Frank Allan (bishop)

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Frank Kellogg Allan (May 9, 1935 – ), was the 8th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, consecrated as Bishop Coadjutor on February 7, 1987, and as Diocesan Bishop on January 1, 1989.


Frank K. Allan was born in Hammond, Indiana, on May 9, 1935. He graduated from Emory University in 1956. In 1959, he received his Master of Divinity from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

He was ordained as Deacon and later as Priest by Bishop Randolph R. Claiborne, Jr. in 1959. He served at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Dalton, Georgia, Dalton, Georgia for eight years. In 1967, Allan became rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Macon, Georgia in Macon, Georgia, where he served until 1977. From St. Paul's, Allan went to St. Anne's Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Atlanta.

In 1987, Bishop C. Judson Child consecrated Allan as Bishop Coadjutor for the Diocese of Atlanta. When Bishop Child retired, Bishop Allan became Bishop of Atlanta per the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church (1989).

After retiring, Bishop Allan taught at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He also began a ministry for woodworking called The Work of Our Hands.

Bishop Allan is remembered for his supportive role for the ordination of women in the diocese.


Frank K. Allan was the 818th bishop consecrated in the Episcopal Church.

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Episcopal Church (USA) titles
Preceded by
C. Judson Child, Jr.
8th Bishop of Atlanta
January 1, 1989 – 2000
Succeeded by
J. Neil Alexander