OUR METROPOLITAN: The Most Revd Thomas Gordon


He is the son of a Presbyterian minister and a Christian school teacher, and was born and raised in Williamsport, PA.. He is married and has three grown sons, a large tabby cat, and a dachshund.. Since 2021 he has lived in South Carolina near the cathedral. He studied Bible at Cedarville University, is a graduate of St. Andrew’s Theological College and Seminary, and holds other earned and honorary degrees. He is a U.S. Army war veteran. Prior to his current position he served in many different roles for the Orthodox Anglican Church and it’s affiliated seminary. His previous appointments in the Orthodox Anglican Church include Canon to the Ordinary, church planter, Rector, Suffragan Bishop, and Bishop Coadjutor.

On April 18, 2015, he was elected and enthroned as the sixth Presiding Bishop of the Orthodox Anglican Church and the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Orthodox Anglican Communion. He currently also serves as the Chancellor of St. Andrew’s Theological College and Seminary, where he provides Practical Liturgical Instruction, and teaches the Apocrypha. He is the author of a book on Christian burial practice. As Primate, Archbishop Gordon has been privileged to preach the gospel and celebrate the sacraments on five continents.