Current Status Bill Number:
4532Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980128Primary Sponsor: PinckneyAll Sponsors: Pinckney, Allison, Altman, Askins, Bailey, Barfield, Barrett, Battle, Bauer, Baxley, Beck, Boan, Bowers, Breeland, G. Brown, H. Brown, J. Brown, T. Brown, Byrd, Campsen, Canty, Carnell, Cato, Cave, Chellis, Clyburn, Cobb-Hunter, Cooper, Cotty, Cromer, Dantzler, Davenport, Delleney, Easterday, Edge, Felder, Fleming, Gamble, Gourdine, Govan, Hamilton, Harrell, A. Harris, Harrison, Harvin, Haskins, Hawkins, J. Hines, M. Hines, Hinson, Howard, Inabinett, Jennings, Jordan, Keegan, Kelley, Kennedy, Kinon, Kirsh, Klauber, Knotts, Koon, Lanford, Law, Leach, Lee, Limehouse, Littlejohn, Lloyd, Loftis, Mack, Maddox, Martin, Mason, McAbee, McCraw, McGee, McKay, McLeod, McMahand, McMaster, Meacham, Miller, Moody-Lawrence, Mullen, Neal, Neilson, Phillips, Quinn, Rhoad, Rice, Riser, Robinson, Rodgers, Sandifer, Scott, Seithel, Sharpe, Sheheen, Simrill, D. Smith, F. Smith, J. Smith, R. Smith, Spearman, Stille, Stoddard, Stuart, Townsend, Tripp, Trotter, Vaughn, Walker, Webb, Whatley, Whipper, Wilder, Wilkes, Wilkins, Witherspoon, Woodrum, Young and Young-BrickellDrafted Document Number: pt\1643mm.98Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980129Subject: Reverend John Hurst Adams, Resolutions
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 19980129 Received from Senate Senate 19980129 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 19980128 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
RECOGNIZING THE RIGHT REVEREND JOHN HURST ADAMS, SENIOR BISHOP OF THE AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, AND CELEBRATING HIS TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF EPISCOPAL LEADERSHIP AND FIFTY YEARS OF MINISTRY.
Whereas, the Right Reverend John Hurst Adams, Senior Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, has been serving the Seventh Episcopal District, the South Carolina area, since 1992; and
Whereas, he is a South Carolina native, having been born in Columbia to the Reverend and Mrs. E. A. Adams; and
Whereas, his ministry began fifty years ago as a student pastor in Massachusetts; and
Whereas, he pursued his study of theology at Boston University School of Theology and Harvard University's Union Theological Seminary; and
Whereas, his long tenure of Episcopal leadership includes terms as professor of theology at Payne Theological Seminary, Wilberforce University; president of Paul Quinn College in Waco, Texas; pastor of A.M.E. congregations in Seattle, Washington, and Los Angeles, California; and Bishop of the Episcopal Districts of the Texas, Mid-Atlantic, and Georgia areas before coming to our State; and
Whereas, his far-reaching ministry has included service as chairman of the boards of Allen University, Turner Theological Seminary, Morris Brown College, and Atlanta University Center; service on the Board of the Atlanta Committee on Olympic Games; and founder of the Congress of National Black Churches and Executive Management Training for Black Church Leaders; and
Whereas, he currently serves the people of South Carolina as a member of the Palmetto Project, South Carolina Community Development and Voter Education Project, and South Carolina Christian Action Council; and
Whereas, he has been honored numerous times for his service to God and to humanity, including Africare Award for Outstanding Leadership, Ebony Magazine Great Black Preacher, Barton University Distinguished Alumni Award, and Order of the Palmetto; and
Whereas, the Right Reverend Adams will be honored again on February 6 and 7, 1998, in North Charleston by the Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, as the district celebrates his many years of ministry and leadership. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina recognize the Right Reverend John Hurst Adams, Senior Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and celebrate his twenty-five years of Episcopal leadership and fifty years of ministry.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Right Reverend John Hurst Adams.