The Reverend Philip Morgan
Our priest, Philip Morgan, served as “Vicar” of Emmanuel from 2006 until 2016. The term “Vicar” is used when a priest serves a congregation which is designated as a “Mission Congregation.” In January of 2015, Emmanuel was restored to "Parish Status." This means that the former Vicar, Rev. Morgan, is now designated as "Rector of the Parish of Emmanuel." A native of Wales, he and his family, came to the US in 1984 to serve as an Assistant Priest at St. John the Evangelist Church in Elkhart, Indiana. He remained in the Diocese of Northern Indiana, serving as Chaplain at Howe Military School, until moving to the Diocese of Virginia in 2000.
He believes that his “conversational” style of sermon delivery is a hallmark of his ministry and using this approach he is able to relate the experiences of everyday life to our corporate journey of faith. With degrees in science, theology and business administration he is able to draw from his experience, and suggest encouraging, and practical ways, in which we can all grow as people of God.
Fr. Morgan has published four books of Lenten meditations and has authored numerous articles on subjects ranging from “collecting toys” to “Christian Initiation.” His hobbies include cars, collecting and more recently “Teardrop Trailers.”
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