Saint James’ Episcopal Church of Texarkana, TX


Full Time Rector

Job Description: 

Parish:  Saint James’ Episcopal Church of Texarkana. 

Diocese:   Episcopal Diocese of Dallas 

Bishop:  George Sumner 

Type of Position:  Full Time 

Liturgical Style:  Anglo-Catholic 

Average Sunday Attendance:  212 

Regular Sunday Masses:  2

Regular Weekday Masses:  1 

Additional Monthly Masses:  2 

Benefits:  Health and Dental Coverage, CPF contributions, Vacation, Sabbatical, CE time and budget, and phone allowance.   Budget allocation for relocation expenses.  

Housing:  No rectory provided.  A housing stipend designation is provided. 

Other Parish Staff:  1 Parochial Vicar, 1 Parish Administrator, 1 part time Parish Musician and Choir Master, volunteer part-time Christian education coordinator 

Search Process Points of Contact:  

Committee Chairs:   

  • Brian Purtle, Sr. Warden and Search Co-Chair   903-824-2300
  • Phillip Jordan, Search Co-Chair   903-831-6656 

Starting Stipend:  $90,000.00


Saint James’ parish was established in 1876, and has served the cities of Texarkana, both Texas and Arkansas, continuously during the intervening 144 years.   We pride ourselves on the excellence of our Anglo-Cathlolic liturgy, our traditional sacred music program, and our welcoming parish community.  

Two of our most important ministries outside our walls consist of the Randy Sams Outreach Shelter ( ) and St. James Day School ( ), each of which were founded from the Parish, and continue to be very important to our members.  Our Rector serves as chaplain to both of these major presences in our community, and has traditionally held a board position on each.  A passion for working with young people and the those who find themselves homeless or in transition are skills necessary for the position.   Our Rectors have traditionally served as ex-officio “Rectors of All Texarkana”, being frequently called upon to minister to the sick, the dying and the needy, and are frequently invited to pray over and bless community events.  

Additional details about our parish can be found on the parish Rector Search website at and our Facebook page, located at  Our portfolio is also available on the OTM portfolio site. 

Offered By: 

Episcopal Diocese of Dallas








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