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Overview

Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Preferred Citation

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Related Material

Subject Terms

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Guide to the Reference Collection of Bishop Jonathan Doyle Keaton

Mark C. Shenise, Associate Archivist

United Methodist Archives and History Center
General Commission on Archives and History of The United Methodist Church
(Published for the African American Methodist Heritage Center)

2018-04-03


Overview of Collection

Record Creator: Keaton, Jonathan Doyle
Title: Guide to the Reference Collection of Bishop Jonathan Doyle Keaton
Date Span: 2008-2017
Abstract: Jonathan Doyle Keaton (1946- ), United Methodist Bishop, was born on March 30, 1946. He served as bishop in both the Oho East (1996-2004) and Michigan (2004-2012) Episcopal Areas. The collection currently has two items. A speech by Keaton at the Northern Illinois Annual Conference's annual meeting of United Methodist Men and a signed copy of his book: "The Confessions of Three Ebony Bishops".
Extent: 0.0 cubic feet
Identification: aamc.ms.gcah5856



Biographical Note

Jonathan Doyle Keaton (1946- ), United Methodist Bishop, was born on March 30, 1946. Keaton graduated from Philander Smith College (B.A. 1968) and Garrett-Evangelical Seminary (M. Div. 1971, S.T.D. 1979). After graduation he was ordained by the Northern Illinois Annual Conference which appointed him to the following churches: St. Luke UMC in Chicago (1970-1979) and Broadway UMC in Rockford (1979-1982). From there he became the Associate Council Director staff member for eight years in the Northern Illinois Annual Conference office. Among his responsibilities included church and society, ethnic minority local churches and spiritual formation.

Keaton was an annual conference delegate to General Conference three times. After the 1990 annual conference concluded, Keaton became the Aurora District Superintendent until 1996. During that same year the North Central jurisdiction elected him to the episcopal office. He served as bishop in both the Ohio East (1996-2004) and Michigan (2004-2012) Episcopal Areas.

Bishop Keaton served as a member of the General Council on Ministries from 1988-1996. He served as a member of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry from 2009-2012. His past involvements with General Agencies include the General Board of Global Ministry from 1996-2004, and The United Methodist Development Fund from 1996-2004, where he served as president. Bishop Keaton chaired the denominational initiative, Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century (SBC-21) from 1996-2008. His service on SBC-21 ended in 2012. Bishop Keaton is serving as a member of the OCUIR Steering Committee and Council of Bishop’s Leadership Team on Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations.

Keaton is married to Beverly L. Keaton. The Keaton’s have three grown children: Jonathan Doyle Keaton, II, Tandreka Jamil Keaton, and Anaya Teshon Keaton.


Scope and Content Note

The collection currently has two items. A speech by Keaton at the Northern Illinois Annual Conference's annual meeting of United Methodist Men and a signed copy of his book: "The Confessions of Three Ebony Bishops".


Arrangement

Materials have been arranged in the following manner.

The collection is arranged by file name.



Preferred Citation

When citing material from this collection please use the following format: Direct reference to the item or its file folder, Bishop Jonathan Doyle Keaton Papers, United Methodist Church Archives - GCAH, Madison, New Jersey. Do not make use of the item's call number as that is not a stable descriptor.


Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.


Use Access

Detailed use restrictions relating to our collections can be requested from the office of the archivist at the General Commission on Archives and History. Photocopying is handled by the staff and may be limited in certain instances. Before using any material for publication from this collection a formal request for permission to publish is expected and required.


Related Material

United Methodist Church (U.S.). General Board of Global Ministries. Subject Files Series Records.

Index Terms

Subject Terms
Fatherhood
Reflections
Theology
Geographic Terms
United States
Added Names - Persons
Ammons, Edsel Albert
Lyght, Ernest Shaw
Subject Names - Corporate Bodies
United Methodist Church (U.S.)
Genre Terms
Publications
Speeches
Occupation Terms
Bishop


Container List

Call Number Folder Title Date(s)
2413-6-1: 1 The Confessions of Three Ebony Bishops 2008
2413-6-1: 2 NIC United Methodist Men Meeting Speech - February 11 2017