Bishop Henry M. Williamson Sr.
Bishop Henry M. Williamson Sr. is the 52nd bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. He serves the Eighth Episcopal District, which comprises the state of Texas. He currently resides in the Dallas, Texas, area.
Bishop Williamson was born in Arkansas, and reared in Tennessee and Indiana. He was called to the ministry in 1967 in Gary, Indiana, at Israel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Bishop J. Claude Allen ordained him deacon in 1968 and elder in 1969.
Bishop Williamson is a graduate of the historic Roosevelt High School in Gary, Indiana. He received a B.A. in sociology from Purdue University-Calumet Campus, a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, with advanced work in clinical pastoral education. Bishop Williamson was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary in Monroe, Louisiana.