Bishop George R. Sumner
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We are Resurrection people
The mission of the church is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ
Bishop George Sumner oversees pastoral and administrative needs throughout the diocese. He is responsible for pastoral care to clergy and their families, meeting congregational needs and diocesan-wide strategy. He is a chief pastor for more than 32,000 Episcopalians, 200 clergy and 100 congregations, schools and institutions. He was elected the 7th Bishop in 2015.
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Welcome to the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. We are a worshipful community where more than 11,500 believers sit in the pews each Sunday at one of our 70 parishes or missions. Our reach extends throughout Northeast Texas with Oklahoma, Arkansas, Waxahachie and Tarrant County serving as our borders. Our congregations are large, small, contemporary and traditional. Join us as we worship Christ, experience community and transform lives.
There are words in the Bible that are far from our daily experience, and sacrifice is one of them. Maybe we say “he had to sacrifice a lot to get where he is,” but even that is a far cry from cutting the throats of chickens under a tree and pouring out the blood in the name of some god, as would happen in Africa when Stephanie and I were there.