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The Reverend Dr. Willie C. Champion, General Secretary of Evangelism and Mission of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, is the presiding elder of the Dallas District (Dallas/Fort Worth Conference, Eighth Episcopal District). Dr. Champion is a native of Greenville Texas and a graduate of Carver High School in Greenville. He completed degree courses at Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, Texas (Psychiatric Nurse Technician); East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas (Bachelor of Science); and Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas (Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry).
Dr. Champion was licensed to preach in 1976 in Greenville, Texas (Carter Temple C.M.E. Church) by the late Rev. N.B. Stewart. He was ordained Deacon in 1977, Elder in 1978 and admitted into Full Connection in the Central Texas Conference in 1980 by Bishop C.D. Coleman.
His iternerant ministries have included Pastor of Friendship C.M.E. Church (Kemp,
Texas) and Big Rock C.M.E. Church (Eustace, Texas) from 1976 -
Dr. Champion's conference responsibilities have included delegate to four consecutive
General Conferences (1986, 1990, 1994, 1998), member of the General Connectional
Board (1984 -
Dr. Champion has served as Associate Professor of Religion and College Chaplain at Texas College in Tyler, Texas. He has also been a visiting teacher at Perkins School of Theology, teaching in the area of evangelism.
On July 2, 1998, Dr. Champion was elected General Secretary of Evangelism and Mission
at the Thirty-
The Reverend Doctor
W. C. Champion
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