Fr Darryl Jordan
Rev. Darryl Jordan
Anglican Province of Canterbury, Diocese of Winchester,
Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, Christchurch, Dorset, UK
Before discerning a call to the priesthood, Darryl received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1985, and worked for eighteen years as a software engineer. He became an Aspirant to ordained ministry on 1st April 1999, twenty years to the day after he experienced a profound Christian conversion at a Southern Baptist revival.
Fr. Darryl was ordained to the Sacred Orders of Anglican Deacons and Priests on 31st January and 1st August, 2004, respectively, by Bishop James Stanton in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. He completed his Master of Divinity degree (Magna Cum Laude) at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University in May, 2005. His first post was as a transitional Deacon and Priest at Christ Episcopal Church in Dallas whist he completed the Internship (Placement) for the M.Div. He and his family subsequently moved to England where he trained as an Assistant Curate at St Michael’s Church (founded in 673), Bishop’s Stortford. On 1st April 2009, he accepted an offer to serve as Assistant Minister at the Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, a traditionalist Anglican parish.
A convinced Anglican Papalist who assents to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, his chief theological interests are: dogmatics, patristics, liturgics and ecumenics. Ecumenics comes quite naturally to him as his personal church history includes being a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Southern Baptist Convention, Bible Church (Dispensationalist / Independent Fundamentalist) and presently, Anglican Communion (licensed in both the Episcopal Church and Church of England). He aims to keep his sermons between ten and twelve minutes in keeping with Anglican preferences.
He has a wife Lisa and daughter Catherine.