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Our Vicar

Rev. David PerkinsRev. David W. Perkins, Th.D.

David serves as vicar at All Souls Episcopal Church, Atlee (Hanover County, north metro Richmond). All Souls is a new congregation begun under the sponsorship of the churches of Region 11 of the Diocese of Virginia. David was born in Oakdale, Louisiana, on the edge of the Acadian, bilingual French/English culture of south Louisiana.He grew up in a Baptist family and responded to a call to ministry during high school. He began serving churches part-time as pastor during college and seminary studies.

David graduated from The University of Louisiana at Monroe with a BA in biology and from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Th.M. and a Th.D. in New Testament studies. He has done extensive postdoctoral study in comparative literature at Emory University and at LSU. Reverend Perkins served Baptist churches in Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Georgia, and he served as Associate Professor New Testament and Greek at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He also served as Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans and as an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University and at Our Lady of Holy Cross College, both in New Orleans, and at Kennesaw State University in the Atlanta area.

After joining the Episcopal Church, Rev. Perkins enjoyed a year as a layperson before beginning a ministry as lay reader in charge of a mission, Church of the Good Shepherd, Vidalia, Louisiana. He did Anglican studies at The School of Theology at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he is pursuing an STM in Anglican Studies. David served after ordination in churches in Louisiana and Georgia.

Ben, age 29, is completing studies at Georgia State University in music education. He serves as choir master at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church in Decatur and is pursuing a career in opera performance.  Katie, age 26, is married to John Glaeser. They both graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with degrees in French horn performance. They have an infant son, Aedan Allen. John and Katie and Aedan reside in the Atlanta area where John and Katie serve in the United States Army, playing French horn in the Army Ground Forces Band at Ft. McPherson in Atlanta.

When he's not being a vicar, Rev. Perkins enjoys hiking, fly fishing, camping, cooking, reading, and writing. David especially enjoys reading in the areas of biblical studies, theology, philosophy, literary theory, psychology, poetry, Civil War history, and Southern and Western fiction. He dabbles in writing poetry and reflective and devotional nonfiction.

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