Current Status Bill Number:
4038Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970416Primary Sponsor: J. BrownAll Sponsors: J. BrownDrafted Document Number: kgh\15131cm.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970417Subject: Bishop Robert L. Bishop, Resolutions
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19970417 Received from Senate Senate 19970416 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 19970416 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
COMMENDING BISHOP ROBERT L. BISHOP FOR MANY YEARS OF DEDICATED WITNESS AND OUTSTANDING CHURCH SERVICE.
Whereas, Bishop Robert L. Bishop was born in Newberry County; and
Whereas, he received his conversion at age sixteen and became a member of Fairview Baptist Church where he served as a trustee; and
Whereas, after completing his secondary education in Newberry, Reverend Bishop attended Allen University, received an associate's degree from Buffalo Bible Institute, and a Bachelor's Degree in Bible from Houghton College in Houghton, New York; and
Whereas, he has completed graduate studies in Bible and Church Administration at Columbia International University; and
Whereas, Reverend Bishop was ordained as a bishop and conferred a doctorate's degree in September, 1996; and
Whereas, he has attended numerous ministerial conferences throughout this nation; and
Whereas, Reverend Bishop established a mission school in the Republic of Haiti in 1992; and
Whereas, over the past thirty years, he has built and renovated numerous churches and educational complexes and organized Sunday school and BTU classes; and
Whereas, he has been employed with a variety of institutions which include the Buffalo, New York, Public School System, Ford Motor Company, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation; and
Whereas, Reverend Bishop is the founder and pastor of Grace Christian Church in the City of Columbia; and
Whereas, he is the devoted husband of the Reverend Dr. Azalee C. Bishop; and
Whereas, on April 19, 1997, Bishop Robert L. Bishop will be honored at a recognition banquet at the Newberry Community Hall in the Town of Newberry; and
Whereas, he is an outstanding church official who is respected and admired by all who know him, and we share in the joy of the occasion honoring him for his excellent work. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, commends Bishop Robert L. Bishop for his many years of dedicated witness and outstanding church service.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Bishop Robert L. Bishop.