Larry M. Goodpaster

Bishop-in-Residence
Larry M. Goodpaster
Phone: 404.727.0734
    • DMin, Emory University, 1982
    • MDiv, Emory University, 1973
    • BA, Millsaps College, 1970

    Ordained as an elder in The United Methodist Church, Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster served as a pastor and district superintendent in the Mississippi Conference.

    He was elected to the episcopacy in 2000 and assigned to serve the Alabama-West Florida Conference, where he served for eight years before moving to serve the Western North Carolina Conference in 2008.

    Goodpaster has accrued an impressive record of conference and general church leadership, contributing his pastoral and administrative talents to such institutions as the Council of Bishops, Methodist Health Systems, and 14 boards of trustees. He was president of the Council of Bishops from 2010–2012.

    Service of Word and Table, Cannon Chapel, August 29, 2017

    Spring Convocation, Cannon Chapel, January 12, 2017

    Service of Word and Table, Cannon Chapel, October 13, 2016

    Selected Courses

    Leading the Congregation

    Issues in Mission: Church's Mission in the World