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James "Jimmy" Nunn

James "Jimmy" Nunn

James "Jimmy" Nunn,
Trustee; Resident Bishop, Oklahoma Episcopal Area of the United Methodist Church
Board of Trustees

Biography

The Rev. James “Jimmy” Nunn is the Resident Bishop of the Oklahoma Episcopal Area of the United Methodist Church. He was elected in July 2016.

Nunn has been mission and administration director of the Lubbock, Texas-based conference since 2011, serving for two years before that as the Northwest Texas Conference’s director of church development.

As director of mission and administration, Nunn has led efforts to plant new churches and recruit young and diverse clergy, as well as developing new leaders.

He had previously served as pastor of three different churches in Lubbock and as a district superintendent.

A native of Lubbock and a pastor since 1981, Nunn earned his bachelor’s degree from McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, and his master of divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.

Nunn was a delegate and chair of the Northwest Texas delegation to the United Methodist General Conference in 2008 and 2016, and he served as an alternate in 2004. He has served on the General Conference’s committees on higher education and ministry, and finance and administration. This year, he has also served as a delegate to the World Methodist Conference. He has been a four-time delegate to the South Central Jurisdictional Conference.

He and his wife, Mary, a piano teacher with her own studio, are the parents of two grown children.