Bishop Sharma D. Lewis

Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, resident bishop of the Richmond episcopal area, became the first African-American woman to be elected bishop in the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church in 2016. Prior to her episcopal assignment, she held a distinguished record of service in the North Georgia Conference. In 2007, Bishop Lewis’ remarkable pastoral leadership at Wesley Chapel, a three-year tenure, led to over 600 new and restored members and worship attendance doubled. While there, her visibility as a strong spiritual and pastoral leader propelled her into numerous leadership roles in the local community, including Hands on Henry County and Many Hearts, Many Hands McDonough. Bishop Lewis worked as a research biologist and chemist prior to surrendering to God’s call upon her life. She has led mission experiences to Jamaica, Kenya and the Philippines.


13th Annual Celebration Cruise with Guest Speaker Bishop Sharma D. Lewis

Departing January 15, 2021 | Join us on our 13th Annual Celebration 10-night Cruise to the Caribbean with Guest Speaker Sharma D. Lewis aboard the Celebrity Reflection. You'll visit many islands... View Tour