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, Bennett, and Colt are their grandchildren. Gracie their rescue pup is their constant companion.
Bishop Owensby's Executive Assistant, Holly Davis, is on maternity leave from January to April 2024. Click here to contact another member of the Diocesan Staff.