South Carolina General Assembly
112th Session, 1997-1998

Bill 4038

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

                    Current Status

Bill Number:                       4038
Type of Legislation:               Concurrent Resolution CR
Introducing Body:                  House
Introduced Date:                   19970416
Primary Sponsor:                   J. Brown 
All Sponsors:                      J. Brown 
Drafted Document Number:           kgh\15131cm.97
Date Bill Passed both Bodies:      19970417
Subject:                           Bishop Robert L. Bishop,


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 Senate

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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.