The Rt. Rev. Neil Lebhar

  • The Rt. Rev. Neil G. Lebhar grew up in Westport, Conn. He was rector of the Church of  Redeemer from 1988 through February 14, 2010.
  • Neil loves the Lord, his family, and his calling to teach the Scriptures and lead in Biblical renewal, worship, outreach and fellowship. Neil and his wife Marcia were married in 1971 and they have a son Peter at FSU and two married daughters, Sarah, and Katie. Sarah and her husband Jon Hall have a son named Benjamin and a daughter named Miriam. Katie and Paul Black were married in 2007. The Lebhars also have a married foster daughter named Dawn Thompson who has two sons and a daughter.
  • Neil has also served as assistant rector of Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia from 1979-1988. His first parish ministry was in New London, Connecticut. Before seminary Neil was the field director of the Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools (FOCUS), a ministry to private school students. Neil came to faith through the ministry of FOCUS while a senior at the Loomis School in Connecticut, his home state.
  • He is currently on the board of Shoresh, a Jewish roots and outreach ministry which his wife Marcia once directed. He has led countless trips to Israel.
  • Neil was president of NOEL (the National Organization of Episcopalians for Life). He helped coordinate the efforts of NOEL and those of the American Anglican Council concerning biblical sexuality at the Episcopal Church’s 1988, 1997 and 2003 General Conventions respectively.
  • Neil was vice-chairman of the Jacksonville Billy Graham Crusade in 2000.
  • Neil received his B.A. from Princeton University (1972) and his masters degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1976) and Virginia Seminary (1978).
  • Most of all, Neil is an accomplished and lifelong sinner and therefore a very grateful recipient of the grace and mercy of God.
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