetteville: Grace (41 6. 1) and Fayetteville: Trinity (427. 1 ) will 

combine to become a full-time two-point charge, 6/26/96. 

GOLDSBORO - The Seven Springs-Bethel Charge (535.0) will be dissolved 

making Seven Springs (535.1) a less than full-time station and making Bethel 

(546.1) a less than full-time station, 6/26/96. 

The Westwood-Ebenezer Charge (542.0) will be dissolved making Westwood 

(542.3) a full-time station and making Ebenezer (542.2) a less than full-time 

station, 6/26/96. 

NEW BERN - Merrimon (710.3) removed from the Core Creek Charge (710.0) 

to become a less than full-time station, 6/26/96. 

Core Creek (710.2) and Tuttles Grove (710.4) will become a two-point full-time 

charge, 6/26/96. 

ROCKINGH/\M - Philadelphia-Cool Spring Charge will be dissolved making 

Philadelphia full-time and Cool Spring less than full-time. 

Beaverdam and Greenlake Charges combine to make a two-point charge 

named Beaver Dam-Greenlake. 

SANFORD - The Glendon Charge (1 108.0) will be dissolved making Carbonton 

a part-time station and making Cool Springs a part-time station, 6/26/96. 

The Mt. Pleasant Charge will change from less than full-time to a full-time 

station. 

The Poplar Springs-Buckhorn-Memphis Charge (1131.0) will be dissolved 

making Poplar Springs-Memphis a less than full-time two-point charge and 

making Buckhorn a full-time station, 6/26/96. 

West End Charge (1146.0) will be dissolved making West End a full-time 

station and making Doub's Chapel a less than full-time station, 6/26/96. 

WILMINGTON - The Whiteville Circuit (1235.0) will be dissolved making both 

Mishop Springs and Peace less than full-time stations, 6/26/96. 

The Rocky Point Charge (1221.0) will be dissolved making both Rocky Point 

and Herring's Chapel less than full-time stations, 6/26/96. 

PART D: PERTAINIMG TO ORDAINED MINISTERS AND LOCAL PASTORS 

17. Are all the clergy members of the conference blameless in their life and official 
administration (1111704.4, 705.6)? Yes 

18. Who constitute: 

a) The Conference Committee on Investigation (112625.3)? 

Principals: Gary E. /Mired, William A. Boykin, E. Ray Brooks, Eldrick Davis, Jo- 
Ann Oulton, Kimberly G. Pollock, Robert S. Shields 
Reserves: /Mbert F. Fisher, Paul Leeland, Carolyn Smith, David Spaulding 

b) The Joint Review Committee (11454. Ic)? None 

c) The Administrative Review Committee (1111448. lb, 454.3b)? 
Principals: Doris T. Fox, Charies K. Morrison, H. Gray Southern 
Reserve: R. Bruce Pate 

19. Who have received the certificate of candidacy for ordained ministry? (1111404, 
405-Include the names of all candidates for ordained ministry who have not 
completed the studies for the license as a local pastor.) 

THIS YEAR 

William Henry /Mien IV Louisburg CC 

Lori M. Bartley Bailey: Pleasant Grove CC 

Joseph Eari Boyd Salter Path CC 

Pollard (Paul) G. Cannon Maysville CC 



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Lily K. Chou 
Julia Dees 
Thomas Denny 
Beverly A. Fitzgerald 
Glen Godwin 
Johanna H. Hancock 
Paul Harris 
James R. Hines, Jr. 
Karen C. Howell 
Jo Anne Jeffries 
Eugene Ray Jenness, Jr. 
William Douglas Lain, Jr. 
Dennis C. Lamm 
Joel Garth Locklear, Jr. 
Joy Reed McVane 
James G. Mentzer 
Jeanne Ross Meal 
Sue Harvey Owens 
Gary Phillips 
Craig A. Richardson 
Bryan Rawls Shaw 
Heather Brooks Stallings 
Lonnie Tingen 
John Gpton 
Clinton Lane White 
REINSTATED 



Elizabeth City: First CC 
North River CC 
Raleigh: Westover CC 
Ocean View CC 
Fayetteville: Salem CC 
Wilmington: Grace CC 
Atlantic CC 
Sunset Park CC 
Hampstead CC 
Southport: Trinity 
Wrightsville CC 
Lea's Chapel CC 
Greenville: St. James CC 
Branch Street CC 
Chapel Hill: Aldersgate CC 
Southern Pines CC 
Graham: Concord CC 
Rosemary CC 
Sanford: Mt. Zion CC 
Simpson: Salem CC 
Greenville: St. James CC 
Wilmington: Grace CC 
Rock Creek CC 
Hillsborough CC 
Lane's Chapel CC 



None 

CONTINGED:(7nc/ude the names of all candidates for ordained ministry who have 
not connpleted the studies for the license as a local pastor.) 



Harold Dean Blackburn, Jr. 
Doris Hines Brunson 
William Marvin Budzinski 
Donald E. Burns, Jr. 
Roberta Gail Byram 
James E. Casper 
Francis Covington 
Soka Soka Dilusuadi 
Dora Russell Dorsey 
Diane M. Downer 
Edward R. Drew 
Lee Edwards 

Stephen Michael Edwards 
I. Charles Fisher 
David W. Girod 
Harvey Goehring 
Jerry Wynn Harrell 
David Jonathan Harriss 
Shana Harrison 
Regina Henderson 
Susan Elizabeth Holec 
Rodney L. Howard 
William Sidney Hoyle, Jr. 
Harold Hunt 
Shah Muhamed Hussain 



Burlington: St. Paul's CC 

Wilson Temple CC 

Norlina CC 

Robbins: Tabernacle CC 

St. Francis CC 

Fuquay-Varina CC 

Philadelphia CC 

Raleigh: Millbrook CC 

Wilson Temple CC 

Camp CC 

Seaside CC (from Western NC) 

Burlington: St. Luke's CC 

Hayes Barton CC 

Gillburg CC 

University CC 

Wesleyan Chapel CC 

Edenton CC 

Haymount CC 

Wesleyan Chapel CC 

John Wesley CC 

Jarvis Memorial CC 

Greenville District: Salem CC 

Bailey CC 

Fayetteville: Grace CC 

Clarkton CC 



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David C. Hutchins 


Mew Bern: Faith CC 




Stanley A. Lewis, Jr. 


Wilson: First CC 




Barbara J. Muller 


Orange CC 




Bettye Donne Poole 


Wilson Temple CC 




Michael Edward Rocheleau 


Raleigh: Asbury CC 




Christopher Lee Schoolcraft 


Spring Hill CC 




Adann F. Seate 


Divine Street CC 




Robert E. Shelton 


Lillington: Union CC 




Frank Steven Taylor 


Campground CC 




Brenda Crawford Walton 


Highland CC 




Benjamin Edward Wells 


Greenville: St. James CC 




Kenneth B. Williams 


Wilson Temple CC 




DISCONTINGED: 






Donald Ballard Benson 


Bolton-Shiloh CC 


07/01/96 


Hayden LaFon 


Wilmington: Wesley Memorial CC 


03/20/96 


Kerry Gray Blakely 


Wendell CC 


03/18/96 


Dwayne Lowry 


Prospect CC 


10/30/95 


David Graham Powell 


Chapel Hill-Aldersgate CC 


03/13/96 


John Paul Prine 


Pembroke: First CC 


11/20/95 


Jennifer Morgan 


Pee Dee CC 


10/25/95 



20. Who have completed the studies for the license as a local pastor, are approved, but 
are not now appointed? (11407-lndicate for each person the year the license was 
approved.): 

Gregory Joseph Bronson 1995 

Dwight Burrus 1995 

Donald Lee Davis 1991 

Irvin Charies Fisher 1994 

Harold Hunt 1993 

Henry Tyler Jones 1990 

21. Who are approved and appointed as: (indicate for each person the first year the 
license was awarded - 11409.3) 

a) Full-time local pastors (11408.1) and what progress has each made in the 
course of study? (Indicate with an asterisk those who have elected to remain 
in the local relationship.- 11409.4): 
NAME - LICENSE - COURSE OF STGDY/BASIC/ADVANCED 



William /Mtman 
Roger Addison Armistead 
Julia Anne Dees 
James Michael Durner 
Ronald F. Estes 
Willie H. Frizzelle 
Stanley A. Gallagher-Smith 
Dennis Joseph Glennon 
Robert Hagerty 
William Craig Ham 
Robert Houston Hargrove 
James Roy Hines 
Warren Heitzenrater 
Chris Dwight Humphreys 
Cari Hamett King 
John Clifton Lupton, Jr. 
James Harold McLean 
Billie Fallon Melvin 



1996 License 

1994 Seminary Graduate 
1996 License 

1992 Third Year 

1995 First Year 

1994 Third Year 

1996 Seminary Graduate 

1995 License 

1996 License 

1995 First Year 
1980 Completed 

1996 License 

1996 Seminary Graduate 

1993 Second Year 
1996 Seminary Graduate 
1991 Fourth Year 

1985 Completed 
1973 Completed 



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1995 Seminary Graduate 

1992 Fourth Year 

1993 Third Year 

1993 Fourth Year 

1996 Completed 
1996 License 
1995 First Year 

1992 Fourth Year 

1995 Seminary Graduate 

1996 License 

1994 Seminary Graduate 

1994 License 

1993 Seminary Graduate 

1995 First Year 

1996 Seminary Graduate 
1987 Completed 
1993 Seminary Graduate 

Part-time local pastors (11408.2) and what progress has each made in the 

course of study? (Indicate with an asterisk those who have elected to remain 

in the local relationship. 11409.4): 

NAME - LICENSE - COURSE OF STUDY/ADVANCED 

Anthony Angelo Adams 1988 Seminary Graduate 

Willie Franklin Allen 1993 Second Year 

Richard Claybourne Baldwin, Sr.l995 First Year 

Everette Franklin Bass, Jr. 1995 License 



Theodore Ralph Miller 
Gregory Carlton Minnick 
Curtis Melvin Mull, Jr. 
Michael Norwood Nelson 
Mike Kennon Pulliam 
Craig Richardson 
Faye Baines Rouse 
Jerry Milton Schronce 
Gregory G. Scott 
Scott Russell Smith 
Danielle Hargett Spiwak 
Timothy Scott Taylor 
Robert Tilley 
James Edward Tosto 
Raymond Collins Warren 
Roger Charles Williams 
Gilliam Perry Wise 



Mary Ellen Bender 
Douglas W. Billups 
Henry Blue 
Joseph Earl Boyd 
William Anders Burns 
Pollard (Paul) G. Cannon 
William Mark Clayton 
Sidney Alton Collins 
Kenneth Leroy Davenport 
Donald Martin Dawkins 
Horace Taylor Ferguson 
Carroll L. Fitzgerald 
Thomas S. Reck, Sr. 
Lacy V. Frye 
Lenier Everitte Furr 
Henry Paul Harris 
George Clark Harvey 
Charles John Hause (RS) 
William Oscar Hewett 
Emmett James Highsmith 
Edward Harrell Hinson 
Margaret B. Hockett 
Benjamin Edward Horton 
Karen C. Howell 
Eric Randall Joyce 
James Robert Krepps 
Dennis Cecil Lamm 
Milton Eari Little 



1996 License 

1995 License 

1992 Third Year 

1996 License 
1996 License 
1996 License 

1993 License (Student) 
1996 License 

1994 License (Student) 
1979 Third Year 

1984 Seminary Graduate 

1995 First Year 

1995 License 

1994 Second Year 

1990 Second Year 

1996 License 

1995 License 
1976 Completed 
1987 First Year 

1993 Third Year 

1995 First Year 

1991 Completed 

1994 First Year 

1996 License 
1994 Second Year 
1994 License (Student) 
1996 License 

1981 Completed 



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c) 



George Lloyd Locklear 


1992 Third Year (one course inc.) 


John L Locklear, Jr. 


1992 License 


Marshall Malland Locklear 


1993 Third Year 


Herbert Lowry, Jr. 


1989 License 


Arletha McDougald 


1995 License/First Year 


James Gerrard Mentzer 


1996 License 


Jerry E. Mitchell 


1994 Second Year 


Dean Healy Morton 


1992 Fourth Year 


Elva LeRoy Morton 111 


1988 Completed 


Thomas Moore Michols, Sr. 


1995 License 


Guy T. dinger 


1994 Seminary Graduate 


Wilbur Cunninggim Ormond 


1978 Completed 


William Hill Pearsall, Sr. 


1993 Third Year 


Gary Phillips 


1996 License 


Daniel Paul Powers 


1968 Completed 


Jeanne Louise Ray 


1992 Third Year 


Michael Gordon Register, Sr. 


,1991 Fourth Year 


Michael G. Roach 


1993 First Year 


Margaret Reeves Saunders 


1993 License 


Mark Dee Stephens 


1996 License 


Marshall Stewart 


1995 License 


James F. Thompson, Jr. 


1961 Seminary Graduate 


Shirley Acker Ward 


1991 Completed 


George Bertram Williford 


1993 Third Year 


Terry Michael Williams, Sr. 


1994 Second Year 


Andrew Benjamin Wood 


1989 Completed 


LeRoy Worth, Sr. 


1988 Completed 


John Yount 


1991 Completed 


Student local pastors (11408.3), and in what schools are they enrolled? 


NAME 


LICENSE SCHOOL 


Jeanne Allen 


1995 Duke Divinity School 


David Beck 


1994 Duke Divinity School 


Jay W. Bissett 


1995 Duke Divinity School 


G. Rosser Carter ill 


1995 Duke Divinity School 


Marty J. Cauley 


1992 Duke Divinity School 


Lily K. Chou 


1996 Duke Divinity School 


Holt Alexander Clarke 


1994 NCWesleyan 


Charles Michael Collier 


1996 Duke Divinity School 


Stewart Allen Crank, Jr. 


1994 Duke Divinity School 


J. Victor Culberson 


1994 Duke Divinity School/N.Mex. 


M. Dale Curtis 


1996 Duke Divinity School 


Thomas Denny 


1996 Duke Divinity School 


Richard Farmer 


1994 Duke Divinity School 


Joseph Gouverneur 


1995 Duke Divinity School 


Sidney Gene Hadden 


1993 Duke Divinity School 


Jan Nicholson Hill 


1994 Duke Divinity School 


Allison Brady Hocutt 


1990 Duke Divinity School 


Terry Hunt 


1994 Pembroke State University 


David Hutchins 


1995 Duke Divinity School 


Donnie Lee Jones 


1994 Duke Divinity School 


Gary Joseph Kemp 


1994 Duke Divinity School 


William Douglas Lain 


1996 Duke Divinity School 


Joel Garth Locklear 


1996 Pembroke State University 


Patrick Looney 


1994 Duke Divinity School/N.Ga. 



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Jerry Dean Martin 1996 Duke Divinity School 

Randall S. McQueen 1995 Duke Divinity School 

Kris Robert Meyer 1995 Duke Divinity School 

Jeanne Ross Meal 1996 Duke Divinity School 

Carol Elizabeth Noy 1994 Duke Divinity School/N.Eng. 

Lee Roy Pittard ill 1996 Duke Divinity School 

Reginald W. Ponder, Jr. 1992 Duke Divinity School 

Thomas Simpson 1996 Duke Divinity School 

Benjamin Sims 1996 Duke Divinity School 

Richard Vann Spivey 1996 Duke Divinity School 

Connie M. Stutts 1996 Duke Divinity School 

Steven Taylor 1991 Duke Divinity School 

Douglas Owen Townley 1993 Duke Divinity School/Florida 

Robert Way, Jr. 1994 Duke Divinity School/SC 

Christian Michael Whitehead 1994 Duke Divinity School 

Meal Eddins Wingfield 1996 Duke Divinity School 

d) Students of other denominations in a school of theology listed by the Gniversity 
Senate serving as local pastors (11408.4)? Mone 

e) Persons serving as local pastors while seeking readmission to conference 
membership (1I1I456.4, 457, 459.3)? None 

22. Who have been discontinued as local pastors (11410.1)? 

a) Full-time local pastors None 

b) Part-time local pastors: 

Donald Ballard Benson 06/30/96 

Lloyd Harris Willis, Jr. 07/01/96 

c) Student local pastors: 

Irving Charies Fisher 06/30/96 

Frank Patton Hughes, Jr. 06/30/96 (ret.to WNC) 

David Graham Powell 03/13/96 

John Paul Prine 06/30/95 

Dwayne Lowry 06/30/95 

23. Who have been reinstated as local pastors (11410.4)? None 

24. What ordained ministers from other Annual Conferences or Methodist denom- 
inations are approved for appointment in the Annual Conference while retaining their 
conference or denominational membership (11426.1)? (List alphabetically; indicate 
Annual Conference or denomination where membership is held.) 

N/^ME DATE CONFERENCE 

Laura J. S. Benson 1996 North Texas 

Harriet J. Bryan(PM) 1995 TN (Three-fourths time) 

Suzanne Cloyd Hultman(PM) 1994 Tennessee 

Ronald E. Gardner 1996 North /Mabama 

Lloyd James Lowe 1996 Tennessee 

Robert Michael Martin (PM) 1996 Florida (One-helf time) 

George McDougald 1996 AfAE 

Keith Miller 1995 The Wesleyan Church 

Catherine Fluck Price 1 995 Florida 

Karen Jean Rudd 1993 WNC (One-fourth time) 

Ramon D. Torres III (PM) 1 995 Holston (One-half time) 

Max O. Vincent (PM) 1996 North Georgia 

Kelli Walker-Jones 1996 Memphis (One-half time) 

James Edward Williams 1995 Western Pennsylvania 

25. What clergy in good standing in other Christian denominations have been approved 
to serve appointments or ecumenical ministries within the bounds of the Annual 



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Conference while retaining their denominational affiliation (11426.2)? (Designate with 

an asterisk those who have been accorded "the rights and privileges of associate 

membership.") 

L. William Baird, Jr. Southern Baptist 

James Harold Daniels Southern Baptist 

Bryan Faggart Southern Baptist 

Donna Fowler-Marchant Southern Baptist 

Andrew Craig Gaither Southern Baptist 

Kwang Youn Han Korean Baptist (three-fourths time) 

Hector Millan Mexico Methodist 

Thomas Lloyd Pendergraft United Church of Christ 

Henry Filmore Sanders, Jr. Southern Baptist 

William Joseph Stallings Southern Baptist 

Bryan C. Trotter Moravian 

26. Who are affiliate members: (List alphabetically; indicate annual conference or 
denomination where membership is held.) 

a) With vote (1111419.4, 702.1, 1432.5a)? None 

b) Without vote (11443.4)? 

NAME CONFERENCE 

John A. Buckley Western Pennsylvania 

Cathy Carlson Louisiana 

J. Harley Cecil Western North Carolina 

Dora Ann Lohr Erikson North Alabama 

Paula E. Gilbert Alabama-West Florida 

B. Maurice Ritchie Western North Carolina 

Rexford F. Tucker Troy 

Manuel Wortman Western North Carolina 

NOTE: If your conference has admitted or ordained persons as a courtesy to 
another conference, list these persons in Question 40 only. If persons have been 
admitted or ordained by another annual conference as a courtesy to your 
conference, list these persons in Questions 27-38, whichever are appropriate, giving 
the date and name of the accommodating conference. 

27. Who are elected as Associate Members (11420)? (See note preceding Q.27) 
HAROLD HARVEY HARBIN, JR. (New Bern District) AA, Craven Community College. 
Completed 5 year Course of Study. Full-time Local Pastor 6 years. 
LDiWOOD SUTTON JONES (Elizabeth City District) 87 hours, Mount Olive 
College/Lenoir Community College. Completed 5 year Course of Study. Full-time 
Local Pastor 8 years. 

JAMES KEITH STALNAKER (New Bern District) AAS, Carteret Community College. 
Completed 5 year Course of Study. Full-time Local Pastor 6 years. 

28. Who are elected as Probationary Members: (See note preceding Q.27) 
a) Gnder the provisions of 11415? 

STEPHEN ROBERTS CHEYNEY (Wilmington District) BS, Western Carolina 

University. Completed atleastone-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

PARA RODENHEER DRAKE (Durham District) AB, College of William and 

Mary. Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

MARTY EGENE DGFFELL (Buriington District) BS, GSC/Coastal Carolina 

College. Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 



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NORMAN RICHARD FTTZGERALD (Burlington District) BA, University of North 

Carolina at Chapel Hill. Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke 

Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

FRANKE MAX GARTON (Burlington District) BA, Greensboro College. 

Completed at least one-half of seminary Vk'ork, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for 

Deacon's Orders. 

MICHAEL FRANCIS GAST (Wilmington District) BA, Northern Illinois University. 

Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for 

Deacon's Orders. 

PAMELA JAN GILLIAM (Raleigh District) BA, Shaw University. Completed at 

least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for Deacon's 

Orders. 

JONATHAN DAVID JEFFRIES (Rockingham District) BA, North Carolina State 

University. Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

THOMAS EZEKEL JOYCE (Durham District) BS, Miami University/Ohio. 

Completed atleastone-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible for 

Deacon's Orders. 

JACKIE ALLEN LOVELL (Elizabeth City District) BA, Arkansas State University. 

Completed at least one-half of seminary work, United Theological Seminary. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

THOMAS WILLARD NEWMAN (Goldsboro District) BA, Elon College. 

Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible 

for Deacon's Orders. 

WILLIAM HAROLD OTIS (Raleigh District) BS, University of the State of New 

York. Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

GREGG All FN PRESNAL (Sanford District) BS, N.C. Wesleyan College. 

Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible 

for Deacon's Orders. 

MARILYN KOEPPEN SHIPMAN (Durham District) BSN, Universty of Colorado. 

Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Eligible 

for Deacon's Orders. 

PETER GEORGE SINGLETARY, JR. (Rockingham District) BS, Winston-Salem 

State University. Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity 

School. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

DONALD STEPHEN STCTTTS (Durham District) BA, Charleston Southern 

University. Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divnity School. 

Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

CHONG HO YANG (Fayetteville District) BS/BA, Kun Kuk University and 

Methodist College. Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity 

School. Eligible for Deacon's Orders. 

b) Under the provisions of 11416.1? None 

c) Under the provisions of 1I1I416.2, 421? None 

29. Who are continued as Probationary Members, what progress have they made in their 

ministerial studies, and in what year were they admitted to Probationary Membership 

(1111417.424): 

a) As students in approved schools of theology? (11417(1) - Indicate for each 

person the number of years completed and the year admitted to Probationary 

Membership): 

EXPECTED GRADUATION DATE YEAR ADMITTED PM 

Won Seok Namkoong December 1996 1995 



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b) 



c) 



Duane Richard Partin December 1996 

Judy Ellen Westman 1997 

Johnnie Lee Wright 1997 

in the advanced ministerial course of study (*il417(2) 



1995 

1995 

1995 

Indicate for each person 



the number of years completed and the year admitted to Probationary 

Membership): None 

Following completion of their educational requirements? (11424(1) - Indicate for 
each person the year admitted to Probationary Membership): 



NAME 

Gerald Kevin Baker 
Sally Glenn Bates 
Lisa Ellen Bledsoe 
Zella Sparks Carpenter 
Ronnie Richard Dawson 
Barry Page Drum 
Judith Bolen Drye 
Paul Ralph Dunham 
Steven Neil Formo 
Michael David Frese 
Richard Owen Greenway 
Edward Carlton Hill 
Gregory Lynn McGarvey 
Benjamin Earl Nelms 
James Crispin Noble II 
Joyce Darnell Odom 
Larry Glynn Patrick 
James David Pearson 
Charles Howard Plowman 
James Clifford Reed 
Robert Wesley Simpson 
Clinton William Spence 
Donald Keith Stewart 
Berry Lynn Taylor II 
Polly Ann Taylor 
Troy Kevin Todd 
Hope Adkins Vickers 
Luise Katharine Weinrich 
Carolyn Cummings Woriax 



SCHOOL YEAR ADMITTED PM 

Duke Divinity School 1995 

Duke Divinity School 1995 

Duke Divinity School 1993 

Duke Divinity School 1994 

Duke Divinity School 1994 

Duke Divinity School 1995 

Duke Divinity School 1995 

Duke Divinity School 1995 

Duke Divinity School 1993 

Duke Divinity School 1994 

Duke Divinity School 1993 

Duke Divinity School 1995 

Southeastern Baptist Theol.Sem. 1994 

Duke Divinity School 1991 

Southeastern Baptist Theol.Sem. 1993 

Duke Divinity School 1994 

Duke Divinity School 1995 

Duke Divinity School 1993 

Duke Divinity School 1995 
Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, PA 1993 

Duke Divinity School 1995 

Duke Divinity School 1991 

Duke Divinity School 1994 

Duke Divinity School 1992 

Duke Divinity School 1995 

Duke Divinity School 1993 

Duke Divinity School 1995 

Duke Divinity School 1995 

1995 



Southeastern Baptist Theol. Sem. 

30. Who have been transferred from other Christian denominations (11427.3): See note 
preceding Q. 27) 

a) As Associate Members (1|427.3a)? 

GARY GLENN HANCOCK (Sanford District) BA, Campbell Gniversity. 

Completed atleastone-half of seminary work, Southeastern Baptist Theological 

Seminary. Deacon's Orders recognized. (Southern Baptist) 

As Probationary Members (11427. 3a, b)? 

JAMES GLEN MGRPHY, JR. (Goldsboro District) BA, Mars Hill College. 

Completed at least one-half of seminary work, Duke Divinity School. Deacon's 

Orders recognized. (American Baptist) 

As Local Pastors (1I427.3a)? None 

31. Who are elected as ministerial Members in Full Connection (11424)? (See note 
preceding Q. 27) 



b) 



c) 



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EBERN EARL ALLEN (Burlington District) BA East Carolina University. M.Div. Duke 

Divinity School. Probationary Member 1992. Deacon's Orders 1992. 

Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

ERNEST RAY BROOKS (New Bern District) BS Pembroke State Gniversity. M.Div. 

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Probationary Member 1993. Deacon's 

Orders 1993. Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

JANET LYNN KENNEDY BUFFALOE(Sanford District) BA Methodist College. M.Div. 

Duke Divinity School. Probationary Member 1993. Deacon's Orders 1993. Eligible 

for Elder's Orders. 

ROBERT LEE CARPENTER, JR. (New Bern District) BA Pembroke State University. 

M.Div. Clnited Theological Seminary. Probationary Member 1992. Deacon's Orders 

1992. Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

PATRICE ANNE CHEAST/-MILLER (Durham District) BA Empire State College. 

M.Div. Duke Divinity School. Probationary Member 1991. Deacon's Orders 1991. 

Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

LAGRE HAYS COFFMAN (Durham District) BA McMurry College, Abilene, TX. 

M.Div. Duke Divinity School. Probationary Member 1993. Deacon's Orders 1993. 

Eligible for Elders's Orders. 

LAURA GGNTER EARLY (Elizabeth City District) BA North Carolina State University. 

M.Div. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Probationary Member 1993. 

Deacon's Orders 1993. Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

ROY FRANCIS FALGOGT, JR. (Rocky Mount District) BA Johnson Bible College. 

M.Div. Duke Divinity School. Probationary Member 1990. Deacon's Orders 1990. 

Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

MADISON NEWTON HANKAL (Goldsboro District) BA Florida Southern College, 

Lakeland. M.Div. Duke Divinity School. Probationary Member 1994. Deacon's Orders 

1994. Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

JAMES HAROLD HARRY (Raleigh District) BABerea College, Kentucky. M.Div. Duke 

Divinity School. Probationary Member 1993. Deacon's Orders 1993. Eligible for 

Elder's Orders. 

AUDREY CECILLE HOLMES (Rockingham District) BA The American University, 

Washington, DC. M.Div. Duke Divinity School. Probationary Member 1993. 

Deacon's Orders 1993. Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

KATHRYN RIVES JOHNSON (Rockingham District) BS University of Illinois. M.Div. 

Duke Divinity School. Probationary Member 1994. Deacon's Orders 1994. Eligible 

for Elder's Orders. 

DAVID BRENT LAYTHAM (Durham District) BA Mid America Nazarene College. 

M.Div. Nazarene Theological Seminary. Probationary Member 1994. Deacon's 

Orders 1994. Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

WALTER EMAAETT MCLEOD (Durham District) BA Pembroke State University. 

M.Div. Duke Divinity School. Probationary Member 1992. Deacon's Orders 1992. 

Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

JOSEPH ANDREW MOTLEY (Wilmington District) BA Lenoir Rhyne College. M.Div. 

Candler School of Theology. Probationary Member 1993. Deacon's Orders 1993. 

Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

KONG SUK NAMKUNG (Rockingham District) BA Methodist College. M.Div. Duke 

Divinity School. Probationary Member 1994. Deacon's Orders 1994. Eligible for 

Elder's Orders. 

JEFTT^EY LEE SEVERT (New Bern District) BS Devry Institute of Technology. 

M.Div. Asbury Theological Seminary. Probationary Member 1993. Deacon's Orders 

1993. Eligible for Elder's Orders. 



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DAVID BURTON SMTTH (Durham District) BS Wake Forest University. M.Div. Yale 

Divinity School. Probationary Member 1991. Deacon's Orders 1991. Eligible for 

Elder's Orders. 

MARYELLEM PHELAM SWITZER (Raleigh District) AB Smith College, Northampton, 

MA. M.Div. Duke Divinity School. Probationary Member 1991. Deacon's Orders 

1991. Eligible for Elder's Orders. 

JOHN EXLEY GPHAM, JR. (Raleigh District) BA Campbell University. M.Div. Duke 

Divinity School. Probationary Member 1992. Deacon's Orders 1992. Eligible for 

Elder's Orders. 

32. What Probationary Members,previously discontinued, are readmitted(11455)? None 

33. Who are readmitted (1111456-459): 

a) As Associate Members? None 

b) As Members in Full Connection? None 

34. Who are returned to the effective relationship after voluntary retirement (11452.7): 

a) As Associate Members? None 

b) As Probationary Members? None 

c) As Members in Full Connection? None 

35. Who have been received by transfer from other Annual Conferences of The United 
Methodist Church (1111427.1, 516.5, 733.2m)? (List alphabetically. If Probationary 
Members or Associate Members, so indicate. See note preceding Question 27.) 
NAME CONFERENCE DATE 
Jeffrey Dean Arthurs(PM) Baltimore-Washington 06/10/96 
Mario Gregory Shane Benjamin(PM) Florida 06/10/96 
Warren Sylvester Cash(AM) Virginia 06/10/96 
John Van Dickens III Louisiana 06/10/96 
Kathy Clark-Dickens Louisiana 06/10/96 
Wayne Hicks Baltimore-Washington 06/14/95 
William Russell Rudd Kentucky 06/12/95 

36. V^o are transferred in from other Methodist denominations (11427.2)? (List 
alphabetically. If Probationary or Associate Member, so indicate.) None 

37. Who have been elected and ordained deacons (11434): (See note preceding Q.27. 
Indicate by an asterisk the names of persons elected but not ordained.) 

a) As Associate Members (11434.1)? 
Harold Harvey Harbin, Jr. 

Linwood Sutton Jones (Deacon, 1979) 
James Keith Stalnaker 

b) As Probationary Members (11434.2)? 

Stephen Robert Cheyney Para Rodenhizer Drake 
Marty Egene Duffell Norman Richard Fitzgerald 

Frankie Max Garton Michael Francis Cast 

Pamela Jan Gilliam Jonathan David Jeffries 

Thomas Ezekiel Joyce Jackie Allen Lovell 

Thomas Willard Newman William Harold Otis 
Gregg /Mien Presnal Marilyn Koeppen Shipman 

Peter George Singletary, Jr. Donald Stephen Stutts 
Chong Ho Yang 

38. V/ho have been elected and ordained elders (11435): (See note preceding Q.27. 
Indicate by an asterisk the names of persons elected but not ordained.) 

a) As theological graduates (11435.1)? 

Ebern Eari /Mien Ernest Ray Brooks 

Janet Lynn Kennedy Buffaloe Robert Lee Carpenter, Jr. 
Patrice Anne Cheasty-Miller Laurie Hays Coffman 



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Laura Gunter Early Roy Francis Falgout 

Madison Newton Hankal James Harold Harry 
Audrey Ceciile Holmes Kathryn Rives Johnson 

David Brent Laytham Walter Emmett McLeod 

Joseph Andrew Motley Kong Suk Namkung 

Jeffrey Lee Severt David Burton Smith 

Mary Ellen Phelan Switzer John Exiey Upham, Jr. 
b) As Probationary Members previously Associate Members (11435.2)? . None 

39. What clergy, coming from other Christian denominations, have had their orders 
recognized (11428): 

a) As deacons? 

Cary Glenn Hancock (AM) Southern Baptist 
James Olen Murphy,Jr.(PM) American Baptist 

b) As elders? 

RICHARD CARNELL JACKSON (Fayetteville District) BA Fayetteville State 
University. M.Div. Duke Divinity School. Probationary Member 1990. Deacon's 
Orders 1990. Elder's Orders recognized from AME Zion Church. 

40. Who have been elected or ordained as a courtesy to other conferences? (See note 
preceding Q.27. Such courtesy elections or ordinations do NOT require transfer of 
conference membership.) 

a) Elected: 

As Associate Members? None 

As Probationary Members? None 

As Members in Full Connection? None 

b) Ordained after election by this conference: 

Deacons? None 

Elders? None 

c) Ordained after election by other conferences: 

Deacons? None 

Elders? None 

41. Who have been transferred out to other Annual Conferences of The United 
Methodist Church (11516.5)? (If Probationary or Associate, so indicate. See note 
preceding Q.27.) 

NAME CONFERENCE DATE 

James Edward Creech Nebraska 06/04/96 

Richard Neal Invin Western North Carolina 11/01/95 

John Jay Jansen North Georgia 01/01/96 

42. Who are discontinued as Probationary Members (11418)? 
Timothy Clyde Blevins 04/1 6/96 

43. Who have been granted honorable location (11453.1)? (If Associate Member, so 
indicate. Give date when this action became effective. Record Charge Conference 
where membership is held): 

a) This year? 

Leon Jackson Pernell 07/01/96 Hermon CC 
Jack Russell Radford 07/01/96 Edenton Street CC 

b) Previously? 

/Mbert F. Keller 1940 

William M.Loy 1944 

Ernest R. Bromley 1947 

Albert Raney Folds 1967 

Auburn William Lore 1968 

Edward Powell Osteen, Sr. 1969 Durham: Bethany CC 

William Raymond Peele, Jr. 1969 



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44. 



45. 



46. 



47. 



Eugene Thomas Long III 1970 

Albert Ervyne Thonnpson.Jr. 1970 

James Frederick Thompson, Jr. 1971 

Theodore Joseph Collier, Jr. 1971 

Thomas Walters Mulling 1 97 1 

Paul Cullum Gentry 1972 

Royce Paul Jones 1972 

Joel Martin Savell 1972 

Harold Dallas Stanley 1972 

Harold Lloyd Stauffer 1972 

William Ernest Herbert 1973 

James Worth Lineberger.Jr. 1973 Gary: First CQ 

Eric Gari Krohne 1974 

Gari Edward Settle 1976 

Gerald Harris Shinn 1977 Wl: Wesley Memorial QC 

James Frederick Langston 1979 Portsmouth,VA:Aldersgate 

Jather L. Peterson, Jr. 1979 Vanceboro CQ 

Lowell Eari Adkins 1980 BG: Front Street QC 

Horace Taylor Ferguson 1980 

Henry Gurney Jinnette 1980 GO: Saint Paul 

Phillip Wayne Keel 1980 

Mac Linscott Ricketts 1981 Louisburg QC 

Thomas Otis Fulcher 1982 Statesville: Broad treet 

Wayne Everett Young 1983 Warrenton: Wesley Memorial 

Rodger Russell Blake 1986 Wake Forest GG 

Floyd G. Hinshaw, Jr. 1990 BG: Grace GG 

Douglas Ray Hull 1990 Atlantic GG 

Donald Thomas Settle 1990 Millbrook GG 

Johnnie Joseph Williams.Jr. 1990 DG: Epworth GG 

Susan Padgett Levis 1992 Haymount GG 

James Harvey Estes 1994 Bethel GG 

Paul David Granger 1995 Hay Street GG 

Who have been granted the status of honorable location - retired (11453. Ic)? 
(Record Gharge Conference where membership is held.) 

a) This year? None 

b) Previously? Wesley Gamble Brogan 

Who have had their status as honorably located discontinued (11453. lb)? (Give date 

when this action became effective.) None 

Who have had their conference membership terminated: (If Associate Member, so 
indicate. Give date when this action became effective.) 

a) By withdrawal to unite with another denomination (11453.2, .5)? 
Scott Gameron Washington The International Council of 

Community Churches 07/25/95 

Robert Howard Edwards Presbyterian Church GSA 06/10/96 

Joanna C. Miller Stallings Evangelical Lutheran Church 05/17/96 

b) By surrender of the ministerial office (11453.3, .5)? None 

c) By withdrawal under complaints or (1111453.4, .5; 2628.2)? None 

d) By involuntary termination (11454. If)? None 

e) By administrative location (11454.3)? None 

f) By trial (1I1I454.2, 2626.3)? None 

Deceased (List alphabetically): 

a) What Associate Members have died during the year? 

DATE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH 



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d) 



EFFECTIVE: None 

RETIRED: 

Orville Earl Leonard 03/15/1910 12/19/1995 

What Probationary Members have died during the year? None 

What Members in Full Connection have died during the year? 

EFFECTIVE: 

NAME DATE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH 

Bruce Wayne McPherson 10/03/1948 08/14/95 

RETIRED: 

Paul Wendell Boone 

Ramsey Leon Crossno 

Wallace MarUn Ellis 

Walter Bryan Gregory 

Thomas Bryant Hough 

Alton Scott Lancaster 

Billie Rudolph McCullen 

Charles Hall Mewborn 

William Winter Newman 

Grant Sneed Shockley 

Robert Edward Walston 

Walter /Mien Wentz, Jr. 

What local pastors have died during the year? 

N/\ME 

ACTIVE: 

Eugene Addison Collins, Sr. 11/10/1934 05/05/96 

RETIRED: None 

What spouses of ministers have died during the year? (If women, give maiden 
name also.) 



06/29/1930 


08/04/95 


11/04/1910 


12/18/95 


12/09/1923 


09/30/95 


10/22/1914 


05/07/96 


11/07/1903 


1 1/23/95 


07/25/1908 


02/06/96 


06/22/1921 


1 1/06/95 


09/16/1918 


07/23/95 


12/07/1929 


07/01/95 


09/03/1919 


02/16/96 


12/30/1905 


10/30/95 


08/31/1925 


12/08/95 


J the year? 




DATE OF BIRTH 


DATE OF DEATH 



Grace G. Dyson Batchelor 09/01/1926 

Lois Grouse Bingham 04/23/1906 

Martha Laura Edwards Boone 08/26/1896 

Lelia Laura Shore Commander 05/15/1930 

Frankie Jane Barefoot Connor 06/26/1923 

Mabel Gertrude Brand Goodwin 01/28/1909 

Saralee Willis Gray 08/28/1909 

Nellie Mae Veach Hailey 05/01/1914 

Ormah Hendon Woods Jenkins 10/14/1906 

Anne Maria Bullard Loy 1 1/26/1898 

Mary Douglas McCallum 07/19/1908 

Olive Blanche Hooper Meekins 12/04/1903 

Josie B. Dunn Murray 01/26/1912 

Louise Courtney Godwin Poole 1 1/21/1899 

Lorraine Lenor Kronholm Stone 07/09/1926 

Essie Lewis Strawbridge 06/14/1902 

Kathryn Erma Baum Walston 09/22/1 9 1 6 

Mary Elizabeth Cox Watson 1 0/1 8/1919 



08/10/95 
07/09/95 
01/20/96 
01/05/96 
05/22/96 
12/17/95 
06/05/95 
01/27/96 
01/09/96 
1 1/22/95 
03/17/96 
1 1/01/95 
07/04/95 
02/10/96 
12/14/95 
01/12/96 
03/01/96 
09/30/95 



48. What ordained ministers have received appointments in other Annual Conferences 
of The United Methodist Church while retaining their membership in this Annual 
Conference (11426.1)? (List alphabetically; indicate Annual Conference where 
appointed. If Probationary or Associate Member, so indicate.) 
NAME CONFERENCE DATE 

Charies L. Aaron, Jr. Southwest Texas 07/01/96 

Morton L. Funkhouser South Carolina 06/1 5/95 

Henry Boone Grant, Jr. Iowa 06/13/96 



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Mary Martha Hatch South Carolina 07/01/96 

Paul Jones Johnson III North Georgia 06/14/91 

49. Who are the ordained ministers on leave of absence and for what nunnber of years 
consecutively has each held this relation (11448)? (If Probationary Mennbers or 
Associate Member, so indicate. Record Charge Conference where membership is 
held.) 

a) Voluntary? 

N/\ME/MGMBER OF YEARS/CHARGE CONFERENCE 
Vernon V/eaver Brown III 07/01/96 Swansboro CC 
Billy Boyd Cuthrell (AM) 07/01/96 Ayden CC 

Eddie Jo Jarrett 07/01/95 Raleigh: St. Marks CC 

David Sargent McAdams, Jr. 07/01/93 V/est Nash CC 
Richard Henry Parker 02/01/95 Snead's Ferry: First CC 

Robert K. Smith 07/01/96 Rocky Mount: St. Paul CC 

Vv^illiam Thomas Smith 07/01/96 Tabor City: St. Paul CC 

Stephen Floyd Swartz-Strock 07/01/93 Durham :Tabernacle CC 
M. Keith Thomason 1 1/01/95 Chocowinity CC 

Geiselle Thompson 07/01/93 Raleigh: Trinity CC 

b) Involuntary? None 

c) What ordained ministers have been placed on leave of absence since the last 
session of the Annual Conference (ad interim)? 

(1) Voluntary? 

M. Keith Thomason 1 1/01/95 Covenant CC 

W. Joseph Wilburn 01/01/96 Rocky Mount: First CC 

Timothy Clyde Blevins(PM) 01/01/96 Raleigh: Fairmont CC 

(2) Involuntary? None 

d) V/hat ordained ministers on leave of absence have had their leaves terminated 
since the last session of the Annual Conference (ad interim)? 

Brian Wingo 12/31/96 

50. Who are the ordained ministers who have been granted family leave, and for what 
number of years consecutively has each held this relation (11449)? 

a) At this session of the Annual Conference (include names of persons listed in 
Question 50b, if their leaves are continuing)? 

Suzanna Ross Helms 07/01/96 Jenkins Memorial CC 

Joyce Lenore Parker 07/01/96 Mt. Zion (RM) CC 

b) Since the last session of the Annual Conference (ad interim)? None 

c) What ordained ministers on family leave have had their leaves terminated since 
the last session of the Annual Conference (ad interim)? 

Joanna C. Stallings 02/01/96 Gaston CC 

51 . Who have been suspended under the provisions of 112625.3d? (Give effective dates.) 

None 

52. V/ho are granted sabbatical leave (11446)? (Give date when this relation became 
effective; if Associate Member, so indicate.) None 

53. What actions have been taken concerning disabled ordained ministers and full-time 
local pastors (11451. NOTE: Disability leave is a relationship that must be granted 
ANNUALLY by action of the Annual Conference. If the disability leave of persons in 
Q.53a) is continuing, list their names also in Q.53c). Persons listed here should not 
be listed as retired under Questions 54, 55, 56, or 57.) 

a) V/hat ordained ministers and full-time local pastors were granted disability leave 
since the last Annual Conference session (11451.2) (Give effective dates and 
indicate if Probationary Member, Associate Member, or Full-time Local Pastor): 
NAME/EFFECTIVE DATE/CHARGE CONFERENCE 
Nathan Hooks Byrd 09/01/95 Davis Street CC 



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William Thomas Clarke 01/01/96 Carr CC 

Michael Lawrence Tart(FL) 05/01/96 Eureka CC 

b) What ordained ministers and full-time local pastors have had their disability 
leave terminated since the last conference session (11451.3)? (Give effective 
dates of terminations): None 

c) What ordained ministers and full-time local pastors are granted disability leave 
at this session (11451.1)? (If Probationary Member, Associate Member, or 
Full-time Local Pastor, so indicate.) 

Wilson Edward Barber 07/01/94 Raleigh:Wesley Mem.CC 

George Franklin Blanchard 10/01/93 West End CC 
Mathan Hooks Byrd 09/01/95 Davis Street CC 

William Thomas Clarke 01/01/96 Carr CC 

Robert Blair Craig (FTLP) 12/01/92 Belgrade-Tabernacle CC 
Donnie Gray Davis, Sr. (/KM) 07/01/92 Rockingham:East CC 
Julian Brice Helms, Jr. 12/01/93 Northwoods CC 

James Wesley Hicks, Jr.(/\M) 07/01/89 Pikeville:Mt.Carmel CC 
Rudolph Hart Hodge 01/01/92 Shady Grove CC 

Clifton Riddick Hollowell 06/01/86 Hay Street CC 

Richard Farmer Lewis, Sr. (/KM) 03/01/95 South Rosemary CC 
Donna Susan Moore 07/01/94 Oleander-Devon Park CC 

Robert Joseph Rudd 01/01/93 Pee Dee CC 

George Calvin Smith 04/01/90 Bethel Lebanon CC 

Michael Lawrence Tart(FTLP) 05/01/96 Eureka CC 
54. What Members in Full Connection have been retired (11452): List alphabetically 
giving full name - first, middle, last - in that order.) 

a) THIS YEAR? 

Mandatory Retirement (age 70)? (^452.1) None 

Early Retirement (20 or more years under appointment)? (^4522a) 

James Henry Coile, 3308 Huntmaster Rd., New Bern, NC 28562 

Retirement with Actuarially Reduced Benefits (age 62 or 35 years under 

appointment)? (^4522b) 

Morris Lee Barber, 156 Will Road, Eagle Springs, NC 27242 

Gerald Lloyd Edge, 311 Longwood Dr., Pinetops, NC 27864 

Charles Howard Hutchinson, PO Box 1507, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 

Horace Lee McLaurin, 205 Trolley Ct., New Bern, NC 28560 

Regular Retirement (age 65 or 40 years under appointment)? (]{4522c) 

John Robert Blue, 31 Twin Valley Est., Huntington, WVA 25704 

Robert Francis Bundy, 118 Pinesage Dr., West End, NC 27376 

Clingman Carter Capps, 2101 Richardson Dr., Reidsville, NC 27320 

Robert Kenneth Eldredge, 1811 Broadway Dr., Graham, NC 27253 

Joseph Conrad Glass, Jr., 3208 Huntleigh Dr., Raleigh, NC 27604 

Arnold Kimsey King, Jr., 5315 Yardley Terrace, Durham, NC 27707 

Joe Davis Lister, 129 Overland Rd., Mebane, NC 27302 

Carleton Paul McKita, 3508 Hawthorne Rd., Rocky Mt., NC 27804 

William Welby Sherman, Jr., 495 /Mexis Dr., New Bern, NC 28562 

Wayne Esmond Thomas, PO Box 2784, Washington, NC 27889 

Emerson McLean Thompson, Jr., 105 Kilby Dr., Greenville, NC 27858 

b) PREVIOUSLY? 

BG Gayle T. Alexander, Chester J. Andrews, James A. Auman, Rene Orville Bideaux, 
William R. Crowder, Lewis H. Dodson, H. H. Hodgin, L. R. Mason, Jr., G. Robert 
McKenzie, Robert C. Mooney, Jr., Robert E. Lee Moser, George W. Ports, Jr., Robert 
B. Storrs, Jr., E. Russell Stott, Tommy Tyson, Christian V/hite, William L. Wolfe 



Conference Business Questions 1 70 

DG P. Wesley Aitken, Franklin Lee Alexander, Gordon E. Allen, Walton N. Bass, Richard 
R. Blankenhorn, Billy McCoy Garden, Helen Gray Crotweli, N. A. Desrosiers, Albert 
Fleet Fisher, Matt R. Gardner, R. S. Harrison, Geraldine D. Ingram, O. Kelly Ingram, 
Barney L. Jones, Jr., Vassar W. Jones, Johnie L. Joyce, Wallace H. Kirby, Charles 
H. Lancaster, Brooks B. Little, Eric O. Murray, Robert T. Osborn, Charles E. Owens, 
Harvey Worth Pearce, John E. Reed, R. Dennis Ricks, Cecil W. Robbins, Charles K. 
Robinson, C. Alison Simonton, A. M. Williams, Kelly J. Wilson, Jr. 

EC Lewis A. Dillman, Edwin L. Earnhardt, Ralph 1. Epps, Lawrence A. Green, C. B. 
Hutcherson, Edgar E. Whitley, William E. Worley 

FA John K. Bergland, H. A. Bizzell, Jr., W. Hoyt Cheek, Harold M. Chrismon, Sr., Allen 
C. Edens, Jr., N. B. Hill, Jr., Thomas Garland Knott, James R. Lancaster, Jr., 
Lawrence Lugar, James Earl McLendon,T. Arnold Pope, Robert M. Poulk, Charles 
E. Sparks, Clarence L. Warren, Samuel J. Womack 

GO Robert L. Bame, A. D. Byrd, Jr., Charles F. Eakin, Charles M. Hackett, H. L. Harrell, 

C. E. Hix, Jr., Jean L. Hood, Grady L. Kinley, F. D. Lamneck, Don Paul Lee, John 

D. Mitchell, E. G. Purcell, Jr., John M. Roberts, Nevin Snyder, Aaron G. Tyson, S. 
L. Wood, P. C. Yelverton 

GR Randall Baker, F. W. Fortescue, Murrell K. Glover, A. P. Hill, Jr., John W. Hobbs, 

James G. Lupton, James H. Miller, Jr., Clarence E. O'Briant, J. B. Parvin, M. O. 

Stephenson, James H. Warren, Gladys R. Williford, Claude Thomas Wilson 
NB Edward P. Armstrong, Ellis J. Bedsworth, Lester C. Bissette, Paul C. Browning, 

Charles V. Bryant, Roy O. Burgess, Irving E. Cook, W. C. Feltman, Samuel S. 

Moore, Robert L. Nicks, Joseph C. Parker, Harold Thurman Pickett, Robert S. 

Shields, Jesse C. Staton, Sr., Wilbur C. Teachey, James A. Tingle, Pearl G. West 
RA Troy J. Barrett, Joseph K. Bostick, Samuel H. Brown, John M. Cline, Thomas A. 

Collins, John H. Crum, G. W. Crutchfield, B. L. Davidson, Murray L. DeHart, Jr., 

Clyde H. Dunn, Edward Cornwall Elliott, F. Owen Fitzgerald, Jr., K. E. Frazier, J. W. 

Garrison, R. Keith Glover, Dwight C. Jarvis, Norwood L. Jones, R. Norman Knight, 

Henry B. Lewis, James Columbus Loy, W. N. McDonald, Robert Fullerton McKee, 

H. M. McLamb, George C. Megill, C. M. Mitchell, J. P. Moorman, Argel Payne, W. 

B. Petteway, L. P. Plyler, F. R. Randolph, J. Earl Richardson, J. P. Rickards, K. B. 

Sexton, Neil H. Thompson, C. Clyde Tucker, Jr., Vernon Cephas Tyson, H. Robert 

Warren, John H. White, James A. Williams, A. W. Winstead, O. B. Wooldridge 
RO John D. Aycock, Kenneth E. Beane, Paul G. Bunn, Simeon F. Cummings, Willie J. 

Evans, Robert S. Gibson, T. H. House, Harold F. Leatherman, Robert A. MacLean, 

Leonard Mayo, Clyde G. McCarver, B. F. Meacham, W. F. Meacham, Robert F. 

Moore, Lee A. Phillips, J. H. Shiver, L. Ray Sparrow, James C. Stokes, Jr., Amos H. 

Stone, D. D. Traynham, William M. Wells, Jr., Kermit R. Wheeler, Herman S. 

Winberry 
RM L. E. Blackburn, Sidney G. Boone, Daniel D. Bowman, Aydlett J. Eure, Jr., C. W. 

Goldston, John T. Greene, Donald Lee Harris, Lester P. Jackson, T. R. Jenkins, R. 

Harry Jordan, Dan E. Meadows, Charles H. Mercer, Robert W. Morgan, Brooks 

Patten, John T. Smith, H. Langill Watson, H. M. Wilkinson 
SA William H. Brady, James C. P. Brown, Angus M. Cameron, J. Claude Chaffin, John 

R. Crew, Jr., W. A. Crow, W. Everette Eason, Clarence Garner, Charles Franklin Grill, 

James W. Hamilton, C. S. Hubbard, Jack M. Hunter, William P. Lowdermilk, Travis 

W.Owen, Robert Bruce Pate,J.E. Sponenberg, Mary L.Von Canon, Ben H.Wilson III 
WI Clyde S. Boggs,H. Fred Davis, Ralph L. Fleming, Jr., F. D. Hedden, Rayford H. 

Methvin, Peleg Dameron Midgett III, Ben F. Musser, John S. Pearsall, Luther M. 

Peele, Jr., James Allen Starnes, Roger E. Thompson 
55. What Associate Members have been retired (11452): (List alphabetically giving full 

name - first, middle, last - in that order.) 

a) This year? 

Maurice Lew Lancaster, 1925 Southern Ave., Fayetteville, NC 28306 



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Evander Parnell, PO Box 1546, Lumberton, NC 28358 
Robert Eugene Rattz, 403 Baker Drive, Supply, NC 28462 
b) Previously? 

Everette Ervin Bryan 1994 

Frederick Fairfax Dillon 1992 

Paul Wesley Evans 1990 

Daniel Mercer Forbes, Jr. 1995 
Virgil Loren Free 1995 

William Nelson Fulford 1985 

Johnnie Sinclair Muggins 1993 
Henry Marcus Hunnings 1987 

Russell Ray Knowles 1991 

Waverly Douglas Lamb 1980 

John Gilbert Olive 1993 

Charles iivin (Jmstead, Jr. 1980 
Luther Vernon Wesley 1985 

56. What Probationary Members have been retired (11452): 

a) This year? None 

b) Previously? None 

57. VvTio have been recognized as retired local pastors (11410.5): 

a) This year? 

Richard R. Leonhard, 3183 South Jackson Blvd., Gniontown, OH 44685 

b) Previously? 

Leon Moran Brock 1975 

Jefferson Woodrow Davis 1984 
Riley Tex Hamilton 1995 

Riley Vance Hardison, Jr. 1987 
Charles John Hause 1991 

Herbert Franklin Home 1990 

Doris J. Johnson 1995 

John Thomas Ledford 1980 

Charles Maura Treihart 1983 

Roy L. Turnage, Jr. 1982 

Tracie Varnum 1984 

58. Changes in clergy membership: What is the number of ordained ministers: (NOTE: 
The numbers in parenthesis following each category listing are the question 
numbers in this report form where ministers in that category are listed. The number 
reported below should agree with the number of names listed in the corresponding 
questions.) 

a) Elected as Associate Members? (27) 3 

b) Elected as Probationary Members? (28a, b, c) 17 

c) Elected as Members in Full Connection? (31) 20 

d) Readmitted? (32, 33a, b) 

e) Retired made effective? (34a, b, c) 

f) Transferred in? (30a, b, 35, 36) 9 

g) Transferred out? (41) 3 

h) Discontinued as Probationary Members? (42) 1 

i) Honorably located this year? (43a) 2 

j) Withdrawn? (46a, b, c) 3 

k) Involuntarily terminated? (46d) 

I) Administratively located? (46e) 

m) Terminated by trial? (46f) 

n) Deceased (47a, b, c) 14 



Conference Business Questions 1 72 

59. What is the number of: 

a) Pastoral charges? 604 

b) Local churches? 827 

60. What is the number of clergy members of the Annual Conference: 
a) By appointment category and conference relationship? 

(NOTES: 

(1) Where applicable, the question numbers on this report form 
corresponding to each category have been placed in parenthesis following 
the category title. Where these question numbers appear, the number 
reported in that category should agree with the number of names listed 
in the corresponding question. 

(2) For the three categories of Appointments Beyond the Local Church, 
please report as follows: 

11443. la, c): the number of clergy members appointed within United 
Methodist connectional structures, including district superintendents. 
11443.1b, c): the number of clergy members appointed to extension 
ministries, under endorsement by the Division of Chaplains and Related 
Ministries of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. 
11443. Id): the number of clergy members appointed to other valid 
ministries, confirmed by a two-thirds vote of the Annual Conference. 
See the Discipline paragraphs indicated for more detailed description of 
these appointment categories.) 



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Associate Mbrs/ 


Full-time 


Members in 


Probationary 


Affiliate Mbrs 


LPs 


Categories Full Connection 


Members 


With Vote 


(21a) 


Pastors 


385 


47 


16 


35 


Appointments Beyond the 










Local Church: 










11443. la, c) (76a) 


39 





1 


X 


Appointments Beyond the 










Local Church: 










11443. lb, c)(76b) 


29 








X 


Appointments Beyond the 










Local Church: 










11443. Id) (76c) 


27 








X 


Appointments to 










Attend School (77) 


2 


6 





X 


Appointed to Other 










Annual Conferences (48) 


6 








X 


On Leave of Absence (49) 


9 





1 


X 


On Family Leave (50) 


2 








X 


On Sabbatical Leave (52) 











X 


On Disability Leave (53c) 


10 





3 


(2) 


Retired (54, 55, 56) 


245 





16 


(11) 



Total Mumber, 
Clergy Members 



754 



53 



37 



35 



Grand Total, 
All Conference 
Clergy Members 



879 



b) By gender and racial/ethnic identification? (NOTE: see the instruction for item 
60 for guidelines to assist in the racial/ethnic identification count.) 



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Categories 


Members in 
Full Connection 


Probationary 
Members 


Associate Mbrs/ 

Affiliate Mbrs 

With Vote 


Full-time LPs 

Appointed to 

Pastoral Charge 


Female 
Male 


71 
683 


5 
48 



37 




3 
32 


Total Number, 
Clergy Members 


754 


53 


37 




35 


Grand Total, 
All Conference 
Clergy Members 


879 










Asian 

African American 

Black 

Hispanic 

Native American 

Pacific Islander 

White 


3 

18 
1 
7 

725 


4 

4 
1 
1 

43 




1 



36 










35 


Total Number, 
Clergy Members 


754 


53 


37 




35 


Grand Total, 
All Conference 
Clergy Members 


879 











*The totals entered in these spaces should agree with the comparable totals in the 
bottom two lines of Q.59a). 



PART ffl: DIAGONAL AWHISTERS 

61. Who constitute the Committee on Investigation (112625.4)? 

Principals: 1992-Carol Dell Hayes, 1993-William Weisser, 1994-Elaine Lilliston 
Reserves: 1993-Margaret Anne Biddle, 1996-Patricia Lykins 

62. Who are the candidates for diaconal ministry (11304-305)? 

Juanita Bryant John B. Fisher Myra Porter Peele 

63. Who are consecrated this year as diaconal ministers (11307)? (List alphabetically): 
Alice Kirkman Kunka - Raleigh District 

Kimberly Strong Lamb - Raleigh District 
Anna Gail Dixon Workman - Buriington District 

64. Who are reinstated as diaconal ministers (11313.3c)? None 

65. Who are transferred in as diaconal ministers (11312)? 



1 75 Conference Business Questions 

Patricia H. Archer - Mississippi Conference - 07/01/96 
Linda Logston - Florida Conference - 03/04/96 

66. Wfio are transferred out as diaconal ministers (11312)? 
Elizabeth G. Taylor - WMC Conference - 11/01/95 

67. Who have had their conference relationship as diaconal ministers terminated by 
Annual Conference action (11313.3)? None 

68. What diaconal ministers have died during the year? 

a) Effective: None 

b) Retired: None 

69. What diaconal ministers have been granted leave of absence under 113 13. la, c, d) 
(disability, study/sabbatical, or personal leave): 

a) Since the last session of the Annual Conference? (Give effective date of each): 
Brigitte Ann F. Morris - Personal Leave 02/22/96 (1st year) 

b) At this session of the Annual Conference? (Include names of persons listed in 
Question 69a, if their leaves of absence are continuing): 

Rebecca K. Lile - 07/15/94 (2nd year) 
William H. Remele, Jr. - 06/01/93 (4th year) 
David M. Sluder, Sr. - 06/08/94 (3rd year) 

70. What diaconal ministers have been granted an extended leave (1|313.1e): 

a) Since the last session of the Annual Conference? (Give effective date of each): 
Lois Hardee Stocks - 02/22/96 

b) At this session of the Annual Conference? (include names of persons listed in 
Q.70a, if their leaves of absence are continuing): None 

71. Who have returned to active status: 

a) From disability, study/sabbatical, or personal leave of absence (113 1 3. 1 a, c, d)? 

None 

b) From extended leave (11313. le)? None 

72. Who have taken the retired relationship to the Annual Conference as diaconal 
ministers (11313.2): 

a) This year? Laura Sexton Davenport 

b) Previously? 

Bernice Ballance Robert H. Garrison, Jr. Irene F. Gattis 

Tacoma O'Connor /Mma W. Offutt Wanda Gail Walker 

Leslie C. Womack 

PART IV: APPOIMTMENTS AND CONCLUDING BUSINESS 

73. What clergy members are approved for appointment to less than full-time service, 
what is the total number of years for which such approval has been granted to each, 
and for what fraction of full-time service (in one-quarter increments) is approval 
granted (for purposes of equitable compensation claim and pension credit 
(1111437.2, 441.2, 1606.4b)? 

N/VnE SERVICE IN 1/4 INCREMENTS DATE 

Randy Coy Blanchard one-fourth time 07/01/96 

C. McGee Creech one-fourth time 06/07/68 

Edith Dudley Jenkins one-fourth time 07/01/96 

Mary Ellen Phelan Switzer one-half time 07/01/92 

Richard Martin Tysinger one-half time 07/01/92 

Judy Ellen Westman (PM) one-half time 07/01/95 

John E. Williams one-fourth time 07/01/84 

Johnnie Lee Wright (PM) one-half time 07/01/95 

74. What changes have been made in appointments since the last Annual Conference 
session? (Attach list. Include Appointments Beyond the Local Church and give 
effective dates of ail changes.) 



Conference Business Questions 1 76 

CLERGY: 

BURLINGTON - Nathan H. Byrd of Burlington: Davis Street (104.1) took Disability 

Leave, 9/1/95. 

DURHAM - Michael B. Hobbs from Durham: McMannen (222.1) to Burlington: Davis 

Street, 9/1/95. 

Robert C. Redmond from Durham: Bethany (212.1) to Durham: McMannen (222.1), 

9/1/95. 

Timothy C. Blevins of Durham: Duke's Chapel (217.1) took leave of absence, 

12/1/95. 

Patrice Cheasty-Miller from Oxford: Salem (245.1) to Durham: Duke's Chapel 

(217.1), 12/1/95. 

Lee Roy Pittard, interim supply, to Oxford: Salem (245.1), 12/1/95. 

W. Thomas Clarke of Durham: Carr (215.1) took disability leave, 1/1/96. 

Brian W. Wingo to Durham: Carr (215.1), 1/1/96. 

FAYETTEVILLE - Roger C. Williams from Fayetteville: Wesley-Black's Chapel (450.0) 

to Greenville: Holy Trinity (611.1), 12/1/95. 

Franklin D. Daniels to Fayetteville: Wesley-Black's Chapel (450.0), 12/1/95. 

GOLDSBORO - Billy McCullen, part-time retired, serving Smithfield: Asbury (536. 1), 

deceased 8/14/95. 

John M. Roberts, part-time retired, replaced Billy McCullen, Smithfield: Asbury 

(536.1). 

GREENVILLE - Billy Boyd Cuthrell left Grimesland-Warren's Chapel (615.0) to take 

an appointment beyond the local church, 8/31/95 

Irving F. Terwilliger, ROM, replaced Billy Boyd Cuthrell at Grimesland-Warren's 

Chapel (615.0), 9/1/95. 

Marshall Keith Thomason of Greenville: Covenant (610.1), took leave of absence, 

1 1/1/95. 

Ralph A. Brown from Greenville: Holy Trinity (611.1) to New Bern: Faith 

(729.1),ll/l/95. 

Joseph C. Parker, retired, supplied at Greenville: Holy Trinity (61 1.1) during month 

of November, 1995. 

NEW BERN - Marvin Eugene Tyson from New Bern: Faith (729.1) to Greenville: 

Covenant (610.1), 11/1/95. 

Wayne A. Price from New Bern: Centenary, Associate (728.1) to Trinity (Franklin 

Co.) (854.1), 8/16/95. 

RALEIGH - Bruce W. McPherson of Raleigh: Trinity (Franklin Co.) (854.1), deceased 

8/14/95. 

Michael Pasquarello 111, of Raleigh: Trinity (850.1) to Durham: Bethany (212.1), 

9/1/95. 

Richard R. Blankenhom, retired, to Raleigh: Trinity to replace Michael Pasquarello 

111, 9/1/95. 

Rebecca /\ist McFee (426.1) from Raleigh: Highland (838.1) left appointment. 

7/29/95. 

Kelli Walker-Jones (426.1) to Raleigh: Highland (838.1), 1/2 time, 4/1/96. 

A. J. Wilson III, (443.1b, Clergy Appts. to Extension Ministries), from Director of 

Pastoral Services, Greenleaf Health Systems, Chattanooga, TN, to Pastoral 

Counseling Program Director, Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, TN, 1 1/30/95. 

ROCKINGH/KM - Steve Taylor, interim supply, replaced Bruce Bjork, interim supply 

at RO: Parkton (933.0), 1 1/1/95. 

ROCKY MOGNT - Billy C. Gsrey (426.1). left Trinity Parish (1038.0) to return to the 

Holston Conference, 8/31/95. 

James B. Ward (443.1b Clergy Appt. to Extension Ministries) to Trinity Parish 

(1038.0) full-time, 9/1/95. 



^ '' Conference Business Questions 

Pamela Jo Hudson (443.1d Clergy Appt. to Other Valid Ministries) from Clinical 
.nc!^ShtT^CnS^^ '-''' '''''''' ^^ '^ ^^^^'^■•"' ^-^^"'^ ^-P'- 

7'plt ?r'^^' ^A ^^-^^^"^ ^'"'^y ^PP'- '° ^'^^' ^^'''d Ministries) from Director 
pL^otr? '• m"1"/'"." ^"'^°^'"' "°^P'^^'' R^'d^^"^- ^C to Director of 

g^^lSe^-|A^d,st Retirement Homes, Inc.. Durham, NC, 6/25/96. 

GREENVILLE - Elizabeth G. Taylor, Diaconal Minister, Greenville: Saint James 
613.1) transferred to V/estem North Carolina Conference 1 1/1/95 
Linda S. Logston, Diaconal Minister from the Rorida Conference, transferred to the 
75 S^^rL . °i"^ Conference, serving at Greenville: Jams Memorial (612.1), 3/4/96 

75. Where are the preachers stationed for the ensuing year^ 
(See Appointment List on the following pages ) 

76. What ordained ministers are appointed beyond the local church for the ensuing 
year: 11442. List according to the disciplinary categories listed below ) 

a Within the connectional structures of United Methodism (11443 la c)^ 

b) To extension ministries (11443. lb, c)? 

c) To other valid ministries under the provisions of If 443 Id^ 
(See Appointment List on the following pages ) 

^^' !!^m.T "PPr^"^, *° ^"^"'^ ^^hool (11516.6)? (List alphabetically all those whose 
pnme appointments is to attend school.) 
Associate Members: 
Probationary Members: 
Members in Full Connection: 
(See Appointment List on the following pages.) 

78. Where are the diaconal ministers appointed for the ensuing year (11310)^ 

79 Wh.t'nfh. '."""'^^^' appointments are included in the Appointment List.) 

79. What other personal notations should be made? (Include such matters as changes 
in pension credit (111606.6), correction or additions to matters reported in the 

of clercv "J.11T"""'.''T''''T '°^"^ '" P""°"^ '''''' ^^ '^9^' --^ changes 
or Clergy members and diaconal ministers ) 

lae/ge.^"^^" ' ^""'^""^ ^'°^'^'' "^"^^ '^''^"^^^ ^° ^"'^""^ ^'°yd Hultman. 
^Hi"j^^,,^°^"^^^ changed to Norma Walters Wall, 5/11/96. 

kC^-IL r f " ^'"'^"^ R- R^dd, full connection, was transferred from the 
Kentucky Conference to the North Carolina Conference, 6/12/95 

GOLDSrAro"' w ^^' 'T'^^"1^ '° "^'^'^ Q^^'-S''^ Conference,' 1/1/96. 
L^t^or^w K f^'^'^'^f^" ^''''^'' f"" ^^nnection, was transferred from the 
NErBER^'char" ^°"f^^^"^^ ^° V'^ "^^'^^ ^^^°""^ Conference, 7/1/95. 
RAI FIPH -5!^^'^"^ Pierces name changed to Chariene Pierce-Guider. 2/17/96. 
RALEIGH - Richard Neal Invin, full connection member of North Carolina 

SANFORD ' pful^ u '?' '^'''^^" "°^^ ^^^°""^ Conference. 1 1/1/95 

1 1/18/95 " Hackney's name changed to Elizabeth Hackney Hood, 

^kTm^J^^ ■ ^^"^''^ ^- ^^"^°"' PTLP, discontinued as of 7/1/95 
Shah Mohammed Hussain, PTLP. discontinued as of 7/1/95 
80. Where shall the next Conference Session be held (11703 3P 
Methodist College, Fayetteville, North Carolina 



Conference Appointments 1 78 

THE 1996 - 1997 APPOirfTMENTS 

Key to Appointment List 

PM Probationary Member AM Associate Member 

FL Full-Time Local Pastor PL Part-Time Local Pastor 

SL Student Local Pastor RM Retired Pastor Serving as Supply 

OM Member of Other Conference OD Member of Another Denomination 

IS Interim Supply PL/D Part-time Local Pastor/Deacon 

[2] Indicates number of churches on the charge. Number in right-hand column indicates 

the number of years clergy has been appointed to that charge. 

BGRUNGTON DISTRICT - 51 Charges 

Rodney G. Hamm, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 1 

3118 Truitt Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 

Bellemont J. Albert Trotter 5 

Bethel Larry Glynn Patrick PM ... 2 

BURLINGTON: 

Davis Street Michael B. Hobbs 2 

. . Associate Suzanne Cloyd Hultman OM ... 3 

Emmanuel Denny C. Wise 4 

Faith T. Scott Watford 4 

Front Street William C. Simpson, Jr 2 

. . Associate Richard O. Greenway PM ... 3 

Diaconal Minister . Anna Gail Workman 

Grace Carson O. Wiggins 4 

St. Paul's Samuel A. Williams, Jr 3 

Burlington Ct. [2] Charles D. Myers 4 

Carrboro David L. Harvin 6 

Cedar Grove Ira H. Smith 2 

Center G. Rosser Carter 111 SL . . . . 2 

CHAPEL HILL: 

Aldersgate Susan L. Allred 10 

Amity Richard C. Vaughan 8 

Christ Reagan V. May 2 

Orange Robert C. Flynn 4 

. . Associate Rachel R. Gonia 5 

University William H. Gattis 11 

. . Associate Ronald E. Gonia 5 

Diaconal Minister . Carol Denise Conner Waters 

Chestnut Ridge Jay William Bissett SL . . . . 2 

Cobb Circuit (3] Rufus E. Butner III 4 

Concord Jeanne Ross Neal SL . . . . 1 

Efland James T. Weaver, Jr 2 

Elon College: First Randall E. Innes 1 

Eno-Palmers Grove [2] Neal E. Wingfield SL . . . . 1 

Evergreen J. Donald Johnson 2 

Fairview John H. Dutton, Jr 2 

Friendship Alvin M. Home 15 

GRAHAM: 

Christ-Cedar Cliff [2] James L. Bryan 5 

First Marshall R. Old 9 

Diaconal Minister . Cynthia D. Powell 

Haw River Terry L. Huffines 6 

Hebron Jesse C. Staton, Jr 4 

Hightower [3] A. Eugene Goldfinch, Jr 3 

Hillsborough Herman N. Ward, Jr 28 

Leasburg R. Van Spivey SL . . . . 1 

Lebanon-Carr [2] Marty J. Cauley SL . . . . 2 



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Mebane Rex E. Brooks 4 

Milton [3] Frankie M. Garton PM ... 3 

Mt. Hermon Rick A. Moser 4 

New Hope-Purley [2] Floyd R. Morrow, Jr 3 

Mew Sharon Carl Dean Belcher 8 

Phillips Chapel Ebern Earl Allen 6 

Prospect Scott T. Wilkinson 2 

Rock Creek Steven Taylor SL . . . . 1 

St. Luke's L. William Baird OD ... 2 

Salem (Alamance) Sam F. Martin III 5 

Saxapahaw Rachel T. Moser 4 

Shiloh William A. Haddock, Jr 8 

Swepsonville Glenn B. Everett 1 

Union Grove Norman R. Fitzgerald PM ... 6 

Walnut Grove R. Michael Sykes 11 

West Orange [2] John W. Ruth 1 

Yanceyville Thomas Denny SL . . . . 1 

DURHAM DISTRICT - 56 Charges 

ALBERT SHCJLER, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 7 
522 S. Duke Street, Durham NC 27701 

Allensville-Trinity [2] G. Ronald Patton 5 

Andrews Chapel Reginald W. Ponder, Jr SL . . . . 1 

Bahama: Mt. Bethel Ronald J. Snider 3 

Banks-Grove Hill [2] Diane M. Blanchard 1 

Brookland-Brooksdale [2] D. Brent Laytham 2 

Butner: Community Carol Noy SL . . . . 3 

Concord Andrea R. Woodhouse 1 

Creedmoor Everett J. France 3 

DGRHAM: 

Aldersgate Johnny H. Branch 3 

Asbury Richard A. Stanley, Jr 2 

Asbury Temple Walter E. McLeod 3 

Bethany Michael Pasquarello III 2 

Bethesda Norma J. Walters 6 

Calvary Laurie H. Coffman 3 

Carr Brian W. Wingo 2 

Duke Memorial Mark W. Wethington 5 

. . Associate Lisa Brown Cole 2 

Diaconal Minister . Robert Irvine 

Duke's Chapel Patrice Cheasty-Miller 2 

Epworth Charles K. Morrison 7 

. . Associate Bess G. Hunnings 5 

Diaconal Minister . Susan M. Parker 

Glendale Heights Edward F. Bogie 3 

Good Shepherd Shane M. Benjamin PM ... 1 

Lakewood Ramon D. Torres III OM ... 4 

McMannen Robert C. Redmond 2 

Parkwood Vickie S. Pruett 3 

Pleasant Green R. Lawrence Bowden, Jr 7 

Resurrection Edith L. Cleaves 2 

St. Paul Clinton W. Spence PM ... 1 

Trinity H. Gray Southern 6 

. . Minister of Program . . . Catherine Fluck Price OM ... 2 

Ellis Chapel Henry M. Hunnings RAM . . 3 

Retcher's Chapel Delores A. Langley 4 

Granville Circuit [2] Lily K. Chou SI 1 



Conference Appointments 180 

Granville-Vance [3] Donnie L Jones SL . . . . 3 

Helena D. Christopher Hill 7 

HENDERSON: 

City Road D. Stephen Stutts PM ... 3 

First J. Donald Phillips 2 

White Memorial-Hermon [2] . Benjamin Sims SL . . . . 1 

Lea's Chapel William D. Lain SL . . . . 1 

Marrow's Chapel Christian Whitehead SL . . . . 3 

Massey's Chapel Marilyn K. Shipman PM ... 9 

Mt. Sylvan Robert D. O'Keef 2 

Mt. Tabor-Riverview [2] Henry M. Hunnings RAM . . 1 

Mt. Tirzah Edward C. Hill PM ... 5 

Mt. Zion Stuart Tucker 1 

Oak Grove David W. Woodhouse 1 

Oxford Alan P. Swartz 3 

Oxford: Salem Lee Roy Pittard ill SL . . . . 2 

Rehoboth-Harris Chapel [2] .... Robert C. Tilley FL . . . . 2 

Rougemont [3] David B. Smith 3 

ROXBORO: 

Ca-Vel Connie Stutts SL . . . . 1 

Grace Guy V. Soule, Jr 6 

Longhurst Stewart A. Crank SL . . . . 3 

Long Memorial W. D. Sabiston, Jr 3 

Salem (Person Co.) Jeffrey L. Roberts 8 

Stem-Bullock's (2] Jeanne B. Allen SL . . . . 2 

Stovall John W. Yount PL/D . 19 

Tabernacle Douglas O. Townley SL . . . . 2 

Warren's Grove R. Richard Dawson PM ... 1 

ELIZABETH CITY DISTRICT - 42 Charges 

WILLIAM M. PRESNELL, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 4 
P. O. Box 1662, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 

Ahoskie W. Kenneth Hall, Sr 5 

Albemarle Frank Alexander RM ... 2 

Anderson Terry M. Williams PL ... . 3 

Center Hill Thomas Reck PL ... . 2 

Chowan: Bethany Ralph I. Epps RM ... 1 

Colerain TBS 

Colington Robert L. Pitsch ROM . . 6 

Creswell (3) G. Kevin Baker PM ... 4 

Currituck [2] Linwood S. Jones AM ... 5 

Duck David S. Clift 3 

Edenton W. Stanley Smith, Jr 3 

ELIZABETH CITY: 

City Road Charies E. McKenzie 14 

First William A. Ruth 2 

Riverside Samuel D. McMillan III 4 

Gatesville [3] Lisa Creech Bledsoe PM ... 2 

Harrellsville (2) TBS 

Hatteras [3] James R. Huskins 6 

Hertford Jonathan E. Strother 4 

Kinnakeet [3] Raymond C. Warren FL . . . . 1 

Kitty Hawk Francis C. Bradshaw 4 

Manns Harbor [2] James Edward Tosto FL . . . . 2 

Manteo: Mt. Olivet Dennis M. Goodwin 1 

Mt. Hermon Haywood W. Gillikin 7 

Moyock Roderic L. Mullen 2 



lol Conference Appointments 

Murfreesboro [2] William M. Jeffries 1 

New Hope Milton B. Collier, Jr 2 

Newland-Grace [2] Alan C. Gibson 8 

North Gates [3] William H. Altman FL . . . . 1 

Ocracoke J. Allen Lovell PM ... 2 

Perkins Margaret Saunders PL . . . 10 

Perquimans [3] Bobby L. Jordan AM ... 2 

Pilmoor Memorial F. Bruce Allen 2 

Plymouth Carolyn R. Smith 1 

Sharon Hope A. Vickers PM ... 2 

Shiloh (Stumpy Pt.) Kenneth Davenport PL ... . 3 

South Camden [2] David O. Moehring 1 

South Mills [3] Berry L. Taylor II PM ... 1 

Tyrrell [3] James Harold Daniels OD ... 2 

Gnion-Newbegun [2] Steven N. Formo PM ... 5 

Wanchese: Bethany William E. Holliday 3 

Windsor [2] Clyde A. Denny 4 

Woodland W. Sherman Guthrie AM ... 6 

FAYETTEVILLE DISTRICT - 49 Charges 

J. THOMAS SMITH, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 5 

1911 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, NC 28305 

Angier Henry W. Lee 4 

CLINTON: 

First Homer E. Morris 2 

Grace Danny G. Allen 6 

Clinton Ct. [3] William R. Rudd 3 

Coats Charles L. Herrin 3 

Coharie Sidney A. Collins PL ... . 6 

Cotton George B. Williford PL ... . 4 

Cumberland Wade W. Crabtree 4 

Dunn: Divine Street M. Francis Daniel 5 

Erwin W. Kenneth Hall, Jr 2 

FAYETTEVILLE: 

Camp Ground George A. Jones 4 

Christ Walter L. Graves 7 

Cornerstone Benjamin S. Sharpe, Jr 2 

Culbreth Bobby P. Tyson, Jr 1 

Gardners Michael A. Davis 2 

Grace-Trinity [2] Carolyn Woriax PM ... 1 

Harry Hosier Eldrick R. Davis 8 

Haymount William E. Braswell 2 

. . Associate Carl H. King FL . . . . 1 

Diaconal Minister . David Anthony Argo 

Hay Street Bmce D. Taylor 5 

John Wesley Lawrence E. Johnson 9 

Johnson Memorial Gregory K. Jenks 4 

Person Street Wilson Strickhausen IS .... 4 

St. Andrews Haywood A. Smith 7 

St. Matthews Susan C. Lindblade 5 

Salem Raymond K. Wittman 4 

Victory John H. Tyson 4 

Wesley Heights Tryon D. Lancaster IS .... 5 

Goshen-Keener [2] Thomas B. Supplee 2 

Harnett: Cokesbury H. M. Chrismon RM ... 4 

Hope Mills J. A. Winston 111 3 

Hopewell Dennis R. Sheppard 8 



Conference Appointments 182 

Kipling Richard L. Hanse 6 

Leslie Amos L. Laine ROM . 22 

Lillington Stacey Z. Graves 4 

Linden: Parkers Grove Won Seok Namkoong PM ... 2 

Mamers [3] Curtis M. Mull, Jr FL . . . . 4 

Marvin David J. Beck SL . . . . 4 

Newton Grove [3] Thomas D. Hoogerland 4 

Raeford Carson S. Tyson 4 

Raeford: Hoke [2] Donald R. Shields 3 

Roseboro Duke C. Lackey 6 

Sampson [3] Andrew B. Wood PL ... . 8 

South River [3] Timothy S. Taylor FL . . . . 1 

Spring Hill Bobby P. Tyson, Sr 4 

Spring Lake Allen C. Edens, Jr RM . . 10 

Stedman: Cokesbury Eric N. Lindblade, Jr 5 

Tabor Milton E. Little PL . . . 13 

Union James W. Caviness, Jr AM ... 6 

Wesley-Black's Chapel [2) Franklin D. Daniels 2 

GOLDSBORO DISTRICT - 47 Charges 

JAMES C. LEE, DISTRICT SGPERINTENDENT - 3 
P. O. Box 1516, Goldsboro, NC 27533 

Benson [2] David C. Benson 1 

Beston John M. Roberts RM ... 1 

Bethel Wallace B. Lewis AM ... 9 

Bethel (Duplin Co.) Mark Stephens PL ... . 1 

Brogden Gregory G. Scott FL . . . . 3 

Brownings-Smith [2] James O. Murphy, Jr PM ... 2 

Ebenezer John D. Mitchell RM ... 1 

Eureka [3] Henry F. Sanders, Jr OD ... 1 

Faison L. James Lowe OM ... 1 

Falling Creek Lee Edwards IS .... 1 

Four Oaks W. Joseph Yow, Jr 9 

Fremont Richard L. Ward 4 

Friendship-Gnity Jerry E. Mitchell PL ... . 3 

Garris Chapel C. McGee Creech 28 

GOLDSBORO: 

Daniels Memorial Virgil B. Huffman 4 

Jefferson Joseph E. Kossan 2 

New Hope Stephen N. Little 3 

Pine Forest Mark H. Kennedy, Jr 9 

Providence James L. Hobbs 5 

St. Luke Charles K. Moseley 1 

St. Paul John S. Paschal 3 

. . Associate Madison N. Hankal 2 

Salem T. R. Miller Fl 1 

Institute-Hickory Grove [2] Charles F. Eakin RM ... 8 

Johnston Ct. [2] Donna Fowler-Marchant OD ... 1 

Kenansville Parish [4] Roger D. Paxton 1 

Kenly-Buckhorn [2] Bryan C. Trotter OD ... 2 

LaGrange Thomas W. Newman PM ... 2 

Magnolia [4] John C. Andrews 1 

Micro-Fellowship [2] Kris Robert Meyer SL . . . . 2 

Mt. Olive: First Joseph W. Forbes 1 

Pikeville-Mt. Carmel [2] Wayne M. Hicks 4 

Pine Level-Sanders [2] Jan N. Hill SL . . . . 2 

Princeton Otto H. C. Hardt 2 



7 DO 

-' ^^ Conference Appointments 

Rones Chapel james M. Short .... P 

^°^f H'll Paul T. Stallsworth 4 

1^,^'"^°" • H. Dennis Draper, Jr. ...::: 7 

Selma: Edgerton Steven M. Una o 

iMmFrELD^.^ -•=-« ""-p^^'"^ :::::::.:::: ,s- : : : : ? 

^^^"""y Samuel L. Wood dm i 

^^"te^^ry G. Paul Phillips ill ... . ^ ■ ■ 4 

. . .... Diaconal Minister . Richard J. Williams 

Whitley-Elizabeth [2] Steven M. Hall ^ 

l?T^ ^1:/"°"" *^°-^ ^°y^e D. odom ..■.■.■.■:.■ PM ■ ■ ■ ■ ? 

Waker Memorial T. C. West, Jr PL " ' ' 1 

,^3"^^^ Frank I. Lloyd PL .... 3 

,^^^f ^ •^- Richard C. Sharp .' .' 3 

^^^^°°d David H. Francis .■.■.■.■:::: 5 

" Joseph Gouverneur SL . . 2 

GREENVILLE DISTRICT - 43 Charges 

H. Sidney Huggins III, DISTRICT SGPERIMTENDENT - 1 
. ,„ 215 Commerce Street, Greenville, NC 27858 

^T""^ '^ ^°h" ^- Lupton, Jr FL ? 

°^J '2] .^ Ronald F. Estes FL " ' " ? 

BelArthur[3] Wilbur C. Ormond ' ' ' PL ' ' ' li 

^?^^' .• : Gayla G. Estes • ■ • • FL . . . 10 

FH^'^T'S; • 1 ^^"'^' T- Earnhardt ....::: „ 

Edwards Chapel W. Mark Clayton PL ' ' 5 

gSI^ILLE: Randall G.Maynard ...///////■''.[■■ A 

ST^^"*. ^- Eugene Tyson 2 

V°'y \T'^ Edith D. Jenkins f 

Jams Memorial Thomas G. Holtsclav. . \ 

■ ■ Associate W. David Harrington p 

Diaconal Minister . Linda Logston 



^^- ^^^^^ Woodrow W. Wells, Jr. ^ 

■ ■ Associate Dennis M. Adams . p 

Diaconal Minister . Stephen W. Vannhn 11 



^ .^ uiaconal Minister . Stephen W. Vaughn 

^"'^^^ ••- Samuel W.Loy 5 

Gnmesland-Warrens Chapel [2] . . In^ng F. Tenvilliger .' rqm' ' ' 2 

^^'^S^^^.^^] William L Barbee ROM ' ' 2 

.1°"y Spnngs Warren S. Cash am " J 



Hookerton ' ' J rl'lc^ m„u._ ^ ■ • • 5 

Kmijo"!^/- •■••■ ''^^-^oBriant :::::::::::: ^ ...5 



, .„ ,^, ^- Crispin Noble dm -d 

^^^^^^"^ 12] S. Gene Hadden .::::: ; .' SL . '. '. '. 4 



Queen Street m. Whit Warren, Jr. 

Associate William Craig Ham .....' .' .' .' .' ." .' .' .' PL .' .' .' 



Westminster jack M. 



Benfield 



2 



Lane's Chapel-Bethany [2\ . '. [ [ [ Daniel P. Powers .■.■.■■ p, /n" " "o^ 



Mattan.sk^et[4,...--.:::::^R-^-— .::;; ^^-24 

Nobl'J; Ch'^'TrJ^' ^^"^ SP^^ks Carpenter .:'.'.'/-' m '" I 

Pink H ,-?.^K:Tf ?r^^'^ '21 . . Douglas R. WooSworth : : : is'^ " " ' ' 



Pink Hill-Beula^lle [2] . . . . ^ . . . w cl^Tk Barfie.d ^°"" '"■••? 

^^'"^°^ •.,; Jeny M. Schronce . .' .' .' .' FL ' ' ' ' 2 

^?,^^^^°"^"^ Ann Giles Benson FL . . . . 2 

^^'^"^ Charles B. Owens .■.■.■;.■; .' .' .' .' .' .' ' ' 12 



Conference Appointments 184 

Sharon Shirley Acker Ward PL ... . 2 

Snow Hill: Calvary Paul B. Scott, Jr 5 

Stokes [3] Dennis C. Lamm PL ... . 1 

Swan Quarter [4] Chris D. Humphreys FL . . . . 3 

Vanceboro Roger D. Cope 3 

Vanceboro Circuit [3] Julia A. Dees FL . . . . 1 

WASHINGTON: 

Asbury M. Claire Clyburn 2 

First Milton T. Mann 2 

. . Associate Polly Taylor PM ... 1 

Washington Circuit [2] Craig Richardson FL . . . . 1 

Webb Chapel James Krepps PL ... . 3 

Wesley Memorial W. Nelson Fulford RAM . . 9 

Williamston Clyde B. Cheezem 3 

Woodington Claude T. Wilson RM ... 3 

NEW BERN DISTRICT - 47 Charges 

Samuel Wynn, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 1 
1503 Kimberly Road, New Bern, NC 28562 

Alliance-Arapahoe [2] Penny Dollar Farmer 11 

Asbury Charles C. Smith 5 

Atlantic William F. Williams 2 

Beaufort: Ann Street W. Rickman Pinner 2 

Associate Scott Russell Smith FL . . . . 1 

Beech Grove-Rhems [2] James E. Williams OM ... 2 

Belgrade-Tabernacle [2] Joseph C. Parker RM ... 1 

Bridgeton Todd S. Krueger 6 

Broad Creek Wilbur C. Teachey RM ... 2 

Cedar Island-Sea Level [2] R. L. Carpenter, Jr 3 

Core Creek-Tuttles Grove [2] . . . . Michael N. Nelson FL . . . . 4 

Dover-Clarks [2] R. M. Armstrong 111 3 

Harkers Island Sherwood A. Godwin 2 

Harlowe-Oak Grove [2] Hobart W. Burnside, Jr 2 

HAVELOCK: 

Cherry Point Walter W. Gaskins, Jr 9 

First Edward M. Gunter 4 

Haw Branch Joseph Earl Boyd PL ... . 1 

Hubert: Oak Grove Pollard G. Cannon PL ... . 1 

Hubert: Queens Creek Jerry A. Jackson 5 

JACKSONVILLE: 

Northwoods James R. Oliver, Sr 1 

Pine Valley Ronald E. Gardner OM ... 1 

Trinity William C. Spencer, Jr 4 

Marshallberg-Smyrna [2] Ellis J. Bedsworth RM ... 6 

Maysville Lon W. Miller 4 

Merrimon H. Paul Harris PL ... . 1 

Midway-Bethlehem [2] James H. McLean FL . . . . 5 

MOREHEAD CITY: 

First Milton H. Gilbert 2 

. . Associate Danielle A. Spiwak FL . . . . 1 

Franklin Memorial Joseph A. Motley 1 

St. Peter's David A. Banks 13 



1 85 Conference Appoin tmen ts 

MEW BERN: 

Centenary David J. Goehring 1 

Carol W. Goehring 1 

Faith Ralph A. Brown 2 

Garber E. Powell Osteen, Jr 2 

Diaconal Minister . Cynthia Zirlott 

Riverside Lester C. Bissette RM ... 2 

Trinity Leonard P. Doucette 1 

Newport: St. James Robert S. Pullman 6 

Oriental J. Stanley Brown 1 

Pamlico Cooperative Parish [5] . . Michael D. Weber 5 

. . Associate Michael G. Register PL ... . 7 

. . Associate Michael Roach PL ... . 5 

. . Associate Thomas M. Nichols PL ... . 1 

Pollocksville-Lee's Chapel |2] ... Jeffrey L. Severt 3 

Richlands William A. Boykin 5 

Riverdale J. Neal Salter, Jr 4 

Salter Path John M. Crowe 1 

Shady Grove-Cypress Creek [2] . . Robert Hagerty FL . . . . 1 

Sneads Ferry: First Kathy Clark-Dickens 2 

Straits-North River [2] James M. Durner FL . . . . 1 

Swansboro A. Ray Broadwell 1 

Associate W. Allen Bingham 2 

Trenton-Maple Grove [2] Charlene Pierce Guider 7 

Verona Elva L. Morton III PL ... . 4 

Williston-Stacy [2] James K. Stalnaker AM ... 7 

RALEIGH DISTRICT - 64 Charges 

KERMIT L. BRASWELL, DISTRICT SGPERINTENDENT - 2 
P. O. Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 

Apex Henry N. Lovelace 10 

Bethlehem-Shady Grove [2] .... M. Dale Curtis SL . . . . 1 

Bunn-Hill King Ct. [2] Gregory L. McGarvey PM ... 2 

Calvary Samuel H. Brown RM ... 2 

GARY: 

First D. Douglas Jessee 8 

. . Associate H. William Green 8 

. . Min. of Ed/Youth A. Craig Gaither OD ... 5 

Diaconal Minister . Patricia V. Hicks 

Genesis Karen H. Whitaker 2 

. . Associate Guy L. Olinger PL ... . 3 

Macedonia Glenn E. Mason 3 

St. Francis R. Carl Frazier, Jr 8 

. . Associate Laura J. S. Benson OM ... 1 

White Plains W. Edward Privette 4 

. . Min. of Mbrshp/Evang . . D. Ray Warren 5 

Clayton: Home Memorial Richard L. Stone III 4 

Disciple Stuart M. Milton 1 

Ebenezer Gerry G. Davis 2 

Ebenezer-Wesley [2] Sidney E. Stafford 7 

Flat Rock Jeffrey D. Arthurs PM ... 3 

Franklinton Sandra J. (Rose) Conner 2 

Fuquay-Varina David E. Brownlee 6 

GARNER: 

Garner James E. Sutton 3 

St. Andrews Glenda N. Johnson 6 

. . Associate Harriett J. Bryan OM ... 2 



Conference Appointments 186 

Gillburg Pamela J. Gilliam PM ... l 

Hollands R. Keith Nanney 4 

Holly Springs Horace T. Ferguson PL ... . 9 

Jerusalem C. Michael Collier SL . . . . 1 

Knightdale Richard P. Wilkerson 2 

Leah's Chapel-Shiloh (2) George C. Megill RM ... 2 

Louisburg Richard T. Clayton 5 

Macon [3] Judy E. Westman PM ... 4 

Middleburg [3] Joyce Reynolds Mott 6 

Mt. Zion Judi J. Smith 4 

Norlina James E. Bailey 1 

Piney Grove W. Marshall Stewart PL ... . 2 

Plank Chapel Thomas M. Hollis 5 

RALEIGH: 

Asbury Jerry T. Smith 8 

Diaconal Minister . Robert L. Huckaby, Jr. 

Avent Ferry W. Bryan Faggart OD ... 2 

Benson Memorial Hugh H. Cameron 5 

Cokesbury Theodore V. Carter 10 

Edenton Street Roger V. Elliott 2 

. . Associate Kathryn R. Johnson 1 

Diaconal Minister . William J. Weisser 

Fairmont Steven A. Hickle 7 

Hayes Barton George W. Johnson 1 

Associate Sally G. Bates PM ... 1 

Diaconal Minister . Judy Olivia Jolly 

Highland James H. Bailey 3 

. . Associate James H. Harry 2 

. . Associate Kelli Walker-Jones OM ... 1 

Jenkins Memorial Randy C. Blanchard 1 

Layden Memorial Mary Ellen P. Switzer 2 

Longview John E. Upham, Jr 4 

Millbrook Edward F. Hill II 2 

. . Associate Patrick Looney SL . . . . 3 

North Raleigh Billy F. Seate 1 

Peace Christian Community . Michael D. Frese PM ... 1 

Pleasant Grove Jonathan A. Minnick 4 

Raleigh Korean Kwang Youn Han OD ... 2 

St. James W. Eric Carson 5 

St. Mark's Brian G. Gentle 7 

. . Associate Donald K. Stewart PM ... 1 

Diaconal Minister . Kimberly Strong Lamb 

Soapstone Hope Morgan Ward 11 

Trinity William C. Townsend 1 

Wesley Memorial Milford Oxendine, Jr 2 

Westover John W. Wenberg, Jr 2 

Wilson Temple Jesse Brunson 10 

Sunrise Gary E. Allred 1 

Trinity (Franklin Co.) Wayne A. Price 2 

Onion Chapel Lynwood C. Boyette 4 

Vance Charge [2] William H. Otis PM ... 3 

Wake Forest William W. Snotherly, Jr 2 

Warren [2] J. Victor Culberson SL . . . . 3 

Warrenton: Wesley Memorial .... Charles M. Litzenberger 3 

Wendell Tommy L. Evans 1 

Zebulon Tommy G. Privette 3 

Zion Gilliam P. Wise FL . . . . 4 



187 Conference Appointments 

ROCKINGHAM DISTRICT - 57 Charges 

BEM C. ROGSE, DISTRICT SGPERINTENDENT - 4 
P. O. Box 1588, Laurinburg, NC 28353 

Ashpole Center George L. Locklear PL ... . 5 

Beaver Dam-Green Lake [2] .... Eric R. Joyce PL ... . 3 

Bethesda Robert H. Hargrove FL . . . . 4 

Caledonia Michael W. Leburg 1 

Collins Chapel Herbert Lowry, Jr PL ... . 7 

Cool Spring George McDougald OM ... 1 

Cordova .' Alvin J. Morris 4 

Ellerbe-Mount Pleasant [2] Dennis J. Glennon FL . . . . 2 

FAIRMONT: 

Pleasant Grove Arletha M. McDougald PL ... . 2 

Trinity-Olivet Kimberly G. Pollock 1 

Fairview Larry Chandler IS .... 1 

Retcher's Chapel-St. Peter [2] . . . Henry Lee Blue PL ... . 2 

HAMLET: 

Fellowship W. Donald Warren 1 

First Lawrence C. Higgins 2 

St. Peter Larry Robinson 3 

Hickory Grove William A. Burns PL ... . 2 

Laurel Hill Brian D. Perry AM ... 4 

LAURINBGRG: 

Central J. Quinton Covington, Jr 8 

First Wilbur I. Jackson 3 

Galilee-Beaver Dam [2] .... Doris T. Fox 2 

St. Luke Jesse V. Bone 5 

Ledbetter William O. Hewett PL ... . 3 

LGMBERTON: 

Asbury Everette F. Bass, Jr PL ... . 2 

Branch Street Joel Garth Locklear SL . . . . 1 

Chestnut Street Charles L. Pollock 3 

Diaconal Minister . David M. Hines 

Mt. Olive Parish [2] William E. Cummings 3 

Pineview Kellie Gallagher-Smith IS .... 1 

Lumberton Circuit [3] Stanley A. Gallagher-Smith FL . . . . 1 

Maxton: St. Paul's John D. Butson 2 

Maxton Circuit [3] Robert A. Fairley AM . . 14 

Mt. Zion-Wall's Chapel [2] Johnnie Lee Wright PM ... 2 

New Philadelphus John L. Locklear PL ... . 6 

Norman [3] W. Joseph Wilburn 1 

Parkton George Harvey PL ... . 1 

Pembroke: First E. Ray Brooks 1 

Pembroke Circuit [3] Leroy Worth, Sr PL ... . 4 

Pleasant Grove Terry Hunt SL . . . . 2 

Prospect Bill James Locklear 6 

Diaconal Minister . Harold D. Jacobs 

RED SPRINGS: 

Rhyne Memorial James. E. Malloy, Jr 3 

Trinity Jo-Ann M. Oulton 3 

Roberdell LaVerne B. Womack, Jr 2 

ROCKINGHAM: 

East Dena McFarland White 4 

First Tom M. Faggart 5 

Glenwood Harold H. Harbin, Jr AM ... 1 

Pee Dee Keith A. Miller OD ... 2 

Philadelphia Peter G. Singletary, Jr PM ... 2 



Conference Appointments 188 

St. Paul Robert L. Retcher IS .... 1 

Trinity-Zion [2] James D. Pearson PM ... 2 

West David V. Spaulding 2 

ROWLAND: 

New Hope David O. Mailoy 14 

Rowland Audrey C. Holmes 4 

St. John-Gibson [2] Chong Ho Yang PM ... 1 

St. Pauls Adolph C. Smith 5 

Sandy Plains Kong Suk Namkung 3 

Snead's Grove James F. Thompson, Jr PL ... . 2 

Tabernacle Donald M. Dawkins PL . . . 20 

West Robeson Marshall Locklear PL ... . 2 

ROCKY MOGNT DISTRICT - 44 Charges 

THOMAS E. LOFTIS, DISTRICT SGPERINTENDENT - 3 

3621 Sheffield Drive, Rocky Mount, NC 27803 

Bailey [2] R. Branson Sheets ill 7 

Bethlehem-York [2] Douglas W. Billups PL ... . 2 

Black Creek-Lucama [2] Max O. Vincent OM ... 1 

Calvary [3] Luis F. Reinoso 4 

Conetoe John E. Williams 13 

Conway Robert M. Hammond 4 

Edgecombe Parish [2] Graham Royal! AM ... 3 

Elm City Paul R. Dunham PM ... 4 

Enfield-Eden-Whitakers [3] J. Rodney Lane, Jr AM ... 2 

Evansdale William V. Taylor 1 

Gaston [3] Robert W. Simpson PM ... 3 

Gold Valley Roger C. Williams FL 1 

Halifax [3] Leonard J. Rex 3 

Hart-Speight (2] A. J. Eure RM ... 2 

Hawkins-Tabor [2] W. Christopher Aydlett 4 

Hollister Austin Anderson IS .... 4 

Homes-Sims [2] Roger C. Williams FL . . . . 1 

Littleton Vance C. Way 2 

Milwaukee [3] John M. Bowman AM ... 2 

Mt. Pleasant-Middlesex [2] K. Bryan Sexton, Jr 4 

Mt. Zion W. Joseph Stallings OD ... 1 

Nashville C. Arthur Wall 2 

Northampton [3] Leon D. Fowler 1 

Red Oak Holt A. Clarke SL 2 

Rich Square-Woodland [2] Charles H. Plowman PM ... 1 

Roanoke [2] Gregory C. Minnick FL . . . . 4 

ROANOKE RAPIDS: 

First Samuel W. Dixon, Jr 1 

Rosemary Jerry J. Juren 2 

ROCKY MOUNT 

Englewood John E. Harwood, Jr 3 

Diaconal Minister . Elaine A. Lilliston 

First Caswell E. Shaw, Jr 3 

. . Associate Luise K. Weinrich PM ... 2 

St. Paul John M. Check 1 

Sandy Cross James L. Reavis, Jr 13 

Scotland Neck Sally S. Plowman 2 

Seaboard [4] Hunter H. Preston 5 

. . Associate Dan Bowman RM ... 2 

Smith William E. Clements 1 

South Rosemary J. Sidney Epperson 1 



189 Conference Appointments 

Spring-Lebanon-Garysburg [3] . . Victor L. Galipi 1 

Spring Hope [2] John R. Woodard, Jr 2 

Stantonsburg Ralph M. Hill 2 

Tarboro: St. James Robert L. Wallace 1 

Trinity Parish [3] James B. Ward 2 

WILSON: 

First Charles M. Smith 3 

. . Associate Roy F. Falgout, Jr 2 

West Nash Susan Pate Greenwood 1 

Winstead A. Gene Cobb, Jr 2 

SANFORD DISTRICT - 52 Charges 

JACK L HUNTER, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT - 2 
1511 Columbine Road, Sanford, NC 27330 

Aberdeen: Page Memorial [2] ... Julian W. Scott 8 

Asbury-Bethlehem [2] Allison B. Hocutt SL . . . . 4 

Biscoe-Bascom [2] Janet K. Buffaloe 4 

Bonlee [3] Richard A. Farmer SL . . . . 2 

Broadway-Morris Chapel [2] .... Douglas B. Currin 8 

Buckhom Gregg A. Presnal PM ... 5 

Bynum David C. Hutchins SL . . . . 1 

Candor Mark E. Lykins 1 

Carbonton Lacy "Buck" Frye PL ... . 2 

Carthage Lovell R. Aills 1 

Center William K. Mitchell, Jr 4 

Chatham-Cedar Grove [2] Randall S. McQueen SL . . . . 1 

Chatham: Mt. Zion Gary Phillips PL ... . 2 

Chatham-Lee Hispanic Minis. [2] . Hector Millan OD ... 2 

Cool Springs Mary Ellen Bender PL ... . 1 

Cumnock Jim Mentzer PL ... . 3 

Doub's Chapel Clarence Garner RM ... 1 

Ether Jerry Dean Martin SL . . . . 1 

Fair Promise-High Falls [2] Robert M. Martin OM ... 4 

Goldston Susan Harsh-Cafferty 6 

Hickory Mountain Mary L. VonCanon RM ... 6 

Jones Chapel Jack M. Hunter RM ... 2 

Lemon Springs Jack W. Page, Jr 2 

Little River-Melton's Grove [2] ... J. C. Chaffin RM ... 1 

Love Joy-Macedonia [2] J. Alex Maultsby III 3 

Merritts-Ebenezer [2] Richard M. Tysinger 5 

Moncure Everett Eason RM ... 1 

Mt. Gilead: First (2] James H. Harris, Jr 2 

Mt. Pleasant B. Fallon Melvin, Jr FL . . . . 6 

Pinebluff [3] William J. Witt, Jr 5 

Pinehurst Steven W. McElroy 2 

Piney Grove-Hickory Grove [2] . . Duane R. Partin PM ... 1 

Pittsboro: First Benjamin R. Melvin 8 

Pittsboro Circuit [2] Ray T. Gooch 15 

Pleasant Hill-Mt. Carmel [2] Joseph W. Casteel AM ... 3 

Poplar Springs-Memphis [2] .... Thomas A. Simpson SL . . . . 1 

Robbins: Tabernacle Earl G. Dulaney 2 

Sandhills [3] Donald Burns IS .... 4 

SANFORD: 

Jonesboro Terry A. Bryant 3 

St. Luke Paul L. Leeland 3 

. . Associate Elizabeth M. Hood 5 

Sanford Circuit [3] Leonard E. Fairley 5 



Conference Appointments 190 

Sardis-Parsons Grove [2] Gary Kemp SL . . . . 3 

Siler City: First Thomas L. Sweeley 3 

Silk Hope [2) Robert B. Way, Jr SI 3 

Smyrna Jimmy Ray Tatum 7 

Southern Pines J. Edward Morrison 3 

Associate Peggy O. Witt 5 

Diacona! Minister . Patricia J. Lykins 

Star Jerry W. Cribb 4 

Troy: Trinity Charles M. Cook 3 

Troy Circuit [4] C. Glenn Hancock AM ... 7 

Vass-Cameron [2] W. Arthur Warren, Jr 8 

West End Ronald E. Dietrich 1 

Zion TBS 

WIL/VVINGTON DISTRICT - 52 Charges 

RUTH E. HARPER, DISTRICT SGPERINTENDENT - 5 
2201 Lynnwood Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 

Bethel-Lebanon [2] Barry P. Drum PM ... 4 

Bladen [3] Michael Cast PM ... 3 

Bolton-Shiloh [2] T. Lloyd Pendergraft ROD . . 1 

Brunswick Circuit (2] Russell R. Knowles RAM . . 5 

Burgaw [2] Bobby E. Smith 4 

Associate Karen C. Howell PL ... . 1 

Carolina Beach: St. Paul Gerald R. Massey AM . . 19 

Carver's Creek James R. Hines FL . . . . 1 

Chadbourn-Evergreen [2] Warren Heitzenrater FL . . . . 3 

Clarkton [2] Luther M. Peele, Jr RM ... 2 

Dublin [2] Larry D. Crane 4 

Elizabeth town: Trinity Robert E. Bergland 6 

Fair Bluff-Cerro Gordo [2] Judith B. Drye PM ... 2 

Garland [3] Benjamin E. Horton PL ... . 3 

Hallsboro G. Jerome Smith 1 

Hampstead James D. Bell 1 

Harrells: Centenary Jeanne L. Ray PL ... . 4 

Herrings Chapel Hugo Lopez ROM . . 1 

Hope Kendall J. Guthrie 1 

Jordan's Chapel Lenier E. Furr PL ... . 5 

Kelly: Trinity Dean H. Morton PL ... . 6 

Lake Waccamaw J. Taiton Madison, Jr 6 

Maco: Shiloh William H. Pearsall. Sr PL 2 

Mishop Springs Richard C. Baldwin PL ... . 3 

Ocean View Frederick E. Roberts 6 

Old Dock [3] Carroll L. Fitzgerald PL 2 

Peace E. Harrell Hinson PL ... . 2 

Pleasant Grove Willie F. Allen PL ... . 5 

Riegelwood: Wesley Faye B. Rouse FL . . . . 2 

Rocky Point John K. Ormond, Jr 4 

Scotts Hill: Wesleyan Chapel . . . Curtis W. Campbell 1 

Associate Anthony A. Adams PL ... . 7 

Seaside (Brunswick) Jerry Lowry 4 

Shallotte: Camp George D. Speake 7 

Shallotte Circuit [3] Roger A. Armistead FL . . . . 2 

Sharon: Holden Beach Lynn T. Wall 2 

Southport: Trinity William T. Cottingham 1 

Tabor City: St. Paul Robert H. Ray 1 

Wesley's Chapel David C. Wade 4 

Westview Emmett J. Highsmith PL ... . 4 



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Whiteville Berry O. Barbour 2 

WILMINGTON: 

Epworth Margaret B. Hockett PL ... . 6 

Fifth Avenue Michael H. Elliott 3 

Grace Jerry S. Dodson 4 

Harbor Camille Y. Edwards 2 

Oleander-Devon Park [2] ... Willie H. Frizzelle Fl 3 

Pine Valley Ecwood C. Lancaster 10 

. . Associate Marty E. Duffell PM ... 1 

St. John-Smith Chapel Herbert Zigbuo OM ... 1 

Sunset Park Robert J. Bauman 3 

Trinity Jannes L. Summey 2 

Diaconal Minister . Patricia H. Archer 

Wesley Memorial Samuel D. McMillan, Jr 1 

. . Associate Charies J. Hause RL . . . . 9 

. . Associate Gary H. Brown ROM . . 1 

Wrightsboro James L. Wilson 9 

Wrightsville Timothy J. Russell 1 

Zion James C. Reed, Jr PM ... 1 

APPOINTA'ErfrS BEYOND THE LOCAL CHURCH 

( ) Indicates District to Which Related 

(Par. 443.1. a) CLERGY APPOINTMErfTS WITHIN THE CONNECTIONAL STRGCTGRE 
OF UNITED METHODISM: 

(RA) Baldridge, Robert L. - Executive Director, Conference Council on Ministries; 

Pleasant Grove CC 
(DG) Brown, Wesley F. - Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Affairs, Divinity 

School, Duke University; Durham: Epworth CC 
(RA) Byrd, Douglas L. - Executive Director, United Methodist Foundation, Inc.; 

Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 
(DU) Campbell, Dennis M. - Dean,Divinity School.Duke University;Durham:TrinityCC 
(BU) Campbell, Jerry Dean - University Librarian, University of Southern California; 

Chapel HilhUniversity CC 
(FA) Chandler, George P. - Professor, Columbia College, Columbia, SC; Fayetteville: 

Hay Street CC 
(FA) Christian, Robert S. - Professor, Methodist College; Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 
(RA) Compton, Stephen C. - Associate Director, Conference Council on Ministries; 

Raleigh: Hayes Barton CC 
(DU) Cox, Richard Lewis - Dean for Residential Life, Duke University; DU:Epworth CC 
(RO) Cummings, Jimmy F. [AM) - Associate Director, Conference Council on Ministries; 

Lumberton: Mt. Olive CC 
(RM) Davis, H. Charies - Missionary to Armenia; Tarboro: St. James CC 
(EC) Eariy, Laura G. - Program Coordinator of Elizabeth City District; Gatesville CC 
(GR) Earnhardt, Daniel T.- Campus Minister,East Carolina University;ChocowinityCC 
(NB) Farmer, John A. - Manager/Director, Camp Don Lee; Alliance-Arapahoe CC 
(DU) Felton, Gayle Cariton - Assistant Professor, Divinity School, Duke University; 

Durham: Resurrection CC 
(RM) Hadley, J. Milton, Jr. - Director of Chaplaincy Services, Durham Methodist 

Retirement Community; Rocky Mount: First CC 
(FA) Hale, Michael L - Family Life Specialist, MHC; Hope Mills CC 
(FA) Hendricks, M. Elton - President, Methodist College; Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 
(GO) Hinnant, H. Mallie - General Evangelist, Goldsboro; Princeton CC 
(DU) Jenkins, David O. - Campus Minister, Wesley Fellowship, Duke University; 

Durham: Glendale Heights CC 
(RA) Joyner, F. Belton, Jr. - Administrative Assistant to the Bishop and Director of 

Ministerial Relations; Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 
(DU) Loyd, Roger L. - Librarian and Professor of Theological Bibliography, Duke 



Conference Appointments 192 

University Divinity ScFiool; Durham: Duke Memorial CC 
(RA) Maness, Tracy A. - Family Life Specialist, Methodist Home for Children; Raleigh: 

Benson Memorial CC 
(RO) Mangum, Robert L. - Director, Southeastern Jurisdiction Association for Native 

American Ministries; Prospect CC 
(RA) Mann, W. Joseph - Director, Rural Church Division, The Duke Endowment; 

Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 
(RM) Oldham, Kirk B. - Chaplain, NC Wesleyan College; Rocky Mount: Englewood CC 
(FA) Parrish, Carrie W. - Chaplain, Methodist College; Stedman: Cokesbury CC 
(RA) Peterson, F. Gerald - Director, Family Preservation Services, Methodist Home for 

Children; Cary: Genesis CC 
(DG) Ponder, Reginald W. - President and CEO, Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc.; 

Durham: Epworth CC 
(DG) Rawlings, James A., Jr. - Associate Director, Pastoral Services, Duke Medical 

Center; Durham: Epworth CC 
(DG) Richey, Russell E. - Associate Dean for Academic Program, Divinity School, Duke 

Gniversity; Durham: Trinity CC 
(FA) Safley, Michael W. - Vice President for Student Affairs, Methodist College; 

Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 
(RA) Sharpe, William G. IV - Campus Minister and Director of Raleigh Wesley 

Foundation; Raleigh: Fairmont CC 
(RA) Smith, A. Clay - Executive Director, Hinton Rural Life Center, Hayesville, MC; 

Franklinton CC 
(RA) Stafford, Sidney E. - Chaplain and Professor, Louisburg College; Louisburg CC 
(RA) Stanley, Bruce E. -Associate Director, Conference Council on Ministries; Raleigh: 

Edenton Street CC 
(RA) Stark, Rufus H. II - President, Methodist Home for Children; Raleigh: Edenton 

Street CC 
(DG) Steinmetz, David C. - Professor, Divinity School, Duke Gniversity; Durham: 

Resurrection CC 
(RA) Warren, James I., Jr. - Director, Intentional Growth Center, Lake Junaluska 

Assembly; Raleigh: St. James CC 
(FA) Weaver, Walter P. - Professor, Florida Southern College;Fayetteville:Hay Street CC 

(Par. 443. l.b) CLERGY APPOOiTMEmTS TO EXTEMSION MIMISTRES: 

(FA) Beeson, Gilbert W., Jr. - Family Life Specialist, Fayetteville Family Life Center; 

Fayetteville: Camp Ground CC 
(DG) Best, Nancy R. - Chaplain, Durham Regional Hospital; Trinity CC 
(EC) Cherry, Corbin L. - Chaplain, VA Medical Center; Hertford CC 
(SA) Cottingham, John G. - Chaplain, GS Army; Goldston CC 
(GR) Cyr, Ronald D. - Clinical Chaplain, Caswell Center, Kinston; Kinston: Queen 

Street CC 
(EC) Dickens, Jan J. - Chaplain, GS Air Force; Murfreesboro CC 
(NB) Dickens, J. Van - Chaplain, GS Navy; Sneads Ferry: First CC 
(DG) Forringer, Julie B. - Psychotherapist/Clinical Director, Family Counseling Service; 

Durham: Trinity CC 
(SA) Franklin, K. Mike - Chaplain, GS Navy; Sanford: St. Luke CC 
(RO) Gales, Alvester I. - Chaplain. GS Army; Retcher's Chapel-St. Peter CC 
(DG) Grissom, David R. - Superintendent, Oxford Orphanage; Oxford CC 
(BG) Gum, Donald F. - Director of Pastoral Care, Alamance Health Services, Inc.; 

Phillips Chapel CC 
(SA) Hall, Stephen B. - Chaplain, GS Navy; Broadway-Morris Chapel CC 
(GR) Harris, Robert G., Jr. - Chaplain, VA Medical Center, Lexington, KY; Ayden CC 
(RO) Herring, Charies M. - Chaplain, GS Army; Lumberton Ct. CC 
(EC) Hillman, Randy A. - Associate Director of Chaplain Services, Forsyth Memorial 

Hospital, Winston-Salem; Ocracoke CC 
(FA) Jackson, Richard C. - Chaplain, GS Army; Fayetteville: John Wesley CC 
(FA) Jernigan, Julius O. - Chief of Chaplain Service, VA Medical Center; Fayetteville: 

St. Andrews CC 



193 Conference Appointments 

(MB) Lewis, Jerry Dean - Chaplain, OS Air Force; Morehead City: Franklin Mem. CC 
(FA) Mackey, John M., Sr. - Director, Fayetteville Family Life Center; Fayetteville: Hay 

Street CC 
(RA) Merchant, Michele R. - Protestant Chaplain/Bereavement Cood., St. John's 

Regional Medical Center, Oxnard, CA; Raleigh: Soapstone CC 
(RO) Murphy, Miles, Jr. - Chaplain, VA Medical Center; Red Springs: Rhyne Mem. CC 
(RM) Shannonhouse, Richard D. - Chaplain/Director of Pastoral Services, Methodist 

Medical Center, Jacksonville, FL; Rich Square-Woodland CC 
(SA) Singley, Kenneth C. - Chaplain, GS Army Reserves, Active Duty; Hickory Grove- 

Piney Grove CC 
(FA) Smith, Neil E. - Clinical Chaplain, McCain Correctional Hospital, McCain, NC; 

Cumberland CC 
(DG) Stanfield, Edwin Douglas - Chaplain, GS Navy; Durham: Epworth CC 
(RA) Thompson, Leo C. - Pastoral Counselor, Triangle Mental Health Associates; 

Raleigh: Hayes Barton CC 
(RA) Waggoner, James M. - Chief of Chaplaincy Services, NC Division of Youth 

Services; Raleigh: St. Mark's CC 
(RA) Wilson, A. J. Ill - Pastoral Counseling Program Director, Memorial Hospital, 

Chattanooga, TN; Raleigh: Edenton Street CC 

(Par. 443. l.d) CLERGY APPOIMTMErfrS TO OTHER VALID MINISTRIES: 

(BG) Alexander, J. C, Jr. - Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Western 

Carolina Gniversity; Chapel Hill: Aldersgate CC 
(SA) Black, Bobby C. - Chaplain, The Village Chapel, Pinehurst, NC; Aberdeen: Page 

Memorial CC 
(SA) Brown, Philip S.- Executive Director.Penick Memorial Home;Southern PinesCC 
(BG) Byers, Leonard C. II - Director, Department of Pastoral Care, Cleveland Memorial 

Hospital, Shelby; St. Luke's CC 
(DG) Chandler, Daniel Ross - Visiting Scholar, Gnion Theological Seminary, New York 

City; Durham: Asbuiy CC 
(SA) Danek, Thomas A. - Administrator, Juvenile Services Division, NC Administrative 

Office of the Courts; Pittsboro: First CC 
(RA) Daniel, David E. - President, Midland College, Midland, TX; Louisburg CC 
(BG) Hicks, Phyllis Kay - Director, Pastoral Care and Counseling Institute of Durham- 
Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill: Aldersgate CC 
(RM) Hudson, Pamela Jo - Chaplain, Sandhills Hospice, Inc., Pinehurst; Roanoke 

Rapids: Rosemary CC 
(GR) Johnson, C. Reginald - Professor of Spiritual Formation, Asbury Theological 

Seminary, Wilmore, KY; Greenville: Jarvis Memorial CC 
(Wl) Kasper, John Mark - Counselor, Hemenway Counseling Services, Wilmington; 

Ocean View CC 
(DG) Marsicano, Leslie M. - Assistant Dean of Students, Davidson College; Durham: 

Epworth CC 
(RA) McQuade, J. Stanley - Methodist Chaplain, Campbell Gniversity; Raleigh: St. 

James CC 
(DG) Morgan, Deborah Ann - Counselor, Duke Cancer Patient Support Program; and 

Counselor at Marriage & Family Counseling & Consultation Ctr. (Durham); 

Durham: Resurrection CC 
(RA) Nagel, Donald C. - Medical Director, Alcohol Rehabilitation Center, Black 

Mountain; Cary: First CC 
(WI) Ormond, John K., Jr. - Counselor,Parkside Clinic,Wilmington;Rocky Point CC 
(BG) Pace, James H. - Professor, Elon College; Elon College: First CC 
(NB) Porter, Ernest R. - Executive Director, Church Funding Associates, Inc.; New 

Bern: Centenary CC 
(DG) Potter, Benjamin F., Jr. - Chief Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, Gaston 

Memorial Hospital; Durham: Aldersgate CC 
(RA) Price, Barbara K. H. - Pastoral Counselor, Triangle Pastoral Counseling, Inc.; 

Cary: First CC 
(RA) Purcell, Joan M. - Program Coordinator, Triangle AIDS Interfaith Network, 



Conference Appointments 1Q4 

Raleigh; Cary:First CC 
(FA) Scanlan, Caria J. - Director, Pastoral Counseling and Family Therapy, 

Englewood, CO; Fayetteville: Haymount CC 
(RA) Scroggs, Robin J. - Professor, Union Theological Seminary, NY; Raleigh: Hayes 

Barton CC 
(Wl) Stokes, John L. ill - Professor of English, GNC-Wilmington; Wilmington: Wesley 

Memorial CC 
(DG) Webb-Bowden, Julia - Program Assistant, Society of Saint Andrew; Durham: 

Pleasant Green CC 
(RO) Willingham, Malcolm C. - Vice-President of Clinical Services, Carolina Behavioral; 

Rockingham: First CC 
(DG) Woodcock, Eldon G. - Professor, Nyack College, Nyack, NY; Durham: Carr CC 

(Par310.b) DIAGONAL MINISTERS APPOCSTEDTHROGGH UMC-RELATED AGENCIES: 

(BG) Biddle, Margaret Ann - Child Care Consultant,MHC;Burlington:Front Street CC 
(DG) Hayes, Carol Dell - Associate Director, Conference Council on Ministries, 

Durham: Epworth CC 
(RA) Nicholson, Sue Ellen - Associate Director, Conference Council on Ministries; 

Raleigh: Millbrook CC 
(BG) Norton, Mary Jane Pierce - Staff, General Board of Discipleship, Nashville, TN 

(Par. 313.1 a,c,d) DIAGONAL MINISTERS ON LEAVE: 

(RA) Lile, Rebecca Kay - Personal Leave; Fuquay-Varina CC 

(NB) Morris, Brigitte Freeman - Personal Leave 

(Wl) Remele, William H., Jr. - Personal Leave 

(SA) Sluder, David - Personal Leave 

(GR) Stocks, Lois Hardee - Extended Leave; Salem CC 

(Par. 426.1) CLERGY APPOINTED IN ANOTHER ANNUAL CONFERENCE: 

(RO) Aaron, Charles L., Jr. - Staples-Kingsburg Charge, Pastor, Southwest Texas 

Conference; Lumberton Circuit CC 
(EC) Funkhouser, M. L. - Lake View GMC, Pastor; South Carolina Conference 
(RA) Johnson, Paul Jones ill - Snellville GMC, Associate Pastor; North Georgia 

Conference 
(RA) Hatch, Mary Martha - Buncombe Street GMC, Associate Pastor of College & 

Youth Ministries; South Carolina Conference 
(FA) Grant, Henry B., Jr. - Stanhope Yoke Charge, Pastor, Iowa Conference; 

Fayetteville :Trinity CC 

(Par. 438) CLERGY APPOINTED TO ANOTHER DENOMINATION: 

(GR) Tnjm, Mary Smith - British Methodist Church, Parish Minister, Ryton & Pmdhoe 
Circuit, Northern England; Washington: First CC 

(Par. 448) CLERGY LEAVE OF ABSENCE: 

(NB) Brown, Vernon W. - Swansboro CC 

(GR) Cuthrell, Billy B. [AM] - Ayden CC 

(RA) Jarrett, Eddie Jo - Raleigh: St. Mark CC 

(GR) McAdams, David S. - Kinston: Queen Street CC 

(NB) Parker, Richard H. - Carroll's Chapel CC 

(RM) Smith, Robert; K. - Rocky Mount: St. Paul CC 

(Wl) Smith, William Thomas - Tabor City: St. Paul CC 

(DG) Strock, Stephen F. S. - Durham: Tabernacle CC 

(GR) Thomason, M. Keith - Chocowinity CC 

(RA) Thompson, E. Geiselle I. - Raleigh: Trinity CC 

(Par. 449.1) CLERGY FAMILY LEAVE: 

(RA) Helms, Suzanna Ross - Raleigh: Jenkins Memorial CC 
(RM) Parker, Joyce-Lenore - Mount Zion CC 



195 Conference Appointments 

(Par. 451) CLERGY DISABIUTY LEAVE: 

(RA) Barber, W. Edward - Raleigh: Wesley Memorial CC 

(SA) Blanchard, George F. - West End CC 

(BG) Byrd, Nathan H. - Burlington: Davis Street CC 

(DG) Clarke, W. Thomas - Durham: Carr CC 

(NB) Craig, Robert B. [FTLP] - Belgrade-Tabernacle CC 

(RO) Davis, Donnie Gray [AM] - Rockingham: East CC 

(MB) Helms, Julian Brice, Jr. - Jacksonville: Northwoods CC 

(GO) Hicks, James Wesley, Jr. (AM) - Pikeville-Mt. Carmel CC 

(NB) Hodge, Rudolph H. - Shady Grove CC 

(FA) Hollowell, Clifton R. - Fayetteville: Hay Street CC 

(RM) Lewis, Richard F., Sr. [AM) - South Rosemary CC 

(BG) Moore, Donna Susan - Elon College: First CC 

(RO) Rudd, Robert J. - Rockingham: Pee Dee CC 

(Wl) Smith, George C. - Bethel-Lebanon CC 

(GO) Tart, Michael L. IFTLP] - Eureka CC 

(Par. 516.3) HOME MISSIONARIES: 

Lovell, Grace - Robeson County Church & Community Center, Lumberton, NC 
Townsend-Jones, Shirley - Church & Community Worker, Bennettsville-Cheraw Area 
Coop Ministry, Maxton, NC 

(Par. 516.6) CLERGY APPOITfTED TO ATTEND SCHOOL: 

A. Probationary Members: 

(Wl) Cheyney, Stephen Roberts - Duke Divinity School 

(DG) Drake, Para R. - Duke Divinity School 

(RO) Jeffries, Jonathan - Duke Divinity School 

(DG) Joyce, Thomas E. - Duke Divinity School 

(GO) Nelms, Benjamin E. - Nash General Hospital 

(RO) Todd, Troy Kevin, Graduate School, Appalachian State Gniversity 

B. Members in Full Connection: 

(DG) Fogleman, Leland Jan - Graduate School, California School of Psychology, 

California; Durham: Trinity CC 
(GO) Metcalf, Ellen H. - N.C. Memorial Hospital; Goldsboro: St. Paul CC 

(Par. 313.2) RETIRED DIAGONAL MINISTERS: 

Bernice Ballance, R. H. Garrison, Jr., Irene F. Gattis, Tacoma F. O'Connor, Alma W. 
Offutt, Wanda Gail Walker, Leslie C. Womack 

(Par. 410.5, Par. 452) RETIRED CLERGY: 

BG Gayle T. Alexander, Chester J. Andrews, James A. Auman, Rene' O. Bideaux, W. 

R. Crowder, Lewis H. Dodson, Robert K. Eldredge, H. H. Hodgin, Joe D. Lister, 

L. R. Mason, Jr., G. Robert McKenzie, Jr., Robert C. Mooney, Jr., Robert W. 

Morgan, Robert E. Lee Moser, George W. Ports, Jr., Robert B. Storrs, Jr., E. 

Russell Stott, Tommy Tyson, Christian White, William L. Wolfe 
DG P. Wesley Aitken, Franklin L. Alexander, Gordon E. Allen, Jr., Walton N. Bass, 

Richard R. Blankenhorn, John R. Blue, Billy M. Garden, Helen G. Crotwell, N. A. 

Desrosiers, Albert F. Fisher, Matt R. Gardner, R. S. Harrison, Henry M. Hunnings 

[AM], Geraldine D. Ingram, O. Kelly Ingram, Barney L. Jones, Jr., Vassar W. 

Jones, Johnie L. Joyce, Kimsey A. King, Jr., Wallace H. Kirby, Charles H. 

Lancaster, Brooks B. Little, Eric O. Murray, Robert T. Osborn, Charles E. Owens, 

H. Worth Pearce, John E. Reed, R. Dennis Ricks, Jr., Cecil W. Robbins, Charles 

K. Robinson, C. A. Simonton, Charles M. Treihart [RLP], A. M. Williams, Kelly J. 

Wilson, Jr. 
EC Lewis A. Dillman, Edwin L. Earnhardt, Ralph I. Epps, Lawrence A. Green, C. B. 

Hutcherson, Charles H. Hutchinson, Doris J. Johnson, John T. Ledford [RLP], 

Edgar E. Whitley, William E. Worley 
FA John K. Bergland, H. A. Bizzell. Jr., W. Hoyt Cheek, H. M. Chrismon, Allen C. 

Edens, Jr., N. B. Hill, Jr., Johnnie S. Huggins [AM], H. Garland Knott, James R. 



Conference Appointments 196 

Lancaster, Jr., Maurice L. Lancaster [AM], Samuel S. Lee, Williann P. Lowdermilk, 
Lawrence E. Lugar, James E. McLendon, John G. Olive [AM], T. Arnold Pope, 
Robert M. Poulk, Chades E. Sparks, Clarence L. Warren, Samuel J. Womack 
GO Robert L. Bame, Everette E. Bryan [AM], A. D. Byrd, Jr., Fred F. Dillon [AM], 
Charles F. Eakin, Daniel M. Forbes, Jr. [AM], Charies M. Hackett, H. L. Harrell, C. 
E. Hix, Jr., Jean L. Hood, Grady L. Kinley, F. D. Lamneck, Don Paul Lee, John 

D. Mitchell, E. G. Purcell, Jr., John M. Roberts, Mevin D. Snyder, Aaron G. Tyson, 
S. L. Wood, P. C. Yelverton 

GR M. Randall Baker, F. W. Fortescue, W. N. Fulford [AM], Murrell K. Glover, R. 
Vance Hardison, Jr. [RLP], A. P. Hill, Jr., John W. Hobbs, Jack Manly Hunter, 
Richard Leonhard [RJ-P], James G. Lupton, James H. Miller, Jr., Clarence E. 
O'Briant, J. B. Parvin, M. O. Stephenson, Wayne E. Thomas, E. M. Thompson, 
Jr., Roy L. Turnage [RLP], Robert E. Walston, James H. Warren, Gladys R. 
Williford, Claude T. Wilson 

MB Edward P. Armstrong, Ellis J. Bedsworth, Lester C. Bissette, Paul C. Browning, 
Charies V. Bryant, Roy O. Burgess, Clingman C. Capps, James H. Coile, Irving 

E. Cook, W. C. Feltman, Virgil L. Free [AM], Herbert F. Home [RLP], Horace L. 
McLaurin, Samuel S. Moore, Robert L. Nicks, Joseph C. Parker, Harold T. 
Pickett, Willliam W. Sherman, Jr., Robert S. Shields, Jesse C. Staton, Sr., Wilbur 
C. Teachey, James A. Tingle, Charies I. Gmstead [AM], Peari G. West 

RA Troy J. Barrett, Joseph K. Bostick, Samuel H. Brown, John M. Cline, Thomas A. 

Collins, John H. Crum, G. W. Crutchfield, B. L. Davidson. Murry L. DeHart, Jr., 

Clyde H. Dunn, Edward C. Elliott, F. Owen Fitzgerald, Jr., K. E. Frazier, J. W. 

Garrison, J. Conrad Glass, R. Keith Glover, Riley T. Hamilton [RLP], Dwight C. 

Jarvis, Norwood L. Jones, R. Norman Knight, Henry B. Lewis, J. C. Loy, W. N. 

McDonald, Robert F. McKee, H. M. McLamb, George C. Megill, C. M. Mitchell, 

J. P. Moorman, Argel H. Payne, W. B. Petteway, L. P. Plyler, F. R. Randolph, J. 

Eari Richardson, J. P. Rickards, K. B. Sexton, Neil H. Thompson, C. Clyde 

Tucker, Jr., Vernon C. Tyson, H. Robert Warren, John H. V/hite, James A. 

Williams, Arthur W. Winstead, O. B. Wooldridge, Jr. 
RO John D. Aycock, Kenneth E. Beane, Paul G. Bunn, Simeon F. Cummings, Willie 

J. Evans, Robert S. Gibson, T. H. House, Harold F. Leatherman, Robert A. 

MacLean, Leonard E. Mayo, Clyde G. McCarver, B. F. Meacham, W. F. Meacham, 

Robert F. Moore, Evander Parnell [AM], Lee A. Phillips, J. H. Shiver, L. Ray 

Sparrow, James C. Stokes, Jr., Amos H. Stone, D. D. Traynham, William M. 

Wells, Jr., Luther V. Wesley [AM], Kermit R. V^eeler, Herman S. Winberry 
RM L. E. Blackburn, Sidney G. Boone, Daniel D. Bowman, G. Lloyd Edge, Aydlett J. 

Eure, Jr., Paul W. Evans [AM], C. W. Goldston, John T. Greene, Don Lee Harris, 

Lester P. Jackson, T. R. Jenkins, R. Harry Jordan, Carieton P. McKita, Dan E. 

Meadows, Charies H. Mercer, Ben F. Musser, Brooks Patten, John T. Smith, H. 

Langill Watson, H. M. Wilkinson 
SA Morris L. Barber, William H. Brady, James C. P. Brown, Robert F. Bundy, Angus 

M. Cameron, J. Claude Chaffin, John R. Crew, Jr., W. A. Crow, Jefferson W. 

Davis [RLP], W. Everette Eason, Clarence Garner, C. Franklin Grill, James W. 

Hamilton, C. S. Hubbard, Travis W. Owen, R. Bruce Pate, J. E. Sponenberg, 

Mary L. Von Canon, Ben H. Wilson III 
WI Clyde S. Boggs, Leon M. Brock [RLP], H. Fred Davis, Ralph L. Fleming, Jr., 

Charies J. Hause [RLP], F.D. Hedden, Russell R.Knowles [AM], W. Douglas Lamb 

[AM], Rayford H. Methvin, P.D. Midgett 111, Luther M.Peele, Jr., John S. Pearsall, 

Robert E.Rattz [AM], James A.Starnes, Roger E.Thompson, Tracie Varnum [RLP] 



197 Legislation 

LEGISLATION 

CHARTER OF 

NORTH CAROUNA CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES 
PURPOSE: In The North Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church an 
Annual Conference Council on Ministries shall be organized which will be referred to 
hereafter as The Council. PURPOSE - The purpose of the structure, staff, and progranns 
of the North Carolina Annual Conference shall be to help prepare and empower local 
congregations to be strategic centers for ministry and mission. The Council shall: (a) 
receive program recommendations from local churches, district agencies. Annual 
Conference agencies, and the Jurisdictional and General Council on Ministries; (b) 
develop these recommendations into a coordinated program to be recommended to the 
Annual Conference program, and (c) provide implementation for and administration of 
the coordinated program as adopted by the Conference. 

MEMBERSHIP - the membership of The Annual Conference Council on Ministries shall 
consist of the presiding bishop, the district superintendents; representatives of Conference 
agencies as determined by the Conference; the Conference Secretary; two represent- 
atives of the Conference youth organization; two representatives (one to be president) of 
the Onited Methodist Women; the Conference Lay Leader; two representatives of the 
Conference United Methodist Men, one of whom shall be the president; two young adults; 
one lay person from each district, members of General Council on Ministries. Up to five 
(5) members at large, if necessary to make the membership of the council representative 
of the various constituencies of the Annual Conference. 

The following agencies shall be represented in the Conference Council by the 
chairperson. 

Commission on Archives and History 

Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns 

Commission on Church and Society 

Commission on Communications 

Commission on Congregational Development 

Commission on Education 

Commission on Evangelism 

Commission on Health and Human Services 

Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry 

Commission on Laity 

Commission on Missions and Outreach 

Commission on Outdoor and Camping Ministries 

Commission on Religion and Race 

Commission on Social and Ecumenical Ministries 

Commission on Status and Role of Women 

Commission on Stewardship 

Commission on Worship 

Committee on Budget 

Committee on Conference Staff Relations 

Committee on Disaster Preparedness 

Committee on Ethnic Local Church Concerns 

Committee on Native American Ministry 

Committee on Prison Ministry and Prison Reform 

Council on Youth Ministries 
OTHER MEMBERS - The following shall be members of the Council without vote: 
Salaried and volunteer Annual Conference Staff, Conference Treasurer - Business 
Administrator, President of the Council on Finance and Administration, Director of Rural 
Church Affairs of the Duke Endowment, Executive Director of United Methodist Founda- 
tion, Administrative Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Ministerial Relations. 



Legislation 1 98 

(Persons serving on General Agencies would serve as ex-officio members on the 
appropriate Commission or Committee.) 

OFFICERS - The officers of the Council shall be a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson, and 
a Secretary. They shall be elected by The Council. 

THE EXECGTIVE COMMITTEE shall be composed of the following: Chairperson of the 
Council on Ministries, Vice-chairperson of the Council on Ministries, Secretary of the 
Council on Ministries, Bishop, Director of The Council, one Superintendent, Member (s) 
of General Council on Ministries, Lay Leader, President of United Methodist Women, 
President of United Methodist Men, President of Conference United Methodist Youth 
Fellowship, the Chairperson of the Committee on Budget, and two At-Large Members to 
be appointed by the Bishop. Approximately one-half of the members of the Executive 
Committee shall be lay persons. 

The Executive Committee shall be amenable to The Council and shall exercise 
administrative, counseling, and research and planning functions for The Council. The 
Chairperson of the Executive Committee may appoint any of The Council Staff Members 
to sen/e in a counseling relationship with any Agency responsible to The Council. 
COMMITTEES - The Council shall institute the following committees: Committee on 
Budget, and Council on Youth Ministry. It may institute other committees as may be 
deemed essential for the effective discharge of its responsibilities. 
DIRECTOR - The Council shall elect, upon nomination by the Committee on Conference 
Staff Relations, in consultation with the Cabinet, an executive officer to be known as the 
Conference Council Executive Director. The Director shall be in consultative relationship 
to the Cabinet on matters relating to correlation, implementation, and administration of 
the Conference Program and other matters as the Cabinet may determine. 
STAFF - All Annual Conference Program Staff shall be amenable to the Council, and shall 
be known as the Conference Council Staff. The Staff shall be under the supervision of the 
Council Director. Ordained ministers on the staff are subject to being appointed by the 
presiding Bishop. 

The council shall be authorized to recruit adequate and qualified personnel to 
implement the work of The Council on Ministries. 

RELATIONSHIPS - The Council shall have the following relationships, including the 
amenabilities indicated. 

1. All Annual Conference program commissions and committees shall cooperate with 
and be amenable between sessions of the Annual Conference to the Council on 
Ministries of the Annual Conference in matters relating to the development, 
implementation, and administration of the program. 

2. All Annual Conference agencies shall submit the elements of program which are to 
be promoted in, supported by, or implemented by the local churches of the 
Conference to the Council for consideration, coordinating, and calendaring prior to 
presentation to the local churches. The Council may request District or Annual 
Conference agencies to implement a program for the entire conference. 

3. The Council staff shall be responsible, in cooperation with the district super- 
intendents, for the implementation of the Conference program. 

4. The Council may develop and carry out a program of Conference Advance Special 
Giving. 

5. For the purpose of having the most effective leadership at strategic administrative 
levels, each district shall have a District Council on Ministries composed of the 
following: the District Superintendent, District Lay Leader, District President of 
United Methodist Women, District President of United Methodist Youth, District 
President of United Methodist Men, Coordinators (for Adult and Family Life, Young 
Adults, Youth, and Children's Ministries), and the district directors of the Annual 
Conference Commissions and Committees, the district representative on the 
Conference Council on Ministries, and others deemed necessary who shall be 
selected by the District Superintendent unless otherwise provided for by The 
Discipline. These persons shall be expected to work closely with the District 



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Superintendent in providing effective leadership for the entire Conference and 
District Programs as they relate to district promotion and cultivation. 

6. Adequate secretarial service for staff functions shall be provided by the Council. 
However, even though a secretary is aligned to a particular office, all secretaries are 
employees of The Council, not a particular Commission or Staff Person. 

FUNCTIONS - The functions of the Annual Conference Council on Ministries are: 

1. To study the mission of the Annual Conference and the local churches of the 
Conference, and to determine program emphasis which will assist the Conference 
and the local churches to perform their mission. 

2. To describe, coordinate, and organize opportunities to serve within the mission. 

3. To receive program recommendations from the local churches, the District and 
Annual Conference agencies, and the Jurisdictional and General Council on 
Ministries; to evaluate these recommendations; and to formulate a coordinated 
Conference program to be presented to the Annual Conference for consideration. 

4. To provide for implementation and administration of the program adopted by the 
Conference. 

5. To provide program resources and assistance in program planning implementation 
for local churches. 

6. To provide staff personnel for implementing and administering the conference 
program, in conjunction with the various commissions and committees of the 
Annual Conference. 

7. To promote principles of good communication within the Conference to provide 
two-way channels of communication between Annual Conference agencies, District 
Councils on Ministries, and local churches, and to lead the Conference in making 
creative use of communications and opportunities offered by modern mass media, 
including Conference and General Church periodicals and resources and to offer 
counsel in public relations activities for the Conference. 

8. To provide communications training opportunities for leaders in the Annual 
Conferences and the local churches. 

9. To interpret the programs of the General Church and the Annual Conference to the 
local churches and to promote all General and Conference benevolent causes in 
cooperation with the standing General Commission on Communication. 

10. To give leadership in research and planning for the Conference and to cooperate 
with other research and planning agencies. 

11. To cooperate in ecumenical projects and events which have been approved by the 
Conference. 

12. To study and coordinate the budget asking of the Conference agencies as they 
relate to the Conference program and to make recommendations regarding the 
same to The Council on Finance and Administration. 

13. To interpret the Conference program to the local churches with a view toward 
gaining the financial support needed in order to implement that program. 

14. To provide for relationships v»^th the media within the Conference, including 
newspapers, radio and television; take initiative in television programming at the 
Conference level, and give counsel to districts and local churches concerning 
television, utilizing the resources of the General Commission on Communication; 
provide for the use of videotape within the Conference; perform public relations 
functions for the Conference and assist in the public relations of agencies and 
institutions of the Conference. 

15. To provide guidance and training for district leaders and groups to support their 
various tasks with local churches and in their district and/or Annual Conference 
responsibilities. 

1 6. To inform the general program agencies of the names of those Annual Conference 
agencies that provide for program responsibilities related to the objectives and scope 
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1 7. To provide for leader training at the Conference, district, and local church levels 

through the work of the various agencies, to be facilitated by the Conference staff 

person assigned to the agency and funded by a line item in its budget. 
MEETINGS - The Council shall meet at least two times during the church year with such 
additional meeting as may be called by the Chairperson or Executive Committee. 

Meetings of the Executive Committee shall be held as deemed necessary by the 
Chairperson or the Council Director. 

COCINCIL COMMITTEES 
A COMMITTEE ON BUDGET of six elected members, plus the Director as an ex-officio 
member shall be organized by and be amenable to the Conference Council on Ministries. 

It shall receive budget asking from commissions, committees and other agencies for 
program implementation and after coordinating them shall make recommendations to 
the Council on Ministries concerning budget asking. The Committee shall submit the 
Budget as approved by the Council on Ministries to the Council on Finance and 
Administration. After receiving and considering staff salary recommendations from the 
Committee on Conference Staff Relations, the Budget Committee shall recommend to 
the Council on Ministries at its last meeting of the calendar year a salary schedule for the 
staff for the following calendar year. In the case of new staff persons the salary must be 
approved by the Budget Committee in consultation with the Cabinet. Gpon recom- 
mendation of the Director of the Council on Ministries, the Committee shall consider and 

set the salaries of the support staff. 

THE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES STAFF WILL RELATE TO THE COMMITTEE ON 

CONFERENCE STAFF REUKTIONS. 

COUNCIL ON YOUTH MINISTRIES - twelve (12) district directors of youth ministry, five 

(5) elected Conference youth officers, seven (7) at-large members chosen by the five 

elected Conference youth officers, twelve (12) persons, one from each district elected at 

district caucuses at ACS, four (4) junior high youth chosen by participants at junior high 

events. 

Officers - A chairperson and such other officers as deemed necessary shall be 
elected from the group. The chairperson shall be a member of the Council on Ministries. 

Meetings - Not more than two Council meetings and two additional meetings of an 
executive committee (to be selected by the Council) may be held annually. 

Funding - Expenses incurred in Council meeting shall be paid by the Council on 
Ministries. Expenses of the Executive Committee are to be paid by the Council on 
Ministries. 

CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON MINISTRIES 
PROGRAM CALENDAR AND ADVANCE SPECIALS 
1997 Conference Program Calendar 

THEME: Growing Together in Christ for Mission and Ministry. 
JANGARY 
5 January Workshops for Central Districts (BG, DG, FA, GO, RA, SA) 

5 Special Offering for Project AGAPE: Mission to Armenia 

1 1 Conference Council on Youth Ministry 

12 January Workshops for Coastal Districts (EC, GR, MB, RO, RM) 
19 Human Relations Day * 

Wilmington District January Workshops 
24-25 Youth Ministry "Equipping Leadership" Retreat at Camp Chestnut Ridge 
26 Church Extension Sunday 

VISION 2000 Spiritual Academy, exact dates to be determined 
FEBRGARY 
2 Camps Sunday *** 

9 Boy Scout Sunday *** 

One Great Hour of Sharing* 
9-March 23 Vision 2000 Worship Attendance Crusade 
18 Conference Council on Ministries 



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21-22 Youth Ministry "Equipping Leadership" Retreat at Camp Rockfish 

MARCH 

I Bishop's Confirmation Celebration 
3-5 Bishop's Seminar on the Ministry 

7 Deadline for all reports to be submitted for The Conference Porgram, 

Recon-imendations and Reports 1997 book. 
9 One Great Hour of Sharing * 

Girl Scout Sunday*** 
19-23 Global Vision for Youth 

Girl Scout Sunday *** 

APRIL 
13 Native American Awareness Sunday * 

27 Heritage Sunday ** 

Methodist Foundation Sunday *** 

Conference Youth Rally Day 

MAY 

I I Methodist Retirement Home emphasis ** 

20 College Fair for the Burlington District 

21 College Fair for the Rockingham District 

22 College Fair for the Elizabeth City District 

25 Peace with Justice Sunday * 

JUNE 
9-12 Annual Conference 
14-21 Appalachian Trail Hike for Youth 
23-28 Summer Breakaway for Youth 

JULY 
9-13 Youth Arts Festival Event 
21-26 ACS (Annual Conference Session for Youth) 

AGGGST 
1 -3 Advanced Lay Speaking - Methodist College 

1-11 Youth Mission Workteam 
22-23 Youth Ministry "Equipping Leadership" Retreat at Camp Don Lee 

SEPTEMBER 
Sept.- Oct. CCOM Commissions and Committees hold planning meetings 

OCTOBER 
5 World Communion Sunday * 

10-11 United Methodist Women annual meeting 
19 Laity Sunday ** 

26 Access Sunday *** 

NOVEMBER 
3 2000 budget requests, 1999 program recommendations, any supplementary 

budget requests for 1997 or 1998 are due in CCOM Director's Office 
7-9 Pilgrimage for Youth Groups 

1 2 Joint open hearing of the CCOM Budget Committee and representatives of the 

Council on Finance and Administration 

CCOM Budget Committee meeting 
16 United Methodist Home for Children emphasis *** 

18 Conference Council on Ministries 

30 United Methodist Student Day * 



These days are to be observed with special offering as directed by the General 

Conference. 

These days are to be observed without special offering. Most are directed by the 

General Conference. 

These days are to be observed as conference special days for interpretation and 

emphasis. 



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1997 Conference Advance Spedals 

Advance Special: Each local church, after having gone the first mile by paying 
their apportionments in full, should consider giving to at least one project in each lane 
of the Advance: World, Missionary Salary Support, National, GMCOR, and Conference, 
thereby becoming a Rainbow Covenant Church. 

A. Lane One: Worid Amissions 

1 ) Special Emphasis: Project AGAPE, Armenia. The Rev. Charles H. Davis, 
a clergyperson from our Conference, is the director of Project AGAPE. 
His work includes: coordinating relief efforts in Armenia (food, medical 
supplies, medication); working with the Armenian Church to provide a 
holistic ministry in pastoral care, education, healthcare, agriculture and 
economic development; and working with an English-speaking congrega- 
tion in Yerevan. 

2) Special Emphasis: Ganta United Methodist Elementary School. Liberia, 
Africa #011000-6Bh. This 50-year old elementary school needs 
immediate repair. Needs have been made more urgent by the recent civil 
war in Liberia during which the school was looted and the area economi- 
cally devastated. This is one of a very few schools still functioning. 

3) Special Emphasis: Peru Covenant Task Force. Funds received for this 
project will be administered by the NC Conference Peru Task Force to 
fulfill the covenant made between our Conference and the Peru Confer- 
ence. Funds will also be directed to World Advance Projects in Peru, 
relating to theological education, new church development, and 
leadership training, on the basis of needs communicated by the Peru 
Conference. 

4) Hong Kong: Society for Community Organization (#00779 1-4RA). Helps 
this interdenominational organization in its ministries of education and 
advocacy with underprivileged groups such as squatters, boat dwellers, 
hawkers, and slum dwellers. 

5) Ministries to Street Children, Rio de Janeiro (#01 1276-7RA). Advance 
gifts will help supplement salaries of Christian workers who have the 
talent and commitment to work with the growing numbers of street 
children and help many of them find a better alternative to their 
dangerous lives. 

6) Andean Rural Health Care Program, Bolivia (#010158-2 RA). To provide 
vaccinations, nutritional monitoring of children, prenatal care, and other 
preventative health care services. Funds given under this Advance 
number are divided equally between the Andean Rural Health Care 
Program and other health care programs of the Bolivian Methodist 
Church as per agreement made between ARHC and church leaders in 
Bolivia. 

Any other World Advance Special as listed in Partnership in Missions. 

B. Lane Two: National Missions 

1) Special Emphasis: Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, Parish 
Partners (#583634-4). Oklahoma City: Provides vitally needed pastoral 
support so that the conference can expand its ministry. 

For names of specific pastors with whom your church can enter into a 
covenant, contact the Conference Missions Office. 

2) Special Emphasis: Robeson County Church and Community Center, 
Lumberton, NC (#791742-0). An ecumenical ministry in a tri-racial 
community which is designed to help local churches meet emergency 
needs, literacy tutoring for adults, home repairs, building new homes and 
transportation. Speakers are available upon request. 

3) Special Emphasis: National Hispanic Ministries Challenge Fund (#98262- 
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Ministries, especially in the areas of leadership recruitment and develop 
ment, financial resources and printed resources. 

4) Society of St. Andrew Potato Project, VA (#801600-0). Salvages millions 
of pounds of unmarketable potatoes and other produce and distributes 
the food to hungry people nationwide. 

5) Southeastern Jurisdiction Association of Native American Ministries, Lake 
Junaluska. NC (#791842-4). To help meet the needs of 130,000 + 
Native Americans living in the 17 annual conferences of the Southeast. 

6) National Native American Family Camp, Fayetteville, NC (#982602-8). 
Provides an annual opportunity for Native American church leaders to 
attend or lead workshops in outreach ministries and evangelism. 

7) Hinton Rural Life Center, Hayesville, NC (#731372-2). Provides for 
training needs and development of churches in town and rural settings. 

8) Criminal Justice & Mercy Ministries, Lake Junaluska (#73 1 200-0). Relates 
to United Methodist and other organizations engaged in criminal justice 
ministries. Provides resources for CJnited Methodist Committees on prison 
ministry and prison reform. 

Any other National Advance Special as listed in Partnership in Missions. 
C. Lane Three: Missionary Salaiy Support 

The missionaries listed below are assigned to the NC Annual Conference 
by the General Board of Global Ministries. Biographicals are available in the 
Conference Office of Missions. They are listed below according to their need for 
support, with those listed first having the greatest need. 

Doug Gipe (#012116) and Beth Gipe (#012115) are newly commis- 
sioned and assigned to serve at the English-speaking school at Lubumbashi, 
Zaire (TESOL). Beth is a teacher and Doug the principal of the school. 

Grace Lovell, North Carolina, USA (#982928) Grace serves as Executive 
Director of Robeson County Church and Community Center in Lumberton, NC 
which has on-going programs and services in emergency assistance, housing, 
literacy, and transportation. 

Hazel Terhune (#003774) Hazel serves as an evangelist and teacher of 
English in Tokyo, Japan. 

Robert Terhune (#003773) Robert serves a local church in Tokyo, Japan. 

Vickie Sigmon, North Carolina, USA (#982916-8) Vickie works with the 
Yokefellow Prison Ministry in NC. Currently, in conjunction with her Yokefellow 
work, she is resourcing the prison AVKTCH (Mothers And Their Children) 
Committee. 

Julie Potts (#951765-7) Julie serves as project assistant at Tacoma 
Community House in Tacoma, Washington, working with tutoring programs 
and vocational counseling. Julie's home annual conference is the NC Annual 
Conference. 

Herbert Zigbuo, Liberia, Africa. (#01091 1-1) Herbert is currently assigned 
to Monrovia, Liberia, working as Associate Pastor of a United Methodist 
Congregation, developing adult education programs, and working with 
Operation Classroom. 

Maiy Zigbuo, Liberia, Africa. (#010721-4) Mary is currently assigned to 
Monrovia, Liberia, working with St. Matthews Methodist School and with 
Operation Classroom. 

Dr. Sharon Fogleman, Kenya, Africa (#009905-5C2) Sharon is a medical 
doctor and serves as a family practice physician at the Methodist Hospital in 
Maua, Kenya. 

Dr. Lynn Fogleman, Kenya, Africa (#009905-5C2) Lynn is a medical 
doctor and serves as a family practice physician at the Methodist Hospital in 
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D. Lane Four UMCOR 

1) China - Earmold Fitting for the Hearing-Impaired, Jianqsu Province 
(#203136-5). Provides hearing clinic and earmold fitting services so that 
children can acquire speaking abilities through language training. 

2) UMCOR Disaster Response (#901670-1). Enables CIMCOR to respond to 
persons in need after natural disasters in the Gnited States. 

3) World Hunger/Poverty (#982920-4). Provides both short-term crisis relief 
and long-term developmental assistance to eliminate the root causes of 
hunger. 

4) Bread for the Worid (#982325-3). Educates and influences people to 
work for government policies that address the basic causes of domestic 
and worid hunger. 

5) Heifer Project International (#982530-8-General Program: #982532-1- 
Living Gift Program). An inter-faith project that provides animals and 
other assistance to rural families. Recipients agree to pass on the 
firstborn female offspring of their animals to someone else in need. 

6) CROP/Church Worid Sen/ice Community Hunger Appeal (#982380-1). 
Funds raised by a local church in a CROP event can receive UMCOR 
credit. For necessary forms contact: Carolinas CROP Office, 1006 
Lamond Ave., Durham, NC 27701. 

7) Four Homes of Mercy, Israel, Jerusalem. (#629483-7). 

Provides medical care for handicapped persons, homeless persons, the 
elderly, and expectant mothers. 

8) Rwanda: Assistance to Rwanda Returning Refugees (#177775-4). 
Provides tools and household items to help reintegrate Rwandese 
refugees and displaced persons. 

Any other UMCOR Advance Special listed in Partnership in Missions or any 
UMCOR emergency appeal. 
E- Lane Five: Conference Advance - SPECIAL EMPHASIS 

1) MC Office, Society of St. Andrew Potato Project, POBox 25081 , Durham 
NC 27702-5081. Coordinates and runs all hunger relief programs for 
Society of St. Andrew in NC. More than 2 million pounds of produce 
saved and distributed in NC at a cost of just 3 cents per pound. 

2) Chatham-Lee Hispanic Ministries. A ministry to fast-growing Hispanic 
population in Siler City and Sanford, served by Spanish-speaking pastor. 
Worship, Bible study, fellowship, and assistance with cultural transition 
needs are provided. 

3) Ethnic Minority Church Projects in Rockingham District. Funds will be 
used to assist ethnic churches with crucial needs. Churches to be lifted 
up for assistance in 1 997 are Mt. Olive UMC (major needs in parsonage 
and church buildings) and Hickory Grove UMC (general needs relating to 
its program and ministry). 

4) Isa Grant Scholarship. Provides workteam scholarships for persons who 
could not otherwise participate, especially young adults. 

5) N.C. Council of Churches. Gives witness to the unity that God has given 
through Christ, to the churches in NC. It is an instrument for cooperative 
study and action, especially on matters of justice: child and family 
advocacy: violence against women: public policy advocacy; rural crisis 
and farm workers advocacy: disaster relief: criminal justice: workplace 
safety: peace-making: AIDS ministry: and Christian unity. 

6) Prison MATCH (Mothers and Their Children). An interfaith program 
provides mothers and their children with the support and resources 
necessary to maintain and strengthen family relationships and to help 
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7) Walnut Terrace Child Development Center. Offers a unique program of 
child care for children aged six weeks to five years. Serves children 
primarily from low-income families. 

8) Yokefellow Prison Ministries. Educates church people concerning 
Christian responsibility for persons affected by crime and brings 
Christians into direct service ministries with prison inmates and their 
families. 

9) Caswell County Parish, Inc. Providing services to elderly and low-income 
families through Meals-on-Wheels, outreach program, fuel and rent 
assistance, clothing, food. In addition. Family Violence Prevention 
Program provides services for families who are suffering from domestic 
violence. 

1 0) Food Bank of North Carolina. Distributes food at minimal cost to hunger 
ministries throughout Eastern FSC. 

1 1) Volunteer Emergency Families for Children (VEFC). A private non-profit 
organization with the purpose of helping communities develop and utilize 
local resources by providing emergency shelter care to children-in-crisis. 

12) Youth Service Fund. Supports mission projects within the annual 
conference and beyond, which have been selected by youth of our 
conference. 

13) V/esley Heritage Project. Gifts will help translate the works of John and 
Charles Wesley into Spanish and Portuguese. 

14) District Boards of Mission. Funds should be sent directly to the District 
Board and reported at year-end on Table II as Conference Advance. 

15) All human need projects, church extension projects, and special offerings 
approved by District Board of Missions/District Council on Ministries as 
Conference Advance Specials, in accordance with 11727.4 of The 1992 
Book of Discipline. 

16) NC Conference Disaster Appeals. 

1 7) Conference Evangelists. To provide support for NC Conference approved 
evangelists. 

18) All new churches less than five years old. 

19) The following UM institutional programs and projects. 

a. GM camps 

b. Member Groups of The CIMC Campus Ministry Association 

c. General Scholarship Funds at Methodist, Louisburg, Wesleyan 
Colleges and Duke Divinity School 

d. Benevolent Funds of the Methodist Retirement Homes 

e. Benevolent Funds of the Methodist Home for Children 

f. Asbury Homes 

That the Annual Conference approve district projects for advance specials in 
accordance with 11727.4 of The 1992 Book of Discipline. This insures that local 
churches making advance specials on a district level and reported to the Annual 
Conference advance specials will receive credit. 

NOMINATIONS 
Trustee/Campus Ministiy Nonninations 

COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAMPOS MINISTRY 

A. COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES 

How trustees for colleges listed below are selected: The nominating committee 
of each board of trustees selects a list of nominees to fill vacancies and 
submits these along with a biographical statement to the full board at its fall 
meeting; the individual boards of trustees approve these and they are 
submitted to the Commission on Higher Education and Campus Ministry for 
consideration at its spring meeting. The Commission on Higher Education and 
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of higher education. The Commission on Higher Education confirms the new 
nominations at its spring meeting, and then presents them to the North 
Carolina Conference at its June meeting. 

1 . Bennett College 
•Robert Carter 
•Angella Current 
•Bevel Jones 

• Dorothy Kearns 
•Benjamin Stewart 
•Joyce Sohl 
•Maxine West 
•Garland Young 

2. Duke University 

•Shavar D. Jeffries, Duke Student Government 

3. Greensboro College 

•Tom Adachi, Greensbpro businessman, succeeding himself 
•Albert S. Lineberry, Sr., Greensboro businessman and civic leader 

4. High Point University 

• Doris Royals Coggin, High Point businesswoman 

•Katherine Anthony Phillips, High Point community leader and volunteer 
•Dolores Bams Queen, Salisbury District Superintendent, WNC Confer- 
ence 
B. GMITED METHODIST CAMPOS MINISTRIES 

1 . A & T State University Wesley Foundation Board of Directors 
•Students: Allison Burden, Montrel Caldwell, Lurious Glenn, Alex Gray, 
Shon Ingram, Brian Jones, Jamila Kemp, Erica Lyles, Keith Moore, 
Garrick Potty, Teesie Townsend, Robert Ward 

9 Faculty /Staff: James Armstrong, Joyce Harriston, Issac Miller, James 

Sibert, Alex Williamson, Sandra Williamson 

•At Large: Samuel Dunn, Lila Lloyd, Paul Perkins, Mary Reaves 

•District At Large: Donnell Jeffries, Belvin Jessup, Glenn Rankin, Estelle 

Tatum 

•Ex-Officio: Patricia Brady, Andrew Brown, Robert Carter, Penny DeLoca, 

McKinley DeShields, Anthony Dillard, Belvin Jessup, Glenn Lyles, Walter 

McKelvey, Patricia Shoffner, Hertert Smith, Patricia Smith, Benjamin 

Stewart, Susan N. Vickers, M. Carol Williams, Patricia Wiseman 

2. Appalachian State University Wesley Foundation Board 

•Students: Mallory Anderson, Allison Bustle, Melissa Ferger, Rheta 

Hamblin, Randolph Harrison, Jason Harvey, Caroline Kapp, Doug 

Kneeland, Jennifer McSwain, Taylor Mills, Laura Roland, Liz Roberts, Brian 

Turner, Dana Upchurch 

•Faculty/Staff: Sandy Eagle, Fred Robinette, Linda Weldon 

•At Large: Tim & Lauren Horton, Brad & Debbie Reid, Mary Etta Reeves, 

Dave Robertson, Jim & Sherry Street 

•District: Mary Quinn 

•Local Church: Robert Carter, Tom Gibson, Patricia Lewis 

3. Pembroke State University Wesley Foundation 

•Students: Larry Chandler, Jeffrey Fariee, Tonya Harris, Terry Hunt, 
Bruce Jacobs, April Locklear, Judith Ann Locklear, Nakesha Locklear, 
Kum Nam Kung, Melissa Pierce 

•Faculty /Staff: Warren Love, Joseph Oxendine, Norma Thompson 
•Local Church: Cattie M. Hunt, Daphne Jones, Eddie Mac Locklear 
•Ex-Officio: Ron Dietrich, Ben Rouse 



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Raleigh Wesley Foundation Board of Directors 

•Students: David Beaman, Mandy Crisp, Wendy Hawkins, Chris Henson, 

Paul Long, Heather Minor, Jennifer Mitchell, Dennis Peay, Connie Pope, 

Jeremy Walls, Chancey Washburn, Russ Wilson 

•Faculty/Staff: Ted Branoff, Gail Chesson, Keith Glover, Janey Musgrave 

•District At Large: Tim Jewett, John Lewis, Charlene Lovett, Barbara 

Price 

•Local Churches: Kim Chestnutt, Allen Hayes, Sam Newman, Phil Wong 

•Ex-Officio: Ahane Atwood, Robert Baldridge, Kermit Braswell, Ben 

Gravely, Steven Hickle, Ned Hill, Chris Morrison, Bill Sharpe, Julie Steele, 

Becky Stewart 

United Methodist Campus Ministry at Duke 

•Executive Committee: Laurie Coffman, chair, Talley Wells, vice-chair, 

Stacey McCorison, secretary. Homer Bass, Julie Medlin, co-treasurers 

•Facilities Committee: Chuck Van Sant, Chris Carr, Judy Hays, Greg 

Pimlott, Betsy Jordan 

•Finance Committee: Joe Mann, Susan Carpenter, Jean Carr, Shannon 

Meeks, Julie Medlin, Homer Bass 

•Campus/Staff Relations Committee: Andy Baxter, Paula Gilbert, Charles 

Morrison, Delores Langley, Brandon Hall, Ellen Eichen 

•nominations Committee: Holly Jones, Julia Webb-Bowden, Susan 

Newton Graebe, Tim Walls, Robert Earl Ross, Ann Wilson 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Wesley Foundation Board 

•Students: Kelly Allen, Paul Brewer, Elizabeth Detrie, Bill Harris, Jeremy 

Troxler, Robin Kennedy, Margaret Long, Laurie Penland, Scott Schaaf, 

Jason Shook, Catherine Stein, Clarissa Youngblood 

•Faculty/Staff: John Brantley, Brent Clark, Bobbie Lubker 

•At Large: Robert Peters 

•District COM: Jean Dawson, Sally Kocher, Bob Stocking 

•Ministers: Susan Allred, Robert Flynn, William Gattis, David Harvin, 

Richard Vaughan 

•Ex-Officio: Sarah W. Campbell, Cindy Clark, George Johnson, Gregg 

Sullivan, Manuel Wortman 

University of North Carolina at Greensboro Wesley-Luther House Board 

of Directors 

•At Large: Dennis Askew, Ceola Ross Baber, Steve Danford, Melanie 

Darnell, Lianne Ferguson, Zachary Greene, Jennifer Harrill, Ted Hunter, 

Martin Jensen, Eleanor McCrickard, Richard Swanson, Jeannie Symonds 

•£x-0//i'ao; Andrew Brown, Robert Carter, Sean Debnam, Glenn Griffiths, 

Ronald Thompson Moss 

Wesley Foundation of Greenville, Inc. Board of Directors 

•Students: Deborah Barwick, Summer Bryum, Alex Cheek, Heather 

Hampton, Debbie Levin, Sarah Levin, Rachel Rice, Angela Tsang, 2 

freshman transfers TBA 

•Faculty/Staff: John Childers, Henry Ferrell, Jim Westmoreland 

•Local Churches: Hugh Cox, Michael Carey - Covenant; Jeannie Brown, 

Denise Cox - Holy Trinity; Steve Creech, Camilla Davis - Jams; Mike 

Board, Lanie Shive - St. James 

•District: June Arnold, Frank Brooks, Ed Davenport, Herschel Williams 

•Ex-Officio: Dan Earnhardt, Sidney Huggins, Barbara Smith, Sarah 

Sorber, Gene Tyson, Woodrow Wells, Roger Williams 

Western Carolina University Wesley Foundation Board of Directors 

•Students: Ashley Cyre, Tommy Duncan, Katie Litaker, Karen Sliva 



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•Faculty /Staff: Bonita Jacobs, Clifford R. Lovin, Dan Pitillo, James W. 
Wallace, Jr. 

•District At Large: Elizabeth Barrett, W. H. Crawford, John and Shelia 
Snow, Rena Sutton 

•Local At Large: Harriet Chalker, Tommy Frazier, Kathy McAbee, James 
Medlin 

•Ex-Officio: Robert L. Carter, Jr., John Lively, Frank L. Padgett, George 
C. Weekley, Larry D. Wilkinson 
10. Winston-Salem Wesley Foundation Boaird of Directors 

•Students: Richard Buff, Marty Fort, Stacie Johns, Russ Pierce, Lauren 
Richardson, Ben Williams 

•Faculty/Staff: Doug Beets, Sam Gladding, Clay Hipp, Simeon llesanmi, 
Barbara Watts, Neville Watkins 

•District At Large: Wendell Eysenbach, William Hunter, Sandra Penningt- 
on, Michelle Clark Reeder, Steve Reeder 

•Ex-Officio: Roland Barnhardt, Caren Bigelow, Martha Brown, Deborah 
Daniels, Joe Daniels, Debbie Lewis Fox, Bill Hunter, Verdell Michaux, 
Susan S. Nesbit, Kent Outlaw 
C. GNITED METHODISTS ON ECUMENICAL CAMPGS MINISTRY BOARDS 

1 . North Carolina Centi-al University (none submitted) 

2. Gniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte 

•Bob Blackmun, Patience Brumley, Rob Dibble, Amy Brake Hill 

3. University of North Carolina at Wilmington 
•Jean Bullock, Bart Jones, TBA 

n. Commission on Health and Human Services 

A. TRUSTEES TO CONTINUE SERVING THE METHODIST RETIREMENT 
HOMES,INC. 

Class of 1997 

•Anne L Clark, Durham District, 1993 

•John S. Paschal, Goldsboro District, 1989 

•Betty S. Speir, Greenville District, 1991 

•Anne Whitehurst, Greenville District, 1993 

Class of 1998 

•T. Harry Gatton, Raleigh District, 1990 

•Margaret T. Harper, Wilmington District, 1990 

•Henry McNair McGill, Raleigh District, 1994 

•L. Milton Whaley, Durham District, 1993 

Class of 1999 

•Albert F. Fisher, Durham District, 1991 

•George W. Newton, Durham District, 1991 

• H. Lyman Ormond, Jr., Greenville District, 1991 

•Louise Peterson, Fayetteville District, 1991 

B. TRUSTEE NOMINATIONS FOR THE METHODIST RETIREMENT HOMES, INC. 
Class of 2000 

•Arron W. E. Capel, Sanford District, 1992 
•Gary H. Fisher, Rockingham District, 1992 
•Mary E. Snyder, Raleigh District, 1992 
•M. W. Standi, Goldsboro District, 1992 



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CONFERENCE STAFF RELATIONS, COMMITTEE ON 

Since Annual Conference of 1 995, the Committee on Conference Staff Relations has 
met twice, once in the Fall of 1995 to present salary recommendations for the CCOM 
Staff to the CCOM Budget Committee and again in early Winter of 1996 to make 
nominations for Program Staff positions to the CCOM for another year. 

Since the Reverend Sam Dixon, Jr., Associate Director for Missions, Evangelism, and 
VISION 2000, has been on the CCOM Staff for the past six years, he is not eligible for 
reappointment to that position. We take this opportunity to express our thanks and 
appreciation to Sam for his dedication to this ministry of the NC Conference for these 
past six years and wish for him a very successful and exciting ministry in his new 
appointment. 

Because of the vacancy on the CCOM Staff, our Committee has been through the 
process of advertising the position, receiving applications, reviewing the applications, and 
meeting again early this Spring to interview applicants and make recommendations to 
the Bishop and Cabinet for the vacant position. 

After Annual Conference of 1995, two new District Superintendents were appointed 
to the Committee. We welcomed the Reverend Jim Lee from the Goldsboro District and 
the Reverend Albert Shuler from the Durham District. The Reverend Kermit Braswell left 
our Committee when he was appointed Raleigh District Superintendent. 

Again this year, the Committee and all Conference related personnel in the 
Methodist Building gathered for a luncheon. This was a time of fun, fellowship and a 
means of establishing community mih everyone who works together for the Annual 
Conference. 

I take this opportunity to thank the members of the Committee for their participation 
and faithful attendance. 

Jane H. Johnson, Chairperson 

DIACONAL MINISTRY, BOARD OF 

The Board of Diaconal Ministry met shortly before the deadline for this written 
report, and had a devotional entitled "Live the Questions" based on an article by Sue 
Monk Kidd. It seemed appropriate to the situation, as all of Methodism awaits the vote 
on the Ministry Study Committee's recommendation for the ordering of ministry. Living 
with questions can be difficult, for we like things fixed, figured out, and nailed down. 
Jesus was a master at using questions to pull people into self-confrontation and growth. 
There's an art to living questions. You peel them, you listen to them, you let them spawn 
new questions. You linger with questions instead of rushing into half-baked answers. 
There are some things we must simply wait to receive. Like the tree, we wait for the sap 
to rise. 

As a Board, and as Diaconal Ministers serving across the NC Conference, we await 
the answers regarding the future. Whatever the vote at General Conference, we are 
certain that ministry will be a part of the future, whether it is as lay persons, diaconal 
ministers, deacons, or elders! The options of ministry may change, but the God we 
serve, and the hurting worid will be everpresent. 

This year we are pleased to present to the NC Conference Alice Kirkman Kunka, 
Kimberiy Strong Lamb, and Anna Gail Dixon Workman for consecration as diaconal 
ministers. They have completed the candidacy process, have been examined by the 
Board of Diaconal Ministry, and have been found to be spiritually grounded, psychologi- 
cally fit, and academically prepared for diaconal ministry. 

As a Board, we continue to recruit, nurture, and support persons who have 
expressed a calling to a representative ministry. The Board also maintains an active 
relationship with certified lay professionals as well as diaconal ministers within our 
Conference through the annual process of renewal of certification and request for 
continuation in the office of diaconal minister. 

Equitable salaries for diaconal ministry always concerns our board, and we continue 
to be available to churches to make recommendations for both certified professionals and 



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diaconal ministers (who must negotiate a compensation package and contract with their 
place of employment). The NC Board of Diaconal Ministry suggests and recommends 
that churches begin compensation for diaconals at the minimum equitable salary 
compensation level for ordained ministers which is $27,262.00 for 1997. It also is 
recommended that a written contract be provided at the beginning of employment. 
Additional suggested benefits to be negotiated are: 1) housing, 2) health and hospitaliza- 
tion, 3) life insurance, 4) pension, 5) continuing education, and 6) travel. 

The employing agency in which a full time diaconal minister is serving shall provide 
(paragraph 315.1: 1,2,3, The Book of Discipline, 1992): 1) Adequate salaries plus 
pension benefits, with an opportunity to participate in the GM pension and benefit funds, 
health care insurance, and continuing education. It is expected that these will be guided 
by the Annual Conference standards for ordained elders. 2) Social security benefits as 
required by Federal regulation. 3) The local GM church which employs a full-time 
diaconal minister shall provide the above mentioned benefits in entirety as part of the 
compensatory consideration. 
Report of Professional Educators 
MINISTERS OF CHRISTIAN EDGCATION - Certification Renewed 

Huckaby, Robert L., Jr. (Rob) Program Director, Raleigh: Asbury 

Morris, Brigitte Freeman (Brigitte) Personal Leave of Absence 

Nicholson, Sue Ellen (Sue Ellen) Assoc.Dir., CCOM Youth & Camping 

DIRECTORS OF CHRISTIAN EDGCATION - Certification Renewed 

Biddle, Margaret Anne (Margaret Anne) Child Care Consultant, Raleigh, MHC 

Hayes, Carol Dell (Carol) Assoc. Dir. of CCOM, CE & Lay Ministries 

Jacobs, Harold Dean (Harold) Dir. of CE/Music/Youth,Maxton:Prospect 

Norton, Mary Jane P. (Mary Jane) Quality Improvement Tr., Nashville:BOD 

Waters, C. Denise Conner (Denise) Diaconal Minister, Chapel Hill:Gniversity 

Williams, Richard J. (Richard) Dir., Christian Ed., Smithfield: Centenary 

Zirlott, Cynthia 1. (Cynthia) Diaconal Minister, New Bern: Garber 

ASSOCIATES IN CHRISTIAN EDGCATION - Certification Renewed 

Taylor, Elizabeth G. (Libbie) Western NC, Clemmons 

Vaughn, Stephen W. II (Steve) Diaconal Minister of Music, Greenville:St.James 

ASSOCIATES IN CHRISTIAN EDGCATION - Certification Approved 

Workman, Anna Gail (Anna Gail) Front St. GMC, Burlington 

Report of Professional Church Musicians 
MINISTERS OF MGSIC - Certification Renewed 

Argo, David Anthony (Tony) Minister of Music, Fayetteville:Haymount 

DIRECTORS OF MGSIC - Certification Renewed 

Hines, David M. (David) Director of Music, Chestnut St. 

Jacobs, Harold Dean (Harold) Director of CE/MusicA'outh, Maxton:Prospect 

Moore, Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Director of Music, NB:Shady Grove 

Parker, Susan Martin (Susan) . Diaconal Minister of MusicAVorship,Durham:Epworth 

Remele, William H., Jr. (Bill) Leave of Absence 

Stocks, Lois Hardee (Lois) Extended Leave 

Weisser, William James (Bill) Director of Music, Raleigh:Edenton St. 

DIRECTORS OF MGSIC - Certification Transfen-ed In 

Crissman, Marjorie S. (Marjorie) Seaside GMC 

ASSOCIATES IN MGSIC - Consecration Renewed 

Hicks, Patricia V. (Trish) Diaconal Minister of Music, Cary: First 

Report of the Diaconal Ministers 

DIACONAL MINISTERS - Consecration Renewed 

Argo, David Anthony (Tony) Minister of Music, Haymount 

Biddle, Margaret Anne (Margaret Anne) Child Care Consultant, Raleigh, MHC 

Hayes, Carol Dell (Carol) Assoc. Dir, CCOM, CE & Lay Ministries 

Hicks, Patricia V. (Trish) Diaconal Minister of Music, Cary: First 

Hines, David M. (David) Director of Music, Lumberton:Chestnut St. 

Huckaby, Robert L, Jr. (Rob) Program Director, Raleigh: Asbury 



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Irvine, Robert J. (Bob) Diaconal Minister of Music, Durham:Duke Mem. 

Jacobs, Harold Dean (Harold) Director of CE/MusicA'outh, Maxton: Prospect 

Jolly, Judith O. (Judy) Director of CE, Raleigh:Hayes Barton 

Lile, Rebecca Kay (Rebecca) Leave of Absence 

Liliiston, Elaine A. (Elaine) Program Director, Rocky Mount: Englewood 

Logston, Linda (Linda) Program Director, Greenville;Jarvis Mem. 

Lykins, Patricia J. (Pat) Program Director, Durham: Good Shepherd 

Morris, Brigitte Freeman (Brigitte) Leave of Absence 

Nicholson, Sue Ellen (Sue Ellen) Assoc. Dir., CCOM Youth/Camping 

Norton, Mary Jane P. (Mary Jane) Quality Improvement Trainer, BOD 

Parker, Susan Martin (Susan) . Diaconal Minister of MusicAVorship,Durham:Epworth 

Powell, Cynthia D. (Cynthia) Diaconal Minister of Ed/Program, Graham:First 

Remele, William H., Jr. (Bill) Leave of Absence 

Sluder, Davis M. (David) Leave of Absence 

Stocks, Lois Hardee (Lois) Leave of Absence 

Taylor, Elizabeth G. (Libbie) Western NC, Clemmons 

Vaughn, Stephen W. 11 (Steve) Diaconal Minister of Music, Greenville:St.James 

Waters, C. Denise Conner (Denise) Diaconal Minister, Chapel HiIhGniversity 

Weisser, William James (Bill) Director of Music, Raleigh:Edenton St. 

Williams, Richard J. (Richard) Dir., Christian Ed., Smithfield: Centenary 

Zirlott, Cynthia I. (Cynthia) Diaconal Minister, New Bern:Garber 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE 

Personal Leave 

Morris, Brigitte Freeman (1st Yr) Lile, Rebecca Kay (2nd Yr) 

Remele, William H., Jr. (4th Yr) Sluder, David M. (3rd Yr) 

Extended Leave 

Stocks, Lois H. (IstYr) 

RETIRED DIACONAL MINISTERS 

This Year Laura Sexton Davenport 

Previously 

Ballance, Bernice Garrison, Robert H., Jr. Gattis, Irene F. 

O'Connor, Tacoma Offutt, Alma W. Walker, Wanda Gail 

Womack, Leslie C. 
TO BE CONSECRATED AS DIACONAL MINISTERS 

Kunka, Alice Kirkman Lamb, Kimberly Strong Workman, Anna Gail Dixon 

Denise Conner Waters, Chairperson; 

Mark K. Gourley, Registrar; 

Sue Ellen Nicholson, Candidacy Secretary 

DISABILITY, JOINT COMMITTEE ON 

The Joint Committee on Disability acts as the advocate for those pastors in the North 
Carolina Conference who are forced by physical or emotional disability to seek temporary 
or permanent relief from their appointment. The committee is given the responsibility to 
study the problems of disability within the Conference, to provide a continuing personal 
ministry to those who are disabled, and to make recommendations to the appropriate 
agencies of the Conference for each pastor seeking Disability Leave, including the source 
of their disability income. 

The following recommendations are presented to the 1996 session of the North 
Carolina Annual Conference: 

1 . The Joint Committee on Disability will make available upon request the necessary 
forms for any pastor to make application for Disability Leave. In all cases the 
applications must be completed by the pastor, the physician, and the district 
superintendent before the request for Disability Leave can be acted upon. It is the 
recommendation of the Joint Committee on Disability that such requests be 
presented before May 15 for inclusion in the committee's report to the Annual 



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Conference. The medical form should be completed and acted upon by the General 
Board of Pension and Health Benefits prior to the submission of the application. 

2. The Joint Committee on Disability may require psychological examinations of those 
seeking disability when deemed necessary by the Committee. These will be done by 
a physician approved by the Committee, and in such a case the Committee will bear 
the expense of the examination. 

3. The Joint Committee on Disability will study each new application for Disability 
Leave submitted by pastors of the Conference to determine the validity of the 
recommendation of the pastor's physician and district superintendent, particularly 
as it reflects the anticipated length of the pastor's disability. All materials will be sent 
to the medical consultant of the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits, who 
will determine if the pastor is eligible for benefits paid through the Comprehensive 
Protection Plan. 

4. We recommend that pastors who may not be eligible for benefits paid by the 
Comprehensive Protection Plan shall be placed on Disability Leave with benefits paid 
through the Joint Committee on Disability. The Ministerial Pension Plan, Compre- 
hensive Protection Plan, Hospital Insurance and Life Insurance shall be paid also by 
the Joint Committee on Disability. 

5. Those pastors on Disability Leave are reminded to investigate the penalties by the 
Social Security Administration if they do not elect to come under Medicare at age 
65. 

6. Disability requests are to be submitted ninety (90) days prior to Annual Conference 
except in life-threatening situations after that date, or when the disabling condition 
occurs after that date. 

7. We recommend that a lump sum grant of $3,000 be made at the beginning of 
Disability Leave (effective July 1, 1993). This grant will be available only one time in 
a pastor's years of service. 

8. The Joint Committee on Disability will review the progress of each pastor on 
Disability Leave at least annually. This review will include both recommendations 
from the pastor's physician and district superintendent as well as opportunities for 
continuing fellowship with the pastor to develop further possibilities of assistance in 
his/her disabled circumstances. 

9. We recommend the following pastors to be continued on Disability Leave. 

A. Wilson E. Barber, P O Box 4931, Emerald Isle 28594 (919/354-5635) 

B. George F. Blanchard, Rt.l, Box 333WW, Fayetteville 28301 (910/486-8756) 

C. Nathan H. Byrd, P O Box 1868, Banner Elk 28604 (704/898-6687) 

D. William T. Clarke, P O Box 236, Wanchese, NC 27981-0236 

E. E.A.Collins,Sr.(FL),738 Avenida Sexta,#105,Clermont,FL3471 1(904/394-2507) 

F. Robert B. Craig, 115 McLean St., Portsmouth, VA 23701 (804/399-6120) 

G. Donnie G. Davis, Sr.(/KM), 239 Bowers La., Ellerbe, NC 28338 (910/652-2707) 
H. Julian B. Helms, Jr., 2939 NC 903 S., Magnolia, NC 28453(910/289-4354) 

I. James W. Hicks,Jr.(/\M), 3730 Salem Chur.Rd., Goldsboro 27530 (736-2311) 

J. Rudolph H. Hodge, 5344 Barclay Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606 (919/851-3545) 

K. Clifton R. Hollowell, 1000 Wesley Pines Rd., Lumberton, NC 28358 

L. Richard F. Lewis, Sr.(AM), P O Box 323, Calypso, NC 28325 (919/658-3098) 

M. Donna Susan Moore, 6757 David Moore Rd. , Elon College 27244 (9 1 0/584-0034) 

N. Robert J. Rudd, 169 Shannon Dr., Rockingham 28379 (910/895-0815) 

O. George C. Smith, 1243 Butler Town Rd., Clarendon, NC 28432 (910/653-3336) 

1 0. We recommend the following pastors to be placed on Disability Leave for the first 
time: None 

1 1 . Who have been placed on Disability Leave since the last Annual Conference? 
Nathan Hooks Byrd 09/01/95, William Thomas Clarke 01/01/96 

12. We recommend that pastors and congregations in the communities in which our 
disabled pastors reside seek to establish a supportive relationship with those on 
Disability Leave to maintain good fellowship and provide for pastoral opportunities. 

Samuel W. Loy, Chairperson 



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EQGITABLE COAV»ENSATION, COMMISSION ON 

The Book of Discipline gives the Commission on Equitable Compensation this 
mandate... "to support ordained ministry in the charges of the Annual Conference 
..."(11722.2) There are three broad areas of responsibility outlined in 11722.2. These are 
"(1) recommending conference standards for clergy support; (2) administering funds to 
be used in base compensation supplementation; and (3) providing counsel and advisory 
material on clergy support to district superintendents and Committees on Pastor-Parish 
Relations." 

The purpose of the Commission on Equitable Compensation is to seek fairness both 
for pastors and for churches. Fairness is a complex matter which involves the values of 
each ordained clergy person and the lay persons who constitute the membership of each 
local church. The Book of Discipline is clear that "the primary responsibility for payment 
of pastoral base compensation remains with individual pastoral charges." (11722.4 and 
11248.13). 

The Commission on Equitable Compensation has spent considerable time in examining 
the situation of our clergy and local churches in light of the mandates of the Book of 
Discipline. We have also considered with much prayer and thought these historical and 
theological foundations for our work: 

1 . Jesus says, "the laborer is worthy of his hire," (Luke 1 0:7) and Paul reminds us "you 
shall not muzzle the ox when it is treading out the grain," (I Timothy 5:18; 
Deuteronomy 25:4). 

2. Wesley was concerned that clergy have a responsibility not to be "in debt so as to 
embarrass you in your work" (11425). 

3. The great commission to go into all the world, preaching, teaching, and baptizing 
brings with it a cost. Systems of clergy support which foster the use of the right 
pastor in the right place, hold up the hope of seeing the great commission bear its 
promised fruit. 

4. The Commission on Equitable Compensation embraces the great commandment 
to love our neighbors as we love ourselves by wanting for each pastor what our 
members want for themselves - compensation adequate to free persons for the work 
of pastoral ministry. 

Through our praying, thinking, and working together as laity and clergy from across 
this Conference, we make the following recommendations whose implementation, we 
believe, will help us move toward fairness for both churches and pastors as we support 
ordained ministry in the charges of the NC Annual Conference. 
I. Recommended Schedule of Base Compensation for 1997. 

A. Salary Schedule 

1. We recommend that the minimum base compensation for those serving 
full-time in 1997 be as indicated below and that 65% of this amount be 
set for student minimum base compensation. 

PASTORS UNDER FULL-TIME APPOINTMENT 1996 1997 

(Full Connection, Associate, Probationary, Local Pastor) 

Salary $24,474 $25,262 

Utilities 2,000 2,000 

$26,474 $27,262 
STUDENTS (Local Pastors or Conference Members) 

Salary $15,208 $15,720 

Utilities 2,000 2,000 

$17,208 $17,720 

2. We recommend that the full-time minimum base compensation levels be 
adjusted by 3.22% (double the recommended percentage salary change 
for district superintendents in the 1996 CFA report.) 

B. Travel Expense 

Although travel is reimbursed by the charge as an item of pastoral expense, it 
is expected that the charge would provide at least $2,400 for travel expense. 
We encourage each charge to establish a plan to reimburse the pastor for all 



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legitimate business mileage at the current rate establisiied by the IRS. Where 
such a plan is established for reimbursement of business mileage, equitable 
salary compensation support shall not be effected by payment of travel 
expenses. However, where a reimbursement plan is not implemented and a 
travel allowance is given, any travel allowance in excess of $2,400 will result in 
a reduction of equitable compensation support. 
C. Pension Program 

Charges receiving Equitable Compensation Fund support are responsible for 
paying the total amount required for the Ministerial Pension Plan and the 
Comprehensive Protection Plan based on their pastor's cash salary (including 
funds from the Equitable Compensation Fund, Duke Endowment, and any 
other sources), and housing (percentage of cash salary designated by the 
General Board of Pension and Health Benefits or housing allowance, if provided 
in lieu of parsonage). Cash salary plus housing is Plan Compensation. 
II. Principles Governing the Gse of Equitable Compensation Funds: 

The Pastor's salary is the responsibility of the charge; therefore, the charges of the 
North Carolina Annual Conference should be so arranged as to be able to assume 
full salary support. The Commission urges each charge receiving Equitable 
Compensation Funds, its pastor, and the district superintendent responsible for that 
charge to administer the affairs of that charge to the end that it may move as rapidly 
as possible toward total self-support. To enable the Conference, the Commission, 
and the district superintendents to carry on their cooperative efforts in understand- 
ing, in harmony, and for the greatest good for all concerned, the following principles 
and procedures are set forth: 

A. In considering the salary for the charge, all income, including salary, bonuses, 
and other benefits not specifically excluded, are included as salary in determin- 
ing appropriations from the Equitable Compensation Fund. Salary support for 
retired supply, interim supply, part-time local pastors, less than full-time 
Conference members, or associate pastors in other than larger parish 
arrangement of churches will not be available. 

B. Charges must be so arranged that no more than one-third of the total salary 
will come from the Equitable Compensation Fund on the first application from 
the charge. Charges seeking more than one-third supplement must provide 
specific information with their application, indicating the reasons for their 
inability to meet these guidelines. Information shall be made available to the 
Commission on Equitable Compensation and the district superintendents 
regarding the term of Equitable Compensation support, giving the date of its 
inception and the present amount of support being received by the respective 
charges. 

When the division of a charge is desired, Equitable Compensation Funds will 
be used only upon the recommendation of the Bishop, of the "Bishop's Task 
Force on the Division of Circuits," and the approval of the cabinet. 
In the division of a charge in which one church seeks to become a station, it 
is recommended that such a church shall assume all salary obligations and its 
proportionate share of all apportionments. 

1. The remainder of the charge in such a division assumes full pastoral 
support and its proportionate share of all apportionments. In no case will 
the Commission on Equitable Compensation provide more than one-third 
of the salary required for such a division. 

2. When there is a division of a charge forming one or more student 
appointments, each newly created charge must pay initially two-thirds of 
the pastoral support established by the division. 

C. Churches receiving Equitable Compensation Funds shall conduct an annual 
financial/stewardship campaign in the second year of receiving Equitable 
Compensation Funds to accurately gauge the level of financial support the 
local church can reasonably expect from its members. 

D. The Commission on Equitable Compensation further recommends that each 
charge which is receiving, or shall hereafter receive. Equitable Compensation 



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Fund assistance, shall reduce this aid by at least ten (10) percent each year 
until the charge has achieved full self-support in ten years. The Commission 
wants to be clear at this point that its intent in this recommendation is that the 
charge will accept in full whatever increases are made in the minimum salary 
for their pastor each year and receive ten (10) percent less each year in aid 
from Equitable Compensation Funds than granted the previous year. 

E. Grants from the Commission on Equitable Compensation for Housing were 
discontinued by the following method: 

Date Reduction 

01/01/93 25% 

01/01/94 25% 

01/01/95 25% 

01/01/96 25% 

F. Any Equitable Compensation Fund supplement will be terminated immediately 
upon information that the pastor has taken full-time secular employment. Such 
a charge may be reinstated at such time as its pastor returns to full-time or 
student status. Exceptions to this provision may be permitted only by the 
approval of the executive committee of the Commission on Equitable 
Compensation upon the recommendation of the district superintendent of the 
pastor seeking for emergency reasons to be employed outside of his/her 
ministerial responsibilities. 

G. Equitable Compensation Funds are sent to charges who have applied for their 
use to provide their pastor with the minimum salary established by the Annual 
Conference. The monthly salary supplement checks sent by the Conference 
treasurer are to be deposited by the charge treasurer in the church or charge 
bank account. The checks are not to be endorsed and cashed by the pastor. 

H. Ethnic Minority and Women Ministers: Each ethnic minority or woman minister, 
who is an associate member or a member in full connection of the North 
Carolina Annual Conference, serving full-time, and who, in the opinion of the 
cabinet is rendering unusually effective service, will receive an incremental 
increase of $200 per service year, not to exceed $2,000 per year, for ten (10) 
years of full-time service, when such clergy person's salary and utilities is equal 
to the Conference minimum salary, but less than the Conference minimum 
salary plus $200 per year up to ten (10) years of full-time service as an 
associate member or a member in full connection. 

Said incremental increase is to be administered by the Commission on 
Equitable Compensation upon recommendation of the cabinet, approval by the 
charge conference, and the district superintendent. Further, the local church 
shall be responsible for MPP and CPP payments on any incremental increase. 
This policy does not restrict the Equitable Compensation Commission, upon 
the recommendation of the cabinet, from making additional grants in 
extraordinary circumstances. 

1. Churches or charges applying for Equitable Compensation Funds shall submit 
a request on the appropriate form supplied by the district superintendent. The 
request shall be carefully analyzed by the pastor, recording secretary of the 
charge conference, and the district superintendent. The form must have the 
signatures of the pastor, recording secretary of the charge conference, and the 
district superintendent affixed to it, and the request must have been approved 
by the Charge Conference. 

The Commission plans further consultation and study with other Conference 
agencies and resources to seek ways to more adequately provide for the 
temporal needs of our pastors and churches. 

Robert E. Bergland, Chairperson 



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nc. Contingency Reserve Fund 



Interest on Checking 


$57,599 


Interest on Investments 


$66,208 


Interest on Metho Found. 


$345,978 


Interest on Church Loans 


$11,000 


Net Reclaim Last Year 


$157,934 


Other Receipts 


$0 


Post Audit Receipts 


$0 


Interest Paid 


($35,000) 




$603,719 


Distribution 




Budget Supplements 


$480,556 


Non-Budget Supplements 


$20,700 


Audit Adjustments 


$10,000 




$51 1 ,256 


Net Transfer to Cont. 


$92,463 



1995 and 1996 Supplements 

Budget Supplements: 

COM Office Meetings & Programs 

COM Staff Salaries 

COM Task Forces 

Commission on Church & Society 

Commission on Education 

Camps Maintenance 

Comm on Outdoor & Camping Minist 

Commission on Laity 

Commission on Stewardship 

Commission on Evangelism 

Commission on Worship 

Comm on Health & Human Services 

Golden Cross Fund 

Task Force on Children's Ministry 

Commission on Missions and Outreach 

Commission on Higher Education 

Campus Ministry 

Comm on Archives & History 

Comm on Religion & Race 

N C Christian Advocate 

Comm on Disaster Preparedness 

Comm on Status & Role of Women 

Comm on EMLC 

Comm on Prison Min/Reform 

Comm on Congregational Development 

Emerging Church Support 

Vision 2000 

Women in Crisis Pregnancies & Untwrn Chi 

District Supt. Fund: Salaries 

DIstnct Supt. Fund: Travel 

DIr Ministerial Relations-Sal & Benefits 

Dir Ministerial Relations-Office 

Board of Ordained Ministry 

Minister's Transition Fund 

Comm on Equitable Compensation 

Minister's Moving Expense 

Joint Comm. on Disability 

Comm. on Episcopacy 

Annual Conf. Expense 

Conf Secretary's Office 

Conf Secretar/s Office Sal & Ben 

Conf Treasurers Office Sal & Ben 

Conf Treasurers Office 

Information Management Office 

Information Management Sal & Ben 

Staff Parsonage Maintenance 

Contingency Fund 

Conference Staff Relations Comm 



$1,052 

$24,827 

($264) 

($1,603) 

($1,957) 

$20,876 

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$629 

($1,201) 

($667) 

($1 1 ,365) 

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$22,013 

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($383) 

$3,048 

($136) 

($191) 

($145) 

($160) 

$7,173 

($9,884) 

$34,201 

$1,219 

$96,748 

$19,453 

$21,417 

$1,432 

$7,013 

$19,214 

$21,261 

$22,370 

$12,936 

$3,262 

$17,313 

$2,025 

$5,002 

$89,840 

$20,971 

$16,672 

$21 ,428 

$3,960 

($6,548) 

$1,038 



Total Budget Supplements 
Non Budget Supplements 



$480,556 



United Methodist Foundation, Inc. 



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rnanciaT^^cI^'' administration, cogncil on 

The CJnited Methodist Church is a connectionai church, and all local churches 
participate m the r^nission and seivice giving of the larger church. The ou reLh and 
mission giving opportunities of the Connection are disfributed to the chu'ches of the 
INC Conference by means of a formula based on the financial performanceTn each 
aiYneLTv allThu'rS,^'' T'^ ^° '^^^'^^ ' --P^^^^ion whichTs shared ^^h 
Connertinn .. th . u ^^'^^'"' ^""^ encouraged to interpret the work of the 
Connection so that each congregation understands these funds to be a necessar^ 

rTpORTOmE^fs^"' """°" °^ ''' ^^^-^ ^^^-^ '-^^ '-^' -sT^-^on 
1. The funds to be apportioned are: 

World Service and Conference Benevolences 
- Ministerial Support and Connectionai Administration 
Episcopal Fund 

Interdenominational Cooperation Fund 
Black Colleges 
African University Fund 
SEJ Missional Growth Fund 
2. Formula: The Apportionments for each year shall be based on the 

.Z'?i' f^^^ '°''' "^°"'" ^'■^^"'"^^^ ^y ^^^h church in the four years 
immediately previous to the apportionment year less the approved 
excusions each year, or on the most recent year less the approved 
exclusions, whichever is lower. The change in apportionments frar^ Ihe 
previous year shall not increase or decrease in%xces^on5% The 
exclusions are: Payments on Worid Service and Conference Benevolences 
Ministenal Support and Administration. Episcopal Fund, and all S'he; 
apportionments; principal and interest on indebtedness buildings and 
improvements; local benevolences paid directly by the local c^hurch 
General and Conference Advance Specials; Ten Dollar Club; up to $4 500 

Human Relations Day; Peace and Justice Sunday; Native American 

six Soirit fot'V """^ ""T "°"^ °^ ^^^""9-- Worid Commu;:ion 
conferp;2^ Tomorrow Campaign; UMW Funds sent to district or 

conference treasurer; housing allowance paid in lieu of furnished 

of ThT c'onf° " ""'""l; '''^■"3 '"'^^ ^P''^^°P^' appointment in a cTarge 
of the Conference; offerings taken for disasters as designated by the 
Disaster Preparedness Committee and the Resident Bishop ^ 

!Jiv T' 1 QqT th" ff ^°"^?q^"^"^ ^^^'^^d '■" the NC Conference after 
July 1, 1993 the following formula shall be used to determine a new 

sem'ce^J^ng' '' ''"'"' apportioned contributions for mission^ 
BUDGET YEAR BASE FORMULA MAXIMUM % INCREASE 

^ ......'.'.'/.'.'.'.'.. WW 

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F f +.^ + ^ " 4 No Cap 

G A + B + C + D -. 4* No Cap 

* standard formula B + C + D + E -. 4 15% Cap- 

4 Chif Tr ^° i""'""'^ ?P '^"' ^" '^" Pe^^ntage determined by Annual Conference 

nOnrba^sed on°'''' ^-^ Conference, the SEJ Missional Fund shall co- 
r$? nm 1 ? minimum goal of 50 cents per member per year 
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the membership at the close of the calendar year 1995 as reported in the 
1996 Journal. 

5. Apportionments to the churches shall be made by the Council on Finance 
and Administration (CFA) based on the current formula. Each cause shall 
be paid proportionately out of the income from funds received up to the 
amount fixed by the Annual Conference. In the event receipts shall fall 
short, all items shall be paid pro-rata. In the light of possible unforeseen 
and emergency need within the Annual Conference, the CFA is authorized 
to make supplementary appropriations between sessions of the Annual 
Conference. Such supplementary appropriations shall be made only from 
available undesignated funds and shall be reported in the Conference 
Journal for purposes of information. 

6. Apportionments will be delivered from the treasurer's office to the district 
superintendents by July 19, 1996. 

B. The following special offerings shall be taken in each local church and remitted 
to the Conference treasurer as separate items. They are not to be included in 
the Apportionments: Gnited Methodist Student Day, Human Relations Day, 
Peace with Justice Sunday, Native American Awareness Sunday, One Great 
Hour of Sharing, World Communion Sunday. 

C. No Conference agency's budget shall incorporate funds to be appropriated to 
a non-conference agency, without specific approval of the Council on Ministries 
for program budget items or the CFA for all non-program budget items. All 
funds granted to a non-conference agency must be spent consistent with the 
Social Principles of The Gnited Methodist Church. 

D. No transfer of funds shall be made from one line item in the Conference 
Budget to another. 

E. All General Church Funds (World Service, Episcopal, Ministerial Education, 
Black Colleges, African University, Interdenominational Cooperation, General 
Administration) and College Sustaining Fund, College Debt Retirement, Past 
Service Liability Fund, Jurisdictional Conference, SEJ Missional Growth Fund, 
and Methodist Building Routine and Capital Maintenance Funds m\\ be raised 
and paid out in the same year. All other funds will be raised and paid out in the 
subsequent year on a schedule determined by the CFA. 

F. Investment Policy: The investment of the funds of the conference shall be such 
that funds available for mission are maximized in a manner consistent with the 
preservation of capital and with the Social Principles of The Gnited Methodist 
Church. Investments are with the Gnited Methodist Foundation, area banks, 
and with specific minority financial institutions within the bounds of the NC 
Conference. The Conference is also a member of Project Equality. 

G. Monies paid by the churches shall be reported to the statistician by the pastors 
at the end of the year on the Table II, Financial Report. The Table I and Table 
II reports for 1996 shall be due to the statistician no later than January 31, 
1997. 

H. The Council may enact its own bylaws governing meetings, quorum, and other 
matters of procedure as authorized in the Discipline, II 709. 5. b. 

I. The Council shall maintain a central treasury for all Conference agencies as 
authorized by II 710.1 1 of the Discipline, and the 1953 session of the Annual 
Conference. Annual Conference boards and agencies, including those 
separately incorporated, are required to maintain their funds on deposit in the 
central treasury unless exempted by the Annual Conference or the Discipline. 
Exemptions are granted to the Methodist Home for Children, the Methodist 
Retirement Homes, the Colleges, the Gnited Methodist Foundation, Board of 
Missions, Inc., and Asbury Homes. 

J. All new programs or entities which would not be funded by an existing 
approved budget shall be referred to the CFA for review of budget needs and 
supplemental funds available prior to approval by Annual Conference. If the 



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item is approved, the next year's budget shall be amended to includt +he 
necessary funds based on the CFA recommendation. 

IV. APPROVAL TO SOUCIT FUNDS 

Approval is given to the requests of the following agencies for the privilege of 
soliciting funds throughout the District or Conference. The CFA continues to recom- 
mend that a moratorium on Conference capital campaigns be followed and 100% 
"Missional Service Giving" be the on-going priority. The Council also recommends 
that stewardship continue to be a missional focus, Conference priority. 

A. Christmas Offering for District programs and/or projects. 

B. The Commission on Congregational Development for the promotion of the 
Church Extension Ten Dollar Club. 

C. The Commission on Outdoor and Camping Ministries to solicit from church 
groups and individuals, materials and money for specific projects for the four 
camps of the North Carolina Conference. 

D. The State Commission on Campus Ministry for the privilege of private 
solicitation for special gifts for the benefit of special works in the state- 
supported institutions of higher education. 

E. Methodist Retirement Homes, Incorporated; Methodist Home for Children; 
Louisburg College; Methodist College; and North Carolina Wesleyan College for 
the privilege of private solicitation and receipt of such funds as may be directed 
thereto with the understanding that such solicitation or private campaign may 
not be taken directly into local churches of the Conference through solicitation 
in classes or other groups or by the use of membership lists (either partial or 
in entirety), or contact with pastors without approval of the CFA. 

F. The Gnited Methodist Foundation, Incorporated, as provided in its charter. 

G. The Disaster Preparedness Committee upon joint decision of the committee 
and the Resident Bishop to respond to disasters within the bounds of the NC 
Annual Conference. 

H. Asbury Homes, Incorporated, as provided in its charter. 
I. Golden Cross Sunday observance for optional offering. 

V. DISTRICT SUPERirfTENDEMTS' SALARY 

Although CFA continues to recommend that the percentage change in district 
superintendents' salary be the same as the average percentage change in salary 
(salary, travel, utilities) for the prior year for all full-time pastors serving local charges 
in the NC Annual Conference, the Cabinet has renewed its request that for 1997 
salary increases for district superintendents be one-half the percentage increase in 
minimum salary as set by Annual Conference. With the report from the Commission 
on Equitable Compensation recommending that increase to be based on the CPI- 
South (NC specific) - 3.22% for 1995, the 1997 salary for district superintendents 
would increase by 1.61% ($1,025), to $64,659.00. 

VI. ORGAMIZATION and PROCEDURE (presented for information only) 

A. The CFA uses McGladrey & Pullen, Raleigh, NC, as auditors. 

B. The president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer of the CFA shall serve 
as the executive committee of the Council. The Council shall elect two 
additional members to the executive committee from its voting membership. 

C. The Conference treasurer will include in his monthly financial reports, for any 
given month, all monies received in the office by 8:30 a.m. on the 5th day of 
the following month, except when the 5th day falls on a weekend or holiday the 
report will include the funds received by 8:30 a.m. on the following workday. 

D. The treasurer may approve minor overexpenditures of a budget line item up to 
$1 ,000 or 5% of the line item, whichever is less. A request for such overexpen- 
diture shall be submitted in writing in advance and shall state the reason for 
the request. The overexpenditure will be reported to CFA and will be listed in 
the Conference Journal. 

E. Any Conference or non-conference agency which receives Conference funds 
in excess of $1,000 shall submit, with any budget request, an annual detailed 



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audited budget report of all receipts, disbursements and assets. A statement 
in effect that "All funds granted have been spent consistent with the social 
principles of The United Methodist Church" will be furnished to CFA upon 
submission of the audit. Such reports received may be reported in whole or in 
summary form in the Conference Journal and shall remain on file in the 
treasurer's office. An agency may be exempted (for just cause) from this 
reporting requirement by CFA for non-program agencies, or in the case of 
program agencies, by CFA upon recommendation of the Council on Ministries. 

F. A carry-over of budgeted funds remaining (not including any supplemental 
appropriations) of up to 1 0% of the amount raised for the subsequent year will 
be allowed for Conference budget line items. 

G. Funds appropriated to a board or agency must be spent in the calendar year 
of the appropriation unless otherwise allowed. 

H. Supplemental Appropriations: The Council will consider requests for supple- 
mental appropriations in the following priority order: 
First Priority 

Salary and benefit items previously approved according to the policies of 
the Annual Conference or General Conference (i.e. Equitable Compensa- 
tion Funds, COM staff salaries, etc.) 

Programs authorized and mandated by the MC Annual Conference which 
are not included in the Annual Conference budget for that financial year 
(i.e. Office of Planned Giving, Vision 2000, etc.) 

Amounts required by the Past Service Funding Plan adopted jointly by the 
Board of Pensions and the CFA which are not raised by the Board of 
Pensions annual budget requests. 

Funds appropriated to the Task Force on Hunger and Human Need to 
assist various ministries across the Annual Conference. 
Second Priority 

New creative programs to respond to emerging needs and to expand the 
mission of the Annual Conference which are not included in the Confer- 
ence budget for that year. Such programs will be funded through 
supplemental appropriations only on a short-term basis. 
Emergency needs and programs in the life of the boards and agencies of 
the Annual Conference. The petitioning group shall make such requests 
in writing to the treasurer's office at least 15 working days before a 
scheduled CFA meeting. 
Third Priority 

Any other type of funding requests. 
Procedure for seeking supplemental appropriations: 

1. All requests for supplemental appropriations shall be made to the CFA 
President and/or the Conference Treasurer's office in writing at least 15 
working days before a scheduled CFA meeting. 

2. The normal procedure for requests for supplemental appropriations will 
be a review by the CFA supplemental appropriations committee which will 
make a recommendation to the full Council. 

3. If an emergency request for supplemental appropriations is received 
between scheduled meetings, the CFA supplemental appropriations 
committee will consider the request and direct the Conference treasurer 
to forward it to the membership via mail with a recommendation for 
action. 

1. Interest shall be paid to/from the Board of Pensions, Insurance Fund, 
Blackburn Scholarship Fund, Camps Endowment for Maintenance, Church 
Extension Redevelopment, and Church Extension Salary Endowment funds 
using the rate of the conference interest bearing checking account, com- 
pounded monthly, on monthly average balances held by the Conference 
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J. Retroactive adjustments for transfer or posting delays will be made to the 
Board of Pensions and the Insurance Fund accounts for earnings calculations. 

K. Funds in excess of operational needs for the Board of Pensions and the 
Insurance fund are invested in the United Methodist Foundation. 

L. In order to prevent a loss of funds due to investment risk, and in order to have 
funds available for emergency use, the goal of the Council is to maintain 
reserve funds equal to 10% of the conference operating budget. Both cash 
reserves, realized, and unrealized gains/losses shall be considered as a part of 
the 10% reserve goal. Funds in excess of cash requirements shall be invested 
in the United Methodist Foundation in proportion to the percent of reserves on 
hand. 

M. Mailing address labels will be available for a nominal fee to conference 
agencies, clergy and lay members of Annual Conference or other United 
Methodists for church related uses. 

N. CFA Meeting Schedule: The executive committee meets at the call of the 
President. Scheduled meetings are: 

June 1996: There may be a called meeting in conjunction with Annual 
Conference if necessary to elect officers or conduct other business. 
September 4, 1996: An optional meeting to be held if necessary at the call of 
the President. 

November 13, 1996: A joint CFA/COM budget hearing. The purpose of this 
hearing is to receive a report from boards and agencies on funds spent and 
requested funds for future programs and activities. 

December 4, 1996: To consider apportionment matters and supplemental 
appropriations for salaries. 

Febiuaiy 5, 1997: To consider the operating budget for the current year. All 
payments on apportionments are due to the Treasurer by mid January. A 
report of receipts, amounts allocated to the budgeted boards and agencies, 
and supplemental appropriations are decided at the meeting. 
March 6, 1997: To consider the budget to be recommended to Annual 
Conference which will be raised in the subsequent year and spent in the year 
following that. Additionally, the CFA policy recommendations to the Annual 
Conference are adopted. 

O. Dates to Remember: 

July 19, 1996: Apportionments sent to the Districts. 

December 30, 1996: General Church remittances must be received in the 
Treasurer's Office by 8:30 A.M. in order to receive credit for 1996. 
January 15, 1997: Annual Conference remittances must be received by 8:30 
A.M. in order to receive credit for 1 996. 

Januaiy 27, 1997: Requests for supplemental appropriations for the 1997 
operating budget due in the treasurer's office. 

Januaiy 31, 1997: Tables I and 11 due to the Conference statistician. 
Febniaiy 28, 1997: Requests for the 1999 budget, to be adopted at the 1997 
Annual Conference, due in the treasurer's office. 
Vn. CGMOLATIVE PENSION AND BENEFIT FUND, and BASIC PROTECTION PUKti 

A. GENERAL 

1. The lay employee's supervisor is responsible for making lay employees 
aware of these rules and procedures. Detailed information on the CPBF 
and the BPP is available from the treasurer's office. Supervisors will have 
lay employees who are eligible for these benefits contact the treasurer's 
office 60 days before they are eligible for participation, or sign a waiver 
form if they decline to participate in the CPBF and the BPP. The form will 
be kept on file in the treasurer's office for future reference. 

2. The Conference treasurer's office will administer the CPBF and the BPP. 

3. Contributions will be withheld from the employees pay and remitted to the 
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B. CGMGLATIVE PENSIOM AND BENEFIT FUND (CPBF) 

1. The lay employee must be full time (at least 25 hours per week). 

2. The lay employee must be an employee for 1 continuous year before 
becoming eligible for CPBF. 

3. The conference contribution will be the same percent as it is for clergy 
(currently 12%). 

4. The lay employee's required contribution will be the same percent as it is 
for clergy (currently 3%). The penalty for not making the contribution will 
be the same as it is for clergy. 

5. Participants in the CPBF must be participants in the BPP. 

C. BASIC PROTECTION PL^N 

1. Participants in the BPP must be participants in the CPBF. 

2. The conference contribution will be the plan document required amount 
less the lay employee's required contribution. 

3. The lay employee's required contribution will be the same ratio as it is for 
clergy. 

William C. Simpson, Jr., President 

INSURANCE, COMMITTEE ON 
I. Group Temn Life Insurance 

A. The current life insurance program is provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield 
Medical Life. 

B. Our coverage is $25,000 for active participants, $12,500 for retired clergy up 
to age 72; $2,500 for clergy over age 72. Current spouse and child coverage 
is $10,000 per person. The spouse's insurance terminates at age 65 or upon 
retirement of the subscriber, whichever comes first. Accidental Death and 
Dismemberment is provided to active participants in amounts equal to current 
life coverage but does not cover retirees, spouses, or children. 

C. The monthly premium for single coverage will be $13.00. The monthly 
premium for family coverage will be $17.50. 

D. CLAIMS PAID FOR 1995 DEATHS: 

McPherson, Bruce $25,000.00 

Clive, Mary Alene 25,000.00 

Lowry, Tryon 25,000.00 

Boone, Paul 12,500.00 

Wentz, Walter Allen 12,500.00 

Buckland, Douglas 10,000.00 

Guthrie, Cora 10,000.00 

Hough, Thomas 2,500.00 

Leonard, Orville 2,500.00 

Lineberger, James Worth 2,500.00 

Mewborn, Charles 2,500.00 

McCullen, Billie 2,500.00 

Neese, William 2,500.00 

Walston, Robert 2,500.00 

TOTAL BENEFITS PAID $137,500.00 

n. Blue Cross^/Blue Shield 
A. General 

1 . The Insurance Committee will mail or publish the proposed benefits to the 
members immediately before each Annual Conference session. The 
committee considers the most current financial information that is 
available before adopting its recommendations. 

2. Insurance companies who make inquiries, for the purpose of submitting 
proposals, will be notified of a $200 processing fee. This fee will help 
cover the costs of preparation and processing of the information 
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3. Health Screening will be sponsored by the Insurance Committee and 
administered by Health and Human Semces on a biannual basis. The 
Insurance Committee encourages everyone to take advantage of this 
sen/ice in 1998. For each subscriber in the Conference plan who 
P^'!!^'P^^^^ '" ^^^ ^^^'^^ screening, the Insurance Committee will donate 
$2.00 for handicapped camperships. 

4. The Insurance Committee is to be made up of representatives from the 
following boards and agencies: 2, Board of Pension and Health Benefits- 
2, Commission on Health and Human Services; 2, Joint Committee or^ 
Disability; 2, Board of Ordained Ministry; ], Board of Diaconal Ministry 2 
Lay Members appointed by the Board of Laity; 1, Conference Treasurer 
(without vote); 1, Conference Controller (without vote); 1, Conference 
Group Administrator (without vote); 1, Director of Ministerial Relations 
(without vote). The representative should be elected at the organizational 
meeting of these boards and agencies. 

Policy and Rules 

1 . The extent of the benefits provided by the insurance coverage is decided 
by Annual Conference action. Administrative rules and rates are adopted 
by the Insurance Committee. The specific carrier for insurance coveraqe 
IS selected by the Insurance Committee. 

2. Effective January 1 , 1 997, two options in health insurance coverage will 
be offered to eligible participants. The current coverage will continue to 
be offered as the Preferred Provider Organization (PPO). The new option 
will be offered as the Preferred Provider Select CoPay (PPO Select CoPay) 
Details may be obtained from the Treasurer's Office 

3. Effective January 1, 1995, eligible clergy received disability coverage 
through the Basic Protection Plan of the General Board of Pensions This 
benefit will equal 20% of the DAC. This benefit will be in addition to the 
40% of the DAC now covered under CPP. 

4. Pre-admission certification is required for in-patient hospital sen/ices 
Contact Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC at 1-800-672-7897. Contact Blue 
Cross Blue Shield within 48 hours following an emergency admission 
Details are printed in your benefit book available from the Treasurer's 
Office. 

5. Benefits will be reduced, and/or denied if pre-certification is not obtained 
b. When an active subscriber reaches age 65 (clergy or lay), he/she should 

sign up for the Medicare program. As long as he/she is actively employed 
there is no change in benefits. Medicare is the secondary carrier until 
retirement. At the time of retirement, the participant must be enrolled in 
Medicare parts A & B to be eligible for the Medicare Supplement 

7. The Insurance Committee provides an appeal process for any participant 
who feels that claims have not been adequately satisfied. A written appeal 
with all pertinent information should be made to the Insurance Committee 
chairperson with a copy to the Conference Treasurer's Office 

8. A service fee of 1.5% per month for delinquent accounts is charged to 
help defray the cost of paying premiums for participants making late 
payments. 

9. Payment for the church's portion of the insurance programs must be 
made by the church/charge treasurer. Clergy personal checks cannot be 
accepted as payment for the church's portion. The life insurance premium 
IS paid by the church/charge. 

10. Premiums for health and life insurance may be paid in ADVANCE on a 
monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual basis. 

1 1 . When there is a change of address, or a change in family status, it is the 
insured s responsibility to notify the Treasurer's Office within 30 days The 
toll free number to the Methodist Building in Raleigh is 1-800-849-4433 



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where a staff person continues to provide personal attention to insurance 
matters. 

12. Health insurance for the subscriber may continue for 90 days after 
employment is terminated or credentials are surrendered provided that full 
payment of the monthly premiums is made in advance. The continuation 
of life insurance beyond the termination of employment is not permitted 
by the life insurance carrier. 

13. Laypersons or clergy on maternity/family medical leave may continue their 
insurance coverage, as long as the premiums are paid. 

14. The Insurance Committee may terminate the coverage for non-payment 
of premiums. Insurance payments which are 60 days late (from the date 
of the bill) will result in termination of benefits. Termination will take place 
on the last day of the month in which the 60th day has occurred. Benefits 
may be reinstated without lapse in coverage if full payment is made within 
30 days of the termination date. Thereafter, insurance coverage may be 
reinstated upon full payment and coverage will be effective the first day of 
the following month. The one-year waiting period for pre-existing 
conditions will apply to all reinstatements where a lapse in coverage 
occurs. 

15. Clergy or laypersons who choose not to join the group within 30 days of 
becoming eligible, will be added as late applicants upon completion of a 
new enrollment form. Adding family members or changing the type of 
coverage while enrolled is permitted at anytime during enrollment. A one- 
year waiting period for pre-existing conditions after enrollment will 
continue to be required for late applicants. 

16. At the time of retirement, clergy become eligible for coverage under the 
Board of Pensions group insurance plan currently administered by Blue 
Cross Blue Shield of MC. 

17. In case of termination of coverage, the church is responsible for the 
premium until the Treasurer's Office is notified in writing of such 
termination. 

18. Effective February 1, 1996, participants applying at any time other than 
the initial enrollment period (thirty days from the date first eligible) would 
be subject to the one year pre-existing conditions clause. The exception 
to this rule would be possible by a change in life status causing loss of 
coverage: divorce, death of spouse, loss of spouse's employment, 
reduction of hours regarding spouse's coverage. 

ID. Statement of Intent 

The NC Annual Conference established a Group Health and Life Insurance Plan with 
the intent of providing coverage for the active and retired clergy. However, the 
Annual Conference reserves the right to terminate the health and life contracts, in 
whole or in part, at any time. The Annual Conference, at any time or from time to 
time, may amend any or all of the provisions of the health or life plan without the 
consent of individual participants. 
IV. Eligibility Policies 

If you enroll in this program, you are eligible for your coverage to begin on the first 
day of the month following your first day of work. 

Health insurance and life insurance through the Conference groups will be available 
to: 

A. Clergy who are members in full connection of the Conference, probationary 
members, associate members, student local clergy, part-time local clergy, 
interim supplies (covered as lay employees) serving full time or part-time under 
appointment in: 

1 . One of the churches or charges of the NC Conference. 

2. One of the institutions or agencies of this Conference receiving financial 
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3. An institution or agency established to provide a ministry or service 
provided that: 

(a) Clergy shall elect in writing within 30 days after the appointment to 
continue the coverage. If the coverage is discontinued, the two-year 
rule and a one-year waiting period for pre-existing conditions will 
apply before re-establishing the health insurance coverage. 

(b) Clergy shall be responsible for payment of all health insurance 
premiums by the due date. 

4. Clergy eligible for life and health insurance through the Conference are 
entitled to these benefits. 

B. Clergy on Leave of Absence provided that a written request to continue the 
coverage shall be filed with the Conference treasurer within 30 days after the 
beginning of the leave of absence. 

C. Lay Employees: 

1 . Each church/charge must apply for a group insurance contract with the 
Conference Treasurer's Office in order to offer insurance to eligible lay 
employees. An insurance administrator must be appointed at each 
church/charge to manage insurance policies dealing with lay staff. This 
contract may be obtained from the Conference Treasurer's Office. It is the 
responsibility of each local church/charge and its officers to be apprised 
of the parameters of the Conference insurance plan. 

2. Each local church must have at least 75% participation of the eligible lay 
employees to participate in the Conference plan. Those churches who 
currently have less than 75% participation will be allowed to continue their 
current coverage of lay employees now under the Conference plan. 
Diaconal Ministers are not subject to this rule. 

3. The employee must work a minimum of 25 hours weekly and must be 
enrolled in the period specified for initial enrollment - this period being 
within 30 days of date first eligible. 

4. The Committee recommends that the church provide this benefit to lay 
employees with the same premium payment policy as recommended for 
clergy. 

The Insurance Committee is grateful to the members of the Annual Conference for 
the support it receives as the Committee strives to provide the best possible health and 
life insurance benefits. 

H. Gray Southern, Chairperson 

MINISTERS' MOVING EXPENSE, COMMITTEE ON 
Effective Date - January 1, 1997 

The Ministers' Moving Expense Committee met to study moving expense needs and 
policies. 

The Committee makes the following recommendations. 
I. Eligibility 

A. Pastors of local churches continuing under appointment to local churches 
within the Conference, district superintendents, and Conference ministerial staff 
whose salaries are paid from the Conference treasurer's office. 

B. Pastors in section I.A. who become Conference Evangelists upon moving from 
an appointment to new residence. Their moving expense to return to any of the 
above categories will also be paid. 

C. Pastors in section I.A. who retire from serving appointment or who assume 
approved disability leave or return into active service from approved disability 
leave. 

D. Widows or widowers of ministers in section I.A. upon moving from place of 
appointment to new residence. 

E. Pastors moving into an appointment in the NC Conference to assume full-time 
or student appointments under section I.A. 



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F. Interim Supply pastors 

G. Pastors being appointed to leave of absence are entitled to moving expense 
for one leave of absence. 

H. Persons who are called to active military duty will be entitled to moving ex- 
pense at the time of call up, if need be, and at the time of return, if need be, 
if not covered by the military, with substantiation of the military orders. 

I. Persons moving who are not defined above will not be eligible to make claim. 
II. Payment of Claims 

A. Payment will be granted to all who are eligible to make claims as follows: 

1. Active ministers in section I.A., I.B., I.F. ,I.G. and l.H. (except retiring 
ministers, widows, widowers, and clergy couples) will receive a base 
payment of $125.00 as well as reimbursement of costs up to $1,200.00 
with submission of paid receipts for actual moving expense. 

2. Retiring ministers, widows, or widowers will receive a base payment of 
$125.00 as well as reimbursement of costs up to $1,900.00 with 
submission of paid receipts for actual moving expenses. The retirement 
amount may be granted upon request when taking disability leave in lieu 
of receiving the retirement benefit at retirement. 

3. Clergy couples will receive a base payment of $250.00 as well as 
reimbursement of costs up to $1,300.00 with submission of paid receipts 
for actual moving expenses. If only one minister of the clergy couple is 
re-appointed, section II.A.l. will apply. 

B. Travel Allowance: An allowance of $1 .00 per mile will be granted to all who are 
eligible to make claim. The mileage will be computed from appointment to 
appointment, or from the appointment to the Conference boundary, or the 
appointment to the residence/Conference boundary (in case of retirement) 
whichever is less. Clergy couples will receive $1.00 per mile as defined above. 

C. The Conference treasurer will make payment to eligible ministers as soon as 
the district superintendents have received the completed document, "So You're 
Moving" checklist properly signed along with all appropriate receipts to 
substantiate expenses. This will fulfill the 1992 Discipline, 11270.2f(4), which 
states "The chairperson of the Committee on Pastor-Parish Relations, the 
chairperson of the Board of Trustees, and pastor shall make an annual review 
of the church owned parsonage(s) to assure proper maintenance." Moving 
expense funds will be withheld by the Conference treasurer if the district 
superintendent determines that the parsonage was inadequately cleaned or was 
damaged beyond normal wear and tear. If an inspection by the district 
superintendent and the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee or the Parsonage 
Committee reveals monetary needs for cleaning or repairs, or for having the 
fuel tank filled, the remaining balance of the moving expense due said pastor 
shall be made payable to the respective district to pay for needed cleaning or 
repairs. If the district superintendent or the moving pastor is NOT in agreement 
with said Pastor-Parish Relations Committee or the Parsonage Committee, the 
superintendent may request the Arbitration Committee of the Clergy Living 
Committee to inspect the parsonage involved and give an impartial recommen- 
dation. 

D. The Conference treasurer will make an advance payment up to $600.00 to 
eligible ministers to cover the expense of deposit and fees for moving expenses 
prior to their move, upon approval by the district superintendent. Those 
receiving an advance must substantiate their expenditures, and any money that 
is left over shall be refunded to the Conference treasurer. 

E. No additional claim can be made against a local church, district, or the 
Conference for payment of moving expenses. 

P. The base payment of $ 1 25.00 is intended to cover incidental moving expenses. 
Therefore, the cost of boarding and moving domestic animals, the moving of 



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recreational vehicles, boats, mobile homes, etc., are not eligible for reimburse- 
ment. 
G. The request for moving expense reimbursement must be received in the 
Treasurer's Office no later than one year from when expense was incurred. 
111. Review Committee 

A. There will be a Review Committee consisting of two persons appointed by the 
chairperson of the Council on Finance and Administration, one district 
superintendent appointed by the Bishop, the Conference treasurer, and the 
director of Ministerial Relations. 

B. The Review Committee will consider and have final authority over any 
questionable or disallowed claim or special claim beyond allowances set in the 
approved plan. 

Mary Plummer, Chairperson 

MINISTRIES TO WOMEN IN CRISIS PREGNANCIES AND 
THEIR GNBORN CHILDREN, TASK FORCE ON 

At the 1994 NC Annual Conference the late Reverend Tryon Lowry brought a 
resolution to develop a ministry to help unwed mothers and their unborn children. This 
would be a ministry in this Conference to give women an alternative to abortion. A task 
force of nine persons were named. 

A report was made to the 1995 Annual Conference. The name of the task force was 
changed to Women in Crisis Pregnancies and their Unborn Children. The changes were 
made because there are married women who also have crisis pregnancies. An extension 
was granted so we could do a feasibility study on establishing a maternity home as well 
as to look further at the sheltering church movement. 

When women in crisis pregnancies come to the church for help, "They need more 
than hope. They need assurance that the church is willing and able to help. If the church 
does not address the many fears and concerns a woman has, the life of the unborn child 
is clearly threatened." {The Sheltering Church: Biblically Based Ministry to Women in 
Crisis, by Gary Thomas, pg.4). The church must be prepared itself and have things in 
order to be ready when a troubled woman knocks. This is only part of reducing the need 
for abortion. The other part is pregnancy prevention especially among adolescent. 

With further research and study, the Task Force makes the following recommenda- 
tions: 

1) At this time, we feel that it is not financially feasible for the NC Annual Conference 
to have a free-standing organization to establish a maternity home. It would require no 
less than $400,000.00 in start-up money. This includes acquiring a home and furnishing 
it: training and paying staff and house parents; and purchasing education materials. 
Currently, the Methodist Home for Children is a referral for pregnant females. Because 
of these concerns, we recommend the Methodist Home for Children study the feasibility 
of establishing a maternity home for adolescent females. (NOTE: Grants can be applied 
for from private foundations.) 

2) For women of all ages, we recommend that the Conference adopt the sheltering 
church concept. The sheltering church would have a PLEDGE to show that the church 
cares for the practical and spiritual needs of women in crisis pregnancies; a plan to insure 
that the church will not be caught unprepared when a real need arises; and a PROCLAM- 
ATION to inform its members and visitors of the church's willingness to help. Churches 
are encouraged to network with other churches and community organizations. {The 
Sheltering Church, pg. 3). We refer this recommendation to the Commission on Health 
and Human Services. 

3) We recommend that all pastors in this Annual Conference do a course of study 
on counseling women in crisis pregnancies. This has been referred to the administrative 
assistant to the Bishop as a topic to be considered for future "Bishop's Seminar on the 
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4) Prevention of adolescent pregnancies and older women in crisis pregnancies 
should start at an early age. The church needs to educate its members in parenting, 
values, and relationships from the Christian perspective. Therefore, we recommend that 
each local church have an on-going educational study on parenting, human sexuality, 
and marriage enrichment. 

Jimmie B. Shuler, M.D., Chairperson 

Task Force Members: Jimmie B. Shuler, MD, chair; Mrs. Betty Shields, vice-chair; 
Mrs. Kelley Bauman, secretary; Mrs. Margaret Anne Biddle, Mrs. Doris Branson, 
Reverend Theodore Carter, Reverend Ellen Metcalf, and Reverend Gray Southern. 

THE NC CONFERENCE PLAN OF INCLCISIVENESS 
Inclusiveness In The United Methodist Church 

The 1992 Book of Discipline, HI 13, says, "We recognize that God made all creation 
and saw that it was good. As a diverse people of God who bring special gifts and graces 
to the unity of the Church and to society, we are called to be faithful to the example of 
Jesus' ministry to all persons." 

"Inclusiveness means openness, acceptance, and support which ENABLE ALL 
persons to participate in the life of the Church, the community, and the worid. Thus, 
inclusiveness denies every semblance of discrimination." 

'The mark of an inclusive society is one in which all persons are open, welcoming, 
fully accepting, and supporting of all other persons, enabling them to participate fully in 
the life of the Church, the community, and the wodd." 

"In The United Methodist Church inclusiveness means the freedom for the total 
involvement of all persons, who meet the requirements of The United Methodist Book 
of Discipline, in the membership and leadership of the Church at any level and in every 
place." 

The Old and New Testaments reveal inclusiveness as God's will for us. The gospels 
affirm the love of God for the whole worid, such that "God gave God's only Son that 
whoever believes in him might have everiasting life" (John 3:16). The epistles and pastoral 
letters echo the declaration of the apostle Paul that in Christ's kingdom "there is neither 
male nor female, Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, but all are one in Christ" (Galatians 3:28). 
God's redeeming act in Jesus Christ calls us from sin and separation to inclusiveness. 
"God was in Christ reconciling the worid unto God's very self, and has given to us the 
ministry of reconciliation" (11 Corinthians 5:18-19). The final chapter of the Bible speaks 
of the fullness of the reign of God where all nations join in unity to the glory of God 
(Revelation 22:1-5). 

In the Old Testament, God is disclosed as the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob 
and is seen to be the God of the whole worid and is known to be concerned for all 
nations and people: 

e.g. Genesis. In human creation there is unity, which grows to disunity and climaxes 
with the fall of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 1 1 . God promises and fulfills covenant with 
Abraham in 12-15. 

- Ruth. Ruth and Naomi, tale of human kindness and devotion transcends the limits 
of national or self-interest. 

- The Prophets. Isaiah 42:1-4, 6; 49:5. Israel given a mission to be a light to the 
nations. Israel's election is a call to service, and a duty to witness, not selfish privilege. 

- Daniel. Predicts coming of Son of Man and Kingdom which shall include all 
people. 

- Malachi. Preached severe judgement from God on Israel for failing their mission 
to exalt God and lead the nations of the worid to do the same (1:5-14). 

- Psalm 8:5, 67:3, 98:9 echo this same theme. 

The 1992 Book of Discipline addresses the concern for inclusiveness in the 
responsibilities and duties of representatives of the Church at various levels. 
(1) The Pastor 

Part of the role of the local church pastor includes the directive in The Discipline 
(1I439.2c) "to lead the congregation in experiencing the racial and ethnic inclusiveness 



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of The United Methodist Church and to help prepare it for participation in the itineracy 
of all ordained men and women." 

(2) Pastor-Parish Relations Committee 

One of the key ingredients in a local church movement toward inclusiveness in 
appointment-making is the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee. (11270. 2f(l)) "The duties 
of the committee shall include the following:. ..continually interpreting to the people the 
nature and function of the ministry, including cross-racial appointments, appointments 
of women, and sensitivity to open itineracy." 

(3) The Administrative Board/Council 

An openness to others is to be a quality of members of the Administrative Board as 
stated in 11255: "Members of the Administrative Board shall be persons of genuine 
Christian character who love the Church, are morally disciplined, are committed to the 
mandate of inclusiveness in the life of the Church, are loyal to the ethical standards of 
The United Methodist Church set forth in the Social Principles, and are competent to 
administer its affairs." And the Administrative Board as a body has also been given the 
mandate of encouraging "understanding of and commitment to inclusiveness in the life 
of the Church" (11257.9). 

(4) The District Superintendent 

Included in the specific responsibilities of district superintendents (11524.3) we read, 
"To establish long-range planning which is responsive to ecumenical and racially inclusive 
perspectives and to initiate new and vital forms of ministry." District superintendents are 
to be persons possessing skills in inclusiveness. "Among the skills needed by leaders are 
spiritual discipline, theological reflection, building the unique inclusive community of the 
Church and of the larger community as well. Reading the signs of the times, analyzing, 
designing strategy, assessing needs, organizing a wide range of resources, and evaluating 
programs and personnel are yet other skills crucial for leaders" (11502.3). 

Also see 11519: "The district superintendent shall oversee the total ministry of the 
pastors and the churches in the communities of the district in its mission of witness and 
service in the world: ...(c) by encouraging their personal commitment to the mandate of 
inclusiveness in the life of the Church." 

(5) The Conference Committee on Episcopacy 

The Conference Committee on Episcopacy is given the responsibility of engaging 
"in annual consultation and appraisal of the balance of the bishop's relationship and 
responsibilities to the area/Annual Conferences, the jurisdiction, general Church boards 
and agencies and other areas of specialized ministry, including at all levels, concern for 
the inclusiveness of the Church and its ministry with respect to sex, race, and national 
origin, and understanding and implementation of the consultation process in appoint- 
ment-making" (11735.30. 

(6) The Conference Commission on ReUgion and Race 

The Conference Commission on Religion and Race is given the charge of 
"examining ethnic representation on all of the conference boards, agencies, commissions, 
and committees, as well as the governing boards of related institutions. After such an 
examination, appropriate recommendations for total inclusiveness should be made to the 
Annual Conference" (11740.3b). The Commission is to work "with Annual Conference 
boards and agencies as they seek to develop programs and polices of racial inclusive- 
ness" (11740.3c) and to consult "with local churches which are seeking to establish 
multiracial fellowships and encouraging and supporting local churches in maintaining a 
Christian ministry in racially changing neighborhoods" (11740.3g). 

(7) institutions 

"It shall be the policy of The United Methodist Church that all administrative agencies 
and institutions, including hospitals, homes, and educational institutions, shall: (a) recruit, 
employ, utilize, recompense, and promote their professional staff and other personnel in 
a manner consistent with the commitment of The United Methodist Church to ethnic, 
racial, and sexual inclusiveness; (b) fulfill their duties and responsibilities in a manner 
which does not involve segregation or discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, sex, 



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or handicapping condition, including HIV status; and (c) provide for adequate representa 
tion by laity" (11815). 

(8) The General Commission on Religion and Race 

The General Commission on Religion and Race has been given the special 
responsibilities of "reviewing, investigating, and conducting hearings where necessary in 
response to written allegations of violation of the Church's policy of racial and ethnic 
inclusiveness which have not been satisfactorily resolved in the Annual Conference, any 
general agency or other institution of the Church" (112108.6). 

(9) The General Council on Finance and Administration 

"The General Council on Finance and Administration is authorized to withhold 
approval of a portion or all of the budget of any agency or any church-related institution 
receiving general church funds until such agency or church-related institution certifies to 
the council in writing that it has established and has complied with a policy of (a) 
recruiting, employing, utilizing, recompensing, and promoting professional staff and other 
personnel without regard to race, color, age, or sex, (b) fulfilling its duties and 
responsibilities in a manner which does not involve segregation or discrimination on the 
basis of race, age, or sex, and (c) insofar as possible, purchasing goods and services from 
vendors who are in compliance with such policies as are described in sections (a) and (b) 
of this paragraph" 11911.1). 
Diagnosis of Present Situation 

What is the present situation in the NC Conference as we seek to be inclusive in all 
dimensions of our life together? What are the gaps between our vision and our reality? 

Can we be comfortable because it is less likely that anyone would, on racial/ethnic 
grounds, be denied attendance at a service of worship in our conference? Are we at ease 
because we have racial/ethnic presence in the Cabinet? Do we feel satisfaction with our 
inclusiveness because one of our racial/ethnic pastors was elected to the episcopacy? Is 
the vision achieved because some cross-racial appointments have occurred? No! 

The 1989 annual conference stated a specific target date for open itineracy. The 
following resolution was approved on June 16, 1989: 

Whereas, the NC Conference of The UMC has recently responded to the 

Council of Bishops call to become "Faithful Disciples < = > Vital Congrega- 
tions" by undertaking a four year program of church vitalization that makes 

use of specific goal setting to assure both mission and growth in both our 

local congregations and in the Conference at large; 

Whereas, racism and sexism in both their most subtle and manifest 

forms continue to inhibit growth within our churches and give evidence of a 

desire not to grow, but to restrict; 

Whereas, our Bishop, Carlton P. Minnick, has described racism as a 

secular value to which we cling rather than a gospel or kingdom value as 

espoused by our Lord Jesus Christ; 

Whereas, secular institutions such as the public schools, the military, 

major business corporations and professional athletic teams have been able 

to implement programs of both inclusiveness and equal opportunity, and the 

church has not, either out of fear or ignorance; 

Therefore, be it resolved, that the NC Annual Conference, to be both 

faithful disciples and vital congregations, set a specific date as a goal to 

have implemented an "open itineracy" system for the appointment of its 

ministers, without regard to either sex, race or age; 

Be it further resolved, that this date be the Annual Conference session, 

1995. 

How is it going - not only in appointment making, but in all of the conference life 
and ministry? This diagnosis will bring statistics, but such data might not capture fully the 
pain of our brokenness, the spiritual jeopardy of our sin, or even the glimpses of divine 
triumph in the midst of human efforts. In other words, the analysis might provide fact 
without revealing feeling. Let us acknowledge that there are joys and sorrows, victories 
and limitations, real people, behind this information. 



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I. COMGREGATIONS IM NORTH CAROLINA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

Hispanic 2 

Korean 2 

Native American 13 

African-American 35 

Euro-American 788 

TOTAL 840 

Most of the racial/ ethnic congregations are churches of small membership. Only 
1 1% of the racial/ethnic congregations have more than 200 members (only 3% 
have more than 500); in the conference as a Lvhole, 39% of the congregations 
have more than 200 members (12% have more than 500 members), this suggests 
that racial/ethnic congregations in disproportionate numbers have limited financial 
and personnel resources. Six districts have no racial/ethnic congregations. 

II. MEMBERSHIP IN ANNGAL CONFERENCE 

Hispanic 846 

Asian-American 208 

Pacific Islander 20 

Native American 1782 

African-American 4024 

Euro-American 214236 

TOTAL 220314 

Racial/ethnic members make up slightly more than 3% of the conference 
membership. (About 95%) of these members are in predominantly racial/ethnic 
congregations.) 99.999992% of the Euro-American members are in predominantly 
white congregations. How do these figures impact efforts to achieve multi-cultural 
settings for worship and pastoral care? 

III. POPULATION IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA 

White 2,173,183 67.1% 

Black 921,539 28.5% 

American Indian 64,259 2.0% 

Hispanic 50,553 1.5% 

Asian/Pacific Islander 29,553 .9% 

These figures, taken from the 1990 Federal Census, give general demographic 
data, but one must take careful note that the census does not use the same 
categories as The CJMC. Direct comparison is difficult. (For example, the census 
considers "Hispanic" as a term of national origin and includes these persons in 
other racial categories. Also, the census uses the term "other races" and there is 
no way to determine how to identify these persons in our CJM context.) Slightly 
over 67%} of the population of annual conference area (less the county in VA in 
which we have 1 church and the 2 counties in SC in each of which we have one 
church) is Euro-American (census term: white), by contrast, almost 97%o of the 
members of our conference congregations are Euro-American. There are 6 
counties in our eastern NC territory which have more African-American persons 
than Euro-American persons. We do not have a predominantly African-American 
CJM congregation in 6 of these counties (Bertie, Edgecombe, Halifax, Hertford, 
Northampton, and Warren). Of these, only in the case of Warren County do we 
even have a predominantly African-American CJM congregation in the same district 
as the county. 

IV. UNITED METHODIST POPULATION IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA 

Euro-American 9.9% 

Native American 2.8% 

Hispanic 1.7% 

Asian American 0.8% 

African American 0.4% 

These figures are for the eastern 56 counties of NC. (Because census data is on 
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African Americans are the most under-represented population in The CJMC in NC. 
What racial bias and barriers does this fact represent? 

V. MGLTI-RACIAL MEMBERSHIP CONGREGATIONS 

Burlington District 5 

Durham District 9 

Elizabeth City District 7 

Fayetteville District 9 

Goldsboro District 8 

Greenville District 5 

New Bern District 7 

Raleigh District 16 

Rockingham District 12 

Rocky Mount District 2 

Sanford District 3 

Wilmington District 8 

TOTAL (10.8% of congregations) 91 

Although almost 11% of the congregations within the conference have members 
of more than one racial/ethnic background, only 3 congregations (Good Shepherd 
CJMC in Durham, Auent Ferry Church in Raleigh, and Fairview Church in Dillon 
County, SC) have as much as 8% membership from a racial/ethnic heritage other 
than the predominant one, and only Good Shepherd Church approximates 50%. 
When churches are so unbalanced in terms of racial/ethnic heritage, it is easy to 
discount those who are in the minority in a particular congregation. 

VI. OPENNESS TO CROSS RACIAL APPOINTMENTS 

A. Congregations ranking themselves "5" or more on a scale of 10 in terms of 
openness to cross racial appointment ("1" is low openness; "10" is high 
openness): 74 of 839. 

B. Percentage of racial/ethnic congregations indicating "5" or more: 16%. 

C. Percentage of Euro-American congregations indicating "5" or more: 8%. 

D. Approximately 1/3 of our congregations ranked themselves at "0" or "1" in 
terms of openness to cross racial appointments. 

E. Congregations who self-ranked at "9" or "10" in terms of openness to cross 
racial appointment: 6 racial/ethnic congregations (11.5% of these churches), 
15 Euro-American congregations (1.9% of these churches). 

In 1990, the district superintendents developed Guidelines for Open Itineracy . In 
implementing that document, the district superintendents asked the 1991 Charge 
Conferences to report on openness to cross-racial appointments (as well as 
appointments without regard to gender or age). The greatest openness was shown 
to pastors of all ages; there was considerable openness to male and female 
pastors. The greatest block to inclusiveness to appointment making is ra- 
cial/ethnic. Clearly, the largest resistance to cross racial appointments is among 
Euro-American congregations (98.1%} rank themselves "8" or lower, compared to 
88.5%o of the racial/ethnic congregations.) There is no general openness in any 
racial/ethnic constituency. 

VII. CROSS RACIAL APPOINTMENTS 

A. Congregations who now have multi-racial/ethnic membership .... 10.8% 

B. Congregations who have ever had cross racial appointment 2.5% 

C. 1994-1995 CROSS RACIAL APPOINTMENTS 

Native American to White 4 

White to Native American 2 

African American to White 1 

Hispanic to White 1 

Asian American to Native American 1 

Asian American to White 1 

TOTAL 10 



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D. TOTAL RECORD OF CROSS RACIAL APPOIMTMENTS 

Native American to White g 

White to Native American 6 

African American to White 4 

Hispanic to White 2 

White to African American \ I 

Asian American to Native American .'.....'.... 1 

Asian American to White . . 1 

TOTAL .'.'.'.'.'.'.'.' 21 

^Ti^o^ln^^ i^'^ i^"^ ^f^" ^ ^''°^^-'^^i^i appointments 'in 'the 'conference; as 
of 1994-1995, there have been 21 such appointments. Three of the cross-racial 
appointments were of African Americans to predominantly white churches as 
associates. Other than the associates, only 3 of the appointments involved 
churches with membership over 200: 2 white persons sewing Native American 
congregations and 1 Native American sewing a predominantly white congrega- 

RACIAL/ETHNIC INCLUSIVENESS ON CONFERENCE AGENCIES 

Diaconal Ministry ^'^% .^f ^lE Officers 

DM Investgation 5 

Ordained Ministry 30 5 

Methodist Publication 9 .'.'.' 3 

Pensions 18 ....'.'.'.'.'".' 4 

Trustees 12 2 1 

Archives & History 12 .......... 2 

Campus Ministry 11 ....... .\\ 2 

Congregational Development 21 . ' . 4 ' 

Education ig 4 

Equitable Compensation 16 4 1 

Evangelism I7 .......... 5 1 

Health/Human Services 18 .......... 4 . 

Higher Ed./Campus Ministry 12 2 

Laity 12 .'.'.'.'.'.WW 4 2 

Missions & Outreach 24 4 1 

Outdoor & Camping Ministries .... 17 ......... 3 n 

Religion & Race 19 ... 1 1 1 

Social & Ecum. Ministries 25 6 1 

Status & Role of Women 17 ........ 6 1 

Stewardship I7 4 ^ 

Worship .■;.■■■ 17 .■.'.■.■.■;.■■■■ 5 Q 

Joint Review 7 n r. 

ccoM :::::::: -78 :::::::::: 5 :: 

Finance & Administration 23 3 1 

NC Council of Churches 17 3 , 

Appeals 5 WW'.'.'.'..'. \ 1 

Conference Entertainment 6 . l i 

Conference Rules 7 2 n 

Conf. Staff Rel ' q 2 1 

Disability 8 '.'.'.'.'. l 

Disaster Prep 17 c ^ 

EMLC Concerns W'.'.'. 12 .' 9 2 

Episcopacy 17 ' ' ' 4 

Episcopal Residence 3.. q 

Investigation 12 .'.'.' 4 q 

Prison Ministry & Reform 17 ...'.'.".. 4 ' 

Jl-^freare 603 total positions on conference agencies;' 130 of these '(21. '5%) 'are 
held by racial/ethnic persons, mien Religion and Race and EMLC Concerns are 



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removed, racial/ethnic persons hold 1 9.2% of the positions.) Racial/ethnic persons 
represent 18.5% of the officers elected by conference agencies. The conference 
nominating committee (at the beginning of the quadrennium) sought to have 
inclusive agencies; with the changes that occur during the quadrennium, there is 
a net loss of one racial/ethnic membership on agencies. All but 3 (Committee on 
Investigation of the Board of Diaconal Ministry, Joint Review Committee, and 
Episcopal Residence Committee) of the 37 conference agencies have racial/ethnic 
members. 
IX. MISCELLANEOUS DATA 

A. New congregations founded since 1980: 2 Asian-American, 2 African- 
Annerican, 2 Hispanic, 2 Native American, 1 1 predominantly winite. 

B. Congregations closed since 1980: 1 African-American, 5 predominantly white 

C. CCOM Program staff: 6 Euro-Americans, 1 African American 

D. CCOM Support Staff: 3 African-American, 4 V2 Euro-Americans 

E. Other GM Building administrators: 6 Euro-Americans 

F. Other GM Building support staff: 7 Euro-Americans, 1 African American 

G. Methodist Home for Children clientele: 2 Asian-Americans, 208 African 
Americans, 9 Hispanics, 15 Native Americans, 598 Euro-Americans 

H. Methodist Home for Children employees: 7 Asian Americans, 9 African 

Americans, 63 Euro-Americans 
1. Combined Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. clientele: 1 African American, 4 

Native Americans, 437 Euro-Americans 
J. Combined Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. employees: 2 Asian Americans, 

193 African Americans, 16 Native Americans, 122 Euro-Americans 
K. Combined Employees of Duke Divinity School, Duke Gniversity, Methodist 
College, NC Wesleyan College, Louisburg College: 807 Asian Americans, 6116 
African Americans, 251 Hispanics, 17,304 Euro-Americans 
L. Combined Camps clientele: 1 67 Asian American, 4057 African Americans, 1 89 

Hispanics, 15,144 Euro-Americans 
M. Combined Camps employees: 9 African-Americans, 1 Hispanic, 70 Euro- 
Americans 
Staffing patterns are undergoing a constant shift; it is difficult to pin point trends. 
The colleges and the camps and the children's home have had the most success 
in having inclusive programs. The retirement homes have very little inclusive 
population. Because agencies report in varying ways, it is hard to determine 
which employees are in decision-making places. There is a "feeling" that very few 
racial/ethnic persons are in the decision-making positions: administrators, board 
members, etc. New congregations tend to be identified along racial/ethnic lines, 
although none would claim exclusivity. Because neighborhoods are the most 
frequent target for new congregations, the churches tend to reflect the racial/ethnic 
make-up of the neighborhood. Congregations which are regional or which have 
other defining missional qualities might achieve more inclusiveness in member- 
ship. 
Priorities for Moving Toward Inclusiveness in the NC Conference of The CIMC 
1996: 

1. Each Conference Agency, Commissions, District Councils on Ministries, the Cabinet, 
and each local church make an honest assessment of where we are NOW in our 
practice of inclusiveness. Each adopt several realistic goals for moving forward. 
Dates for specific achievements are to be included. To be implemented by 
conference agencies and commissions, district Councils on Ministries, the Cabinet, 
and each local church. 

A. Forms for assessment, inventory can come from the General Commission on 
Religion and Race. 

B. This assessment and suggested goals for progress is to be reported and 
adopted at Annual Conference 1 996. 

C. Goals could include the following: 

1 . Pulpit and choir exchanges across racial lines. 



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2. Cross racial pastoral exchanges for a month or two. 

3. Cross racial youth exchanges for weekends. 

4. Cross racial retreats with groups like young adults and young families. 

5. Multi-racial work team projects through District/Conference and UMCOR. 

6. Pastors, chairpersons of Religion and Race, and the Lay Leaders report 
quarterly to their Administrative Boards/Councils and annually at the 
Charge Conference of progress toward inclusiveness. 

II. District Superintendents keep in close touch with local church programs and local 
efforts toward inclusiveness (drawing upon their guidelines for open itineracy already 
in use) with special interest in finding congregations and pastors most ready for 
cross racial appointments. To be implemented by the Cabinet. 

A. Reports at Charge Conference include items about cross racial minis- 
tries/activities/efforts. 

B. Intensive, thorough training of ministers and Pastor-Parish Relations Commit- 
tees begin immediately preparing for cross racial work in pastoral leadership, 
and explore new models for worship and preaching. 

C. Our seminaries and colleges/universities serve as resources for this, but most 
of the training be done in the districts. 

III. Every District have frequent (perhaps quarterly) seminars/conversations on RACISM, 
ETHNIC CONCERNS, and CGLTGRAL DIFFERENCES. These sessions should 
conclude with a summary statement (for the record) and the adoption of an action 
project for moving us forward in dealing with problems. To be implemented, by the 
district Council on Ministries. 

A. These sessions focus on the local church leaders and pastors. 

B. The Commission on Religion and Race lead some of these discussions. 

C. Good materials are available in our Media Center and others will be obtained 
by the Commission on Religion and Race. 

IV. The District Superintendents, District Chairpersons of Religion and Race, Conference 
Council on Ministries, and District Council on Ministries be alert to any possibilities 
for affirming/encouraging local efforts in our movement toward inclusiveness. To be 
implemented by the district superintendents, the district chairpersons of religion 
and race, the conference council on ministries, and the district council on 
ministries. 

V. The Conference Commission on Religion and Race will monitor all priority programs 
in Conference Agencies, Institutions, and District Council on Ministries. An annual 
report of this monitoring should be presented at Annual Conference (to raise 
awareness and concern). To be implemented by the Conference Commission on 
Religion and Race. 

VI. We urge that the theme of the 1 997 Annual Conference address INCLUSIVENESS. 
To be implemented by the Annual Conference Program Committee. 

VII. Every church have a chairperson of Religion and Race or that work assigned to 
someone. To be implemented by the local church committee on nominations. 

1997: 

I. VISION 2000 and TRANSFORMATION 2000 projects/programs be deliberate and 
intentional in implementing progress in inclusiveness. To be implemented by the 
Conference Task Force on Vision 2000. 

II. Projects to establish new churches be faithful in its inclusiveness. Multi-cultural 
ministries be promoted and cross racial congregations established wherever 
possible. In establishing new congregations we recommend recruiting 20 "Charter 
Members" from established churches - mixed race if possible. New churches could 
use Good Shepherd GMC, Durham, as a model. To be implemented by the 
Conference Commission on Congregational Development. 

III. Local GM Churches reach out to AME, AME ZION , Lumber River Holiness Methodist 
Church and CME churches in concrete efforts to make multi cultural/racial 
experiences in church life an "every day" experience. To be implemented by the 
local church outreach chairperson or the local church chairperson of ecumenical 
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IV. The Cabinet continue efforts to identify any possibilities for cross racial appoint- 
ments and make as many as possible. Appointments of cross racial staff persons to 
churches with several associates be possible soon, where progress lags in some 
churches, the District Superintendent make efforts to move them forward by holding 
pastors and Pastor-Parish Relation committees accountable for good faith efforts. 
This be discussed with pastors as one item at the annual evaluation session. We 
must remove all doubt - we are serious about inclusiveness. To be implemented by 
the Cabinet. 

V. Celebrate and publicize progress toward inclusiveness by use of the Christian 
Advocate, Connectings, and Race Relations Awards. To be implemented by the 
Committee on Communications. 

VI. (1) Each program agency will designate at least ten percent of its program budget 
for ministries addressing racial/ethnic needs. (2) The State Commission on Campus 
Ministry and each ministry under the Board of Institutions will be ^ked to earmark 
at least 10% of the grant from annual conference for ministries which address 
racial/ethnic inclusiveness issues. (3) The Conference Council on Ministries budget 
$ 1 00,000 for the ELCC Committee (budget approved by annual conference in 1 997, 
to be raised in 1998, to be spent in 1999) to be used by the ELCC Committee and 
to be used by program agencies who will seek grants from the ELCC Committee. 
The first year request of $ 1 00,000 is to be reduced by 1 0% in each subsequent year 
until it is reduced to $60,000 a year, at which time the Figure remains at that base. 
To be implemented by the Conference Council on Ministries. 

VII. Create and maintain an ongoing training and cross racial experiences for local 
church leadership including youth. This be done by any of the following: the district 
superintendents, the conference commission on religion and race, the board of the 
ordained ministry, the agencies of continuing education, and the commission on 
laity. To be coordinated by the Conference Council on Ministries 

VIII. The Commission on Religion and Race will monitor these steps and present at 
Annual Conference in 1997 a comprehensive report on the status of our inclusive- 
ness programs, with recommendations for our next steps forward. To be imple- 
mented by the Conference Commission on Religion and Race. 

1998: 

I. The Commission on Religion and Race will monitor these steps and develop and 
present at Annual Conference in 1998 a comprehensive report on the status of our 
inclusiveness programs, with recommendations for the next steps fonvard. To be 
implemented by the Conference Commission on Religion and Race. 

II. The Cabinet to give a report on inclusiveness concerning the NC Annual Conference 
to the General Conference of The GMC. To be implemented by the Cabinet. 

III. For Conference of 1997 or 1998 an updated "DESIGN for INCLUSIVENESS" be 
developed with part of it left open-ended for lay and clergy discussion groups at 
Annual Conference. This could be done in a 2 hour Friday afternoon time frame. 
This would give inclusiveness the attention it needs and some input from a v^dde 
range of people and opinions. To be implemented by the Annual Conference 
Program Committee. 

IV. It is recommended that the Commission on Missions establish a program for 
"SHALOM ZONES" in our Conference area and enlist Volunteers in Missions to send 
work teams to build and learn and grow. To be implemented by the Commission 
on Missions and Outreach 

V. Have a class/discussion during the Bishop's Seminar each year. Perhaps one session 
might be a "Role Play" on what it's like be a African American/Native American/Asian 
American/European American as a pastor in the NC Conference, or lay person in a 
local church. To be implemented by the Committee on the Bishop's Seminar. 

1999: 

1. The Commission on Religion and Race monitor these steps and give a status report 
on inclusiveness in the NC GM Churches with further recommendations for the next 
step. To be implemented by the Conference Commission on Religion and Race. 



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II. The Cabinet maintain strong emphasis on cross racial experiences and continuing 
open discussions on race relations and cultural differences with the goal of putting 
every GM at ease with cross racial/multi ethnic congregational life. To be imple- 
mented by the Cabinet. 

III. The Commission on Religion and Race and ELCC Committee do an evening 
program at Annual Conference at the 1999 session. To be implemented by the 
Annual Conference Program Committee, along with the Commission on Religion 
and Race and the ELCC Committee. 

IV. Acknowledging that this plan of inclusiveness focuses on racial/ethnic concerns, the 
Cabinet establishes a task force to determine the extent to which that emphasis 
needs to continue and to what extent other issues related to inclusiveness need to 
be addressed. The Plan of Inclusiveness will be extended accordingly. To be 
implemented by the Cabinet. 

Resources for Further Action 

NC Conference Office of Multi-cultural and Social Ministries, P O Box 10955, 
Raleigh, NC 27605 (919) 832-9560 (800) 849-4433 

General Commission on Religion and Race, 110 Maryland Avenue, NE #48, 
Washington DC 20002-5680 (202) 547-2271 

General Commission on the Status and Role of Women, 1200 Davis Street, 
Evanston, IL 60201 (708) 869-7330 

SEJ Association for Native American Ministries, P O Box 67, Lake Junaluska, NC 
28745 (704) 452-2881 

National Federation of Asian American United Methodists, 330 Ellis Street, San 
Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 776-7747 

MARCHA (Hispanic), P O Box 708, Perth Amboy, NJ 08862 (908) 324-7969 

Black Methodists for Church Renewal, 601 West Riverview Drive, Dayton, OH 45406 
(513)461-5088 

NC Conference Walton Memorial Media Center, P O Box 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605 
(919) 832-9560 (800) 849-4433. 

Recommended videos: 

In Search of Racial Justice, Black Methodism - Legacy of Faith, Charter of 

Racial Justice, True Colors, Bill Cosby on Prejudice, More Than Words - Social 

Principles, The Good Mind (Native American), Living the Dream 

Selected Readings available through Cokesbury: 

Recommended by General Commission on Religion and Race: Joseph Barndt, 
Dismantling Racism (Augsburg Fortress); Derek Bell, Faces at the Bottom of the Well ; 
Farai Chideya, Don't Believe the Hype (Penguin); Cain Hope Felder, Troubling Biblical 
Waters: Race, Class and Family (Orbis); Justo Gonzalez, ed.. Each in Our Own Tongue: 
A Histor/ of Hispanic United Methodists (Abingdon); Artemio Guillermo, ed., Churches 
Aflame: Asian Americans and United Methodism (Abingdon); Jarrett Gray, Jr., The Racial 
and Ethnic Presence in American Methodism (General Commission on Archives and 
History); Homer Noley, First White Frost: Native Americans and United Methodism 
(Abingdon); Pat Shipman, The Evolution of Racism (Simon and Schuster); Grant 
Shockley, ed.. Heritage and Hope: The African American Presence in United Methodism 
(Abingdon); Christine Sleeter, ed.. Empowerment through Multicultural Education (State 
University of New York Press); Robert Terry, For Whites Only (Eerdmans) 

Study Guides: 

Language of Hospitality (how to practice intercultural sensitivity); Creating a New 
Community: God's People Overcoming Racism and Creating a New Community: God's 
Children Overcoming Racism (how to achieve positive change from racism) 

Cabinet Task Force on Inclusiveness: Albert Shuler, DS, Chairperson; Sam Wynn, 
Extended Cabinet; Belton Joyner, Adm. Assistant to Bishop; Jimmy Cummings, Staff; 
Ruth Harper, DS; Sam Brown, Chairperson, Conference CORR; Ben Rouse, DS; Edith 
Gleaves, Consultant; Endorsed by Bishop C. P. Minnick and the Cabinet, November 7, 
1995; Endorsed by the Conference Council on Ministries, Noverr±)er 21, 1995 



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ORDAINED MINISTRY, BOARD OF 

Introduction: We, the members of the North Carolina Conference Board of Ordained 
Ministry, are pleased and privileged to present to the clergy session of the North Carolina 
Annual Conference our report for 1996. 

Our board is a strong, representative body from the clergy and laity of this Annual 
Conference that wrestles constantly with its responsibilities outlined so carefully in The 
Book of Discipline 1992 (11733.2). These duties require the board to exercise strong care 
in its examination of candidates for ordination which is both fair and diligent, seeking 
always to encourage and sustain those in the process and to provide resources for growth 
with those already involved with ministry to local churches and other places of mission. 

To provide this report, your Board of Ordained Ministry members have given ten (10) 
full days in meetings and interviews along with innumerable times for committee 
assignments. All of this is summarized in the names and recommendations found in this 
submission of our work for your approval. 

The duties of the Board of Ordained Ministry include: 

1 ) To assume the primary responsibility for the enlistment of ordained clergy, with due 
regard for the inclusive nature of the Church. It provides guidance for these persons 
in the process of education, training, and ordination. 

2) To examine all applicants as to their fitness for ordained ministry and their election 
as 

a) Fall-time Local Pastors, b) Associate Members, c) Probationary Members, and 
d) Full Members of the Annual Conference. 

3) To interview and report recommendations concerning a) students to be appointed 
to attend school, b) candidates for ordination as Deacon, and c) candidates for 
ordination as Elder. 

4) To interview applicants and make recommendations concerning changes in 
ministerial relationships: Leaves of Absence, Retirement, Sabbatical Leaves, 
Disability Leaves, Less-than-Full-time appointments, and Readmission to or the 
termination of Conference membership. 

5) To provide support services for the ordained minister's career development, 
including personal and career counseling, continuing education, assistance in 
preparation for retirement, and matters pertaining to ministerial morale. 

6) To provide a means of evaluating the effectiveness of the clergy in the Annual 
Conference. 

7) To interpret the high ethical standards of ministry as set forth in The Book of 
Discipline 1992, and to study matters pertaining to character. 

8) To administer the portion of the Ministerial Education Fund for use by the Annual 
Conference. 

For a number of years we have shared a concern for the number of persons who 
are entering into a variety of full-time positions in the Church, particularly in ordained 
ministry. The number of persons retiring, seeking a leave of absence, transferring to 
another conference, etc., has been increasing significantly in the last decade without an 
equally significant increase in the number of persons entering into the candidacy process. 
We have satisfied the need for pastors in our conference recently by transferring persons 
from other annual conferences and receiving persons from other denominations as a 
shortfall of available persons develops during the appointive process. Our Committee on 
Enlistment has become active in the encouragement of persons to attend well planned 
convocations that are designed to motivate individuals to open to the Call of God to enter 
into the ordained ministry. A national convocation for youth and young adults who may 
be considering entering into Ordained Ministry will be held at Dallas, Texas on November 
1-3, 1996. 

This year we are pleased that nineteen (19) persons will be ordained as Deacons, 
seventeen (17) as Probationary Members and two (2) as Associate Members of the North 
Carolina Conference. One (1) new Probationary Member and two (2) new Associate 
Member will have their previous orders recognized. Our class for Full Membership 



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numbers twenty-one (21) with twenty-one (21) being ordained Elder. This year's 
retirement class includes sixteen (16) Full Members, three (3) Associate Members and one 
(1) Local Pastor. Our large number of retiring pastors each year continues to provide 
opportunities for many persons to enter this field of service! 

Several reports published some ten years ago seemed to indicate that about this 
time we would be experiencing an oversupply of pastors for the churches that would be 
available. This condition may exist in some areas of our denomination and in others as 
well, but the past few years have seen the need to reach out to other areas of United 
Methodism and to other denominations to fill North Carolina Conference appointments. 
Some have said that our problem lies in the abandonment of a strong enlistment 
program among our youth for all full-time positions in the church in music and education 
as well as ordained ministry. In years past, the challenge for full-time service was offered 
at camping experiences, in college campus ministries, and at many youth gatherings. In 
whatever way these calls to commitment are still being offered, the response is not what 
we need to continue providing ministries to our churches in these vital areas-pastoral 
ministry, education, and music. 

Renewed encouragement by pastors and laity of those who express an interest in 
committing their lives to service in the ordained ministry is the particular focus of our 
board. Some new opportunities for that focus will be developed in the coming year, and 
we invite your support.. .for the future of our Church! 

The work of the Board of Ordained Ministry this year has been enlarged in the 
consideration of three reports received from the Joint Review Committee that outlined 
complaints against clergy members of the Annual Conference. The board spent a great 
many hours carefully considering each report, and sustained the recommendations 
received from the Joint Review Committee. No further action by the Annual Conference 
is required at this time. 

The new legislation adopted at the General Conference in Denver in April will 
drastically affect the structure and function of both the Board of Ordained Ministry and 
the Board of Diaconal Ministry as ordained ministers in The United Methodist Church. 
Beginning in 1997, they will either be Deacons or Elders as each new candidate 
determines how they desire to serve the Church. Those persons presently in process to 
become Full Members/Elders through the previous set of requirements will be allowed to 
finish, but the new guidelines will begin with those who have not yet begun their seminary 
education. More information will be developed and shared with local churches and district 
committees as it becomes available. 

Various committee reports follow this introduction and are significant for the various 
areas of concern they address. All of this material, as well as our supportive services 
during the year, have been provided through the Office of Ministerial Relations under the 
leadership of Dr. F. Belton Joyner, Jr., Robbie Barrett, and Lynn Jefferson. We are 
indebted to all three of these individuals for their excellent work and dedication to the 
Ordained Ministry of our Annual Conference. 
Requirements for AAinistry 

The Board of Ordained Ministry reminds the Annual Conference and the ministerial 
candidates preparing for membership relationships to the North Carolina Annual 
Conference that several actions of past Annual Conference sessions have established 
requirements that go beyond the basic steps found in The Book of Discipline. 
LOCAL PASTORS LICENSED ON OR BEFORE JUNE, 1988 

Local pastors in progress or serving prior to 1988 must complete at least the five- 
year Course of Study. 

LOCAL PASTORS LICENSED FROM 1989-1993 

The Board requires that ministers having completed the basic five-year Course of 
Study continue to attend the Course of Study School in the summer, enrolling in at least 
four years of Advanced Studies during any six-year period. These courses, offered on a 
seminary level, would increase the competency of our Local Pastors (1980). 



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OR 

It is required that they complete the five-year Ministerial Course of Study and a 
minimum of sixty (60) semester hours toward the Bachelor of Arts or an equivalent 
degree in a college or university listed by the University Senate, or competency 
equivalence through an external degree program at a college or university listed by the 
University Senate (1988). 

LOCAL PASTORS LICENSED IN 1994 AND FOLLOWING 

It is required that they complete the five-year Ministerial Course of Study and a 
minimum of sixty (60) semester hours toward the Bachelor of Arts or an equivalent 
degree in a college or university listed by the University Senate, or competency 
equivalence through an external degree program at a college or university listed by the 
University Senate (1988). 

PROBATIONARY MEMBERSHIP 

Each candidate must complete the following seminary level courses to be eligible 
for interview, effective June 1988: 

1 . A course in preaching that includes a practicum, laboratory, or field experience 
in the preparation, delivery, and evaluation of sermons. 

2. A course in public worship that includes the theory, theology, and practice of 
planning and leading public worship. 

FULL CONNECTION 
Only those persons who have completed the M.Div. degree (or its equivalent) in 
seminary shall be elected to ftjil membership (1975). Attention is called to the course 
requirements contained in 1I424.3c of The 1992 Book of Discipline. Candidates must 
complete the Methodism courses PRIOR to the interview: 

1 . United Methodist Polity 

2. United Methodist Theology and Doctrine 

3. A History of Methodism 
Nominations: 

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW COMMITTEE 

From THE BOOK OF DISCIPLINE 1992 (11448. lb) 
To be Elected by the Executive Session upon Nomination by the Bishop: 
{Members of the committee may not serve on the Cabinet or the Board of Ordained 
Ministry} 

Doris T. Fox Charles K. Morrison 

H. Gray Southern Alternate: R. Bruce Pate 

William W. Sherman, Jr., Chairperson 
CONFERENCE RELATIONS, COMMTTTEE ON 

The Committee on Conference Relations has as its primary responsibility the 
assisting of any clergy who seek to change or terminate their relationship with the Annual 
Conference. Changes in conference relationship may occur in any of the following ways: 
1) discontinuation, 2) leave of absence, 3) retirement, 4) sabbatical leave, 5) termination 
of conference relationship (surrender of credentials). 

The Conference Relations Committee meets with the person who is seeking a 
change in conference relationship upon the request of that person, or upon request of 
the Cabinet or the Board of Ordained Ministry. The committee attempts to determine 
what is appropriate in each case by posing questions, offering counsel, and providing 
support. The committee then discusses the request and acts upon it by making a 
recommendation to the Board of Ordained Ministry. In any event, the person requesting 
the change and the Conference Relations Committee acting on the request must follow 
the requirements in The Book of Discipline. 

The Book of Discipline provides specific guidelines applying to each of the 
categories of conference membership. All those persons in the various categories of 
conference membership (other than the effective relationship) should remember to 
familiarize themselves with and adhere to the disciplinary guidelines which apply to that 
category. The Committee on Conference Relations issues a yearly reminder of these 
guidelines through a letter approved by the Board of Ordained Ministry at its annual 



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meeting. Following the appropriate guidelines is particularly important for clergy on leave 
of absence; for these persons, exercise of any ministerial function is restricted to the 
Charge Conference in which their membership is held. The Conference Relations 
Committee would take this opportunity to reiterate that pastors on leave of absence 
cannot perform weddings, conduct funerals, or administer the sacraments outside the 
bounds (both geographical and membership bounds) of that charge conference. 

Every Spring (since 1987) the Conference Relations Committee has hosted a 
luncheon for those who will be retiring from the North Carolina Annual Conference at the 
June session of that year. At this luncheon, the retirees and their spouses are informed 
about various matters relating to their retirement such as insurance, housing, and 
pension benefits. This year's retirement luncheon was held at St. Luke Gnited Methodist 
Church in Goldsboro on April 30, 1996. 

Susan Pate Greenwood, Chairperson 
COrmNGING EDOCATION, COMMTmEE ON 

The Continuing Education Committee of the Board of Ordained Ministry has the 
responsibility of developing continuing education programs that will enable ministers to 
fulfill the Disciplinary requirements. According to the 1992 Book of Discipline, 11445.1, 
"Clergy shall be expected to continue their education and spiritual growth throughout 
their careers, including carefully developed personal programs of study augmented 
periodically by involvement in organized educational and spiritual growth activities." 
The Discipline, 11445.2, further states, "In most cases the ordained ministers' continuing 
education and spiritual growth program should allow for such leaves at least one week 
each year and at least one month during one year of each quadrennium. Such leaves 
shall not be considered as part of the ministers' vacations and shall be planned in 
consultation with their charges or other agencies to which they are appointed as well 
as the bishop, district superintendent, and Annual Conference Continuing Education 
Committee." 

In providing the resources to enable pastors to meet the minimum requirement of 
the Discipline, the Committee on Continuing Education has edited a brochure that 
applies to all ministers of the NC Annual Conference. The brochure contains information 
defining Continuing Education, the role of the local church, and how the pastor's 
continuing education can be financed. The brochure is printed as part of this report. 
Continuing Education for Ministiy in the NC Annual Conference: 

Rationale: A prime expectation of every minister of the MC Annual Conference is 
professional growth. In recent years, one of the major avenues through which such 
growth occurred has been continuing education. The General Conference of The Gnited 
Methodist Church has recognized this by requiring annual participation in a continuing 
education program by each ordained minister seeking appointment. {1992 Discipline, 
11423.2). 

Definition: Continuing education is defined as an organized structured program of 
formal study under competent leadership with clearly defined goals and objectives. Here 
the key words are "organized," "competent leadership," and "clearly defined goals and 
objectives." By this definition certain activities, though worthwhile, are not considered 
"continuing education"; e.g., degree programs, recreational programs, promotional 
meetings, worship services, entertainments, undirected reading, and study travel (except 
for limited lecture, seminar, or workshop time), and the like. 

The Conference Program: The Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, through the 
Committee on Continuing Education, performs three fijnctions: 1) It sets minimum 
continuing education standards for ministry; 2) It establishes guidelines for continuing 
education; 
and 3) It seeks to insure their availability. 

1. Minimum Standards: The NC Conference has established as a minimum 
standard one Continuing Education Unit (CECl) to be earned by each minister from an 
approved continuing education program each year. One CEG is defined as ten contact 
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2. Guidelines for Continuing Education Programs: CEU's will be approved for those 
persons sponsored by organizations which are accredited by a) a regional educational 
agency (such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools), b) a professional 
accrediting agency (such as the American Medical Association), or c) the Council on the 
Continuing Education Clnit. It should also be noted that only those programs which relate 
directly to ministerial growth and development will be approved. 

3. Insuring their Auailability. Efforts by the Board of Ordained Ministry to insure the 
availability of continuing education programs include encouraging conference-related and 
other colleges within the Conference bounds to offer courses for ministers, providing 
supplementary financial aid for ministers, publicizing approved programs, and identifying 
specific subject areas for needed programs. 

Role of the Local Church: In addition to the minister, the local church has a 
significant stake in the success of continuing education programs. The local church, 
therefore, has an important role to play in continuing education. The Pastor-Parish 
Relations Committee of the local church: 

1 . Confers with the pastor and the district superintendent in the development of a 
continuing education program which will enhance the total ministry of the church. 

2. Provides study leaves at least one week each year and at least one month during 
one year of each quadrennium. Such study leaves are not to be considered vacation time. 
The Book of Discipline, 1992, 11445.2. 

3. Recommends to the church's Finance Committee budgetary funds to be applied 
toward the minister's continuing education program. In providing funds for continuing 
education programs, the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee should insure that only those 
programs which meet both the definitions and specific guidelines above are funded. 

Financial Aid to Minister Funding for continuing education is the combined 
responsibility of the participant, the congregation, the sponsoring institution, and the 
Annual Conference. Conference funds for continuing education are derived as a portion 
of Conference acceptances. Thus, it is not possible (nor is it desirable) for the Conference 
to assume a major responsibility. 

All persons under episcopal appointment to charges, Conference staff positions, 
district superintendencies. Conference Evangelists, and Conference-related agencies and 
institutions, retired supply, and ABLC categories C and D (with total funding for all 
category C and D applications being no more than $1500) are eligible for grants from 
Conference funds provided: 

1. The program does not lead to advancement from one level of Conference 
relationship to another. 

2. The program meets the definitions and Conference guidelines described above. 

3. The applicant has documented his or her efforts to secure funding from other 
sources, including local church, Duke Endowment, and personal. 

4. The application for a grant is filed on the appropriate form which furnishes 
complete information about the event and bears the signatures of the applicant, the 
Pastor-Parish Chairperson, and district superintendent. 

In providing grants, the Conference will place limits as follows: 

1. The maximum grant to an individual applicant over one conference year is 
$300.00. 

2. For a one CEG event, no more than $100; a two CEG event, $200; a three CEG 
event, a maximum of $300 if the cost of the event merits it. 

3. The event must involve some definite measure of intensive study by the 
participant and offer at least ONE Continuing Education Unit. 

4. Grants for Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) can be given when the CPE program 
offers the required CEG credits. No more than $300 per CPE unit will be granted. Grants 
for CPE are given only for non-degree programs. 

5. One CEG will be granted to interested persons who attend all sessions of the 
Bishop's Seminar. However, educational grants will not be available for this event. 

6. Holy Land Trips - A grant according to the current policy may be made once in 
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Monitoring Continuing Education Units: 

1. The district superintendent, in annual consultation, may suggest to the nninister 
the area of continuing education he or she should take to facilitate his or her professional 
growth. The pastor's annual Continuing Education Report will be given to the district 
superintendent at the annual consultation. 

2. Ministers shall have the responsibility for securing from the institution granting 
Continuing Education credit a record of earned credit and providing a copy of this record 
to his or her district superintendent. 

3. it is the responsibility of each minister to determine, in consultation with the 
Committee on Continuing Education, if a proposed program meets the criteria prior to 
participation and funding. 

Homer E. Morris, Chairperson 
JDETiTIFICATION AND ENUSTMENT, COMMTTTEE ON 

The identification and enlistment of persons for ministry is a primary responsibility 
of the Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry (11733.2a). 

Identification and enlistment of prospective ministers for the church, specifically 
including ethnic groups and women, should be the result of continuous and intentional 
study of the short-, medium-, and long-term needs of the constituencies of the church. 
This responsibility necessitates a team effort by the Conference Board of Ordained 
Ministry, the Bishop and Cabinet, the Conference Council on Ministries, the District 
Committees on Ordained Ministry, pastors of local churches, and the Committee on 
Pastor-Parish Relations in the local congregations. Imperative in this team work is the 
encouragement and support of pastors of local churches, who through sharing their story 
of call to ministry, might be instrumental in creating an awareness of such a call on 
persons in the congregations which they serve. Response from Conference ethnic 
caucuses will prove helpful in addressing the particular needs of the ethnic groups within 
the life of the Conference. 

As a means of encouraging awareness of call to ministry, our Annual Conference 
has planned a sermon writing contest for pastors and laity on call to ministry and is 
encouraging youth and young adults from our conference to attend "Explo '96" in Dallas, 
Texas, sponsored by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. As well, efforts 
have begun to offer a seminar within the bounds of our conference for persons 
considering ministry as a second career. 

The intention of the Enlistment Committee is to raise the consciousness of our 
constituency that identification and enlistment is an ongoing concern that touches every 
dimension of our church. To that end this Committee shall be committed to the seeking 
of persons for ordained ministry throughout the year. 

William E. Braswell, Chairperson 
MINISTERIAL EDGCATION FUND, COMMITTEE ON 

Since 1968, more than 325 million dollars have been given by local congregations 
to the Ministerial Education Fund. 

The first priority of the MEF is to provide underlying support to our 13 outstanding 
United Methodist seminaries. 

The MEF is literally the "life-blood" of our seminaries. It also supports annual 
conference boards of ordained and diaconal ministry for programs they provide for clergy 
and diaconal ministers. Since 1970 more than 80 million dollars from the MEF have 
supported conference board services in each of the annual conferences. 

So the MEF is not just for seminaries. Every annual conference and every 
clergyperson and diaconal minister benefit from the fund. Here's how that support is 
expressed: 

Within the boundary of the Morth Carolina Annual Conference is MEF supported 
Duke Divinity School, which for over 60 years has prepared men and women for 
leadership in the church as clergy and laity. Other institutions supported by MEF: Boston 
University School of Theology; Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta; 
The Theological School at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey; Gammon Theological 
Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia; Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, 



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Illinois; lliff School of Theology in Denver; Methodist Theological School in Ohio; Perkins 
School of Theology Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas; Saint Paul School of 
Theology in Kansas City, Missouri; School of Theology at Clarennont; United Theological 
Seminary in Dayton; Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. 

The MEF provides scholarships for students studying for the ordained and diaconal 
ministry in the 13 United Methodist seminaries and non-United Methodist seminaries, 
which are approved by The United Methodist Church. These scholarship funds for 
seminary students are administered through the conference boards. 

It also supports the course of study schools, an alternate form of ministerial 
education. More than 2,300 people are involved in 12 course of study schools. Each 
summer this program is sponsored by the division of ordained ministry and taught by 
seminary professors and conference leaders throughout The United Methodist Church. 
In addition, the MEF provides support for: continuing education, pastoral care 
initiatives and the divisions of ordained and diaconal ministry at the General Board of 
Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM). 

The MEF also funds research and special programs related to candidacy, enlistment 
(such as Exploration '96), clergywomen concerns, racial and ethnic concerns, spiritual 
formation, testing and evaluation, training of boards of ordained and diaconal ministry, 
international theological education, jurisdictional block grants, supervision issues and 
Dempster Fellowships. All of these ministries are nurtured by money from the Ministerial 
Education Fund. 

ACTIVITY OF THE MINISTERIAL EDUCATION FUND: 

Raised in 1995 $445,142.18 

Portion Remitted to Division of Higher Education 

and Ministry (75% of Apportionment) 333,856.67 

Portion retained by Board of Ordained Ministry 

(25% of ApporUonment) 1 1 1,285.51 

Financial Assistance Granted (1995): 

Scholarships to Ministerial Candidates and Ministerial 

Education Grants (65) 1 10,292.00 

Board of Diaconal Ministry Grants (2) 1,291.00 

Scholarships Granted to Candidates for Ordained Ministiy: 
Seminaries - 60 

Asbury Theological Seminary 4 

Candler School of Theology 2 

Duke Divinity School 53 

United Theological Seminary 1 

Undergraduate Schools - 5 

East Carolina University 1 

Elizabeth City State University 1 

Mount Olive College 1 

North Carolina Wesleyan College 1 

Saint Andrews Presbyterian College 1 

Scholarships Granted to Candidates for Diaconal Ministiy -2 

Candler School of Theology 1 

Wesley Theological Seminary 1 

W. Joseph Mann, Chairperson 
NORTH CAROLINA PASTORS' SCHOOL AND 
DGKE DMNFIY SCHOOL CONVOCATION 

The 1995 Pastors' School and Convocation offered participants an opportunity to 
explore the field of Political Ethics and examine the Christian and Hebrew Scriptures. Jean 
Bethke Elshtain, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics 
at the University of Chicago, presented the James A. Gray lectures on the theme of the 
significance of Augustine's Theology for the Contemporary Political Situation. Roland O. 
Murphy, the George Washington Ivey Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Duke 
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Bouknight, senior minister of Christ GMC in Knoxviile, TM, and William H. Gattis, senior 
pastor of University GMC in Chapel Hill, were convocation preachers. The pastors' school 
offered nine continuing education courses for clergy and laity. The courses covered such 
items as theology in United Methodism, teaching the Bible in the congregation, to a 
resurgence of Calvinism in Baptist Life. 

The 1996 Convocation and Pastors' School will be October 21-23, 1996, at Duke 
University. Another set of speakers, preachers and seminar leaders is being selected. At 
present, Harvey Cox and Barbara Brown Taylor are scheduled to be at the Convocation. 
Look for a brochure giving all the details later in the summer. 

Members: Board of Managers - 
Class of 1996 - Jerry Lowry, Woodrow W. Wells, Jr. (Term to expire 12/31/96) 
Class of 1997 - R. Carl Frazier, Jr., Judi J. Smith 
Class of 1998 - Susan Pate-Greenwood, William W. Sherman, Jr. 
Class of 1999 - F. Owen Fitzgerald, Jr., Larry Robinson 
Class of 2000 - Roger V. Elliott, Milford Oxendine, Jr. (Term to expire 1/1/97) 

Carl M. Worthy, Jr., Chairperson 
PASTORAL CARE, COMMITTEE ON 

The Committee on Pastoral Care has, since 1971 , served the North Carolina Annual 
Conference by providing financial aid for confidential professional counseling and 
marriage and family enrichment. The Committee is comprised of four members from the 
Board of Ordained Ministry (one of whom serves as chair); one member from the Board 
of Diaconal Ministry; one representative from the Conference Clergy Living Committee; 
one representative from the Clergy Partners Association; one Pastoral Counselor; and two 
members from the Commission on Health and Human Services. Funding for grants and 
expenses of the committee is included in the budget of the Board of Ordained Ministry 
and the awarding of grants is dependent upon the availability of funds. 

Financial aid is available to both clergy and diaconal ministers and their families. The 
financial grants, of up to $400.00 per family, are provided to cover one-half of the cost 
of counseling sessions. Ministers under the NC Conference Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health 
Insurance Program should review the Health Care Benefit Program Book as up to 80% 
of financial coverage is provided for outpatient psychiatric care. The coordination of 
insurance benefits and Pastoral Care Grants should not exceed 100% of fees charged. 
MARRIAGE ATiD FAMILY ENRICHMENT 

The Committee on Pastoral Care encourages participation in marriage and family 
enrichment events, including those focusing on the needs of single as well as married 
ministers. Grants of up to $100 per individual, or $200 per family or couple are available. 
A schedule and/or outline of the events, leaders' names and credentials, and verification 
of participation should accompany a letter of application for the grant. 
ELIGIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL GRANTS 

Whereas, conference clergy and diaconal ministers and their families are eligible for 
grants, a family is defined as dependents of the minister living in the minister's home or 
parsonage, including spouse, children, parents, and grandparents. Children of the 
minister are eligible whether or not attending college or living at home through the age 
of twenty-two. 

Persons who qualify for financial grants: 

1 . Clergy who are members of the NC Annual Conference whose status is active, 
retired or on leave in accordance with HH 448, 449, or 450 of The Book of 
Discipline (1992), OR any person, regardless of conference relationship, who is 
serving a local church of the NC Annual Conference, or a dependent. 

2. Diaconal Ministers, or candidates who are serving a local church, members of the 
NC Annual Conference, and whose status is active, retired, or on leave in 
accordance with H 313.1 of The Book of Discipline (1992), or a dependent. 
Special circumstances: 

1. Grant eligibility is provided when ministerial couples undergo marital separation or 
divorce. The amount provided is $400.00 for each spouse for a maximum of two 
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2. Grant eligibility continues for two years for persons who have terminated their 

relationship with The Gnited Methodist Church, and for surviving spouses of 

ministers. 
COUNSELORS ATiD THERAPISTS WHO QUALIFY FOR FINAJSCIAL GRA'iTS 

Only counselors or therapists who meet the following criteria qualify to receive grants 
from the Committee on Pastoral Care: 

Counselors: Clinical members of the American Association of Marriage and Family 
Therapists (AAMFT); 

Pastoral Counselors: Members of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors 
(AAPC); 

Psychiatrists: American Medical Association (AMA) Board Certification; 
Psychologists (Clinical): Licensed Practicing Psychologists; and 
Social Workers: Certified Clinical Social Workers (CCSW) or equivalent licensure in the 
jurisdiction of practice. 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

The counselor or therapist, at the request of the qualifying client who is receiving the 
counseling, is to make application for a grant to the Chairperson of the Committee on 
Pastoral Care in the following manner: 

1 . The counselor or therapist requests an application form, a Conference Directory, 
and instructions from the Chairperson of the Pastoral Care Committee. This request 
should be addressed in care of the Office of Ministerial Relations, PO Box 10955, 
Raleigh, NC 27605. 

2. Once the application. Conference Directory, and instructions for a Pastoral Care 
Grant are received by the counselor/therapist, and a determination is made that the 
client qualifies, the application should be completed and returned to the Office of 
Ministerial Relations. To protect the confidentiality of the client, the client's name 
shall never appear on the application. When more than one member of the client's 
family is involved in counseling, all family members shall be assigned the same case 
number. 

3. The counselor/therapist will receive the financial aid grant on behalf of the client to 
apply to the client's account or to refund to the client if the account has already 
been paid. Clients should request from the therapist a statement showing the 
amount of financial assistance received from the Pastoral Care Committee and 
should request the therapist to contact the Chairperson of Pastoral Care to negotiate 
an acceptable procedure if any problems arise concerning this process. The client, 
not the Pastoral Care Committee, is responsible for all contracts, negotiated fees, 
and payment of services that are provided. 

1995 REPORT 

In 1995, the Committee on Pastoral Care granted $14,395.14 for counseling 
sessions. This represents 832 sessions with counselors and therapists during the calendar 
year (over 300 more than provided in 1994). Grants were processed for 67 client units 
during 1995, representing 558.5 sessions for ministers, 188 for spouses, 47 for families 
and 38.5 for dependent children. Of these 67 units, 13 (or 19%) received the 1995 
maximum of $400.00 in assistance. 

A. Ray Broadwell, Chairperson 
PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTIMG AND EVALUATION, COMMITTEE ON 

The Gnited Methodist Church recommends psychological evaluations for all who 
would be ordained. The NC Annual Conference requires and administers this assessment 
for all persons seeking ordination as a Deacon. Responsibility for testing is given to the 
Committee on Psychological Testing. Members of the committee during 1 995-1 996 were 
Lisa Cole, Peg Witt, Milton Mann, Mark Kennedy, and David Banks. 

Psychological testing is only one component of a comprehensive process 
determining a person's readiness for ordination. The Board of Ordained Ministry uses the 
evaluation results to assist and not to determine the discernment process, in some cases, 
the process provides early detection of potential barriers to effective ministry. When this 
is the case, our Board seeks to benefit the candidates by providing them information, 



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feedback, and guidance toward optimum adjustment for their personal well-being and 
effective ministry. 

For all persons seeking Probationary Membership and for all those applying for 
transfer to the NC Annual Conference whose status after transfer will be Probationary 
Membership, the following tests are required: Personal Data Inventory, Incomplete 
Sentences, Personal Research Form (Values), Myers/Briggs Type Indication 
(Personality), Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (Pathology), and 16 PF 
(back-up to the MMPI). Probationary members of other annual conferences seeking to 
transfer into this conference must release information on their testing to the Transfer 
Committee of this board. 

For persons from within the North Carolina Annual Conference, the cost of testing 
is borne by the Board of Ordained Ministry. When necessary for transfer, we will bear the 
cost of evaluation when such testing is done at the time our candidates are group tested. 
Those who choose testing other than through the above process will bear the expense 
themselves. 

Testing services are provided by Dr. Gary Brown, a full member of the Western 
North Carolina Annual Conference. The Career and Personal Counseling Service at St. 
Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg also provides occasional assistance. With the 
aid of these professionals, we hope to faithfully and effectively accomplish our work for 
the glory of God and the well-being of the Church. 

David A. Banks, Chairperson 
RESIDENCY IN ORDAINED MINISTRY, COMMITTEE ON 

11417.3 in the 1992 Book of Discipline states: 

"Each probationary member shall have an elder in full connection assigned by the 
Board of Ordained Ministry as counselor during the period of probation." 

The North Carolina Conference Residency in Ordained Ministry program meets this 
requirement through the cluster group model. Probationers meet in small groups 
throughout the probationary period. Cluster leaders are elders who are not members of 
the Board of Ordained Ministry. Every effort is made to keep each participant in the same 
cluster, and with the same leader, for the duration of the probationary experience. This 
arrangement provides a particularly important collegiality and support for the 
probationers. 

in October 1995 the committee sponsored an event for candidates preparing for 
probationary membership. Representatives from the Board of Ordained Ministry's 
interview committees presented overviews of the interview process. 

Each year, Phase 1 Probationers, those in their first year of probationary relationship, 
meet for an overnight retreat. A resource person, selected by the committee, leads the 
group in exploring issues such as call to ministry, spiritual formation, and practical 
concerns of pastoral leadership in the local church. 

Phase II members are those in the second year of probationary membership with the 
Annual Conference. They work in their cluster gatherings to prepare for full conference 
membership and ordination as elders. A retreat is held at Duke Divinity School each fall 
to assist this group in their preparation. 

Phase 111 is designed to help probationers who must reappear before the board for 
Elder's orders and full conference membership. 

The Residency in Ordained Ministry committee is committed to helping candidates 
for ordained ministry in every way possible. 

Carrie W. Parrish, Chairperson 

PENSIONS, BOARD OF 
Report A - General Information 

I. We recommend special appropriations for the following persons in the indicated 
amounts: 
Ministers: 
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1. Matt R. Gardner, an amount equal to one year of credit. 

2. Howard M. Wilkinson, an amount equal to two years of credit. 
B. To be paid from the Pension support Fund: 

1. Carl Reed Calloway, total annual benefit $385.00, paid in 12 monthly 
payments. 

2. Oscar Cummings, total annual benefit of $1,394.04, paid in 12 monthly 
payments. 

3. Willie J. Evans, total annual benefit of $3,240.00, paid in 12 monthly 
payments, plus premiums for group health and life insurance. 

4. Charles I. Gmstead, Jr., an amount equal to 1/3 of the 1985 MC Confer- 
ence average salary ($6,366.72) paid in 12 monthly payments plus 
premiums for health and life insurance, and that this arrangement remain 
in effect until the Board of Pensions presents alternative action to the 
Annual Conference. 

Surviving Spouses: 

Mrs. Doris Dellinger Reynolds, buildup to 20% of the denominational average 

compensation for 1982 with 2% annual increase. 

II. We concur with the following ministers for Disability Leave: 

A. Wilson Edward Barber - Continued, Effective July 1, 1994 

B. George Franklin Blanchard - Continued, Effective October 1, 1993 

C. Nathan Hooks Byrd - Continued, Effective September 1, 1995 

D. William Thomas Clarke - Continued, Effective January 1, 1996 

E. Robert Blair Craig (FL) - Continued, Effective December 1, 1992 

F. Donnie Gray Davis, Sr. (AM) - Continued, Effective July 1, 1992 

G. Julian Brice Helms, Jr. - Continued, Effective December 1, 1993 
H. James Wesley Hicks, Jr. (AM) - Continued, Effective July 1, 1989 
I. Rudolph Hart Hodge, Continued, Effective January 1, 1992 

J. Clifton Riddick Hollowell - Continued, Effective June 1, 1986 

K. Richard Farmer Lewis (AM) - Continued, Effective March 1, 1995 

L. D. Susan Moore - Continued, Effective July 1, 1994 

M. Robert Joseph Rudd - Continued, Effective January 1, 1993 

M. George Calvin Smith - Continued, Effective April 1, 1990 

0. Michael Lawrence Tart - Continued, Effective May 1, 1996 

We recommend the following pastors to be placed on Disability Leave for the first 

time: 

NONE 

Who have been placed on Disability Leave since the last Annual Conference? 

Nathan Hooks Byrd 09/01/95, William Thomas Clarke 01/01/96 

III. Claimants removed from responsibility roll by death: 

A. Saralee Willis Gray - 06/05/96 

B. William Winter Newman - 07/01/95 

C. Lois Crouse Bingham - 07/09/95 

D. Charles Hall Mewborn - 07/23/95 

E. Paul Wendell Boone - 08/04/95 

F. Grace G. Dyson Batchelor - 08/10/95 

G. Wallace Martin Ellis - 09/30/95 

H. Mary Elizabeth Cox Watson - 09/30/95 

1. Robert Edward Walston - 10/30/95 

J. Olive Blanche Hooper Meekins - 1 1/01/95 

K. Billie Rudolph McCullen - 1 1/06/95 

L. Anne Maria Bullard Loy - 1 1/22/95 

M. Thomas Bryant Hough - 1 1/23/95 

N. Walter Allen Wentz, Jr. - 12/08/95 

O. Mabel Gertrude Brand Goodwin - 12/17/95 

P. Ramsey Leon Crossno - 12/18/95 

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R. Leiia Laura Shore Commander - 01/05/96 

S. Essie Lewis Strawbridge - 01/12/96 

T. Martha Laura Edwards Boone - 01/20/96 

G. Nellie Mae Veach Hailey - 01/27/96 

V. Alton Scott Lancaster - 02/06/96 

W. Louise Courtney Godwin Poole - 02/10/96 

X. Kathryn Erma Baum Walston - 03/01/96 

Y. Mary Douglas McCailum -03/17/96 

Z. Eugene Addison Collins, Sr. - 05/05/96 

/\A. Walter Bryan Gregory - 05/07/96 

BB. Frankie Jane Barefoot Connor - 05/22/96 

IV. New Claimants: 

A. Colleen Dennis Newman - 07/01/95 

B. Patricia Jean Drake Mewborn - 07/23/95 

C. Ellen Brent Dize Boone - 08/04/95 

D. Tracy Thompson McPherson - 08/14/95 

E. Luella Ruth Eller Ellis - 09/30/95 

F. Kathryn Erma Baum Walston - 10/30/95 

G. Gladys Louise Cox McCullen - 1 1/06/95 
H. Mary Garnet Martin Hough - 1 1/23/95 

1. Shirley C. Joyner Wentz - 12/08/95 
J. Kathryn Poyner Crossno - 12/18/95 

V. Ministers retiring this year: 

A. Par. 452.1 (Mandatory Retirement - Age 70) None 

B. Par. 452.2a (Early Retirement - 20 or more years under appointment) 
J/KMES HENRY COILE (Age 59, 29.00 years under appointment with 14.50 
years of North Carolina Credit and 14.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

C. Par. 452.2b (Retirement with Actuarily Reduced Benefits - Age 62 or 35 years 
under appointment) 

MORRIS LEE BARBER (Age 62, 29.00 years under appointment with 14.50 

years of North Carolina Credit and 14.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

GERALD LLOYD EDGE (Age 63, 30.00 years under appointment with 15.50 

years of North Carolina Credit and 14.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

CHARLES HOWARD HUTCHINSON (Age 62, 39.00 years under appointment 

with 24.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 14.50 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

MAURICE LEW LANCASTER (/\M) (Age 63, 17.50 years under appointment 

with 03.00 years of North Carolina Credit and 14.50 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

HORACE LEE McLAURlN (Age 63, 35.00 years under appointment with 20.50 

years of North Carolina Credit and 14.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

D. Par. 452.2c (Regular Retirement - Age 65 or 40 years under appointment) 
JOHN ROBERT BLUE (Age 67, 43.75 years under appointment with 13.00 
years of North Carolina Credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 
ROBERT FRANCIS BUNDY (Age 65, 39.00 years under appointment with 
24.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 14.50 years of North Carolina 
MPP/CPP) 

CLINGMAN CARTER CAPPS (Age 65, 37.00 years under appointment with 

22.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 14.50 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

ROBERT KENNETH ELDREDGE (Age 67, 1 0.00 years under appointment with 

00.00 years of North Carolina Credit and 10.00 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP. 

JOSEPH CONRAD GLASS, JR. (Age 63, 41.00 years under appointment with 

13.25 years of North Carolina Credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina 

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ARNOLD KIMSEY KING, JR. (Age 65, 41.00 years under appointment with 

26.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 14.50 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

JOE DAVIS LISTER (Age 66, 20.50 years under appointment with 06.00 years 

of North Carolina Credit and 14.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

CARLETON PAUL McKITA (Age 69, 45.75 years under appointment with 00.00 

years of North Carolina Credit and 00.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

EVANDER PARNELL (/\M) (Age 65, 30.00 years under appointment with 15.50 

years of North Carolina Credit and 14.50 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

ROBERT EUGENE RATTZ (/KM) (Age 65, 23.00 years under appointment with 

08.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 14.50 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

WILLIAM WELBY SHERMAN, JR. (Age 65, 43.25 years under appointment with 

28.75 years of North Carolina Credit and 14.50 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

WAYNE ESMOND THOMAS (Age 65, 35.00 years under appointment with 

07.25 years of North Carolina Credit and 14.50 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

EMERSON McLEAN THOMPSON, JR. (Age 64, 40.00 years under appointment 

with 25.50 years of North Carolina Credit and 14.50 years of North Carolina 

MPP/CPP) 

VI. Local Pastors retiring this year: 

RICHARD R. LEONHARD (Age 67, 13.00 years under appointment with 00.00 years 
of North Carolina Credit and 07.00 years of North Carolina MPP/CPP) 

VII. We recommend that the expense account of the Board of Pensions and such 
independent consultation expense as necessary during 1996-1997 be paid from 
funds designated as Administrative Expense in the Board of Pensions Budget. 

VIII. Appointments Beyond the Local Church (Par. 1606.4h): 

A. With pension credit by the Annual Conference - (MPP/CPP Funds will be 
transferred from the Pension Budget to the various offices and agencies toward 
the payment of MPP and CPP in 1994. The purpose of the transfer is to more 
accurately reflect actual staffing costs of the respective offices and agencies 
and also to more accurately reflect the actual cost for retiree benefits and past 
service liability in the Pension Fund.) 

Robert L. Baldridge Douglas L. Byrd Stephen C. Compton 

Jimmy F. Cummings Laura G. Early John A. Farmer 

Bruce E. Stanley 

B. With pension responsibility on the agency/institution served: 



J. C. Alexander 
Bobby C. Black 
Leonard C. Byers II 
Daniel R. Chandler 
Robert S. Christian 
James E. Creech 
Thomas A. Danek 
H. Charles Davis 
Julie Forringer-May 
Alvester I.Gales, Jr. 
J. Milton Hadley, Jr. 
Robert G. Harris, Jr. 
Phyllis Hicks 
Richard C. Jackson 
C. Reginald Johnson 
Tracy A. Maness 
Leslie Marsicano 
Deborah A. Morgan 



Gilbert W. Beeson, Jr. 
Phillip S. Brown 
Dennis M. Campbell 
George P. Chandler 
John G. Cottingham 
Billy B. Cuthrell 
David E. Daniel 
Jan J. Dickens 
K. Mike Franklin 
David R. Grissom 
Michael L. Hale 
M. Elton Hendricks 
Randy A. Hillman 
David O. Jenkins 
J. Mark Kasper 
Robert L. Mangum 
J. Stanley McQuade 
Miles Murphy, Jr. 



Nancy Ruth Best 
Wesley F. Brown 
Jerry Dean Campbell 
Corbin L. Cherry 
Richard L. Cox 
Ronald D. Cyr 
Franklin D. Daniels 
Gayle Carlton Felton 
Morton Funkhouser 
Donald F. Gum 
Stephen B. Hall 
Charles M. Herring 
Pamela J. Hudson 
Julius O. Jernigan 
Jerry D. Lewis 
W. Joseph Mann 
Michele R. Merchant 
Donald C. Nagel 



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Kirk B. Oldham 
Carrie W. Parrish 
Ernest R. Porter 
Joan M. Purcell 
Cada Scanlan 
William G. Sharpe IV 
Sidney E. Stafford 
David C. Steinmetz 
James M. Waggoner 
Julia Webb-Bowden 
Eldon G. Woodcock 



John K. Ormond, Jr. 
F. Gerald Peterson 
Benjamin F. Potter 
Russell E. Richey 
Robin J. Scroggs 
A. Clay Smith 
E.Douglas Stanfield 
John L. Stokes III 
James I. Warren, Jr. 
Malcolm Willingham 



James H. Pace 
Reginald W. Ponder 
Barbara H. Price 
Michael W. Safley 
Richard Shannonhouse 
Neil E. Smith 
Rufus H. Stark II 
Leo C. Thompson 
Walter P. Weaver 
A. J. Wilson III 



IX. Recommendations for additional service credit: NONE 



Report B - Recommendations for the Pension FYogram 

I. Past Service Liability 

A. Past service will continue to be paid on the defined benefit concept (per service 
year rate) for all service rendered to the North Carolina Conference through 
December 31, 1981. This plan will continue until all pastors with past service 
benefits and their surviving spouses are deceased. 

B. Goal of defined benefits (per service year rate) has been defined in the Book 
of Discipline for many years as 1% of the Conference Average Compensation. 
The 1997 CAC for the North Carolina Conference is $38,325. 

C. The current rate is $345 per service year. Participation in the new Ministerial 
Pension Plan requires that an Annual Conference increase its past service rate 
as the Conference Average Compensation increases, to at least 0.9% of the 
CAC to continue to participate fully in the new pension program. We propose 
that the past service rate beginning January 1, 1997 be increased to $356 per 
service year, and that further increases will be presented to the Annual 
Conferences of the future as the Conference Average Compensation increases. 
This increase creates an unfunded liability of $27,664,579. 

D. To increase any past service rate will always involve accepting an unfunded 
liability that must be satisfied by either a single cash payment, a series of 
planned payments, or a combination of both. 

E. The Annual Past Service Deposit for 1997 required by the General Board of 
Pensions is $2,250,210 (Due Date December 31, 1997). The amount needed 
in the 1998 budget to fund our total liability by the year 2021 is $1,500,000. 
Additionally, for other benefit plans; such as, health and life insurance, pension 
grants, administration, etc., the 1998 budget request is $1,475,000. 

II. Ministerial Pension Plan (MPP) 

Guidelines for the Ministerial Pension Plan and the Comprehensive Protection Plan 
are contained in the 1983 and 1984 Journals of the Nort:h Carolina Conference. 
Thus we call to your attention only those guidelines that are relevant to these 
programs. 

A. Service on and after January 1, 1982 will be funded on a new concept, called 
a defined contribution plan. This plan is basically deferred salary, and creates 
no unfunded liability because it builds an account of funds for a specific 
minister as his/her salary is paid. 

B. Funding is based on a percentage of Plan Compensation. Plan Compensation 
is calculated as follows: 

Take Cash Income (salary ONLY) e.g $30,000.00 

Add 25% of Cash Income or Housing Allowance 7,500.00 

Plan Compensation will be $37,500.00 

1 . No travel or utility funding is ever used in Plan Compensation calculations 

since these are considered by the General Board of Pension and Health 

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2. Clergy couples housing (Effective January 1, 1988): 

a. When only one of the spouses is furnished a parsonage, the one 
furnished the parsonage includes the housing allowance. 

b. When one spouse is furnished the parsonage and the other a cash 
allowance, the one furnished the parsonage will use the 25% housing 
allowance, and the other will report the actual cash housing paid. 

c. When two parsonages are furnished and both are used, each spouse 
claims a housing allowance. 

d. When neither is furnished a parsonage, the actual cash housing 
allowance may be counted by the person/or persons receiving the 
allowance. 

3. In accordance with the Plan Document, the housing allowance for those 
furnished housing is 25% times the cash salary. 

4. Those furnished a cash housing allowance will report the actual amount 
in accordance with the Plan Document. (Effective January 1, 1988) 

C. The Ministerial Pension Plan contribution from the local church is to be paid 
monthly by the Church or Charge Treasurer to the General Board of Pension 
and Health Benefits. (Effective January 1, 1990) 

D. These contributions are placed in the individual minister's Church Account to 
be available for benefits when the minister becomes eligible for payment in the 
retired relationship. 

E. Each minister who is eligible for benefits will be required to designate 
beneficiaries for the benefits he/she is qualified to receive. 

F. We recommend 1 2% as the level of participation in the Ministerial Pension Plan 
for the North Carolina Conference participants. 

G. Unfunded Liability Actuarial Funding Study (Third Year Study, 1990 - 1993) 

1 . Interest assumption decreased from 9% to 8%. 

2. Past Service Rate assumption continued at a 5% increase. 

3. No change at the present is required in contribution pattern (new money). 
III. Comprehensive Protection Plan (CPP) 

A. This part of the program contains provisions for a death benefit, disability 
income, and funding for the peerage portion of the Ministerial Pension Plan. In 
addition to the provisions of a death benefit for the pastor, there is a death 
benefit on the life of the spouse and dependent children under age 18 or who 
are dependent because of disability. The Comprehensive Protection Plan also 
includes educational benefits for the children of a deceased minister. This part 
of the new plan is only available to those ministers covered under the CPP. 

1 . Death benefits provide 150% of the Denominational Average Compensa- 
tion (DAC) as the benefit paid on the death of an active minister through 
age 46, dropping on a graduated basis to 20% of the DAC upon 
retirement at any age. (The DAC for 1996 it is $36,062 and for 1997 it is 
$37,084.00.) 

2. Disability payments are based on 40% of the Denominational Average 
Compensation in effect at the time the minister is placed on Disability 
Leave. 

3. The peerage program provides for a contribution from the Comprehensive 
Protection Plan to the minister's Church Account of a sufficient amount 
to provide the minister with a total contribution for the year based on the 
Denominational Average Compensation at 12% of Plan Compensation 
based on the Denominational Average Compensation for those eligible. 

4. The Comprehensive Protection Plan contribution from the local church is 
to be paid monthly by the Church or Charge Treasurer to the General 
Board of Pension and Health Benefits. (Effective January 1, 1990) 

B. The cost of the Comprehensive Protection Plan is a 4.4% contribution of actual 
Plan Compensation (up to 4.4% of the Denominational Average Compensa- 
tion). The pastor shall be required to pay 1% of Plan Compensation (up to 1% 



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of DAC) and the church or charge shall pay 3.4% of Plan Compensation (up 

to 3.4% of DAC). (Effective January 1, 1990) 
Innplementation of the Program 

The benefit Program adopted by your Conference Board of Pensions seeks to 
provide a wider range of support for the minister's family through death benefits for 
every member of the family, disability income for the minister in time of great stress, 
educational benefits for children of deceased ministers, minimum annuity benefits 
for surviving spouses, and the build-up of contributions to the Church Account of 
those ministers whose compensation is below the Denominational Average 
Compensation. 

A. Costs of the Ministerial Pension Plan/Comprehensive Protection Plan will be 
borne by the local charge as an item of ministerial support according to the 
Plan Compensation of the minister and the category of the charge. 

FULL TIME (Conference MemberA-ocal Pastor) - 12% of Plan Compensation 
for MPP and 3.4% of Plan Compensation for CPP (up to 3.4% of the DAC) 

STUDENT (Conference Member/Local Pastor) - 12% of Plan Compensation 

LESS THAN FULL TIME (Conference Member/Local Pastor) - 12% of Plan 
Compensation 

INTERIM OR RETIRED SUPPLY - no pension responsibility 

B. The pastor will make regular monthly payments to the General Board of 
Pension and Health Benefits through the local church treasurer for his/her 1 % 
of Plan Compensation (up to 1 % of the DAC) for CPP. 

C. The pastor will make regular monthly payments through the local church 
treasurer to the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits for his/her 
personal tax-paid or tax-deferred contributions of at least 3%. 

Policies Related to Life and Hospital Insurance 

A. Surviving spouses who are not covered under the minister's hospital insurance 
must request coverage within thirty (30) days after the death of the pastor to 
avoid the one year waiting period for pre-existing conditions. 

1. When surviving spouses are employed and provided hospital insurance, 
the policy of the Board of Pensions will be the secondary carrier. 

2. If the surviving spouse remarries, the hospital insurance will terminate until 
the said surviving spouse attains age 65 or the dissolution of the 
marriage. 

3. A surviving spouse, who married the pastor after he/she retired, is not 
eligible to be covered by the Hospital Group Plan after the death of the 
pastor. 

B. Pastors Insurance (to become effective at the conclusion of the 1988 Session 
of the Annual Conference.) 

1 . Pastors who retire from the North Carolina Annual Conference with twenty 
or more full-time years of earned pension credit in the North Carolina 
Annual Conference will have their hospital and life insurance paid by the 
Conference Board of Pensions when the minister attains age 62, or retires 
with thirty-five (35) years of service and receives pension benefits, provided 
at least twenty of the thirty-five (35) years of pension credit is in the North 
Carolina Annual Conference. 

2. A pastor who retires from the North Carolina Annual Conference with less 
than twenty full-time years of earned pension credit in the North Carolina 
Annual Conference vAW pay, when he/she attains age 62, or earns 35 years 
of pension credit and receives pension benefits, a portion of the premium 
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Years of Service Earned Payment by the Payment by the 

in NC Conference Conference Board Retired 

at Retirement Time of Pensions Ministers 

19 95% 5% 

18 90% 10% 

17 85% 15% 

16 80% 20% 

15 75% 25% 

14 70% 30% 

13 65% 35% 

12 60% 40% 

11 55% 45% 

10 50% 50% 

9 45% 55% 

8 40% 60% 

7 35% 65% 

6 30% 70% 

5 25% 75% 

4 20% 80% 

3 15% 85% 

2 10% 90% 

1 5% 95% 

3. [Paragraphs noted are from The Book of Discipline, 1992] Effective 
August 1, 1992, Pastors who discontinue as Full-time Local Pastors, 
11410, or Probationary Members, Tf418, as well as Conference Members 
who are retired involuntarily, 11452.3; who are granted Honorable 
Location, 11453.1; who withdraw to unite with another denomination, 
11453.2; who surrender the ordained ministerial office, 11453.3; who 
withdraw under complaints or charges, 11453.4; and Conference Members 
who are placed on Administrative Location, 11454.3 are ineligible to 
receive health insurance benefits or life insurance when payments from 
the General Board of Pensions begin. 

4. Ministers not covered under medicare shall receive an amount equal to 
the premium of the Medicare supplement paid for those covered under 
Medicare, provided the ineligibility is not due to a refusal to come under 
Part B. Payments will be prorated according to the schedule in V B2. 

5. Clergy Couples' Insurance 

a. When one member of a clergy couple retires, the insurance, medical 
and life, will be paid for the retired pastor according to schedule V 
B2. 

b. Medical insurance will be provided for the spouse and dependent 
children of the retired clergy partner according to schedule V B2. 

c. No life insurance is provided for the spouse or dependent children 
of the retired clergy partner. 

C. The North Carolina Annual Conference established a Group Health and Life 
Insurance Plan with the intent of providing coverage for the active and retired 
pastors. However, the Annual Conference reserves the right to terminate the 
health and life contracts, in whole or in part, at any time. The Annual 
Conference, at any time or from time to time, may amend any or all of the 
provisions of the health or life plan without the consent of individual partici- 
pants. 
VI. Dental Insurance 

The Board of Pensions recommends that retired ministers covered under our Blue 
Cross supplement plan have dental insurance added. It is to be paid by the North 



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Carolina Conference Board of Pensions and to become effective July 1, 1987. 

VII. Maximum Lifetime Benefit Under Medicare Supplement 

Maximum benefit under the Medicare Supplement for retired pastors and spouses 
is $1,000,000. 

VIII. Special Provisions 

The North Carolina Annual Conference Board of Pensions is hereby authorized, at 
its discretion, to arrange with the General Board of Pensions for active participation 
in the MPP and/or CPP by persons who are eligible under special rules but not 
automatically included as active participants. (MPP Section 3.2 and CPP Section 3.2) 

IX. Conclusion 

Our constant aim is to provide our retired families with their needs for an adequate 
income to purchase essentials for living as well as to insure adequate care in case 
of illness. To these ends our recommendations are directed, and their satisfaction 
is found in the acceptance of the North Carolina Conference and its membership. 

Report C - Housing Exclusion Allowance (For Income Tax Purposes Only) 

RESOLUTION RELATING TO RENTAUHOGSING ALLOWANCES FOR RETIRED 
OR DISABLED MINISTERS OF THIS CONFERENCE 

WHEREAS, the religious denomination known as The United Methodist Church has 
and functions through ministers of the gospel who are duly ordained or licensed; and 

WHEREAS, the practice of The United Methodist Church is to provide a parsonage or 
a rental allowance as part of the gross compensation for each of its active ordained or 
licensed ministers; and 

WHEREAS, pensions paid to retired ordained or licensed ministers of The United 
Methodist Church are considered as deferred compensation and are paid to said retired 
ordained or licensed ministers in consideration of previous, active service, and disability 
benefits are considered payments in lieu of compensation for active service; and 

WHEREAS, the Internal Revenue Service has recognized that the North Carolina Annual 
Conference is the appropriate organization to desisgnate a housing/rental allowance for 
retired ordained or licensed ministers who are members of this Conference; and 

WHEREAS, the disabled minister has the same legal relationship to an Annual 
Conference as does the retired minister and, thus, this Annual Conference is also the 
appropriate organization to designate a housing/rental allowance for a disabled ordained 
or licensed minister who is a member of this Conference; 

HOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: 

1. An amount equal to 100% of the pension payments received by a retired minister 
(including amounts received in this respect from the Duke Endowment), or 100% 
of the disability benefit payments received by a disabled minister, during the year of 
1996 be and is hereby designated as a rental/housing allowance respectively for 
each retired or disabled ordained or licensed minister of the United Methodist 
Church, who is or was a member of the North Carolina Annual Conference at the 
time of his or her retirement or disability. 

2. The pension or disability payment to which this rental/housing allowance applies 
shall be the pension or disability payment resulting from all service of such retired 
or disabled ordained or licensed minister from all employment by any local church. 
Annual Conference, General Agency, or institution of The United Methodist Church 
or of any former denomination that is now a part of The United Methodist Church, 
or from any other employer who employed the minister to perform services related 
to the ministry and who elected to make contributions to the pension or benefit 
funds of The United Methodist Church for such retired minister's pension or disabled 
minister's benefits. 

NOTE: The rental/housing allowance which maybe excluded from a minister's gross 
income is limited to the lesser of (1) the amount of the rental/housing allowance 
designated by the minister's employer or other appropriate body, (2) the amount 
actually expended by the minister to provide his or her housing, or (3) the 
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specified in Rev. Rul. 71-280, 1971 C.B.92, "the only amount that will qualify for 
exclusion under section 107(2) of the Code as 'rental allowance' is an amount equal 
to the fair rental value of the home, including furnishings and appurtenances such 
as a garage, plus the cost of utilities." Beginning in 1984, there is no longer a sick 
pay or disability income exclusion available with respect to disability benefit 
payments. Therefore, the full amount of disability benefit payments will be taxable 
income to the recipient beginning in 1984. 

Report D - Ministers' Transition Fund Constitution 
I. The FMnciples of the Fund 

The Ministers' Transition Fund of the North Carolina Conference of The Gnited 
Methodist Church (the "Fund") was established effective November 20, 1 937, to assist the 
minister to more easily make the transition from the active relationship in which a 
furnished parsonage has usually been provided, to the retired relationship in which the 
minister provides his or her housing. The Fund is established by apportionments to each 
local church in the Outreach Ministries-Fair Share Apportionments and by assessments 
to each minister who has membership in the Fund. Since all churches contribute to this 
Fund, it is the desire of the North Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist 
Church that all ministers participate in the Fund. The Conference does not interpret the 
churches' support of the Ministers' Transition Fund as an additional benefit for their 
ministers, but as a benefit for all ministers of the Conference. Therefore, the only funds 
to which a minister can make personal claim are those which he or she contributed to 
the Fund. 

The Conference vigorously emphasizes that the purpose of this Fund is to assist the 
minister's retirement transition and not to be an emergency fund available for any other 
purpose. All participant elections available shall be irrevocable. The Fund is intended to 
be a church plan within the meaning of section 414(e) of the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986, as amended (the "Code") which has not made the election under section 410(d) 
of the Code and is also intended to meet the requirements of a retirement income 
account under section 403(b)(9) of the Code. The Plan shall be interpreted, wherever 
possible, to comply with the applicable terms of the Code and all applicable formal 
regulations and rulings issued under the Code. 
n. The Conference Treasurer 

The Treasurer of the North Carolina Conference (the "Conference Treasurer") shall 
serve as Treasurer and custodian of this Fund. He or she shall promote this work, receive 
funds from pastors and charges, and keep permanent records of assessments received 
and benefits paid. 
m. Eligibility for Membership 

Membership in this Fund is not mandatory. Each ministerial member of the North 
Carolina Annual Conference (associate, full, probationary, or full-time local pastor) who 
is serving full time in a charge or as a district superintendent, a Conference ministerial 
staff person, or others who are appointed to serve at a North Carolina Annual Conference 
Institution (Methodist Retirement Home, Inc.; Methodist Home for Children, Inc.; 
Louisburg College; Methodist College; North Carolina Wesleyan College) or other 
Episcopal appointment of the North Carolina Annual Conference shall be eligible to join. 

In order to remain an active, participating member, the ministerial member of the 
North Carolina Annual Conference (associate, full, probationary, or full-time local pastor) 
must continue to serve full time in a charge or other appointment. A full-time local pastor 
may continue as a member of the Fund only during the time he or she is semng under 
episcopal appointment. Students under episcopal appointment who have previously 
sen/ed full time and who intend to return to full time service are eligible to continue. 
Those ministerial members on disability leave, leave of absence, or Conference members 
with less than full time service, may continue to be active, participating members by 
meeting the provisions discussed hereafter. 

Ministerial members who transfer into the Conference or new ministers receiving 
appointments for the first time are eligible to join the Fund in January of the year 
following the Annual Conference session in which their credentials were recognized. 



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Ministers in these categories applying for membership will be assessed on the basis of 
their total salary and utility allowances for the six months between July 1 and December 
31 computed to a twelve month amount. 

Each new member of the Fund shall file an application form. Upon filing of 
application for membership and paying the recommended assessment for one year, his 
or her membership becomes effective. The deadline for enrollment for all ministers is 
January 31 of each year. 

IV. Apportionments and Assessments 

A. Conference Contributions 

Funds shall be placed in the Conference budget annually equal to an amount 
of one percent (1%) of the total salaries and utilities paid to all pastors and 
associates of the Conference based upon the Conference Journal figures for the year 
preceding the year in which the budget request is made to the Annual Conference. 
This budgeted amount will be apportioned to charges on the same basis as all other 
Conference budget items, and this amount shall become part of the Fund. 

B. Minister Contributions 

Each minister in a pastoral appointment who participates in the Fund shall be 
assessed and pay into the Fund on an after-tax basis one percent (1%) of all salary 
and utility allowances he or she receives each year from the charge he or she is 
serving and/or Conference sources. (Salary also includes Equitable Salary Fund 
payments, Duke Endowment Funds, and missionary sources.) 

C. Council on Finance and Administration Contributions 

The Council on Finance and Administration shall make provision for payment , 
into the Fund an amount equal to one percent (1%) of salary and utility allowances 
usually paid by the charge for district superintendents and ministers appointed as 
Conference staff. 

D. District Superintendent and Conference Ministerial Staff Contributions 
District superintendents and Conference ministerial staff shall be assessed and 

pay into the Fund on an after-tax basis one percent (1%) of their salary and utility 
allowances. 

E. All Other AAinisters 

All other ministers who participate in the Fund shall be assessed and pay into 
the Fund on an after-tax basis a sum equivalent to two percent (2%) of their annual 
salary and utility allowances or two percent (2%) of the Conference Average Salary, 
whichever is greater. 

V. Deadline For Receipt of Assessment 

The plan (fiscal) year of the Ministers' Transition Fund shall be the same as that of 
the Annual Conference fiscal year, January 1 through December 31. No later than 
November 1 of each year, the Conference Treasurer shall notify all members their 
assessment is due. Each member of the Fund shall submit payment for the required 
assessment no later than January 31 of each year. Assessments received after January 
31 will be returned to the minister. If he or she has been a member less than ten (10) 
years, this lack of payment extends the period for one additional year before dividends 
can be received. If the minister has been a member over ten (10) years, he or she will 
receive no dividends for the year involving lack of payment. If any member of the Fund 
fails to pay his or her required assessment for three consecutive years, he or she shall be 
required to withdraw from membership in the Fund. 

VI. Base Benefits 

Base benefits shall be paid to retired members of the Transition Fund as follows: 

If retired at the end of one year of membership $200.00 

If retired at the end of two years of membership 300.00 

If retired at the end of three years of membership 400.00 

If retired at the end of four years of membership 500.00 

If retired at the end of five years of membership 600.00 

If retired at the end of six years of membership 700.00 

If retired at the end of seven years of membership 800.00 

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If retired at the end of nine years of membership 1,000.00 

If retired at the end of ten years of membership 1,100.00 

If retired at the end of eleven years of membership 1 ,200.00 

If retired at the end of twelve years of membership 1 ,300.00 

If retired at the end of thirteen years of membership 1 ,400.00 

If retired at the end of fourteen years of membership 1,500.00 

If retired at the end of fifteen years of membership 1,600.00 

If retired at the end of sixteen years of membership 1 ,700.00 

If retired at the end of seventeen years of membership 1 ,800.00 

If retired at the end of eighteen years of membership 1 ,900.00 

If retired at the end of nineteen years of membership 2,000.00 

If retired at the end of twenty years of membership 2,100.00 

If retired at the end of twenty-one years of membership 2,200.00 

If retired at the end of twenty-two years of membership 2,300.00 

If retired at the end of twenty-three years of membership .... 2,400.00 

If retired at the end of twenty-four years of membership 2,500.00 

If retired at the end of twenty-five years of membership 2,600.00 

Vn. Allocation of Dividends After Ten Years of Membership 

After ten years of membership, and beginning vnih the eleventh year, the base 

benefit to be paid is increased by dividends credited to the members account. 

Any funds, including apportionments, assessments, forfeitures and earnings thereon, 

remaining after benefits have been paid to eligible members for the plan year shall be 

divided into equal parts and credited to the accounts of those who have been 

participating members for more than ten years and are not in arrears for the previous 

year. 

Vni. Limitations on Contributions Pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code 

A. In General 

The contributions for any calendar year allocated to a member's account under 
Articles VI and VII on behalf of a member under all Qualifying Retirement Plans in 
which the member participates shall not exceed the lesser of the member's 
Exclusion Allowance as determined in subsection B of this Article VllI or the 
member's Limit on Annual Additions as determined in subsection C of this Article 
VllI. The provisions of this Article VIU are intended to provide the limits on the 
amount of contributions to this Fund which are excludable from the gross income 
of the member pursuant to Code sections 403(b)(2) and 415, and shall be 
interpreted in a manner consistent with those Code sections. 

B. Maximum Exclusion Allowance Pursuant to Code Section 403(b)(2) 

The member's Exclusion Allowance shall, for any calendar year of the member, 
be an amount determined under whichever of the following rules (1), (2) or (3) are 
applicable: 

(1) General Rule: Unless paragraph (2) or (3) of this Article VIII.B applies, the 

member's Exclusion Allowance for the calendar year shall be equal to the 

excess, if any, of: 

(a) The amount determined by multiplying 20% of such member's 
includible compensation, within the meaning of Code section 403(b)(3), 
for the most recent 12 months of service ending on the last day of the 
calendar year by the participants period of service as of the close of such 
calendar year; over 

(b) The aggregate of the amounts which have been contributed by the 
member's employer, including allocations of base benefits or dividends to 
a member's accounts pursuant to Articles VI and VII hereof, to Qualifying 
Retirement Plans for such member, to the extent such contributions were 
excludable from the gross income of the member for all calendar years 
ending prior to the calendar year for which the Exclusion Allowance is 
being determined. 

(c) "Qualifying Retirement Plan" as used in this Article VllI shall mean 
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(i) Any Code section 403(b) plan, but only to the extent that 

contributions to such plan with respect to the nnennber are vested at 

the close of the calendar year ending prior to the calendar year for 

which the Exclusion Allowance is being determined; and 

(ii) Any pension plan qualified under Code section 40 1 (a) or 403(a) 

whether or not contributions with respect to the member are vested. 

(d) A member's "period of service" for purposes of paragraph (1) above 

shall be expressed as a number equal to the member's number of full 

years of service plus one-twelfth for each one month period of service in 

addition to his or her full years of service. Part-time service of a member 

shall be taken into account as the percentage of such service which is 

equal to the percentage of full-time service served. 

(2) Election to Have Exclusion Allowance Detemnined Under Code Section 
415. If a member elects to have his or her Exclusion Allowance determined 
under the election provided in Code section 415(c)(4)(C), his or her Exclusion 
Allowance shall be the amount determined under subsection C, and for this 
purpose, contributions to any other defined contribution plan required to be 
aggregated with this plan under Code section 415(e)(5) shall be treated as 
contributions to this plan. 

(3) AAinimum Contribution Ceiling. The minimum Exclusion Allowance that 
shall be applicable to any member to a calendar year shall be the lesser of: 

(a) Three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) or 

(b) The excess of, (i) the amount of includible compensation, within the 
meaning of Code section 403(b)(3), received by the member for the 
calendar year, over (ii) any amount contributed to this Fund. In the case 
of a member performing services outside the United States, the amount 
described in clause (ii) of the preceding sentence shall be deemed to be 
zero. 

If this paragraph (3) of this Article Vlll.B applies, the limitations of 
Article VIII.C shall be treated as being not less than the limitation 
determined under this paragraph (3) of this Article Vlll.B. This paragraph 
(3) of this Article Vlll.B shall not apply to a member for any calendar year 
in which the members adjusted gross income (determined separately and 
without regard to any community property laws) exceeds seventeen 
thousand dollars ($17,000). 

C. Limit on Annual Additions Under Code Section 415 

A member's Limit on Annual Additions shall for any calendar year be an 

amount equal to the lesser of: 

(1) 25% of the member's compensation v/ithin the meaning of Code 
section 415(c)(3) in such calendar year, or 

(2) $30,000, or such greater amount as is permitted under Code section 
415(c) as adjusted under Code section 415(d)(1)(B). 

For purposes of determining a member's Limit on Annual Additions, 
in the case of a member who has more than 50% control of an employer 
(a "Controlled Employer") within the meaning of Code section 415(h), 
contributions to a plan of the Controlled Employer that constitute annual 
additions (as defined in Code section 415(c)(2)) to the member shall be 
treated as contributions to this Plan. 

Notwithstanding any provision of this Article VIII.C to the contrary, 
the Limit on Annual Additions of a member who has made an election 
under Code section 415(c)(4) or Code section 415(c)(7) shall be 
determined under such Code section and the regulations issued 
thereunder. 
Prohibition on Before-Tax Salary Reduction Contributions 
Before-tax contributions under a salary reduction agreement shall not be 
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DC Death Benefits 

When a participating member of the Fund dies, the Treasurer shall pay to his or her 
designated beneficiary or beneficiaries, otherwise to his or her estate, the full amount of 
the base benefit payments plus the dividends, if any, added to his or her account. In the 
event that a minister dies prior to the eleventh year of membership, the designated 
beneficiary or beneficiaries, or otherwise the estate, shall receive the full amount of the 
base benefit payments plus the assessments contributed by the participating member. 
In no case would the beneficiary, beneficiaries or estate receive less at the time of the 
ministers death than the member's assessments plus simple interest credited annually at 
the rate of The Gnited Methodist Foundation, Inc., cumulative dividend yield for the most 
recent four quarters prior to the date of death. 

X. Designation of Beneficiaiy 

Each member shall provide the Conference Treasurer the name(s) of the beneficiary 
or beneficiaries to whom the death benefits described in Article IX are to be paid in the 
event of death. The designation shall be indicated on a form provided by the Conference 
Treasurer. A designation shall not be effective unless such form has been duly completed 
and filed with the Conference Treasurer. In the absence of a designated beneficiary, 
benefits shall be paid to the member's estate. 

XI. brevocable Election Regarding Distribution of Funds 

Members actively serving must make, prior to attaining age 59 1/2, an irrevocable 
election to either terminate from the Ministers' Transition Fund beginning with the Annual 
Conference following the attainment of age 60 or to defer termination from the Fund until 
retirement, as defined in the Book of Discipline, 1992, paragraph 452.1, 2a, 2b, and 2c. 
Such irrevocable election is the responsibility of the member and must be made in writing 
to the Conference Treasurer by age 59 1/2. Forms can be obtained upon request from 
the Conference Treasurer. Should the member fail to make the irrevocable election, the 
member will not terminate from this Fund until retirement. 
Xn. Payment of Benefits 
A. In General 

At retirement or early termination from the Fund members who have accrued 
the same number of years of service credited under the Fund (during the same 
calendar years) will have exactly the same accrued benefit and will receive exactly the 
same benefit regardless of their total individual contributions. 

(1) Ministers With Less Than Ten (10) Years. A minister who retires or 
terminates from this Fund with less than ten (10) years credit in the Fund shall 
be paid in a single lump sum immediately following the session of the Annual 
Conference at which he or she retires or terminates. The benefit shall be the 
base benefit as prescribed in the table for retired members under Article VI plus 
minister contributions. 

(2) Ministers With Ten (10) or More Years. A minister who retires or 
terminates from this Fund with ten (10) or more years credit in the Fund must 
make an irrevocable election to receive benefit payments under one of the 
following options. This irrevocable election must be made no later than ninety 
days prior to the retirement month or month of termination due to eariy 
retirement or disability. For either option selected, total benefit payments shall 
be the base benefit as prescribed in the table plus the dividends credited. 

(a) Two payment option: The first payment shall be the cumulative 
amount which the member has paid in assessments. The second payment 
shall be the balance in the member's account including accrued dividends 
and interest and is subject to income tax. 

(b) Six payment option. The first payment shall be the cumulative 
amount which the member has paid in assessments. The remaining 
payments shall be five equal annual installments of the remaining principal 
balance and will be subject to income tax. This six payment option shall 
not be available to a member following attainment of age 70. 

/Ml payments under this Fund must be made at least as rapidly as 
required under section 401(a)(9) of the Code and the regulations 



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thereunder. 

Under either option, the first payment shall be paid within 15 working 
days following the adjournment of the Annual Conference following the 
ministers retirement or termination from the Fund. The second and 
subsequent payments shall be paid between January 1 and January 1 of 
the year following the year in which the minister terminates or retires. The 
second payment will draw simple interest from July 1 to December 31 
computed at The United Methodist Foundation, Inc., cumulative dividend 
yield for the four quarters ending prior to the date on which the minister 
terminates or retires. Any remaining payments will draw simple interest 
annually at the United Methodist Foundation, Inc., cumulative dividend 
yield for the four most recent quarters prior to the January payment. 

in no case would the member receive less at retirement than the 
member's assessments plus interest computed at the United Methodist 
Foundation, Inc., average quarterly dividend yield for the four quarters 
ending September 30 of the year in which the member terminates or 
retires. 
B. Direct Rollovers 

(1) This Article Xll.B applies to distributions made on or after January 1 , 
1993. Notwithstanding any provision of the Fund to the contrary that 
would otherwise limit a distributee's election under this Article Xll.B, a 
distributee may elect at the time and in the manner prescribed by the plan 
administrator, to have any portion of an eligible rollover distribution paid 
directly to an eligible retirement plan specified by the distributee in a 
direct rollover. 

(2) Definitions: 

(a) Eligible rollover distribution: An eligible rollover distribution is 
any distribution of all or any portion of the balance to the credit of 
the distributee, except that an eligible rollover distribution does not 
include: any distribution that is one of a series of substantially equal 
periodic payments (not less frequently than annually) made for the 
life (or life expectancy) of the distributee or the joint lives (or joint life 
expectancies) of the distributee and the distributee's designated 
beneficiary, or for a specified period of ten years or more; any 
distribution to the extent such distribution is required under section 
401(a)(9) of the Code as made applicable by section 403(b)(10) of 
the Code, and the portion of any distribution that is not includible in 
gross income (determined without regard to the exclusion for net 
unrealized appreciation with respect to employer securities). 

(b) Eligible retirement plan: An eligible retirement plan is an 
individual retirement account described in section 408(a) of the 
Code, an individual retirement annuity described in section 408(b) of 
the Code, or an annuity contract described in section 403(b) of the 
Code (including custodial accounts described in section 403(b)(7) of 
the Code and retirement income accounts described in Section 
403(b)(9) of the Code) that accepts the distributee's eligible rollover 
distribution. However, in the case of an eligible rollover distribution 
to the surviving spouse, an eligible retirement plan is an individual 
retirement account or individual retirement annuity. 

(c) Distributee: A distributee includes an employee or former 
employee. In addition, the employee's or former employee's surviving 
spouse and the employee's or former employee's spouse or former 
spouse who is the alternate payee under a qualified domestic 
relations order, as defined in section 414(p) of the Code, are 
distributees with regard to the interest of the spouse or former 
spouse. 



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(d) Direct rolloven A direct rollover is a payment by the plan to the 
eligible retirement plan specified by the distributee. 
Xm. IDisability Leave 

A minister who is approved for and placed on Disability Leave granted by the 
Conference may elect to: 

A. Continue as an active member and pay two percent (2%) of the disability pay 
received from all sources. Should Disability Leave be granted between sessions of 
Annual Conference, 2% of the disability pay received from all sources computed to 
a 12 month amount shall be paid. 

B. Be treated the same as a transferring member. 

C. Receive benefits the same as a retiring member. 

D. Terminate from the Fund and receive all benefits within thirty (30) days 
following the granting of Disability Leave. 

The minister shall notify the Conference Treasurer in writing of his or her 
choice of option within ten (10) days following the granting of Disability Leave, in 
no case would the member receive less than the member's assessments plus 
interest, determined as described in Article IX. 

XIV. Leave of Absence 

A minister who is approved for and placed on Leave of Absence by the Conference 
may elect to: 

A. Continue as an active member by paying 2% of the Conference Average 
Compensation while on leave. 

B. Be treated the same as a transferring member under Article XVI. 
Conference Average Compensation means the Conference Average Compensation 
as determined annually by the General Board of Pensions. 

XV. Less Than Full Time Sendee 

A Conference member who is approved for less than ftjil time service by the 
Conference may elect to: 

A. Continue as an active member for no more than three years by paying 2% of 
the Conference Average Compensation (within the meaning of Article XIV) while 
serving less than full time. 

B. Withdraw from the Fund according to the provisions of Article XVII. 

XVI. Membership Transferring 

Any ministerial member who leaves the North Carolina Conference by transfer to 
another annual conference of The United Methodist Church cannot make any further 
payment to the Fund. He or she may leave his or her account (including dividends, if any) 
in the Fund until retirement. If this is done, the benefit under this Fund will be computed 
as of the date of transfer from the North Carolina Conference with interest determined 
in the manner described in Article IX, determined from the date of transfer to the date 
of retirement. If the account is left, and the minister returns to the North Carolina 
Conference, he or she may reinstate his or her payments and dividend earnings, effective 
at the time of transfer back into this Conference. 
XVn. Withdrawing From The Fund Prior to Retirement 

If a member desires to withdraw from the Fund prior to retirement, upon a written 
request to the Conference Treasurer, he or she shall receive the amount he or she has 
paid into the Fund, plus interest determined in the manner described in Article IX each 
year he or she was participating in the Fund. Amounts in the members account in excess 
of the amount determined under the preceding sentence shall be forfeited and reallocated 
as dividends for the year of forfeiture pursuant to Article VII. 

Each member whose membership is terminated in the Fund in any way will provide 
the Conference Treasurer with a statement indicating that he or she has received the 
funds for which he or she is eligible, and that he or she is no longer a member of the 
Fund. Any minister leaving the North Carolina Conference to join another denomination 
other than The United Methodist Church will be required to withdraw from the Fund and 
payment will be made to the minister according to the formula set forth in the first 
paragraph of this Article XVII. 



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XVni.Reinstatement 

A member who has withdrawn from the Fund may not be reinstated, but is required 
to begin anew as though he or she were a new member. A minister shall not be 
permitted to rejoin the Fund more than two (2) times during his or her ministerial career. 
XDC Hearing Committee 

A. The Committee 

A Hearing Committee consisting of the Board of Pensions Executive 
Committee, Conference Treasurer, Director of Ministerial Relations, Conference 
Controller, and the Conference Insurance Group Administrator shall have authority 
to act on behalf of the Board of Pensions between Annual Conference sessions 
concerning matters that relate to, but are not specifically covered by, this 
constitution of the Ministers' Transition Fund. The Plan Administrator for the Fund 
for other plan administrative matters and matters delegated by the Hearing 
Committee shall be the Conference Insurance Group Administrator. Determinations 
by the Hearing Committee, the Board of Pensions or the Plan Administrator shall 
be conclusive and binding on all persons and shall be afforded the maximum 
deference permitted by law. 

B. Claims Procedure 

If a claim is wholly or partially denied, the Hearing Committee shall furnish the 
member or beneficiary v^nth written notice of the denial within sixty (60) days of the 
date the original claim was filed. This notice of denial shall provide: 

(1) The specific reason or reasons for denial; 

(2) Provide specific reference to pertinent plan provisions on which denial is 
based; 

(3) A description of any additional information needed to perfect the claim 
and an explanation of why such information is necessary; and 

(4) An explanation of the plans claim procedure. 

The member or beneficiary shall have sixty (60) days from receipt of denial 
notice in which to make written application for review by the Hearing 
Committee. The Hearing Committee shall issue a decision on such review 
within sixty (60) days after receipt of an application for review as provided in the 
preceding sentence. Such decision on review shall be made in writing and shall 
include specific reasons for the decision written in a manner calculated to be 
understood by the claimant. All decisions and denials of claims by the Hearing 
Committee shall be afforded the maximum deference permitted by law. 

XX. New Rules and Constitutional Provisions 

The rules and guidelines of this constitution supersede all previous Conference 
legislation regulating this Fund. The Annual Conference, at any time or from time to time, 
may amend any or all of the provisions of this constitution without the consent of 
individual members of the Fund. No amendment shall have the effect of modifying any 
benefit election of any member in effect at the time of such amendment. 

The Annual Conference established this Fund with the intent that it will be 
maintained for an indefinite period of time. However, the Annual Conference reserves the 
right to terminate the Fund, in whole or in part, at any time. No amendment, 
modification or termination of the Fund shall adversely affect the members benefits 
accrued for his or her retirement at the time of termination of the Fund. 

XXI. A^scellaneous Provisions 

A. Prohibition Against Diversion 

Subject to Code section 414(p), there shall be no diversion of any portion of 
the assets of the plan other than for the exclusive benefit of members and their 
beneficiaries. 

B. Delegation of Authority 

The Board of Pensions, Conference Treasurer and the Hearing Committee may 
authorize any agent or agents to carry out their duties, and may employ such 
counsel, auditors, and other specialists and such clerical, actuarial and other 
services as it may require in carrying out the provisions of the Fund. 



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C. Notification of Mailing Address 

Each member and other person entitled to benefits hereunder shall from time 
to time file with the Conference, in writing, such persons post office address and 
change of post office address. Any check representing any payment due hereunder, 
and any communication forwarded to a member of beneficiary at the last known 
address as indicated by the records of the Conference shall constitute adequate 
payment to such person and be binding on such person for all purposes of the plan. 
The Conference, Board of Pensions, Conference Treasurer and Hearing Committee 
shall not be under any obligation to search for or ascertain the whereabouts of any 
such person. 

D. Clnclaimed Benefits 

If any benefits payable to, or on behalf of, a member are not claimed within a 
reasonable period of time from the date of entitlement, as determined by the 
Hearing Committee, and if the member cannot be located at his or her last provided 
mailing address, such member shall be presumed dead and the post-death benefits, 
if any, under this plan shall be paid to his or her beneficiary if he or she is then living 
and can be located. If the members beneficiary is not then living or cannot be 
located, or if no beneficiary was effectively named, the member's account shall be 
forfeited and treated as dividends pursuant to Article VII. 

E. Facility of Payment 

Whenever, in the Hearing Committees opinion, a person entitled to receive any 
payment of a benefit under the plan is under a legal disability or is incapacitated in 
any way so as to be unable to manage such person's financial affairs, the Hearing 
Committee may, to the extend permitted by law, make payments directly to the 
person, to the person's legal representative, or to a relative or friend of the person 
to be used exclusively for such person's benefit, or apply any such payment for the 
benefit of the person in such manner as the Hearing Committee deems advisable. 
Any benefit payment (or installment thereoO made in accordance with the provisions 
of this shall completely discharge the obligation for making such payment under the 
plan. 

F. Commingling of Assets 

The assets of the Fund may be commingled in a common fijnd made up of 
such accounts or in a common fund with other amounts exclusively devoted to 
church purposes, provided that the part of such fund which equitably belongs to the 
plan shall be separately accounted for and cannot be used for or diverted to 
purposes other than for the exclusive benefit of employees and their beneficiaries. 
The reasonable costs of administering an account may be charged against the 
account. Such costs may include the reasonable costs of administering a retirement 
income program of which the account is a part, including costs associated with 
informing employees and employers of the availability of the program. 

G. Governing Law 

This plan shall be administered, and its validity, construction, and all rights 
hereunder shall be governed by the Book of Discipline of The Gnited Methodist 
Church, and by the laws of the State of Morth Carolina to the extent not in conflict 
with such Book of Discipline. If any provisions of the plan shall be held invalid or 
unenforceable, the remaining provisions hereof shall continue to be fully effective. 
H. Limitations on Liability 

The Conference, Conference Treasurer, Board of Pensions and members of the 
Hearing Committee shall not be liable to any person or entity for any of their acts 
carried out hereunder in good faith and based upon the information available at the 
time. 

Updated 05/01/96 



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Report E - Pension Credit 

CORRECTIONS: Further research has revealed additional pension credit for the 
following pastors who are members of the NC Annual Conference. 

Charles Marvin Cook 50 Lawrence Clayton Higgins ... .50 

Michael David Weber 50 

APPROVAL: Records have been researched of pastors who have served in the NC 
Annual Conference and who are now serving in other annual conferences or who are now 
terminated. This research indicates pension credit for the following pastors. 

James B. Godwin, Sr 3.00 David R. McKay, Sr 15.75 

John S. McMillan, Jr .1 1.00 

APPROVAL: Records have been researched and the following years are 
recommended for pastors who have pension credit in the NC Annual Conference, 
provided they have not retired. These names were taken from a general board printout 
dated October 15, 1994. 

William Warren Bishop :6.50 Clark R. Cahow 0.00 

Dewey William Griffin 8.00 William Ernest Herbert .... 5.00 

Hughling B. Jones .10.00 Robert Hugh Love 3.00 

Richard Vann Mabe J 0.00 Jack P. Mansfield 5.00 

Cari Raymond Newton .... .10.75 Max B. Richardson 0.00 

Mac Linscott Ricketts 0.00 Joel Mort:on Savell 0.00 

Harmon Lee Smith, Jr 4.00 Stanley J. Snead 2.00 

Gunter P. Sommer 0.00 Harold Dallas Stanley 5.00 



John Hardy Sutton, Jr J 0.00 



Woodrow W. Wells, Jr., Chairperson 



PERU COVENANT, TASK FORCE ON 

The 1996 Annual Conference marks the seventh year that our NC Conference has been 
in covenant relationship with the Methodist Church of Peru. During these years we have 
witnessed the gradual increased involvement of local churches, clergy and laity in this 
mission relationship. It is a relationship which is often compared to a marriage covenant: 
a relationship of mutuality, of trust, of accompaniment, and of growth in the better 
knowledge of one another. As visits have been exchanged in the past year there has been 
the forming of new relationships, along with witness and understanding of each other's 
cultural and church contexts. Central to this covenant is prayer for the remembrance of 
one another in the celebrating of the Eucharist the first Sunday of every month. 

During the past academic year, two students from the Methodist seminary in Lima, 
the Communidad Biblico Teologica, have studied at the Duke Divinity School as an 
expression of the continued relationship between these schools, likewise participants in 
the covenant between our churches. However, we continue to grieve the death of 
Frederick Herzog, a former professor of Systematic Theology at the Duke Divinity School, 
who, although a minister of the United Church of Christ, was the central figure in the 
forming of the relationship with our brother and sister Methodists in Peru. His 
contributions to this covenant over the past seven years have been tremendous, and we 
give God thanks for his vision, persistence and courage. As persons gathered at Pilgrim 
GCC in Durham for the memorial service for Professor Herzog, Methodists in Peru 
gathered at the same time in celebration of his life and his contributions to their church. 

A team of clergy, laity and divinity students from the NC Conference visited 
numerous Methodist churches, schools and projects for nine days this past March. In 
1995 a team of students from Methodist College went to Lima as a work team, and 
another team of clergy and laity visited in Peru to dialogue about the development of 
curriculum (written out of a Latin American context) for NC churches. We welcome the 
presence of a representative of the Methodist Church of Peru at our 1996 Annual 
Conference and will also have a representative of the NC Conference present for the Peru 
General Assembly in August. We celebrate the correspondence which continues between 
adults (both clergy and laity), youth and children of our respective churches. 

May God continue to bless this relationship and give it growth. Clergy and laity are 
encouraged to find ways of being involved in this mission model of covenant. 

Mark W. Wethington, Chairperson 



Resolutions 272 

RESOLUTIONS 

LIVING OOR DISCIPLINE 

WHEREAS, members of The CJnited Methodist Church take membership vows to "be 
loyal to The United Methodist Church, and do all in (their) power to strengthen its 
ministries;" (GMH p.38); and 

WHEREAS, ordained clergy and pastors under appointment vow to "be loyal to The 
United Methodist Church, accepting its order, liturgy, doctrine, and discipline;" 
(Examination of diaconal ministers, deacons, and elders, BOW p. 690, 692, 695); and 

WHEREAS, the action of last year's North Carolina Annual Conference made it clear 
that our official, prophetic, and courageous stands found in our Discipline, that address 
issues of social and economic justice, criminal justice (i.e. death penalty and victim 
justice, etc.), been separated from our common life and witness as United Methodists; 
and 

WHEREAS, we are a church that has historically been labeled "methodical" in our 
insistence on living our faith as it is expressed in our Discipline; and 

WHEREAS, our membership is increasingly unaware of the social witness of our 
Church as we seek to "spread scriptural holiness across the land;" 
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: 

1. That all clergy under appointment and all local churches in our Conference will 
make copies of our Discipline and "Social Principles" available to their membership; 

2. That pastors of local churches will include study of our "Articles of Religion, 
Confession of Faith, General Rules and Social Principles" in their classes for 
membership, baptism, and confirmation; 

3. That each district in the NC Conference will include a workshop on the UM social 
witness (as expressed in the Discipline and Social Principles) in the "January 
Workshops" offered in 1997. 

FURTHERMORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that clergy will encourage members to read our 
"Social Principles," pray over them study them, and reflect on new ways that we can 
continue to embody and proclaim God's justice-love to all people. 

MISPLACED PRIORITIES 

WHEREAS, a $323 million subsidy (in FY 1993) to National forest timber sales lost 
the taxpayers an additional $352 million - Total lost - $675 million; and 

SOURCE: Public Citizen, Washington. DC 

WHEREAS, the 1872 Mining Act that Congress will not change rents land for $5.00 

an acre to be mined; an estimated $4 billion in mineral deposits is going for $10,000; the 

Mining Interest Political Action Committee gives $1.9 million in campaign dollars to 

Congress; and 

SOURCE: Congressional Record 
V/HEREAS, NORTHROP GRUMMAN, the main contractor for the B-2 Bomber, gave 
$50,400 to House Members who voted in its favor within six weeks of the vote; and 

SOURCE: Sojourners Magazine 
V^EREAS, in the last election cycle an estimated one-half billion dollars was 
donated by Corporate Interests and Lobbyists to preserve their tax breaks and loopholes, 
amounting to over one hundred billion dollars; and 

SOURCE: Sojourners Magazine 
WHEREAS, in North Carolina, the banking interests give $1 million in political 
donations and get $50 million per year in tax breaks; and 

SOURCE: Institute for Southern Studies, Durham, NC 
UHHEREAS, money for children's health programs and Social Services are to be cut 
by about $235 billion; (These cuts will offset a $229 billion tax cut!) and 
VvHEREAS, the cuts seem to ignore the following: 

1. Daily, 2,660 babies are born into poverty... 

2. Daily, 8,493 children are reported abused or neglected... 

3. In 1996, the USA ranks 18th in the world in infant mortality and 16th in living 
standards for our poorest children; and 



i. i-i Resolu tions 

SOURCE: Children's Defense T-m d 

WHEREAS, we share the desire to balance the federal budget, but not at the 
expense of those who can afford to pay nothing; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we, the 1996 NC Annual Conference of The 
United Methodist Church register to Congress our prayerful concern and alarm. We urge 
that they continue to have regard for the welfare of children, the poor, the old and those 
least able to defend their interest in Washington; 

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be sent 
to our Senators and Representatives; 

AND BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, that we of the 1996 North Carolina Annual 
Conference of The United Methodist Church do pledge to be more sensitive to the needs 
of children, the poor, the old, and those least able to attend to their own needs. In so 
doing, we will faithfully and regularly submit our own tithes and offerings through our 
local churches to help care for some of these needs, and we will exhort all members of 
our churches to do the same. 

FOR INFORMATION ONLY: 
Senate and House Main Phone Switchboard is: 202-224-3121 

Addresses are: Senate: Washington, DC 20510; House of Representatives: Washington, 
DC 20510 

PLANNIMG/LOCATION OF FGTURE CONFERENCE-WIDE EVENTS 

WHEREAS, the North Carolina Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church 
is composed of 12 districts and 594 charges; and 

WHEREAS, the purpose of the Conference-wide special events is to generate active 
participation and representation from each district; and 

WHEREAS, the geographic locations of previously held events has tended to exclude 
districts in the eastern third of the Conference; and 

WHEREAS, these Conference-wide events should support and reinforce our 
connectionalism, from the western extremity of the Rockingham District to the islands of 
the Outer Banks in the Elizabeth City District; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED; with the exception of Annual Conference, every 
effort be made to plan and place all future Conference-wide events in a more equitable 
geographic rotation that allows all of our districts to participate more fully. 

THE REPEAL OF THE CONCEALED WEAPONS ACT 

WHEREAS, we as a society have the highest murder rate among leading 
industrialized nations; and 

WHEREAS, we as a church are called as followers of Christ Jesus to love our 
neighbor; and 

V/HEREAS, the proliferation of guns in our society has led us to be the most violent 
society among industrialized nations; and 

V^/HEREAS, most of that violence is directed towards our neighbor and loved ones; 
and 

V^EREAS, the passage of the Concealed Weapons Act by the North Carolina 
General Assembly is likely to increase rather than decrease violence; and 

WHEREAS, twenty-nine police chiefs from across North Carolina oppose the 
Concealed Weapons Act; and 

WHEREAS, a poll taken by the UNC School of Journalism showed 57 percent of 
North Carolinians opposed the Concealed Weapons Act; and 

WHEREAS, in Florida, which has a similar law, crime has gone up 62 percent since 
the law passed according the FBI Uniform Crime Report. 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the North Carolina Annual Conference of 
The United Methodist Church, in defense of creation call for the repeal of the Concealed 
Weapons Act. 

AAANDATES: Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.; Speaker of the NC House of Representa- 
tives Harold Brubaker; President Pro Tempore of the NC Senate Marc Basnight; and 
Members of the NC General Assembly. 



Reports 274 

REPORTS 

1995 COMPENSATION OF CLERGY IN 
APPOINTMENTS BEYOND THE LOCAL CHURCH 

11725 of the 1992 Discipline states: "Every clergy member of the Annual Conference 
appointed beyond the local church shall furnish annually to the conference secretary, at 
such time as the secretary shall direct, a statement of his/her total compensation 
(including base compensation, travel, automobile, housing, and other expenses allowed 
and paid) for the year then ending, and said compensation of all clergy appointed beyond 
the local church shall be published in the journal of the Annual Conference. When this 
information is not furnished, the appointment of the clergyperson shall be subject to 
review by the resident bishop and the Cabinet." 

*Indicates salary/housing/utilities package. 

#lndicates salary not reported. 

Name Salaiy Housing . . . (Jtifities Travd Other 

Alexander, J. C. Jr 68,000 

Baidridge, Robert L 62,786 Provided Al! Voucher 

Beeson, Gilbert W., Jr. ... 29,503 14,400 

Best, Nancy R # 

Black, Bobby C 36,720 5,460 1,191 

Blanchard, Diane M. C. .. 29,136 Voucher 

Blue, John R 55,000 

Braswell, Kermit L 62,786 Provided All Voucher 

Brown, Philip S # 

Brown, Wesley F # 

Byers, Leonard C. II # 

Byrd, Douglas L 58,551 12,000 Voucher 

Campbell, Dennis M # 

Campbell, Jerry D # 

Chandler, Daniel R # 

Chandler, George P 36,331 

Cherry, Corbin L 50,000 

Christian, Robert # 

Compton, Stephen C. ... 50,970 Provided All Voucher 

Cottingham, John G 67,000 Provided All 

Cox, Richard L # 

Cummings, Jimmy F 

Creech, James E 16,383 18,000 2,000 

Cuthrell, Billy B # 

Cyr, Ronald D 32,818 

Danek, Thomas A # 

Daniel, David E 125,000 

Daniels, Franklin D 55,000 

Davis, hi. Charles # 

Dickens, Jan J # 

Dixon, Samuel W. Jr 42,346 Provided All Voucher 

Early, Laura G # 

Earnhardt, Daniel T # 

Farmer, John A # 

Felton, Gayle C 40,700 Ret., Ins., Etc. 

Forringer, Julie B 28,587 

Franklin, K. Mike 48,787 8,471 1,754 

Funkhouser, M. L Jr.(6 mo.)13,277 750 1,625 

Gales, Alvester I # 

Glass, J. Conrad Jr 61,578 

Grissom, David R 49,020 Provided All Voucher 

Gum, Donald F # 

Hadley, J. Milton Jr 32,500 10,000 1,400 

Hale, Michael L # 



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liame Salary Housing . . . Utilities Travd Other 

Hall, Stephen B # 

Harper, Ruth E 62,786 Provided All Voucher 

Harris, Robert G. Jr 64,734 

Hendricks, M. Elton # 

Herring, Charles M # 

Hicks, Phillis K 25,000 10,140 1,000 

Hillman, Randy A # 

Hinnant, H. Mallie # 

Holtsclaw, Thomas G. ... 62,786 Provided All Voucher 

Hudson, Pamela Jo # 

Hunter, Jack L 62,786 

Jackson, Richard C 42,517 11,988 

Jansen, John Jay # 

Jenkins, David 31,652 7,200 2,000 500 

Jernigan, Julius 55,432 

Johnson, C. Reginald # 

Johnson, George W 62,786 Provided All Voucher 

Joyner, F. Belton Jr 62,786 Provided All Voucher 

Kasper, J. Mark 29,000 

Lee, James C 62,786 Provided All Voucher 

Lewis, Jerry D 36,592 Ins. 

Loftis, Thomas E 62,786 Provided All Voucher 

Lowdermilk, William P # 

Loyd, Roger L # 

Mackey, John M. Sr 59,200 

Maness, Tracy A 40,700 Auto 

Mangum, Robert L 31,823 8,904 4,460 6,500 

Mann, W. Joseph # 

Marsicano, Leslie M # 

McKita, Carleton P # 

McQuade, J. Stanley .... 88,000 

Merchant, Michele R 36,500 

Morgan, Deborah 25,925 

Murphy, Miles Jr 62,340 

Nagel, Donald C # 

Oldham, Kirk B 34,830 

Ormond, John K. Jr # 

Pace, James H 47.600 

Parrish, Carrie W 27,900 8,500 1/2 Soc.Sec. 

Peterson, F. Gerald 30,885 13,600 4,000 1,200 

Ponder, Reginald V^^ 84,000 18.000 Voucher 

Porter, Ernest R # 

Potter, Benjamin F. Jr. . . . 51,280 

Presnell, William M 62,786 Provided All Voucher 

Price, Barbara H 36,000 

Purcell, Joan 13,817 

Rawlings, James A. Jr. ... 50,000 

Richey, Russell E # 

Rouse, Ben C 62,786 Provided All Voucher 

Safley, Michael W 55,000 Provided All Voucher 

Scanlan, Caria J 30,000 Hea.lns. 

Scroggs, Robin J # 

Shannonhouse, Richard D. 36,500 12,000 1,500 

Sharpe, William G. IV . . . . 41,650 8,000 1,140 

Shuler, Albert 62,786 Provided All Voucher 

Smith, A. Clay 39.000 Provided Voucher 

Smith, J. Thomas 62,786 Provided All Voucher 

Smith, Meil E 26,000 

Stafford, Sidney E # 

Stanfield, E. Douglas .... 58,352 9,608 2,654 



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Name Sakiry Housing . . . Utilities Travd Other 

Stark, Rufus H. II 62,312 10,600 3,000 Auto 

Steinmetz, David C # 

Stokes, John L. Ill 56,250 

Thompson, E. M. Jr 62,786 Provided All Voucher 

Thompson, Leo C # 

Waggoner, James M 40,863 Auto 911 

Warren, James 1. Jr # 

Weaver, Walter P 57,000 

Webb-Bowden, Julia 21,500 

Wilburn, Wm. Joseph 

Willingham, Malcolm C. . . 40,000 

Wilson, A. J. Ill # 

Woodcock, Eldon G 36,868 

CONFERENCE COGNCIL ON MINISTRIES REPORT 

ARCHIVES AND HISTORY, COMMISSION ON 

The Commission met on April 8, 1995, at the GM Building in Raleigh. A presenta- 
tion was given by Rev. Frank Grill, Conference Historian, on how to guide the local 
Church Historians in their work. This was to train our members to be effective as a 
resource person within the districts to assist the local church historians. Our Fall meeting 
was on October 21, 1995 at Louisburg College along v/ith the Conference Historical 
Society meeting. We discussed the budget for 1998 and how the local churches, districts, 
and the Conference could live out the Conference Council on Ministries emphasis for 
1997: "Grov/ing Together in Christ for Ministry and Mission." 

The rSC Conference Gnited Methodist Historical Society met on April 22, 1995 at 
Ocracoke and Portsmouth Islands, NC. This was an exciting and adventurous experience 
for those in attendance. We traveled by ferry and motor boats to get to our destination. 
Portsmouth Island is no longer inhabited but a Methodist Church is still there and 
maintained by the National Park Service. It was exciting a few days after our adventure 
to read an article in the newspaper, The Pilot of Southern Pines, by retired minister. Rev. 
W. A. Crow, about his appointment to the Ocracoke-Portsmouth Charge from late May 
1936 to November 1938. This truly helped to make history come alive and emphasized 
the importance of recording first hand experiences. The Fall meeting of the Society was 
held at Louisburg College on October 21, 1995. We were drawn into the history of the 
college campus through the presentations of George-Anne Wiilard, Professor of History, 
Sarah !. Davis, and Lucy T. Allen, Louisburg College Trustee and Mayor of the Town of 
Louisburg, while sitting in the original Franklin Male Academy which is now a museum 
on the campus. We also visited the Green Hill house, which was the first meeting place 
of the Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church after the Christmas 
Conference of 1784. Annual dues to the Society are $7 and include a subscription to the 
newsletter "Saddlebags," edited by Rev. C. Frank Grill, 330 Azalea Road, Southern Pines, 
NC 28387. Dues may be sent to Mr. John Mitchell, 622 Wimbleton Dr., Raleigh, NC 
27609 or at our display table at Annual Conference. 

Our Commission helped to provide training at the January Workshops of the 
Buriington and Sanford Districts. These were informative and greatly appreciated by those 
in attendance. We encourage the other districts to offer this in the near future. 

The SEJ Historical Society meeting hosted by the AL-W.FL Conference was held, 
July 11-14, 1995 at Huntingdon College, Montgomery, AL. The theme for the occasion 
was "Civil War to Civil Rights." Those in attendance from our Conference were Rev. and 
Mrs. C. Maness Mitchell, Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence Lugar, Mr. John Mitchell, Rev. and Mrs. 
W. Arthur Warren, Jr. and their daughters Maria, Martha and Noelle. The next meeting 
of the Society will be July 9-12, 1996 at the Life Enrichment Center, Leesburg, FL with 
the theme, "Florida Methodism: Roots and Routes." 

We are thankful for the work of the local Church Historians in preserving, recording 
and sharing their local histories. Please send copies of your new histories and updated 



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information to the Conference Archives at the GM Building in Raleigh. We will be glad to 
assist you in anyway that we can. 

W. Arthur Warren, Jr., Chairperson 

CHRISTIAN arsriY AND INTERREUGIOUS CONCERNS, 
COMMISSION ON 

Our Book of Discipline, in discussing United Methodists' Ecumenical Commitment, 
states, "Christian Gnity is not an option; it is a gift to be received and expressed." The 
Commission on Christian Gnity and Interreligious Concerns have been seeking to give 
truthful expression of the gift of Christian unity in its work this year. We held our 
reorganizational meeting in July 1995, during which we set two goals as foci for our work 
this year: 1) furthering dialogues with Episcopalians and Catholics, and 2) organizing to 
help local churches in their own expressions of Christian unity. 

in October we met with our Roman Catholic Christian Gnity Commission 
counterparts for a shared experience of service, fellowship, and discussion. We began the 
day bagging sweet potatoes for the Society of Saint Andrew, and our two bishops worked 
side by side in this endeavor. After lunch, we met for a time of introduction and 
discussion together. This event was so successful that we met again in May 1996 to 
discuss the recent papal encyclical, "Gt Gnum Sunt, (That All May Be One)." Several 
members of the commission have been engaged in an ongoing dialogue v^^th Methodist 
and Anglicans, and in January several persons were invited to lunch with members of the 
International Anglican-Methodist Dialogue Committee, which was meeting in Hendersonvi- 
lle. They heard from our delegation, which is the only statewide study and dialogue group 
of its kind in the nation. 

We have done member training this year so that Commission members can assist 
local churches in their understanding of our ecumenical challenge. Also, we w\\\ be giving 
the first Award for Ecumenical Ministries to a network, congregation, or individual who 
is giving extraordinary witness to our ecumenical calling. At the time of this writing, 
COCG is coming before The GMC. If General Conference approves it, Gnited Methodist 
churches will have a subtitle: The Church of Christ Gniting. Whether or not COCG is 
approved, local churches will want to spend time reflecting on our connection with other 
members of the Body of Christ. In any event, the Commission on Christian Gnity stands 
ready to further and interpret the gift of Christian unity for the people of God. 

Claire Clyburn, Chairperson 

CHURCH AND SOCIETY, COMMISSION ON 

Formerly combined with Christian Gnity and Interreligious Concerns as the 
Commission on Social and Ecumenical Ministries from 1992-1995 and by vote of the 
1995 Annual Conference Session, the Commission on Church and Society once again 
exists as an independent commission. We have been fortunate in having a good mix of 
both experience and freshness on the Commission. We focused in on the theme 
"Growing Together in Christ for Mission and Ministry" and on what that meant for our 
commission. What probably best describes the Commission's purpose is the mission 
statement adopted by the General Board of Church and Society in 1991: 

The Board of Church and Society reminds the church to declare through Word and 
demonstrate through Sacrament the saving Judgement of the Kingdom of God. Being 
involved injustice ministries, in evangelizing to the poor and powerless, in advocacy 
for the oppressed, the church reaches out to all persons with the message of the 
Gospel. The Board of Church and Society challenges the church to remember that our 
larger tasks move us beyond meeting individual religious needs. We consider 
involvement in these social aspects of ministry to be "evangelical." 

We have continued to be faithful by helping to sustain emerging ministries such as 
Clark Street Ministries in Rocky Mount and the ministries of Good Shepherd Gnited 
Methodist Church in Durham. We have continued to support the ministries of SEJAMAM, 
Yokefellows, CITCA and the Land Stewardship Council, and we have provided financial 



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assistance for such projects as Youth Habitat for Humanity in Wilmington and for 
chaplaincy materials needed for the Nash Correctional Center. We have reached to our 
brothers and sisters through a Christian Witness Seminar on tobacco with over seventy- 
five participants, and plans are under way for a conference on hog farming and its effects 
on our communities. 

Annually, the Conference Commission on Church and Society (formerly the 
Commission on Social and Ecumenical Ministries) receives nominations for the Jack and 
Kay Crum Award, "a financial bequest given in recognition and support of a church's or 
ordained clergy's incisive prophetic ministry in our midst." Regrettably, the Commission 
has not received any nominations for this year. Since the Commission is confident that 
there are many outstanding ministries in our conference that would meet this criteria, the 
Commission urges churches and clergy to make nominations by January 31, 1997. A 
copy outlining the general criteria governing the award is available upon request. All 
requests for information as well as all nominations should be addressed to the Peace with 
Justice Coordinator, Morth Carolina Conference Commission on Church and Society, 
Post Office Box 10955, Raleigh, North Carolina 27605. 

Henry Jarrett, Chairperson 

CONGREGATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, COMMISSION ON 

The Commission on Congregational Development continues to embrace the scope 
of work placed before us by the Annual Conference. The Into the 21st Century Report 
affirmed the need to start a number of new congregations each year to equal 1 % of the 
total charges in the Conference. That translates to the challenging goal of six new 
congregations per year! 

In 1995, five new congregations were started. Not quite six, but we praise God for 
the largest number of new congregations started in one year in recent memory. 

They are: Christ CJMC in Chapel Hill; Cornerstone CJMC in Fayetteville; Pinehurst 
United Methodist Church in Pinehurst; Clark Street Ministries in Rocky Mount; and Harbor 
GMC in Wilmington. All five churches are guided by committed pastors who are seeing 
the Holy Spirit bless their ministries in extraordinary ways! 

The work of Congregational Development is divided into three major categories: I. 
Leadership; D. LxKration; and ID. Funding. 
I. Leadership - The first priority in successfijlly starting a new congregation is the 

appointment of a pastor who possesses the skills, experiences, and call that are 

needed for this unique and demanding ministry. 

A. A search has been undertaken to discover pastors who would wish to be 
considered for such an appointment. A number of pastors are currently 
enrolled in a new church leadership identification group. 

B. Several pastors from our Conference attended the Duke National Institute for 
New Church Development in the summer of 1995 and will continue through 
the second phase of the Institute in the summer of 1996. The idea is to 
develop a cadre of pastors who are willing and trained, from which appoint- 
ments to new congregational development could be made. 

n. Location - A number of communities and locales across the Conference are being 
identified as likely sites for new churches. 

A. The Percept Program continues to provide demographic profiles of the locales 
around the Conference that show sufficient numbers of under-served, 
unchurched people that would require a new church mission. 

B. Due to fijnding restrictions, three locations were recommended to the Bishop 
and Cabinet as offering excellent opportunities to reach unchurched persons 
for Christ in 1996. Extensive study has illustrated the viability of these locations 
in Holly Springs, Carpenter (west Cary), and Wilmington. A number of other 
locations in the Conference are on a priority list and studies are being carried 
out in these areas. When monies are available, these projects will go forward. 



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m. Funding 

A. The Emerging Church Salary Support Fund is currently providing partial 
compensation for the pastors of 12 new congregations. Monies are available 
for the appointment of three additional pastors in July of 1996. 

B. Ten Dollar Club members were again invited to purchase multiple shares of 
$10 each. Interpreted with posters and new publicity materials, the changes 
have received a remarkably positive response. 

C. The Commission on Congregational Development is presently developing a 
plan to raise Endowed Funds among interested individuals for the purpose of 
sustaining the work of new church development into the next millennium. 

The work of the Commission on Congregational Development is to support the 
establishment of new communities of faith across our Conference whose core 
commitment is to welcome new persons into the Church of Jesus Christ and equip them 
to become mature disciples. We are grateful to participate in this sacred ministry. 

David E. Brownlee, Chairperson 

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, COMMITTEE ON 

During the season of hurricane after hurricane, by the grace of God, we had no 
major disasters in 1995. I believe our prayer life grew as the chances of being hit by 
nature's fury got greater and greater. From the perspective of the Disaster Preparedness 
Committee we have a lot to be thankful for this year! 

We cannot hope to be so blessed forever. To borrow the motto of the Boy Scouts, 
we need to "be prepared." I would like to also encourage the churches of the NC 
Conference to do two very important things in 1996. First, please appoint a person to be 
responsible for setting up a plan for disaster response for your local church. Next, I beg 
you to make sure that your church insurance is adequate to cover a total loss of your 
entire facility. Our committee is thankful to be able to meet human needs and to help 
alleviate hunger after a disaster. Please remember we do not function as an insurance 
agency that rebuilds damaged or destroyed church property. 

Our last year's training event was so successful that many people left Queens Creek 
CIMC in Hubert and started a disaster relief program in their own churches. This year 
Ocean View GMC, (Long Beach in the Wilmington District) sponsored our training event 
sharing their extensive efforts to prepare a local church to meet personal needs during 
a disaster. We hope to repeat last year's success. We also had George Button from 
GMCOR to train us on how to do pastoral care with children following a disaster. This 
year we will double our efforts in order to help our Conference to "Be Prepared." 

May God bless us this year and may our prayer life continue to grow. We look 
forward to representing our Conference in 1996. 

G. Ronald Patton, Chairperson 

EDUCATION, COMMISSION ON 

The Commission on Education offers various opportunities to enhance leadership 
for local congregations in developing Christian Education ministries. This year the 
commission reached a tremendous landmark in the implementation of our first District 
Director of Christian Education. Rev. Laura Early was appointed to the Elizabeth City 
District to provide key leadership for local congregations in the area of Christian 
Education ministries. Such a position provides opportunities for teacher training, annual 
curriculum overview, and maintaining a current resource center, etc. Currently, the 
commission is seeking other districts that are interested in such a position. 

Our conference offers an exemplary program for youth ministry, in a time of 
constant cut back, the commission voted wholeheartedly not to cut finances for our 
conference youth program. The new programs implemented by the Conference 
Committee on Youth Ministry offer creative and effective ways to reach young people. 



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A Task Force for Older Adult Ministries is currently seeking new and different ways 
to address the needs of this age level. The Singles Ministry provided a Spring Retreat at 
Camp Don Lee, and also a Fail Fest which was a day seminar for singles and workers. 

Our Ministry Training Teams continue to provide excellent leadership for local 
congregations. The Vision 2000: Sunday School Growth Model is using the MTT to follow 
up with the Evangelism Model: Reaching Out Through the Sunday School. 

The Conference Commission on Education, in cooperation v/ith the Vision 2000 
Steering Committee, will sponsor a day event entitled "Vision 2000 - V/indows to the 
Future," on Saturday, September 28, 1996 at the Fayetteville Civic Arena. Vv'orkshops for 
the day will include: V/indows into the Vv'ord, (how to teach the Bible); Spiritual 
Awakening through Education; Tools for Church School Grovi/th; Growing in Faith 
through the Sunday School; Many Opportunities for Renewal in Education; God's Vision 
in My Place. Workshops and learning opportunities will also be made available for 
children, youth, and their leaders. 

The Commission has listened attentively to the needs of the local church. It is our 
prayer that this commission may continue to provide new windows of opportunity to 
empower local churches to share the gospel message. 

Richard T. Clayton, Chairperson 

ETHMIC MINORITY LOCAL CHURCH CONCERNS, COMMITTEE ON 

The Ethnic Minority Local Church Concerns Committee expresses grateful 
appreciation to the bishop and cabinet, the Conference Council on Ministries, the council 
program staff and the clergy and laity of the Annual Conference. The Committee has 
valued the support received from all of the above. 

The Committee has attempted to be faithful to the Committee's mission this year. 
Its methods and strategies have changed from time to time, but the mission continues 
to be that of strengthening the ethnic minority local church for mission and ministry. Two 
objectives have been very significant to the work of the Committee this year: (1) to 
develop skills and attitudes to help United Methodist Christians learn to work with and 
grow in their appreciation of the diverse, multicultural mix of the constituency of this 
annual conference in particular and of all people in general; and, (2) to oppose and work 
to find ways to eradicate racism and oppression so that our world may truly become a 
Shalom community for all the people of God. 

With significant sensitivity to its mandate: TO STRENGTHEN THE ETHNIC 
MINORITY LOCAL CHURCH FOR THE 2 1ST CENTURY, the Committee has continued 
to center on the following ministries: 

(1) lay and clergy training for greater and more effective involvement in all areas of 
ministry at the local church level; 

(2) effective goal-setting procedures within the context of each ethnic local church's 
missional statement of purpose; 

(3) significant ministries in Christian education, evangelism and hospitality, mission and 
outreach, and strong ministries to and with youth and children at every local church 
level; 

(4) strong Christ-centered, biblically-based approaches to ministry at the local church 
level with the local church being the strategic center of ministry and with strong 
emphases on every Christian fulfilling his/her role as a minister; and 

(5) effective growth in spiritual formation and spiritual discipline. 

The Ethnic Minority Local Church Concerns Committee continues to have in place 
and available upon request Ministry and Mission Equipping Teams (MAMETS) who stand 
ready to assist any group that wants help in understanding and implementing the 
Comprehensive Plan. The Committee continues to give thanks to God for the support 
of the Annual Conference. 

William E. Cummings, Chairperson 



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EVANGEUSM, COMAMSSION ON 

The 1995/96 conference year continued with the major program emphasis of the 
Commission being VISION 2000. VISION 2000 has brought new life to many congrega- 
tions as they have been inspired to seek God's vision for their future. A major component 
of VISION 2000 has been the annual Lenten Worship Attendance Crusade. This crusade 
has encouraged churches to broaden their outreach into their communities by use of 
FRANGELISM. Church members intentionally pray for and invite "friends, relatives, 
acquaintances, and neighbors" to worship during Lent. Churches participating in the 
crusade reported average worship attendance increases from 25 - 70%. VISION 2000 also 
celebrated the movement of God's Spirit across the North Carolina Conference with The 
Great Event. This event attracted 2,000 people to a day of worship, inspiration, visioning, 
and celebrating at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Fayetteville. The major 
presenters for this event were Bishop C. P. Minnick, Jr., Bishop Mary Ann Swenson of the 
Denver Area, Dr. Joe Harding (Father of the VISION 2000 movement), and Dr. Lovett 
Weems (Dean of Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City). The 1996 VISION 2000 
event, Windows To The Future, will be held on September 28, 1996 at the Cumberland 
County Civic Center. This event will offer visionary insight and training in Christian 
Education. 

The Commission continued its works in emphasizing the ministry of evangelism in 
churches of all sizes in all settings. The Commission sponsored a training session for 
pastors serving their first appointments and a major cross-racial evangelism event led by 
the Commission's Ethnic Minority Local Church Committee. The Commission also has 
trained several evangelism teams. These teams are available, at no charge, to work with 
local churches to help develop a comprehensive evangelism strategy. 

The Commission takes seriously the teachings of Christ that call us to respond to 
God's great love for us by reaching out in love to others. The Commission seeks to 
enable that spirit of outreach in every local church. 

Ecwood C. (Eckie) Lancaster, Chairperson 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, COMMISSION ON 

This will be the last report I will be privileged to give as Chairperson of the 
Commission on Health and Human Services. The past four years have been years of 
excitement, anticipation, and celebration. The work of this commission continues to grow 
and bear fruit for the kingdom of God. The ministries have deepened and matured over 
the past four years both as a result of, and in response to, our new relationship 
statements. 

The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc., have been recognized as an EAGLE 
Organization. They received this award at the Health and Welfare Ministries annual 
convention in Cleveland, OH, on April 13. The EAGLE (Educational Assessment 
Guidelines Leading toward Excellence) Award is given to those organizations who have 
done an extensive self evaluation and then passed a peer review committee. We are 
privileged to have two EAGLE organizations. The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc., is 
to be commended upon passing their evaluation and review. 

The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc., is in the midst of an expansion program. 
Eastern NC is growing as a retirement area. The number of elderly and retirees is 
increasing. The Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc., is keenly aware of this need, both 
present and future; and is moving to meet those needs. 

The Methodist Home for Children, Youth and Family Services, continues to develop 
as a leader in the area of family preservation. The move from a campus based ministry 
to a family based ministry has opened new and ever expanding opportunities to impact 
on the lives of individuals and families. This ministry of family counseling and preservation 
will reap benefits for our society and our state. 

The Asbury Homes is anticipating the opening of their first home for mentally 
retarded adults. Goremont is being leased from the Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc.. 
and will be operated as a ministry of the Asbury Homes, Inc. it is anticipated that 



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Goremont will be in operation by the first of May. This is a ministry that has been a vision 
for a number of years. We rejoice that it is finally coming to pass. 

The Golden Cross Fund continues to need our support and prayers. For the past 
four years we have exhausted our funds before the end of the year. The past three years 
has seen this fund depleted before Annual Conference. Churches may receive a special 
offering to help supplement this fund. 1 encourage each church to offer its members an 
opportunity to give a special offering of love to this need. The Golden Cross can only be 
used by the laity to help pay for medical bills. Good stewardship necessitates that 
applications be processed to help those genuinely in need. If there is a need in your 
church, please complete an application and forward it to our Golden Cross director. 

There is a new ministry beginning to take shape. The Parish Nurse program is one 
form of congregational health care. We have a Parish Murse committee which has been 
meeting, planning, and praying for this ministry. There will be an Introductory Parish 
rSurse Workshop offered on September 7, 1996, at the Zebulon GMC from 9:30 am to 
3:30 pm. The cost will be $30.00 if postmarked prior to July 31 and $40.00 after July 
31. Information my be obtained from Sue Kiryluk, 1 1012 Debnam Road, Zebulon, NC 
27597. Our Parish Nurse Committee is: Sue Kiryluk (919) 269-0988; Kay Ferraro (919) 
362-5982; Laura Pennington (910) 229-5997; and LaDena Gotten (919) 693-5306. 

The Duke Chaplaincy Program is one which is often under-utilized. Rev. Jim 
Rawlings is a GM Chaplain assigned to Duke Hospital. He is available to make pastoral 
visits for Pastors who are unable to personally visit. In addition to making visits, Jim is 
involved in counseling and in support for Divinity Students at Duke. Due to our budgetary 
shortfall, our support of the Duke Chaplaincy program has been reduced. Yet, this 
ministry is one of direct outreach to people in need. 

Our Committee on Handicapping Conditions has taken the initiative on church 
accessibility. SEMAR is no longer awarding grants to assist churches in becoming more 
accessible. This year we have awarded two accessibility grants to churches in our 
conference to help assist with accessibility projects. 

The workshop on AIDS had to be postponed. Our goal was to have three 
representatives from each District to be trained as a District Team. This team would then 
work with churches within their District to begin ministries to persons living with AIDS; 
those who have tested positive for HIV; and their families. The workshop may be offered 
at some time in the future. 

The possibilities for ministry are many: day care; drug abuse; alcoholism; persons 
with special needs; senior citizens; handicapping conditions; parish nurse; community 
based adult day care; medicine box program; hospice volunteer ministry; and other 
ministries which directly minister to people in need are all valid ministries in which 
churches may become involved. 

Please continue to support our Children's Home and Retirement Homes through 
special offerings. Also, the Food Lion Days program is an additional opportunity to help 
support these institutions. 

The ministry of Health and Human Services is a ministry which is growing and 
changing in a world that is grovy^ng and changing. May God continue to guide us, both 
as a conference and as individual churches, as we minister in the name of Christ. 

It has been a joy and a privilege to have served as the Chairperson of this 
commission for the past four years. My prayer is that the work may continue to move 
forward; and that the name of Jesus Christ may be proclaimed in all that is done in 
ministry. My thanks to the members of this commission for their trust and support. May 
God continue to bless each and every one. 

Roger D. Cope, Chairperson 
The Asbuiy Homes, Inc. 

The Asbury Homes, Inc., is proud to announce that as this report is being prepared, 
the first residential facility is being prepared to admit the first residents into the Asbury 
Homes program. The Home is located in Tabor City in the Wilmington District. The 
Home is known as Goremont and is owned by the United Methodist Retirement Homes 
Inc., and is being leased to Asbury Homes, Inc., by the Retirement Home, Inc. 



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The Home is being prepared to house four to five adults with mental retardation. 
A fire-escape is being added to the rear of the house to bring the facility up to fire, health 
and safety code. Once these additions are completed, the house will be inspected by the 
appropriate agencies to be licensed and certified for occupancy. 

Applications are being received from potential residents in the Columbus County 
area of the State who will qualify for Medicaid waiver funding to enable Asbury Homes, 
Inc., to operate this first home at a break-even point. 

Asbury Homes, Inc., was created at a time when HGD was able to provide the 
funding for construction of homes for agencies to use as Group Homes or Supportive 
Living Alternatives, but in the last year the budget uncertainties have made it impossible 
for HGD to make any 81 1 Grants. At the present time in view of the fact that there is no 
budget adopted by the congress, HUD does not know when it will be able to fund such 
grants again. 

The State of NC does not have any available money with which to purchase 
residential alternatives such as is being projected by Asbury Homes, Inc. The only 
available money is to assist the state in placing residents from the state institutions in the 
community. 

The state of NC has been providing up to $65,000 as "start up" money for new 
homes but that is no longer available. 

Asbury Homes, Inc., tried, unsuccessfully, to secure "start up" funds from the 
Conference Council on Finance and Administration to help put Goremont into operation. 
Since no other state and/or federal funds are available, Asbury Homes, Inc., has had to 
borrow $50,000 for "start up" funds to be paid out of operational income or from 
voluntary contributions from churches or individuals in the NC Annual Conference. 

Asbury Homes, Inc., is planning to develop a ministry to the geriatric adult with 
mental retardation, in cooperation with the United Methodist Retirement Homes 
Corporation. Persons with mental retardation were once referred to as "children" and 
most did not live beyond adolescent or teen years. Today, persons with mental 
retardation, like anyone else, live to be senior citizens, but seldom are there appropriate 
residential programs developed that allow them the right to retire or to live out their 
senior years in dignity. Asbury Homes, Inc., is working to devise a ministry that will help 
families with family members who are geriatric adults with mental retardation to live out 
their years with comfort and dignity. 

Churches, church groups such as GMM or GMW or Church School Classes, or 
interested individuals who would like to help Asbury Homes in the development of this 
ministry are urged to contact Mr. Tom Walden at (919) 544-1284. 

Thomas L. Walden, President 
Golden Cross 

The Golden Cross Ministry is one means by which our Conference reaches out in 
love to the laity within our Conference who are experiencing difficulty in meeting the 
demands of excessive medical expenses. Through Golden Cross we United Methodists 
care for members of our local church families in times of great emotional stress and 
financial need. 

1995 was another record year for Golden Cross. Once again, we received an 
"avalanche" of requests. By June we had exhausted our "promised" funds! We had 
budgeted $25,294 for 1995, which was almost $2,000 less than the previous year, and 
promised it all. During 1995 we assisted 27 families from 10 Districts in our Conference. 
This could have been much higher if we had had more funds available. If your church 
chooses to take a special offering for Golden Cross, please send it to Golden Cross, 
%Caroline Buckland, POBox 10955, Raleigh, NC 27605. Golden Cross is a very special 
ministry. 

Therefore, as you encounter those in need of financial assistance to help meet 
medical expenses, encourage them to contact their pastor for additional information and 
an application form. With God's help, and your generosity, we will meet every eligible 
request with the fijnds we have. In the past, we United Methodists in the NC Annual 



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Conference have been most gracious in making these funds available to all Gnited 
Methodists. 

The church and its members are grateful for your support in times of extreme need. 
God bless you. 

Richard C. Vaughan, Director 
Methodist Home for Chfldren Child & Family Services 
OGR NEW NAME! 

We have added some descriptive words to our name to better describe what we do. 
The name is now Methodist Home for Children Child & Family Services, and to shorten 
it, most of the time we say MHC Child & Family Services. Serving troubled children and 
families is the work that we do. 
ANOTHER RECORD YEAR 

In doing that work in 1995, we served 474 children in out-of-home care. That 
record surpasses all other years of service. We served a total of 743 children in all 
services from 562 families. The services were provided in 17 youth homes and 110 foster 
homes. There were 9 family preservation specialists serving clients in their own homes. 
The agency provides consultation in child day care and family centered services to local 
churches and other groups. 
NEW SERVICES 

Two additional youth homes were opened in Wilmington operated for New Hanover 
County. An emergency receiving home was opened in Tarboro, a cooperative program 
for Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson Counties. MHC Child & Family Services was chosen 
to open two Family Support Centers in Sampson and Hoke Counties. These two centers 
are model programs providing easy access to services by families in those areas. 
FUNDING AAAKES IT POSSIBLE 

$262,61 was given to MHC through the Apportionments. This money together with 
other annual giving, grants and income on the Endowment provided more than 
$2,000,000 for benevolent care to children and families in need. The support of the 
Annual Conference is critical in providing the foundation for services which in 1995 were 
valued at $8,500,000. 
NEW CENTGRY CAMPAIGN 

The new century for MHC Child & Family Services will begin in 1999. That year is 
our target year for the $7,000,000 Neiv Century Campaign, which invites investment in 
future quality services to troubled children and families. To date, $1,800,000 has been 
received in cash, property and pledges. The Centennial Goal calls for the gifts of all who 
care about quality services to children and families. The success of this campaign will be 
a fitting celebration for 100 Years of Leadership. 
THE CHGRCH: A FAMILY RESOGRCE CENTER 

Many children and youth are suffering today. That is a sure sign that families are 
in distress. There are many indications that family dysfunction is the number one problem 
in our country at the present time. It is the observation and lament of many pastors that 
when a family is suffering dysfunction, the family will drop out of church. It is as if the 
church is not perceived as a place for troubled people to be. 

Jesus once commented that the well have no need of the physician, that He comes 
that the sick might be whole. This issue demands our attention: How can we as local 
churches better position ourselves to engage in a positive way, the wide range of families 
who are hurting? 

MHC Child & Family Services has responded to this challenge. We have dedicated 
two staff persons to do consultation with local churches and other groups interested in 
doing intentional family centered services to better address the needs of families 
experiencing difficulty. These staff are: Diaconal Minister Ms. Margaret Anne Biddle, 
Consultant in Child Day Care; and The Rev. Dr. Tracy Maness, Consultant in Intentional 
Family Centered Services. They may be reached at (919) 828-0345. 



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Pastors, Council on Ministries, and Staff Parish Relations Committees are 
encouraged to call on these resource persons in addressing the urgent need for ministry 
which extends to those who are hurting. 

Rufus H. Stark 11, President 
The United Methodist Retirement Homes, Inc. 

The United Methodist Retirement Homes is blessed with a strong foundation - our 
roots have been grounded in the faith of The GMC for more than 40 years. This faith 
Influences attitudes and relationships that add a spiritual aspect to life in our retirement 
communities. The spiritual essence and our commitment to quality enable us to fulfill our 
mission to "ensure the elderly the respect and dignity that is their right as members of 
the human community." 

The residents, the Trustees, the staff, and I are deeply indebted to GMs in the NC 
Annual Conference for your support of The United Methodist Retirement Homes. As 1 
thank you, 1 want also to applaud our staff - those who work in each facility as well as 
those who serve in the corporate office. As a whole, these individuals are skilled, 
committed, caring persons and are loved by our residents. The staff is an integral 
component of our solid foundation. 

This year we have continued to build on our strong foundation. The new health care 
center at Cypress Glen has begun to serve the needs of many people and the added 
apartments and cottages also will meet the demand for more housing at the Greenville 
facility. Construction is progressing at Croasdaile Village in Durham; hundreds of older 
adults will make this community their home in the near future. Wesley Pines, for the first 
time in its history, is full and has a waiting list. Also, we are exploring the possibility of 
purchasing Quail Haven Village in Pinehurst and adding skilled nursing care to that 
facility, which we now manage. 

In our effort to sell the Erwin Road campus, we discovered that we could not get 
an amount close to what was anticipated without selling the 125 nursing home beds that 
are certified for the Coble Health Care Center. Vv'e have accepted an offer to purchase the 
open (undeveloped) land and have been in discussion with the officers of the Duke 
Medical Center to lease to them a number of beds at Coble to operate a sub-acute care 
unit. We would propose for United Methodist Retirement Homes to continue to operate 
60-75 of the beds as a skilled nursing facility. Also, there have been discussions with the 
Dean and other officials of the Duke Divinity School about utilizing some of the present 
apartments and villas for divinity student housing. 

In exploring various scenarios for marketing the Erwin Road property as well as 
looking at the financing for Cypress Glen and Croasdaile Village, it became apparent to 
the Board that it would be legally prudent for The United Methodist Retirement Homes 
to set up each of the respective facilities as a subsidiary corporation. All of the Boards 
would have the same elected members and some conference-wide ex officio members. 
The Local Boards would have specified ex officio members, too. The officers would be 
the same for the parent board and for each of the subsidiary boards of trustees. Our 
attorneys believe this to be a very positive step at this time in our corporation's history. 
Many of our sister UM multi-facility corporations are structured already as outlined above. 
This process will be submitted to the Board of Institutions for review. 

The Board of Trustees elected new officers at their September meeting. We are 
fortunate to have a dedicated leader in Gary Fisher of Rockingham who was selected as 
president. He succeeds Dr. Walter Linville of Wilson who provided outstanding leadership 
during his two-year term of office. The residents, the staff, and I are indebted to our 
Board for their gifts of time and assets to insure the continued stability and growth of our 
ministry. In 1995 Board members increased their giving by almost 300 percent. Their 
gifts, contributions from the annual conference, and donations from the many friends of 
The United Methodist Retirement Homes have bolstered our Benevolent Funds which 
provide for the care of older persons who have depleted their resources. This ministty 
enables some residents, who otherwise would not have funds, to live the Abundant Life - 
with dignity, security, meaning and fulfillment - that is "their right as members of the 
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Your support of our Mother's Day Offering to help fund benevolent care also has 
been outstanding. These residents receiving benevolent care are our senior church 
members whose many years of service have enriched our state, our conference, our 
congregations, and our lives. This is our opportunity to give back to them a portion of 
what they have given so generously to us through the years. We need your continued 
support as we carry out our Special Gifts Campaign for Croasdaile Village and the 
expansion at Cypress Glen. 

As life - the Abundant Life - of our older adults stretches to greater lengths and 
broadens to wider horizons, the ministry of The United Methodist Retirement Homes is 
to reinforce positive aging and, drawing from our roots of faith, to meet ethically their 
changing needs. 

Thank you, my sisters and brothers in Christ, for being such a significant part of this 
vital ministry. 

Reginald W. Ponder, President/CEO 

HIGHER EDUCATION AMD CAMPUS MINISTRY, COMMISSION ON 

The relationship between The CInited Methodist Church and its institutions of higher 
education has been anything but static. In our own Conference the relationship has been 
somewhat in flux because of the reduction of financial support to the institutions. We do 
not perceive the financial reductions as a reduction in commitment but a result of other 
demands on the Conference's budget. The creation of the Board of Institutions and the 
election of college trustees by the individual colleges' Boards of Trustees (60%) and by 
the Board of Institutions (40%) has also caused us to be more intentional about 
strengthening the relationship between the Church and the colleges. 

Over the years we have seen other church-related colleges drift away from the 
denominations which gave birth to them. In some instances all ties have been severed. 
The colleges of our Conference and the NC Conference Commission on Higher 
Education and Campus Ministry are committed to seeing that our ties to one another 
remain strong. 

To this end, the Commission engaged in a dialogue with the Bishop and Cabinet. 
Each college and a group representing the Church held individual discussions prior to the 
meeting of the Commission and Cabinet. The Church body asked itself what it meant to 
be a church that is in ministry through higher education. What are the Church's 
expectations from such a ministry? By the same token, the colleges asked what it meant 
to be a college related to The GMC. How do we, as a college, participate in the Church's 
ministry? 

Dr. John White, who was inaugurated as NC Wesleyan College's fourth president on 
January 25, 1996, said in his Inaugural Address: 

The faith-seeking College needs the Church. We seek faith in order that our 
knowledge might be deeper, that our understanding keener, and that we might 
seek something worth believing in. The Church needs the College as an 
outgrovrth to faith itself which seeks understanding. Faith without understand- 
ing withers; it is incomplete. John and Charies Wesley recognized this mutuality 
as uniting knowledge and vital piety. 

The dialogue between the Commission and the Cabinet resounded with promises 
of mutual support. There were numerous affirmations regarding the importance of this 
ministry 

The concern shared by both the colleges and the Church was the difficulty of 
interpreting our ministry in higher education to both the laity and clergy of the Church. 
There are exciting ministries going on at all our colleges as well as at our campus 
ministries on non-church-related campuses. This word must be spread to every corner 
of the Conference. 

In the coming quadrennium the challenge is to tell the story of this vital ministry. To 
the extent that we are able to share the Church's story with the colleges and share the 
colleges' ministries with the Church, we will strengthen the tie that binds. 

Edward F. (Ned) Hill 11, Chairperson 



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Campus AAinistiy, State Commission on 

Campus Ministry continues to work in partnership with local churches and the 
Annual Conferences in serving the student population. Approximately 150 local churches 
across the state have either visited or have been visited by a campus ministry unit 
through youth rallies, worship teams, or mission teams. GM ministries on the campus 
include Bible study, worship and the sacraments, retreats, spiritual formation. Christian 
ethics, mission teams both within and outside the country, tutoring services for area 
children and others. 

Two Wesley Foundations underwent the periodic review by the State Commission 
in the last year. Campus Ministry units at NCSG and at UNC-G both received strong 
marks for their creativity and faithfulness in their mission to students. In 1996, Western 
Carolina and Winston-Salem State University will be visited in the review. 

During the Fall of 1995, the NC State Commission on Campus Ministry embarked 
on a mission to plan for the next quadrennium. Using a designed survey instrument, 
listening sessions were conducted throughout the state at each campus which receives 
funding for GM campus ministry. The points listed below summarize the common 
concerns identified in the visits. The State Commission adopted these items for 
consideration by the members of the 1996-2000 State Commission members. 

• Interpretation - Develop a strategy to interpret to church people the excitement of 
campus ministry and how that ministry reflects church concerns. 

• Partnerships - Explore with campus ministries and local churches strategies for 
partnerships to support shared ministry. 

• Finances - Review annual conference support of campus ministry. Work with local 
sites to develop avenues for additional support. (Suggestions include sponsoring 
workshops on fundraising and development.) 

• Building Needs - Ministry sites with facilities should assess their building repair and 
improvement needs. At campuses where no building exists, an assessment should 
be made to determine facility needs. Annual conferences and campus ministry 
boards collaborate to formulate strategies to meet those needs. 

• Staffing - Work with local campus ministry boards when staff changes are 
anticipated to investigate creative staffing patterns. 

• Expanding Ministries - Identify four potential sites for campus ministry expansion 
during the 1996-2000 quadrennium. While simultaneously maintaining support to 
existing campus ministries, work with United Methodists near the sites to pursue the 
proposed ministry. 

(The entire report can be referenced in "Listening for the Future: A Report for the 
North Carolina State Commission on Campus Ministry.") 

The Commission recommends the following revisions to the Campus Ministry 
Handbook: 
1. The membership of the Local Campus Ministry Conference shall consist of the 

following: [amend by substituting the following for the original] 

A. Ex Officio 

1 . The District Superintendent of the District in which the Campus Ministry 
is located. 

2. The Campus Ministry Professional Staff. 

3. One or more Pastor/s or Christian Educator/s or Chairperson/s of the 
Council on Ministry(ies) of the local church(es) traditionally related to the 
institution(s) served. 

4. Members of the State Commission residing in the community. 

5. The Executive Director of Campus Ministry in the Annual Conference 
where the ministry is located. 

B. At-Large 

At least 12 members with representation from each of the following categories: 
students, faculty/staff, laypersons from area churches. 



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C. Service Terms for elected members 

Elected members will serve for one-year terms with the possibility of serving a 
total of six years. After six years a member must be off the Board for one year 
before being eligible for reelection. 

II. Proposed Revisions to Committees in the Local Campus Ministry Organization 

A. Amend the sentence which currently reads: "There shall be organized in..." 
to more permissive language: "There may be organized in..." New statement 
to read: 

The Campus Ministry Conference must care for the functions of: Finance, 
facilities, nominations for officers and new members, personnel, and 
program. In order to fulfill these responsibilities, there may be organized 
in each Local Campus Ministry program the following standing commit- 
tees nominated annually by the local committee on nominations and 
elected by the Local Campus Ministry Conference. 

B. In each of the Committees (Nominations, Finance, Facilities, and Campus 
Minister Relations) amend by changing "shall consist of not less than five or 
more than seven" to read "not less than three or more than five." 

III. We propose these internal revisions to Committees: 

A. That in the Committee on Nominations, final sentence, "The Campus Minister 
shall serve as chair of this committee." 

B. That the Committee on Campus Minister Relations in the future be called 
"The Committee on Personnel." 

C. And for clarity that in each committee we use consistent wording that clarifies 
how often committees are elected and by whom, so that the wording in each 
case would read: 

"The Committee... shall consist of not less than three or more than five 
members elected annually by the Campus Ministry Conference upon 
recommendation by the Committee on Nomiinations." 

D. In addition, we recommend that a Committee on Program may be organized. 
We suggest the following wording: 

"The Committee on Program shall consist of not less than three or more 

than five members elected annually by the Local Campus Ministry 

Conference upon recommendation by the Committee on Nominations. 

The Campus Minister shall be an ex-officio member of this committee. 

The committee shall be responsible for recommending short and 

long-range goals and objectives for the campus ministry to be adopted by 

the Local Campus Ministry Conference." 

Finally, the commitment to campus ministry is extraordinarily evident in the Campus 

Chaplains who serve and in their respective communities. The work of the State 

Commission is critical in keeping alive the heritage of GMs in Christian higher education. 

William H. Gattis, Chairperson 
The Candler School of Theology 

Candler School of Theology of Emory University is committed to preparing effective 
and dynamic leadership for The GMC. It seeks to do this by maintaining close ties with 
clergy and laity. Based on conversations with these constituent groups, the Candler 
faculty has reviewed and revised its degree curriculum to assure a solid biblical foundation 
and strong preaching background for its graduates. Required Bible faculty and a 
foundational class on the basics of vital preaching will prepare students for a lifetime of 
study in these two important disciplines. 

Candler faculty stays abreast of concerns of local church members through 
preaching, teaching, and leading workshops for churches and conferences. During 1 995- 
96 Candler faculty traveled to 25 states to participate in lay theology academies, pastors' 
schools. Christian educators' fellowships, revivals, laity retreats, and other church events. 
Through the recently instituted Avary Program in Church Leadership, customized 
workshops will be presented by Candler free of charge to churches, districts, and annual 
conferences interested in revitalizing clergy and lay leadership. 



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The educational program available at Candler has been strengthened this year by 
the addition of three new faculty members. Dr. Nancy Eiesland, a Candler and Emory 
University graduate, teaches in the area of sociology of religion. One of her specialties is 
the study of how congregations respond to community change. Dr. Timothy Jackson 
teaches in the area of Christian ethics. He will also offer courses in medical ethics, using 
insights he has gleaned from his service on the ethics board of a denominationally 
affiliated retirement home. Dr. Meal Walls, an Old Testament professor, is interested in 
the religious traditions of ancient Israel, especially as a context for understanding Hebrew 
texts found in the Old Testament. 

As the largest of the 13 official GM seminaries, Candler is looking toward the future 
of the church as it prepares students for faithful and creative ministries. The school 
recently received a $3.3 million grant for The Pew Charitable Trust to support a program 
to develop Hispanic religious leadership by promoting Hispanic participation in the 
theological education. Candler's administration of this program will help prepare persons 
to proclaim the Gospel in an increasingly diverse church. 

Just as Candler seeks to support local churches, the seminary continues to benefit 
from the support of local churches for theological education through the Ministerial 
Education Fund (MEF), as well as the generosity of faithful individuals. We are grateful 
for these gifts and the prayers of the conference for our students, faculty, and staff. We 
give thanks for the partnership Candler has with this conference in preparing future 
leaders of the church. 

Degree Programs: Master of Divinity (M.Div.); Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.); 
Master of Theology (Th.M.); Doctor of Theology in Pastoral Counseling (Th.D.); Joint 
Degree Programs: Juris Doctor/Master of Divinity (J.D./M.Div.); Juris Doctor/Master of 
Theological Studies (J.D./M.T.S.); and Master of Business Administration/Master of 
Divinity (M.B.A./M.Div.). 

Statistics for 1995-96: Total enrollment 616; M.Div. Enrollment: 450; Full-time 
faculty: 40; Tuition 1995-96: $9,200; and 94 percent of all M.Div. students receive 
financial aid. 

R. Kevin LaGree, Dean and Professor of Divinity 
The Divinity School of Duke University 

In its mission of professional education for Christian ministry, Duke Divinity School 
continues its established history of authentic spiritual and intellectual creativity, guided 
by an unambiguous commitment to the scripture and the Christian tradition. As part of 
this commitment, the Divinity School is taking steps to expand its curricular offerings by 
altering the name of the Master of Religious Education program to the Master in Church 
Ministries. The change in nomenclature has been approved by our accrediting agency, 
the Association of Theological Schools in the GS and Canada. This will allow the school 
to broaden its offerings for those persons called to lay ministry. Students will be able to 
choose from a variety of tracks in the program including: Christian education, church 
music, church administration, and spiritual direction. Only the first track - Christian 
education - will be opened in 1996. 

This past year the divinity School enrolled 503 students comprised of persons from 
33 states and nine foreign countries. Currently 60% of the student body is Gnited 
Methodist, and 40% represent 38 other denominations. Degree candidates include: 388 
M.Div., 16 M.R.E., 40 M.T.S., 39 Th.M. and 20 Special. Twenty-seven students entered 
in January. The Divinity School includes 36% female and 11% ethnic minority students; 
the median age of the students body is 27. 

The Divinity School lost two dear friends and colleagues with the death of Frederick 
Herzog, professor of systematic theology, on October 9, 1995, and Grant S. Shockley, 
emeritus professor of Christian education, on February 16, 1996. Dr. Herzog's 
commitment to the poor and the oppressed brought the school into dialogue on global 
concerns of peace and justice. Dr. Shockley served with distinction for eight years as 
director of the Black Church Affairs Office. They will both be sorely missed. 

Susan Dunlap was named to the ministerial division as an assistant professor of 
pastoral theology. Dr. Dunlap is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (GSA) 



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and holds a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Brett Webb-Mitchell has joined 
the faculty as an assistant professor of Christian nurture. Dr. Webb-Mitchell has been with 
the school since 1 993 as a visiting assistant professor. 

Bishop C.P. Minnick, Jr. will be joining the Divinity School in September as Bishop- 
in-Residence. Bishop Minnick, who is presently serving as bishop of the Raleigh episcopal 
area and has served as bishop of the Jackson episcopal area, will provide invaluable help 
to our students and faculty, especially in their relationships with the church. Richard Hays 
was promoted to professor of New Testament. Dr. Hays is noted for his work in Pauline 
theology and New Testament ethics. Susan Keefe, a church historian and specialist in 
Carolingian manuscripts, has been promoted to associate professor of church history with 
tenure. Roberta Schaafsma, Divinity School associate/reference librarian, has been 
granted continuing appointment, a librarian's functional equivalent of tenure. 

The Communications Office and the Divinity School Library launched worid wide 
web home pages for the Divinity School in the fall. Those with a connection to the 
Internet, in any part of the worid, now have immediate access to information on the 
school and its library. The web pages can be accessed at httpy/www.duke.edu/divinity/ 
and httpi/Avww.lib.duke.edu/divinity/ 

"United Methodism and American Culture," a Lilly Endowment-funded project, has 
completed its research and conference phase, Publication of its findings by the GM 
Publishing House will begin in 1997. The conference was held in August at Epworth By 
The Sea, St. Simons Island, GA, and featured papers by scholars and church leaders. 

The annual Convocation and Pastor's School will be held October 21-23 1996, at 
Duke Divinity School. The Gray Lectures will feature theologian Harvey Cox, Victor 
Thomas, professor of religion at Harvard University, who is highly regarded commentator 
on the meaning of religion in contemporary culture. The Hickman Lectures will be given 
by The Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, a noted Episcopal priest and homiletician. A brochure 
and registration materials will be mailed in the summer. 

Carter S. Askren, Director of Communications 

LAITY, COMMISSION ON 

There has been continued excitement in our Annual Conference this year, as we 
have maintained our emphasis on "Vision 2000" and 'Transformation 2000." Laity and 
clergy are working together to equip persons in our local churches to work, lead and 
celebrate God's grace. Key events are highlighted below: 
Transformation 2000 

Transformation 2000 is designed to call lay people to leadership roles in revitalizing 
and renewing the church and to help equip people nominated by their local churches as 
leaders. Persons involved gain insight into the mission and purpose of God's church. 

November 17-19, 1995, laypersons selected by their local churches were afforded 
an opportunity to become equipped through the commission on Laity's Transformation 
2000 event, held at Atlantic Beach. The Transformation 2000 weekend, "Equipping 
Emerging Laity" was an intensive time for workshops and worship in a relaxed setting, it 
was a time of community building, study, sharing and tremendous personal growth. 
Evaluations indicated that this was indeed an exciting time in the life of The GMC in the 
NC Conference. We give thanks to God for all members of the Transformation 2000 
Planning Committee who gave unselfishly of their time and talents. 

The 1996 "Transformation 2000" event is scheduled for November 16, 1996 at 
Haymount CIMC, Fayetteville. The keynoter for the event will be Mrs. Gariinda Burton, 
editor for the Interpreter magazine. 
Lay initiatives 

January workshops were held in our districts and again they provided training for 
laity in leadership positions in the local church. The Commission and the CCOM 
approved the dates for 1997 workshops at their recent meeting. Those dates are 1/5/97 
(central) and 1/12/97 (coastal). More information will be forthcoming about NEW options 
relative to January workshops. 



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Education and Cultivation. Three schools of Christian mission were held, educating 
over 500 people on Europe, the GN, and Ecclesiastes and highlighting Conference 
mission projects. The Rainbow Covenant fellowship continues to grow, as churches pay 
their apportionments in full and then go the second mile in giving to the five lanes of the 
Advance (World, National, Conference, Missionary Salary Support, and GMCOR). New 
pastor training included presentation of conference mission emphases and encourage- 
ments to missional leadership in their communities. Jesse Staton, conference mission 
secretary, and the 12 district mission secretaries are ready to assist local churches in the 
development of mission outreach. Contact these resource people with your questions and 
requests! 

Volunteers-in-Mission. Over 30 workteams organized on the local church, district, 
and conference level have worked in the conference, in the GS, and 1 1 countries in the 
world beyond. Five teams worked on the construction of a new parsonage in San Isidro, 
Costa Rica, and four teams rebuilt the church in Jaramillo, Mexico. John Wesley 
observed, "The reason we so little understand the poor is that we so seldom visit them." 
GMVIM offers you a chance to join the over 300 volunteers in 1 995 who witness with 
enthusiasm to wonderful visits, meaningful mutual helping, and growth in understanding 
and compassion! 

Church and Community. Grants were made in 1995 to a number of local missions, 
including Good Shepherd GMC English as a Second Language Ministry, Carolina Beach 
Ministry, and the Interfaith Hospitality Networks in Durham, Cumberland, and Wake 
counties. Contact David Harvin if your local church would like to apply for funds to 
strengthen mission in your community. 

Construction Assistance to Local Churches. Gary Smith, conference construction 
coordinator, gives direction and expertise in our effort to assist churches with capital 
building needs. In 1995, 10 construction projects yielded an estimated savings of 
$327,100 in these local congregations: Siler City Hispanic Mission, La Trinidad, 
Evergreen, Eureka, Rehobeth, Mt. Carmel, Lane's Chapel, Pink Hill, Rhyne Memorial, and 
Branch Street. As you consider building or expansion projects, consider this valuable 
resource of our annual conference. 

Special World Mission Emphases: Armenia, Liberia, Peru 

In Armenia, Project AGAPE, (a joint project of the NC and the Western NC Annual 
Conferences) offers expanding ministries in the areas of pastoral care, theological 
education, health care, vocational education, and - most recently - in the needs of 
children orphaned as a result of the continuing violence and war. An orphanage was 
started in 1995 in Latchin with great faith and hope and meager supplies and resources. 
Your gifts will continue the furnishing and resourcing of the orphanage which at the end 
of 1995 was caring for over 50 children. 

In Peru, the covenant of prayer and Christian friendship between the NC Annual 
Conference and the Methodist Church of Peru continues to be a channel of blessing. We 
continue to be present v/ith Peruvian Methodists in their annual conference, and we 
support one another in prayer, study, and mutual assistance. 

In Liberia, the St. Matthews School was completed and furnished with desks, books, 
and school supplies. Thank you for your gifts that continue to meet critical needs of the 
Liberian Church and the people of Liberia. 

The goal of the Commission on Missions and Outreach is fourfold: educating for 
mission, inspiring for mission, encouraging generosity for mission, and sending people 
forth in mission. As we can help in these ways, please contact any member of our 
commission. It is our hope and our prayer that our work together with you will result in 
caring work done to the glory of Christ. 

Hope Morgan Ward, Chairperson 

NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRY, COMMITTEE ON 

The Native American Ministry Committee is composed of seven members (five from 
the Native American community). The basic responsibilities are to a) determine the 
distribution of the Native American Awareness Sunday offering; b) coordinate the 



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promotion of Mative American Awareness Sunday; and c) monitor Native American 
Smeon^Fr'''" ''' ""T"' Conference. Also, the committee established the R^veenS 
Simeon F. Cummings Native American Endowment (which raised over $12,000 in ite first 

1996 goals are three-fold. First, the committee wants to increase the Native 
Arjiencan Awareness Sunday offering by ten pe.cent. Second, we are beg nning the 

1 997 o cnnn?^ T'"1 ^T!""''"' "^° "^" 9° ^° ^" '"^^ churches in on^e di Wet in 
1997 to conduct, teach or lead during the Native American Awareness Sunday Last we 

rlT'^M- '°f '"'^ f ^\°u°° 9^""' *° '^' Southeastern Jurisdictional Agenc/for Nat^e 
Amer can Ministries Inc. The grant helps to develop and to implement Native American 
ministries in our junsdiction. This is a form of connectionalism. ^mencan 

Milford Oxendine, Jr., Chairperson 

x?^^?^ ^^ CAMPING MINISTRIES, COM^USSION ON 

• ^^ "? u ^.?f^ ^P'"^' ^^^ ^^^^'^ ^^^^ refreshes and cleanses us outside as well 
as .ns.de, and the Word that feeds our spirits and tells us of God and who we are as 
God s people. ■W.nd Water, and the Word" is our theme for summer camp 1 996 In the 
"oTeT to'codT^'^"'- ''' ''''' 5^"P'"9 ministo. provndes a mul.tude of Jays to daw 
closer to God, to expenence w.nd, water and Word. We rejoice in the growth of our 
campmg m.n.stry while we look forward to increased support of and partidpaWon ?n ou 
camp.ng ministry from our local CJM Churches. pdracipaiion in our 

In 1 995 we had 2658 to participate in the summer camping programs at Chestnut 

a;ound?eZ t" '"' ''^''"'^ ^''^' °^ ^^-"P ""''' Lake, summer ?amp ng and^ea 
around retreat group usage of Camps Chestnut Ridge. Don Lee and Rockfish brouaht 
a camper day total or 1995 just under 60,000. Our camps continue to see increased 
usage of camp facilities throughout the year by retreat groups, civic and communftv 
groups, and school groups. Chestnut Ridge. Don Lee and Rocklish have added new sS 
L. H^H ^ ■ncreas.ng program opportunit.es and demands. Our camps are looWnq into 
expanded m.n.stnes w.th school groups as well as day camp and residercamp"nq 
pograrris for year-round school systems. While Camp Kerr Lake experienced flo3nq 

"VeirlTr%:T'\ '1 'T'''' °" ^^^ ^^^^-^^ -^ hdidays was usuaK 
r^.n /5 . ? u^^t^''^ leadership we have in our camping ministry throuah 
T.r^nT^ TZ"'- ^°^" ^'T^' ^'" Howington, and Dennis Tawney. In addition each 
cannp has valuable support staff and other personnel contributing to their ministries The 
hard work and dedication of each camp s local committee is truly app eS^d We are 
dso thankful for the leadership offered from the Commission on OutdoorTnd CamDina 
Ministnes and the Board of Directors. Much time and effort over the course of 1 99^'ind 
continuing mto 1 996 has been put into the establishment of comprehenTve po cies ^th 
^gard to our camps and their operation as well as a fully documented and deveSd^^ 
management plan. The Board of Directors continues .n these efforts. The Commlss^n 
inference' '''°^ '" '°""'^^ °^^ ^^"^P'"^ '"'"'^^'^ ^'"^ ^^^ '°-' churcheTof "he 

While many positive things have been happening in camping ministiv over the last 

me'et^sL'noT'p'^""""' ^° '^^^ ^^'^ "^' "^^^^ ^""'^ '°-' ^^'churc^s ca" help ^ 
meet. Support of our camping ministry by local churches having retreats, meetinqs and 

yo^"h'Lm°c"urX'st'c^men" '^ ' "^"'"^ ^° ^"- ^^ 'ement ofThHdre'n and 
..To.! ""T ^° ^°n^e to summer camp and promoting camp as a place of 

summer employment for faithful college students and young adults are ways loca 
churches can support our camping ministry. Local church gToups can also support 
caZ b^il^'""7 through participation in spring or fall workdays a? camp, by adopting 
to Tcar^n^??hro ' "^VL^'^^^'^'o '"'^ ^^ ""^"^'^' contributions to the camps (directi? 
t^ ^A^nnui^ Contr^erc^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^° ''' ^ ^^ ^-^^' ^PP^ 'f 

Gary Allred. Chairperson 



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PRISON MINISTRY AND PRISON REFORM, COMMITTEE ON 

The Committee has held three meetings since the last Annual Conference. Our 
meetings are held at the Methodist Building, in local churches and at prison sites, in 
September, 1995, we met at the Correctional institution for Women in Raleigh and had 
the opportunity to tour the facility, which included visiting the MATCH project at the unit, 
which is a project of The United Methodist Women. We also shared our faith with the four 
residents on Death Row, as well as visiting in several dormitories and having lunch in the 
cafeteria. The chaplains at the prison were our hosts during the visit, and we met briefly 
with the KAIROS volunteers who were preparing for a future weekend spiritual retreat with 
residents at the institution. The Committee has met previously at Central Prison in Raleigh 
and Neuse Correctional Center in Goldsboro. 

Many of the Committee members participate in a prison ministry, working 
independently with Yokefellows or Prison Fellowship Ministries or joining with local church 
groups to engage in a special prison or jail ministry in their district. Committee members 
have also spoken to many GM Church groups concerning the importance of and the 
types of prison ministries that are available. We hope soon to have videos available in the 
Conference Media Center. We currently have printed material available at the Methodist 
Building in Raleigh. 

The Committee has adopted the following Mission Statement: 

Our Commitment. The Committee on Prison Ministry and Prison Reform 
of the North Carolina Conference is committed to providing seruices and 
opportunities for United Methodists in the North Carolina Conference to 
achieve and maintain an understanding of prison ministry and the impor- 
tance of prison reform based upon Christian principles. The Committee seeks 
to relate in a Christian manner to the individual inmate and his/her family 
and to the victim and their families. 

Accomplishing Our Mission. The Committee's mission is accomplished 
by sharing goals and objectives through workshops on Prison Ministry and 
Prison Reform, by developing an understanding of the Biblical mandate, 
through the coordination of all programs that fulfill our mission, and by 
identifying opportunities and focusing resources. All efforts of the committee 
are shared with the conference, districts, local churches and the community 
at large. 

Stratecfies. To reduce crime and to deal with criminals and their 
families, strategies emphasize education and prevention of crime, alternatives 
to prison, fair sentencing, proposing programs and ministries, victim 
awareness, victim restitution, counseling of families of prisoners, chaplaincy 
services, prison rehabilitation services, rights of inmates, restoration of 
victims of crimes, substance abuse, vocational training of inmates and 
employment of those released from prison. 

Jesus reminds us in Matthew 25:36b that our mission should include a ministry to 
persons in prison. We encourage all GM Churches in the Conference to join us in fulfilling 
His command by forming an active Prison Ministry Committee. Please call our committee 
if we can be of assistance. 

In conclusion, we solicit your prayers as we seek His will in serving Him in the prison 
units of Eastern North Carolina. 

Pat Ford, Chairperson 

REUGION AND RACE, COMMISSION ON 

We are happy to report that in 1 1 of our 12 districts there was in the January 
Workshops some type of class/conversation on racism/multi-ethnic concerns. This is the 
best we have done. 

Our October Religion and Race Workshop at Chestnut Ridge was well attended. It 
was expertly led by Ms. Elaine Jenkins of the General Commission on Religion and Race, 
Washington, DC. The evaluation forms call for more of the same: "Confronting Racism 



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as Christians." We renew our call to every church to find someone to be the chairperson 
of ethnic/racial concerns and enroll him/her in a training event. 

We urge that the district COMs and the DSs help the district chairpersons of 
Religion and Race find ways to make a real difference in district programming. 

The Conference Commission on Religion and Race is ready to assist districts and 
local churches with programs in racial/ethnic multicultural training events. 

We make financial grants from our Religion and Race budget to encourage 
multicultural/racial projects with special consideration for projects that involve youth. 

We appeal to our Conference agencies to make special efforts to reach Hispanic 
communities. 

Our annual award for serious efforts to improve race relations is generating 
increasing interest. We invite ministers to submit nominations using the following criteria 
for evaluation: (1) New, imaginative efforts to achieve inclusiveness in a local church or 
district. (2) Advocacy for a community need/problem that involves racial issues. (3) Work 
in a local school directed toward problem solving and better relations between racial 
groups. (4) Conciliation/mediation in a work place toward solving disputes involving racial 
troubles. 

We have annual monitoring review of our Conference agencies and institutions. The 
cooperation of those administrative people is deeply appreciated. 

We participate in the SEJ programs and are in the network of General Conference 
granting financial assistance to multi-ethnic/racial projects within our conference bounds. 
Our only active project is the Family Crisis Program at Grace UMC, a Native-American 
church in Fayetteville. 

The Commission on Religion and Race is involved with the Cabinet's "Inclusiveness" 
Committee. We want to set forth some of the priorities listed in that program for the 
information of our local church and district chairpersons of Religion and Race. 

1997: (Possibly to be delayed.) 

I. Each conference agency, commission, district COMs, the Cabinet, and each local 
church make an honest assessment of where we are NOW in our PRACTICE of 
INCLUSIVENESS. Each adopt several realistic goals for moving forward. Dates for 
specific achievements should be included. All this is to be monitored by the 
Commission on Religion and Race. 

A. Forms for assessment, inventory can come from the General Commission on 
Religion and Race or developed by our NC Commission. 

B. This assessment and suggested goals for progress is to be reported and 
adopted at Annual Conference 1998. 

C. Goals could include the following: 

1 . Pulpit and choir exchanges across racial lines. 

2. Cross-racial pastoral exchanges for a month or two. 

3. Cross-racial youth exchanges for weekends. 

4. Cross-racial retreats with groups like young adults and young families. 

5. Multi-racial work team projects through district/conference and CIMCOR. 

6. Pastors, chairpersons of Religion and Race, and the lay leaders report 
occasionally to their administrative boards/councils of progress toward 
inclusiveness. 

II. District superintendents keep in close touch with local church programs and local 
efforts toward inclusiveness (drawing upon their guidelines for open itineracy already 
in use) with special interest in finding congregations and pastors most ready for 
cross-racial appointments. Cabinet is to implement and Commission on Religion 
and Race is to monitor. 

A. Reports at Charge Conference to include items about cross-racial minis- 
tries/activities/efforts. 

B. Intensive, thorough training of ministers begin immediately preparing for cross- 
racial work in pastoral leadership, and explore new models for worship and 
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C. Our seminaries and colleges/universities serve as resources for this, but most 
of the training be done in the districts. 

III. Every district should have frequent (perhaps quarterly) seminars/conversations on 
RACISM, ETHMIC CONCERNS, and CULTURAL DIFFERENCES. These sessions 
should conclude with a summary statement (for the record) and the adoption of an 
action project for moving us forward in dealing with problems. To be monitored by 
district chairperson. 

A. These sessions could focus on the local church leaders and pastors. 

B. The Commission on Religion and Race could lead some of these discussions. 

C. Good materials are available in our Media Center and others will be obtained 
by the Commission on Religion and Race. 

IV. The district superintendents, district chairpersons of Religion and Race, conference 
and district COMs should be alert to any possibilities for affirming/encouraging local 
efforts in our movement toward inclusiveness. 

V. The Conference Commission on Religion and Race will monitor all priority programs 
in conference agencies, institutions, and district COMs. An annual report of this 
monitoring should be presented at Annual Conference (to raise awareness and 
concern). 

VI. We urge that the theme of the 1 998 Annual Conference address INCLUSIVENESS. 

VII. Every church should have a chairperson of Religion and Race or that work assigned 
to someone. 

Finally, we have serious concern about the elimination of the Commission on 
Religion and Race. We have much more work to do. But we do pray that eventually our 
tasks will be finished. 

Samuel H. Brown, Chairperson 

STATUS AND ROLE OF WOMEN, COMMISSION ON 

The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church (1992) outlines two major 
functions for the Commission on the Status and Role of Women: fostering an awareness 
of the meaning of the church's continuing commitment to the full and equal responsibility 
and participation of women in the total life and mission of the church; and recommend- 
ing program opportunities for worship, fellowship, witness, study, nurture, and service 
with persons and groups which confirm anew the liberating message of Jesus Christ that 
recognizes every person, woman or man, as full and equal part of God's human family. 
(11262.9). 

We begin the report with appreciation to Dr. Bernice Johnson whose vision, energy, 
skill, and commitment to the Commission has moved the church toward equal 
responsibility and participation of women in its total life and mission through sensitizing 
local congregations in areas of race and gender relations. 

Our biggest challenge and accomplishment in 1995 was planning, implementing 
and evaluating the Ethnic Women's Seminar. The seminar was held on September 16, 
1995, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Methodist College in Fayetteville. The theme for the 
seminar was "Ethnic Women: Living Dreams and Visions." Our keynote speakers were 
Cecelia Long, General Secretariat, COSROW, and Jeanne Hopkins Lucas, NC Senate. 
Ms. Long focused on Sexual Misconduct and Domestic Violence through maintaining the 
integrity of ministerial relationships within the congregation by identifying, intervening and 
preventing sexual misconduct. Ms. Lucas spoke on women in leadership positions; she 
urged us to be aware and support emerging leadership roles of women across racial 
lines: changes, challenges and promises. 

Edna Duffy-Murphy, liturgical dancer and choreographer, from Shaker Heights, OH, 
lifted us as she danced to the music of "The Lord Has Given Me a Song" and "Give Us 
This Day." In her workshop, Mrs. Murphy involved participants through the major 
components of a liturgical service using art of movement, music and words. Participants 
were taught a prayer, an introit, a benediction, an anthem and a meditation for cultural 



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diversity. Mrs. Willie Mae Jones of John Wesley GMC was the pianist for the day. She 
played with grace to the glory of our Lord and Savior. 

Our souls were lifted throughout the day with workshop sessions: Spiritual Gifts, Dr. 
Jinnmy Cummings; Coping with Racism, Ms. Lena Brooker; Spiritual Disciplines, Rev. 
Edith Gleaves; From Here to There, Mrs. Alice Eley Jones; Human Sexuality for Youth, 
Dr. Jimmie Shuler; Biblical Models for Leadership, Rev. Ruth Harper; Gnique Worship 
Experience, Mrs. Edna Duffy-Murphy; Women in Leadership, Dr. Bernice Johnson; Sexual 
Misconduct and Domestic Violence, Ms. Cecelia Long; Time and Stress Management, 
Velverly Malloy. 

The Commission on the Status and Role of Women wishes to thank each one of 
you for your participation in the Ethnic Women's Seminar. It was a great success with 
one hundred plus women attending. 

The Commission must now reflect and focus on the eight goals set before us, 1 992- 
96: 

I. To support the conference efforts on open itineracy by assisting young women in 
attending enrichment conferences and through sensitizing local congregations in 
areas of race and gender relations. 

II. To conduct the "Churches in Solidarity with Women" study in 1992-93 in local 
churches in each district. 

III. To conduct a leadership development seminar with ethnic women in the MC 
Conference in 1995. 

IV. To sponsor a spiritual formation workshop for all women in the conference in 1 993. 

V. To become familiar with sexual harassment guidelines and monitor use of guidelines 
in local churches, districts and the conference. 

VI. To advocate for "Clergywomen in the Pulpit Emphasis" in the spring of each year, 
1993-1996. 

VII. To monitor the availability of child care services at district and conference meetings. 

VIII. To prepare publicity pertaining to COSROW for the back page of the Christian 
Advocate July/August each year, 1993-96. 

The Rev. Jimmy F. Cummings encourages us to carry forth the mandates of the 
Commission on the Status and Role of Women. Many thanks to Rev. Cummings and the 
Commission members for your participation and invaluable service. May God continue 
to bestow His richest blessings upon you as the Spirit of God calls us to advocate with 
and on behalf of women individually and collectively in the church. 

Annie L. Fairiey, Chairperson 

STEWARDSHIP, COMMISSION ON 

The definition of Christian Stewardship can only be found as revealed in the Holy 
Scripture. The Bible is filled with God's direction to His servants to be wise and faithful 
stewards. Jesus' teachings are filled with stories, parables and accounts about both good 
and bad stewards. Thus, the Scriptures interprets for us responsible stewardship. 

The word stewardship has far too long been connected almost exclusively with 
raising financial resources to fund the church budget. Little has been said about 
stewardship as a response to the accountability of the trust God has placed in our hands 
for all creation. 

In the past eight years the Commission on Stewardship has made a sincere effort 
to be leaders in interpreting the biblical and theological basis of Christian Stewardship. 
Across the conference the Commission has endeavored to provide leaders and leadership 
training on the local, district and conference level. We feel that there have been some 
successes. 

The basic problem encountered is that the Commission on Stewardship is looked 
upon as "those who can help us with raising our budget." While the members of the 
Commission have the training and expertise to assist in this area, we believe that for 
lasting results, churches and pastors must accept a long range strategy of preaching and 
teaching the biblical principles of Christian stewardship. Christian stewardship involves a 



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changed way of thinking about our role as stewards of all the blessings and resources of 
life that God has entrusted in our care. Christian Stewardship means a new life style as 
Christians. 

The Commission's struggle has been to find ways to impact pastors, local churches 
and even Conference leadership in preaching, teaching and study of the biblical principals 
of being wise and generous stewards. We believe that pastors are the most crucial part 
of stewardship training. We realize that many of our pastors received little specific training 
in stewardship during their formal education. 

In an effort to address this need we are proposing a stewardship training opportunity 
for ail new pastors. Our goal is to offer these pastors the opportunity to spend two days 
in a retreat setting where they will encounter the varied aspects of stewardship. For this 
event we will draw from our wealth of local resource persons to lead the sessions. We 
plan to cover such stewardship issues as: Biblical and Theological Dimensions of 
Stewardship, OurGiftedness, Motivations for Stewardship, Funding Tools, Planned Giving, 
Interpreting the Missions and Ministry of the Connectional Church, as well as hands on 
session where budgets will be formulated. Our desire is to introduce new pastors to 
issues and options that will benefit them throughout their ministry. 

The commission can foresee this becoming an annual event, that in time, will give 
the vast majority of our pastors tools to use in their ministries that will produce a great 
harvest of faithfulness to the work of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

A very real part of stewardship is how we plan to distribute our resources after our 
death. The Reverend Douglas Byrd, Executive Director of the Methodist Foundation, is 
the key resource person to help individuals and churches with gifts and wills. Some of 
you may have read or heard about local churches who have been the recipients of wills 
that have profoundly affected the future of the church and its ministry. 

Stewards are never owners, they are the trustees of the resources of another. "Let 
a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of 
God." Cor. 4:1 

Carson O. Wiggins, Chairperson 

WORSHIP, COMMISSION ON 

Again it was the privilege of the Conference Commission on Worship to plan and 
conduct the eleven worship services presented at the 1995 session of the North Carolina 
Annual Conference. The commission attempted to offer a variety of worship styles, and 
proceeded by thinking of the Annual Conference worship settings in terms of an old-time 
Methodist assembly. The reponse of the worshippers was encouraging. The commission 
carried out its plan to make the services ethnically and gender inclusive, and to represent 
a wide spectrum of worship traditions within Methodism, and to reflect Mr. Wesley's own 
conviction that worship should be sacramental as well as evangelical. 

The Conference Commission on Worship began 1995 by continuing its efforts to 
publicize and interpret The United Methodist Book of Worship in the January Workshops 
at the district level. Worship Training Teams were also available to local churches upon 
request. The intention of the commission was to present services that were neither so 
elaborate nor expensive to produce that they would be out of the reach of an average GM 
congregation, and still to reflect many different levels of formality. 

The goal of the Commission on Worship, as it plans the worship services for the 
1996 session of the Annual Conference, is to offer services with variety, integrity, and 
inclusiveness, which will bring worshippers into the presence of the risen Christ. In the 
creation of these services we seek to follow the example of Mr. Wesley in uniting 
experiential and sacramental piety. At the same time, we seek to be sensitive to the 
current budgetary restraints facing the NC Annual Conference and to serve as examples 
of good financial stewardship. 

The Commission on Worship thanks the NC Annual Conference for its support, and 
is delighted to continue to offer its services to the conference and to the risen Christ. 

Charies M. Cook, Chairperson 



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DISTRICT SGPERIMTENDErfTS, COMPOSITE REPORT OF 

We wish to express gratitude to the laity and clergy of the INC Annual Conference 
of The OMC for the variety of ministry and mission which has been accomplished over 
the past year. We are humbled by the realization that God has called us to be stewards 
of God's mysteries and has permitted us through grace to be used by God's Holy Spirit. 

We acknowledge that we are not always understanding of God's will and we confess 
our failure to perfectly do God's will. We rejoice in God's will for us that we might be 
made whole. 

We have as a cabinet wrestled with many issues over the past year. Some of them 
are continued challenges such as the unfunded pension liability, open itineracy, 
apportionments, pastoral appointments and leadership development. 

We rejoice in the accomplishments of VISION 2000, Volunteers in Mission, Project 
AGAPE of Armenia, increased giving to the apportionments, the starting of four new 
congregations. Hunger and Human Meed, the clergy response to the unfunded liability, 
which amounted to nearly $50,000, and many other wonderful ministries. 

The following reports from the various districts reflect a portion of the ministries of 
our people. 

BU: The Burlington District saw Evergreen GMC complete and consecrate its first 
building, and Christ CIMC hold its first worship service as a beginning congregation this 
conference year. We welcomed 14 pastors and families to new appointments and one 
church, Center UMC, into our district from the Sanford District. 

DG: The Durham District purchased a new parsonage, approved and built an 
education wing for Mt. Bethel, Bahama. It is paid in full and dedicated in April. Plans for 
an education wing at Salem UMC have been approved and ground breaking set for 
August. Preliminary plans for a new sanctuary at Bethesda CIMC have been approved. 
Resurrection GMC has had 24% increase in membership and 24% increase in average 
regular attendance. Warren's Grove GMC voted to go full time in June. 

EC: Perkins GMC dedicated their fellowship hall in October. Michael Frost, from 
Sydney, Australia, was here two weeks in the Fall for Witness '95 (one week in Elizabeth 
City and one week in Manteo). Hands for Jamaica Dental Mission Team went to Kingston 
where we served over 150 people and extracted over 300 teeth. 

FA: Salem completed a million dollar addition for preschool and office space. 
Parker GMC on the Raeford-Hoke Charge completed a new fellowship hall which was paid 
for ($100,000) upon completion. St. Andrews is beginning a new fellowship hall and 
classrooms. Hopewell has completed new storage facilities. First Church, Clinton, has 
completed the renovation of their sanctuary. John Wesley GMC is beginning renovation 
of their sanctuary at a cost of $175,000. Hope Mill GMC is now beginning a new 
fellowship hall. Marvin GMC has added new rooms and a two-car garage to the parsonage 
and this will be paid for when completed. Our new congregation. Cornerstone GMC, is 
doing well meeting on Saturday night. They are presently looking for space to meet on 
Sunday. 

GO: Mt. Carmel broke ground for the construction of the fellowship hall. Daniels 
has approved the construction of a fellowship hall and the renovation of the present 
education building and fellowship hall. The Friendship-Gnity Charge began weekly 
worship services during Advent 1995 under the leadership of the part-time local pastor, 
Jerry Mitchell. Nineteen pastors have assisted in the effort to paint/repair the Micro GMC 
building. The two churches of the Westwood-Ebenezer Charge have grown to the point 
where they believe it is time for each of them to do ministry separately; Westwood will 
become a full-time appointment and Ebenezer a part-time one. Zion, will become a 
student appointment in June, 1996, has experienced significant growth in worship 
attendance and programming. Eleven district pastors and one pastor's spouse are 
participating in a District Disciple Bible Study led by the district superintendent (most of 
the time!). 

GR: The churches in the Greenville District showed continued improvement in 1 995 
in support of Mission and Service Giving. Continuing stewardship education in the district 
and in local churches is a contributing factor. Property improvements throughout the 
district show a concern for local church growth. Chocowinity Church broke ground in 



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January, 1996, for a $200,000 plus fellowship hall and classroom addition. Pink Hill 
Church is building a fellowship hall and classroom addition. The old church at Pink Hill 
was torn down in December, 1995, to make room for the additional building. Lane's 
Chapel is in the process of construction of additional classroom space and a fellowship 
hall at ground level. Washington First Church has built a new parsonage for the senior 
pastor, and it was occupied in February, 1996. Robersonville dedicated its new 
educational space in October, 1 995. Churches with significant Professions of Faith during 
1995 were: Chocowinity-14, Farmville-16, Jarvis Memorial-44, St. James-31, Queen 
Street- 15, and Salem-20. This has been a great year in the Greenville District. 

NB: God has abundantly blessed the work of the churches and the pastors of the 
New Bern District in this 1995-96 conference year. Many churches are growing in 
discipleship through the study of God's Word, primarily through Disciple Bible Study and 
the Stephen Ministries. For the sixth consecutive year, this district has had the largest 
attendance of any district at the January Workshops. Three of the churches in the New 
Bern District - Swansboro, Centenary and Garber - have adopted refugee families from 
Bosnia. The district is completing the third Habitat house in 6 years. The first Habitat for 
Humanity house built by the district was in New Bern, the second in Carteret County, the 
third is located in Onslow County. The laity of the district has really taken great joy in 
being involved in these efforts. The New Bern District is seeing changes in the physical 
plants, as well. Centenary will soon finish a $690,000 renovation; Saint Peter's in 
Morehead City is building a new sanctuary at the cost of $947,000; and First Church, 
Sneads Ferry (formerly Carroll's Chapel) is completing the first units of an educational 
building and fellowship hall. They are also purchasing land and making firm plans to 
build a new parsonage. We give thanks to God for all that is taking place within the New 
Bern District. 

RA: The Raleigh District continues to celebrate the reception of new members even 
though this year completed a three-year cycle for several churches where members were 
removed by action of the Charge Conference. The percentage giving to apportionments 
for 1995 was an increase over 1994. Cary First renovated and enlarged their sanctuary 
and completed new educational facilities. They also are enjoying their new pipe organ. 
Cary, White Plains opened 'THE CARPENTER SHOP" - a bookstore. Fuquay-Varina 
completed a new parsonage. Raleigh, Asbury celebrated the completion of a Life Ministry 
Center. Raleigh, Avent Ferry purchased a parsonage. Highland purchased a parsonage 
for their associate pastor. St. James broke ground for classrooms and a fellowship hall. 
Eleven other churches have building committees studying the possibilities for new 
additions or relocations. 

RO: The Rockingham District Mission Society was formed in 1994 to promote 
mission causes in the district. The 1 1 Native American congregations came together to 
form the Rockingham District Native American Cooperative Ministries. New Hope in 
Rowland was formed by the merger of Cedar Grove and Salem. Chestnut Street in 
Lumberton began construction on a fellowship hall, office and music building. 

RM: Clark Street Ministries opened a Day Care Center in March, 1996. First, Rocky 
Mount purchased a new parsonage for the senior pastor in July, 1995 and installed a new 
Gouling and Wood 50 rank pipe organ in March, 1996. Rehobeth on the Northhampton 
Charge completed a new fellowship hall. In October, 1995, First, Roanoke Rapids 
celebrated 1 00 years of ministry to the community. In a cooperative effort by the people 
of the community and members of Homes CJMC, a new steeple was built. 

SA: The Sanford District celebrates the strong supportive fellowship of both laity 
and clergy. It has given witness to a growing spirit of mission and stewardship. Our 
Hispanic ministries in Siler City and Sanford are taking on new life, becoming vital 
congregations. Thanks to Volunteers in Mission, a new roof has been put on our Hispanic 
church in Sanford. Our two churches which were destroyed by fire. Cool Springs and 
Pleasant Hill, are now rebuilt and dedicated to the glory of God. In 1995, the district 
experienced another fire which destroyed the building at First, Siler City. This building 
contained the sanctuary, fellowship hall, kitchen and church office. The replacement cost 
will exceed $1,674,515. Yet, in the midst of disappointment. First Church continues to 
move forward with new vision and optimism. Pinehurst, our newest church, was chartered 



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adult day care, and a variety of other ministries that churches desire to develop in their 
communities. 

The third category receiving grants from The Duke Endowment through the Rural 
Church Division are the superannuated pastors and widows and children of deceased 
pastors. In the past year the Trustees have made a significant change in this program. 
Recognizing that pastors who served the Church prior to 1982 received a very meager 
retirement, the Trustees have increased the amount that a clergy person receives for 
service prior to 1982 to $50 per service year. For years served since 1981, the per service 
year amount is $35. This is the most significant increase in the amount of support for 
retired clergy in the history of The Duke Endowment. Prior to 1995 the per service year 
amount for all pastors was $30. 

Listed below is a financial report for all causes supported by the Rural Church 
Division of The Duke Endowment. As you can see, the amount of grants made to 
churches and pastors in NC is almost unfathomable. No other conferences in Methodism 
have this kind of support. 

The Rural Church Division of The Duke Endowment is always ready to assist rural 
United Methodist churches as they seek to provide ministry in NC. Please fee free to call 
upon us as you have needs in your local congregations. 
Number of Amount of 
Beneficiaries Grants Totals Totals 

I. BUILDING RURAL CHURCHES PROGRAM 

A. Building Grants: 

NC Conference 9 $210,000.00 

WNC Conference 38 912,500.00 $1,122,500.00 

B. Weatherization of Rural Churches Grants: 

WNC Conference 68 187,598.00 

TOTAL GRANTS UNDER 
BUILDING RURAL CHURCHES PROGRAM $1,310,098.00 

II. MAINTAINING AND OPERATING 
RURAL CHURCHES PROGRAM 

A. Specific Operating Programs 187,870.00 

B. Regular Pastorates: 

WNC Conference 2 5,500.00 

C. Student Programs: 

Summer Assist. Pastors 58 409,200.00 
Winter Assistant Pastors 41 69,700.00 

Student Pastors 103 171,375.00 

Student Intern 1 12,000.00 662,275.00 

D. Continuing Education 121 26,825.00 

E. Holy Land Tours 38 38,000.00 

F. B. N. Duke Fellowships 2 4,000.00 

G. Parish Development: 

NC Conference 3 9,150.00 

WNC Conference 1 1 44,000.00 53,150.00 

TOTAL GRANTS UNDER MAINTAINING AND 

OPERATING RURAL CHURCHES PROGRAM 977,620.00 

III. SUPERANNUATE GRANTS 

NC Conference (Pre'82@$50 per service yr) 493,735.00 

WNC Conference (Post'81@$35 per service yr) 797,090.63 

TOTAL SUPERANNUATE GRANTS 1.290.825.63 

GRAND TOTAL $3,578,543.63 

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EPISCOPACY, COMMITTEE ON 

Bishop Minnick, Mrs. Minnick, and Members of the Annual Conference: The 
Committee on Episcopacy has met three times since last Annual Conference a year ago. 
We have sought to fulfill our mandate as specified by the Book of Discipline to support 
the Bishop in the oversight of the spiritual and temporal affairs of the Church, to be 
available to him for counsel, to assist in determining the episcopal needs of the area, to 
interpret to our people the nature and function of this office, and to evaluate the work 
carried out in this ministry by our Bishop. We are assured that the NC Annual Conference 
has been greatly blessed by the ministry and leadership of Bishop C. P. Minnick. Today 
we gather at the opening of the last session of the NC Annual Conference over which 
Bishop C. P. Minnick will preside as resident bishop. He will be retiring September 1st of 
this year. 

Twelve years ago he came to dwell in our midst and offered caring and devoted 
leadership. We are aware of the depth of his spiritually and the measure of his wisdom. 
We have grown through the Bible teaching of Bishop Minnick. We have cherished the 
warmth and grace of Mary Ann, who has shared in his ministry among us. 

Bishop Minnick, in your 12-year term as our Bishop, the NC Annual Conference has 
moved forward. Our mission and outreach commitments have nearly doubled. We have 
seen the establishment of 25 new congregations under your leadership. Some 100,000 
persons have united in membership with our churches, one third of these by first 
profession of faith in Jesus Christ, and 36,000 souls have received the sacrament of holy 
baptism. 

I would like to quote from a letter written by an old bishop of days gone by. It is a 
unique letter in that it was written from Fayetteville. It is 1 83 years ago, the winter of 
1813. After arriving in Fayetteville, and seeing that his horse was fed and watered, he 
settled down for the night. The bishop picked up a quill pen to write a young pastor 
friend who was serving at Williamsburg until this year when he was appointed to the 
Amelia Circuit in the Virginia Conference. The letter is to Stith Mead, and the writer is 
none other than Francis Asbury. Bishop Asbury writes from Fayetteville: 
My dear Son: 

Great grace attends us. How shall we be wise like the serpent, harmless 
like the dove? "Beware of men!" said one that knew what was in man's heart 
and actions. Serious times with me, an old soldier of Jesus. I hand my crutch 
and say how many fields have been won. In the 68th year of my age, 52nd of 
my ministry, 42nd of my American mission, I have lived to see 200,000 in 
Methodist fellowship. Alas, I have lived to see the French, Revolutionary, and 
the present War (of 1812). But may our church, and national afflictions be 
sanctified to all, when they come to press on rich and poor, patience, faith, 
prudence, love, diligence, long-suffering, gentleness, guidance... 
A few days later, Bishop Asbury wrote from North Carolina to a presiding elder in 
Virginia: 

O for the grace of apostles, if we must do our duty, and fill the places of 
apostles. O how unpleasing is example and unsuccessful when it calls me to 
them that say they are labour and suffer. After the wormwood and the gall of 
General Conference, we have had great peace, union, discipline and increase. 
Bishop Minnick, things have not changed much! Like you, our dear Father Asbury 
was looking back over a long and fruitful ministry. He was writing from the same place 
we find ourselves this day. And like Asbury, we can say that you have been a true "Soldier 
of Jesus" among us. 

I am sure that no one of us here has agreed completely with every decision you have 
made. But we have agreed with the vast majority of your choices. Some may even have 
thought you could have done better by doing things a different way. Yet history has 
proven the wisdom of your leadership. Again and again, we have said, the Bishop was 
right. Yet, in all these instances, no one has thought that you took any actions without 
prayer or that you sought anything but the will of God and best interests of the Church. 
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We will continue to follow your ministry in the days to come. As you and Mary Ann 
continue your pilgrimage of faith, we will walk in your shadow and glory in your triumphs. 
in the words of the Apostle Paul to Philemon: 

When 1 remember you in my prayers, 1 always thank my God, because 1 
hear of your love for all the saints and your faith toward the Lord Jesus. I pray 
that the sharing of your faith my be effective when you perceive all the good 
we may do for Christ. I have indeed received much encouragement from your 
love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, my 
brother. 

May 1 again say how blessed we have been to have Mary Ann as a helpmate and 
counsel to Bishop Minnick, and as a friend and fellow laborer with us all. Let us pray: 
Oh God, we give you thanks for C. P. and Mary Ann, for their devotion to Jesus 
Christ, the example of their faithfulness, and the abiding sense of your love within them. 
We thank you for your accomplishments in our Annual Conference working through 
them. And now we pray your blessings on them as they continue their pilgrimage of faith 
and their ministry in another forum. Sustain them in the years ahead that their service to 
you may be long and fruitful. Direct us, with your most gracious favor, that all our works 
begun, continued, and ended in you may glorify your holy name. Through Christ our 
Lord, we pray. Amen. 

Cashar W. Evans, Jr., Chairperson 

LAY PERSON OF THE YEAR PRESENTATION 

The Executive Committee of the Commission on Laity met recently to select the 
Conference Lay Person of the Year, and again this year, we were overwhelmed with the 
excellent example of servant leadership as is demonstrated by our Conference Lay Person 
of the Year. Our nominees are as follows: 

Burlington: Wes Scariett, Hillsborough GMC, Hillsborough, serves as lay reader and 
assists the pastor with special services. Wes led his church in its major funding project, 
the building addition and celebrated with them its completion and pay-off in less than half 
the time of the original loan. "However, if one looks at how he has served his church and 
the will of God, the number of examples is unsurpassed and the amount of service to the 
church is beyond monumental." 

Durham: William M. DeLuck, Mt. Sylvan GMC, Durham, is involved in several 
Christian ministries beyond his local church. He has led work teams to the Red Bird 
Mission and Durham Habitat for Humanity, 1993-95. He encourages, prods, reminds, 
and ignites a fire in Mt. Sylvan's members to serve, to share God's love, and to do it 
without recognition. 

Elizabeth City: Jesse Basnight, Mt. Carmel GMC, Elizabeth City, has set many on the 
right path of knowledge through his teaching of the Word in prison ministry. As a lay 
leader, he has never failed to speak at a church, a meeting or any place where he could 
share God's Word. He is a vital part of his church's prayer chain and prayer life. He takes 
advantage of all opportunities to express his faith. 

Fayetteville: Mrs. Bonnie Lee Kifer Jones, Camp Ground GMC, Fayetteville, does a 
lot of behind the scene jobs as well as visible and is an active member of all five GMW 
circles. She serves as an adoptive grandmother to children whose real grandmothers live 
far away and she served on a VIM work team to Mexico. Although she is legally 
handicapped, she serves as an example of what God can do with an individual who is 
committed. 

Goldsboro: Jimmie Lee Edmundson, St. Luke GMC, Goldsboro, spends much of his 
personal time working for his church and spent many lunch hours keying financial data 
and updating records during the start up of the church's computer system. Gntold hours 
were spent working on the Financing of the new heating and air conditioning system (the 
largest financial undertaking that the church has faced). 

Greenville: Steve Bryan, Providence GMC, Greenville, embodies the example set by 
our Lord, Jesus Christ, to be a servant, he does not hesitate to get involved so that his 
community can become a better place to live, can become more stable, can become 
more grounded in the principles that Jesus Christ advocated and taught. He seeks ways 



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for the local church to be involved with ministry in the community in order to ir.-^et 
individual needs. 

New Bern: Perritt "Frank" Cox, St. Peter's GMC, Morehead City, as church lay leader 
and as the "official greeter" of his church, welcomes newcomers and those who attend 
on a regular basis to worship service each Sunday. In the course of a year, it would not 
be unusual for him to make 60 or more visits on behalf of his church. He is in his third 
year as a Challenge Disciple in the Society of St. Andrew Potato Project. 

Raleigh: Pat Ford, Morth Raleigh GMC, Raleigh, is a leading proponent of Vision 
2000, and a consistent supporter of the prison reform activities within our Conference. 
A principle founder of the Prison Ministry and Prison Reform Committee for the Annual 
Conference, he also is actively involved with Yokefellows and he was instrumental in 
establishing a computer education class for prisoners. He has recruited volunteers to help 
him teach class. 

Rockingham: Ms. Christine Gibson, St. John GMC, Gibson, volunteers her time to 
help w/ith retarded citizens and she helped build the habitat house in Gibson. She is 
devoted to loving and educating the children in her church and her schools. She has a 
smile for everyone and loves to see people smile and shares her lively love of life with 
everyone she meets. Her faith is practical, spontaneous, and dedicated to the work of 
Christ in the church. 

Rocl^ Mount Fred Morton Hight III, Winstead GMC, Rocky Mount, chairs the Vision 
2000 Team and Boy Scout Troop 89 Committee. He was elected and has served with 
distinction as lay leader during a very import:ant leadership change and he has 
volunteered one morning a month to the Soup Kitchen to feed the hungry. It is his 
steadfast and humble spirit that witnesses the presence and power of God in his family, 
local church, extended church, and community. 

Sanford: Mrs. Donna Atkins, Jonesboro GMC, Sanford, serves as district lay leader 
and is active in the Emmaus Walk. She also serves as mission coordinator for her local 
church and in that regard, developed a creative approach to the serious business of 
supporting the work of missionaries both at home and abroad. She is highly committed 
to education in the church as well as in the school where she works, and she is the kind 
of active Christian we all, at heart, really want to be. 

Wilmington: Howard M. "Buck" Nori;on III, Pine Valley GMC, coordinates the efforts 
of Society of St. Andrew, a group of volunteers who gleaned 100,000 lbs. of food for the 
hungry in the Wilmington area. He started and maintains his local church's home page 
on the internet, and through this they have begun an international prayer ministry. He 
organizes the men's visit to Hebron Colony, a facility to treat drug dependency and he 
is a delegate to the Worid Methodist Council this summer. 

Our recipient this year is participant, volunteer, leader, instructor, founder, teacher, 
cook, speaker, sponsor, but above all, servant. The 1996 Conference Lay Person of the 
Year leads by example, has been a leading proponent of Vision 2000 for his local church, 
and is a sought after speaker in the cause for prison reform and outreach. 

This individual leads Wednesday morning Bible study, and each Easter, prior to 
Sunrise Service, a large wooden cross suddenly appears on the front lawn - put up by our 
honoree. He prepares and serves meals for GMM and for the Ark Shelter in his district. 
This year, as a part of the "every member contact financial campaign, he as one of the 
team leaders in the contact effort that resulted in the first fully subscribed budget of his 
church in the past six years. 

A principle founder of the Prison Ministry and Prison Reform Committee in our 
Conference, he currently serves as chairperson and has been a consistent supporter for 
prison reform activities in our Conference. He has been instrumental in obtaining and 
maintaining focus on this important area by arranging for the Bishop and Cabinet to visit 
the Women's Prison in Raleigh. He also is actively involved in Project Nehemiah, an 
ecumenical after-care effort for newly released prisoners. 

He was instrumental in establishing a computer education class for prisoners and 
in this regard, he recmited volunteers and successfully solicited IBM to donate 18 
personal computers. He meets regulariy with prisoners to listen to their concerns, 
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Though there are many more, I will share two more examples of our honoree's 
tenacity and willingness to serve. He used his considerable popularity to recruit volunteers 
from his church and elsewhere to conduct field day at the Polk Youth Correctional 
Center. This was a half day of track and field activities for the incarcerated youth - a 
positive and appreciated physical outlet for many who would otherwise not have this 
opportunity. In the GMW newly created program for mothers at the women's prison, he 
is continuously active in recruiting and educating individuals/groups on the needs of 
prisoners. 

As a registered sponsor in prison ministry, he frequently travels to the prison on 
Sunday morning to pickup a prisoner, bring him to church, take him home for lunch and 
a taste of home life and then drive him back to prison. 

He and his wife, Patsy, have two children, Patrick and Patricia, and one granddaugh- 
ter, Ginny. They are members of North Raleigh CJMC, and he has been employed with 
IBM Corporation for over 30 years and currently works in the RTP. 

My sisters and brothers in Christ, I am pleased to announce that the 1996 
Conference Lay Person of the Year is Pat Ford from the Raleigh District. Join me in 
congratulating him and thanking him for the very tangible way that he serves God. 

Gwen C. Henderson, Conference Lay Leader 

PARTNERS IN CARING, 
NORTH CAROUNA CONFERENCE 
The FolloAwing Calls Have Been Paid Since Januaiy 1, 1995 

Call No. 391 - Jesse Minnis (1/2 call in '95) 2,049.99 

Call No. 392 - Leroy Spells (1/2 call in '95) 2,050.00 

Call No. 393 - John Poe (1/2 call in '95) 2,050.00 

Call No. 394 - Malloy Owen (1/2 call in '95) 2,050.00 

Call No. 395 - LeRoy Harris 4,100.00 

Call No. 396 - Worth Lineberger 4,100.00 

Call No. 397 - Joe Bethea 4,100.00 

Call No. 398 - W. Junius Neese 4,100.00 

Call No. 399 - Mary Alene Clive 4,100.00 

Call No. 400 - Charles Mewborn 4,100.00 

Call No. 401 - Paul Wendell Boone 4,100.00 

Call No. 402 - William H. Farmer, Sr 4,100.00 

Call No. 403 - Wally Ellis 4,100.00 

Call No. 404 - Bob Walston 4,100.00 

Call No. 405 - T. B. Hough (1/2 call in '95) 2,050.00 

Call No. 406 - Leon Crossno (1/2 call in '95) 2,050.00 

TOTAL $53,299.99 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

Balance on Hand, Checking Acct., Raleigh Federal $2,569.46 

Invested in Methodist Foundation, 01/01/95 46,847.84 

Investment Appreciation,Methodist Foundation, 1995 3,977.78 

Received from Payment of Calls/Checking Acct. Interest 63,677.52 

TOTAL TO BE ACCOUNTED FOR $1 17,072.60 

DISBURSEMENTS, 01/01-12/31/95 

Payments to Beneficiaries $53,299.99 

Office Expenses, including Postage 3,637.38 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS $56,937.37 

FUNDS ON HAND, 12/31/95 

Balance,Raleigh Federal, 12/3 1/95 $9,309.61 

Invested in Methodist Foundation, 12/31/95 50,825.62 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS & FUNDS ON HAND $117,072.60 



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TRUSTEES YEAR ENDING 

Rachel Moser 2000 

Branson Sheets III 2000 

Tonri Loftis 1997 

Henry Lovelace 1997 

Jim Hobbs 1999 

Denny Wise 1 999 

Jerry T. Smith, President 

Murry L. DeHart, Jr., Vice-president 

Henry N. Lovelace, Secretary-Treasurer 

PAST SERVICE PENSION UABILTTY, TASK FORCE ON 

The Task Force on Past Service (Pension) Liability was appointed by Bishop Minnick 
in July of 1995. A motion to create such a Task Force was passed at the 1995 NC 
Annual Conference in response to a concern that a greater percentage of the Confer- 
ence's budget was being expended each year for "past service liability" (pensions). There 
was concern that the continued growth in this line item would negatively affect the 
resources available for other ministries of the church. 

The Task Force has met on a number of occasions to review the history of our 
Conference's pension program, to revisit anticipated costs associated v/ith past service 
liability (i.e. service years prior to 1982), and to look at options regarding the funding of 
the pre- 1982 pension liability. 

The Task Force realizes that one of its mandates is to share with the Annual 
Conference a clear understanding of where we are, what obligations we have and how we 
can best meet them. Included in the Book of Handouts which you will receive at Annual 
Conference will be a document from this Task Force. It will, we hope, offer a clear 
explanation of the pension history, the present situation, and the issues before us. The 
Task Force will ask the Annual Conference to take no action at this session, but to 
continue the Task Force until the 1997 Annual Conference when it will bring recommen- 
dations for the approval of the Conference. This will allow the Task Force time to provide 
multiple settings for listening and informing the Annual Conference as to the issues and 
considerations. We hope to have this initial document available to delegates at the 
District-wide Annual Conference Orientation Sessions. 

Edward F. Hill II, Chairperson 

SOGTHEASTERN JGRISDICTIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL 

The Southeastern Jurisdictional Administrative Council (SEJAC) seeks more effective 
ways to serve the Church in a time of significant transition, intent on maintaining an 
authentic heritage, yet aware of the need for more relevant expressions of faithfulness. 
Composed of leaders from all the conferences, this broadly inclusive body has reviewed 
its mandate for ministry and currently understands its mission to be God's agent to work 
with the annual conferences in equipping persons and providing ministries in 
developing Christian Disciples who strengthen the Body of Christ and transform the 
world. In fulfilling this mission, SEJAC envisions: 

A WORLD being transformed into the likeness of Christ as disciples actively engage 
in living Christian servanthood with all persons proclaiming the Gospel and demonstrating 
the love of God, neighbor, and self. 

CONGREGATIONS providing worship and transforming ministries to equip 
disciples for their work, connected in districts and annual conferences in which well- 
trained and relevantly resourced leaders direct, resource, and provide leadership 
personnel in support of these ministries. 

A broadly inclusive TEAM COMPOSED OF ANNUAL CONFERENCE REPRESEN- 
TATIVES researching trends and needs, responsively developing and providing assistance 
that trains district and annual conference leaders, effecting communication with regard 
to the connection's shared mission, developing and channeling relevant resources for 
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A STAFF of trained specialists creatively and effectively networking with lay and 
clergy leaders, partners in ministry, at every level within the covenant community, 
connecting annual conferences, general church agencies, and other institutions so that 
resources of the total Church flow in support of congregations which call, nurture, equip, 
and send disciples as living witnesses into the world. 

Efficiently administered RESIDENT CENTERS with conducive environments 
providing a base for spiritual formation, leadership training, and experiences in Christian 
community which calls and renews disciples, enabling them to be in mission. 

Consistent with this understanding, SEJAC has addressed a number of challenges 
with the following results: - A two-year budget deficit was reversed and a positive balance 
of $60,000 is reported. - FSew models of training in skills for leadership within religious 
communities were well received. - A team of adjunct consultants was recruited and 
deployed in service to annual conferences and districts. - Extensive improvements were 
made in facilities and services at Lake Junaluska, Gulfside, and Hinton. - SEJAC staff at 
all levels shared in visioning as well as continuous improvement and teamwork training. - 
Guest services were enhanced through process improvement, addition of new technology, 
and training. - The Agencies continued to address missional needs amidst leadership 
changes and financial pressures. 
Futuring and Long Range Planning 

Looking toward its third quadrennium and toward a new century of service, SEJAC 
established two planning task forces: one to evaluate the Council's mission, vision, and 
structure and one to develop a comprehensive plan for Lake Junaluska Assembly's future. 
As a result of this work, renewed mission and vision statements for SEJAC v^^ll be 
presented to the 1996 SEJ Conference along with a plan which calls for a smaller council 
membership and a new Ministry Division members of which would meet with agency 
and network leaders in annual sessions to evaluate, coordinate, and develop more 
responsive ministries in support of annual conferences and districts. 

Simultaneously staff reviewed current work processes, set targets for improvement, 
and adjusted its organization appropriately to enhance effectiveness in ministry. In this 
process, leadership staff drafted vision and mission statements which were perfected and 
signed on to by staff partners at every level. An emerging commitment to self-directed 
teams promises improvement in the work of staff partners but also offers models for new 
partnerships linking professional workers as well for forging shared ministry involving staff 
and local church members. 
Program Division Ministries 

During the year, attendance in division-related activities increased from 1 1,255 to 
1 1,402. While traditional programming experienced a slight decline in participation, new 
approaches to leadership skills training (Covey's Seven Habits, Quality Training, Partners- 
in-Ministry) and spiritual growth activities (Lay Ministry Center, Spring Campmeeting,) 
contributed to an oval net growth. A number of ongoing ministries such as The 
Junaluska Singers, Music, Worship & Liturgical Arts Week, Prayer & Bible Conference, 
Ministers Conferences, summer and winter youth programs, and others contributed to 
an expanding program ministry involving many volunteer leaders. 

These developments were aided by an intentional process of listening to constituents 
through evaluations, formal surveys, and informal sharing. As a result, four strategies are 
being emphasized: (a) More programming is planned for sites beyond Lake Junaluska 
through Covey training. Development and Health Ministry assessments, the Lay Ministries 
Center, and Partners-in-Ministry. (b) A core Seven-week summer plan has been developed 
featuring outstanding preaching and Bible teaching with groups asked to schedule 
training and networking in conjunction with these central emphases, (c) An inclusive 
cadre of skilled adjunct consultants has been gathered and plans are underway to 
connect these specialists with annual conferences and districts upon their requests, (d) 
A data base is being developed and used to increase racial/ethnic leadership in SEJAC 
programming. 
Jurisdictional Agencies 

The eight agencies, several of which are recognized as models for other jurisdictions, 
continue to meet needs creatively through program development, advocacy for justice 



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and inclusivity, consultation, and mission service coordination, as well as by providing 
residence centers. Brief highlights from these ministries include: - Commission on 
Archives & History: Training in records management involved participants from 14 of 1 6 
conferences. Heritage Center hosted over 3000 persons and continues preservation of 
valuable documents. - Gulfside Assembly: A community of Shalom, provided training 
and spiritual enrichment for 5000 persons. 200 youth shared in a College and Career 
Fair and 33 participated in a Mission Education Travel Study Seminar. - Hinton Rural Life 
Center: Provided training and consultation events to 24 annual conferences, district and 
local groups with 1063 participants. Connected 846 volunteers in service projects and 
hosted 8395 guests. - Intentional Growth Center (IGC): Accredited by Intemational 
Assoc, of Continuing Education & Training. Participants: Elderhostel-750, Enrichment- 
859, Professional Training-300. Expanding off-site schedule. - The Protestant Hour: 
Completed 50th Anniversary year with 2 million person potential audience. Director Bill 
Horlock retired after years of dedicated service and production responsibility was shifted 
to GMCom. - SEJ Agency For Native American Ministries (SEJANAM): Established 2 new 
congregations, aided 10 conference committees and trained 20 persons in visitation 
evangelism and 14 facilitators in alcohol/drug prevention work. - SEJ Agency for 
Rehabilitation (SEMAR): Consulted with conferences maintaining 39 homes for 285 
mentally retarded persons (5 homes planned). Accessibility grants to 10 local churches. 
Broad advocacy for handicapped. - United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (CJMVfM): 
Assisted 10,400 persons in mission to 27 countries in projects of over $4,000,000 in 
1995. Tom and Margaret Curtis retired, succeeded by Walter and Betty Whitehurst. 
Lake Junaluska Assembly Operations 

In 1995, more than 130,292 persons shared in activities and 103,892 were housing 
guests at Lake Junaluska. 

Training and focus on quality service resulted in more positive evaluations, improved 
staff morale, and a positive financial report. New equipment and leadership realignments 
promise further enhancements. 

A new swimming pool was constructed, extensive sewage system repairs were made 
along with the work on dam to meet regulatory requirements, and beautification efforts 
were continued. A new tram and other gifts were recorded and a long range strategy for 
land usage opened the way for residential and program building development. 

Plans call for major renovation of the Kern Youth Center and the Lambuth Inn, 
improvements in the Stuart Auditorium area, and the development of lots in the Hickory 
Hill area. In response to expressed needs from a growing residential community, a new 
department of residential services is being established. 
Public Relations/Marketing Development 

A Guest Services team has been formed to integrate communications, reservations, 
and marketing functions. A Delphi software system should enhance the reservations 
process and provide needed data for comprehensive plans in marketing and develop- 
ment. As opportunities available through SEJ facilities and program ministries are 
communicated and responded to, SEJAC envisions becoming more mission and less 
finance driven in its service. 
Conclusion 

SEJAC continues to enjoy increased support through the Administrative and 
Missional Fund as well as through contribution of many leaders. We hope to become 
even more effective in serving Christ and the Church. 

Gordon C. Goodgame, Executive Director 



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STATISTICIAN'S REPORT 
(Table I) 



Table 1-1995 

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP 

1 Total full members reported at the close of last year 

2 Received this year on Confession cf Faith or Restored 

3 Received from other United Methodist Churches 

4 Received from other denominations 
5A Total removed by Charge Conference action 
5B Removed by withdrawal 

5 Total removed by Charge Conference action or withdrawn 

6 Removed by transfer to other United Methodist Churches 

7 Removed by transfer to other denominations 

8 Removed by death 
9A Asian 

98 Black + African American 
9C Hispanic 
9D Native American 
9E Pacific Islander 
9F White 

9 Total full members at close of this year 

10 Av. attend, at the principal weekly worship service(s) 

1 1 Number of persons baptized this year (all ages) 

12 Prep, mbrs now on roll(all baptized children under 19) 

13 Number of persons on constituency roll (Par. 232.4) 

14 Total enrolled in confirmation classes this year 

CHURCH SCHOOL 

15 Number of leaders 

16 Children in all classes and groups 

17 Youth in all classes and groups 

18 Adults in all classes and groups 

19 Total church school membership 

20 Average attendance in the Sunday Church School 

21 Av. attend. in other ongoing classes/groups for learning 

22 Av. attend. in short-term classes/groups for learning 

23 Church sch. mbrs joining church on confession or faith 

UNITED METHODIST MEN 

24 Membership in chartered United Methodist Men 

25 Amount paid for projects 

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN 

26 Membership in United Methodist Women 

27 Amount paid for local church and community work 

UNITED METHODIST YOUTH FELLOWSHIP 

28 Membership in United Methodist Youth Fellowship 

29 Amount paid for projects 

PROPERTY AND OTHER ASSETS 

30 Value of church land, buildings and equipment 

31 Value of church-owned parsonages and furniture 

32 Value of other assets 

33 Indebtedness on items 30, 31 , 32 at end of year 

34 Other indebtedness 



1994 



1995 



220813 


220220 


3410 


3778 


3249 


3297 


2289 


2219 


2100 


1279 


1100 


742 


1 3200 


2021 


; 2274 


2477 


1288 


1265 


2627 


2778 


508 


157 


4363 


5229 


185 


74 


2179 


1926 


34 


24 


212951 


213563 


220220 


220973 


76617 


78415 


3126 


3367 


26175 


27114 


17547 


16864 


2182 


2003 


13209 


13491 


23087 


23322 


11246 


11256 


47675 


47642 


94284 


95721 


45154 


50548 


18704 


20977 


29515 


27695 


1943 


1927 


8220 


8146 


$489,202 


$477,797 


25196 


25434 


$732,997 


$797,577 


9363 


10423 


$237,098 


$248,517 


$520,453,849 


$576,579,040 


$61,026,839 


$61,003,334 


$33,618,380 


$38,658,534 


$27,440,961 


$26,977,537 


$424,661 


$1,935,942 



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Table II- 1995 

BENEVOLENCES 

35 World Service and Conference Benevolences 

36 Ministerial Education Fund 

37 Black College Fund 

38 Africa University Fund 

39 Mission Initiatives 

40 Total General Advance 

41 Youth Service Fund 
42A Human Relations 

42B One Great Hour of Sharing 

42C Peace with Justice 

42D Native American Awareness Sunday 

42E World Communion 

42F United Methodist Student Day 

42 Total General Church Offerings 

43 Spirit for Tomorrow 

44 Conference Advance Specials 

45 $10 Club 

46 Higher Education 

48 Health and Welfare agencies 

49 Disaster Preparedness 

51 Other benevolences paid directly by local church 



CONNECTIONAL ADMINISTRATION FUNDS 

52 Interdenominational Cooperation Fund 

53 General Administration Fund 

54 Jurisdictional Administration Fund 

55 Area and conference administration funds 

56 District Work Fund 

57 Lake Junaluska 



CONNECTIONAL CLERGY SUPPORT 

58 Pension and benefit funds remitted to GBOP 

59 Pension and benefit funds remitted to the Conf. Treas. 

60 District Superintendents' Fund 

61 Episcopal Fund 

62 Equitable Salary Fund 

63 Apportioned ministerial support 



CLERGY SUPPORT LOCAL CHURCH 

64 Pastor's base compensation 

65 Associate's base compensation 

66A Pastor's utilities and other housing-related allowances 
66B Associate's utilities and other housing-related allowances 

66 Total Utilities/Housing 
67A Pastor's travel 

67B Associate's travel 

67 Total travel paid 

BC/BS not reported on line 68 in 1994 

68A Other cash allowances paid to/for pastor 

688 Other cash allowances paid to/for associate 

68 Total other cash allowances 



LOCAL CHURCH EXPENDITURES 

69 Diaconal Minister(s) total compensation 

70 Other staff compensation 

71 Current expenses for program (including church schooh 

72 Other current operating exp.(not including program exp.) 

73 Principal/int. paid on indebtedness, loans, mortgages, etc. 

74 Paid on bldgs/improvements(not includ. funds borrowed) 



UMW 

75 UMW cash sent to District or Conference UMW Treasurer 

76 Grand Total Paid 

NOTE: The tables above are preliminary figures and are 
subject to change upon final audit 



1994 



1995 



Change +/- 



$2,590,345 


$2,687,520 


$422,617 


$445,576 


$147,337 


$153,915 


$39,380 


$40,447 


$13,842 


$14,594 


$596,312 


$705,326 


$4,543 


$10,844 


$5,797 


$9,089 


$46,257 


$45,177 


$3,360 


$3,707 


$8,933 


$6,551 


$14,967 


$16,113 


$5,996 


$6,617 


$85,610 


$87,254 


$7,612 


$2,115 


$211,197 


$88,435 


$89,382 


$132,502 


$1,345,804 


$1,214,015 


$713,163 


$611,459 


$9,272 


$2,072 


$1,875,749 


$2,161,991 


$8,151,865 


$8,358,065 


$20,737 


$22,948 


$76,725 


$83,082 


$55,382 


$57,010 


$824,611 


$865,744 


$548,734 


$573,334 


$78,115 


$76,709 


$1,604,304 


$1,678,827 


$2,556,689 


$2,742,501 


$0 


$0 


$1,013,227 


$1,074,996 


$309,400 


$322,873 


$353,524 


$564,192 


$2,258,948 


$2,667,814 


$6,491,788 


$7,372,376 


$13,417,963 


$14,151,461 


$784,684 


$803,029 


$1,604,974 


$1,620,346 


$93,405 


$101,510 


$1,698,379 


$1,721,856 


$1,720,894 


$1,859,432 


$90,422 


$91,468 


$1,811,316 


$1,950,900 


$2,567,366 


$2,707,521 


$143,558 


$144,016 


$17,928 


$15,701 


$2,728,881 


$2,861,144 


$20,441,194 


$21,494,484 


$733,772 


$643,179 


$8,650,301 


$9,588,076 


$3,801,103 


$4,221,285 


510,183,922 


$10,436,473 


$5,333,379 


$5,682,986 


$8,077,826 


$11,041,331 


$36,780,303 


$41,613,330 


$554,582 


$492,382 


77757877 


$81,009,464 



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TRUSTEES, CONFERENCE BOARD OF 

The Conference Board of Trustees has received the following closed church 
properties since the 1995 Annual Conference: 

FLINT RIDGE, Burlington District on the Rock Creek Charge. 

AGLANDER, Elizabeth City District on the Aulander-Harrellsville Charge. 

One church property, WINTON in the Elizabeth City District, has been sold during 
the year, and another property, SAINT FRANCES, also in the Elizabeth City District, has 
been presented to Hope Plantation for removal to their location. AGLANDER, in the 
Elizabeth City District, has been made available to the Commission on Congregational 
Development for use in establishing a new church. 

Other church properties currently in process of being sold include: LIGHTHOGSE, 
Rockingham District; PIREWAY, Wilmington District; EVANS, Elizabeth City District; and 
CENTRAL CROSS, Rocky Mount District. 

The Gnited Methodist Building in Raleigh has had several renovations during the 
year: the parking lot has been resurfaced; the wing occupied by Conference offices has 
had some refurbishment, including carpet, painting, Venetian blinds, and new lobby 
furniture. Other improvements are scheduled for 1996, to include new signage and 
exterior trim painting. The episcopal residence and staff parsonages are in excellent 
condition, and some improvements will be made prior to the arrival of a new bishop and 
CCOM staff person. The west wing of the Gnited Methodist building currently is fully 
leased. 

Jerry Lowry, Chairperson 

UNITED AOETHODIST FOUNDATION, INCORPORATED 

In 1995 Gnited Methodist Foundation, Incorporated celebrated its 40th Anniversary 
and in many ways the best year in its history. 

• Investment performance in 1995 was outstanding with the highest total rate of 
return on investments since 1982. 

• Net assets of the Foundation grew to just under $45,000,000. 

• The unit value reached an all-time high of $2.03. 

• The number of partnership accounts increased over 13% (42 new accounts) bringing 
the total number to 360. 

• Many local churches, with assistance from the Foundation, established planned 
giving and endowment programs. 

• More securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds) were gifted through the Foundation 
to benefit local churches and causes of the Church than in any previous year in its 
history. 

The year 1995 marked a dramatic turn around in the performance of the 
investments of GMF, Inc. from 1994. Net investment income was $1,953,013 or 
$139,278 above the income for 1994. Net realized and unrealized gains on investments 
were $5,791,639 at the end of 1995. Total net assets on December 31, 1995 were 
$44,991,545 or $2.03 per unit. 

The Capital Management Group of First Gnion National Bank managed the portfolio 
of GS equities and bonds in 1995 and continued to provide outstanding performance. 
Brandes Investment Partners, Inc., Murray Johnstone International Ltd., and Interinvest 
Corporation provided investment services for the global investments portfolio. Oxford 
Mortgage Corporation of Raleigh provided investment counseling and services for the 
mortgage loan portfolio which provided a unique niche in the investment marketplace. 
Three new loans were considered in 1995. One was completed and put on the 
Foundation books in 1995, and the other two were completed and booked in early 1996. 

The Foundation made an important decision in 1995 to hire Smith Barney 
Consulting Group as its investment management consultant. This firm will help the 
Foundation make asset allocation decisions that will in turn allow greater diversification 
of investments. Assets will be deployed in Large Cap Value Stocks, Large Cap Growth 
Stocks, Small Cap Stocks, Fixed Income Investments (bonds) and International Equities. 



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The purpose in using this greater diversification is an effort to provide the best yield for 
ail unit holders. 

Nineteen new endowments and five new life income agreements were established 
in 1995. A total of $222,782 was given to fund these new endowments, and $291,728 
was given to fund the new life income agreements. Eighteen new revocable investment 
accounts were created by local churches, institutions, and causes of the Church with 
investments of $505,130. These new accounts have assets of $1,019,640. An additional 
$1,043,015 was added to existing endowments and investment accounts during 1995. 
Many accounts also grew from reinvestment of earnings, and all accounts grew 
significantly from capital appreciation during 1995. 

Many local churches across the NC Conference now have active planned giving and 
endowment programs in place. Planned Giving Handbook for Churches of the NC 
Conference, a publication of the Foundation which was given to each pastor in the 
Conference in late 1994 and early 1995, has been a valuable resource in churches where 
these special stewardship programs have been organized. 

Each year the Foundation staff provides an increasing level of stewardship 
consultation and assistance to local churches. Estate and Gift Planning Workshops, 
Creative Gift Planning Seminars, stewardship sermons and special presentations on wills, 
estate planning, and planned giving continue to be well received. The Foundation 
newsletter LEGACIES was sent quarterly to over 7,500 persons who have key leadership 
positions or who have indicated an interest in planned giving. A vast supply of other 
printed resources was provided and distributed by the Foundation through its on-going 
stewardship education programs. 

In 1 995 an increased amount of staff time was devoted to assisting individuals and 
families v^nth charitable estate and gift planning. This assistance was provided without any 
cost or obligation on the part of those persons and has resulted in significant benefits to 
local churches, institutions, and causes of the Church by way of current and deferred 
gifts. 

The investment partnership continues to provide the potential for local churches, 
institutions, and other causes of the Church to minimize the cost of investing long-term 
and permanent funds while maximizing investment returns within acceptable risk 
parameters. The total rate of return in 1995 was 18.48%. The average annual rate of 
return has been: 3 years - 9.96%; 5 years - 10.18%; 7 years - 10.30%; 10 years - 9.76%; 
15 years - 11.12%. 

(While the above figures accurately represent total rate of return on the Foundation's 
General Fund investments for the stated periods, they are not an estimate or indication 
of future performance. Each partnership account is accounted for separately, owns a 
specified number of units in the Foundation, and participates on a pro rata basis in 
earned income and capital appreciation/depreciation.) 

Thomas E. Chandler announced his decision to step down as President of the 
Foundation at the conclusion of the March 1996 meeting. A Nominating Committee, 
chaired by Dr. Reginald W. Ponder, was appointed and will present a slate of officers at 
the March meeting. 

The Annual Report for this 40th Anniversary would not be complete until we express 
sincere appreciation to the NC Conference for the strong and faithftjl support given to 
nurture this special stewardship ministry over these 40 years. We are deeply grateful for 
the warm and gracious reception our staff has received in local churches where we have 
been invited to provide stewardship consultation, education, and planned giving 
assistance. We give thanks for the partnership which exists between local churches, 
institutions, and causes of the Church and CIMF which makes possible a faithful 
stewardship of financial resources. And, we especially give thanks to God for those 
persons whom we have been privileged to assist in making generous gifts to benefit their 
local church and many other causes of the Church. 



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On behalf of its Board of Directors we commit our best efforts to help strengthen 
the Church for present and future mission and ministry through the stewardship ministry 
of United Methodist Foundation. 

Thomas E. Chandler, President 
Douglas L. Byrd, Executive Director 

GMITED METHODIST MEN 

As of January, 1 996, there were 235 active nationally chartered United Methodist 
Men's fellowships in the Morth Carolina Conference, representing an increase of 15 over 
the preceding year. Although this was an increase of almost 10%, there are still almost 
three-fourths of the charges in the conference that have no chartered men's organization. 

Founded on evangelism, mission and spiritual life. United Methodist Men seek to 
build a Christian community among themselves and witness to the world their faith in our 
Lord and Savior. We work both to serve the congregations of which we are a part, and 
to do God's work in the larger society that surrounds us. We share with others the Good 
News of God's Grace, we respond to the cries of the needy where possible, and through 
fellowship with each other, we nurture the Holy Spirit within each of us. 

Conference officers for 1 996 are Sam Hodges, president; Frank Cox, vice-president; 
Mack Parker, secretary; and Guy Tilley, treasurer. District presidents are Guy Tilley, 
Burlington; Mark Stephens, Durham; Jessie Callahan, Fayetteville; George Avery, 
Greenville; Kenneth Lymaster, New Bern; C.A. Dillon, Raleigh; Donald Rainer, Rockingha- 
m; B. D. Rabil, Rocky Mount; Glenn Stevens, Sanford; and Valton Ray, Wilmington. At 
the time of this report, the Elizabeth City and Goldsboro districts were without district 
presidents. 

Priority conference goals for this year are: 

1 . To increase the number of active chartered fellowships in each district. 

2. To increase participation in district and conference events and projects. 

3. To increase EMS memberships from the present number of 235. EMS members are 
men who support connectional UMM programs through annual membership fees 
of $15.00, which include a subscription to the national UMM publication "Men's 
News." 

4. To further underwrite the Meals for Millions project of the Society of Saint Andrew. 
This is a program to provide low cost potato meals to hungry people across the 
United States, which is being accomplished at an amazing one cent per serving. 
Local UMM groups are being asked to accept a challenge fellowship of $10.00 per 
member per year and to distribute Meals For Millions lapel pins throughout their 
congregations and elsewhere in exchange for a small donation. In addition, they are 
asked to participate in the Society's Gleaning Network and Mile of Pennies program. 

5. To support the work of the Upper Room Prayer Center in Nashville both through 
financial contributions and participation in the national telephone prayer ministry. 

6. To continue and increase our support of the scouting movement through 
sponsorship of Boy Scout and Cub Scout units. 

7. To promote and encourage attendance by men throughout the Conference to the 
Promise Keepers rally to be held in June of 1996 at the Chariotte Motor Speedway. 
We look forward to the United Methodist Men continuing to be a vital organization 

within The United Methodist Church, and invite men of all ages to join us in our work and 
fellowship. 

Samuel C. Hodges, Jr., President 

GNITED METHODIST WOMEN 

The 1993-1996 Quadrennial Theme for the United Methodist Women in the NC 
Conference is "Glimpses of God - Reflections of Christ" with the focus in 1993 being In 
Ourselves, 1994 In Others, 1995 !n Our Community and 1996 In Our Worid. The 
Quadrennial Theme and the sub-themes each year have really helped in fulfilling our 
Purpose as UMW. We are a community of women whose Purpose is to know God and 



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experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative 
supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the 
global ministries of the church. Our Purpose is at the forefront of all we do as GMW and 
our themes help us to fulfill our Purpose. 

1995 at a Glance: 

January: The Conference Program/Executive Committee made plans for the year. 

February: A retreat was held for the 13 elected officers to discuss the implementa- 
tion of the plans made in January by the entire Amission Team. A Financial Analysis 
Meeting was held at Buckhom GMC in Wilson. 

March: A 39 and Under Event was held at Methodist College in Fayetteville. Elaine 
Lilliston, Diaconal Minister at Englewood GMC in Rocky Mount lead this event based on 
our 1995 theme, "Glimpses of God - Reflections of Christ - In Our Community." A 
Women, Faith and Violence Conference was held at Duke Memorial CIMC in Durham. 

April: GMW across the Conference participated in the Food Lion Community Way 
Days and helped raise over $18,000 for the Methodist Home for Children. Applications 
were received for scholarships. 

May: A Christian Personhood Retreat was held at Louisburg College which was lead 
by The Rev. Rosemary Brown from Mashville, TN. This was a time of worship, praise and 
spiritual renewal. The Scholarship Committee awarded a total of $6,500 in scholarships 
to 14 recipients in May. 

June: The 13 elected Conference Officers attended Regional School at Millsaps 
College and received vital training related to their office as well as taking courses on the 
Mission Studies for 1996. 

September: This month featured three well attended Mother/Child Retreats at 
Chestnut Ridge, Don Lee and Camp Rockfish. The theme for the retreats was "God's 
Great Creation." 

October: The Annual Meeting focused on children and children's issues in 
celebration of the Campaign for Children, Phase II and the 1995 Mission Study, "Making 
the Worid Safe for Children." 

Also in October, seven women participated in a "Hands-On Mission Education Event" 
at the Bethlehem Center - Wilson Inn Center in Richmond, VA and as a result of this 
event, plans are underway for a one day "Hands-On Mission Education Event" at the 
Bethlehem Center in Winston-Salem in the fall of 1996 and a weekend event in the Fall 
of 1 997 at the Bethlehem Center-Wilson Inn Center in Richmond. Women will be selected 
from each district to participate in these events. 

1 995 was a very successful year. Through our various avenues of mission giving we 
exceeded our $412,000 Conference Pledge to Mission by $4,063.48! We are very grateful 
to GMW from all over the NC Conference for making this possible. Through our mission 
giving we make mission possible not only here at home but all over the worid. 

Exciting plans are underway for the first GMW sponsored School of Christian 
Mission, August 1-3, 1996 at Methodist College in Fayetteville. This school will afford the 
opportunity to take all three of the Mission Studies as well a Leadership Development 
Course and a choice of five focus groups: "Children's Study - China," "How to Do a 
Mission Study," "Gp-Date on New GMW Structure," "When Hate Groups Come to Town," 
"What It Means to Be a Gnited Methodist," and "Family Worship." This School of Christian 
Mission is for everyone! 

The GMW of the NC Conference are in mission in every possible way from saving 
Campbell Soup Labels, which provided $7,000 worth of equipment for Methodist College, 
to volunteering in soup kitchens, clothing closets and shelters. 

Our 1996 theme is "Glimpses of God - Reflections of Christ - In Our Worid" and we 
will be striving more than ever to "expand concepts of mission through participation in 
the global ministries of the church" and to answer the call of Christ in the Great 
Commission to "go into all the worid..." 

Jeanne Rouse, President 



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GNITED METHODIST YOOTH 

As the year 2000 approaches, we are seeing the effects of Methodism's Vision 2000 
emphasis across the Conference and throughout the world. This can be no better seen 
than in the events that the United Methodist Youth of the NC Conference are participating 
in. In the past two years we have increased the numbers being brought into our ministry 
by an inspirational and innovative event, PILGRIMAGE. This all-encompassing weekend 
offers fun, fellowship and worship for youth from all over the Conference; and this year 
brought in even more youth than the previous year's event, with a total of almost 2000 
youth and adults in attendance. Not only has Vision 2000 for youth been blessed by these 
numbers, but also by YES!, Youth Empowered by the Savior Ministries. YES! teams 
comprised of youth and college students with an adult leader lead local church youth 
groups in a weekend of worship and the development of friendships between youth as 
well as team members. This ministry reached 6 different groups in 1995 and already has 
5 scheduled for the 1996 year. These youth-led weekends have pulled youth groups 
together and changed the lives of youth across the Conference. 

Youth came together for weeks of praise, fun and everiasting memories in the seven 
successful events held in 1995. The events occurring were Global Vision, Conference 
Youth Rally Day, Appalachian Trail Hike, Summer Breakaway, ACS-Annual Conference 
Session for Youth, the International Mission V/orkteam and Pilgrimage. This year we had 
wonderful numbers with over 3000 in attendance. The youth functions this year ran 
smoothly and we saw many youth from across eastern NC participating in praise and 
having fun with their friends, while hearing inspiring programs and learning more about 
Christ. Besides the youth attending Conference youth programs, youth have been in 
attendance at other events on the Conference calendar such as Annual Conference and 
The Great Event. Participation of youth on this level is vital to involvement and seeing 
more youth in attendance is encouraging. We hope to see more youth involvement in the 
coming years for we have loved the vitality of the youth at all events and look forward to 
more of this. 

Youth Service Fund has been blessed by hard workers and youth support. Through 
YSF grants are given to groups which use the funds for service. Every year, many more 
grants are requested than can be given, for the need around our Conference and over 
the worid is great. The grants that YSF is able to fill contributes to the lives of many. The 
grants given for 1995 include: Highland Service Project, Asbury Basketball Camp, Society 
of St Andrew-Harvest of Hope, Base Christian Communities Network Youth Ministry in 
Nicaragua, SEJANAM Empowering Native American Youth for Ministry, Confrontation 
Point Ministries, and Camp Providence. These groups appreciate our support but we vAsh 
to help more. The only way to do this is by added support from youth. Support from 
local church youth has declined over the recent years but resources are being developed 
and implemented to get the word out about YSF. This starts at the local church and 
should be continued at the district and conference levels. As youth of the Conference, we 
should all support; this mission of GM Youth through YSF. 

We thank the youth of the Conference and all the people of the Conference for their 
support and help with youth ministry. It has been a great year and can only continue as 
we move forward toward the Vision of 2000 set for us in keeping the ministry of Christ 
alive and well in the NC Conference. 

Will Simpson, President 



Historical Records 

SECTION IV 



M 



Memorial Service 3lij 



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ALL SAINTS CELEBRATION 

MEMORIAL SERVICE 

Tuesday, June 11, 1996 - 11:00 am 



Prelude Priere Franck 

Now on Land and Sea Descending Bell Choir 

All Creatures of Our God and King 

*CaIl to Worship from Isaiah 40 

Leader: All people are grass, their constancy is like the flower of the 

field. The grass withers, the flower fades; 
People: But the word of our God will stand forever. 
Leader: Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall 

exhausted; 

But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, 
People: They shall nnount up with wings like eagles. 

They shall run and not be weary, 

They shall walk and not faint 

♦Hymn #709 Come, Let Us Join Our Friends Above 

Prayer Congregation 

Almighty God, who holds in your hands the souls of the righteous: we give 
you thanks and praise for all who have served you faithfully and who now 
live forever in your presence. We thank you for all those who have enriched 
the world with truth and who have labored and devoted themselves to you 
and your Church. Grant that all the good we have seen and known in them 
may continue to inspire and guide us. And when we have fulfilled our time 
on earth, may we join them and all your saints in unending praise to your 
glorious name through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen. 

Gosp>el Lesson The Beatitudes Matthew 5: 1-11 

Special Music Ye Servants of God Bell Choir 

Precious Lord 

Scripture from II Timothy 4 

Sermon And Our Work Is Done Dr. Bergland 

The Reading of the Names Bishop Minnick 



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Clergy who have died during the 1995-96 Conference Year 

William Winter Newman July 1, 1995 

Charles Hall Mewborn July 23, 1995 

Paul Wendell Boone August 4, 1995 

Bruce Wayne McPherson August 14, 1995 

Wallace Martin Ellis September 30, 1995 

Robert Edward Walston October 30, 1995 

Billie Rudolph McCullen November 6, 1995 

Thomas Bryant Hough November 23, 1995 

Walter Allen Wentz, Jr December 8, 1995 

Ramsey Leon Crossno December 18, 1995 

Orville Earl Leonard December 19, 1995 

Alton Scott Lancaster, Sr February 6, 1996 

Grant Sneed Shockley February 16, 1996 

Eugene Addison Collins, Sr May 5, 1996 

Walter Bryan Gregory May 7, 1996 

Spouses who have died during the 1995-96 Conference Year 

Saralee Willis Gray June 5, 1995 

Josie B. Dunn Murray July 4, 1995 

Lois Crouse Bingham July 9, 1995 

Grace Geneva Dyson Batchelor August 10, 1995 

Mary Elizabeth Cox Watson September 30, 1995 

Oliue Blanche Hooper Meekins November 1, 1995 

Anne Maria Bullard Loy November 22, 1995 

Lorraine Lenor Kronholm Stone December 14, 1995 

Mabel Gertrude Brand Goodwin December 17, 1995 

Lelia Laura Shore Commander January 5, 1996 

Ormah Hendon Woods Jenkins January 9, 1996 

Essie Lewis Strawbridge January 12, 1996 

Martha Laura Edwards Boone January 20, 1996 

Nellie Mae Veach Hailey January 27, 1996 

Louise Courtney Godwin Poole February 10, 1996 

Kathryn Erma Baum Walston March 1, 1996 

Mary Bell Douglas McCallum March 17, 1996 

Frankie Jane Barefoot Connor May 22, 1996 

Toiling of the Bell 

Prayer Congregation 

O Merciful Lord, v/e lift up to you the names of these saints, your servants, 
before you. We remember them with gratitude and bless their names. And 
we give you thanks that they now live with you. May their memories inspire 
us to live each day in service to your honor and glory. And as a crowd of 
witnesses may we all offer you hymns of thanksgiving and praise for all of 
eternity. Through Jesus Christ, Amen. 

♦Hymn #141 Children of the Heavenly Father 

♦Benediction Bishop Minnick 

♦Postlude For All the Saints Sowerby 

Liturgist Bishop C. P. Minnick 

Preacher Dr. John Bergland 

Organist Judy Aycock 

Ben Choir . . Bill Weisser, L-aura Davenport, Gayla Estes, Kevin Kerstetter 



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Memoirs 




WILLIAM WirSTER NEWMAN 



1929 - 1995 



William Winter Newman, 65, of Apex, died July 1 , 
1995. His funeral was held at Apex UMC with the 
Reverends Henry Lovelace and William Boykin officiating. 
Burial was at Apex Cemetery. 

Bill is survived by his wife, Collen Dennis Newman of 
the home; daughter, Lou Ann Newman Condrey and 
husband, Ronald C. of Raleigh; son, William W. Newman, 
Jr., and wife, Alyson, of Hillsborough; grandchildren, 
Gregory William, and Emily Newman; brothers, Charles C. Newman of Durham, and 
Roland C. Newman, Jr., of Sparta, NJ. 

Bill passed away after a valiant four-year battle with cancer. He was a beloved 
husband, father, and friend to all who knew him. 

He was born to Roland C. Newman and Anna Louise Winter Newman in Passaic, 
NJ, on December 7, 1929. The family moved to California, Georgia, and finally to North 
Carolina during his youth. He was graduated from Durham High School in 1947. He 
married the former Collen Dennis of Durham on November 14, 1950. 

He joined the GS Coast Guard and served as master electrician on a light ship for 
two years. After an honorable discharge, he enrolled at GNC-Chapel Hill, where he 
completed work on a B.A. in Business. He was employed at Western Electric in 
Burlington, during most of the time between 1952 and 1964. 

During the years leading up to 1964, he began to feel a strong pull toward the 
ministry. His work as a lay person at West Burlington GMC led him to accept the call in 
1964. He served a three-church charge in Caswell County from 1964-68, while receiving 
his M.Div. from Duke Divinity School. He served as associate pastor at Front Street GMC 
in Burlington, 1968, and as pastor at Apex GMC, 1969. He became a deacon in 1966, 
and an elder in 1968 in the NC Conference. 

He joined the NC Council of Churches in 1970, then the Migrant and Seasonal Farm 
Workers Association in 1974 on special appointment. He held a key administrative 
position with MSSFA until returning to the pastorate in 1982. 

Bill served at Yanceyville, 1982, and Prospect, 1986. Twice during this time, 
members of his churches received the lay person of the year award for the Conference. 
He finished his career as a pastor with service at Ebenezer GMC, 1989, and Coats, 1991. 

Bill retired from the Conference in 1992 and returned to the MSSFA, renamed 
Telamon Corporation in 1992. He also was named special projects coordinator in charge 
of Head Start. He got the operation into a large new facility in Hendersonville, and 
opened new facilities in Newton Grove. Prospect Hill Center was his crowning 
achievement as he took a wooded lot and turned it into a thriving new center that opened 
in the spring of 1995. 

In addition to his 25 plus years in the ministry. Bill served in numerous civic 
organizations, including the Rotary Club and the Civitans. 

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CHARLES HALL MEWBORN 
1918 - 1995 

Charles was born in Wayne County on September 
16, 1918. He was the youngest of four children born to 
Vann and Leona Mewborn. Charles was preceded in death 
by both parents, two brothers, and a sister. 

Charles attended a rural elementary school, then 
went on to graduate from Goldsboro High School. After 
high school, he stayed at home to help his father farm, 
and to help care for his mother who was ill at the time. 

World War II caught up with him and he enlisted in the GS Navy where he would 
spend the next six years from 1941 to 1947. Four of those years were spent attached to 
the USS Cincinnati as it served in the Atlantic fleet. It was during the last year of his naval 
career that he met the girl who would be his wife of 49 years. She was the daughter of 
a Methodist minister from the Illinois Conference - a fact that perhaps brought him still 
closer to the Methodist Church - being no small thing, since his parents were Primitive 
Baptist. 

For several years after his discharge, Charles was an apprentice embalmer at a 
Goldsboro funeral home. During this time, he and his wife were members of St. Paul 
GMC - and it was the St. Paul Church that recommended him for license to preach. With 
a w/ife and family, he returned to college and Duke Divinity School to complete his 
education, culminating with deacon's orders in 1957 and elder's orders in 1959. 

During his ministry of 36 years, he served appointments at West Halifax, then 
Battleboro, 1953; Windsor, 1954; Cherry Point, 1960; St. John-Gibson, 1962; Robbins, 
1967; Tabor City, 1970; Rockingham: East, 1974; Newland-Grace, 1976; Laurel Hill, 
1978; and Lumberton: Asbury-Pineview, 1982. 

Depending on where he was located, he was a member of a number of service 
organizations - Rotary, Scouting, Lions, PTA, and at one time, a volunteer Fireman. At the 
time of his death, he was an active member of the Laurel Hill Lions Club, the Laurinburg 
Lodge AF&AM, and a shriner of the Oasis Temple in Charlotte. 

Charles retired in 1985 to Scotland County, an area he had come to love. It was 
here that he and his wife established their first permanent home since their marriage on 
May 12, 1946. For 10 good years he worked in his own greenhouse and a vast yard 
where there is now evidence of his labors. 

Charles attended Annual Conference in June 1995, and visited with a number of 
friends he had not seen for some time. On July 4, he suffered a severe stroke, and died 
19 days later on July 23. 

A Memorial Service was held at the Laurel Hill GMC with the pastor. Reverend Brian 
Perry, and the Rockingham District Superintendent, Reverend Ben Rouse, officiating. 
Inurnment was at Ariington National Cemetery Columbarium on August 10. 

Included in his survivors are his wife, Patricia Drake Mewborn of Gibson; four 
children, Thomas R. Mewborn of Newton Grove, Alice L. Mewborn of Sanford, Charies 
V. Mewborn of Tampa, FL, and Karen D. Dunn of Laurel Hill; three young grandsons, 
Grover, Wolfgang, and Boris Mewborn of Tampa, FL. 

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PACJL WENDELL BOONE 
1930 - 1995 

Paul Wendell Boone, 65, who recently retired as 
pastor of First GMC in Morehead City, died August 4, 
1995 at his Morehead City home after a long and valiant 
battle with cancer. A service of praise and thanksgiving 
was held August 7 with Bishop C. P. Minnick, Jr., the 
Reverend Roger D. Paxton, Dr. Kermit L. Braswell, the 
Reverend Thomas G. Holtsclaw, Dr. Milton H. Gilbert, and 
the Reverend Andrea R. Woodhouse officiating. He was 

buried on the tranquil grounds of Greenwood Cemetery in his hometown of Clarksville, 
TIN. 

Paul was born June 29, 1930, the son of Alvin and Leia Wofford Boone. He 
graduated a member of the National Honor Society from Clarksville High School in 1 948, 
and from Martin Junior College in Pulaski, TIN in 1950. While he was at Emory and Henry 
College in Virginia, he decided to study for the ministry. He went to Candler School of 
Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and graduated with a B.D. degree in 1955. 
He obtained his D.Min. degree from Drew University in Madison, INJ, in 1989. 

During his 39 years in the ministry, he pastored Methodist churches in the 
Kilmarnock Charge in Virginia, then transferred to the NC Conference and served the 
Dublin Charge in 1957. He was also pastor at Lake Waccamaw, 1959; Carthage, 1963; 
Christ, 1969; Trinity, 1970; V/hiteville, 1974; Englewood, 1979; Roxboro: Long Memorial, 
1982; and Morehead City: First, 1988. Poor health required retirement in 1995. 

Always involved in the community from which he served, Paul was active in such 
diverse activities as the Boy Scouts, PTA, Retarded Children's Association, and Foster 
Grandparent's Program. A Rotarian for many years, he was president in Carthage, 
Roxboro, and most recently, Morehead City, where he was a Paul Harris Fellow. Just as 
"Be Prepared" is ingrained in a boy scout's lifestyle, so the Rotarian's "4-Way Test" was 
part of Paul's. Truth and fairness - fine words. Words to live by. And, he did. A regular 
contributor to the Carteret County Neivs Times, and the Roanoke newspaper until 
shortly before his death, he shared his "words" in a weekly devotional column titled 
"Words of Life." 

Paul was elected to serve as a member of the town council in Carthage and the city 
council in Whiteville. Lauded by the editor of The Mews Reporter in Whiteville, he was 
said to be level-headed, and further, cited as serving with dignity, intelligence, caution, 
and concern for future generations. 

He enjoyed writing, riding motorcycles, and was an amateur magician. A talented 
musician, he also played the piano, the organ, and sometimes the coronet. 

But Paul's most meaningful contributions were less open to public view, certainly 
more private. They were the times when he knew, without words, that someone hurt and 
he responded. They were the times when he kept on going, despite the pain he endured, 
because he needed to give. They were the times when he battled his own weaknesses, 
his own fears, so that he could fulfill a promise. To those who knew him well, there was 
an openness, a gentleness, about Paul. He was always questioning, always seeking, 
always learning. And he taught just by being the kind of person he was. He had a zest 
for life, and he lived it fully to the end. About his illness, well, he might accept it, but not 
its limitations. And he certainly didn't have to like it! He fought long and hard for five 
years, and he was a witness to his community and congregation of what can be 
accomplished over adversity. He not only taught us how to live. He taught us how to die. 
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Paul had faith - faith to walk fearlessly, faith to run confidently, faith to live 
victoriously. 

in our family we remember him best throttling up the motor on our boat as we 
neared home, his hair blowing in the breeze, a smile on his face. Yes, he'd be back in 
time to prepare for church. 

Paul is survived by his wife, Ellen Brent Boone, of Morehead City; two daughters, 
Elizabeth Ann Boone Murphy of Archdale, and Paula Ellen Boone of Kemersville; two 
sons, Dr. Paul W. Boone, Jr., of Newport News, VA, and Robert Brent Boone of Rocky 
Mount; and two grandchildren, Alan and Leigh Murphy. 

Martha Bond Hedgepeth 




BRUCE WAYNE McPHERSON, SR. 
1948 - 1995 

ffa man does not keep pace with his companions, 
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let 
him step to the music he hears, however measured or 
far away. - Henry David Thoreau 

1 believe Thoreau must have known Bruce 
McPherson, or someone just like him. And, others seem 
to agree. 

Listen to Dr. Belton Joyner's words from Bruce's 
funeral: "Some folks just hear a different drumbeat. Most of us hear a drumbeat which 
says from time to time, 'Slow down!' But sometimes God puts among us someone who 
hears a drumbeat that says, 'Go ahead!' 

Most of us hear a drumbeat which says, 'Now, you want to do just the right thing; 
you want to be politically correct.' But sometimes God puts among us someone who 
hears the sound of a drum that says, 'Loving is more important than being right.' 

Most of us hear a drumbeat that says, 'Death.' But sometimes God puts among us 
someone who hears a drum that says, 'Life. Resurrection.' Thanks be to God for ears that 
hear." 

Bruce heard a drumbeat which rang sweet and clear the steady beat of "Jesus loves 
me, this 1 know, for the Bible tells me so." You could hear it in his laughter, you could 
feel it in his hugs, you could sense it in his very being. He preached it from the pulpit and 
in his life. 

Dr. Joyner said the same thing of Bruce, in his own characteristic way: "Was Bruce 
eschatologically pervasive in his homiletic nomenclature? Ha! That's not what he would 
have called it! His faith was a simple, straight forward trust that Jesus loved him, saved 
him, and welcomed him home. And he told others about it, both in how he spoke and 
how he lived." 

Bruce got this marvelous faith and zest for life from his parents, Lee Roy and Gertie 
Mae Gaboon McPherson. He was born October 3, 1948 in Elizabeth City. His parents 
raised their son as a lover of nature and a lover of people on the Pasquotank River at 
Elizabeth City. And, he never lost that love for all of God's creatures (except, perhaps, for 
cats!). 

He particularly loved his family. He is survived by his brother, Leroy McPherson, and 
sister, Mary Jane Hendricks, both of Elizabeth City; his son, Bruce, Jr., of Angier, and 
Bruce, Jr.'s family - wife, Diane, and children, Cody and Sarah; his daughter, Mary 
Catherine (Missy), of Lynchburg, VA; his wife, Tracy, and son, Samuel. 

Bruce's greatest love, next to his love for His Lord, was his love for his children. God 
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and a half before he died. Not long after Sam's birth, Bruce said, "If anything ever 
happens to me, tell my children I delighted in them." And, he did. 

Bruce graduated from Central High School in Elizabeth City, from the University of 
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and from Southeastern Baptist Seminary in Wake Forest. 
He also attended Duke Divinity School. He served in the Air Force for two years and 
served Baptist churches in Virginia before becoming part of the NC Conference of The 
GMC. He pastored Union Chapel CIMC, Kittrell, for seven years, and Trinity UMC, 
Louisburg, for two years. These were particularly special places because Union Chapel 
was where we met and were married on June 1, 1991, and Trinity was where our son, 
Sam, was born and baptized in 1994. 

Bruce loved being a preacher; in fact, he could not be anything else. God called him 
to a wonderful pulpit ministry, and he knew he belonged nowhere else. He often noted, 
"I know Whose I am, and what I am about." It brought him a peace that truly passed all 
understanding. 

Bruce will not be remembered for the board retreats he planned, the long-range 
plans he inspired, or the capital campaigns he led. And, somehow, 1 think he'd be very 
proud of that. Instead, he will be remembered for the hands he held, the hugs he gave, 
the prayers he prayed, the jokes he told, the tears he cried, and the second helpings he 
ate. Most of all, he will be remembered for merely being there, when being there was 
really important. 

Dr. Joyner put it this way: "Why is it that we call to mind a pastor who never seemed 
to have a hymnal with him in the pulpit?... Who thought Carolina Blue was the correct 
liturgical color for all seasons?.. .Who wore shorts, black socks, and dress shoes to play 
volleyball? Why do we remember the little things? 1 think it is because the incarnated 
presence of Jesus Christ in this world has given new holiness to the little moments, to 
the daily activity, to the common life." 

Bruce Wayne McPherson, Sr., died on August 14, 1995, at Duke Medical Center 
after a heart transplant. While Bruce's heart may have stopped beating, it could never 
stop loving. You just can't stop a love like that. 

The funeral was held in Union Chapel UMC with Dr. Kermit L. Braswell and Dr. F. 
Belton Joyner, Jr., officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. 

Some people walk to the beat of a different drummer. If you are fortunate, you know 
someone like this. Someone who lives life to its fullest, who sees the world with wide-eyed 
wonder, who loves you and everyone else for the sheer joy of it. 

Someone like Bruce McPherson. 

Tracy Thompson McPherson 
(with special thanks to F. Belton Joyner, Jr.) 



WALL\CE MARTIN ELUS 
1923 - 1995 

Wally Ellis was born on December 9, 1923 on a 
farm near Raeford, the oldest son of Henry and Katherine 
Ellis, and brother to Leonard, Vivian, and Raymond. 

After graduating from high school, Wally had to 
decide whether to play professional baseball or answer 
God's call into the ministry. Through his mother's 
prayers, he entered the ministry; however, he never forgot 
the thrill of hearing a bat as it hit a baseball. He was a 
great supporter of athletics and its discipline. 

Wally earned a B.A. degree from Bob Jones University and furthered his studies at 
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Conference Course of Study. He believed strongly in education and was an avid student 
of history. 

He worked with the Charlotte Rescue Mission and later became an assistant pastor 
in Georgia. He accepted a position at Gnion Baptist Church in West Jackson, OH, where 
he stayed for seven years. 

During this time, he met and married Luella Eller of Marion, OH, on June 1 9, 1 949. 
He returned to North Carolina and joined the NC Conference in 1954. He wanted to 
establish a spiritual dominion in the church and to evangelize. At each new appointment, 
he would announce, "I have come to preach the Gospel." 

Wally was comfortable in front of people. He was a wonderful story teller. His love 
for the Lord was conveyed in his sermons, whether from a tent revival or the pulpit of a 
large church. While preaching in a tent revival on the family farm, Wally's voice carried 
to the packhouse where his father was drinking. As Henry Ellis looked at the bottle, and 
listened to his son's words, the bottle exploded. He never took another drink of alcohol, 
and lived a godly life before his grandchildren. 

Gsing easy to understand illustrations, and relying on his love for people, Wally 
successfully pastored over 40 years. His appointments included: Winstead, 1 954; Garland, 
1956; Benson, 1961; Grifton, 1967; Williamston, 1971; Durham: Bethany, 1980; 
Robbins: Tabernacle, 1983; and Durham: Asbury, 1987. He and Luella moved back to 
Williamston following his retirement in 1991 to enjoy their grandchildren. 

Wally loved to fill pulpits those first years of his retirement. He continued to be active 
in civic clubs and the Ministerial Association. He attended all of his grandchildren's 
activities: gymnastics, football, baseball, T-ball, basketball, wrestling, and band 
competitions. Five children and six grandchildren kept him very busy. As a prankster and 
humorist, he showed his love for life, music, and food. He often said unless an athlete 
looked up and saw his pastor in the stands, a pastor needn't look for the athletes to be 
in the congregation. 

Wally had married each of his five children to their spouses. As he and Luella 
awaited the birth of their seventh grandchild, the sanctity of life was becoming even more 
precious. Their first grandchild had been born with severe health problems, and Wally had 
been struck by the struggles of chronically ill children, especially at Duke. He would dress 
up in attention-getting outfits while visiting (or sneaking milkshakes to) the pediatric unit 
of the hospital. The sorrow of his ministry occurred during his last appointment when a 
precious young child named Jennifer lost her battle with cancer. He said his first question 
in heaven would be, "Why did the children have to suffer?" 

Always an optimist, Wally looked forward to the heart surgery that would restore his 
health and vitality. He eagerly anticipated the activities "down the road" as he regained 
his strength. Realistically, as a pastor, he was aware that he might not recover. In his 
wisdom, he spent quality time with the family and ministered words of encouragement. 

Although he lived 16 more months, Wally never fully recovered. He was surrounded 
by a loving, caring family and friends. He participated in as many family activities as 
possible. On May 7, 1995, he served communion with Dr. Stan Smith at Edenton GMC. 
Although he could not speak the words, "The Body of Christ, broken for you," the 
congregation was blessed to take bread from this frail but loving man. At the end of the 
service, Stan walked him up the aisle where Wally shook every hand. 

Wally's last days were difficult. He quoted John 3:16, Psalm 23, and repeated the 
Lord's Prayer, with help. His last word was "beautiful!" When he died on Saturday, 
September 30, 1995 at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, people were stunned. He had 
handled his declining health with great dignity - just as he had lived it. 

A Service of Celebration was held in the First GMC in Williamston where he had 
served for nine years. The service was led by Reverend Clyde Cheezum, whose ministry 
he loved and respected, and his brothers in the Lord, Reverends Sam Wood and Wilbur 
Teachey. Sam and Wilbur, along with their families, had become a part of Wally and 
Luella's extended family. Luella's sister. Donna Scott, an accomplished pianist, played a 
medley of Wally's favorite hymns. Sheri and Susan Scott, Wally's nieces, shared two 
special songs by tape. The Eastern Gate and Finally Home. Burial was in Martin 
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Survivors include his wife, Luella; five children and their spouses, Lenny and Vicki 
Plummer of Edenton, Jerry and Nancy Jones, and Rickie and Joyce Gay of Williamston, 
Freddie and Sharon Ellis of Fayetteville, and Randy and Julie Ellis of Durham; eight 
grandchildren, Michael and Christopher Jones, Jared and Lindsay-Rebekah Plummer, 
Brandyn and Jordan Gay, and Jessica and Amanda Ellis (born after her grandfather's 
death); several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many nieces and nephews. 

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ROBERT EDWARD WALSTON 

1905 - 1995 

KATHRYN ERMA BACiM WALSTON 

1916 - 1996 

On October 30, 1995, God called home one of 
His own, Robert Edward Walston. Four months later 
on March 1, 1996, within the same hour, He called 
home Bob's beloved companion of 59 years, Kathryn 
Baum Walston. The two, whose lives were so deeply 
intertwined, were together again in the presence of 
the Lord they had served so faithfully for so many 
years. The services of praise and thanksgiving for their lives were conducted at the First 
GMC in Williamston by the Reverend Clyde Cheezem and the Reverend Lloyd Braswell. 
Graveside services were held at Greenwood Cemetery in Tarboro. 

Bob was born in Edgecombe County on December 30, 1905, the son of John and 
Ida Walston. He attended elementary and high school in the Conetoe community of 
Edgecombe County and graduated from Trinity College (now Duke University) where he 
received a degree in religious education. He taught mathematics for the next six years 
and although he loved teaching, he felt God's strong call to the ministry. In 1930, he 
returned to Duke and graduated from the Divinity School. He was admitted into the NC 
Conference in 1934. 

Kathryn was born in Currituck County on September 22, 1916, the daughter of Tom 
and Mamie Baum. Her mother died when she was an infant and she was brought up by 
loving relatives, George and Dona Baum. She graduated from Popular Branch High 
School in 1933. 

Bob and Kathryn met while he was serving his first pastorate in Kitty Hawk. They 
were married on December 20, 1935. Together, they actively served charges in Kitty 
Hawk, 1934; Chowan, 1935; Pink Hill, 1939; Grifton, 1942; Burgaw, 1947; Williamston, 
1951; Camp Ground, 1956; Ahoskie, 1960; Elm City, 1964; and Pine Forest, 1968. 

They had two children, Janet Lilley of Williamston and Johnny Walston of Wilson; 
four grandchildren, Michael and Christy Lilley, and John and Jana Walston. Kathryn is 
also survived by a brother, Wyatt Baum of Kitty Hawk. 

Bob was an active leader in Conference affairs. He was especially interested in the 
town and country work being conducted by the Conference. In 1954, he co-authored a 
book with C. G. Nickens entitled. Frontiers Again, published by the Commission of Town 
and Country Work, in which they pointed out the challenges facing the Methodist Church 
in expanding into rural areas. Because of his work with this commission, he was the only 
rural pastor from the state to represent NC Methodists at the General Conference in 
Denver, CO, in 1 960. Bob also helped organize the Methodist Minister's Credit Union, and 
served as its treasurer for several years. 

Kathryn's ministry was a ministry of giving. She was an excellent cook, and from her 
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members. She believed in taking one day at the time, and trying to find something 
helpful to do for others. She often served as a lay member to Annual Conference and was 
active in the women's work of the church. 

Due to Bob's declining health, he went on disability leave in 1969, then took 
retirement in 1971. They moved to Goldsboro where they lived for 21 years. There, 
whenever able. Bob filled empty pulpits, and he and Kathryn were active in Meals on 
Wheels, enjoyed gardening, and devoting time to each other and their family. As Bob's 
eyesight and health continued to fail, he and Kathryn moved back to Williamston to be 
near their daughter. 

Bob loved to read and enjoyed all types of literature. However, his eyesight eventually 
became so poor he was no longer able to read his much loved books. With Kathryn's 
help, he subscribed to taped books from the library for the blind and handicapped. At the 
time of his death, the librarian commented that he was their most avid "reader," having 
received more than 1 ,500 books! 

A quiet, gentle man, Bob's life was his witness. He will be remembered for his deep 
abiding faith in his God, his steadfast service to the church, his devotion to his family, 
and the patience and courage he exhibited in later life while blind and confined to a 
wheelchair. 

Kathryn will be remembered for her generous spirit, the dignity and honor she 
brought to every church and parsonage she ser/ed with her husband, her commitment 
to her God and family, and especially, her devotion to her beloved Bob. Though ill with 
cancer herself, she continued to care for him, often ignoring her own health, without 
complaint, and with a heart filled with love. 

Our lives were so blessed to have had parents such as these. 

The Children 



BILUE RUDOLPH McCGLLEN 
1921 - 1995 

Billie McCullen served God faithfully, he preached ^^^ 
the Bible, and whenever he met a stranger, he left a 
friend. 

He was born in Wayne County in the Grantham 
Community June 2 1 , 1 92 1 , the son of Henry Eugene and 
Lena Sasser McCullen. He served in the GS Army from 
1943 until 1946. After he returned home, he was active 
as a Boy Scout leader and was the Sunday School 
superintendent at his home church. Falling Creek 

Methodist, prior to being called into the ministry. After the call, Billie completed his 
requirements for ministry in the NC Conference at Louisburg College and Duke Divinity 
School. He was ordained a deacon in 1958, an elder in 1960, and made full connection 
in 1964. 

Billie served the following appointments: Institute Charge, 1954; Faison charge, 
1957; Bethany in Wanchese, 1965; Oxford Charge, 1966; Pink Hill, 1968; Vanceboro 
Circuit, 1969; Micro-Fellowship Charge, 1971; and Whitley-Elizabeth Charge, 1980. He 
retired in 1984, and moved back to the Grantham Community. He was attending his 
home church when he was asked to fill the pulpit at Asbury in Smithfield, and he served 
this church for four years. He preached his last sermon there the Sunday before his 
death. 

Billie passed away November 6, 1995, at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, 
His funeral service was held at Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro, with interment at 
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District Superintendent Jim C. Lee, with Reverends Richard Sharp, Michael Bryant, and 
Jean Hood. During personal remarks by Reverend Hood, he said, "Billie u/as the same 
everyday, nothing artificial. He was like an old shoe. Everywhere he served the Lord, Bill 
felt good and fitted like the old shoe. You all loved him, and he loved you." 

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gladys Louise Cox McCullen, whom he 
married on November 15, 1942; a daughter, Rosemary McCullen of Morehead City; son 
and daughter-in-law Billy Wayne and Connie McCullen, two grandchildren, Allison and 
Tim McCullen, all of Princeton; and two sisters, Rachel M. Cox of Grantham, and Lucy 
M. Lee of Bentonville. 

Billie loved the church members he served and made many lifelong friends who he 
treasured through the years. Our family was very proud of his accomplishments, whether 
it be building a new church for a congregation, or bringing a new member into the 
church. Our home was always filled with warmth and love. Dad was always there for us 
anytime we needed help or guidance. Our hearts are heavy, but we know that his death 
is what he lived his life for, to be with his Heavenly Father. 

At the end of the funeral service, the congregation stood and sang his favorite hymn. 
1 would like to include the chorus: 

"I'm living on the mountain, underneath a cloudless sky, 

I'm drinking at the fountain that never shall run dry, 

O yes, I'm feasting on the manna from a bountiful supply, 

For 1 am dwelling in Beulah Land." 

Rosemary McCullen 




THOMAS BRYATfT HOGGH 
1903 - 1995 

The Reverend Doctor Thomas Bryant Hough died 
on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 1995, in Mt. 
Pleasant, SC. He had been in declining health since 
1988. For him this was a true day of thanksgiving when 
God finally called him home as he was surrounded by his 
family. The funeral was held on November 25, 1995 in 
Christ Church churchyard in Mt. Pleasant, conducted by 
Reverend Clyde Dunn. 

"T. B." was born November 7, 1903 in Anson 
County, the son of Robert Andrew and Janie Simpson Hough. The oldest of eight 
children, he worked on the family farm and in the sawmill as a boy, and always felt that 
this work made him strong physically and also strong in motivation. As a young man he 
went to Draughan Business College in Columbia, SC, and said that the business 
experience was invaluable to him in his pastoral duties. Hough was always one to make 
the most of all opportunities to learn and grow. 

He attended Rutherford College in Connellys Springs, where he played football. 
From there he attended Duke University where he was working his way through 
undergraduate school when he was sent to fill a vacant pulpit in Tabor City. There he met 
and married Mary Gamette Martin, the daughter of a Baptist minister on June 15, 1928. 

Married for 67 years, Bryant and Mary formed a special partnership in the ministry 
of the NC Conference which was a blessing and witness to all. He often said that Mary 
worked as hard as he did, but that he got all the credit. They had one child, Mary Jane, 
who now lives in Charleston, SC. 

Bryant and Mary moved first to Swansboro in 1929 where he had four churches, 
Swansboro, Queen's Creek, Bear Creek, and Oak Grove, and bought an old schoolhouse 
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Millbrook, Rolesville, Knightdale, and Pleasant Grove; the Garner Circuit in 1923 with four 
churches, Garner, Ebenezer, Mt. Zion, and Hollands; then the Swepsonville Circuit in 
1937 with four churches, Swepsonville, Phillips Chapel, Saxapahaw, and Salem. 

In 1941 he went to Mebane for 1 1 years where he united the Methodist-Presbyterian 
and Methodist-Episcopal Churches, and built a church. He went to Jacksonville in 1952 
and built a church, then to Lumberton in 1956 and built another church. 

In 1962 he became district superintendent of the Burlington District. He 
subsequently moved to his last pastorate at First Church in Rockingham in 1967, where 
he served for six years. 

T. B., always a strong believer in education, acquired his B.A., Th.M., Th.D., and 
D.D. degrees from various institutions including Duke, Emory, American Bible College, 
and the University of Iowa. He served on conference boards in Ministerial Training, 
Missions and Evangelism, Methodist Foundation, and trustee for both the NC Conference 
and Methodist Home, and vice-president of Committee on Wills and Gifts. 

Active in every community in which he lived, Hough served as Lt. Governor of 
Kiwanis International. He also was active in the Boy Scouts and was chosen Man of the 
Year in Rockingham in 1979. He was a delegate to the Kiwanis International Convention 
in Seattle in 1950, and he was a delegate to the Worldwide Methodist Conference in 
London in 1966. 

He retired from active ministry in The United Methodist Church in 1971, however, 
he continued to preach whenever he was invited until 1 986 when he suffered a severe 
stroke. Although his body and mind weakened over the next nine years, he remained a 
beacon of faith and an inspiration to those who knew him, especially his beloved 
grandchildren. 

He always said, "Put your faith in the Lord, work hard, and try to do your very best." 
This is the way T. B. Hough lived and died. 

Mary Jane H. Hassell 




WALTER ALLEN WENTZ, JR. 
1925 - 1995 

How is friendship measured? How is family life 
examined? How is faithfulness charted? In some way, 
friendship, family, and faith have lived most fully when 
laughter has been shared, when tears have been real, and 
when truth has been told. That's the way life was for Allen 
Wentz. And that's the way death has been too, for we 
have remembered him with joy, we have missed him with 
sadness, and we have continued to grow with the truth, 
the unvarnished truth, he gave. 

Born August 31,1 925 in Rockingham, Allen was the son of Walter Allen Wentz, Sr. 
and Carolyn Hillbrath Wentz. From 1943 until 1946 he served in the GS Navy as a 
Pharmacist Mate. (How appropriate that the Navy Hymn was the processional music for 
his funeral service and his memorial service!) After graduating from Elon College, he 
completed studies at Duke Divinity School in the class of 1952. After 40 years of service 
through the NC Conference, he retired in 1992 (most will not forget his far-ranging, tell-it- 
like-it-is retirement speech!). 

Allen married Shirley Joyner, whom he had met at Elon College, on September 8, 
1951. Allen and Shirley had three children: Verna Carol Wentz, now of Raleigh; Matthew 
Allen Wentz, now of Cary; and Douglas Karl Wentz, now of Raleigh. There are two 
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At the memorial seivice in Raieigin, one speal<er said, "Allen Wentz had a faith and 
a spirit and an integrity that was transportable. His faith, his spirit, his integrity were the 
same everywhere he went. Allen did not need circumstances to define his character. His 
character defined his circumstances. That's what happens when Jesus Christ captures 
all of a life, when Jesus Christ captures all of all of a life." His ministry was marked with 
that kind of wholeness; he knew how to listen; he knew when to speak. Charges he 
served across the conference valued his pastoral leadership: South Camden, Belhaven, 
Wrightsboro, Wendell, Leasburg-Salem, Murfreesboro, Fuquay-Varina, Raleigh: Trinity,' 
and Mount Gilead. His love of ministiy with children and his stewardship of God's created 
order took focus in his four years on the staff of the Conference Council on Ministries as 
Coordinator of Children's Ministry and Camping. In retirement years, he continued to be 
active in outdoor and camping ministry (and, for that matter, in pulpit supply). Both his 
active ministry and his ministry in retirement were marked by an encouragement of young 
pastors, a gift which will in splendid ripple effect impact our Lord's ministry in eastern 
North Carolina for decades to come. 

And then there is the matter of the caps. One never quite knew whether they were 
for Allen's pleasure (and protection of his precious pate) or were for the delight and 
amazement of friends who counted an untold range of color, design, condition, shape, 
and coverage. Wearing the caps was playful; it was useful; it was creative - it was Allen.' 
Having put the Christmas tree into place, on December 8, 1995, Allen settled into 
a favorite chair at home in Frankin, VA, and died. To die at home and in celebration of 
our Lord's birth seemed to fit this friend who so valued and served family and faith. 

On December 11, 1995, pastoral colleagues Charles H. Hutchinson, Margaret R. 
Saunders, and William M. Presnell led a service of death and resurrection at Murfreesboro 
UMC. Interment was at Poplar Springs Cemetery in Franklin, VA. On December 1 6, 1 995, 
Trinity OMC in Raleigh was the site of a memorial service, led by Bishop C. P. Minnick,' 
Jr., Beth M. Morris, Reginald W. Ponder. Richard R. Blankenhorn, and F. Belton Joyner! 
Jr. The service included an anthem. The Word of God, which had been written in 1992 
to honor Allen upon his retirement at Mount Gilead. At both services, there were laughters 
and there were tears. It seemed right to do both. 

Allen was survived by two sisters, Virginia W. West of Rockingham and Elizabeth W. 
McDougald of Hamilton, AL, and by one brother, Henry H. Wentz of Raleigh. One sister 
Josephine W. Estes, died before Allen. 

Allen Wentz lived (and died) with straightforwardness. He wrote a poem which 
explored how much God in love gives us and how much we in love give God. The poem 
closes in this straightforward way: 
Oh for 
A thousand 
Hands and hearts 
To give and 
Give 

Again and, 
Again to give 
Thanks to 
Him... 
My God. 
Amen. ..that much! 

F. Belton Joyner, Jr. 




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RAMSEY LEON CROSSNO 
1910 - 1995 

The Reverend Ramsey Leon Crossno was born 
hovember 10, 1910, on his family's farm near Bells, TN, 
and died the night of December 18, 1995, while 
hospitalized at Sampson County Memorial Hospital in 
Clinton. His funeral occurred at Warsaw UMC in Warsaw, 
the town to which he and his wife had moved once he 
entered full retirement. He was buried in Moyock 
Memorial Cemetery in Moyock, his widow's home 
community. 

The son of Robert Lee and Lida Mae Butts Crossno, he was reared on the farm, 
attended Asbury College in Wilmore, KY, and the Divinity School of Duke University, and 
joined the NC Conference in 1936. He was ordained deacon in 1938 and elder in 1940. 

Leon Crossno's active ministry, one which extended for almost exactly 50 years, 
found him serving Walstonburg, 1936; Carrboro, 1937; Lillington, 1938; Moyock, 1943; 
Warsaw, 1948; Branson in Durham, 1952; Cherry Point in Havelock, 1955; Enfield, 1960; 
Oxford, 1970; Fifth Avenue in Wilmington, 1974; and, following official retirement in 
1981, Harrells, 1981-85. 

On August 1, 1944, he married Katherine Elizabeth Poyner of Moyock. She survives 
him, as do three sons and four grandchildren. The eldest son is John Leon Crossno of 
Raleigh. Also living in Raleigh is Robert Seth Crossno, who is married to the former Joyce 
Angel, and the father of Robert Seth Crossno II and Jette Taylor Crossno. The youngest 
son, Kenneth Graham Crossno of Kinston, is married to the former Carol Dobey, and is 
the father of Candace Lynn Crossno and Lauren Elizabeth Crossno. 

The list of what he loved is a long one: God, The United Methodist Church, his 
ministry, his wife, his sons and grandchildren, his brothers and sisters, and gardening, 
bird-hunting, and fishing. Leon Crossno felt he was at his most effective when he was 
able to serve communities rather like the one in which he had been reared: small-town 
farming communities. Thus, certainly the members of his churches soon would come to 
know that he was reliable and glad-hearted in conducting the rituals of the church for 
themselves and their families, visiting in their homes, and attending by their hospital beds. 
His church members also would quickly discover that his ministry extended to the time 
he spent at the hardware store, the drugstore, in his vegetable garden, in the fields with 
his bird dogs, and in the creeks and rivers casting for bass and bream. 

He was a brilliant preacher. Entering the pulpit without sermon notes, and always 
appearing absolutely at ease, he would deliver sermons that were perfectly constructed 
and delivered in language that managed to be both simple and eloquent at the same 
time. He could move a congregation to laughter as well as to tears within the same 
message. The biblical texts he chose were always meaningful, and the applications he 
made of them were drawn from what he had observed in his own life, the lives of others, 
and what he had observed in nature itself. Invariably, Crossno's sermons taught that God 
was a very present Being of love, gentleness, good hope, joy, and laughter. 

In the course of his life and ministry, he touched the lives of thousands of people. 
He left them the better for having known him. He left the world a better place for having 
moved through it. And, for his family and friends, the world is emptier now that he has 
traveled on beyond it. 

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ORVILLE EARL LEONARD 
1910 - 1995 

Orville Earl Leonard went home to God December 
19, 1995. It is certain that he was welcomed with joy, and 
with the words, "Weil done, my good and faithful servant," 
for he spent his long life from the age of 19 in God's 
ministry. His every effort was spent in reaching those who 
had not heard or did not know the way to salvation. 
There must be many, many stars in his crown. 

He was born March 15, 1910, in Manchester, OH, to 
Ora and Lillie Carter Leonard, and it was there, in the Island Creek Church, that he began 
his ministry. Several years later, he joined Reverend Clinton Ferneau preaching in a series 
of revival meetings throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Reverend Ferneau was 
accompanied by his daughter, Mildred, who was preparing to go to British East Africa, 
now Kenya, as a missionary. Orville fell in love with Mildred (and she with him), and they 
planned to marry. 

Reverend Leonard received God's call to Africa. "How shall they call on Him in whom 
they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? 
and how shall they hear without a preacher? and how shall they preach, except they be 
sent?" (Romans 10:14, 15) "Jesus said. ..The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers 
are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he send forth laborers into his 
harvest." (Luke 10:2) Orville left for Kenya in early 1937, to join Mildred, who had gone 
the previous year. He carried with him a lovely wedding dress for Mildred, handsewn by 
her mother. He and Mildred were married at the Ten Week Mission Station, April 8, 1 937. 

The oldest two of their four children, Roberta Hope and Faith Marie, were born in 
Kenya. The other two, James Orville and Love, were born and grew up with Hope and 
Faith, on other mission fields. Among these were the Texas-Mexican Border and Cuba. 
At each and every mission station, he built churches, clinics, schools, and a Bible college, 
preaching God's word, with Mildred attending to the flock. 

After returning from the mission field, Reverend Leonard pastored a number of 
churches in the NC Conference. They retired, finally, to Augusta, GA. His wife, Mildred, 
preceded him in death July 30, 1992, following 55 years of marriage. 

Reverend Leonard happily accepted the difficulties and challenges of missionary life. 
Like all other of God's missionaries, he went many an extra mile. He led a lifelong 
crusade for God and His church with a sure conviction - praying, serving, preaching, and 
teaching - fulfilling his duty with joy. He gave up all worldly goods, creature comforts and 
conveniences, chances for worldly advancement, all for his love of God. In the most bleak 
and primitive surroundings or circumstances, his courage and faith never wavered. He 
was determined to point the way to Jesus and to His offer of redemption, salvation, and 
eternal life. He faithfully followed Jesus's commandment to go into all the world to preach 
the gospel, secure in the knowledge that Jesus was with him every step of the way. He 
carried out his ministry, his responsibility to God every day of his life. His life, in fact, was 
a testimony to God's saving power and abiding love. 

Orville used to say that good men don't go to heaven, holy ones do. As he lay dying, 
he asked to have the description (from John's Revelation) of God's heavenly city read to 
him. He knew he was bound for that city: he was a holy man. He said, "I want only to see 
my Lord, and then to see Mildred." It is certain that he did so. And, I also am certain that 
he will spend eternity there, in the presence of his Lord Jesus. 

He loved his family inordinately, especially his wife, Mildred, his children, his 
grandchildren, and his brothers and sisters. He did everything for each of us that he 
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example, his own life, lived in the fear and an overwhelnning love of God. He taught us 
to pray for forgiveness, salvation, and grace, for Jesus' help, and for His immediate 
blessing. If he were here now, he would plead with us to keep our family circle unbroken. 
Reverend Leonard is survived by one sister, Mildred L. Gulley, and one brother, 
Reverend Chester Leonard, both of Manchester, OH; his children: Hope Leonard 
Robinson of 4915 Carriagepark Rd., Fairfax, VA 22032, Faith L. Bishop of Martinez, GA, 
James Orville Leonard of Athens, GA, and Love Leonard Hinshaw of Burlington; 1 1 
grandchildren: Deborah Luce, Ronnie Cunigan, Bryan Cunigan, Tracy Martin, Mark Athey, 
Gregg Athey, Thomas Athey, Gary Leonard, Kerry Leonard, Christopher Leonard, and 
Jennifer Hinshaw; and by 13 great-grandchildren. 

Hope Leonard Robinson 




ALTON SCOTT LMSCASTER, SR. 
1908 - 1996 

Alton Scott Lancaster, Sr., was born on July 25, 
1908, the youngest of eight children of William Scott and 
Sarah Elizabeth Lancaster of Raeford. From his youngest 
years, family was the guiding factor in his life. Nothing 
was more important to Alton than his brothers and 
sisters, his three children and their families, and his 
beloved wife. Ruby. She preceded him in death on May 
30, 1991, after 56 years of marriage. They were married 
September 1, 1934. 

As a minister in The United Methodist Church, Alton's family grew to include friends 
and parishioners in the churches that he and Ruby served: Marvin, 1 948; Roanoke Circuit, 
1951; Pasquotank Circuit, 1951; Pine Forest, 1954; Salem, 1958; Vanceboro, 1963; 
Franklin Memorial, 1964; Institute, 1968; and Washington Circuit, 1972. 

An exuberant laugh and a tender heart, it is for these two characteristics that Alton 
Lancaster will be best remembered. No one ever enjoyed a joke more and few were 
quicker to offer one. Alton saw the kingdom of Christ as a community of joy and lived 
so as to convey this attitude to others. Although he always kept a suitable reverence at 
appropriate times, he detested excessive solemnity, and he always sought to lead his 
parishioners to see their faith as cause for celebration. His constant smile and his 
exuberant sincerity led untold numbers to a richer walk on the spiritual path. 

Alton's tender heart broke for all the sad and oppressed souls that he encountered, 
and he witnessed for his Savior that our faith is one of comfort and assurance. In good 
times and bad, he modeled for his congregations and for the world the availability of 
peace through reliance on the Lord. 

Although he retired from the active pastorate in 1973, Alton's ministry, at that point, 
simply entered a new phase. Along with Ruby, he became active in the Lay Witness 
movement. In this capacity they logged thousands of miles across the country as they 
traveled to witness for Christ. Throughout these journeys and throughout these years, 
Alton gave form to their faith as he distributed thousands of cards reading, "Smile, God 
Loves You!" 

As the years began to take their toll and their travels were limited, Alton and Ruby 
entered the Carrolton Nursing Home in Lumberton. Alton continued to witness through 
the Sunday School and church services at the nursing home and individually to staff, 
fellow residents, and their families. Many stories have been told of Alton, alone in his 
room, with scarcely enough energy to see him through the day, spontaneously breaking 
into song with hymns of faith and praise. Even in his declining years, Alton's life 
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Alton's health deteriorated steadily for the last couple of years and on February 6, 
1996, he succumbed with all his family gathered about, holding hands and breathing 
prayers of thanks for his peaceful transition. 

Funeral services were held at Carter Funeral Home in Clarkton on February 9, 1996 
with Dr. Kermit L. Braswell and Dr. F. Belton Joyner, Jr., officiating. Alton was laid to rest 
between Ruby and his mother in the Raeford Memorial Cemetery. 

He is survived by two daughters, Loretta L. Willoughby of Winterville, and Dr. 
Elizabeth L. Braswell of Goldsboro; and by a son, Alton S. Lancaster, Jr., of Clarkton. 

Al Lancaster 




GRANT SNEED SHOCKLEY 

1919 - 1996 

Grant Sneed Shockley, professor emeritus of 
Christian Education, and former director of Black Church 
Affairs at The Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, 
was born in Philadelphia, PA, September 3, 1919, the son 
of Andrew Caleb Shockley and Mattile Blanche Sneed 
Shockley. He was graduated from Lincoln University, PA, 
in 1942, the Theological School, Drew University, in 

1945, and received his M.A. and Ed.D. degrees from 
Columbia University, New York, NY, in 1946 and 1952. 

Dr. Shockley was ordained a deacon in 1943 and an elder in 1944 by Bishop 
Alexander P. Shaw of the former Delaware Annual Conference. While in seminary, he 
served appointments in New Rochelle, NY, and in Spring Lake, NJ. He served as assistant 
pastor of St. Marks UMC in New York City, pastor of Whatcoat Memorial UMC in Dover, 
DE, and pastor of Janes Memorial UMC in Brooklyn, NY. He retired from the NC 
Conference in 1989. 

He began his illustrious teaching career at the former Clark College in Atlanta in 

1946, and coming full circle, was visiting professor at Clark Atlanta University prior to his 
death. He has seived the major portion of his career as professor of religious education 
in theological seminaries across the nation: Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta, GA; 
Garrett Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL; Candler School of Theology, Emory 
University, Atlanta, GA; and Duke University, the Divinity School, Durham, from which he 
retired in 1989 as professor emeritus. His visiting professorships include Centro 
Evangelica Unido, Mexico, D.F.; New York University, NY, Union Theological Seminary, 
NY; Drew Theological School, Drew University, Madison, NJ; Perkins School of Theology, 
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; lliff School of Theology, Denver, CO; and the 
University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe. Dr. Shockley was the first Black tenured 
professor to be elected to the faculty of Garrett Theological Seminary, Northwestern 
University, in 1959. While at Garrett, he was the first Black elected to the Board of 
Education for the public schools of Evanston, IL. Additionally, he was the first tenured 
Black professor to be elected to the faculty at the Candler School of Theology, Emory 
University, in 1970. Dr. Shockley, considered a trailblazer in higher education, has left a 
rich legacy of leadership and inspiration. 

He continued his career in higher education serving as president of two institutions: 
the Interdenominational Theological Center, the Atlanta University Center, Atlanta, GA, 
and Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR. He traveled extensively world-wide in his 
position as executive secretary of Christian Education, the World Division, Board of Global 
Ministries, The UMC. 

Dr. Shockley was a contributor to a number of major publications, including the 
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of American Methodism, and the Westminster Dictionary of Christian Education. He 
also has written several books, the most recent being Heritage and Hope: the African- 
American Presence in United Methodism. He has been a board member of many 
churchwide agencies, including the Division of Education, Board of Discipleship, The 
GMC, 1976-80, and the University Senate. The GMC, 1984-92. Some of his other 
memberships have included the Board of Trustees, Methodist College, Fayetteville; the 
Board of Visitors, The Divinity School, Duke Gniversity; Society for the Study of Black 
Religion; the NAACP; and the Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious 
Education. His fraternal memberships are Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and Kappa Boule, 
Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. He is listed in Who's Who in The Methodist Church, Who's Who 
in Black America, and Who's Who in the Midwest. 

Grant Sneed Shockley died on Friday, February 1 6, 1 996, of a heart attack at Emory 
Gniversity Hospital. Funeral services were held on February 21 at 1 1:00 am at Ben Hill 
GMC in Atlanta, GA. Interment was at Eden Cemetery in Collingdale, PA, on February 22, 
1996. A loving husband and father, he is survived by his wife of 49 years to whom he was 
married on September 7, 1946, Doris Taylor Shockley of Atlanta, GA; and one daughter, 
Muriel Elizabeth Shockley of Santa Barbara, CA. 

Dr. Shockley's lifelong commitment to Gnited Methodism and the ministry has been 
extraordinary. He was well loved, and will be missed by relatives, friends, colleagues, and 
former students around the world. 

The Family 




EUGENE ADDISON COLUNS, SR. 
1934 - 1996 

Eugene Addison Collins, Sr., was born on November 
10, 1934 in Berwick, PA, the son of Russell and Lois 
Collins. He was graduated from Bob Jones Gniversity at 
age 17, and at that time, he was the youngest person 
ever to graduate from the Gniversity. 

Though Gene's early career was spent as manager 
and buyer for department stores throughout New Jersey 
and Pennsylvania, he always spent time assisting pastors 
in area Methodist churches where he lived. 

He married Anne Lorraine Revicki on January 11, 1958, and they became the 
parents of three children: Denise C. Kennedy of Pittsburgh, PA; Eugene Addison Collins, 
Jr., of Wilmington; and Elizabeth Lynn Collins of Hampstead. He also had two 
grandchildren: Micheal John Kennedy of Pittsburgh, PA, and Eugene Addison Collins ill 
of Wilmington. 

Gene came to the NC Conference and entered its ministry in 1988 as a full-time 
local pastor when he was 53 years old. At that time. Gene was residing in Hampstead. 
He obtained his license to preach and served appointments at Topsail Island in the 
Wilmington District from 1988 until 1991, and the Bladen Charge in the Wilmington 
District (Bethlehem, Deems, Live Oak, and Windsor churches) from 1991 until 1994. 

All too soon, critical health problems required that Gene go on disability leave in 
1994, whereupon he moved to Clermont, FL. Death came from complications of heart 
disease on May 5, 1996 at South Lake Memorial Hospital in Clermont, FL, and he was 
cremated at Clermont. 

Gene spent many years plagued with diabetes, chronic back problems, arthritis, and 
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because of them, he answered the call of the Christian pilgrim. It is as though in helping 
others, he would not have time to think of himself. And he went at it with enthusiasm. 
"Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all to the glory of God." 

The Family 



WALTER BRYAN GREGORY 
1914 - 1996 

Though he had defeated cancer once before, Walter 
Bryan Gregory succumbed to lymphoma on May 7, 1 996, 
following over 81 years in a special spiritual walk with 
God. A celebration of his homegoing was held at New 
Hope GMC in Roanoke Rapids with Rocky Mount District 
Superintendent Tom Loftis, and the Reverend Greg 
Minnick, officiating. He was buried beside his wife at the 
Morris Family Cemetery near Roanoke Rapids. 

Surviving family members include his two sons, W. Bryan Gregory, Jr., of Matthews 
and William D. Gregory of Lilburn, GA; three sisters, Marie Gregory of Orlando, FL, Melba 
Brynildsen of Angier, and Margie (Mrs. Harvey) Montague of Durham; two brothers, 
Haywood Gregory of Angier, and Max Gregory of Orlando, FL; four grandchildren, "Trip" 
Gregory, David Gregory, Anita Gregory Arnold, and Caroline Gregory. 

Born on October 22, 1914, Bryan Gregory was one of 10 children of William 
Haywood Gregory who ran a hardware store, and Mabel Collette Gregory of Angier. He 
was graduated from Angier High School, Louisburg College, High Point College, and 
continued with seminary studies at Duke Divinity School. He was ordained a deacon in 
1947 and an elder in 1949 in the NC Conference. 

While in Roanoke Rapids for field education and lay preaching for Duke Divinity 
School, he met Eva Mae Powell. They were married on October 24, 1943, and produced 
two sons. 

Before retirement in 1 980, Bryan spent 37 years preaching at 47 churches in eastern 
NC. His appointments were City Road-White Memorial, 1943; South Camden, 1944; 
Town Creek, 1945; Stumpy Point, 1947; Hatteras, 1949; Kitty Hawk, 1953; Creswell, 
1956; Whiteville Circuit, 1957; Bath, 1959; Harrellsville, 1962; Shallotte Circuit, 1963; 
Dublin, 1965; Garland, 1969; and Bonlee, 1973. Poor health forced Bryan to take 
disability leave in 1974. 

For their retirement years, Bryan and Eva Mae moved to her home in Roanoke 
Rapids where they remained until she died of congestive heart failure on August 31, 
1991. Bryan faithfully continued his attendance and devotion to the church until the last 
several months of his life when he became so weak and feeble. He moved to Bryan, Jr.'s 
home in Matthews for the last few months of his life, and he seemed very happy and 
secure there, spending his last days close to caring family and friends. 

Among favorite memories of Walter Bryan Gregory are remembering how much he 
loved singing and visiting with his church families for so many years. Eva Mae was always 
beside him in this devoted ministry, and together, they made a beautiful lasting 
impression on many of God's children. 

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SARALEE WILUS GRAY 
1909 - 1995 

Saralee Willis was born on August 28, 1909 on the 
MC coast at Atlantic, the youngest child of Walter Lee 
and Mary Ida Goodwin Willis. Her sister, Eva Willis 
Johnson, and her brother, Martin Willis, preceded her in 
death. Saralee's early education was in the Beaufort 
Schools. 

While working in Durham, she met Alan de Leon 
Gray, a divinity student at Duke Divinity School. They 
were married in May of 1941 in Durham after he completed seminary school. 

Leon joined the NC Conference that year, and Saralee became a gracious helpmate 
to her husband and his ministry. She was an excellent cook, she loved working on her 
still life paintings, and she assisted wherever she was needed in the many areas of her 
husband's church work. They had an active life in civic clubs and affairs of the 
community as well. 

Leon was appointed to Jacksonville in 1941, then to Snow Hill in 1945. 

When Leon was called to serve as superintendent of the Oxford Orphanage in 1946, 
they went without hesitation. To this point they had no children of their own, now they 
had many to care for, and they held this job joyfully for 28 years until Leon's health 
required retirement in 1974. 

During retirement in Beaufort, they were as active as health allowed. Leon served 
three years at Cedar Island before his health declined to the point that Saralee cared for 
him completely for several years. He died on January 5, 1985. 

Saralee remained in Beaufort among family and friends, and she continued her 
Lord's work faithfully for 10 more years. Then for six months, she became very ill before 
she succumbed to cancer on June 5, 1995, in Carteret General Hospital in Morehead 
City. 

Her funeral was held in St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Beaufort with the Reverend 
Matthew Stockard officiating. She was buried beside her husband in the St. Paul's Church 
cemetery. 

Saralee's surviving family are one adopted daughter, Mrs. Mary Ruth Mauldin of 
Charlotte; two granddaughters, Bronwyn and Missy Mauldin; two nieces, Mrs. Shirley 
Babcock and Mrs. Mary Palazzo of Beaufort; one grandniece; two grandnephews; three 
great-grandnieces; and one great-great-grandniece whom Saralee adored, especially since 
this made five generations of her beloved family. 

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JOSIE DGNN MURRAY 
1912 - 1995 

Josie Dunn Murray, loving wife of Eric O. Murray for 
nearly 62 years, was born to Sam and Julia Ann Dunn on 
January 26, 1912 at Aarons Creek, VA, in Halifax County. 
Her family moved to Durham when she was 12 years of 
age. She attended school at Aarons Creek and the 
Durham City Schools. -tk^-' 

"Jo," as she liked to be called, attended church all 
her life. From a child she loved to sing praise to God in 

church and home. For years she sang alto in church choirs. She also sang duets with her 
sister and her husband for many years. 

Jo was married to Eric Octavious Murray at Halifax, VA, on October 27, 1933. They 
made their home in Durham until World War II when Eric was called into the Seabees of 
the Navy. Jo moved near Eric in camps at Williamsburg, VA, and Providence, Rl. She 
moved back to Durham when Eric sailed to England and France in August of 1943. 

Jo knew that Eric was called to the Christian ministry while in service, and in August 
of 1946, while Eric waited in camp for his discharge, she rented an apartment at Nyack 
College, Nyack, NY. Jo graciously helped her husband through college by typing papers 
and making do-nuts to sell at the campus store. She was highly respected and loved by 
all the Nyack College community. 

In 1951, Jo and Eric began their ministry in Burlington. They also served in 
Richmond, VA, and Lumberton. In 1962, they joined the NC Conference and served 
Pineview, Allensville-Trinity, Union Chapel, Hollands, Asbury-Dover, and Faith in 
Burlington. After retiring in 1980, they served six years at Wellons Village Church in 
Durham. 

Jo's beautiful smile is remembered by so many in the NC Conference. She had a 
divine gift for making the parsonage an influential arm of the church congregation where 
people could come for any kind of help, comfort, and fellowship. Every church felt the 
Christ-like love of Jo Murray, and many souls will be in heaven because she led them to 
Christ as Savior and Lord. 

In 1960, Jo and Eric adopted a beloved son, Eric Mark Murray, who now owns 
Mark's Plumbing Company in Garner. They were proud parents of Mark and his lovely 
wife, Myra. They also were proud of their three precious grandchildren: Patty, Erica, and 
Mark, Jr., who live at 6304 Diamond Drive in Raleigh. Jo's husband continues to live in 
Durham. 

Jo entered the glory of heaven on July 4, 1995, at Durham Regional Hospital. Her 
pastor. Reverend Ed Bogie, held her funeral at Glendale Heights GMC. The choir sang 
so beautifully Jo's favorite hymns: "He Touched Me" and "Oh, How I Love Jesus." She 
was buried next to her sister in Maplewood Cemetery in Durham. 

The words of our Lord surely applied to Jo when He said: "Well done thou good and 
faithful ser/ant... enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." This wonderful wife, mother, 
grandmother, and friend, is sorely missed, but she will welcome us all when Christ 
gathers us home. 

Eric O. Murray 




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LOIS CROGSE BINGHAM 
1906 - 1995 

On Sunday, July 9, Lois Crouse Bingham completed 
her living on this earth. Her Master said, "Well done, good 
and faithful servant; you were faithful. ..enter into the joy 
of your Lord." (Matthew 25:21) 

Lois was born in Greensboro on April 23, 1906, to 
James Louis and Hannah Teague Crouse. Besides 
helping her mother with the rearing of three younger 
sisters and four younger brothers, she learned to drive the 

family's "Pierce-Arrow" by age 1 0, and worked with her father's contracting company while 
in high school. 

She graduated from Asbury College in Wilmore, KY, in 1925, and she was married 
to the Reverend Buell E. Bingham in 1927. Cinder the Wesleyan Church, then Pilgrim 
Holiness, they served as co-missionaries in the British West Indies on the islands of Grand 
Cayman, Jamaica, and Antiqua, and pastored churches in Oklahoma, Illinois, California, 
and North Carolina. She was ordained by the Wesleyan Church in 1927; taught English, 
French, typing, and was a media specialist in the NC Public Schools for 25 years in 
Cumberiand, Washington, Alamance, Dare, Camden, Beaufort, Halifax, and Randolph 
Counties, and she served as librarian for the city of Archdale. 

Lois supported her family and her husband's ministry in many other ways; she 
plucked turkeys, and she won the national sales award in 1943 for the Westmoreland 
Steriing Silver Company. She was licensed as a local pastor in the NC Conference in 
1949 when Buell was incapacitated with broken vertebrae. She was a member of the 
Sunset Garden Club and the Pilot Club. 

She came from a musical family - each of the nine children played a brass 
instrument - and her father, who also played, sponsored tent meetings across the South. 
Lois sang in a quartet as well as playing the piano at recitals. Music played an important 
role in her romance with Buell Bingham, who played a double B-flat tuba and sang in a 
quartet. All four offspring of Lois and Buell were excellent musicians with keyboard and 
vocal skills. From early childhood, the children sang three-part harmony at many tent 
meetings and recitals. It was a daily devotional practice to sing hymns in addition to 
scripture and prayer. 

In retirement, Lois chose to live in Archdale next door to her two maiden aunts, Lolly 
and Isa Crouse, and to care for them until their demise. Lois joined the Archdale GMC 
in 1969 after Buell's retirement from active appointment. Her many years of service at 
Archdale Church included being teacher of the Wesley Women's Bible Class. After Buell's 
death, Lois presented the church a new organ in his memory. 

Surviving are three daughters: Ms. Rebecca Carnes of Chapel Hill, Ms. Juanita Miller 
of Fayetteville, and Ms. Priscilla Durkin of Maryland; one son. Dr. William Louis Bingham 
of Raleigh; three brothers, Joseph, Charies, and David Crouse, all of Wilmore, KY; 15 
grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

One grandson, William Allen Bingham, a pastor in this Conference, gave the funeral 
homily, and six grandsons sang "Zion's Hill" as a tribute to their grandmother. 

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GRACE GENEVA DYSON BATCHELOR 
1926 - 1995 

Grace Geneva Dyson Batchelor, devoted wife of 
Reverend Edward C. Batchelor, was born on September 
1, 1926, in Columbus County, the daughter of Joe and 
Hazel Dyson. 

She was married to Reverend Edward Carson 
Batchelor on September 1, 1941. She died on August 10, 
1995, after a 25-year battle with Lupus and Rheumatoid 
Arthritis. Funeral services were held on August 13, 1995, 
at Whiteville Memorial Cemetery in Whiteville. 

Grace is survived by her children: Ms. Hazel Walker of Chadbourn, Ms. Patricia 
Batchelor of Lexington, Ms. Frances Inman of Whiteville, Ms. Linda Mercer, and James 
C. Batchelor, both of Southport; Stephen Ray Batchelor of Sunset Beach, and Ms. Rose 
Marie Hensley of Raleigh. Her husband, Edward, died on May 29, 1983, and she had one 
son deceased, Edward C. Batchelor 11. She also is survived by one sister, Doris Smith of 
Whiteville; and two brothers, Joseph Dyson of Wilmington, and William Walker Dyson of 
Lumberton. 

Grace was a model Christian. She spent all of her time caring for her children, her 
husband, and her home. She was a devoted mother and wife throughout her life. She 
worked very hard with her husband in the churches and communities in which he served. 
Her calling was to support her husband and the work of the church in any way possible. 
She loved God and she loved her family. 

After retiring in 1983, Grace and Edward purchased a new home in Whiteville. 
Tragically, he was killed in a car accident in May of that year. They had been married for 
41 years. Througho