Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Louisiana to be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol in honor of Bishop T.F. Tenney, who passed away at the age of 84 last week.  

“T.F. Tenney was a pillar of the faith community in Central Louisiana,” said Gov. Edwards. “He was an example of what it means to embrace faith at an early age and lead by example for those who strive to live by the teachings of Christ. Donna and I send our prayers to his family and all whose lives he touched through his decades of service.”

Tenney served as bishop emeritus of the Louisiana District Pentecostal Church and was a member of the Pentecostals of Alexandria. He ministered in the United Pentecostal Church International for more than 65 years and led the church’s Louisiana District as superintendent for 27 years. As superintendent, he lead approximately 300 churches and 800 ministers and pastors.

The flags will remain at half-staff until sunset on June 5, 2018.

Click here to read the governor’s executive order.