Bishop Keaton Celebration Service

The Celebration Service of the Assignment of Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton to the Illinois Episcopal Area Office of The United Methodist Church. Photos by Paul Black

Bertha Love presenting the towel and basin to Bishop Keaton

Bishop Keaton during the Covenant Service

Bishop Keaton preaching

Bishop Keaton preaching

Bishop Keaton preaching

Bishop Keaton preaching

Bishop Keaton preaching

Bishop Keaton preaching

Bishop Keaton receiving a gavel from Rev Bill Frazier

Bishop Keaton receiving congratulations after the ceremony

Bishop Keaton receiving the bread and cup from Evaristo Rodriguez

Bishop Keaton receiving the gift of the staff from Ellen Liehr

Bishop Roth bishop of the Central/Southern IL Synod ELCA



Dr Barrington Coleman

Dr Barrington Coleman soloist

Father Kevin Laughery representing Bishop Thos. Paprocki offers a prayer

Introduction of Mrs. Beverly Keaton and Jonathan Keaton II

Jacksonville Grace UMC Youth during the processional

Jonathan Keaton II after the ceremony

Jonathan Keaton II giving the Gospel Lesson

Ken Miller talking about the Signs of Ministry that have been presented to Bishop Keaton

Linda Harrod presenting the Bible to Bishop Keaton

Mrs. Beverly Keaton and Jonathan Keaton II

Presentation of Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton

Presentation of the Signs of the Episcopal Ministry by members of the Episcopacy Committee



Rev Daniel Martins Bishop Episcopal Church Diocese of Springfield

Rev Dr Roger Ross

Rev Eric Swanson presenting the gift of water to Bishop Keaton

Rev Gifty Smith

Rev Jan Griffith

Rev Jan Griffith and Bishop Jonathan Keaton

Rev Judy Vidakovich

Rev Keith Anderson and Rev Mike Rayson

Rev Mike Rayson

Rev Sara Isbell presents a stole to Bishop Keaton

Rhonda Whitaker and Rev Sara Isbell

Rhonda Whitaker presenting the Book of Discipline to Bishop Keaton

Rose Booker-Jones Bishop Keaton Lorene King and Mrs. Keaton after the ceremony

Springfield Grace Praise Dancers

Urbana Wesley Chancel Choir under the direction of Dr Barrington Coleman