Kee Sloan

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The Right Reverend

John McKee Sloan

Bishop of Alabama
ChurchEpiscopal Church
ElectedJuly 16, 2011
In office2012-2021
PredecessorHenry N. Parsley, Jr.
SuccessorGlenda S. Curry
ConsecrationJanuary 12, 2008
by Katharine Jefferts Schori
Personal details
Born (1955-11-13) November 13, 1955 (age 65)
Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States
SpouseTina Brown
Previous postSuffragan Bishop of Alabama (2008-2012)

John McKee "Kee" Sloan (born November 13, 1955)[1] is an American prelate who served most recently as the eleventh Bishop of Alabama.


A native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Sloan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Mississippi State University in 1976 and his Master of Divinity degree from the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1981.

Before being elected Alabama’s Bishop Suffragan in 2008, Sloan served as Curate for Holy Cross in Olive Branch and St. Timothy’s in Horn Lake, Mississippi (1981–83; both in the Memphis, Tennessee metropolitan area); as Vicar of the Church of the Incarnation in West Point, Mississippi (1983–86); as Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Grenada, Mississippi (1986–90); as Chaplain at the University of Mississippi and Assistant Rector at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford, Mississippi (1990–93); and as Rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Huntsville, Alabama (1993–2007). In 2011, Sloan was elected as the 11th Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Alabama, being invested in January, 2012.[2]

In 1987, Sloan married the former Tina Brown of Leland, Mississippi; they met at a Special Session, a summer camp for people with mental and physical disabilities at Camp Bratton-Green, the Episcopal church camp in the Mississippi diocese. In 1989 their son McKee was born, and in 1994 their daughter Mary Nell was born.

Sloan has participated in many mission trips to Honduras. Within the diocese, Sloan has previously served as director of Special Session, housed at the diocese's Camp McDowell, after founding the program in the Diocese of Alabama.[3]

Kee Sloan is the author of two semi-autobiographical books, Jabbok and its sequel Beulah. [4]

Sloan retired from the Alabama diocese in January 2021, his successor, Glenda S. Curry, having been elected and consecrated during 2020.[5]

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  1. ^ Episcopal Clerical Directory 2013 (2013). New York: Church Publishing Inc. ISBN 978-0-89869-888-6, p. 886.
  2. ^ ENS Staff (07-17-2011), "John McKee Sloan elected 11th bishop of Alabama". Episcopal News Service. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  3. ^ "Carpenter House - The Rt. Rev. John McKee Sloan". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Garrison, Greg. "First woman bishop takes office for Diocese of Alabama". Retrieved 29 December 2020.