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The Most Revd Thomas Gordon

Presiding Bishop

Thomas Gordon has served as the sixth Presiding Bishop of the Orthodox Anglican Church, and the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Orthodox Anglican Communion since April 18th, 2015. His previous appointments in the Orthodox Anglican Church include Rector and organizing minister of St. Philip the Evangelist Anglican Church in Charlotte, NC, as well as Canon to the Ordinary, Suffragan Bishop, and Bishop Coadjutor. He also served his alma mater St. Andrew’s Theological College and Seminary as its seventh President.

Father William E Mouser, Jr.

Rector, St. Athanasius Anglican Church

Fr. Bill became a Christian in 1970 while attending Texas Tech University. He entered Texas Tech in 1965, then served in the United States Marine Corp, with service in Chu Lai, Viet Nam. He graduated from TTU in December 1973 with a major in philosophy, minors in math, chemistry, and Greek. He then enrolled in Dallas Theological Seminary, graduating in 1978 with a major in Hebrew and Old Testament. From 1978 through 1987 he served in a pastoral capacity at Coast Bible Church in San Juan Capistrano, Believers’ Bible Church in Lufkin, Texas, and at the International Chapel of Vienna in Vienna, Austria. The Mousers returned to the States in 1987 to undertake the care of aged parents.

In 1990, Bill and his wife Barbara founded the International Council for Gender Studies (ICGS), to develop and distribute Christian education curricula on the topics of Biblical manhood and womanhood, marriage, and family. Fr. Bill currently serves as Director of ICGS. Known in the parish as Father Bill, he joined five other families to found St. Athanasius Anglican Church on the feast day of St. Athanasius (May 2) in 2004. After completing preparatory Anglican studies at Laud Hall Seminary, he was ordained as deacon in 2004 and priest in 2005.

Father Jerry Young

Curate

In high school, Fr. Jerry realized math was his favorite subject. On national achievement testing ranked in the 99.9th percentile. This aptitude was confirmed in his twenties when he began to apply his skills in Christian ministry, focusing on organization and administration.

Over several decades of ministry, Fr. Young served as director of a regional evangelistic youth organization, a full-time ministry at a top ten fastest growing church in America, a top twenty-five largest church in the nation, and the largest Christian radio network and media group in the world.

Fr. Young’s university and seminary training includes degrees from Bob Jones University, the University of Akron, and Laud Hall Seminary from which he received a Master of Divinity degree. He was ordained a deacon in the Baptist church in 1979, and then in the Anglican church in 2011. He was ordained to the priesthood in January 2018.

Today, Fr. Young is retired from a secular profession, happy to apply his organizational skills in church ministry.

 

Revd Brad Davis

Deacon

Brad Davis was born in Memphis, TN, and later graduated from high school in a suburb of Chicago. He joined the United States Army in June 1960. After basic training, he traveled to Fort Gordon, Georgia for training as an Electronics Technician.

From Fort Gordon, he was deployed to South Korea. Upon return from Korea he trained as a Paratrooper and later trained as a Special Forces Radio Operator and Communications Chief. After graduating from the Infantry Officer Candidate School, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry in May of 1964.

He pursued further training at the Special Forces Officers Course, after which he was deployed to Vietnam in 1965. In February 1967, he was reassigned to the U.S. Army Special Warfare Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he underwent pre-mission training for Thailand. Assigned to the 46the Special Forces Company in Thailand, where he spent 15 months.

In January 1968, he was reassigned to the United States Army Training Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In 1970, he attended a nine month Infantry Officer Advanced Course in Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion of that course, he was assigned for one year to Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, graduating Suma Cum Laude with a BA in Political Science. Subsequent deployments sent him to Schweinfurt, Germany; Hanau, Germany; and, Fort Hood Texas.

He retired from the United States Army in June, 1980. Shortly thereafter he completed his Masters degree in Computer Science. He has subsequently been employed as a Computer Center Director at Dallas Baptist University, as an MIS Director for Fortune 1,000 Company in Fort Worth, Texas. He later founded his own software company in the DFW area, where he worked 15 years before selling his portion of to his partners. At age 60, he assumed the position of Coordinator of Computer Science at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. Four years later, he moved to the Navarro College in Waxahachie, Texas, where he taught various computer science courses until his retirement in 2012.

Davis studied at the School of Theology of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas and Laud Hall Seminary. He was licensed as a Lector, Lay Eucharistic Minister, Lay Reader, and Verger. He has served in these capacities in parishes in the Diocese of Dallas, the Diocese of Fort Worth under Bishop Jack Iker, and since 2013 at St. Athanasius Anglican Church. Davis was ordained to the diaconate by Archbishop Thomas Gordon of The Orthodox Anglican Church in January 2018.

Mr. Benjamin Rosewell

Acolyte

Benjamin Rosewell was born in Waxahachie, Texas where graduated from a home-based  high school program. He is currently employed in a local manufacturing business.

Ben Rosewell has been a member of Episcopal or Anglican parishes most of his life. He was confirmed by Bishop James Stanton in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. His family is one of the founding families of St. Athanasius Anglican Church. In his high school years, he received training in service as an acolyte and for many years was the sole parish acolyte.

Ben’s past time is directed toward participation in the Dallas Opera as a supernumerary, and in Theater Rocks in Ennis, Texas, in which he has played acting and singing roles in numerous productions.

 

 

Mr. William Peterson

Acolyte

William Peterson was born in Waxahachie, Texas where graduated from a Waxahachie High School. He enrolled at Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, Texas, but was soon called to active duty in the United States Army Reserves. He served two tours of duty in Iraq before returning to undergraduate studies at TTU. He graduated with a BA in history.

Peterson subsequently enrolled at the University of Cambridge in the UK, where he earned a Master of Philosophy in history before commencing doctoral studies. In the midst of those studies, he returned to the States to complete a degree in law from the Texas Tech University School of Law.

Peterson is a founding member of St. Athanasius Anglican Church. He was confirmed by Bishop Robert Parlotz of the United Anglican Church. After training by Deacon Brad Davis, he commenced service at St. Athanasius as an acolyte.