Good Shepherd Episcopal Indian Church is a church plant of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Our mission is to be effective partners in God’s mission of reconciliation within the Greater Houston area under the leadership of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas.
About Good Shepherd Episcopal Indian Church
Good Shepherd Episcopal Indian Church is a church plant initiative that embodies the vision of the Rt. Rev. Andrew C Doyle, the IX Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Our primary is to build relationships with diaspora community of Indian origin that belongs to the wider Anglican Communion and resides in the Greater Houston area, as well as to create deeper relationship with the Episcopal Diocese of Texas by acknowledging and accepting the Episcopal authority of the Diocese and The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. This relationship provides a reliable, consistent and organized spiritual leadership to enhance effective partnership in God’s mission of reconciliation.
This community surely provides a spiritual home for those who feel lost in the process of transitions from one culture to the other. Individuals and families who were isolated and lonely in their spiritual journey are sure to find a comfortable place to rediscover their deep-rooted tradition and celebrate it with the wider community of the Episcopal Church. It provides a new perspective to love and serve the Lord in worship and fellowship, service and witness.
One of the main reasons to form this community was a strongly felt need to reach out to third generation Indian Christians from the Anglican tradition who had lost their connection with their parent church, primarily due to lack of consistent leadership. The image of a the “Good Shepherd” brings perfect meaning and purpose in this context. It gives great hope and purpose by Christ the Good Shepherd, assuring, “I know those who are mine and I call them by their name”. Image of Good Shepherd is a suitable example for a reliable, consistent and organized leadership that seeks the lost and provide hope for the future.