Evangelical Anglican Church of America
The Evangelical Anglican Church of America (EACA) was a traditional and conservative Christian church headquartered in Brea, California. It was constituted in 1992 (incorporated in the State of California on 5 May 1993) in order to stand against the perceived apostasy of the Episcopal Church in matters of theology, liturgy and morality.
The founder of the church was the Reverend Samuel Paul Scheibler (born 1956), rector of St. Alban's Church in Brea, the EACA's only parish during most of the denomination's brief existence. He was consecrated as the presiding bishop for the denomination by the archbishop emeritus of the United Episcopal Church of North America, the Most Reverend Charles Doren (born 1915), and the Rt. Reverend Jurgen Bless, an Old Catholic bishop. Bishop Scheibler had been educated at Biola University in La Mirada, California, where he received his doctorate in missiology.
The EACA effectively ceased to exist when Bishop Scheibler left California in 2003 and moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he became a professor in the International Studies Department at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. In early 2009 he became the rector of St. Edmund's Anglican Church, Elm Grove, Wisconsin, and he and that parish were received into the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA).