BIshop Palmer Preaching

A Celebration of Mission

Saturday  7:00 p.m.

Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer of the Ohio West Area of the United Methodist Church will lead us in a joyful celebration of all that God is doing in us and through us. After a day of learning and growing in our understanding of service, we will praise God for the opportunity to serve locally and around the globe.


Meet Bishop Palmer

Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer was assigned as Episcopal Leader of the Ohio West Area of The United Methodist Church on September 1, 2012.

Born and reared in Philadelphia, PA, Bishop Palmer is a “child of the church,” the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Herbert E. and Charlotte Sue Hewitt Palmer. Bishop Palmer’s father is a retired United Methodist pastor; his mother (now deceased) was a school teacher in the Philadelphia Public School system.

Bishop Palmer received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and the Master’s of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina. Baldwin-Wallace College, Iowa Wesleyan College, Simpson College, Hood Theological Seminary and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary have all awarded him honorary degrees. 

Ordained a deacon and probationary member in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference in 1977, Palmer was ordained an elder in full connection in the East Ohio Conference in 1981. 

Bishop Palmer has been married to Cynthia for 39 years.  They are the parents of two adult children — Monica, who is a Middle School Administrator in Charlotte, North Carolina and Aaron, who is a manager at a technology company in Charlotte, North Carolina.