Diocesan Bishop

Bishop Julian Mark Dobbs is the Diocesan Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Living Word and has oversight of the clergy and congregations in the diocese. He and his wife, Brenda, have made their home in Northern Virginia since 2006.

Ordained in 1991, he planted three congregations and served as the rector of the fastest growing Anglican church in New Zealand. He was elected and consecrated as bishop by the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) in 2011, and is a member of the College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA).

Bishop Julian is passionate about the saving power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and is committed to empowering congregations, supporting clergy, transforming injustice, inspiring local and global mission, and planting churches.

Assisting Bishop

Bishop William Love was ordained to the priesthood in 1992. He was consecrated as a Coadjutor-Bishop in 2006 and began his term as the ninth Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Albany in 2007.  Bishop Love resigned from his position as Diocesan Bishop on February 1, 2021. He began his service as Assisting Bishop to the Anglican Diocese of the Living Word on Easter Sunday, 2021.

As an assisting bishop, Bishop Bill supports Bishop Julian in providing episcopal ministry to the congregations, church plants and ministries of this diocese.

In 1983, William, an Air Force veteran himself, married the now retired Air Force Colonel Karen Love. They are parents to two children and proud grandparents of five grandchildren.