Bishop THomas L. Hoyt, Jr. Called to Eternal Home

October 27, 2013



Dear Connectional Members and Friends,


Today at 2:43 p.m. (EST), Senior Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt, Jr. was called from his earthly home to his Heavenly reward.  Bishop Hoyt was elected the Forty-Eighth Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in 1994 at the General Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.  He was the Presiding Prelate of the Seventh Episcopal District which encompassed the New York –Washington Region and the Carolina Region.


Senior Bishop Hoyt was married to Ocie (nee Oden) Hoyt, and was the father of two children, Doria and Thomas III.


Additional information regarding arrangements will be disseminated when they are completed.


We ask that you keep Mrs. Hoyt, the family and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in your prayers to strengthen them in this loss of one who knew God for His perpetual goodness to us.



Yours in His Service,




Bishop Paul A.G. Stewart, Sr., Acting Senior Bishop

Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick, III, Secretary

Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr.

Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr.

Bishop Kenneth W. Carter

Bishop James B. Walker

Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr.

Bishop Teresa E. Snorton, Chair

Bishop Godwin T. Umoette

Bishop Ronald M. Cunningham

Bishop E. Lynn Brown

Bishop Othal H. Lakey

Bishop William H. Graves

Bishop Marshall Gilmore

Bishop Dotcy I. Isom, Jr.


Dr. Jeanette L. Bouknight

Executive Secretary

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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