Holy Cross Anglican Church is a mission-station church plant of
the traditional Diocese of Ft. Worth
in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).
We are a small, but warm and
welcoming congregation that loves Christ.
Fr. Bryan Stewart
Fr. Bryan is married to Jennifer and they have three children: Eowyn (18), Riley (15), and Micah (12). In addition to serving as priest at Holy Cross, the Rev. Dr. Stewart is also a Professor of Religion at McMurry University where he teaches the history of Christianity.
Our Bishop's Committee (Vestry):
Melinda McCarty is our Sr. Warden. She is married to Mark and they have a son, Marcus, who is in his first year at Baylor University. In addition to serving on the vestry at Holy Cross, Melinda is the Assistant Superintendent at Sweetwater ISD. Mark also serves as our Treasurer.
Elizabeth Cathey serves as the Junior Warden. She is married to Isaac, a C-130 pilot stationed at Dyess Airforce Base. They have three children, Abigail, Amelia, and Angelica (not pictured, just born in February).
In 2014, we began as a Sunday evening fellowship of 8-10 people that joined together in Bible study and Evening Prayer in the Stewart's home. When Fr. Bryan was ordained to the priesthood in 2015, we began meeting once a month for an evening Eucharist service at McMurry University’s Carleton Chapel. Soon that increased to twice a month, and in Lent of 2017 we started weekly services, still in the evening. In the fall of 2017, we were officially recognized as a "mission-station" (church plant) by the Diocese of Fort Worth (ACNA). That same fall, we also moved our services to Sunday mornings. We are now a congregation of roughly 30 souls, with an average Sunday attendance of around 20.
Our congregation has a diversity of ages: college students, singles, married with young children, families with older children, and empty-nesters. Some come from an Anglican/Episcopal background; others do not, but our common goal is to grow in faith and fellowship as we worship Christ in the Anglican Way.