Bishop J. Woodrow Hearn

8/30/2020

He was elected to the episcopacy by the South Central Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church in July 1984 from the Louisiana Conference. He was assigned to the Nebraska Area for 1984-1992. In 1992, he was assigned to the Houston Area where he served until his retirement in 2000.
Bishop Hearn was born in McIntyre, Louisiana. After receiving an A.B. degree from Louisiana Tech University, he attended Boston University School of Theology from which he earned an M.S.T. and a Th. D. in Social Ethics. He also did graduate studies in New Testament at Harvard Divinity School.
Woodrow Hearn was ordained deacon by Bishop John Wesley Lord and elder by Bishop Paul E. Martin. He joined the Louisiana Annual Conference as a Probationary Member and served the following appointments: Davidson Memorial, Lafayette; Associate Minister at First United Methodist Church, Shreveport; Elysian Fields, New Orleans; District Superintendent, Lake Charles District; and First United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge. Dr. Hearn was also Secretary of the Louisiana Annual Conference.
Bishop Hearn was laid to rest in Ruston, Louisiana.

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