The Revd Fr Jason Hess | Pastor
Father Jason and his family – native West Virginians (except the youngest, he’s a North Carolinian) – have lived in Mathews County since late 2005. He’s been married to his lovely bride, Myra, since 2000. Together they have three teenagers – one girl, and two boys.
Fr Jason has served in both vocational and bi-vocational youth/associate pastor positions in NC, AZ, and VA while serving in the Assemblies of God USA. Additionally as a volunteer he’s had the opportunity to serve at a church plant, and be part of a church revitalization project. From 2012 to 2018 he was a professed third-order Franciscan in the Company of Jesus. In April of 2017 he was ordained a deacon and then in June of 2018 he was ordained a priest by The Most Revd Thomas E. Gordon. Fr Jason is a canonical resident of the Diocese of the Restoration in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches. He has studied at Global University’s Berean School of the Bible, and Nations University.
Though Fr Jason’s day job finds him travelling all over the Middle Peninsula as a Pest Control Technician, he faithfully serves this Mission as a bi-vocational priest. St. Thomas is the culmination of a church planting vision that the Hess’ have carried in their hearts since 2007, despite the fact that for years they didn’t know what the work would end up looking like. While the formation of St. Thomas Anglican Mission here in Mathews County is his primary focus, from 2017 to 2018 he also served as Deacon Assisting to Priest Assisting at St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Richmond, VA. He is also a member of the Charismatic Fraternity of Sacred Ministers, the Wesleyan-Anglican Society, and the Society of King Charles the Martyr. Most recently he was appointed as the 2020 Chair for No Walls, an effort to bring Mathews County churches together to impact the community.
Outside of ministry – and his day job – Fr Jason enjoys relaxing at home with his family. He’s an avid pipe tobacco smoker, a lover of audio dramas, a lifelong reader, and an occasional tabletop gamer.
The Most Revd Quintin Moore | Diocesan Bishop
Archbishop Quintin Moore has served as the Presiding Bishop of the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches (CEEC) Province USA since 2011. He founded the Diocese of the Restoration in 2004 which serves as a covering for churches regionally. He has served locally as the senior pastor of The Father’s House in Hutchinson, KS since 1986.
Archbishop Quintin holds a Masters of Ministry and is completing a Doctorate from George Fox University. He has assisted in the successful planting of hundreds of churches in the US, Mexico, and other countries around the world, most of which are still thriving in their various communities.
A much-loved pastor, husband, father and grandfather, Bishop Quintin’s impact on the heartland of America is undeniable. His main passions are to preach the message Christ’s unconditional love; to see the unity of the church; and to be a pastor to pastors.
You can read more from Bishop Quintin at QuintinMoore.com