It came on the sixth ballot. The vote took place yesterday; the results were announced this morning.
- Number of votes cast – 498
- Number of valid ballots – 493
- Number needed to elect – 296
Paul Leeland was elected bishop with 298 votes.
Dr. Leeland is currently the director of ministerial relations and an assistant to Bishop Alfred Gwinn in the North Carolina Conference.
Let us pray that he continues to serve Jesus Christ wisely and well as a bishop.