Sat04192014

Religion

COGIC creates new jurisdiction and appoints new bishop

The General Board of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. has appointed Pastor William S. Wright of Memphis as a Bishop-Designee of the newly created Tennessee Southwest Jurisdiction in the Church of God in Christ.

The General Board of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. has appointed Pastor William S. Wright of Memphis as a Bishop-Designee of the newly created Tennessee Southwest Jurisdiction in the Church of God in Christ. The appointment was approved by COGIC’S General Assembly during the April Call Annual Business Meeting.

 
 Pastor William S. Wright

The Tennessee Southwest Jurisdiction headquarters is in Memphis and will consist of churches throughout the state of Tennessee.

Bishop-designee Wright is a third generation COGIC member. He has served as pastor of the Liberty Church of God in Christ since July 13, 1990. Liberty COGIC has two locations in the Memphis area.

A 1973 graduate of Hamilton High School, Bishop-designee Wright is married to Debrah S. Wright, and is the father of a daughter, Kenitra Wright, and a son, William S. Wright Jr., now deceased.

 

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