About Our Interim Bishop

About Our Interim Bishop

In November of 2020, Archbishop Foley Beach appointed The Rt. Rev. Martyn Minns as the Interim Bishop while our Diocese conducts a new Bishop search.

The search will culminate in a special Convention to elect a Bishop in April 2022. The Standing Committee remains the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese. Bishop Minns supports the Diocese by confirming, ordaining, providing clergy care, and giving spiritual counsel to the Standing Committee leadership.

About Interim Bishop Minns

Martyn Minns (born April 16, 1943) is an English-born American bishop who is passionate about making disciples of Jesus Christ.

He was consecrated a bishop on August 20, 2006 by the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and appointed to serve as the founding missionary bishop of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America [CANA] – until his retirement in January 2014. CANA was one of the founding entities within the Anglican Church in North America [ACNA]. He also served as Executive Director of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans [GAFCON] from September 2011 through June 2014. Before becoming a bishop, he served as rector of Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia.

From 1978 until 1982, he served as the associate rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Darien, Connecticut. From 1983 until 1988, he served as rector of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lafayette, Louisiana. From 1988 until 1991, he served as rector of All Angels Church, New York City. In 1991, Minns was installed as rector of Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia.

He and his wife, the former Angela Rose Carlisle, are the proud parents of five children and have twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. They now make their home in Destin, Florida.

Bishop Minns is unashamed of the radical claims of the Gospel of Christ and believes that it is good news of great joy for all people.