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The bishop in the newsroom

Published:Monday | November 24, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Bishop Howard Gregory (right) and his brother Errol.

The bishop moved away from the pulpit for a while, and into our newsroom. He took as his assistant his brother, an economist and lecturer in the School of Entrepreneurship at the University of Technology. The reporters were assigned and, today, Bishop Howard Gregory, along with his team, is responsible for today's must-read edition of The Gleaner. Just who is this Bishop?

He was enthroned as the 14th Bishop of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands on May 17, 2012 in the Cathedral of St Jago de la Vega, Spanish Town. Prior to his election as Lord Bishop, he served as Suffragan Bishop of Montego Bay for 10 years. He was ordained a deacon in 1973, and a priest in 1974.

Bishop Gregory holds a bachelor of arts degree in

theology, the Diploma in Ministerial Studies and a Diploma in Education from the University of the West Indies. In addition, he holds a Master of Sacred Theology degree from the Virginia Theological Seminary in Virginia, a Doctor of Sacred Theology from Columbia Theological Seminary, Georgia, and a Master in Business Administration from the Graduate Theological Foundation, Indiana.

Bishop Gregory has been conferred with the Doctor of Divinity degree (honoris causa), by the Graduate Theological Foundation and the Virginia Theological Seminary, respectively.

There's so much more to be said about our guest editor, however, for now, we'll just invite you to continue to turn the pages for more on the 'Unintended consequences of Globalisation'.