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Bonner, Bishop William Lee (b. 1921)

  1. Alexander Constantine Stewart

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1523

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Stewart, A. C. 2011. Bonner, Bishop William Lee (b. 1921). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

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  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


William Lee Bonner is the senior prelate of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith, founded by Bishop Robert Clarence Lawson (1883–1961) in 1919. Bonner, known as chief apostle, is the third leader of the denomination following Bishop Lawson (1919–1961) and Bishop Hubert Spencer (1961–1972). Under his leadership, the denomination has experienced phenomenal growth from 155 churches in 1961 to 506 churches in 2007.


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