established in 2018
Though technically the Anglican Mission to Uvalde is being established in 2018, our story actually begins early 2016.
In the Summer of 2016, a church plant launch team received the blessing and official commission from Bishop Atwood to plant Covenant Anglican Church in San Marcos under the leadership of The Rev. Dr. Chris Richardson. The focus of the plant was to establish a "Scriptural, Missional, Liturgical, Creedal, Confessional, and Communal" church in a city that had long lost its orthodox Anglican presence. From the beginning, one of the primary missions of Covenant Anglican was to be church plant that planted churches as part of its commitment to the Great Commission.
In 2017 the Lord began to open doors and clear paths for a church plant in Uvalde, TX. Over the course of 18 months the decision was clear, the Anglican Mission to Uvalde would be planted in the Summer of 2018. Covenant Anglican is sending one of its own, The Rev. Steven Thurston and his family, to the mission field of South Texas in fulfillment of one its primary mission objectives.
Now the Anglican Mission to Uvlade, being sent as a herald of the gospel to South Texas, has in its mission to continue the practice of planting churches. This will be woven into the DNA of the church plant as we seek to be the light of Christ in South Texas.