The Apostolic Johannite Church is pleased to announce the upcoming ordination of the Rev. Mr. Joseph Revels to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate for service with St. John the Baptist Parish in Calhoun, GA during an official visit of the Primate of the United States to the Parish of St. Mary Magdalene in Denver, CO.
Rev. Mr. Joe Revels, a North Georgia native, was raised in the Evangelical Movement as a Southern Baptist. He felt a call to ministry early in life and dedicated himself to the service of God while still a teenager. However, his curiosity in outside streams of thought and this own values conflicted with those of his own tradition and he began seeking a spirituality that better fit his nature. He found such a tradition in the Apostolic Johannite Church and is happy to be able to bring its distinct style of sacramental worship to the Deep South.
Rev. Mr. Revels has a Bachelor’s degree in Religion and Philosophy from Berry College and is a member of St. Raphael’s Theological Seminary. He currently holds Minor Orders within the church and is undergoing review for Consecration to Major Orders. He is happily married with one daughter, a kitty, and a hamster.
Rev. Mr. Revels will be ordained to the Diaconate during a celebration of the Johannite Gnostic Mass by His Grace the Primate of the United States at the Parish of St. Mary Magdalene in Denver, Colorado, on June 5th, 2021.
As a part of the official visit, the Primate of the United States will also be completing the consecration of two auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese of Wisconsin and the United States, announced for Conclave 2020, which had to be placed on hold due to the global COVID-19 Pandemic. These are:
Msgr. Scott Rassbach as Mar Iacomus, Auxilliary Bishop of the United States
Msgr. Jeremiah Weaver as Mar Symeon, Auxilliary Bishop of the United States
These will take place during a celebration of the Johannite Gnostic Mass by His Grace the Primate of the United States at the Parish of St. Mary Magdalene in Denver, Colorado, on June 6th, 2021.