Rev. Leo Cunningham

BMCR Membership Challenge

July marks the start of the membership drive for the Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR).  The pastor has issued a challenge to increase the BMCR memberships from Wesley Church of Hope.  Renewing members are asked to help sponsor one new member.  

What is BMCR?

West Ohio Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) is the organized caucus of the West Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.  The group is a strong advocate for the justice, equity and inclusiveness within our Conference structure.  The organization strives to assist our Conference to understand the unique needs and value of the Black Church and its constituents as part of our denomination.


  • To advocate for inclusiveness and justice
  • To raise up spiritual/prophetic leaders
  • To provide training opportunities
  • To provide training for youth (MRI)
  • To establish relationships and partnerships within the United Methodist connection.


The mission of Black Methodist for Church Renewal is to raise up prophetic and spiritual leaders who will be advocates for the unique needs of the Black church and Black people in the United Methodist Church.

Annual Membership: $10.00 per member

Download the BMCR Membership Form.

For additional information, visit or contact Rev. Michael D. Johnson at 614-933-8929.

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