Our Diocesan Bishop
The Right Rev. Dr. Abraham David Parker was ordained and consecrated as Bishop of the Free Anglican Diocese of California on Sunday, June 30, 2019.
At the base of the Bishop’s Coat of Arms is the ecclesiastical heraldry of the Free Anglican Diocese of California, which is a Marian Blue Shield emblazoned with Dominican iconography. The Evangelical Order of Preachers is represented by the Hound of the Lord, holding a torch set on fire by the Holy Spirit. The Crossed Brooms represent the intercessions of our Dominican patron Saint Martin de Porres.
In addition to the standard ecclesiastical heraldry of any episcopal coat of arms, the Bishop’s Mitre represents the Bishop’s claim to Apostolic Succession, the Jerusalem Cross represents the stole and missionary charge passed on to him at his ordination to the Anglican Priesthood, and the Dominican iconography represents his espousal to the Free Anglican Diocese of California.
The motto “All Means to One End” came to him by divine revelation during a time of fervent prayer and intercession near the six-month anniversary of his archdiaconate. Its scriptural basis is 1 Corinthians 9:22, “To the weak I became weak, so that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that I might by all means save some” (NRSV). That one end is the Evangelical Dominican mission: the salvation of souls.
As of January 1, 2021, Dr. Parker joined the WAC House of Bishops as Suffragan Bishop of North America.
After over 15 years of increasingly responsible positions throughout various denominational and non-denominational churches across the United States and abroad, the Right Rev. Dr. Abraham David Parker currently serves as Bishop of the Free Anglican Diocese of California, a diocese of the Worldwide Anglican Church (WAC). Having earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Education from Northcentral University, Bishop Parker also holds a Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Grand Canyon University, ministers in song as The Voice of One, and is founder of the Evangelical Order Preachers, a religious order of the Worldwide Anglican Church (WAC).