William Millsaps

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William Millsaps
Presiding Bishop
Church Episcopal Missionary Church
See Diocese of the South

A. Donald Davies;

Council Nedd II (between terms)
Personal details
Born December 19, 1939
Greenwood, Mississippi

William Wesley Millsaps (born December 19, 1939) is a bishop of the Episcopal Missionary Church. He is the rector of Christ Church in Monteagle, Tennessee,[1] and Presiding bishop of the Episcopal Missionary Church. He had served previously from 2001-2010. He was elected again in December 2014 at a Synod held at Christ Church, Warrenton,Virginia.

Millsaps graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1961. At the General Theological Seminary he received a Master of Divinity degree in 1966, and he received a Doctor of Ministry degree in 1978 from the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

He served as a parish minister for The Church of the Incarnation in Dallas, Texas, and as a school chaplain at St. Mark’s School at Southern Methodist University.[2] From 1981 to 1987 he was the university chaplain at the University of the South at Sewanee, Tennessee.

He was originally consecrated a bishop for the American Episcopal Church on 26 January 1991 in the Chapel of the Cross in Dallas, Texas by Primus Anthony F. M. Clavier of the AEC, assisted by Bishops Mark Holliday, Walter Grundorf, G. Raymond Hanlan, and Norman Stewart.[citation needed] On 3 October 1991 he was sub-conditione consecrated as a bishop in the Anglican Catholic Church by retired Anglican Communion traditionalist bishops Robert W. S. Mercer, Charles Boynton, and Robert Mize.[3] From 2000 to 2010, he was the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Missionary Church. As of 2013, he is bishop for that body's Diocese of the South.[4]


  1. ^ "Christ Church Cathedral". Directory of Parishes. Episcopal Missionary Church. 
  2. ^ "St. Andrew's Anglican Church Has Opening Service". The Chattanoogan. July 7, 2004. 
  3. ^ Redmile, Robert David. The Apostolic Succession and the Catholic Episcopate in the Christian Episcopal Church of Canada. p. 95. 
  4. ^ "Our History". Holy Cross Anglican Church. 

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Religious titles
Preceded by
A. Donald Davies
Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Missionary Church
2000 to 2010
Succeeded by
Council Nedd II