Jimmy Creech - News


  • Soulforce Infiltrates Southern Baptist Convention, Soulforce, June 11, 2002.


  • Betty Degeneres and Jimmy Creech on Gay Unions, Religion and What People Really Fear About Gay Marriage: A Father's Day Conversation on HRC FamilyNet
  • 50 Soulforce Protesters Arrested At ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Indianapolis, Soulforce, June 13, 2001.


  • The United Methodist Church and Spiritual Violence: Perspective on Jimmy Creech from Whosoever.org.
  • Jimmy Creech on Larry King Live: Should Same-Sex Couples Get the Same Rights and Recognition as Straight Ones? Aired May 2, 2000 - 9:00 p.m. ET.
  • Defender of Creech Gets Pulpit, Omaha World-Herald, March 18, 2000
    The United Methodist pastor who defended Jimmy Creech at his first church trial in Nebraska will take over Creech's old pulpit in July. The Rev. Doug Williamson has been named senior pastor at First United Methodist Church.
  • First Methodist Church Joins Gay-Friendly Group, external link to Omaha-World Herald, February 16, 2000
    The congregation of First United Methodist Church of Omaha voted Tuesday night to join a nationwide organization of United Methodist congregations that publicly declare their willingness to welcome all people, regardless of sexual orientation.... The church's former pastor, Jimmy Creech, conducted a holy union service at the church in 1997, uniting two lesbians.
  • Jimmy Creech and Family to Take Part in "The Wedding", UFMCC, January 27, 2000

Jim Raymer and Larry Ellis.

On April 24, 1999, Jimmy Creech (right) co-officiated with Jill Edens, United Church of Christ (UCC) clergy at a covenant service for two men, Larry E. Ellis and James H. Raymer. The UCC celebration was held at Olin T. Binkley Memorial Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, NC. in Chapel Hill, N.C. More History...

Jim Raymer (left) and Larry Ellis join hands during a recommitment of their vows of holy union in a service performed in part by the Rev. Jimmy Creech (center) in Grand Island, Neb. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Photo number 99-248, 11/16/99



Other Web Sites of Interest

Historical Documents

  • Gratitude and Hope: A Letter from Jimmy Creech, December 2, 1999
  • The Jimmy Creech First Trial Transcript (600 pp) is available at $70 ppd. from Nelson McClellan attorneys, 503 S. 36th St., Omaha, NE 68105 (402-344-8044; FAX: 402-346-6997; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Response to the Judicial Charge by Jimmy Creech, January 26, 1998
    This document gives the biblical, theological, experiential basis for Jimmy Creech's decision to participate in a covenant service.
  • Jimmy Creech's Response to Judicial Council's Decision
  • Judicial Council Decision #833 Full Text
  • Trial of the Rev. Jimmy Creech (with unofficial transcript of his statement to the trial court)
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