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Are Youth the Future of the Church?

2014 September 1
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Bishop David EppsArticle by BISHOP DAVID EPPS

I have heard for decades the statement that, “The youth are the church of the future.” Usually church members and leaders use this phrase when there is a push to establish, sustain, grow, and fund youth ministries in the local church. I was once a youth minister / youth worker in two churches. The first was a rather large congregation in Bristol, VA and the other a mid-size church in Johnson City, TN.

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Upon This Rock

2014 August 30

Bishop Epps (Cropped)The Most Rev’d David Epps

The Cathedral of Christ the King
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
August 24, 2014

Sermon Link: Upon This Rock

Commissions on Ordained Ministry Announced

2014 August 27

Bishop David Epps recently announced the following appointments to the commissions on ordained ministry.  These appointments are effective immediately and are either for a one or two year term.

Tennessee Commission on Ordained Ministry

  • Father John Boggs
  • Father Bill Xenos
  • Father Brett Travis
  • Deacon Wayne Lewis

Georgia Commission on Ordained Ministry

  • Father James Taylor
  • Father Joseph Hassell
  • Deacon Bill Shelton
  • Deacon David Hoffman

With these appointments Bishop David Epps has divided the former Commission on Ordained Ministry into two Commissions which will serve their respective regions.  The Bishop serves as chair of all committees and commissions unless otherwise noted.

Bishop’s Council Appointments Announced

2014 August 26
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Bishop David Epps’ has recently announced the appointments to the Bishop’s Council.  The following appointments are effective immediately:

  • Canon Paul Massey
  • Archdeacon Dan Hale
  • Canon Robert Wills
  • Father Stephen Hunter
  • Father Robert Roethel
  • Father Michael Birdsong
  • Father Kerry Wells
  • Father Stanley Samuel

Several of the men currently serving are re-appointments: Canon Massey, Canon Wills, Father Hunter, and Father Roethel.  New members include Archdeacon Hale, Father Wells, and Father Samuel.

The Rainmaker

2014 August 25
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Bishop David EppsArticle by BISHOP DAVID EPPS

I am thinking about entering a new profession. I am considering becoming a professional rainmaker. Last year, for my vacation, I took a seven day motorcycle ride. The first day of my trip the weather was beautiful. Sunny skies, blue skies, warm weather, and a gentle breeze. The next five days it rained. It rained long and hard enough to give some competition to Noah’s flood. I spent most of those days in some hotel room. On day seven, the day of my return trip, the weather was beautiful. Sunny skies, blue skies, warm weather, and a gentle breeze.

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Bishop Epps to Retire as Police Chaplain

2014 August 24

David Epps - ChaplainBishop David Epps has submitted his letter of retirement as a volunteer chaplain for the Peachtree City Police Department effective August 31. The retirement concludes 25 years of service to the PCPD. In 1989 Epps was recruited to serve as a chaplain by then-Chaplain John Weber. Epps was installed as a chaplain by then-Police Chief James Murray.

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He Called Her a Dog

2014 August 23
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Bishop Epps (Cropped)The Most Rev’d David Epps

The Cathedral of Christ the King
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 17, 2014

Sermon Link: He Called Her a Dog

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