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|His Excellency, The Most Reverend|
Martin David Holley
|Bishop of Memphis|
|Appointed||August 23, 2016|
|Installed||October 19, 2016|
|Predecessor||J. Terry Steib|
|Ordination||May 18, 1987|
July 2, 2004|
by Theodore Edgar McCarrick, John Ricard, and Leonard Olivier
December 31, 1954|
|Previous post||Auxiliary Bishop of Washington; Titular Bishop of Rusibisir (2004-2016)|
"IN AETERNUM MISERICORDIA EIUS""HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER"
Martin David Holley
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Martin David Holley (born December 31, 1954) is the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee. He served as an auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., from 2004 to 2016.
Holley was born in Pensacola, Florida, and graduated from Tate High School in 1973; while a student there he was a basketball standout and active in student government. He graduated in 1975 from Faulkner State Junior College in Bay Minette, Alabama, with an Associate of Arts degree in general studies, and from Alabama State University in Montgomery in 1977 with a B.A. in management. At both institutions, Bishop Holley excelled at basketball and participated in student government.
Holley undertook post-graduate studies at the Theological College at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and St. Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida, where he earned a Master of Divinity degree. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 8, 1987, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Florida.
Holley served as curate and administrator of St. Mary Catholic Church, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, curate of St. Paul Catholic Church, Pensacola, and as administrator and pastor of Little Flower Catholic Church, Pensacola. He has served as a member of the diocesan council of priests, as the spiritual director of the Serra Club of West Florida, as spiritual director and instructor for the permanent diaconate program, as director of the Department of Ethnic Concerns of the diocese, and as a member of the Joint Conference of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus.
- "Bishop Martin D. Holley". Archdiocese of Washington.
- Brockhaus, Hannah (August 23, 2016). "Pope Francis taps DC auxiliary as the new Bishop of Memphis". Catholic News Agency. Retrieved August 24, 2016.
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Memphis Official Site
- National Black Catholic Congress bio of Martin Holley
- National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus bio of Martin Holley
|Catholic Church titles|
J. Terry Steib
| Bishop of Memphis
| Auxiliary Bishop of Washington