From the Anglican Church in North America:
On Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the Billy Graham Training Center in Asheville, North Carolina, the College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America consented to the election of the Rev. Cn. Alan Hawkins as Bishop Coadjutor of the Anglican Diocese of Christ Our Hope. He will serve alongside the Rt. Rev. Steve Breedlove, the Diocesan Bishop, until Breedlove transitions out of episcopal ministry and he takes over as Diocesan.
“Today was a very special moment in my life,” Hawkins said. “I sat in the Chapel where Billy Graham has preached and ministered for many years. I was so honored to go through this discernment process in this very space.” He went on to explain the rigor of the College’s discernment process and the impression it left on him. He explained, “Now, my hopes are to find the place where I can best be and serve as a valuable friend and member of this College. There is much to do in the Anglican Church in North America, and it is a great honor to serve alongside them.”
Hawkins is currently the Chief Operating Officer for the Anglican Church in North America and has served in that position since 2018. Before this, he served four years as both the Provincial Canon for Development and a member of the Finance Team. He also served as the Provincial Director for Church Planting. He and his family have helped plant and lead the Church of the Redeemer, a thriving congregation in the center of Greensboro, North Carolina. He will remain in Greensboro and will continue in his role as COO of the Province until the end of Archbishop Foley Beach’s term as archbishop in 2024. His consecration as Bishop Coadjutor will take place on November 5, 2021 as part of the diocese’s annual Convocation & Synod.