Curry, Michael Bruce

Curry, Michael Bruce, 1953–, American Episcopal bishop, b. Chicago, grad. Hobart College, 1975, Yale Divinity School, 1978. Ordained in 1978, he served as rector of churchs in Winston-Salem, N.C., Lincoln Heights, Ohio, and Baltimore before becoming bishop of North Carolina (2000–2015). In 2015 he was elected to succeeded Katharine Jefferts Schori as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church , becoming the first African American to head the church. Focusing on evangelism, social justice, and racial reconciliation, his writings include Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus (2013) and Songs My Grandma Sang (2015).

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