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Creech's Bishop Acknowledges Church Law Broken

From: Dennis (Buck) Linton-Hendrick <>
To: <>
Date: Saturday, May 01, 1999 11:31 AM
Subject: Bishop and Creech

The following is my FAX to our Bishop Joel Martinez and then his reply. April 27, 1999 Bishop Joel N. Martinez 402-466-7931 Dear Bishop Martinez:

I am writing concerning the Rev. Jimmy Creech's latest actions. When I heard last Thursday that he was planning another Covenanting Service, my heart went out to you, the Cabinet, the pastors and the churches of our Annual Conference.

I wanted you to know that I remain with you on the side of The Book of Discipline. If he went ahead with the service, I would hope that you and the Cabinet would take the next steps. However, if you wish for one of the members of the conference to file the complaint, then I believe that will be done quickly.

We need to move on to healing and not continue to keep the wound open for infection.

May God grant you wisdom and understanding.

Rev. Dennis R. Linton-Hendrick
C: FAX: Carolyn Waters, Dean of the Cabinet

Bishop's letter:

Dear Dennis

Thank you for your note of April 27th, 1999. You can be assured that I will be taking the necessary steps to respond to Jimmy's action which is in violation of The Book of Discipline.

Keep us in your prayers as we handle this delicate and difficult assignment. Gracia y paz, Joel N. Martinez

JNM:sj copy: Carolyn Waters"

I share these with you to say let us show our Bishop our support of his taking action. I heard that charges have been filed against Jimmy. I can only guess they came from Joel. I can't prove it. Time will tell. But, at any rate send him letters of support that he will stay the course.

Yuka Imma Chisas (Slave of Christ in Choctaw)

Isi Nakni (Buck in Choctaw)

Dennis (Buck) Linton-Hendrick
218 N. 10th., Geneva, NE 68361
Home Phone: 402-759-3029    

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Church:  UMC, Box 113, Geneva, NE 68361   Phone and FAX: 402-759-3731

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