The Right Reverend Dr. Jon (Jack) I. Lumanog
The Right Rev. Dr. Jon I. (Jack) Lumanog is passionate about proclaiming the life changing message of Jesus Christ around the world.
On 27 April 2019, Dr. Jack Lumanog was consecrated and ordained as a Bishop in the Apostolic Communion of Anglican Churches by Archbishop Darel Chase, Bishop John Johnston and Bishop Norman Williams. Bishop Lumanog now leads The Anglican Diocese of St. Ignatius Loyola.
From 2011-2018, Dr. Jack Lumanog served the Anglican Church in North America faithfully in two full time roles simultaneously as both Canon to the Archbishop as well as the Chief Operating Officer. As Canon to the Archbishop, Lumanog assisted the Archbishop chiefly in carrying out the mission of the Province, both domestically and with international Anglican mission partners. As Chief Operating Officer, he provided oversight for the overall function, development and administration of a denomination that consists of over 1,000 congregations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. He also served as the Corporate Secretary and a National Trustee of the Anglican Relief and Development Fund-US (the world missions giving arm of the Anglican Church in North America) and a member of the ARDF Global Council.
Bishop Jack Lumanog was born and raised in Hoboken, New Jersey and a first generation American with parents from the Philippines. At 19, he was the youngest ever in the Assemblies of God to receive ministerial credentials. After a journey back to the historic Christian church, he was ordained a Deacon in 2000 and as a Priest in 2002. He was received as a Priest and then collated as Archdeacon and Canon into La Province de L’Eglise Anglicane au Rwanda (Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda) by Bishop Thad Barnum and assisted by Bishop Frank Lyons (Anglican Diocese of Bolivia, Southern Cone) on January 19, 2007.
From 2005-2011, Dr. Lumanog served as Church Planter and the first Rector (Senior Pastor) of Christ the King Anglican Church in Lansing, Michigan and as the Clergy Formation Advisor supervising candidates for ordination in the Heart of North America Midwest Region of the Anglican Mission in the Americas.
Dr. Lumanog is a member of the renowned St. Philip’s Cathedral Choir – a semi-professional auditioned group of musicians which sings for Sunday worship services and for various special liturgies throughout the liturgical year. The Cathedral Choir typically presents a major sacred choral work with orchestra each season.
Dr. Lumanog is also a lifelong martial artist and holds the rank of 4th degree master black belt in Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan, conferred to him by the legendary Chief Grandmaster Tong Mun Kim. He is also a competitive martial arts athlete where he holds 3 worldwide top 5 titles in the North American Sport Karate Association.
(current as of April 2020)
The Venerable Dr. Gideon A. Uzomechina
Interim Archdeacon and Director of Missions
The Venerable Dr. Gideon A. Uzomechina whose love for the Lord Jesus Christ and his mission to the world has no boundaries. He was ordained in 2002 as a Priest of the Anglican Communion (Anglo-Catholic Tradition) following his seminary training. Passionate in his pastoral responsibilities and actively engaged in his community, Gideon brings a message of Christ’s love to his congregation and beyond the church doors with an emphasis to the needy and unreached. Father Gideon is a gifted and engaging preacher and teacher of the Word of God and the Sacraments of the Church. His ministry has been enriched by being able to study the life, times, and ministry of Jesus Christ in the land of Palestine in ecumenical and interfaith settings at St. George’s College and Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel in 2008. His studies in Israel also included research in biblical studies to places such as Qumran, Sinai, Sodom, Egypt, Jordan, Damascus, Golan Heights and Istanbul, Turkey.
Following a tumultuous and trying period of his life, God led Father Gideon alongside his closest acquaintances, Colin Baptiste and Harry Watson Jr. out of The Episcopal Church into the formation and planting of a new mission and ministry called Anglican Church of the Messiah, Plainfield, New Jersey in 2018 where he is the Archdeacon and Vicar.
Father Gideon is a Fellow of Christian Theologians and Philosophers of Africa (FCTP), Africa Theological Education Network, and he holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Theology and African Spirituality, Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University in Virginia. Additionally, he has a Bachelor of Education in Guidance and Counseling, a Diploma in Religious Studies, and a Diploma in Theology from the University of Jos and Bishop Crowther College of Theology, Nigeria. He also completed Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Father Gideon is a certified Police and Department of Corrections Chaplain. He is also a Behavioral and Mental Health Counselor and a trained conflict resolution and management specialist.
Father Gideon received an Ambassador for Peace Award by the Universal Peace Federation, USA for his mentoring work with at-risk young men in his community reuniting them with their families and re-integrating them into society. Although Father Gideon spends numerous hours with pastoral work, his high energy level allows him to pursue his hobbies which include Gospel music, reading and researching, as well as socializing with family and friends.