9/9 Religion Digest

Bishop being honored with birthday ball The bishop at First Church of God in Christ has many blessings to celebrate at the upcoming Evening Ball his congregation has planned for him. Bishop W.C. Green is being honored with the special event to celebrate his 75th birthday. Dianne Nance, first administrator at the church, said he […]

Disability doesn’t slow roper down

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Roping cattle may be nothing new in West Texas — but doing it with only one arm, like David Bishop does, could be something to write the homestead about. The Parmer County resident does not rope one-armed just to show off. He was born with half his right arm […]

In Tribute: Thomas always had time to help

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer She was a faithful member of First Church of God in Christ for many years. She took great care to help those in the community. And she spent her free time assisting the elderly. As it turns out, Essie Thomas was a a lot of things to a lot […]

Showers, Harry

Harry Showers Services: Have been held. Harry Showers, 61, of Clovis, a fork lift operator, died Sunday, May 2, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 4, 1943, in Detroit. Family members said he enjoyed fishing and watching race cars. He attended Calvary Tabernacle Church in Clovis. He was […]

McLain, Delese

Delese McLain Services: Have been held. Delese McLain, 74, of De Baca County, died Saturday, May 22, 2004, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born on June 28, 1929, in Kress, Texas, to Lonnie Leroy Hettie and Ethel Williams Bishop. She was raised in Fort Sumner and Taiban, where she attended schools. She worked […]

Bishop’s wife teaches leadership

By Darrell Todd Maurina Ange Green knows a bit about leadership. As the wife of Bishop W. Charles Green Sr., head of the Church of God in Christ’s New Mexico jurisdiction, Green said she’s learned a great deal about leadership from her husband that will help her conduct a special leadership conference on Feb. 13 […]

Bishop, Mary

Mary Bishop Services: Have been held. Mary Ruth Bishop, 76, of Tucumcari, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003. She was born in 1927 in McNairy County, Tenn. Survivors include a daughter, Debra Cotham of Artesia; three sons, Ronald Bishop of Anchorage, Alaska, David Bishop of Ruidoso and Timothy Bishop of Tucumcari; five sisters, Louise Bishop and […]

A rift in the faith

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Father John Rollinson of St. James Episcopal Church in Clovis said he is considered an “old fossil” for opposing some denominational trends. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Sunday’s consecration of Gene Robinson of New Hampshire as the first openly gay bishop in the Episcopal Church has led to protests from many […]

Religion Roundup 10/17

Church of Christ hosts popular evangelical speakers on Sunday Evangelists Max Craddock and Mike Tackett will speak on the keys to living in the Kingdom of God this Sunday through Wednesday at 16th and Pile Church of Christ. Craddock and Tackett are speakers for the Christian television and radio program, “Key to the Kingdom,” taped […]

Stockton, Danny

Danny Stockton Services: Have been held. Mr. Danny Stockton, 52, of Melrose, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on March 20, 1951, in Tucumcari, to George and Anina Norris Stockton. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1969. He married Rhonda Clifton Aug. 23, 1970. He […]