Diocese of Western Louisiana


August 27, 2017

[Episcopal Relief & Development] Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with dioceses throughout the affected areas in Texas and Louisiana as they assess the ongoing impact of Hurricane Harvey and prepare to respond.

Tropical Storm Harvey strengthened into a Category 4...

January 14, 2016

[Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana] The Primates of the Anglican Communion have been meeting over the past several days. While their agenda addresses a range of significant challenges facing us, news outlets have focused on a communique that someone leaked prematurely and has, as a result...

January 28, 2015

Samuel McDonald, Director of Mission and Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the Episcopal Church, has announced 14 recipients of the Episcopal Church Jubilee Grants, totaling $49,965 to support mission and ministry in 11 dioceses.

Jubilee Ministries are congregations or agencies with...

October 15, 2014

By: Rita Klock

This piece is reprinted by permission of Rita Klock, author of the original.

An after-school tutoring program that focuses on reading skills has been making a difference in the lives of third-grade students from Rugg Elementary School in Alexandria for more than 12 years.


July 23, 2012

Bishop Jacob W. Owensby. Photo/Richard Schori

[Episcopal News Service] The Very Rev. Jacob W. Owensby was ordained and consecrated on July 21 as the fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana during a service at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Shreveport.


April 21, 2012

Jacob Owensby

[Episcopal News Service] Note: Updated at 9:12 p.m. with remarks from Bishop-elect Owensby.

The Very Rev. Jacob W. Owensby was elected April 21 as fourth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana.

Owensby, 54, dean of St. Mark’s Cathedral...

February 2, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Seven priests have been nominated to stand for election to become the fourth bishop of the Shreveport-based Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana.

They are:

The Very Rev. John Burwell, 60, rector, Church of the Holy Cross, Isle of Palms, South Carolina...

September 14, 2008

Episcopal Dioceses in Texas and Louisiana spent much of September 15 assessing damage wrought by Hurricane Ike and trying to help care for the storm's survivors.

Episcopal parishes in the Houston-based Diocese of Texas reported no loss of life among their congregations. However, Texas...

December 5, 2006

Following up on a promise he made during the 27th annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana October 13-14, Bishop D. Bruce MacPherson has organized a group to plan a "gathering that would enable us to begin a process of reconciliation and healing in the ministry we share...

October 31, 2005

The forging of partnerships with congregations and dioceses that suffered hurricane damage, a pledge of long-term commitment from Episcopal Relief and Development and the beginning of a new national plan for disaster preparedness have developed in recent weeks as bishops and then Executive...