Eugene Sutton

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Eugene Taylor Sutton (born January 9, 1954[1]) is the 14th Episcopal Bishop of Maryland.

Early life and education[edit]

Sutton grew up in Washington, D.C. as a Baptist. He graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, in 1976 and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary in the same city.


As well as serving parishes in New Jersey and Washington, D.C., Sutton also taught at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School, the General Theological Seminary, and the New Brunswick Theological Seminary.


A convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland held at St James Episcopal Church (Baltimore, Maryland) elected Sutton as bishop on the first ballot. He was consecrated at the Washington National Cathedral on June 28, 2008, where he had served as canon pastor. The first African American bishop for the Diocese of Maryland, Sutton was installed in the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Baltimore) on June 29, 2008.


  1. ^ Episcopal Clerical Directory 2013 (2013). New York: Church Publishing Inc. ISBN 978-0-89869-888-6, p. 936.
Episcopal Church (USA) titles
Preceded by
Robert Ihloff
14th Bishop of Maryland