Bishop Julian Dobbs on the election of Bishop Steve Wood in ACNA

(Via email; KSH).

June 22, 2024 

Brothers and sisters, 

Grace and peace to you in the name of our precious Savior, Jesus Christ.

Bishop Bill Love, Bishop Dave Bena, and I have been sequestered within a conclave in Latrobe, PA since Thursday with our brother bishops to pray and seek guidance from the Holy Spirit in selecting the third archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America. Many of you have been praying and fasting for a significant season in the weeks leading up to this important decision.

I am pleased to inform you that our prayers have been answered, and Bishop Steve Wood, the Diocesan Bishop of the Carolinas has been chosen as our next archbishop. I have had the immense privilege to serve beside Archbishop-elect Wood for many years and know him to be a faithful man of God, a passionate defender and proclaimer of the Gospel of our Lord, and an effective and caring pastor and leader. It is my firm conviction that the Lord will continue to cause the ACNA to grow and flourish underneath Archbishop Wood’s leadership as our next Primate.

I know this email comes late on a Saturday evening, but I come to you asking once more for prayer in this momentous season of change in the life of our beloved Province. As we continue to pray for our current Archbishop Foley Beach in tomorrow’s Prayers of the People, I also request that you add Archbishop-elect Steve Wood to your petitions.

Additionally, the important mission of the Anglican Church in North America continues this week. We have numerous delegates and attendees from across the Anglican Diocese of the Living Word travelling to Latrobe to participate in the ACNA’s Provincial Council and Assembly. Please pray for all those involved in these important meetings and services of worship. 

“O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: Look favorably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred mystery; by the effectual working of your providence, carry out in tranquility the plan of salvation; let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.”

Diocesan Bishop Julian M. Dobbs

Anglican Diocese of the Living Word

Posted in Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), Ministry of the Ordained, Parish Ministry