Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Bishop William B. Oden



The Council of Bishops is saddened to announce the death of former Council of Bishops President Bishop William B. Oden.

With his family surrounding him, Bishop William B. Oden passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 in Highlands Ranch, CO. 

Bishop Oden was elected to the episcopacy by the South Central Jurisdictional Conference in 1988; he served the Louisiana Area (1988 -1996), and the Dallas Area from 1996 until his retirement in 2004. He served as Ecumenical Officer of the Council of Bishops from 2004-2008.
Bishop Oden was president of the Council of Bishops from 2000-2001.
Please keep his wife, Marilyn, and their children in your prayers. 

Condolences can be sent to: 
Mrs. Marilyn Oden
3091 Mill Vista Road #1214
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Funeral details are still being planned.


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