Jo Anne Lyon

Christianity Today features Wesleyan response to same-sex marriage

Christianity Today features Wesleyan response to same-sex marriage

Amid a rush of response to the same-sex marriage ruling of the Supreme Court in The United States, Christianity Today published responses from “a professor, a pastor, a denominational superintendent, and the president of the National Association of...
Alive Conference to offer powerful keynote speakers

Alive Conference to offer powerful keynote speakers

More than 750 women will gather in Nashville, Tenn., April 17-19, for the Alive Conference, an initiative of the Wesleyan Women’s Movement. Held at the LifeWay Conference Center, the gathering will provide a setting for attendees to “grow, enrich, and...
A “made new” story?

A “made new” story?

I continue to hear overwhelming stories from Easter. We want to hear more. Do you have a story to share about Christ transforming your life, your church, or your community? Take 20 seconds to record a video and share it online with the tag ‪#‎madenew2u. You...
Wesleyans called to pray for Egyptian Christians following murders

Wesleyans called to pray for Egyptian Christians following murders

The Global Wesleyan Church expresses its condolences to the people of Egypt and also to his Holiness Pope Tawadros II, patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church. On Sunday, February 15, ISIS-affiliated terrorists beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians who were kidnapped in...
Dr. Jo Anne Lyon recognized by the Billion Soul Network

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon recognized by the Billion Soul Network

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church, received the Global Synergize Award* for 2015 from the Billion Soul Network. It was presented to her in Orlando, Florida, during The Gathering in January 2015. Each year, the Billion Soul Network,...
Third International Conference of The Wesleyan Church concludes

Third International Conference of The Wesleyan Church concludes

The International Conference of The Wesleyan Church convened in Orlando, Florida, January 11-13, with delegates attending from many nations. Following a parade of flags representing more than 90 nations, delegates heard Dr. Delia Nüesch-Olver, area director for Latin...
Cuba: 60-year mark finds greatest growth in history

Cuba: 60-year mark finds greatest growth in history

General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church, Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, visited Cuba, December 6-11, 2014. She was accompanied by her husband, Rev. Wayne Lyon, Global Partners missionaries Rick and Clara West, and four other team members. Upon arrival, Dr. Lyon made a...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org. The...
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Dr. Lyon confers with White House on Ebola crisis

People often think of a trip to the White House as a “photo op” event. My visit to the White House last week was nothing of the sort. In fact there were no photographers or reporters present. This meeting with White House senior staff last week included about 10...
Free Methodist Church leaders tragically killed

Free Methodist Church leaders tragically killed

Our sister church denomination, the Free Methodist Church, has suffered a tragic leadership loss. New South Conference Superintendent Ron Balzer and his wife, Conference Administrator Tamra Balzer, were killed Sunday evening, August 10, during a massive collision on...
Jo Anne Lyon calls for prayer for Iraq and the Middle East

Jo Anne Lyon calls for prayer for Iraq and the Middle East

The Wesleyan Church’s General Superintendent Dr. Jo Anne Lyon has issued a call to prayer for the persecuted Christians in Iraq and for God’s peace to prevail across the Middle East, including Israel, Palestine, and Syria as well. The Wesleyan Church joins with the...
Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to...
NAE finds President’s executive order lacking

NAE finds President’s executive order lacking

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) regrets President Obama’s decision, announced this week, to omit an exemption for religious organizations in his executive order requiring federal contractors to add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected...
​Wesleyans in the news

​Wesleyans in the news

Wesleyans in the news Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to...
El Verdadero Poder, Encuentro con el Presidente sobre Inmigración

El Verdadero Poder, Encuentro con el Presidente sobre Inmigración

[Click here to read in English] Estoy agradecida de que pude representar a una iglesia que no sólo cree en, sino que también práctica el amar y recibir al extranjero. Hoy he tenido el honor de representar a la Iglesia Wesleyana en el lugar más poderoso del mundo: una...
Pastors for Reform Event Invitation April 29, 2014

Pastors for Reform Event Invitation April 29, 2014

Part of the message of Easter includes Good Friday, and the fact that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ suffered so that we might have salvation. Those who are disciples of Jesus Christ are now the Body of Christ, and when one part of Christ’s body suffers, Scripture...
​True Power: A Meeting with the President about Immigration

​True Power: A Meeting with the President about Immigration

[Haga clic aquí para leer en Español] I am grateful that I can represent a church that not only believes in but also makes a practice of welcoming the stranger. Today I had the honor to represent The Wesleyan Church in the most powerful place in the world: an Oval...
Global Wesleyan Alliance has 3rd annual gathering

Global Wesleyan Alliance has 3rd annual gathering

On December 6-7, 2013, national leaders of several churches in the Wesleyan tradition of the global Christian community met for the third time as the Global Wesleyan Alliance (GWA). Organized in 2011, the GWA seeks to unite in prophetic voice and missional engagement...
Jo Anne Lyon to receive Nina Griggs Gunter Servant Leadership Award

Jo Anne Lyon to receive Nina Griggs Gunter Servant Leadership Award

Trevecca Nazarene University announced that Jo Anne Lyon, General Superintendent for The Wesleyan Church, is the 2013 recipient of the Nina Griggs Gunter Servant Leadership Award. Lyon is the third recipient of the award, which is named after Nina Griggs Gunter, a...
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Drs. Lyon, Mullen among “50 Women You Should Know”

General Superintendent Dr. Jo Anne Lyon and Houghton President Dr. Shirley Mullen are both on the cover of Christianity Today this month. In their just-released October 2012 issue, CT published a cover story entitled “50 Women You Should Know.” Twenty-five of the...