We are a new Church Plant (began Sunday, September 18th, 2022) of The Anglican Diocese of the Living Word (ADLW), a Diocese of The Province of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA).
ARCHBISHOP AND PRIMATE OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH IN NORTH AMERICA
DIOCESAN BISHOP OF THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF THE LIVING WORD
PRIEST AND PASTOR
ASSISTING PRIEST & PASTOR
The Venerable Michael J. McKinnon (a.k.a., “Fr. Michael”) was born and raised in New England. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both World Religion and History from Central Connecticut State University in 1991 (New Britain, CT), a Diploma of Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in 1994 (New Haven, CT), a Master of Divinity Degree from Yale University in 1994 (New Haven, CT), a Master of Sacred Theology Degree from Nashotah House Seminary in 1997 (Nashotah, WI), and a Certificate of Advanced Pastoral Leadership from Trinity School for Ministry in 2023 (Ambridge, PA). Fr. Michael was ordained a Deacon on July 9, 1995 and a Priest on December 4, 1996.
Fr. Michael and his wife Christine married in 2002 and they have two beautiful daughters, Sarah and Rebecca.
Among other churches, Fr. Michael was honored to serve as Rector of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Marlborough, MA for 18 years.
On Sunday, August 15, 2010 Fr. Michael was appointed an Archdeacon (typically, an Archdeacon represents the Diocesan Bishop within a particular region of his Diocese) and he continues to hold this title.
Community Service and Other Responsibilities: Fr. Michael proudly serves as Fire Chaplain for The Southern Pines Fire Department, as an active member of the Southern Pines Rotary Club, on the Board of a local Ministry serving women and children in need of emergency shelter, and as a member of the Faculty at and as Dean of Students of All Saints Christian Academy, Cameron, NC. He also serves on occasion with the local Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels.
“I believe it is a blessing in disguise that people no longer fill the churches just because the doors are open. It has forced us to leave our buildings and to go among the people, to bring Jesus into the culture and into the lives of people personally. The Church of the Advent is committed to making Jesus Christ known in the hearts and lives of people through worship in the Great Tradition, evangelism, discipleship, outreach, mission, and church planting.
Fr. Michael describes himself as an “evangelical Catholic” who is fully committed to “The Anglican Way." That is, to restore the Church in every age to the Faith and Order of the ancient Catholic Church under the authority and primacy of Holy Scripture as God's Living Word".
In addition to the above, Fr. Michael loves Christmas music (all year long), Elvis Presley, Classic Rock (especially, The DOORS), Star Trek (TOS) and other classic sci-fi shows.
Chaplain (Colonel) Daniel W. Hardin was born in Dayton, Ohio. His education includes: Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems from DeVry University, Columbus, Ohio (1997); Master of Divinity, Ashland Theological Seminary (2001); and Master of Science, Community Counseling, Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia (2011). He is a priest with the Anglican Church in North America and serves in the Special Jurisdiction of Armed Forces and Chaplaincy. Chaplain Hardin is a licensed marriage and family therapist in North Carolina, a Clinical Fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor.
Chaplain Hardin entered active duty in 1987 as an M60A1 and M1 armored crewman where he served four years with the 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized), at Fort Polk, Louisiana. From 1991 to 2003, he served in the Ohio Army National Guard as a chaplain assistant, chaplain candidate, and battalion chaplain while pursuing military ministry credentials. In 2003 he returned to active duty.
Chaplain Hardin served as a battalion chaplain with: the 1st Battalion, 137th Assault Helicopter Battalion (National Guard); the 1st Battalion, 81st Armored Regiment, Fort Knox, Kentucky; the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment (Airborne), Fort Richardson, Alaska; and the 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia. Chaplain Hardin deployed with 1-501 PIR to Iraq in 2006 where he served as the Forward Operating Base Chaplain of FOB Iskandariyah. He served as the Installation Family Life Chaplain and the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Chaplain, 3d Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Chaplain Hardin served as the Family Life instructor and Chaplain Captains Career Course manager at the US Army Chaplain Center and School, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He most recently served as the Clinical Director at the Watters Family Life Chaplain Training Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Chaplain Hardin currently serves as the Director of Training at the Institute for Religious Leadership, Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
His additional military education includes: the Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course, the Chaplain Officer Basic Course, the Basic Airborne Course, the Chaplain Captain’s Career Course, the Chaplain Family Life Training Program, Fort Benning, Georgia, the Command and General Staff Officer Course, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and the Brigade Chaplain Functional Qualification Course. His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal (w/four oak-leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (w/one silver oak-leaf cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (w/three oak-leaf clusters), and the Good Conduct Medal, the Reserve Component Achievement Medal (w/two oak-leaf clusters), the Overseas Ribbon, the Iraqi Campaign Medal (w/two campaign stars), the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/bronze hourglass device), the Combat Action Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.
Chaplain Hardin is married. He and his wife have four children and two grandchildren.
Music is essential to Anglican worship. The Church of the Advent seeks an experienced and qualified pianist/organist to lead us in our songs of praise and thanksgiving. Interested musicians should contact Fr. Michael using the chat button below.