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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY AFRICAN AMERICAN " CHESTER TALTON " IS THE PROVISIONAL BISHOP OF THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF SAN JOAQUIN IN THE THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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Chester Talton


Chester Lovelle Talton (born September 22, 1941) is the Provisional Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin in the The Episcopal Church.

Education

Talton studied at California State University, Hayward, California where he earned his B.S. in 1965, and Church Divinity School of the PacificBerkeley, California, where he earned his M.Div. in 1970, and ultimately his D.D.

Positions held

Positions held include Bishop Suffragan, Diocese of Los Angeles, 1991 to present;[1] Rector, St. Philip's Church, New York City (Harlem), 1985–1990; Mission Officer, Trinity Church Wall StreetNew York City, 1981–1985; Rector, St. Philip's Church, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 1976–1981; Vicar, Holy Cross Church, ChicagoIllinois, 1973–1976; Vicar, St. Mathias' Mission, and Curate, All Saints' Church, Carmel, California, 1971–1973; and Vicar, Good Shepherd Church, Berkeley, California, 1970-1971.

Personal life

Born in El DoradoArkansas, Talton became an Ordained priest on February 1971, in the San Francisco-based Diocese of California. He married Karen Louise Warren in August 1963 and has four children from this union. Karen Talton died in 2003. Talton remarried in 2007, to April Grayson, a lay leader in the Diocese of Los Angeles. He is African American, and one of 37 black bishops who have been consecrated by the Episcopal Church.

Bibliography

  • Race and prayer : collected voices, many dreams / Malcolm Boyd and Chester L. Talton, editors. Harrisburg, Pa. : Morehouse Pub., c2003. xii, 202 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. ISBN 0-8192-1909-6 (pbk.)