Jo Anne Lyon

Rev. Dr. Jo Anne Lyon is Ambassador of the Wesleyan Church, where she formerly served as General Superintendent. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Circle of Protection. Lyon recently served as adjunct professor of Church and Society at Indiana Wesleyan University and Asbury Theological Seminary. She founded and served for many years as CEO of World Hope International. She currently serves on the boards of the National Association of Evangelicals Executive Committee, National Religious Partnership for the Environment, Asbury Theological Seminary, and the Council on Faith of the World Economic Forum. Lyon holds a Bachelor of Science, a Master of Counseling, and has been awarded five honorary doctorates. She is Wesleyan.

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  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

    Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.

    Bruce Puckett urged...

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African at Heart

November 22, 2019


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