WE ARE A MEMBER CHURCH OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH IN NORTH AMERICA,
WITHIN THE DIOCESE OF THE WESTERN GULF COAST
The Anglican Diocese of the Western Gulf Coast is a part of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), which means we are in communion with millions of Anglicans around the world. The ACNA unites some 100,000 Anglicans in nearly 1,000 congregations across the US and Canada.
Jesus is our Leader.
Jarrett Fontenot is our Pastor.
Ernie Saik is our founding Pastor and Canon Missioner within our diocese.
WHAT DOES "ANGLICAN" MEAN?
By "Anglican," we mean the tradition passed down from the Church of England during the Reformation. Today the Anglican church represents approximately 80 million members worldwide. While we are not under the oversight of the Church of England, we value those things the Anglican church has traditionally held in common:
The Bible as a basis of our faith
The Nicene and Apostles' Creeds as basic statements of Christian belief
A recognition of the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion
The historic episcopate (i.e. having bishops as overseers) locally adapted.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT HOLY CROSS?
You can expect to be welcomed, no matter your background. You can expect an atmosphere that is focused on one thing, meeting and worshiping God. You can expect that we will sing, pray, and read Scripture together.
If you're a parent, we welcome you to bring you children to the worship service. We do not have a separate class for young children during the worship service, since we want children and parents to worship God together.
Our worship service is at 9:00am. At 10:45am we have a Christian Formation hour, where adults meet together and children meet together, all for the sake of learning and growing together as followers of Jesus. At 10:15am we have an intentional time to meet new people, get a cup of coffee, share ideas and ask questions.
SO YOU MEET AT A BAPTIST CHURCH?
You got it! We used to meet at a car dealership. As with most new churches, we don't own our own building. The congregation of Grace Baptist Church graciously allows us to share space with them. In this way, we're all reminded that as Christians, we ought to be able to live and work together well.