On Monday August 16, 2021, Gary Walsh, former Bishop of the FMCiC went home to be with our Lord. He loves Jesus, was a change-agent-leader, a life-long learner, who used his tremendous leadership gifts to help mobilize FMCiC for mission. The FMCiC is grateful for Gary and Ellen’s ministry.

Gary Walsh was an ordained minister (1966) and former Bishop in the Free Methodist Church in Canada. He attended Spring Arbor College, Roberts Wesleyan College and Asbury Theological Seminary. Gary pastored congregations in the USA and Canada; served in denominational leadership as a conference superintendent and as Bishop of the Free Methodist Church in Canada. He also served in inter-denominational leadership (President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada); global Christian partnership development (President of Interdev Inc.); church relations and advancement (McMaster Divinity College); global Christian microfinance (President of Opportunity International Canada) and on governing boards. More recently, after Gary retired in 2010 and moved to Wellington, ON, he served as Executive Director of Wesley Acres Conference and Retreat Centre in Bloomfield, ON.

Click here for the link to Gary’s obituary and the details of his funeral service which is scheduled for this Friday.


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posted Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Dear Friends,

It is with profound sadness that we announce that former Bishop, Gary Walsh, has passed away.  When we have further details concerning final arrangements, we will provide them to you.  In the meantime, please continue to keep Ellen Walsh and the rest of the family in your prayers.

posted Tuesday, August 17, 2021