On Saturday, August 18, The Rev. Adam Gosnell was ordained as priest at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, in Danvers, MA. It was a beautiful service with traditional hymns, chanted liturgy, and the sobriety and reverence expressed through the liturgy for Holy Orders. Adam Gosnell has been serving at All Saints Cathedral as Operations Coordinator, and he will continue in his role there, assisting The Rev. Dr. Nathan Baxter in parish administration.
The liturgy brought together priests, friends, and family to celebrate along with Bishop Bill in a peaceful and profound service. Bishop Bill spoke on the importance of going out as leaders with the Church to preach the Gospel and proclaim God’s Kingdom and bringing our churches along with us to do so. Then together, clergy and laity, can begin to build a Kingdom work based on a common vision and call of God in the collective life of our diocese.
The Rev. Adam Gosnell grew up in Illinois and in Arkansas, completed his undergraduate studies at Ouachita Baptist University and his graduate studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Adam read for Holy Orders in the Diocese of New England and was ordained as a transitional deacon in December 2016. He is a bi-vocational minister, working at Christ the Redeemer (Danvers, MA) for a season before coming to All Saints and also as a Product Specialist at Christian Book Distributors. He enjoys reading, coffee, and sweets. Adam currently lives in Amesbury with his wife, Rebecca, their son, Joseph, and their daughter, Violet.
We are thankful for both clergy and laity at Christ the Redeemer who made this event possible. Please keep Fr. Adam in your prayers as he continues on at All Saints Cathedral engaging our common mission of Gospel service in New England.