Disciples of Christ Elects First Black Female Leader of an American Protestant Denomination

The Disciples of Christ have elected an African-American woman to head their church, a first for any Mainline Protestant denomination. At their biennial General Assembly meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, church representatives overwhelmingly approved on Sunday the election of the Rev. Teresa Hord Owens. The installation service for Owens was

held on Wednesday at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Cherilyn Williams, a spokeswoman for the Disciples of Christ’s Office of General Minister and President, told The Christian Post that the atmosphere for the General Assembly vote was “joyful and hopeful.” “There was no opposition stated in the business session where she was elected and the social media has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Williams. READ MORE

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