ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2023
June 2-3, 2023
Bishop Linda Adams
In July 2019, Rev. D. Linda
Adams was elected as the first
female bishop in the 160-year
history of the Free Methodist
Church USA. Her territory
oversees the northern United
States from eastern Montana to
West Virginia, as well as the
Free Methodist work in all the countries in Latin America that have not yet become General Conferences.
Prior to her election, Bishop Adams served the Free Methodist Church as Director of International Child Care Ministries (ICCM) for eleven years. ICCM is a child sponsorship initiative serving approximately 20,000 children in 33 countries around the world. Before taking up leadership of ICCM, Bishop Adams served churches in Michigan, Illinois and New York. Bishop Adams is a graduate of Spring Arbor University and earned her Master of Divinity (1991) and Doctor of Ministry (2000) degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary.
Superintendent Carl Brannon
W. Carl Brannon was elected as Superintendent of the North
Central Conference in April 2020
and began his duties July 1, 2020. He has had a variety of leadership roles
and experiences during his years
in ministry which includes
pastoring in North Central
Conference and as staff pastor at the Greenville Free Methodist Church for the past 13 years.
Carl is a strategic thinker with multiple experiences in cross-cultural collaboration and outreach, as well as a passion to grow the kingdom through developing and multiplying leaders.
Carl and Kim have been married 33 years. She is also outreach minded and has been a supportive partner in ministry. Kim has been a schoolteacher, stay-at-home mother, substitute teacher, and office administrator at the Greenville University Music Department. She also runs a Fair-Trade business supporting widows, orphans and missions. Kim has a passion for prayer, discipling women, and is active in Celebrate Recovery and supporting Eden’s Glory.
They have 4 children; Anna (28), Jeremiah (25), Joshua (23), and Sarah (21).