Al Gwinn served as the resident bishop of the North Carolina Conference/Raleigh Area of the United Methodist Church from 2004 to 2012. During that time he chaired the Design Team for the Council of Bishops’ District Superintendents and Directors of Connectional Ministries Annual Training, the Administrative Concerns Committee and the 2008 General Conference Commission on the Study of Ministry. He was also a member of the Board of Publications. He continues to serve on the Board of Trustees of Asbury Theological Seminary.
Al and Joyce are now living on their Hawk’s Nest Farm in Clark County where they raise beef cattle, garden and are developing an Agritourism opportunity for persons of all ages to enjoy their farm.
Al is also a certified Coach with Spiritual Leadership Inc. where he spends many hours each week coaching local churches, pastors, district superintendents, and bishops.