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Profile of Rev. George D. Wilson, Jr
Candidate for Nomination
Born in Karlokeh City, Maryland County, Republic of Liberia on January 20, 1961, Rev. George D. Wilson, Jr now serves the United Methodist Church of Liberia as the Connectional Table Director ( Program Manager) and shepherd various local churches in Liberia and the United States of America prior to this assignment. In his present role, Rev. Wilson is guiding the mission and ministry of the Liberia Annual Conference by envisioning those ministries necessary to live out the mission of the church. He as been and is creating nurturing relationships and connections among the local churches, district conferences, annual conference agencies, and general church ministries.
He also provides encouragement, coordination, and support for the ministries of nurture, outreach and witness in districts and congregations for the transformation of the world. As a servant of the church, Rev. Wilson has been and is seeking the alignment of the total resources of the Liberia Annual Conference to its mission through advocacy and monitoring functions to ensure that the church is consistent with its stated values.
Educationally, Rev. Wilson is a Candidate, Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.)Drew University Theological School Madison, New Jersey, USA. He also earned Master of Divinity – Cum Laude (M.Div.) from the same institution. As a product of the Gbarnga School of Theology (GST), now a college in the United Methodist University Rev. Wilson brings a web of United Methodist Church doctrinal understanding to this contest of leadership in the United Methodist Church in Liberia backed by Bachelor of Public Administration (B.P.A) Degree from the University of Liberia.
With 2,190 days of experience managing the programs, missions, and ministries of the United Methodist Church in Liberia from its nerve center; the Central Office, Rev. George D. Wilson, Jr seems a likely replacement for Rev. Dr. John G. Innis after 16 years of service to the people of the United Methodist Church in Liberia. In addition to this experience, Rev. Wilson comes to this competition as former District Superintendent of Voinjama District (now Lofa River District) and St. Paul River District. However, the list of elders contesting the nomination process is growing rapidly as we approach February 2016 and Rev. Wilson will find himself in a stiff competition for the highest office in the United Methodist Church in Liberia.
Rev. Wilson is married to Patricia B. Wilson and the union is blessed with several children.
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