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 Founder, Dr. A. Gary Shilling with The Rev. Dr. Gary Jones

Founder, Dr. A. Gary Shilling with The Rev. Dr. Gary Jones


      FOUNDER: Dr. A. Gary Shilling:

 "Preaching is Where the Passion is"


Welcome to the Episcopal Preaching Foundation

For 30 years the mission of the Episcopal Preaching Foundation (EPF) has been to improve, support, and enhance preaching in the Episcopal Church. To this end the EPF organizes and underwrites national and regional preaching programs addressing the needs of seminarians and recently ordained parish clergy.

EPF's signature programs:

  • The annual Preaching Excellence Program (PEP) for North American seminarians,
  • The annual PEP II Conference for priests and deacons after completing 3-5 years of ministry, and;
  • Regional preaching intensive programs delivered in partnership with individual Dioceses                        

Why Preaching?

Preaching is the major reason Americans attend church.  The March 2018 Gallup Poll identified these top two responses:

  • Sermons-teaching scripture = 76%
  • Sermons-relevant to life = 75%                                                                                     Read the article


Diocean Preaching Intensives                                                                                                                                                                        April 29 - May 2, 2019    Diocese of Washington / Immaculate Heart Retreat Center

                          May 7 - May 8, 2019       Diocese Of Wisconsin  /  DeKoven Center

See where we have been, call us to plan your conference!

PEP 2019           May 27 - May 31, 2019    To Be Announced Soon                                                                                                                                                                                                   

PEP II                  June 4 - June 7, 2019      Trinity Conference Center CT  /  Register Now                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Curious about PEP? Click HERE to view 2018 also click the top GALLERY button for more pictures!