Training Powerful Preachers

Founded in 1987, the EPF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve, support, and enhance preaching in the Episcopal Church. Since 1989, over 1,800 hand-picked seminarians have passed through the Preaching Excellence Program, including several bishops and one Presiding Bishop. More recently, the EPF has expanded programming to embrace practicing parish clergy through the annual conference (“PEP-II”) and ad hoc diocesan conferences.

The Foundation’s programs are financed entirely by annual contributions from parishes, bishops, Episcopal seminarians, and charitable foundations. The EPF has accumulated an endowment with net assets of over $2 million.

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About the Episcopal Preaching Foundation

The mission of the Episcopal Preaching Foundation is to improve, support, and enhance the level of 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. Episcopal Preaching Foundation is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening. Speak as I ponder Holy Scripture. Speak as I consider the world around me and the people you have entrusted to my care. Speak as I reflect upon the state of my soul. Open my mind and my heart to the Good News you want me to hear. Then enliven my imagination, my thought, and my speech to proclaim your  Word with clarity and power to all who yearn for your presence, your truth, and your love. Amen.

The Reverend William J. Eakins