Welcome to the official Charismatic Episcopal Church website for the Diocese of the West. Visit often for the latest news from our diocesan churches and messages from Saint Michael’s Cathedral Church in San Clemente, California, as Bishop Kessler and his pulpit guests bring you life changing messages from God’s Word.
After almost 10 years of faithful contributions and payments, the 5 acres of land that is owned by St. Paul's CEC in Henderson, NV is completely paid off!
We had a "deed/mortgage burning" ceremony after the Sunday morning service on June 3rd, 2012. Setting fire to the papers, and praising God as we watched them burn, signified the final chapter in the acquisition of the land. However, that is not the end, it's only the beginning. Now, in prayer, and with a desire to hear the will of God for us and our building prospects, we are excited as the future of our property is determined.
Fr. Jerry Meixner, Pastor
Saint Paul's Charismatic Episcopal Church
Henderson, NV 89015
I wanted to share an update with those of you who have been following and praying for my son Kit, and daughter-in-law, Bre, and the twins in her womb. Sunday morning at 6:00 A.M. Bre was rushing into surgery. She had developed terrible pain and was bleeding once again; and was rushed back to the hospital at 11:00 P.M. the night before.
After spending days in the hospital a week earlier with internal bleeding and frequent violent contractions, the doctors had let her go home for several days and she seemed to be doing better. As she was carrying twin boys and not due till mid July, every day was incredibly important. I was told that each day in the womb saves up to a week in an incubator setting.
Well, God has his perfect timing and although it was a nail biting, scary adventure, all parties survived and are doing well. Being closely monitored during the night, the babies appeared to go into distress at 5:45 Sunday morning. With not a moment to spare, a surgery team was assembled and at 6 AM Bre was raced though the operating room door. First, they got the twins out. The first was 4lbs. 3 ounces, the second 3lbs. 8 ounces (probably from being squished by his brother). Next they searched and searched for the bleeding. Bre came out of surgery at about 9:00 A.M.
When presenting the degree Bishop Douglas Kessler, the Academic Dean, stated that Doctor Conkle's work on the Revelation of Jesus Christ was the best to which he had been exposed. He also noted the 33 lesson series is available on a flash drive and related the Patriarch's recommendation as well as his own. (Click here if you'd like to obtain a copy)
Addressing the people gathered, Fr. Conkle said, "There are many achievements to which a man attains throughout his life. Many of them come with various titles and honors. However, the title I hold dearest is that of brother. To be among you as one of you, your brother in our Brother, the Lord Jesus. Let us all do our part and go about the Family business."
Submitted by Anna Younce
“The CEC is booming in the rest of the world,” Bishop Douglas Kessler addressed the assembled clergy of the Diocese of the West and their wives at the opening service of the semi-annual diocesan clericus. However, growth has slowed in the USA. Our Patriarch, Archbishop Craig Bates, estimates a mere 2% of the ICCEC is represented in America.
St. Paul's Church in Henderson, Nevada entered a "float" in the Henderson Heritage Parade on April 21st. A 1938 International Harvester Farmall tractor which pulled the float, was owned and driven by St. Paul's member Jerry Anderson. The float featured our musical worship team, complete with a generator, amplifier, and mic’s, guitars, bass guitar and singers.