Episcopal Bishop to Arrive in Fresno

March 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
The new provisional Bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin will be in Fresno today for a pre-convention meeting.Bishop Jerry Lamb is replacing John-David Schofield. Leaders of the Episcopal Church barred Bishop John-David Schofield from performing any religious duties with the church and took away his role as bishop.

Schofield and his congregation left the U.S. denomination in a fight over the Bible and homosexuality.

18 congregations have stated they intend to remain with the U.S. Episcopalian Church.

Lamb will meet with those groups at a special meeting on Friday night.