College of Bishops Consents to the Election of the Rev. Alex Farmer as Bishop
On Monday, June 13, 2022, the College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America consented to the elections of the Rev. Alex Farmer, the Rev. Willy J. Hill Jr., and the Rev. Alex Cameron as bishops for the Gulf Atlantic Diocese, the Diocese of the Southeast (REC), and the Diocese of Pittsburgh respectively.
Archbishop Foley Beach commented, “It was a blessing to hear the testimonies of each of these candidates today. They are wonderful men of God who have been called to lead and who will bring unique gifts to the episcopate. Please join me in praying for them as they prepare for their consecrations in August. Pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to lead them and their people from strength to strength.”
Commenting on the emotion of the moment shortly after the College consented to his nomination, Bishop-elect Farmer said, “I am overwhelmed by how gracious and welcoming the College has been. I have been encouraged by the prayers and support overall; I’m excited for the work of ministry amongst these godly men.”
Bishop-elect Alex Farmer will be consecrated at St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral on August 27, 2022 at 11:00 AM.
The Rev. Alex Farmer was elected to be the second bishop of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese on May 14, 2022 at St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral in Tallahassee, Florida.
He was ordained in 2000 after serving an Episcopal church for three years as a youth minister. In 2002, he was called to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Gainesville, Florida, a declining church in need of revitalization. He and the members of St. Michael’s re-organized in 2006 to found Servants of Christ Anglican Church, now a thriving congregation, where he continues to serve as rector. Bishop-elect Farmer is also the priest-in-charge of Camp Araminta, a week-long summer camp ministry of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese. His ministry over the years has focused on the cost of discipleship, the call to unity, and the essential need to be quiet before the Lord–empowered by the Holy Spirit. He has been married to his wife, Jody, for 31 years. They have three adult children and three grandchildren.
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