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Seashore District Says Goodbye

to Rev. Jim Fisher

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Seashore District Superintendent, Rev. Jim Fisher, left this earthly life and entered his heavenly one on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018. Jim received his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Tennessee and his Master of Divinity degree with honors from Duke University. For over 17 years, Jim worked as a PGA Club Professional before leaving the golf industry to follow his call to become a United Methodist Minister. Jim served in ministry with the Mississippi Conference for 29 years and has served as the Seashore District Superintendent since 2015. A memorial service was held on Saturday, April14th at Caswell Springs UMC in Moss Point.  He will be greatly missed. Continued prayers for Jim's wife, Madge and his children, Will and Lindey, and all the Fisher family.

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from the desk of
Bishop James E. Swanson, Sr.
Bishop in Residence
Mississippi Episcopal Area
769.243.7071 bishop@mississippi-umc.org

 Rev. Dr.  Larry Hilliard

Rev. Dr.  Larry Hilliard

Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. announces the appointment of a new district superintendent effective July 1, 2018.

Rev. Dr. Larry Hilliard will become district superintendent to the Seashore District. Hilliard is presently the director of spiritual leadership for the Mississippi Conference. 

He received a Master of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry from Memphis Theological Seminary. Hilliard is married to Rev. Dr. Terry Hilliard and they have six children—Christopher, Nathaniel, Kaitlynn, Mary Beth, Liyuan and Olivia—and one grandson.

"I am thankful to Bishop Swanson for the trust he has shown in me as a member of his senior staff and now as a chief missional strategist. The opportunity to love, learn and lead with him is one for which I give thanks to God," explained Hilliard. "I’m also excited about the possibilities that lie within the Seashore District. The rich diversity of people, the welcoming attitude and the ability to allow God to work within these churches to reach people for Jesus Christ and make disciples—there’s no limit to what we can do together." 

 

 

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Spotlight in Service

Students from the choir at the Mississippi School for Mathematics & Science made a visit to the Mississippi Gulf Coast on November 7 as part of their Sights & Sounds Tour.  The students stayed at Seashore United Methodist Assembly in Biloxi and were treated to a spaghetti dinner by members at Leggett Memorial UMC, Beauvoir UMC, St. Paul UMC (Biloxi) and the Seashore
District Office staff.  The choir performed several numbers before dinner for the guests .  The school is located on the Mississippi University for
Women's campus in Columbus, Mississippi.