Monday, July 23, 2012

Local diocese ordains new bishop

From Western Louisiana- (with video)

Local members of the Episcopal Church have a new leader as of today. Shreveport's St. Mark's Cathedral was alive with ceremony this morning. Hundreds of Episcopalians gathered at the cathedral to welcome a new bishop.

Reverend Jacob Owensby was ordained and consecrated fourth bishop of the Western Louisiana Diocese, which reaches from Arkansas to the Gulf of Mexico. It's a title many church members are glad to see him receive.

"He is a very spiritual man and a good leader and wonderful things are going to continue to happen in this diocese," member Susan Sparks said.

Owensby was elected back on April 21 by diocese committees.

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