|The Right Reverend
Jack Leo Iker
|Bishop of Fort Worth|
Bishop Iker, courtesy Fr. John Slavin
|Church||Anglican Church in North America|
|Consecration||April 24, 1993|
|Born||August 31, 1949 (age 65)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Iker is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied at the University of Cincinnati and General Theological Seminary. Prior to his election as bishop, he was rector of an Episcopal parish in Florida. He serves on the boards of Forward in Faith North America and the American Anglican Council. Like many Anglo-Catholic clergy, he is a member of the Society of the Holy Cross.
Iker was the third bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, consecrated as co-adjutor in 1993 and as incumbent in 1995. He was one of the most theologically conservative bishops during his tenure and would be one of the last Episcopal bishops opposed to women's ordination. In 2008, most of the clergy and parishes in the diocese left the Episcopal Church to create the identically named Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, affiliated to the Anglican Church of the Southern Cone of America. Iker left the Episcopal Church with them, becoming the first bishop of the new diocese. He was one of the founding bishops of the Anglican Church in North America in 2009.
Clarence C. Pope
|Bishop of Fort Worth (Episcopalian)
Edwin Gulick Jr.
|Bishop of Fort Worth (ACNA)
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