Warren Akin Candler (1857 – September 25, 1941) was an American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, elected in 1898.
Early Life[edit | edit source]
He was born in Villa Rica, Georgia, the tenth of eleven children born to Samuel and Martha Bernetta Beall Candler. Samuel was a prosperous merchant and planter. Candler attended Emory College in Oxford, Georgia, from 1874 to 1877. There he discovered his religious vocation and quite a talent for preaching. As a result he made the M.E. Church, South the center of his life. He had five children, three of whom lived to adulthood, Annie Florence ("Foncie") Candler Sledd, Samuel Charles Candler, and John Curtright Candler.