Reverend Dr. Myron F. McCoy was appointed at the First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple on July 1, 2014. After serving as president of Saint Paul Theological Seminary in Kansas, MO for more than 11 years, Dr. McCoy is no stranger to Chicago. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration at Ohio Wesleyan University; Master of Divinity degree at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Ministry degree at United Theological Seminary. Rev. McCoy was also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Baker University. Beforehand, Reverend McCoy served as District Superintendent of the Chicago Southern District of the Northern Illinois Conference, and he currently serves as a board member of the United Methodist Senate, Ohio Wesleyan University, and Baker University. He previously served at Saint Mark UMC (1979-1982) as student intern and (1982-1985) as Associate Pastor. In addition, he was Pastor of South Shore UMC (1985-1988). Rev. McCoy is married to Karen (Fulgham), and they are the parents of three adult sons: Justin and twins, Armand and Marlen. In August 2014 the McCoy’s welcomed their first grandchild.
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