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Goodbye, Fr. Joel

After serving as the fifth Rector of Holy Apostles for the last eleven years, Fr. Joel Hampton has moved on to serve the entire Diocese as the Canon to the Ordinary.  While we will miss him, we wish him the best and look forward to the whole diocese learning what a special man he is. 

Father Joel Hampton celebrating Mass.

The Rt. Rev. Jack L. Iker, D.D.


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The Rt. Rev. Jack L. Iker, D.D. retired at the end of 2019 as the Third Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth after 27 years of service.  Before becoming a Bishop, he had served congregations in Sarasota, Florida and Dayton, Ohio.  His BA degree is from the University of Cincinnati and his Master of Divinity from General Theological Seminary in New York City. Bishop Iker holds honorary doctorates from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, Nashotah House seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin, and General Theological Seminary.  Over the years, he has served on numerous boards of a variety of church and civic associations.

He celebrated his 74th birthday in August of last year, and in June he and his wife, Donna, will celebrate the 56th anniversary of their marriage. They have three daughters, five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

In 2022, he was named Bishop Emeritus of Fort Worth. He began serving as the Interim at the Church of the Holy Apostles on Christmas Day of 2023.

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