Who We Are
Greeting Saints! Welcome to the website of the Episcopal Church in Northern Indiana, the Crossroads of America. I’m Doug Sparks, and I have the privilege of serving as bishop of this diocese.
There are 36 Faith Communities or congregations, from Gary to Angola, South Bend to Kokomo, Valparaiso to Fort Wayne and everywhere in between.
I’ve discovered that we are a diverse, generous, inspiring and hopeful community of Disciples who are members of the Growing Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement.
We are committed to living out the Baptismal Covenant and have embraced the 5 Marks of Mission:
to Proclaim the Good News;
to Teach, Baptize and Nurture new believers;
to Respond to Human Need by Loving Service;
to Transform unjust structures of society, to Challenge violence of every kind and to Pursue peace and reconciliation and
to Strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth as OUR way of engaging God’s Mission in Northern Indiana.