An Ancient Faith with Fresh Expression
For more than 50 years St. Andrew's has been serving the communities of Farmers Branch and Carrollton. We are an Evangelical Episcopal Church. This means that we teach the Bible, worship God in the Great Tradition, and believe that Jesus offers hope to our broken world. It also means that we are an "Anglican" church, a global church consisting of 85 million members--the largest Protestant communion in the word.
The St. Andrew's Shield
The shield in our logo represents the “shield of faith” from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, and brings to mind “the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints” (Jude 3). The Saltire, or the diagonal cross in the shape of an “X,” which overlays the shield, is the symbol for St. Andrew. Andrew is said to have been put to death by the Roman authorities on an X-shaped cross. The double fish hook recalls Andrew’s original occupation as fisherman, and his call by Jesus to become a “fisher of men” (Matthew 4:18-20). This symbolizes the Christian’s two-fold calling to glorify God through their vocation, and to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ.
We are pleased to have the Right Reverend James Staton, the sixth Bishop of Dallas, as the Interim Rector at St. Andrew's. Bishop Stanton served as the Bishop of Dallas for 22 years prior to his retirement in 2014. Bishop Stanton has been married to Diane since December 1968 and they have two grown children.