Consecration of Bishop Gilliam

Diocesan Press Service. June 25, 1968 [66-22]

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Rev. Jackson Earle Gilliam will be consecrated Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Montana on September 16 in St. Peter's Pro-Cathedral at Helena, Mont.

Principal consecrator will be the Rt. Rev. John E. Hines, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. Co-consecrators will be the Rt. Rev. Chandler W. Sterling, resigned Bishop of Montana, and the Rt. Rev. George M. Murray, Bishop Co-adjutor of Alabama.

The Rev. Mr. Gilliam, who has been rector of the Church of the Incarnation, Great Falls, Mont., was elected Bishop of Montana at a special diocesan convention on April 29.

Born June 20, 1920 in Heppner, Ore., the Rev. Mr. Gilliam attended Whitman College where he graduated with honors in 1942. After serving in the United States Army from 1942 to 1946, he attended the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia in Alexandria, Va. and graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1948. He then did further study and received a Master of Sacred Theology degree the following year.

After his ordination, he served parishes in Oregon and Minnesota before accepting a call to be rector of the Church of the Incarnation in Great Falls, a position he has held since 1955.

He has held a number of positions in the Diocese of Montana, and was a deputy to two General Conventions and a member of the Executive Council from Province VI.

He is married to the former Margaret Kathleen Hindley and they have three children.