Here’s my interview with former Wesleyan Church General Superintendent Jo Anne Lyon, who’s also vice chair of the National Association of Evangelicals. Lyon was the first woman to hold her denominations’s top post, although that church has ordained women since its founding in the mid 19th century.
The Wesleyan Church splintered from the main Methodist denomination over slavery and the authority of bishops, among other issues. It has remained theologically evangelical, unlike United Methodism, and it is growing.
Lyon shares her own story among the Wesleyans and explains their current focus areas, which includes outreach to immigrants.
I hope you enjoy our conversation.