Southwest's own, Rev. Robert Wright, elected the New Episcopal Bishop of Atlanta
Reverend Robert Wright is currently the rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Peyton Road.
Reverend Robert Wright has been rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Peyton Road in southwest Atlanta for the past 10 years and has now been elected the 10th bishop and first African-American bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.
Personally, Rev. Wright has been a family friend and mentor over the past 10 years and I congratulate him for being voted into his new post. He has always been a man of great wisdom, and has a gift for talking to young people about the teachings and works of Jesus Christ.
According to today's AJC article:
"The Very Rev. Robert C. “Rob” Wright, 48, will take over as leader in Atlanta, the ninth largest among the Episcopal Church’s 110 dioceses, in October. The Atlanta diocese, which covers middle and north Georgia, has 96 parishes and 52,000 members.
“I think the biggest challenge for us and all of mainstream Christianity is to begin to talk about the good news of Jesus Christ and what his message means in the 21st century,” Wright said Saturday. He said he will be ready to partner with Episcopalians across the diocese and to reach out to all generations, especially the young."
According to The diocese, Wright will be ordained as bishop Oct. 13. The ceremony will take place at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta and be led by Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.