Deacon Andrew was born and raised in Helena, Alabama and came to the Anglican tradition when attending Christ the King Anglican Church in Birmingham, AL. He completed his J.D. at Cumberland School of Law, Samford University.
Deacon Andrew was recently named vicar of Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd, and he desires to see the mission grow into a vibrant Christian witness of the Anglican faith in action. Additionally, he serves as the Chancellor for the Special Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy, is a member of the Governance Task Force for the Anglican Church in North America, and is a co-host of The Miserable Offenders Podcast, produced by The North American Anglican. He and his family reside in Pelham, Alabama and love living in Shelby County near the bustling communities of Hoover, Alabaster, Helena, and Pelham.
Our Assisting Priest
Archdeacon Worth E. "Woody" Norman
Worth Earlwood Norman, Jr., better known as “Woody,” is a Priest of the Church within the Special Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy, a diocese of the Anglican Church in North America. He was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on June 12, 1993 in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. On July 9, 2017, the Right Reverend Derek L.S. Jones, Bishop, appointed Woody an Archdeacon of the Jurisdiction with administrative and canonical responsibilities in support of the bishop. On June 23, 2018, Woody was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests by Bishop Jones.
Fr. Woody holds a Master in Sacred Theology (S.T.M) degree from the School of Theology at Sewanee: The University of the South; a L.Th. (Licentiate in Theology and Ministry) from the Anglican School of Theology-Dallas; and an M.B.A from Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO. His undergraduate degree was earned at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. He and his wife Patricia have been married over fifty years. They have three adult children and six grandchildren.
The Right Reverend Derek LS Jones
Bishop Jones serves as the Bishop of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy for the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). In this role, Bishop Jones oversees the whole of endorsed chaplains serving in the ACNA. Bishop Jones is member of the House of Bishops of the ACNA and the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion with the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA). Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd is under the oversight of Bishop Jones. Bishop Jones and his wife, Connie, make their home in Montevallo, Alabama.
Other Ordained and Lay Commissioned Chaplains:
The Reverend Barry Bruce – Chaplain, St Vincent’s Health Systems
Chaplain Bart Kingsley, OSMT – Chaplain, Comfort Care Hospice of Alabama
Chaplain (Dr.) Penny Njoroge, OSMT – Chaplain, St Vincent’s Health Systems