Christ Church and 161 other United Methodist churches OK’d to leave

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 24, 2023 10:27 AM CT | Published: May 23, 2023 4:57 PM CT

More than 80% of the 840 UMC churches — and 87% of the members — in the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Annual Conference have chosen to remain with the United Methodist Church.


Christ Church Memphis disaffilliate Tom Fuerst Subscriber Only Rev. Paul Lawler

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Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers business news and features for The Daily Memphian.


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