Abbeville, South Carolina
Elected in 2009, the Rt. Rev. W. Andrew Waldo is the Eighth Bishop of the
Diocese of Upper SC. During his tenure, he has proclaimed and implemented
a missional, vision calling parishes and individuals to "make, equip and send
mature disciples of Christ."
The Diocese of Upper South Carolina is part of the 2.1 million-member
Episcopal Church. The Episcopal Church belongs to the Worldwide Anglican Communion, 85 million members strong. We are a Diocese committed to renewal, to sharing the faith that has changed our lives, and to increasing diversity among our ranks. In so doing, we celebrate and affirm the broad Anglican Tradition, which welcomes seekers, embraces inquiry, and offers a wide variety of worship styles grounded and unified by the liturgy in our Book of Common Prayer.
John started his musical career at the age of five when he accepted requests to play
a toy accordion at Christmas. After taking piano lessons throughout his childhood,
he received further instruction from Cortlandt Koonts at Erskine College, where
he studied organ performance. John enjoys playing instruments in the
various churches he visits. His most memorable performances are those
at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. John has served
Trinity Episcopal Church since 1998.