The Diocese of Northwest Texas  http://nwtdiocese.org/

The Diocese of Northwest Texas is comprised of eighty counties covering 77,000 square miles. Northwest Texas became a missionary district in 1911 when the Missionary District of Northern Texas split into two regions: the Diocese of Dallas and the Missionary District of North Texas by action of the General Convention and petitioned the General Convention to become a diocese in 1958. The diocese is the home of 33 parishes, missions and congregations; six schools; and two retirement homes.  For a copy of the diocesan constitutions and canons, click here.  For a copy of the diocesan newsletter, click here.


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The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer Fifth bishop of the Diocese of Northwest Texas Number 1035 in American Sucession Bishop Mayer was consecrated on Saturday, March 21st, at First United Methodist Church in Lubbock. James Scott Mayer is a native and lifelong Texan, born in Dallas on September 23, 1955. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Tech University in 1977 and a Masters of Divinity from Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in 1992. Prior to Seminary, he was a salesman for a broker in the automotive aftermarket. Bishop Mayer was ordained Deacon in 1992 by Bishop Donis Patterson and Priest in 1993 by Bishop James Stanton, both in the Diocese of Dallas. He then served as Curate at St. James' Episcopal Church in Texarkana, before being called to Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene--first as Associate Rector in 1994, and then as Rector in 1995. His continuing education has included participation in the Clergy Leadership Project, a ministry of Trinity Church Wall Street, 2001 to 2004; a Spanish Immersion Program at Forrester Institute, San Jose, Costa Rica in 2002; and the Shalem Institute in 2006, among other programs.

The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer

Fifth bishop of the Diocese of Northwest Texas
Number 1035 in American Sucession

Bishop Mayer was consecrated on Saturday, March 21st, at First United Methodist Church in Lubbock. James Scott Mayer is a native and lifelong Texan, born in Dallas on September 23, 1955. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Tech University in 1977 and a Masters of Divinity from Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in 1992. Prior to Seminary, he was a salesman for a broker in the automotive aftermarket. Bishop Mayer was ordained Deacon in 1992 by Bishop Donis Patterson and Priest in 1993 by Bishop James Stanton, both in the Diocese of Dallas. He then served as Curate at St. James' Episcopal Church in Texarkana, before being called to Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene--first as Associate Rector in 1994, and then as Rector in 1995. His continuing education has included participation in the Clergy Leadership Project, a ministry of Trinity Church Wall Street, 2001 to 2004; a Spanish Immersion Program at Forrester Institute, San Jose, Costa Rica in 2002; and the Shalem Institute in 2006, among other programs.