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The Rt. Rev. Jacob W. Owensby

Bishop of Western Louisiana

The Rt. Rev. Jacob W. Owensby is the fourth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana. Before his election as Bishop in 2012, he served as Dean of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Shreveport. Prior to that, he was rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri and St. Stephen’s in Huntsville, Alabama, and assistant rector for Christian Formation at St. Mark’s in Jacksonville, Florida. Bishop Owensby is a graduate of the School of Theology at Sewanee, and was ordained to the diaconate and the priesthood in the Diocese of Florida. He has been married to Joy since 1983. Their adult children are Andrew, Meredith, Patrick, and daughter-in-law Haley. Addi and Bennett are their grandchildren. Gracie their rescue pup is their constant companion.

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