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Legislation #: 170699 Introduction Date: 9/7/2017
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: MAYOR LUCAS, COUNCILMEMBERS BARNES JR., MCMANUS, CANADY, WAGNER, TAYLOR, HALL, FOWLER, JAMES, JR., REED AND SHIELDS
Title: Recognizing and honoring the life and contributions of Bishop James Dennis Tindall, Sr.

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9/5/2017 Filed by the Clerk's office
9/7/2017 Held on Docket (9/21/2017)

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RESOLUTION NO. 170699

 

Recognizing and honoring the life and contributions of Bishop James Dennis Tindall, Sr.

 

WHEREAS, Bishop James Dennis Tindall, Sr. will be retiring after 40+ years of pastoring the Metropolitan Spiritual Church of Christ, at a special celebration held on September 29, 2017 at the Ararat Event Center, 5100 Ararat Drive; and

 

WHEREAS, Bishop Tindall was born on June 6, 1942. Bishop Tindall is the husband of Frances Tindall and the father of Jane, Tina, Sheila, James, Jr., Cheryl and James, III, and the grandfather of fourteen and great grandfather of four; and

 

WHEREAS, Bishop Tindall attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Carver Bible Institute, and Western Baptist Bible College. In 1976, Bishop Tindall was ordained and installed as the sixth pastor of Metropolitan Spiritual Church of Christ; and

 

WHEREAS, in 1996, Bishop Tindall was appointed the National Overseer of the Metropolitan Spiritual Churches of Christ, Inc., and on November 8, 1996, was elevated to the Sacred Order of Bishop and then in 2009 he was elevated to the position of International Presiding Prelate of MSCC, Inc.; and

 

WHEREAS, throughout his career, Bishop Tindall has achieved numerous honors and recognitions, including serving as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Freedom, Inc., Chairman of the Metropolitan Spiritual Churches of Christ International Board of Directors, and member of the Board of Directors of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Founder/Convener of the Urban Summit, Inc.; and

 

WHEREAS, Bishop Tindall was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives November 4, 1980, where he served for two years and then was elected to the Jackson County Legislature and served from 1983 to 1996 and again from 2007 to 2014, serving as the elected Chairman for six terms; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby recognize and honor the life and contributions of Bishop James Dennis Tindall, Sr.; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Bishop James Dennis Tindall, Sr., with the thanks of the Mayor and Council for his steadfast commitment to the Kansas City community.

 

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