The Southern Episcopal Church was founded in 1962 in Nashville, TN. The Southern Episcopal Church is a direct result of the vision of Christian men and women, who in 1962, found that there were many changes taking place in the Episcopal Church that were not in keeping with the teachings of Holy Scripture. Several of them decided that something must be done that the Church might be kept pure to the "Apostles Doctrine and Fellowship." All Saints Church in Nashville, TN was formed as a traditional Anglican Church, dedicated to doing "Bible things in Bible ways" with the traditional liturgy of the Church. From this beginning grew the Southern Episcopal Church. In 1965 The Diocese of the South was formed.The Southern Episcopal Church-Diocese of the South continues to use the Book of Common Prayer (1928 Edition) as its book of worship. While other Episcopal Churches discard the Prayer Book, and the Apostles Doctrine the Southern Episcopal Church seeks to preserve for generations to come the Book of Common Prayer as given to us by the Anglican Reformers.
The Southern Episcopal Church-Diocese of the South is a Church that seeks to preach the pure word of God. We believe the Holy Bible is verbally inspired, infallible and without admixture of error.
The Southern Episcopal Church-Diocese of the South is an apostolic Church that holds the threefold male ministry of Bishops, Priests and Deacons. It is the form of Ministry that our Church has received, and it is the intent of our Church to continue this as a sacred trust from the time of the Apostles.
The Southern Episcopal Church is a Church in which the Sacraments are duly administered according to the historic 1928 Book of Common Prayer.
The Southern Episcopal Church-Diocese of the South is a conservative Church. We therefore reject the so-called "new morality" and the current trend to have churches function as political entities. We do not seek membership in the World Council of Churches, the National Council of Churches of Christ, or the Consultation on Church Union. Hence, we must describe ourselves as conservatives, believing that the preaching of the Gospel is the only proper activity of the Church.
The Southern Episcopal Church-Diocese of the South is an Episcopal Church that believes that its members should know Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, through the operation of the Holy Spirit. We believe that each member should have a lively faith in Christ and not a “Sunday only” faith. We preach Jesus Christ crucified and say to all who will hear: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved and thy house.” Acts 16:31