The Rt. Rev.
The Right Reverend Neil G. Lebhar has been the first bishop of the Gulf Atlantic Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) since his consecration in 2010. Before then Bishop Lebhar served as rector of Church of the Redeemer in Jacksonville, Florida, beginning in 1988.
Bishop Lebhar and his wife Marcia were married in 1971. They have two daughters and a son, and five grandchildren. They also have a foster daughter who has three children. His first parish ministry was at a church in New London, Connecticut. He then served as Assistant Rector at Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia from 1979 until his call to Redeemer. Prior to ordained ministry, he served as Field Director of the Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools (FOCUS), a ministry to private school students. He came to faith in Christ through the ministry of FOCUS. He currently chairs the Anglican Unity Task Force, and serves on the local advisory board of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His wife Marcia previously directed CMJ-USA, then known as Shoresh USA. Neil and Marcia have led countless groups to study in the land of Israel.
Bishop Lebhar served as vice-chairman of the Jacksonville Billy Graham Crusade in 2000. More recently he has been a part of the ACNA Catechism Task Force, joining J. I. Packer, Joel Scandrett and others who worked to create a new catechism for the 21st century. He received his B.A. from Princeton University in 1972 and holds masters degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1976) and Virginia Theological Seminary (1978). Bishop Lebhar loves the Lord, his family, and is grateful for the Lord’s mercy.