The Evangelical Anglican Church In America (EACA) is a denomination created within the Anglican catholic tradition that follows these traditions and apostolic practices within the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, practicing faithful stewardship of our sacramental heritage and traditions in the service of all the People of God.

The EACA holds the sacred validity of orders that have been preserved through the unbroken chain of historically attested and affirmed apostolic succession. Our sacraments are valid and offered to all of the People of God with respect for the diversity of creation as the cornerstone of God’s lavish love and welcome for all.

Respect + We affirm respect for all God’s creation and we embrace God’s Genesis acclamation: “God looked at everything that had been made and found it very good.” (Gen 1:31) Christian unity does not grow from agreement but instead from respect for our differences.

Diversity + We affirm that God’s creation story expresses and reveals a rich tapestry of differences and beauty. We recognize that by embracing diversity we encounter a fuller expression of God.

Inclusion + We affirm a re-emerging scriptural tradition that instructs us that God’s table must be open to all the People of God. We practice inclusion of all expressions of God’s creation: race, sex, gender identity, age, culture, sexual orientation and faith journey.

Welcome + We affirm a lavish unconditional welcome for all of the People of God and we seek to create sacred places for the People of God and within the People of God. We celebrate and honor God’s love for all of creation.

We are an Evangelical People: We believe that no one is excluded from the love of God through Jesus Christ. Our mission is founded on the expression of this good news. All of us are called to return to God’s embrace and to recognize God’s unconditional love. We seek to preach and practice God’s words of love and grace for all.

We are an Anglican People: We believe in scripture, tradition, and reason.

Scripture: We affirm Holy Scripture as an expression of God’s unconditional love for us and we recognize that these teachings are spiritual bread for our journeys with God and one another.

Tradition: We affirm a history of relationship with God expressed through sacraments, liturgy, revelation and communal experience.

Reason: We affirm God-given reason and the wisdom that can be expressed when the Holy Spirit allows us to review scripture, tradition and our experiences to find answers and to seek a fuller consciousness.

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Bishop Rusty Smith
Co-Presiding Bishop
Albuquerque, NM
Bishop Craig Bettendorf
Presiding Bishop Emeritus

Sacraments are offered to all God’s People
+ Baptism
+ Eucharist
+ Confirmation
+ Marriage and Unions
+ Reconciliation/Anointing
+ Ordination