United Methodist Bishops of Texas Call for Swift, Non-Partisan Solutions to Unfolding Humanitarian Border Crisis 

July 15, 2019

In response to ongoing humanitarian crisis along the United States southern border, and particularly along the Texas border, the episcopal leaders of the five United Methodist Conferences in Texas are calling for state and federal government officials to set aside party politics and deliver a solution which best reflects the fundamental values of Americans and Christians.


Bishop Mike Lowry, episcopal leader of the Central Texas Conference, recently reminded that we are all called as Christians and Americans to reach out in love to our sisters and brothers in need. Click here to read the full text of the statement.


Bishops Call for Prayers for Judicial Council 

April 23, 2019
The Council of Bishops is inviting the people of The United Methodist Church to be in prayer for the Judicial Council (photo left), which is in session this week. The Judicial Council will be discussing the constitutionality of matters related to the Special Session of the General Conference held in February. “In our residential areas, in the midst of voices we have heard around these decisions and for the sake of the whole church, we lift these elected members of the Judicial Council in prayer, as the events of this week help us to take the next step as people who seek to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God (Micah 6. 8),” Bishop Ken Carter, President of the Council of Bishops said in a letter released today. Click here to read the full text of Bishop Carter’s letter.

Bishop Lowry Calls for Prayer Following Deadly Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka

April 22, 2019
As many Christians in the western world awoke Sunday morning and prepared to celebrate the risen Lord, they were greeted with a sad reminder that we live in a fallen world desperate for the love and peace of Christ as the news that nearly 300 people lost their lives and hundreds more were wounded following a series of bombings in Sri Lanka. Upon learning of the tragic events unfolding in the predominately Buddhist island nation, Bishop Lowry called on the people of the Central Texas Conference and Christians everywhere to pray. “As we confront the continuing evil of terrorism in today’s world, may we remember the victims of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka,” Bishop Lowry stated. “Our Risen Lord reminds us that these too are beloved by God. Read more here or by clicking the title above.

Bishop Lowry Announces Changes to the CTC Cabinet

Feb. 10, 2019

Rev. Travis Franklin has been appointed to be new senior pastor at First UMC Grapevine; Rev. Louis Carr will succeed Travis as North District Superintendent effective March 1. Dr. Randy Wild will remove the interim tag and permanently assume the role of East District Superintendent on July 1. Click here or on the title above to read the full details.