The Rev. Dr. Grant LeMarquand, Professor of Biblical Studies and Mission at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, has been appointed as Assistant Bishop to The Most Rev. Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis of the Diocese of Egypt with particular responsibility as Area Bishop for the Horn of Africa.
“Dr. Grant LeMarquand is one of my heroes. A Canadian, with a history of service on the mission fields of Kenya and Sudan, Grant combines New Testament scholarship and passion for global evangelization in a most engaging manner,” said The Most Rev. Robert Duncan of the Anglican Church in North America.
“Grant and his wife, Wendy, a physician of the East Liberty Family Health Service (which provides inner-city medical ministry), have both been wonderful contributors to the life of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh as well as to Trinity School for Ministry,” continued Archbishop Duncan.
Trinity School for Ministry is an evangelical seminary in the Anglican tradition that has trained more than 1,000 students from all over the worldwide Anglican Communion.
“Grant is a great choice for this appointment. He and his wife Wendy have extensive experience as missionaries which should prepare them well for this new calling,” remarked the Very Rev. Dr. Justyn Terry, Trinity’s Dean and President. “We will certainly miss his presence on the Trinity Faculty, but we wish him every blessing as he embarks on this new phase of ministry.”
The Rev. Dr. Grant will continue teaching at Trinity until June of 2012, and then he and Wendy plan to move to Gambella, Ethiopia in July or August. They have two adult children living in Canada.
Having served several different countries including Canada, the USA, and Kenya, The Rev. Dr. Grant has taught several African Anglican students that have gone on to become bishops and archbishops. He is also well-known to the Diocese of Egypt after leading several retreats and conferences in the region.
The Most Rev. Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis, Bishop of the Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, said in a recent statement, “I have confidence in God’s grace that will enable Grant to fulfill his Episcopal leadership duties in the Diocese. Please pray for Grant and Wendy and their family.”
Archbishop Duncan concluded, “Our loss will be very significant, but the gift to the Diocese of Egypt, North Africa and the Horn of Africa is our joy. We have long enjoyed a deep friendship with Bishop Mouneer Anis and that key diocese where the recent ‘Arab Spring’ has unfolded. This appointment is yet another testament.”