Candidate Biography
 

    The Rev. Larry D. Pickens



    Northbrook, IL


    Spouse: Debra

    Daughter: Jessica

       
    Education and Honors:
  • 2004-2007: General Secretary, General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns
  • 2001-2004: First United Methodist Church, Elgin, Ill. (senior pastor)
  • 1998-2001: Maple Park United Methodist Church, Chicago, Ill. (pastor)
  • 1988-1998: Gorham United Methodist Church, Chicago, Ill. (pastor)
  • 1985-1988: St. Mark United Methodist Church (associate pastor )
  • Ministry:
  • 2004-2007: General Secretary, General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns
  • 2001-2004: First United Methodist Church, Elgin, Ill. (senior pastor)
  • 1998-2001: Maple Park United Methodist Church, Chicago, Ill. (pastor)
  • 1988-1998: Gorham United Methodist Church, Chicago, Ill. (pastor)
  • 1985-1988: St. Mark United Methodist Church (associate pastor )
  • Membership:
  • Northern Illinois Conference
  • Other:
  • Member, Judicial Council, The United Methodist Church, 2000-2004
  • Delegate, General Conference, 2000 and 2008
  • Member, Board of Ordained Ministry, Northern Illinois Conference
  • Member, Committee on Investigation, Northern Illinois Conference
  • Delegate, "People-to-People" Seminars on "The Post Apartheid Legal System of South Africa" and the "International Conference on Family Law" in Havana, Cuba.
  • Delegate, World Methodist Conference in Keyna, Singapore and South Korea
  • Governing Board Member, National Council of Churches in the U.S.A.
  • Delegate, General Assembly, National Council of Churches in The U.S.A.
  • Member, Executive Committee, World Council of Churches
  • Member, Central Committee, World Council of Churches
  • Delegate, World Council of Churches, Australia and Brazil
  • Delegate, Conferences on World Mission and Evangelism, San Antonio, Texas, and Athens, Greece.
  • Office:
    The Rev. Larry Pickens
    190 Western Avenue
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    Phone: (847) 272-2442
    Fax: (847) 272-8091
    Endorsed by:
    The Northern Illinois Annual Conference
    The Northern Illinois Conference General and Jurisdictional Conference Delegation
    The Northern Illinois Conference Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action
    The Chicago Black Methodists for Church Renewal
    The Black United Methodist Pastors of Northern Illinois Conference

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