Ravi Zacharias’s sudden disappearance from Foley Beach’s social media

After the bombshell reporting released yesterday (29 September 2020) from Christianity Today about sexual misconduct allegations against noted and now deceased apologist Ravi Zacharias, a curious thing happened.

I noticed that mentions of Ravi Zacharias – including the obligatory sad RIP message with photo of the deceased Christian celebrity – all vanished from Foley Beach’s social media. Poof! Gone.

Foley Beach’s RIP posts about Ravi Zacharias before yesterday’s bombshell article by Christianity Today
As of yesterday, 29 September 2020, the RIP message from Foley Beach about Ravi Zacharias had disappeared from his social media.

The Archbishop liked to talk often to anyone who would listen about his close friendships with evangelical luminaries like Ravi Zacharias, Michael Youssef and Louie Giglio.

Foley Beach’s celebrity shot with Michael Youssef at The White House.

Along with Archbishop Wilton Gregory (former Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Atlanta, now in Washington D.C.). We heard about his frequent trips to Washington, D.C. where he would get the celeb shots with Ravi Zacharias, Michael Youssef and Anne Graham Lotz (odd that he would be photographed with a woman in ministry because of his firm opposition to women in ministry – but she is after all a Graham!). Side note – the Archbishop licensed a woman ordained as a priest in The Episcopal Church as a deacon in his “Diocese of the South” and refuses to recognize her legitimate presbyteral orders. Her husband, also a priest ordained in The Episcopal Church, is recognized as a priest. Bizarre.

Foley Beach’s celebrity shot with Anne Graham Lotz at The White House.
Foley Beach documenting his trips to The White House in painstaking detail.

But, with friends like these, who need enemies? Ravi Zacharias being scrubbed (mostly) from your social media as if you never knew the man who is no longer a Christian celebrity that brings you notoriety by proximity but is the subject of misconduct allegations — he has to disappear as if you never knew the man. I thought you two were friends?

Ravi Zacharias speaking at Assembly 2019.

It has been nearly 2 years since I parted ways with the ACNA. And I have had my differences with Foley Beach. He told me I got a little too excited about meeting celebrities. For example, I’m a long distance runner and I met Olympic medalist Emma Coburn at Austin City Limits and Steph Rothstein who won the Peachtree Road Race a few years ago. Apparently, I should only geek out about evangelical celebrities like he does. But only the perfect evangelical celebrities. If they fall, best if you just pretend you never knew them or act as if they were never born.

“It is hard to find on the website and is part of your history.” – Foley Beach to me.

To me, it appears that Foley Beach is putting Ravi Zacharias – along with his own Rest In Peace message – in the “deleted items folder” now that Ravi is dead and gone and of no longer of use to him especially now that Zacharias is the subject of an investigation even in his death.

So, as much as he wants to pretend he never knew the man, I would say the same to Foley using his own words: “It is hard to find on the website and is part of your history.”

A cached screen grab of Foley Beach’s “RIP Ravi Zacharias!” message that has now been deleted.
Foley’s celebrity shot with Ravi Zacharias at the Atlanta Airport in 2014.
Foley’s celebrity shot of Ravi Zacharias at the National Day of Prayer at The White House.

“Pod Bless Us” with Bishop Jack Lumanog

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The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Bishop Lumanog is an Associate Member of The Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel, an international confraternity of oratories, which is under the patronage of seven bishops from the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Words *literally* put into my mouth

So, I had a discussion recently which hit me like thunderbolt over a disagreement. In response to my challenge, I was first asked a question and then told matter of factly something that inadvertently encouraged me to set the record straight. That this blog — that I don’t use nearly enough — is a place for me to speak my truth.

  1. “About the article, is there anything in the article which is untrue?”
  2. [If untrue,] “and is part of your history.”

It’s March 2014. After Archbishop Duncan announced he would not seek a second term as Archbishop, my predecessor as Chief Operating Officer also announced he would step down at the conclusion of the Archbishop’s term.

Archbishop Duncan and the Executive Committee of the ACNA appointed me as Acting Chief Operating Officer of the ACNA effective 1 July 2014 to begin serving the next Archbishop who would be elected at the June 2014 Provincial Assembly.

(Then under Foley Beach, I would have both the Canon to the Archbishop job which I had since July 2011 and the additional appointment of Chief Operating Officer effective August 2014 — working two full time jobs simultaneously which was held by two separate people — until I left the staff in October 2018. Then when I left in October 2018, it was clear what I did for 4 years and 2 months was unsustainable that I was replaced by two separate people and separating the jobs once again.)

So, what ended up coming out of my mouth for the 17 March 2014 news release, were not my words. Not at all. They were written by my predecessor and attributed to me. Perhaps he felt unsatisfied with the level of tribute that he believed he was entitled. I don’t know and I wasn’t asked. But I was pretty surprised when I saw the release when it was sent out to the whole church especially knowing that those were not my words.

Here’s what I wrote originally: “Brad has served us well in the last five years as Chief Operating Officer. I look forward to the continued opportunity to serve by ensuring the stability of the work of our Province,” said Lumanog.

Here’s what ended up in the final statement attributed to me:
“Brad’s gifts and insights in the establishment of our Provincial Office, and in the equipping of the broader Church vision, have been invaluable to the work of the Anglican Church in North America. He has served us exceedingly well in the last five years as Chief Operating Officer. I look forward to building on Brad’s excellent work and the continued opportunity to serve by ensuring the stability of the work of our Province,” said Lumanog.

This is just a glimpse into a moment of 7 years in the life of Jack Lumanog. Writing is how I process — so this is probably something I’ll be doing a little bit more here and there especially with all this extra time on my hand to write during these days of COVID-19 quarantine!

The disputed but full news release from 17 March 2017 follows below.

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17 March 2017

Archbishop Announces Provincial Staff Transitions

(Ambridge, PA) – The Most Rev. Robert Duncan, in consultation with the Executive Committee of the Anglican Church in North America, is pleased to announce that The Venerable Canon Dr. Jon I. Lumanog will assume the role of Acting Chief Operating Officer of the Province effective July 1, 2014.  Canon Lumanog succeeds Mr. Bradley B. Root as he steps down as COO at the conclusion of Assembly 2014.  Mr. Root will continue beyond Assembly through the third quarter of 2014 as Special Projects Coordinator and Senior Advisor.  At mid-summer a development officer (as yet to be named) will join the Provincial Staff and Brad Root will be much involved with the transition in that area of the work.

“Over the last year and a half, our Executive Committee has been working together on management succession as we come to the conclusion of my archiepiscopate this June,” said Archbishop Duncan.  “Brad has fulfilled most admirably his five year commitment to serve me as Chief Operating Officer by establishing our Provincial Office, providing health care and pension for our clergy and lay employees for the whole Province, and by leading the extraordinary giving to provide a firm financial foundation for our movement for many years to come.”  

Canon Lumanog has served Archbishop Duncan and the Province as Canon for Provincial and Global Mission since 2011.  “Brad’s gifts and insights in the establishment of our Provincial Office, and in the equipping of the broader Church vision, have been invaluable to the work of the Anglican Church in North America.  He has served us exceedingly well in the last five years as Chief Operating Officer.  I look forward to building on Brad’s excellent work and the continued opportunity to serve by ensuring the stability of the work of our Province,” said Lumanog.

The Archbishop continued, “I also intend to nominate Mr. Root to serve as Provincial Treasurer to succeed Mr. William Roemer further ensuring continuity in our financial oversight.  It will be up to Provincial Council to ultimately confirm this nomination but our Provincial leadership is working hard to ensure a smooth transition in the Office of the Archbishop.”

imageMr. Root commented, “I have great joy in the way this transition has unfolded.  I am grateful to Archbishop Duncan for the invitation to serve him and the Province in these formative years.  I am deeply indebted to Bill Roemer for his exceptional leadership as our Provincial Treasurer and am humbled by this nomination to succeed him.  I also believe that Canon Lumanog is an ideal choice to assume this role of Acting Chief Operating Officer as he connects one Archbishop’s administration to the next.”

Archbishop Duncan also thanked the Executive Committee for their work: “The Provincial Office has provided invaluable support for my leadership. By addressing these transitional issues, the Executive Committee has ensured that this support will benefit the next Archbishop from his very first day, and enable him to carry on the work of the Province immediately.”

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Bishop Lumanog is an Associate Member of The Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel, an international confraternity of oratories, which is under the patronage of seven bishops from the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Bishop Jack Lumanog

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I. (Jack) Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with The Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola.

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Bishop Jack Lumanog with Bishop Michael Hafidh (Diocese of Zanzibar, The Anglican Church of Tanzania)

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from 2016: The Anglican blogosphere on my candidacy for Bishop

First, does anyone even say “blogosphere” anymore?”

Second, will I still be blogging once I’m out of COVID-19 quarantine?

I was looking back at my files and found this from 5 February 2016 which took me by surprise.

I ended up finishing second in the 2016 Bishop’s election in the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh. A surprising finish to many (including myself!) considering that the other clergy on the ballot were long-timers in the Diocese and I was a relative newcomer having only been canonically resident in Pittsburgh for less than 4 years.

But this vote of confidence from an Anglican blogger took me by surprise because I had expected other long-timers in that list of names — not my own.

5 February 2016The Anglican Pittsburgh of Diocese is on the hunt for a new bishop to replace the retiring Robert Duncan who served first as its Episcopal bishop, then its first Anglican bishop, then the first ACNA Archbishop.

There are some excellent candidates. (VOL was sent a list of aspirants) and we believe that any of the following would make a good replacement for Bishop Duncan. Bishop Frank Lyons, Anglican Diocese of the South in the Diocese of Atlanta; Canon Phil Ashey, CEO American Anglican Council, Atlanta, GA; The Ven. Canon Jack, Lumanog, COO, Anglican Church in North America; The Rev Canon John Macdonald, Associate Professor, Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA; The Very Rev Charles “Chip” Edgar, Dean Church of the Apostles, Columbia, SC (PEARUSA); The Rev. Laurie Thompson, Dean of Advancement, Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA. 

While not a full list of contenders, any one of these would carry forward the flag of orthodoxy in that diocese. Prayers are requested.

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Bishop Lumanog is an Associate Member of The Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel, an international confraternity of oratories, which is under the patronage of seven bishops from the worldwide Anglican Communion.

A memory because of “Operation Gridlock” rally in Michigan

I used to work as a Chaplain at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. A fact I was reminded of when the State Capitol was flooded with protestors as reported by WXYZ, Detroit:

“A protest against Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders caused delays at a Lansing hospital on Wednesday.

Sparrow Hospital Spokesman John Foren said staff were delayed at their shift change because of the protest.

Those delayed were caregivers trying to get in for their shifts. Some staff had to stay longer to cover until they arrived, Foren said.”

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Bishop Lumanog is an Associate Member of The Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel, an international confraternity of oratories, which is under the patronage of seven bishops from the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Bishop Lumanog renews his ordination vows

I renewed my ordination vows on this Maundy Thursday with brothers and sisters of The Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel.

Not quite the same doing this solemn service by conference call, but it will do!

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Bishop Lumanog is an Associate Member of The Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel, an international confraternity of oratories, which is under the patronage of seven bishops from the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Join Bishop Jack Lumanog in prayer … in French!

For my French speaking brothers and sisters, join me in prayer. Responses are on the screen if you don’t have a French Book of Common Prayer. 

Complies – Le Livre de la Prière Commune 1979 avec Mgr Jack Lumanog, Évêque du Diocèse Anglican de Saint Ignatius Loyola.

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Bishop Lumanog is an Associate Member of The Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel, an international confraternity of oratories, which is under the patronage of seven bishops from the worldwide Anglican Communion.

20th anniversary of the consecrations of Bishop Chuck Murphy and Bishop John Rodgers

Bishop Jack Lumanog with Bishop John Rodgers

I am so very grateful for the witness of Bishop Chuck Murphy and Bishop John Rodgers. 20 years ago today, they were consecrated as Bishops in Singapore. They have had an enormous impact on my life and ministry.

As I have been blessed to be part of leading and shaping Anglicanism in North America for a season that has now passed, it is still a great sadness to me today that Bishop Chuck Murphy was not acknowledged more for his significant role as a pioneer in the movement. Not while he lived in 2014 when other notable leaders were rightly honored for their service and certainly not acknowledged by the larger movements that grew out of the Anglican Mission in America once he went on to be with the Lord in 2018.

For those who consider themselves to be orthodox Anglicans in North America, we stand on the shoulders of Bishops Murphy and Rodgers and those archbishops and bishops who risked so much in consecrating them to the episcopate – especially Archbishop Moses Tay of Southeast Asia and Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini of Rwanda.

“AMiA [Anglican Mission in America] not only epitomized the network approach to global accountability, it pushed the wider transnational orthodox movement in the same direction.” – Dr. Miranda Hassett, Anglican Communion in Crisis, writing about the Singapore consecrations in 2000.

Even though Dr. Hassett was not a fan of our work in the Anglican Mission in America, she still had to acknowledge the enormous impact of Bishop Chuck Murphy and Bishop John Rodgers.

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Bishop Lumanog is an Associate Member of The Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel, an international confraternity of oratories, which is under the patronage of seven bishops from the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Bishop-elect Jack Lumanog reflects on 10 years ago today

Bishop-elect Jack Lumanog with Bishop Fred Fick, Missionaries of St. John in Wheaton, Illinois at the signing of the Constitution and Canons of the ACNA in December 2008.

10 years ago today, I was planting a church and serving as a regional leader in The Anglican Mission in America. I drove from Lansing, Michigan to Wheaton, Illinois to sign the Constitution and Canons of what would become the Anglican Church in North America.

Bishop-elect Jack Lumanog was at the signing of the Constitution and Canons in Wheaton, Illinois for what would become the ACNA – December 2008.

Eventually, I would have the opportunity to serve the ACNA faithfully in two full time roles simultaneously as both Canon to the Archbishop as well as the Chief Operating Officer. For 7 years, I traveled on average of 200,000 miles per year in the air on behalf of the ACNA to develop domestic and global partnerships and strengthen the 1,050 congregations within the movement.

I have been involved in Anglican realignment for many years — starting with the days of the Anglican Awakenings in the late 90s and early 2000s — and the cost for my involvement has been extraordinarily high.

I have been part of all the significant Anglican leadership gatherings all over the world starting in 2008 until 2018. London many times (including the 2012 GAFCON Leadership Meeting), Canterbury in 2016 to represent the ACNA at The Anglican Communion Primates Meeting, Africa (including the 2013 GAFCON in Nairobi, Kenya), Asia (many times for the Global South Anglicans), South America and Australia – ending with leading the ACNA delegation from North America to GAFCON Jerusalem in 2018 as well as coordinating the annual Provincial Council Meeting held in a foreign country.

In 7 years, there were plenty of times where I feared for my own personal safety or found myself rushing home to be with my children in Pittsburgh (and then Atlanta after moving with the transition in Archbishop from Pittsburgh to Loganville) after spending days in meetings or on airplanes.

Bishop Jack Lumanog in his previous roles as Chief Operating Officer and Canon to the Archbishop in the Anglican Church in North America (2011-2018) honoring volunteers stepping down from task force leadership with Foley Beach

Thanks to Facebook, I’m reminded constantly of such memories like 10 years ago today. Having put in the blood, sweat and tears into building the ACNA, I’ve got mixed feelings looking back on this 10th anniversary of being in Wheaton, Illinois to sign the Constitution and Canons. And I’m certainly entitled to my opinions since I’ve put in the time and been at all the meetings and done all the work. But, hindsight has turned into regret at times and I find myself working against the bitter root from setting in.

Bishop Jack Lumanog in his previous roles as Chief Operating Officer and Canon to the Archbishop in the Anglican Church in North America (2011-2018) presiding over a meeting as Chairman of the ACNA Retirement Plan overseeing $35 million in assets at the time.

Besides learning invaluable lessons on leadership, I believe I have an understanding of what Anglicanism is and is not – and what I believe Anglicanism can still be.

Bishop Jack Lumanog in his previous roles as Chief Operating Officer and Canon to the Archbishop in the Anglican Church in North America (2011-2018) at the historic vote in 2017 of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina to affiliate with the ACNA after 6 years of work on bridging the gap between the two groups.

To quote Mark Twain: “reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” And, I’m still standing, by the grace of God.

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Bishop Lumanog is an Associate Member of The Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel, an international confraternity of oratories, which is under the patronage of seven bishops from the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Rest in peace: Bishop Chuck Murphy

Bishop Chuck Murphy

I am saddened to hear of the death of The Rt. Rev. Charles Hurt Murphy, III. (Obituary from Christianity Today)

Bishop Chuck entered into his eternal reward this morning. I was blessed to be under his leadership in The Anglican Mission for a time before going on to Pittsburgh with his blessing to serve the Anglican Church in North America in my current role as Canon to the Archbishop and Chief Operating Officer.

Bishop Murphy spoke clearly and often about the importance of the leader’s vision, taking risks for the Gospel and having a bias toward action in an Anglican apostolic movement.

I have fond memories of many a Winter Conference in a hotel ballroom in Birmingham, Jacksonville or Greensboro (a bunch of times!) where he would either say “money is muscle” in his Chairman’s Address or remind the clergy of following the Lord’s leading like “the pillar of smoke by day and the pillar of fire by night” as Moses did.

Bishop Murphy spoke powerfully into my life over many annual presbyters retreats at All Saints Church in Pawleys Island, SC or praying over me at the Power Ministry Service at the annual Winter Conference.

Along with another significant ministry mentor in my life, Archbishop Randy Adler, Bishop Murphy gave me a renewed vision for the three streams of historic Christianity: sacramental, evangelical and charismatic. Three streams flowing into one mighty river.

+Chuck taught powerfully on leadership, stewardship, church planting and worship – “worship is God’s presence, God’s purposes, God’s pardon and God’s power.”

Bishop Chuck, rest in peace and rise in glory.

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Bishop Lumanog is an Associate Member of The Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel, an international confraternity of oratories, which is under the patronage of seven bishops from the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Rest in peace: Bishop Ed Salmon

Bishop Jack Lumanog and Bishop Ed Salmon (center) and Archbishop Bob Duncan

The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr. 
January 30, 1934 – June 29, 2016

Please keep the family the Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr. in your prayers. Bishop Salmon, who from 1990 – 2008 served as the 13th Bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina, died on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 following a battle with cancer.

Bishop Salmon was the 19th Dean and President of Nashotah House from 2008 – 2012; He had served as the President of the Anglican Digest. He received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor in 2007.

His pastoral ministry included tenures in numerous churches including All Saints, Chevy Chase, MD, 2010-2012; St. Michael and St George, St. Louis, MO 1978-2000; St. Paul’s, Fayettesville, AR 1967-1978; St. Andrew’s, Rogers, AR 1960-1963; St. James, Eureka Springs, AR 1960-1963; St. Thomas, Springdale, AR 1960-1963.

He was ordained to the diaconate June 24, 1960 and ordained to the priesthood March 1, 1961.

He received is BA from the University of the South; his BD from Virginia Theological Seminary; DD degrees from Nashotah House, the University of the South and Virginia Theological Seminary.

“Happy are those who die in the Lord, even so says the Spirit, for they rest from their labors.”

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Bishop Lumanog is an Associate Member of The Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel, an international confraternity of oratories, which is under the patronage of seven bishops from the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Dr. Jack Lumanog honored by Reformed Episcopal Seminary with Meritorious Service to the Church Award

Bishop Jack Lumanog honored by Reformed Episcopal Seminary with the Meritorious Service to the Church Award following his address for their 126th Commencement.

Dr. Jack Lumanog served as the graduation speaker today in Philadelphia for the 126th Commencement of Reformed Episcopal Seminary.

Following his commencement address, Dr. Lumanog was bestowed with the Meritorious Service to the Church Award for his leadership of the Anglican Church in North America.

Also receiving the Meritorious Service to the Church Award in this 126th Commencement alongside Dr. Lumanog was The Most Rev. Dr. Leonard Riches, who served as Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church from 1996-2014.

Bishop Jack Lumanog honored by Reformed Episcopal Seminary with the Meritorious Service to the Church Award following his address for their 126th Commencement.
Bishop Jack Lumanog honored by Reformed Episcopal Seminary with the Meritorious Service to the Church Award following his address for their 126th Commencement.
Bishop Jack Lumanog honored by Reformed Episcopal Seminary with the Meritorious Service to the Church Award following his address for their 126th Commencement.
Bishop Jack Lumanog honored by Reformed Episcopal Seminary with the Meritorious Service to the Church Award following his address for their 126th Commencement.

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Bishop Lumanog is an Associate Member of The Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel, an international confraternity of oratories, which is under the patronage of seven bishops from the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Dr. Jack Lumanog endorses “The New Pilgrims”

Dr. Jack Lumanog’s endorses the new book “The New Pilgrims” by Dr. Joe Castleberry

Dr. Jack Lumanog endorses the new book by Dr. Joe Castleberry, “The New Pilgrims.” Dr. Lumanog’s endorsement appears in the book which addresses the strategic immigration debate that is a major focus of the 24/7 news cycle and will continue even beyond the 2016 presidential election.

Dr. Jack Lumanog’s endorsement of “The New Pilgrims”

“What is needed now more than ever in this difficult conversation about race and immigration is context—and The New Pilgrims certainly delivers on context. Dr. Joseph Castleberry tackles this urgent issue very effectively with historical and sociological insight and gives us a gospel-oriented vision of our country. As a Filipino and first-generation American myself, I hope to be one of the many who proudly take up the mantle of The New Pilgrims. This book is a must-read for all who want a fully informed view on the place of immigrants in our new society.”

The Venerable Canon Dr. Jon I. Lumanog
Archbishop’s Canon and Chief Operating Officer, Anglicahttp://www.anglicanchurch.netn Church in North America

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Bishop Lumanog is an Associate Member of The Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel, an international confraternity of oratories, which is under the patronage of seven bishops from the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Dr. Jack Lumanog at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry

Bishop Jack Lumanog in his previous roles as Chief Operating Officer and Canon to the Archbishop in the Anglican Church in North America (2011-2018) honoring Dr. Justyn Terry for his exceptional service as Dean/President at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry
Bishop Jack Lumanog in his previous roles as Chief Operating Officer and Canon to the Archbishop in the Anglican Church in North America (2011-2018) in his role as non-faculty dissertation examiner standing with faculty and graduates from the class of 2016 at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry


So good to see so many dear friends at Trinity School for Ministry commencement today where I serve on committees for doctoral dissertation defenses.

It was good to be with the Class of 2016 where some of the graduates in the doctoral program defended their dissertations with me as an external reader alongside their faculty advisor.

And Dr. Justyn Terry was honored for his exceptional service as he steps down as Dean/President and was given the distinction of Professor Emeritus.

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Bishop Lumanog is an Associate Member of The Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel, an international confraternity of oratories, which is under the patronage of seven bishops from the worldwide Anglican Communion.

Dr. Jack Lumanog in Cairo, Egypt for Global Council Meeting of Anglican Relief and Development Fund

Dr. Jack Lumanog is in Cairo, Egypt (pictured in front of All Saints Cathedral) with Archbishop Daniel Deng of the Province of South Sudan and Sudan.

Dr. Jack Lumanog is in Cairo, Egypt (pictured in front of All Saints Cathedral) with Archbishop Daniel Deng of the Province of South Sudan and Sudan.

Both Dr. Lumanog and Archbishop Deng are members of the Global Trustees for the Anglican Relief and Development Fund. Additionally, Dr. Lumanog is member of the Anglican Relief and Development Fund-US and serves as the Corporate Secretary.

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Bishop Lumanog is an Associate Member of The Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel, an international confraternity of oratories, which is under the patronage of seven bishops from the worldwide Anglican Communion.

meeting with Bishop Gary Nelson of North West Australia

Bishop Jack Lumanog in his previous roles as Chief Operating Officer and Canon to the Archbishop in the Anglican Church in North America (2011-2018) meeting with Bishop Gary Nelson, North West Australia

I was pleased to meet with The Rt. Rev. Gary Nelson, the bishop of North West Australia. Bishop Nelson oversees the largest diocese in geographical size in the Anglican Communion, covering approximately a quarter of the Australian continent.

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog
Bishop of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola

The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I “Jack” Lumanog is an Anglican Bishop in good standing with the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches and the leader of The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola. A pastor and evangelist at heart, Dr. Jack Lumanog has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, traveled internationally to teach pastors and church planters and was a denominational leader for 7 years with executive level oversight for over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Additionally, Bishop Lumanog is an Associate Member of The Anglican Union for the Propagation of the Gospel, an international confraternity of oratories, which is under the patronage of seven bishops from the worldwide Anglican Communion.