From left, first counselor Richard Flora, Bishop Alex Patrick and second counselor Victor Pavone have been sustained by the ward members as the new bishopric for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, living in the Seminole Ward.
SEMINOLE – Members from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, living in the Seminole Ward, recently received a new Bishopric.
Bishop Alex Patrick, first counselor Richard Flora and second counselor Victor Pavone were sustained by the ward members as the new bishopric.
A bishop is the leader of a local congregation – known as a ward – with duties similar to those of a pastor, priest or rabbi. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this position is unpaid and typically last around five years. Each bishop is assisted by two counselors. Together, this bishopric oversees the spiritual and social needs of their ward members, and helps bring each member of the congregation closer to Jesus Christ.
Visitors are welcome to meet the new bishopric and join in worship. Services start Sundays, 10 a.m., at 9001 106th Ave., Largo.