List of bishops of the United Methodist Church


List of bishops of the United Methodist Church

Bishops of The United Methodist Church and its predecessor denominations, in order of their election to the Episcopacy, both living and dead.

1784-1807

Founders
*Thomas Coke 1784
*Francis Asbury 1784
*Richard Whatcoat 1800
*Philip William Otterbein 1800
*Martin Boehm 1800
*Jacob Albright 1807

1808-1825

*William M'Kendree 1808
*Christian Newcomer 1813
*Enoch George 1816
*Robert Richford Roberts 1816
*Andrew Zeller 1817
*Joseph Hoffman 1821
*Joshua Soule 1824
*Elijah Hedding 1824
*Henry Kumler Sr 1825

1826-1850

*John Emory 1832
*James Osgood Andrew 1832
*Samuel Heistand 1833
*William Brown 1833
*Beverly Waugh 1836
*Thomas Asbury Morris 1836
*Jacob Erb 1837
*John Seybert 1839
*Henry Kumler Jr 1841
*John Coons 1841
*Joseph Long 1843
*Leonidas Lent Hamline 1844
*Edmund Storer Janes 1844
*John Russel 1845
*Jacob John Glossbrenner 1845
*William Hanby 1845
*William Capers 1846
*Robert Paine 1846
*David Edwards 1849
*Henry Bidleman Bascom 1850

1851-1875

*Levi Scott 1852
*Matthew Simpson 1852
*Osman Cleander Baker 1852
*Edward Raymond Ames 1852
*Lewis Davis 1853
*George Foster Pierce 1854
*John Early 1854
*Hubbard Hinde Kavanaugh 1854
*Francis Burns 1858
*William W. Orwig 1859
*Jacob Markwood 1861
*Daniel Shuck 1861
*John Jacob Esher 1863
*Davis Wasgatt Clark 1864
*Edward Thomson 1864
*Calvin Kingsley 1864
*Jonathan Weaver 1865
*William May Wightman 1866
*Enoch Mather Marvin 1866
*David Seth Doggett 1866
*Holland Nimmons McTyeire 1866
*John Wright Roberts 1866
*John Dickson 1869
*John Christian Keener 1870
*Reuben Yeakel 1871
*Thomas Bowman 1872
*William Logan Harris 1872
*Randolph Sinks Foster 1872
*Isaac William Wiley 1872
*Stephen Mason Merrill 1872
*Edward Gayer Andrews 1872
*Gilbert Haven 1872
*Jesse Truesdell Peck 1872
*Rudolph Dubs 1875
*Thomas Bowman 1875

1876-1900

*Milton Wright 1877
*Nicholas Castle 1877
*Beniah John Willis 1877
*Henry White Warren 1880
*Cyrus David Foss 1880
*John Fletcher Hurst 1880
*Erastus Otis Haven 1880
*Ezekiel Boring Kephart 1881
*Alpheus Waters Wilson 1882
*Linus Parker 1882
*John Cowper Granbery 1882
*Robert Kennon Hargrove 1882
*William Xavier Ninde 1884
*John Morgan Walden 1884
*Willard Francis Mallalieu 1884
*Charles Henry Fowler 1884
*William Taylor 1884
*Daniel Kumler Flickinger 1885
*William Wallace Duncan 1886
*Charles Betts Galloway 1886
*Eugene Russell Hendrix 1886
*Joseph Stanton Key 1886
*John Heyl Vincent 1888
*James Newbury FitzGerald 1888
*Isaac Wilson Joyce 1888
*John Philip Newman 1888
*Daniel Ayres Goodsell 1888
*James Mills Thoburn 1888
*James W. Hott 1889
*Atticus Greene Haygood 1890
*Oscar Penn Fitzgerald 1890
*Wesley Matthias Stanford 1891
*Christian S. Haman 1891
*Sylvanus C. Breyfogel 1891
*William Horn 1891
*Job S. Mills 1893
*Charles Cardwell McCabe 1896
*Joseph Crane Hartzell 1896
*Earl Cranston 1896
*Warren Akin Candler 1898
*Henry Clay Morrison 1898
*David Hastings Moore 1900
*John William Hamilton 1900
*Edwin Wallace Parker 1900
*Francis Wesley Warne 1900

1901-1912

*George Martin Mathews 1902
*Alexander Coke Smith 1902
*Elijah Embree Hoss 1902
*Henry Burns Hartzler 1902
*William Franklin Heil 1902
*Joseph Flintoft Berry 1904
*Henry Spellmeyer 1904
*William Fraser McDowell 1904
*James Whitford Bashford 1904
*William Burt 1904
*Luther Barton Wilson 1904
*Thomas Benjamin Neely 1904
*Isaiah Benjamin Scott 1904
*William Fitzjames Oldham 1904
*John Edward Robinson 1904
*Merriman Colbert Harris 1904
*William Marion Weekley 1905
*William Mayes Willis 1905
*William Melvin Bell 1905
*Thomas Coke Carter 1905
*John James Tigert III 1906
*Seth Ward 1906
*James Atkins 1906
*Samuel P. Spreng 1907
*William Franklin Anderson 1908
*John Louis Nuelsen 1908
*William Alfred Quayle 1908
*Charles William Smith 1908
*Wilson Seeley Lewis 1908
*Edwin Holt Hughes 1908
*Robert McIntyre 1908
*Frank Milton Bristol 1908
*Collins Denny 1910
*John Carlisle Kilgo 1910
*William Belton Murrah 1910
*Walter Russell Lambuth 1910
*Richard Green Waterhouse 1910
*Edwin DuBose Mouzon 1910
*James Henry McCoy 1910
*William Hargrave Fouke 1910
*Uriah Frantz Swengel 1910
*Homer Clyde Stuntz 1912
*William Orville Shepard 1912
*Theodore Sommers Henderson 1912
*Naphtali Luccock 1912
*Francis John McConnell 1912
*Frederick DeLand Leete 1912
*Richard Joseph Cooke 1912
*Wilbur Patterson Thirkield 1912
*John Wesley Robinson 1912
*William Perry Eveland 1912

1913-1925

*Henry Harness Fout 1913
*Cyrus Jeffries Kephart 1913
*Alfred Taylor Howard 1913
*Gottlieb Heinmiller 1915
*Lawrence Hoover Seager 1915
*Herbert George Welch 1916
*Thomas Nicholson 1916
*Adna Wright Leonard 1916
*Matthew Simpson Hughes 1916
*Charles Bayard Mitchell 1916
*Franklin Elmer Ellsworth Hamilton 1916
*Alexander Priestly Camphor 1916
*Eben Samuel Johnson 1916
*William H. Washinger 1917
*John Monroe Moore 1918
*William Fletcher McMurry 1918
*Urban Valentine Williams Darlington 1918
*Horace Mellard DuBose 1918
*William Newman Ainsworth 1918
*James Cannon Jr 1918
*Matthew T. Maze 1918
*Lauress John Birney 1920
*Frederick Bohn Fisher 1920
*Charles Edward Locke 1920
*Ernest Lynn Waldorf 1920
*Edgar Blake 1920
*Ernest Gladstone Richardson 1920
*Charles Wesley Burns 1920
*Harry Lester Smith 1920
*George Harvey Bickley 1920
*Frederick Thomas Keeney 1920
*Charles Larew Mead 1920
*Anton Bast 1920
*Robert Elijah Jones 1920
*Matthew Wesley Clair 1920
*Arthur R. Clippinger 1921
*William Benjamin Beauchamp 1922
*James Edward Dickey 1922
*Samuel Ross Hay 1922
*Hoyt McWhorter Dobbs 1922
*Hiram Abiff Boaz 1922
*John Francis Dunlap 1922
*George Amos Miller 1924
*Titus Lowe 1924
*George Richmond Grose 1924
*Brenton Thoburn Badley 1924
*Wallace Elias Brown 1924
*Arthur Biggs Statton 1925

1926-1938

*John S. Stamm 1926
*Samuel J. Umbreit 1926
*Raymond J. Wade 1928
*James Chamberlain Baker 1928
*Edwin Ferdinand Lee 1928
*Grant D. Batdorf 1929
*Ira David Warner 1929
*John W. Gowdy 1930
*Chih Ping Wang 1930
*Arthur James Moore 1930
*Paul Bentley Kern 1930
*Angie Frank Smith 1930
*George Edward Epp 1930
*Jashwant Rao Chitambar 1931
*Juan Ermete Gattinoni 1932
*Junius Ralph Magee 1932
*Ralph Spaulding Cushman 1932
*Elmer Wesley Praetorius 1934
*Charles H. Stauffacher 1934
*Jarrell Waskom Pickett 1935
*Roberto Valenzuela Elphick 1936
*Wilbur Emery Hammaker 1936
*Charles Wesley Flint 1936
*Garfield Bromley Oxnam 1936
*Alexander Preston Shaw 1936
*John McKendree Springer 1936
*F. H. Otto Melle 1936
*Ralph Ansel Ward 1937
*Victor Otterbein Weidler 1938
*Ivan Lee Holt 1938
*William Walter Peele 1938
*Clare Purcell 1938
*Charles Claude Selecman 1938
*John Lloyd Decell 1938
*William Clyde Martin 1938
*William Turner Watkins 1938

1939-1950

*James Henry Straughn 1939
*John Calvin Broomfield 1939
*William Alfred Carroll Hughes 1940
*Lorenzo Houston King 1940
*Bruce Richard Baxter 1940
*Shot Kumar Mondol 1940
*Clement Daniel Rockey 1941
*Enrique Carlos Balloch 1941
*Z. T. Kaung 1941
*Wen Yuan Chen 1941
*George Carleton Lacy 1941
*Fred L. Dennis 1941
*Dionisio Deista Alejandro 1944
*Fred Pierce Corson 1944
*Walter Earl Ledden 1944
*Lewis Oliver Hartman 1944
*Newell Snow Booth 1944
*Willis Jefferson King 1944
*Robert Nathaniel Brooks 1944
*Edward Wendall Kelly 1944
*William Angie Smith 1944
*Paul Elliott Martin 1944
*Costen Jordan Harrell 1944
*Paul Neff Garber 1944
*Charles Wesley Brashares 1944
*Schuyler Edward Garth 1944
*Arthur Frederick Wesley 1944
*John Abdus Subhan 1945
*John Balmer Showers 1945
*August Theodor Arvidson 1946
*Johann Wilhelm Ernst Sommer 1946
*John Wesley Edward Bowen 1948
*Lloyd Christ Wicke 1948
*John Wesley Lord 1948
*Dana Dawson 1948
*Marvin Augustus Franklin 1948
*Roy Hunter Short 1948
*Richard Campbell Raines 1948
*Marshall Russell Reed 1948
*Harry Clifford Northcott 1948
*Hazen Graff Werner 1948
*Glenn Randall Phillips 1948
*Gerald Hamilton Kennedy 1948
*Donald Harvey Tippett 1948
*Jose Labarrete Valencia 1948
*Sante Uberto Barbieri 1949
*Raymond LeRoy Archer 1950
*David Thomas Gregory 1950

1951-1963

*Frederick Buckley Newell 1952
*Edgar Amos Love 1952
*Matthew Wesley Clair Jr 1952
*John Warren Branscomb 1952
*Henry Bascom Watts 1952
*D. Stanley Coors 1952
*Edwin Edgar Voigt 1952
*Francis Gerald Ensley 1952
*Alsie Raymond Grant 1952
*Julio Manuel Sabanes 1952
*Friedrich Wunderlich 1953
*Odd Arthur Hagen 1953
*Ferdinand Sigg 1954
*Reuben Herbert Mueller 1954
*Harold Rickel Heininger 1954
*Lyle Lynden Baughman 1954
*Prince Albert Taylor Jr 1956
*Eugene Maxwell Frank 1956
*Nolan Bailey Harmon 1956
*Bachman Gladstone Hodge 1956
*Hobart Baumann Amstutz 1956
*Ralph Edward Dodge 1956
*Mangal Singh 1956
*Gabriel Sundaram 1956
*Paul E. V. Shannon 1957
*John Gordon Howard 1957
*Hermann Walter Kaebnick 1958
*W. Maynard Sparks 1958
*Paul Murray Herrick 1958
*Bowman Foster Stockwell 1960
*Fred Garrigus Holloway 1960
*William Vernon Middleton 1960
*William Ralph Ward Jr 1960
*James Kenneth Mathews 1960
*Oliver Eugene Slater 1960
*William Kenneth Pope 1960
*Paul Vernon Galloway 1960
*Aubrey Grey Walton 1960
*Kenneth Wilford Copeland 1960
*Everett Walter Palmer 1960
*Ralph Taylor Alton 1960
*Edwin Ronald Garrison 1960
*Torney Otto Nall Jr 1960
*Charles Franklin Golden 1960
*Noah Watson Moore Jr 1960
*Marquis LaFayette Harris 1960
*James Walton Henley 1960
*Walter Clark Gum 1960
*Paul Hardin Jr 1960
*John Owen Smith 1960
*Paul William Milhouse 1960
*Pedro Ricardo Zottele 1962

1964-1975

*James Samuel Thomas 1964
*William McFerrin Stowe 1964
*Walter Kenneth Goodson 1964
*Dwight Ellsworth Loder 1964
*Robert Marvin Stuart 1964
*Edward Julian Pendergrass Jr 1964
*Thomas Marion Pryor 1964
*Homer Ellis Finger Jr 1964
*Earl Gladstone Hunt Jr 1964
*Francis Enmer Kearns 1964
*Lance Webb 1964
*Escrivao Anglaze Zunguze 1964
*Robert Fielden Lundy 1964
*Harry Peter Andreassen 1964
*John Wesley Shungu 1964
*Alfred Jacob Shaw 1965
*Prabhakar Christopher Benjamin Balaram 1965
*Stephen Trowen Nagbe 1965
*Franz Werner Schäfer 1966
*Benjamin I. Guansing 1967
*Lineunt Scott Allen 1967
*Paul Arthur Washburn 1968
*Carl Ernst Sommer 1968
*David Frederick Wertz 1968
*Alsie Henry Carleton 1968
*Roy Calvin Nichols 1968
*Arthur James Armstrong 1968
*William Ragsdale Cannon 1968
*Abel Tendekayi Muzorewa 1968
*Cornelio M. Ferrer 1968
*Paul Locke A. Granadosin 1968
*Joseph R. Lance 1968
*Ram Dutt Joshi 1968
*Eric Algernon Mitchell 1969
*Federico Jose Pagura 1969
*Armin E. Hrtel 1970
*Ole Edvard Borgen 1970
*Finis Alonzo Crutchfield Jr 1972
*Joseph Hughes Yeakel 1972
*Robert E. Goodrich Jr 1972
*Carl Julian Sanders 1972
*Ernest T. Dixon Jr 1972
*Don Wendell Holter 1972
*Wayne K. Clymer 1972
*Joel David McDavid 1972
*Edward Gonzalez Carroll 1972
*Jesse Robert DeWitt 1972
*James Mase Ault 1972
*John B. Warman 1972
*Mack B. Stokes 1972
*Jack Marvin Tuell 1972
*Melvin E. Wheatley Jr 1972
*Edward Lewis Tullis 1972
*Frank Lewis Robertson 1972
*Wilbur Wong Yan Choy 1972
*Robert McGrady Blackburn 1972
*Emilio J. M. de Carvalho 1972
*Fama Onema 1972
*Mamidi Elia Peter 1972
*Bennie de Quency Warner 1973

1976-1988

*J. Kenneth Shamblin 1976
*Alonzo Monk Bryan 1976
*Kenneth William Hicks 1976
*James Chess Lovern 1976
*Leroy Charles Hodapp 1976
*Edsel Albert Ammons 1976
*C. Dale White 1976
*Ngoy Kimba Wakadilo 1976
*Almeida Penicela 1976
*LaVerne D. Mercado 1976
*Hermann Ludwig Sticher 1977
*Shantu Kumar A. Parmar 1979
*Thomas Syla Bangura 1979
*John Alfred Ndoricimpa 1980
*William Talbot Handy Jr 1980
*John Wesley Hardt 1980
*Benjamin Ray Oliphint 1980
*Louis Wesley Schowengerdt 1980
*Melvin George Talbert 1980
*Paul Andrews Duffey 1980
*Edwin Charles Boulton 1980
*John William Russell 1980
*Fitz Herbert Skeete 1980
*George Willis Bashore 1980
*Roy Clyde Clark 1980
*William Boyd Grove 1980
*Emerson Stephen Colaw 1980
*Marjorie Swank Matthews 1980
*Carlton Printess Minnick Jr 1980
*Calvin Dale McConnell 1980
*Kainda Katembo 1980
*Emerito P. Nacpil 1980
*Arthur Flumo Kulah 1980
*Felton Edwin May 1984
*Ernest A. Fitzgerald 1984
*R. Kern Eutsler 1984
*J. Woodrow Hearn 1984
*Walter L. Underwood 1984
*Richard B. Wilke 1984
*J. Lloyd Knox 1984
*Neil L. Irons 1984
*Roy I. Sano 1984
*Lewis Bevel Jones III 1984
*Forrest C. Stith 1984
*Ernest W. Newman 1984
*Woodie W. White 1984
*Robert Crawley Morgan 1984
*David J. Lawson 1984
*Elias Gabriel Galvan 1984
*Rueben Philip Job 1984
*Leontine T. Kelly 1984
*Judith Craig 1984
*Rüdiger Rainer Minor 1986
*Eugenio Poma Anaguña 1986
*Jose Castro Gamboa Jr 1986
*Thomas Barber Stockton 1988
*Harold Hasbrouck Hughes Jr 1988
*Richard Carl Looney 1988
*Robert Hitchcock Spain 1988
*Susan Murch Morrison 1988
*R. Sheldon Duecker 1988
*Joseph Benjamin Bethea 1988
*William B. Oden 1988
*Bruce P. Blake 1988
*Charles Wilbourne Hancock 1988
*Clay Foster Lee Jr 1988
*Sharon A. Brown Christopher 1988
*Dan E. Solomon 1988
*William B. Lewis 1988
*William W. Dew Jr 1988
*Moises Domingos Fernandes 1988
*Joao Somane Machado 1988

1989-2000

*Walter Klaiber 1989
*Heinrich Bolleter 1989
*Hans Vaxby 1989
*Alfred Lloyd Norris 1992
*Joe Allen Wilson 1992
*Robert Eugene Fannin 1992
*Amelia Ann B. Sherer 1992
*Albert Frederick Mutti 1992
*Raymond Harold Owen 1992
*Joel Nestali Martinez 1992
*Donald Arthur Ott 1992
*Kenneth Lee Carder 1992
*Hae Jong Kim 1992
*William Wesley Morris 1992
*Marshall Leroy Meadors Jr 1992
*Charles Wesley Jordan 1992
*Sharon Zimmerman Rader 1992
*S. Clifton Ives 1992
*Mary Ann Swenson 1992
*Done Peter Dabale 1992
*Joseph Christian Humper 1992
*Christopher Jokomo 1992
*Daniel C. Arichea Jr 1994
*G. Lindsey Davis 1996
*Joseph E. Pennel Jr 1996
*Charlene P. Kammerer 1996
*Alfred Johnson 1996
*Cornelius L. Henderson 1996
*Susan Wolfe Hassinger 1996
*J. Lawrence McCleskey 1996
*Ernest S. Lyght 1996
*Janice Riggle Huie 1996
*Marion M. Edwards 1996
*C. Joseph Sprague 1996
*Peter D. Weaver 1996
*Jonathan D. Keaton 1996
*Ray Chamberlain 1996
*John L. Hopkins 1996
*Michael J. Coyner 1996
*Edward W. Paup 1996
*Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda 1996
*Larry M. Goodpaster 2000
*Rhymes H. Moncure Jr 2000
*Beverly J. Shamana 2000
*Violet L. Fisher 2000
*Gregory V. Palmer 2000
*William W. Hutchinson 2000
*B. Michael Watson 2000
*D. Max Whitfield 2000
*Benjamin Roy Chamness 2000
*Linda Lee 2000
*James R. King 2000
*Bruce R. Ough 2000
*Warner H. Brown Jr 2000
*José Quipungo 2000
*Gaspar Joao Domingos 2000
*Leo A. Soriano 2000
*Benjamin A. Justo 2000
*John G. Innis 2000
*Carlos Intipampa 2000

2001-Present

*Timothy W. Whitaker 2001
*Øystein Olsen 2001
*Solito K. Toquero 2001
*Nélida (Nelly) Ritchie 2001
*Marcus Matthews 2004
*Sudarshana Devadhar 2004
*Jeremiah J. Park 2004
*Hope Morgan Ward 2004
*William H. Willimon 2004
*James E. Swanson Sr 2004
*Hee-soo Jung 2004
*Robert E. Hayes Jr 2004
*Alfred W. Gwinn Jr 2004
*John R. Schol 2004
*Richard J. Wills Jr 2004
*Robert C. Schnase 2004
*Deborah L. Kiesey 2004
*Jane Allen Middleton 2004
*Thomas J. Bickerton 2004
*Scott J. Jones 2004
*Charles N. Crutchfield 2004
*Robert T. Hoshibata 2004
*Mary Virginia Taylor 2004
*Sally Dyck 2004
*Minerva G. Carcaño 2004
*Eben K. Nhiwatiwa 2004
*Carlos Poma 2004
*Hans Växby 2005
*David Kekumba Yemba 2005
*Rosemarie Wenner 2005
*Benjamin Boni 2005
*Patrick Streiff 2005
*Daniel Wandabula 2006
*Kefas Kane Mavula 2007
*Paul Leeland 2008
*Peggy Johnson 2008
*W. Earl Bledsoe 2008
*John Michael Lowry 2008
*Julius C. Trimble 2008
*Grant Hagiya 2008
*Elaine J. W. Stanovsky 2008
*James Dorff 2008

References

* The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, 2004 (and all previous and future editions), Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, 2004.

ee also

* Conferences of the United Methodist Church
* Methodism
* United Methodist Church
* Bishop
* Lists of patriarchs, archbishops, and bishops


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