Father Joshua Gilliam

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Rector opens new Resurrection Anglican Church 

Resurrection Anglican Church is lead by God through His servant Father Joshua Gilliam as its rector. He was born and raised in the Concord/ Kannapolis area, and lives in Enochville with his wife, Nelva and their five children, Paola, Addison, Emmanuel, Elijah, and Zoe.  

Father Joshua graduated from Concord High School, and studied music under Betty Williams of Concord who was his voice teacher for several years.  He is a Graduate of Queens University in Charlotte, NC  where he completed his B.A. with a major in Spanish and a concentration in Music.  What a joy to hear him sing.  God’s drawing led Joshua to experience him in may different and varied ways, but Joshua was always drawn to the liturgy.  Joshua developed a special love of the liturgy and the sacraments which led Him into the Orthodox Anglican Church.   

Life took him the long way to his calling as a priest with time spent in the Army chaplain training and as a police officer.  He travelled to Costa Rica as part of a Spanish language program.  In 2008, two good Christian friends of his shared the gospel with him and introduced him to evangelical services.  He asked God if he knew him and when there was no answer he realized a hole in his faith.  After a 6 p.m. service one evening, he gave himself to Jesus and has never looked back.  He explained how instrumental Jeff James and David Graham were to guide him and help him recognize his call to ministry.  He completed his Masters of Divinity through Liberty Theology Seminary in Virginia, and the Doctor of Ministry from  Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, NC. 

He researched several liturgical churches and determined that the Orthodox Anglican Church was the best fit his theological and sacramental understanding of the Scriptures.    The liturgy and worship of the Anglican Church in traditional liturgy is a natural fit for the way God wired Joshua for worship.  The Anglican faith has building blocks that connect the heart of Father Joshua to God.  Father Joshua says, “The Bible, The Creeds, The 39 Articles of Faith, and the Book of Common Prayer (1928) are the tools available to Anglicans to help Anglicans to stand firmly upon the Scriptures and understand that culture does not dictate our beliefs.”   He explains that he loves the way that Anglicans stand firmly on Christ as revealed in the  Bible and that it does not need to be interpreted in light of modern social inventions. 

Father Joshua was ordained as an Anglican priest on April 25 2014 and recieved into the Orothodox Anglican Church in 2020.

Father Josh sets aside Friday Evenings and Saturdays as family days.  Father Joshua spends upwards of 10 hours a week to prepare for each Sunday sermon.  Father Joshua says, “breaking open the word of God to the people of God is the highest of vocations because it reaches into the heart of God.  Pastors today must take seriously the call to preach, which is a call to prepare.”  His parishioners love his sermons because of his diligence in defining and applying the scripture to their daily lives. 

Father Joshua’s office and library was made to create an environment to enter into the presence of the Lord.  This space set apart to study and prepare God’s word for his extended family at Resurrection Anglican Church and is a witness to his belief that, “as for me and my home, we will serve the Lord”.  You can also often see him studying and relaxing with friends at the French Express Coffee Shop in Kannapolis.  Father Joshua is a very imposing figure standing over six feet tall and sports a full beard.  He loves the outdoors and sports. He states that his children were raised with a soccer ball in their cribs.  They also help out in his new church by being acolytes and ringing the church bell for Sunday services.  He is a very dedicated father and husband, who has a full-time job as the under-shepherd who is “feeding God’s sheep”.  Resurrection Anglican Church welcomes and opens its doors to all people to be transformed as we "Exalt Jesus and Worship Him."



Father Jeremy Roseman

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Jeremy Roseman was ordained a Preist in the Orthodox Anglican Chruch by the Rt Revd Thomas Gordon on October, 10, 2020. He received his B.A. in Christian Missions from Pfeiffer University and an M.A. in Global Apologetics from Liberty. He has done extensive research in Christian Apologetics in relation to other religions. His graduate thesis defended the concept of grace in Christianity to that of Shin Buddhism, a Japanese sect.

He has served on a number of short term missions overseas including campus evangelism with Campus Crusade and teaching English in South Korea. He now serves at Resurrection Anglican Church in Kannapolis, NC.

Lay Deaconess

Nelva Gilliam

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As a Lay Deaconess my goal is to assist in the work of the parish under the direction of our Priest. I assist in our minstry to Latios, women's ministry, assiting the poor, and families in need.  As an Orthodox Anglican I am confident that I am bringing those most in need to a place of theological stability and faith.

Senior Warden

Wayne Fowler

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Mr. Wayne Fowler began with Resurrection early in it's conception. He has assisted in many events and ministries, such as the Men's Ministry, event planning, outreach, and worship and ushering. Wayne was elected to our vestry and appointed as senior warden. His leadership has allowed Resurrection Anglican Church to experience growth and consistency and stands in line with our philosphy and vision as established by our past senior wardens.

Vestry Memeber, Altar Guild

Shay MacGregor

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Hi, my name is Shay MacGregor. I moved to North Carolina from California Easter weekend of 2012, and I love it here.

I feel very honored to serve on Congregational Care, on Altar Guild, and as a new member of our vestry.

I really feel like I have found the perfect church home.  Our priest, the liturgy, and the people all come together to make this church truly God's home.


Samuel Mitchener

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Vestry Clerk

Victoria Chandler

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One of my favorite verses is Psalm 27:13  “I would have lost heart unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”  I love this verse because it calls me to believe in the promises of God, not just for my future eternity, but for the here and now.   I pray so often for Him to open my eyes to see His good hand in the everydayness of life and to embrace my identity as His beloved child.  

It didn’t take long at Resurrection Anglican for me to know that I had found a loving community and kindred spirits in my love of beautiful liturgy.  Every Sunday we’re led into the beauty of the Lord’s presence to worship and to be nourished by Him and then sent out to share His love for the world.

I have been a stay-at-home mom for 24 years and married to Edward for 28.  We have four children with the empty nest coming all too soon.  One of my passions is the sanctity of life and have been blessed to serve the Community Pregnancy Center of Lake Norman for the last 3 years.

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