Friday, June 17, 2011

Rev. Loran Mann Elevated to Bishop, Church of God in Christ





Ms. Darlene DiBenedetto
(412) 575-2235

The Rev. Loran E. Mann, Founder and Senior Pastor of Pentecostal Temple Church in Pittsburgh, has been named Bishop of Vermont for the Church of God in Christ. He succeeds Bishop Ivory Holden who died earlier this year.

In naming Rev. Mann to the position, the Most Rev. Charles E. Blake, Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, praised Rev. Mann for his exemplary love for God and His people, and for Mann's long-standing faithfulness to the church.

The Church of God in Christ is the oldest and fastest-growing predominantly black denomination in the United States. It has literally thousands of congregations in every state of the Union and 56 countries abroad with a global membership of a reported 6.5 million people.

Rev. Mann is to be consecrated November 7th during the denomination's 103rd Annual Holy Convocation in St. Louis, Mo.

Rev. Mann, a former television newsman, retired from broadcasting in 1996 after a more than 20 year career as anchor/reporter for WPXI-TV Channel 11, the NBC affiliate in Pittsburgh.

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