Trial of Rev. Jimmy Creech

December 4, 1999

Jimmy Creech

The Soulforce Intervention
in Grand Island, Nebraska

The Trial of Jimmy Creech
November 16-18, 1999
"JC on trial Again"

Jimmy Creech Biography

A Personal Letter to My Soulforce Friends from Jimmy Creech

11/24/99 Statement by The Rev. Dr. Mel White
The Trial of Jimmy Creech: An Act of Spiritual Violence Against God’s GLBT Children

Grand Island Independent 11/17/99
Minister stripped of ordination for gay marriage rite Methodist church jury finds Creech guilty

Grand Island Independent 11/17/99
Police arrest 74 protesters blocking Creech trial site Creech won’t offer defense

Reuters 11/17/99
Methodist Minister Going on Trial for Gay Wedding

News Release from Media office of Rev. Jimmy Creech

Statement by Rev. Jimmy Creech

The Second Soulforce Open Letter to the United Methodist Bishop’s and Trial Jury

White Begs Methodists To Cancel Creech Trial Calls Tribunal An "Act Of Spiritual Violence"

The First Soulforce Open Letter to the United Methodist Bishop’s and Trial Jury

ORDER OF SERVICE – The Holy Union of Larry Ellis and James Raymer

The Holy Union of Larry Ellis and James Raymer link to: link)

For more information about the Rev. Jimmy Creech and his act of courage link to: link)

Link to trial coverage by MCCLA (external link)

November 16-18, 1999
The Soulforce Schedule for the Trial of Jimmy Creech

Media are invited to be present at any or all of the following Soulforce events:

Tuesday, November 16, 1999 Midtown Holiday Inn, Grand Island, NE
(2503 South Locust, Grand Island, NE. Ph: 308-384-1330)

  • 4-6PM Advanced training in nonviolent response for Soulforce delegates.
  • 6 PM Deli buffet for delegates & media.
    Good time for media to interview Soulforce delegates from their areas.
  • 7 PM The Holy Union & Vow Rededication Celebration with Jimmy Creech.
    The Holy Union that Jimmy Creech is on trial for conducting.
    Gay and lesbian couples from around the country renewing their vows.
  • 8 PM The Press Conference with Jimmy Creech and Guests.
  • 9 PM The 24 hour Soulforce candlelight vigil begins at the trial site.
    (Trinity United Methodist 511 N. Elm Street Ph: 308 382-1952)
  • 10PM All night vigil continues at Trinity Church in one hour shifts.

Wednesday, November 17, 1999 Trinity United Methodist Church (Trial Site) (Trinity United Methodist 511 N. Elm Street, Grand Island Ph: 308 382-1952)

  • 6 AM Soulforce delegates assemble at trial site for civil disobedience
  • 7 AM Soulforce Intervention begins at Jury Entrance Door
    We anticipate an arrest every 2-4 minutes for those two hours.
  • 7-9 AM Civil Disobedience continues until the trial is convened at 9AM.
  • 9 AM Vigil continues throughout the day in shifts
    Trial could end on Wednesday. If it does not, we continue our round-the-clock vigil until it does. When the trial ends, Jimmy Creech will make his statement to the press. If convicted, Soulforce will carry the Holy Spirit candle from the trial site in our final act of grief and concern. (See Bishop’s Letter II)