​WASHINGTON, D.C. – United Methodist bishops are honoring and remembering the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Cain Hope Felder, a distinguished scholar and first executive director of the Black Methodist for Church Renewal (BMCR), who passed at his home in Mobile, AL on October 1, 2019.

In a letter to his spouse Dr. Jewell Richardson Felder, the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church thanked the Rev. Dr. Felder for his work that touched millions of people through his work as a pastor, scholar, professor and advocate.

Rev. Dr. Cain Hope Felder

“We especially acknowledge the work he did as the first Executive Director of Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR), working as God’s servant for millions of marginalized people in the church and throughout the world. Through his work, Dr. Felder personified the call to serve all of God’s people,” said the letter signed by Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, president of the Council of Bishops. 

Click here to read the full letter from the Council of Bishops

Funeral Arrangements:

 Family Visitation Saturday October 19, 2019, 9:30am to 11:00 am Cramton Auditorium, Howard University 2455 Sixth St., Washington, DC 20059.

 Funeral Service Saturday October 19, 2019, 11:00am Cramton Auditorium, Howard University 2455 Sixth St., Washington, DC 20059.

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Media Contact: Rev. Dr. Maidstone Mulenga

Director of Communications – Council of Bishops

The United Methodist Church

mmulenga@umc-cob.org

202-748-5172