JBE 18-17

Flags at Half-Staff—Bishop T.F. Tenney

WHEREAS,   Bishop T.F. Tenney died June 1, 2018, at the age of 84;

WHEREAS,  Bishop Tenney served as the Louisiana District Superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church for 27 years, leading 300 churches and 800 ministers and pastors;

WHEREAS,  he began his ministry at age 15 and assumed his first pastorate at age 19;

WHEREAS,  Bishop Tenney ministered in the United Pentecostal Church International for more than 65 years and is credited by many for increasing the church’s missionary work abroad;

WHEREAS,  he served as the Global Missions director of the United Pentecostal Church and began the Partners in Missions program, the annual School of Missions and field and regional conferences; and

WHEREAS,  Bishop Tenney made a significant impact on the people of Louisiana and the world through his ministry and dedication to service.

NOW THEREFORE, I, JOHN BEL EDWARDS, Governor of the State of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1:  As an expression of respect and to honor the life of Bishop T.F. Tenney, the flags of the United States and the State of Louisiana shall be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol until sunset on June 5, 2018.

SECTION 2:  This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until June 5, 2018, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded prior to that date.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 4th day of June, 2018.

John Bel Edwards

Kyle Ardoin
Secretary of State