The Beauty of a Historic Liturgy. The Wisdom of a Living Tradition. And the Foundation of the Holy Scriptures.
All Saints Anglican Church was formed in continuation of a great tradition of Biblical Preaching and Anglican Liturgy. In 2010, what had been a prayer fellowship meeting on Saturdays was received into the Diocese of Fort Worth as a mission. In 2012, Fr. Mark Bleakley was called to be vicar and in 2014 All Saints was able to purchase and begin renovating our present property. After weathering the strom that was COVID-19 and all the uncertainty in it, in 2021 All Saints called its first rector, Fr. Terry W. Gatwood, and shortly thereafter was established as a full parish church of the diocese. The story behind each of these is miraculous as God has led us through many challenges to grow in faith. We are grateful to be known for the warmth and generosity of our community, and our committment to the historic and biblical faith passed down to us from the era of the Apostles.
We believe that in the midst of a world where every man does what is right in his own eyes, the Church is called to be a witness to that which is Unchangeable. We gather each Sunday in a pattern of worship that goes all the way back to the New Testament where the early Christians continued steadfastly “in the breaking of bread and in the prayers.” We proclaim the Holy Scriptures as Christ stood in the synangogue and proclaimed its fulfillment in Himself. And we recognize Christ among us “made known in the breaking of the bread.”
The Holy Communion is the source of our life together that strengthens us and send us out to fulfill our mission to Teach the Faith once delivered unto the Saints, to Witness to God’s breath-taking Kingdom, to Serve those in need and to Love one another in the Fellowship of Jesus Christ.
About the Anglican Church
Tracing its origins through the English Reformation, The Anglican Church in North America carries forward the faith and practice of reformed Catholicism (being Protestant in principle, and Catholic in substance), solidly anchored in the prime authority of Holy Scripture, Apostolic teaching, the ancient Creeds and Councils of the Christian Church, and the Book of Common Prayer.
About our Rector
The Rev'd Terry W. Gatwood comes to us from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Fr. Terry is a graduate of Mount Vernon (OH) Nazarene University (BA History), and Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA (MDiv). He spent several years of his life serving his country in the United States Navy as a Fleet Marine Force qualified Religious Program Specialist, being foward deployed all over the world. Before coming to All Saints Terry served as a catechist and children's minister at Grace Church in Circleville, OH, Curate at St. Augustine's Church in Westerville, OH, and missionary church planter at St. Nicholas Mission in Galloway, OH. In 2009 Terry married his best friend Deanna, and they have two sons together: Samuel and Jackson. In his free time Fr. Terry is an avid fisherman, marksman, loves to read anything he can get his hands on, and collects presidential election loser memorbilia (strange, we know).
About our Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Ryan Reed was consecrated Bishop Coadjutor September 21, 2019, and became Diocean Bishop on January 1, 2020.
Before his election, Bishop Reed served as Dean of the diocesan Cathedral for 17 years. He holds an under-graduate degree from Texas A&M University, where he belonged to the Corps of Cadets, and a Master’s degree from Trinity School for Ministry in Pennsylvania.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Jesus Christ for you. I Thess 5:16-18