Archbishop Foley Beach
The Most Rev. Dr. Foley Beach served as the Rector and Pastor of Holy Cross Anglican Church in Loganville, Georgia from its founding in 2004. In 2010 he was consecrated as the first Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the South. After election by the ACNA College of Bishops, he began serving as Archbishop of the province in 2014.
Archbishop Beach is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, the School of Theology at the University of the South, and Georgia State University. He has served in ministry with Young Life, the Episcopal Church, and the Anglican Church. His passion is to share the Word of God in such a way as to help others discover the incredible living Jesus. Married for more than 30 years, he and his wife, Allison, have two grown children and make their home in the Metro-Atlanta area.
Bishop Steve Breedlove is the Bishop Ordinary of our Diocese. He and Sally married in 1972 and were blessed with five children, all married now, and (so far!), with twelve grandchildren. They live in Chapel Hill, NC. The Lord has blessed Sally with a ministry of spiritual direction, writing, and speaking, but more than anything, she seeks to know and love the Lord, her family, and her friends. Bishop Steve was a non-denominational pastor for 29 years before becoming an Anglican in 2001. He and Sally planted All Saints Church in Durham, NC, in 2005. In 2012 he was consecrated bishop. Pastoring pastors, teaching God’s word, helping leadership teams unite and grow in strategic mission, developing next-generation leaders, and strengthening local churches in mission, discipleship, and worship are all aspects of a bishop’s ministry where he sees God’s lavish kindness at work.
Before becoming the planting pastor of Good Shepherd, Tom served for six years with Christ Church in Winston-Salem, assisting two other church plants during that time as well. From 2001-2006, Tom was a staff member of Cru, working on college campuses in Oklahoma and Texas. He studied at Reformed Theological Seminary (M.Div 2010) in Charlotte, served as an Anglican Fellow (2009), and completed the Anglican Missional Pastors program (2011-2012). Tom and his wife Sarah Jane have three sons, and when they have time, they enjoy reading, movies, hiking, and anything involving good food and friends.
Billy grew up in Pittsburgh, and then moved down South to attend Vanderbilt University. He got involved with the campus ministry Cru during that time, and did a year long international internship with Cru in East Asia after he graduated. After returning to the U.S. he worked for four years with Cru in the Triad area, during which time he met and married his wonderful wife Katie, and the two of them had their daughter Evelyn in 2020. Billy joined Church of the Good Shepherd as a Seminarian in the Fall of 2020, at the same time that he began his MDiv at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte. Billy enjoys basketball, beatboxing, and reading a good book.
Dr. Mark Baynes
Mark is a worship leader, Bible teacher, and missionary who loves serving in the local church. He holds a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School and a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Worship from Erskine Seminary. He is a lover of all things Scottish, including his wife, Dawn, who hails from Aberdeen. He has previously served in Scotland as an associate pastor, and in America as a college pastor and worship pastor. He is involved in international missions, frequently teaching a Theology of Worship course at the International Bible College of Zambia. Mark plays a variety of instruments, including guitar, hammer dulcimer, and piano. Mark & Dawn (and their wee dog Sasha) enjoy the outdoors, traveling and exploring new places, as well as showing hospitably in their home.
Graham was born and raised in the Triad. He has been married to Kim for thirty-three years and they have three wonderful children: Alex, Nick and Marianne. From 1980-2007 Graham owned and operated a printing company, and in 2012 started Stone Street Properties. He has received a degree in Pastoral Ministries from John Wesley College and was ordained to the deaconate in January 2006. Graham works as a realtor in our community and enjoys spending time with his grandkids. When time allows, Graham enjoys playing golf, reading and spending time in the mountains and beach.
Joshua Spencer serves in the North Carolina Army National Guard as a chaplain, though initially an enlisted member of the USAF Reserve. Originally from California, he received his education from Bob Jones University (BA) and Liberty University (MATS and MDiv). Joshua and his family have attended Church of the Good Shepherd for over two years. He was recently ordained a transition deacon in the Anglican Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy, with his priestly ordination in the near future. Joshua and his wife Candace (a Winston-Salem native) have three sons: Jonah, Odin, and Liam. In Fall of 2022, their infant daughter Astrid joined the family.
The Vestry is a group of church members, who have been confirmed in the Anglican Church. They provide leadership in legal and financial matters and support the Rector in the mission and ministry of the church.
Qualifications for serving on the Vestry are comparable to the Biblical criteria for an overseer or elder as found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, these qualifications being markers of general Christian maturity. Serving as a member of the Vestry is a noble task and a position in the church that carries great commitment and responsibility from both a visible and spiritual perspective. Vestry members are nominated by the church, elected by the Vestry, and serve 3-year terms.
Our vestry is made up of Mike Harris, DJ Carlson, Barb Harvey, Tom Hinson, and Katie McCormick. Our senior Warden is DJ Carlson, and our Junior Warden is Tom Hinson.