Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Episcopalian?

An Episcopalian is a Christian who follows Jesus Christ in every part of life and worship in The Episcopal Church. Episcopalians believe in serving Jesus by helping our neighbors and living as Christians seven days a week. Neighbors can be in or outside our house, in school, the workplace, and anywhere else we live our lives. 

When was the Diocese of Western Louisiana founded?

The Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana was founded in 1979, after the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana, meeting at convention, agreed to "divide to multiply."

Who is our Bishop?

The Rt. Rev. Jacob W. Owensby is the fourth bishop of our diocese. He was installed as our Bishop on July 21, 2012. 

Does The Episcopal Church welcome LGBT people?

Absolutely. We believe that everyone is a child of God. The Episcopal Church honors and supports same-sex marriage, and we encourage everyone to serve God in his church.

Do I have to be an Episcopalian to worship in an Episcopal Church?

The Episcopal Church is welcome to everyone. It does not matter if you are seeking, questioning, doubtful, or a faithful Christian. We believe that all baptized Christians are welcome to communion, whether you were raised as an Episcopalian, a part of the Anglican community, another branch of the Christian movement. We also welcome those who did not grow up in a Christian faith or any faith background at all to join us for worship.

How can I get in contact with you?

Contact information can be found here.

We are the Episcopal Church in Western Louisiana. We are culturally diverse. We are welcoming. We believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world. And we know that God loves you – no exceptions.

PO Box 4330, Pineville, LA US 71361

(318) 442-1304

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