Samuel Quire

Bishop Samuel Quire



West Africa Central Conference

Liberia Episcopal Area


Bishop Samuel J. Quire, Jr. was elected to the episcopacy in 2016. He is the Resident Bishop of the Liberia Area, which includes the Liberia Conference in the West Africa Central Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Bishop Quire was born on September 5, 1959, to Samuel J. Quire Sr, and Lucy N. Keah in Garraway municipality, Grand Kru County, Liberia. He served as administrative assistant to the Bishop.

Quire holds a Master of Divinity from West Africa Theological Seminary in Lagos, Nigeria, and a Bachelor of Theology degree from the Gbarnga School of Theology in Gbarnga City, Liberia. 

Quire has served as pastor of Jasper Grant United Methodist, Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Monrovia and was director of the Bishop Judith Craig Children’s Village.

He was elected as a clergy delegate to the 2004 and 2016 General Conferences, the 2004 West Africa Central Conference, and the 2005 All Africa Conference of Churches.

He and his wife, Richlain, are blessed with several children.