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The mission of the diocese is To Equip the Saints for the Work of Ministry


It is 11:58:02 PM

on Sunday, December 9, 2018
in Fort Worth.

The Call for a Bishop Coadjutor
Special Convention: June 1, 2019

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Bishop Iker talks about his personal prayer life.
Video courtesy of Kyle Spradley and SOMA USA.


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Find out about more events around the diocese
in our blog for congregations and ministries:

Elder Care Ministry
Offering support to caregivers

prepared by the diocesan Christian Education team

40 Days for Life parish: St. John's, Fort Worth

Bishop’s Challenge Golf Tournament
See photos of diocesan events on our flickr page.

Book of Remembrance
Book of Remembrance

Anglican Relief and Development Fund


This site was last updated
on Dec. 7
, AD 2018

Incarnation, College Station

Bishop Keith Ackerman and Deacon Fred Hotz visited the
new congregation in College Station on Dec. 2, on behalf
of Bishop Iker. Fr. Gregory Crosthwait is the planting priest
for Church of the Incarnation and presented seven members
for confirmation, two for reaffirmation of faith, and one for
reception from another branch of the Church.

Christ the King, Fort Worth

On the First Sunday of Advent, Bishop Iker was well enough
to officiate at his first public worship service since late September.
He celebrated the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist at the Church of
Christ the King and All Saints’ in Fort Worth, and Fr. Darryl
Pigeon preached. The Bishop has returned to the office
on a limited basis and is available for appointments.

Dec. 7 Update: After three courses of chemotherapy,
as well as much intercessory prayer, Bishop Iker has had a
new PET scan to evaluate progress. Compared to the
September scan, his tumors have reduced by more than 80%,
and he is considered to
be in partial remission. The next
course of chemotherapy begins Monday, Dec. 10. He is
expected to complete six courses of treatment by the end
of January. This will be followed by radiation treatments.
Thanks be to God for this remarkable progress.

Nov. 21: Diocese, Corporation respond
to cross-petition by TEC parties

Nov. 2: Diocese, Corporation file Reply

Sept. 8: Ordination Homily
delivered by Fr. Lee Nelson

July 27: Diocese, Corporation file
Petition for Review by State Supreme Court


Dec. 8 & 9: Youth Rally for grades 6-12

Dec. 14: Day of Fasting and Prayer
for the Election of a Bishop Coadjutor

Jan. 11: Day of Fasting and Prayer
for the Election of a Bishop Coadjutor

Jan. 19: Dallas March for Life

Jan. 28-31: Annual Clergy Retreat

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photos from the ACNA Inaugural Assembly,
see the
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