Bishop Sloan

 John McKee Sloan was born in Vicksburg on November 13, 1955, son of Richard Crofton and Mary Elizabeth Sloan.  He attended Mississippi State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1976.  He received his Master of Divinity from The School of Theology at the University of the South in 1981.  Bishop Sloan was elected to serve as bishop suffragan by the Diocese of Alabama at a special convention on September 30, 2007.  Before his election, Bishop Sloan served for 14 years as rector of St. Thomas' Parish, Huntsville, Alabama.  Sloan had previously served as chaplain to the University of Mississippi; rector of All Saints' Parish, Grenada; vicar of Incarnation Parish, West Point; and curate of Holy Cross, Olive Branch; all in Mississippi. Bishop Sloan assists Bishop Parsley in various duties including pastoral care of clergy, small church concregational development, college campus ministries and multicultural ministry programs; and implementation of Alabama's ACTS II Capital Campaign objectives. He visits parishes for baptisms and confirmations, and participates in councils of the church on the national and international levels. Bishop Sloan, known for his outreach to persons with disabilities and to the poor, is married to the former Tina Marie Brown. He and Tina are the parents of two children, McKee and Mary Nell.
Diocese of Alabama
Office of Bishop Suffragan
The Rt. Rev. John McKee Sloan

Sept. 9, 2008
Dear Friends in Christ,

Thank you very much for the invitation to the Big Day this Sunday. I really regret that I can't be there. But you will be in my thoughts. It looks like things are going well there, and I am so proud of you. I suppose things have changed a lot since I left there (25 years ago!) But I remain indebted to the congregation of Holy Cross in [next page]
Olive Branch for all the love and support you gave me, and everything you taught me about being a priest.

Thank you for that, and for the invitation. May God bless you all as you continue to do God's work there.
+Kee Sloan