The Rt. Rev. Dr. Foley Beach has served as the Rector and Pastor of Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, Georgia since its founding in February 2004. On October 9, 2010, he was consecrated as the first Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South in the Anglican Church of North America, and Holy Cross became the diocese’s pro-cathedral.
Dr. Beach is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the School of Theology at the University of the South, and Georgia State University. He has served in ministry with Young Life, the Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Church. His passion is to share the Word of God in such a way as to help others discover the incredible living Jesus. Married for more than 30 years, he and his wife, Allison, have two grown children and make their home in the Metro-Atlanta area.
Dr. Beach’s A Word from the Lord can be heard each week on radio stations throughout the United States and on the Internet. A Word from Lord’s Weekly Broadcast is a 25-minute Biblical Teaching ministry, and A Word from the Lord’s One-minute Messages offers a daily challenge from the Scriptures.
He shares years of Biblical and theological study in addition to more than 35 years of ministry experience as he pastors Holy Cross and shepherds the Anglican Diocese of the South. Reaching out through the church, the radio, the Internet, and newspaper columns, in clear and concise ways, he brings out the principles of the Word of God so that listeners may apply them in their lives.
His personal favorite scripture is:
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up, until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. -Ephesian 4:11f