| Eugene Sutton|
| June 29, 2008|
| Episcopal Church (United States)|
28 June 2008
by Katharine, 26th Presiding Bishop
January 9, 1954 (age 61) (1954-01-09)
Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
Eugene Sutton Wikipedia
Eugene Taylor Sutton (born January 9, 1954) is the 14th and current Episcopal Bishop of Maryland.
Sutton grew up in Washington, D.C. as a Baptist. He graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, in 1976 and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary in the same city.
As well as serving parishes in New Jersey and Washington, D.C., Sutton also taught at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School, the General Theological Seminary, and the New Brunswick Theological Seminary.
A convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland held at St James Episcopal Church (Baltimore, Maryland) elected Sutton as bishop on the first ballot. He was consecrated at the Washington National Cathedral on June 28, 2008, where he had served as canon pastor. The first African American bishop for the Diocese of Maryland, Sutton was installed in the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Baltimore) on June 29, 2008.