This is the life story of Leontine Turpeau Current Kelly, the first African American woman elected bishop in a mainline denomination. Told by her daughter, the story also recounts the history of a black family and its longtime passion for and involvement with the church. Like an intricately woven tapestry Breaking Barriers illustrates how historical church, societal and world events and milestones shaped and influenced the lives of countless individuals, families, and communities.
Angella Current is an Executive Director for the Office of Loans and Scholarships with the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. She is the daughter of Bishop Leontine Kelly and Gloster Current, Sr. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
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