About Me

My name is Father Steve Macias and I am a Priest in California’s Silicon Valley.

I am the Headmaster at Canterbury Christian School and Rector of Saint Paul’s Anglican Church.

I am a presbyter (priest/pastor/minister) in the Reformed Episcopal Church, a founding jurisdiction of the Anglican Church in North America.

Read More

Stay Connected

    A Reformed Episcopal Priest & Classical Educator

    James B. Jordan wanted to be Anglican

    Back in 1980, James B. Jordan (Biblical Horizons, Theopolis Institute) had just finished his studies at Westminster Theological Seminary and was working alongside Ray Sutton (now Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church) and Dr. Gary North in Tyler, Texas at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Sutton’s Church left the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and eventually became Good Shepherd Reformed Episcopal Church in 1987.

    Based on their departure from the PCA, Jordan was investigating where he might be ordained. Jordan wrote to the founding rector of my parish (St. Paul’s Anglican Church – Los Altos, CA) in a letter dated June 19, 1980 that:

    “Both I and the church are interested in the Anglican Churches of America and Associates [ACAA]…”

    James B Jordan, 1980

    The ACAA was an Anglican Group formed with Bishop Truman Davis of Trinity Church and School in Mesa, AZ and also provided care and oversight for the Chalcedon Foundation, the teaching ministry of the Rev. Dr. Rousas John Rushdoony. Rushdoony himself left the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) and maintained his ministerial credentials under this Anglican jurisdiction–where Chalcedon’s location in Vallecito was also recognized as an ACAA church.

    Unfortunately, Jordan did not come to join the ACAA. After reading through correspondences, I see that Rev. Milbank never once offered a single donut. As someone who spent 1-on-1 time with Jim, I think donuts would have made a difference.

    Update Oct 27, 2023: Adding this note from The Rev’d. Dr. Charles D. Erlandson (Assistant Rector at Good Shepherd RE and head of Church History at Cranmer Theological House.

    “He [James B. Jordan] was a member of Good Shepherd REC [Reformed Episcopal Church] for about 6 months when I first came in 1988. At that point, Good Shepherd was part of one of the continuing churches for a year, but Jordan left for the local PCA Church, and in 1989, we joined the REC.”

    Via Facebook Comments

    Attached is a copy of Jordan’s full inquiry letter:

    Leave a reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    I help Christians discover their calling in God’s Kingdom so that they may lead purpose-filled lives with victory, hope, and abundance.

    About Me

    Father Steve Macias is an Anglican priest in the Reformed Episcopal Church (ACNA). He is the Headmaster of Canterbury School and Rector of Saint Paul’s Anglican Church. He is married to Sarah and the father to Athanasius, Anselm, Assumpta, Basil and Zoe. His professional work consulting with political campaigns, leading nonprofit organizations, and in the California State Capitol has been recognized by The Los Angeles Times, National Review Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor, The Chalcedon Foundation, and numerous online and print publications. You can reach him on twitter @stevemacias.