Sierra Leone Episcopal Area

Bishops
Archbishop Michael Kehinde Stephen presents the posthumous World Methodist Peace Award to Millicent Yambasu, wife of late Sierra Leone Bishop John K. Yambasu, during a Service of Remembrance and Resurrection in Bo, Sierra Leone. Bishop Yambasu received the award for his work as a leader and peacemaker in Sierra Leone and The United Methodist Church. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Bishop Yambasu receives posthumous peace award

The late Sierra Leone bishop was honored by the World Methodist Council for his work as a bridge builder at home and across the United Methodist connection.
Theology and Education
A cross section of students who graduated Feb. 26 from Sierra Leone’s United Methodist University. In the center is the Rev. Katie Meek, the university’s deputy registrar. The school was founded by the late Sierra Leone Area Bishop John K. Yambasu who died in 2020. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Sierra Leone university celebrates first graduates

Speakers at the ceremony recalled the late Bishop John K. Yambasu’s zest and passion as he worked around the clock to actualize his United Methodist university dream for Sierra Leone.
Mission and Ministry
Families bathe and wash clothes in the Taia River, near Taiama, Sierra Leone. Churches are lobbying the government to limit water pollution caused by diamond and gold mining. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Church joins fight against river pollution

The Council of Churches in Sierra Leone urges government to reduce health risks to 150,000 to 200,000 people who live along rivers where diamond and gold mining occur.
Bishops
United Methodist Bishop Warner Brown (to the left of sign, middle row) poses with staff of the Albert Academy boys’ high school in Freetown, Sierra Leone, during a familiarization tour of United Methodist institutions in the country. Brown was appointed as interim bishop of the Sierra Leone Episcopal Area following the death of Bishop John K. Yambasu in 2020. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Leading Sierra Leone after tragedy

Interim Bishop Warner H. Brown Jr. reflects on the past year leading the Sierra Leone Conference and shares his hopes for the future.

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