BY BISHOP JIMMY NUNN It has been a year since I crossed the Red River and came to Oklahoma from northwest Texas. I quickly found that the greatest strength of the Church in Oklahoma is its people. It has been a joy to work with highly competent leaders, visit vibrant churches, and experience creative ministries that serve people beyond the local churches. I continue to witness how we care for each other and reach out to others in mission and service. In every encounter with the United ...
Gary Holdeman, from Guymon Victory Memorial UMC to Retired, effective September 1, 2017.
BY BISHOP JIMMY NUNN Sometimes it is so hard to pray. For the hard times, Jesus offers this wisdom in Luke 11:9: "Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you." The middle part of this insightful nugget says "seek, and you will find." Have you ever wondered why this is part of Jesus’ saying? If all we need to do is ask or knock, why should we also need to seek? Human beings are wired to take the more difficult path, especially when it ...
Angie Bauer, to Calera, effective September 1, 2017 Ayrika Watson, to Altus Highland Heights, effective July 1, 2017 Darrel Maddox, from Vici/Lenora to Medical Leave, effective August 1, 2017 Dianne Peters, from Personal Leave to Retired, effective November 1, 2017 Furan Jackson, to South Coffeyville/Lenapah, effective July 15, 2017 Jerry Coldren, from South Coffeyville/Lenapah to Retired, effective July 15, 2017 Johnny Morrow, from Altus First Associate to Discontinued, effective April 1, 2017...
BY BISHOP JIMMY NUNN Three sentences that can basically destroy you" was the title. The article continued, "When these utterances start to become commonplace around the office, it just might be the beginning of the end." The story originally appeared in Inc. Magazine and was reprinted in Time in 2014. The article presented three sentences about organizations that may indicate "you may be heading down a dead-end path." Reading the article, I asked myself if I had heard those sentences in ...
Nathan Mills, from Elgin First to Elgin First/Community-Elgin; effective August 1, 2017.
BY BISHOP JIMMY NUNN The bishop recommends An enthusiastic reader, Bishop Jimmy Nunn suggests books he finds influential. Among titles he selected for the Cokesbury display at Annual Conference: “The Anatomy of Peace – resolving the heart of conflict,” “Jim & Casper Go to Church,” and “Back to Zero — the search to rediscover the Methodist movement.” Fred lay in his bed, nearing the end of his life, in 1939. He held a faded newspaper clipping from the Brooklyn Eagle. Fred read the article ...
Jeremy Sanders, from OKC-St. Luke’s associate pastor to CEO, Upward Transitions, Oklahoma City; effective July 1. Mary Irby, from Fort Cobb/Highland to Highland and 2 OIMC churches; effective July 1. Andre Contino, from OKC-Quail Springs associate to Moore-First associate; effective June 15.
Andre Contino: appointed as associate pastor to Moore-First UMC, effective 6/15.
Jessica Maynard to Crescent-First UMC, effective June 1.