UM Opposition to Execution in Tennessee

May 14, 2019 – United Methodist clergy and laity went to the Tennessee State Capitol to deliver a letter from Bishop Bill McAlilly (Nashville Episcopal Area) and Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor (Holston Conference) asking Governor Bill Lee to spare the life of Donnie Johnson, scheduled to be executed on May 16, 2019.


Clergy and laity from the Tennessee Annual Conference pose in the Tennessee Senate Chambers after delivering the letter. Front row from left: Rev. Stacey Harwell-Dye, Rev. Erin Racine; back row: Mr. Davis Turner, Rev. Brandon Baxter, Rev. Jay Voorhees, Rev. Don Sensing.