Presidential Legacy Circle (PLC)

The Presidential Legacy Circle has been established to

  • Remember and honour the leaders of the World Methodist Council who have served as its presidents,
  • Highlight the influence of the men and women from around the globe who have carried forward the story of Methodism and Wesley influence through the office of its Presidency,
  • Raise awareness to the financial requirements of the World Methodist Council’s missions and ministries and to generate funding to meet these needs now and into the future.

For more information, please contact developmentofficer@worldmethodistcouncil.org     

Give to the Presidential Legacy Circle in honour or memory of one of the following presidents. Recognize the great contributions of these individuals to Methodism through your gift, which may be one-time or on-going, by cash or check, stocks or bonds, or through a will or trust.

Click on the Donate Now button below to make a contribution.

Past Presidents

1881

Rev. E.E. Jenkins

United Kingdom (British Wesleyan Church)

Bishop Matthew Simpson

United States (Methodist Episcopal Church

1891

Bishop John  F. Hurst

United States (Methodist Episcopal Church)

1901

Rev. W. T. Davidson

United Kingdom (Wesleyan Methodist Church)

Bishop John F. Hurst

United States (Methodist Episcopal Church)

1911

Bishop E. E. Hoss

United States (Methodist Episcopal Church, South)

1921

Rev.  John E. Wakerley

United Kingdom (Wesleyan Methodist Church)

Bishop J.W. Hamilton

United States (Methodist Episcopal Church)

1931

Rev. F. Luke Wiseman

United Kingdom (Wesleyan Methodist Church)

Bishop F.D.  Leete

United States (Methodist Episcopal Church)

1947

Rev. Wilbert F. Howard

United Kingdom (Wesleyan Methodist Church)

Bishop Ivan Lee Holt

United States (The Methodist Church)

1951

Bishop Ivan Lee Holt

United States (The Methodist Church)

1956

Rev. Dr. Harold Roberts

United Kingdom (The Methodist Church)

1961

Bishop Fred Pierce Corson

United States (The Methodist Church)

1966

Bishop Odd Hagen

Sweden (United Methodist Church)

1970

Dr. Charles C. Parlin

United States (United Methodist Church)

1971

Bishop Prince A. Taylor

United States (United Methodist Church)

1976

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Greet

United Kingdom (The Methodist Church)

1981

Bishop William R. Cannon

United States (United Methodist Church)

1986

Bishop Lawi Imathiu

Kenya (Methodist Church in Kenya)

1991

Rev. Dr. Donald English

United Kingdom (The Methodist Church)

1996

Dr. Frances Alguire

United States (United Methodist Church)

2001

His Eminence Sunday Mbang

Nigeria (Methodist Church of Nigeria)

2006

Rev. Dr. John C.A. Barett

United Kingdom (The Methodist Church)

2011

Bishop Paulo de Tarso Oliveira Lockmann

The Methodist Church of Brazil

  2016  Rev. Dr. Jong Chun Park                                      Korea (Korean Methodist Church)