About Our Church
"Let brotherly love continue." Hebrews 13:1
Saint Peter the Apostle Anglican Church incorporated in April, 2010 in the home of Dr. Warren Smith, one of the founding members. St. Peter’s joined the Anglican Province of America (APA), a continuing Anglican Church using traditional doctrine and liturgy.
Both Holy Communion and Morning Prayer Services were held in private residences and the Kingsport Renaissance Center. With God’s grace, we located and purchased the current location at 3321 Thornton Drive in 2012. Since purchasing the building, we have created a beautiful church with a sanctuary, fellowship hall, nursery, complete kitchen and clergy office.
For more information on the APA see our Digging Deeper page.
Fr. Yossi was born in Knoxville, TN. He is a cradle Anglican having attended St. John’s Episcopal Church in downtown Knoxville from an early age. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor degree in religious studies, Fr. Yossi attended The University of the South at Sewanee where he received his Master of Divinity. Fr. Yossi then joined the U.S. Army where he served as a Chaplain. Fr. Yossi was assigned to the 44th Medical Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, NC. After returning from Afghanistan, Fr. Yossi was reassigned to Ft. Bliss, Texas where he fell in love with the simplicity and beauty of the Southwest. After his military service Fr. Yossi continued to serve those in need first as a Hospital Chaplain in Albuquerque, NM and later as a hospice chaplain in both Albuquerque and Las Cruces, NM. As a civilian Fr. Yossi attended Piedmont International University where he received his Doctorate in Ministry, and most recently he received a Master of Theology degree from Nashotah House Theological Seminary. Fr. Yossi has two sons, Josh and Troy, and a Miniature Schnauzer named Ollie. Fr. Yossi enjoys spending time with his boys, gardening, antiquing, reading, writing, and fly-fishing. He also enjoys all things related to Big Orange football and he is extremely excited to be back in his native Tennessee.
In addition to Sunday morning services (either Holy Communion or Morning Prayer), we have an active Christian education program with topics ranging from the study of various Bible books to the history of Anglicanism. Other activities include a weekly online prayer group, Women’s Bible Study group, congregational luncheons, and visiting ill or elderly members, providing them with meals as needed. We also support the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child and Shades of Grace Ministry in Kingsport.
We invite all to join our Christian Family as we worship the Lord and enjoy the company of other Christians. We strive to love one another because our Lord Jesus told us that “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:35).