Rev. Paul Thompson was ordained a Deacon in 2008 and Priest in 2009. Since then he has served at Holy Cross in Ralston and Christ Anglican Church in Rural Oakland, Iowa.
Having a heart for evangelism, he desires to see all people come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
He and his wife Jennifer and have 7 children who keep them very busy and praying always!
He holds a BA in Christian Ministry from Grace University and a MA in Christian Ministry/Bible, also from Grace University.
St. Paul's was formally received into the Anglican Church in North America, Diocese of Quincy Tuesday, October 8th, 2019.
The Anglican Church in North America unites 134,000 Anglicans in 1,062 congregations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a single Church. On April 16, 2009 it was recognized as a province of the global Anglican Communion, by the Primates of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans. The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach is the Archbishop of the Church.
What we stand for
Members of the Anglican Church in North America are in the mainstream, both globally and historically, of Christianity – the biblically-faithful way of following Jesus and being part of the “One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.” As Anglicans, this orthodoxy is defined by and centered on our church’s classic formularies – the Book of Common Prayer, including the Ordinal, and the Thirty-nine Articles – which all point back to the authority of the Holy Bible and articulate foundational principles of the Anglican tradition throughout the world. We wholeheartedly embrace the The Jerusalem Declaration, the founding declaration of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans.
Come and See!
It’s our invitation. You’re invited to come and see how God is moving within the Diocese of Quincy. Come and see what life is like following Jesus’s teachings and example. Come and see how God is adding new works, new clergy, new peoples, and even new languages to our diocese. Come and see how our deep roots in strong theology & tradition meet with our outward-focused energy for mission.
The Diocese of Quincy is a diocese on the move. From 2010 to 2013 we even doubled in size. Then in late 2013, we added 17 more congregations.
Who We Are
We’re found celebrating mass in beautiful chapels from the 1800s, and we’re found developing core church planting teams in rented theaters.
We’re communities of the Karen people of Myanmar organized as house churches in the USA, and we’re a neighborhood congregation meeting under a large tent on the dusty northern outskirts of Mexico City.
We’re from generations of Anglican families, and we’re “first generation” Anglicans growing deeper through the rich traditions of the church.
We’re catholic, we’re evangelical, we’re missional, and we’re charismatic all at the same time, because the faith handed down to us is all of those things.
We’re the rooted and growing and dynamic Diocese of Quincy.