The Right Reverend
Morris King Thompson
|Bishop of Louisiana|
|Elected||5 December 2009|
|Installed||13 May 2010|
|Consecration||8 May 2010|
by Katharine Jefferts Schori
Cleveland, Mississippi, United States
|Alma mater||Mississippi State University|
Thompson grew up as a Presbyterian. After high school he enlisted for two years in the United States Marine Corps after which he graduated from Mississippi State University. Morris attended seminary at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky where he graduated with a Masters in Divinity emphasis on Pastoral Care and Counseling. Later he attended the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he did a year residency of clinical pastoral education.
Thompson was ordained as a Southern Baptist minister in 1981. After his conversion to the Episcopal Church he was ordained deacon in 1990 and a priest in 1991. He served as associate rector of St James's Church in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1997 he was appointed Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington, Kentucky.
Thompson was elected bishop of Louisiana on December 5, 2009. He was consecrated bishop on May 8, 2010 by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans. He was seated as bishop on May 13. 
- List of Episcopal bishops of the United States
- Historical list of the Episcopal bishops of the United States
- Nolan, B."The Rev. Morris Thompson Jr. ordained as Episcopal bishop for Diocese of Louisiana", Nola.com, 8 May 2010. Retrieved on 24 October 2018.
- "The Rt. Rev’d Morris King Thompson, Jr.", Diocese of Louisiana. Retrieved on 24 October 2018.
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