In 1982 in Pottsboro, Texas, in a “cow pasture” on a gravel road, St. John’s Episcopal Mission had it first service on Easter Sunday. Fr. William Forrest was the first priest to serve St. John’s and did so until his retirement in 1996. For many years thereafter St. John’s was served by supply priests, including The Reverend Ally Perry, who served St. John’s beginning in 2001. In 2004 she became the full time priest, and served in that capacity until December of 2012.
Under Reverend Ally’s leadership, in April 2009 construction began on the new seven-acre facility located on FM 120 just west of Highway 289 in Pottsboro, Texas. Our first service was held in the new facility on November 1, 2009. On Saturday January 30, 2010 St. John’s had the honor and distinction of having both the Diocesan Bishop and Bishop Suffragan, The Right Reverend James M.. Stanton and The Right Reverend Paul Lambert respectively, consecrate and dedicate our new sanctuary. There were also many townspeople present, along with the members of St. John’s congregation, for the Dedication and Consecration service. It was a glorious day for St. John’s!
In May of 2013 St. John’s welcomed a new Vicar, The Reverend Nancy Powers. Under her leadership St. John’s has increased their involvement in the community while continuing their tradition of being a friendly, welcoming congregation who enjoys both worship and fellowship. As partners in the Pottsboro Ministerial Alliance, members of St. John’s participate in the Billy Vier Family Festival and host the National Day of Prayer service. Our congregation has grown to include an active Youth Ministry and Children’s Ministry. Today, the mission of St. John’s is to welcome all people to experience the love of God through the teachings of Jesus Christ. Join us this Sunday – you’ll be glad you did!