Bishop David Simpson to Visit Church of the Messiah This Sunday

September 20th, 2012 by sjl+

This Sunday, September 23, the bishop of the Diocese of Florida, David Simpson, will make he annual visit to Church of the Messiah.  Though born in Virginia, Bishop Simpson graduated from Florida State University with a degree in psychology.  From there he attended Virginia Theological Seminary and earned his Doctorate in Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.  In 1976 he was ordained first a deacon and then a priest in the Episcopal Church where he served for the next twenty years in a number of parishes.  In 1996, then Fr. Simpson left the Episcopal Church and joined the Charismatic Episcopal Church and began serving as the Rector of the Church of the Resurrection, where he still pastors today.  In 2007, Bishop Simpson was consecrated the second bishop of the Diocese of Florida.  While in Seminary, Bishop Simpson married his college sweetheart Toni.  They have three grown children and five grand children.  Join us as we welcome our bishop.  He is sure to bring an inspired Word of God.  The service will begin at 10:30 in the Sam R. Marks Chapel at Jacksonville University.

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