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“The Bishop’s Role Is to Be a Pastor”

“The Bishop’s Role Is to Be a Pastor”

Jackson, 1974–93

(p.238) Chapter 14 “The Bishop’s Role Is to Be a Pastor”
And One Was a Priest
Araminta Stone Johnston
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes events in Gray’s life from 1974 to 1993. These include Gray’s consecration as bishop on May 1, 1974; his participation in the 1978 Lambeth Conference in England; his involvement in a lawsuit against the Mississippi History Textbook Rating Committee and the Mississippi State Textbook Purchasing Board; and his election as chancellor of the University of the South in spring 1991.

Keywords:   Mississippi Episcopalians, bishop, women priests, Episcopal Church, chancellor, University of the South

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