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Thomas Bickerton

Thomas J. Bickerton (born July 2, 1958) is a American United Methodist bishop. Bickerton was raised in West Virginia and graduated from West Virginia ... More »Thomas J. Bickerton (born July 2, 1958) is a American United Methodist bishop. Bickerton was raised in West Virginia and graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Psychology. Subsequently, he entered seminary at Duke University Divinity School, completing his Master of Divinity degree in 1983. While attending seminary he served as student pastor following his ordination in 1982 as Deacon. His first appointment out of seminary was to Perry Memorial United Methodist Church, in Shady Spring, West Virginia, in June 1983; he served in that location for six years. In 1985 he was ordained as an Elder by Bishop William Boyd Grove. In 1989, he was appointed to serve Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church in Hurricane, West Virginia, where he pastored for the ensuing nine years. While in ministry there he also earned his Doctor of Ministry degree at United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio, completing it in 1994. In July... [ Wikipedia ]

United Methodists Across U.S. Host HBO Movie-Watching Parties to Fight Malaria

"A child shouldn't have to die from a mosquito bite," said Imagine No Malaria spokesperson Bishop Thomas Bickerton. "Malaria is both preventable and treatable. " "Our campaign has distributed over 1.2 million life-saving insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets, but we need millions more. ...

Imagine No Malaria Launches "Share the Love" Mother’s Day Campaign

“This health care system is vital to saving lives and overcoming this preventable disease,” said Bishop Thomas Bickerton, who chairs the United Methodist Global Health Initiative. “Your gifts provide these facilities with resources such as rapid diagnostic tests and malaria medication ...

Two Western Pennsylvania pastors endorsed for bishop

Bishop Thomas Bickerton described them as "a dynamic duo, the closest of friends and colleagues. " They were nominated during their annual conference at Grove City College, where other actions included a call for evidence of racial profiling to be considered in death penalty appeals. ...

Judicial ruling sought on East Africa funds

“We continue in an ongoing partnership with the East Africa Annual Conference, (and) we pray for Bishop Wandabula and the people of South Sudan.” Pittsburgh Area Bishop Thomas Bickerton, who leads the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference, noted that understanding different cultural ...

Albright church to welcome new minister

Most of all, in the words of our bishop, Thomas Bickerton, we will seek to 'lighten up, loosen up and have a little fun,'" Lamb added. "Being a United Methodist pastor has been a true adventure for me and my wife Beverly," he continued. "Everywhere we go we make new friends and grow as ...

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