The Anglican Mission in the Americas (AMiA) has started the first orthodox Anglican parish in Hawaii - Christ the Foundation Anglican Church - begun entirely by the laity. This week the AMiA (AKA TheAM) ordained The Rev. Heath Hale as a Deacon at its Winter Conference in Greensboro, to lead the new fledgling parish of 40.
"The laity started this parish and we then looked for a clergyman. Usually it is the other way around," David Chung president of the Board of Directors of the church plant told VOL.
"We are all refugees from the Episcopal Church. We saw the direction the Episcopal Church was taking and the devastating effect it was having on the Diocese of Hawaii with gay bishops in New Hampshire and Los Angeles as the Church turned away from Scripture.