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. Dennis Washburn grew up near the small town of Wingate, NC (about 30 miles from Charlotte). He obtained a B.A. in religion and history from Duke University and continued at Duke Divinity School for a Master of Divinity in Biblical and historical studies. In June 1981, he was ordained deacon and became curate at All Saints Anglican Church, Aiken. In January 1982, he was ordained priest and became rector of All Saints Church. He served as rector there for the next four years, helped at St. Luke's Anglican Catholic Church in Augusta, GA, and also held several diocesan offices. At the end of 1986, Fr. Washburn moved to Chapel Hill, NC where he served St. Benedict's Anglican Church and sometimes supplied Our Saviour Anglican Mission in Florence, SC.
During this time, he also worked on an M.A. in Teaching and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures. He began a teaching career in French and Spanish and moved back to the Charlotte area, where he met his future wife Liz. In 2005, he became an assisting priest at St. Michael the Archangel Anglican Church, Matthews, NC.
In March 2019, he and his wife moved to the NC mountains, and in September 2019, he first started supplying at St. Peter the Apostle Anglican Church.
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).