Episcopalians who left their Tri-State churches after the confirmation of an openly gay bishop have announced they have recruited a new pastor and some will leave the Diocese of Indianapolis.The Rev. Robert Todd Giffin was announced as the new Episcopal priest for about 60 residents who had worshipped under the banner of Faithful Anglicans in the Heartland (FAITH) Inc. Now, some members of the group have decided to change their memberships to the Diocese of Springfield, Ill., and to worship as a satellite fellowship of the adjoining, more traditional diocese.
Episcopalian Group Finds Pastor; Some Members Change Diocese
Giffin, 33, is vicar of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Robinson, Ill., which falls under Springfield's authority. Prior to thi...