Plant A Church

The planting of churches is essential for any body of believers who are mission minded. Being mission minded is being focused on preaching the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to those who have never heard the message or have fallen away from it. It is from churches that believers sally forth with the Gospel to transform the world. And so it is necessary to have churches wherever possible as a base for this transforming work.

The first step in planting a church is to make contact with someone to assist you with the process, whether you plan on planting church in an urban, suburban, or rural setting. Every mission is ultimately the responsibility of the Diocesan bishop of the area where the church is planted but in many cases there are church planters or Area Deans who are more local who will be your primary contact. Please make contact with someone from the list below before beginning your planting efforts.

There are various resources available to help guide you through the process. A checklist guide to mission formation in the Anglican Province of America is available here.

Another excellent resource is the website anglican1000.org, maintained by our ministry partners of the Anglican Church in North America.

May Almighty God bless you in this endeavor in bringing the Gospel to others by our Anglican Way of Christianity.

Church Planting Contacts

New York and New England
Office of the Bishop
Diocese of the Eastern United States
3348 West State Rd. 426
Oviedo, FL 32765
(800) 480-1087
Email: apadeus@cfl.rr.com

Mid-Atlantic States (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia)
Bishop Robert Loiselle
St. Paul's Church
1505 Crownsville Rd.
Crownsville, MD 21032
(410) 923-0293
Email: bishop_bob@verizon.net

Southern Appalachian Area (Southwestern Virginia, Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Upper South Carolina)
Dean John Lathrop
St. Matthew's Church
P.O. Box 8113
Asheville, NC 28814
(828) 877-3708
Email: jclathrop@aol.com

Central and Eastern North Carolina
Dean Richard Bakley
St. Michael the Archangel Church
2211 Margaret Wallace Rd
Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 537-7777
Email: stmichaelsangch@bellsouth.net

Deep South Area (Lower South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana)
Bishop Chandler Jones
St. Barnabas' Church
4795 N. Peachtree Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
(770) 457-1103
Email: fatherchandler@gmail.com

Florida (North and Central Areas)
Dean Ralph Waterhouse
St. Alban's Cathedral
3348 W. St. Rd. 426
Oviedo, FL 32765
(407) 657-2376
Email: frralph@stalbansfl.com

Florida (Southern Areas)
Dean William Perkins
St. Mary the Virgin Church
101 Homewood Blvd.
Delray Beach, FL 33445
(561) 265-1960
Email: rector@stmarydelray.org

Central United States (Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Texas, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin)
Office of the Bishop
Diocese of Mid-America
8555 Grand Blvd.
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 947-0700
Email: bishopshaver@gmail.com

Western United States (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming)
Office of the Vicar General
Diocese of the West
1806 N. Savage Ln.
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 443-5323
Email: shalaich@gmail.com

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