Guide to the Reference Collection of Joesph Benjamin Bethea Photographs
Joseph Benjamin Bethea (1932-1995), United Methodist Church Bishop, was born in Dillon, South Carolina, to the Reverend Rufus Emory and Ella Johnson Bethea. The 1988 Southeast Jurisdiction elected him bishop and then was assigned to the Columbia, South Carolina Episcopal Area. There are three group photographs related to Rockingham District, North Carolina Annual Conference events from 1877 to 1980. Reverend Joseph Benjamin Bethea is in all the photographs due to his position as District Superintendent.