Africana Hymnal Study Committee

The 2008 General Conference authorized the Discipleship Ministries and the United Methodist Publishing House to conduct a study to determine the need for an official United Methodist hymnal for North American Christians of African descent.

As a result of General Conference Petition 80217,  a study committee has been constituted to study the worship and ritual needs of the more than 444,000 black Methodists in the United Methodist Church in North America.


Members of the Africana Hymnal Study Committee

Bishop Julius Trimble (Iowa Area UMC)

Rev. Dr. Lisa Allen of the Interdenominational Theological Seminary, (representing BMCR)

Rev. Roderick Belin , Pastor, Kairos AME Church, Nashville, TN (representing the AME Church)

Rev. Marilyn Thornton (representing UMPH-UMC)

Rev. Stephen Handy, Sr. Pastor, McKendree UMC, Nashville, TN (representing UMPH-UMC)

Ms. Cheryl Walker (representing Discipleship Ministries-UMC)

Rev. Dr. Safiyah Fosua (representing Discipleship Ministries-UMC)


Categories: Africana Hymnal Project