St. John’s is a church under the Anglican Province of Rwanda. St. John’s exists to glorify the Lord Jesus in worship, know Him better through the study of His Word, and to impact our world through faithful discipleship. St. John’s people come from all walks of life and all kinds of traditions.
St. John’s people come from all walks of life and all kinds of traditions. While some are former Episcopalians, others are newer followers of Jesus. Some come from Presbyterian backgrounds, some from non-denominational backgrounds. College graduates, infants, doctors, computer experts, office workers, electricians, biochemists and chemical engineers—they all worship together at St. John’s. Young families, singles, and retired folks—they’re all part of the family.
St. John’s began as a congregation in the early 1900s in the (then) Episcopal Church in the Huntingdon Valley community. In 2001, due to the increasingly clear and significant departure from biblical orthodoxy, St. John’s voted to leave the Episcopal Church, uniting itself with the Anglican Province of Rwanda. Approximately 98% of St. John’s members walked away from trust funds, buildings, burial plots, prayer books, and all of the other connections with its nearly 100 year history. Together with the sorrow that attends such a change were admixed joy and a sense of purpose and freedom.
That’s not the end of the story! After all, “the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:22–23). St. John’s proclaims that His faithfulness is great. We have not grown weary in serving him (Galatians 6:9)!