Leontine T.C. Kelly, pioneering African-American woman bishop, dies at 92

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(RNS)  Retired United Methodist Bishop Leontine T.C. Kelly, the first African-American woman elected to the episcopacy by a major religious denomination, died Thursday (June 28). The teacher, pastoral leader and activist was considered a pioneer for her ministry of more than two decades. She was 92. By B. Denise Hawkins.

  • Ann Hutchens

    Thanks for sharing this.
    Ann R. Hutchens, MDIV, MA, CRTS

  • Evangelist anderson

    Wonderful history. Women have always been faithful to God in the church. She is an example of commitment.
    God could use a few more women like her.
    Women that will stand for JESUS and true HOLINESS