Constitutional Age Limit


The Presiding Bishop will automatically become President of the Corporation upon election. In case of death or disability, the First Assistant Presiding Bishop shall become the Acting Presiding Bishop until the next general election. He may hold office until he reaches his 74th birthday. However, if he is in good health and has served the church well, the rules may be suspended and he may be elected for another term of four (4) years.

This has been called by some a resolution, The General Secretary at that time certified this as part of an Amendment. (Click here to see amendment)

There is a lot of misinformation being circulated which is designed to confuse some people. The law is very clear, it was in effect in 2016 and it allowed the current leader to run again because a built in one time exception. That exception cannot be used again. The individual can run for the General Board, but he cannot run for Presiding Bishop, First Assistant, nor Second Assistant, people of integrity will not try to circumvent the law.

There was a petition filed with the Judiciary Board which unanimously declined to here it.

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