From all the saints at St. Michael’s, sinners saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus, welcome to a biblical, liturgical and traditional body of believers who worship Almighty God in Spirit and in Truth. We extend to you a warm invitation to join in our fellowship as we love God and love one another.
After the Holy Bible, St. Michael’s is grounded in the creeds of the historic church, the Articles of Religion and the Book of Common Prayer.
The Reverend Edward W. Fowler serves as rector of St. Michael’s. He assumed his responsibilities on June 1, 2016, after serving churches in Houston and Durango, CO. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Cranmer Theological House.
He was once a nationally recognized sports columnist, covering sports for the Austin American-Statesman, Kansas City Star, Chicago Daily News and Houston Chronicle, commenting on the exploits of elite athletes from the World Series and Super Bowl to the Olympics, Wimbledon and the British Open. He is the author of Loser Takes All, a look at the machinations by which owner Bud Adams reincarnated the Houston Oilers as the Tennessee Titans for fun and profit. Fowler also hosted a daily sports talk show on Houston radio stations in the 1990s.
An avowed agnostic, he “suffered” a head-on collision with the Holy Spirit on Christmas Day 1994, just after his 47th birthday. Since that day, Fowler has worked in overseas missions and as a volunteer mentor and teacher with Prison Fellowship. After studying biblical languages at Dallas Theological Seminary he graduated from Cranmer Theological House with a master of divinity degree. He was ordained a deacon and then a presbyter and most recently served as vicar of All Saints Anglican Church in Durango, CO until June 2016 when he was called to St. Michael’s.
The Rev. Robert Francisco Ahrens was ordained as an Anglican priest on July 27, 1997 and is curate at St. Michael’s Anglican Church. In addition to his duties at St. Michael’s, he holds monthly communion services at Tulsa Nursing Center and at Church of Our Savior, our sister church in Joplin, MO.
Before entering the priesthood, he had a career in medical technology in Denver and Tulsa and in sales as owner of Ahrens Sales Company. He grew up in Tulsa and received a BS degree in Medical Technology in 1969. For many years, he was active with the Boy Scouts of America and was a founding member of the Tulsa Rugby Club. Ahrens is married and has two sons and four grandsons.
Our Vestry and Officers
Dan McDonald, senior warden; Ron Baker, junior warden; Gale Heritage, Sam Duvall; Kenneth Higgins, treasurer; Judy Duvall, secretary
The Book of Philippians
Sundays, 9.m. Taught by Dan McDonald
Featured: Reformation Study
Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
St. Michael’s Anglican Church commemorates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a detailed study of that vital period in church history. The study considers the events of the Middle Ages that precipitated the reform movement, the lives of Martin Luther and John Calvin, the Reformation both on the European Continent and in Great Britain and the effects that continue to shape church and culture today. The Rev. Edward W. Fowler, M. Div. teaches the study.
St. Michael’s is a congregation of the Reformed Episcopal Church, formed in 1873 to maintain the Reformed character of Anglicanism in the United States. After the Holy Bible, the REC is grounded in the creeds of the historic church, the Articles of Religion and the Book of Common Prayer.
The Reformed Episcopal Church is a founding jurisdiction of the Anglican Church in North America, constituted in 2008 to preserve and advance the orthodox and historic Anglican witness in the United States and Canada.