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Name:  Michael B. Curry  

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Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1953 in Maywood, Illinois


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Curry was born in Maywood, a suburb of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry is the presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church. Elected in 2015, he is the first African-American to lead the denomination. He was previously bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. A noted advocate for human rights and author of several books, Bishop Curry is recognized as one of the most popular preachers in the English language. He and his wife Sharon Curry have two daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth. They live in North Carolina.

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