“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.”
Welcome to Christ Episcopal Church! We are glad you are here! Christ Church has been an active part of the Slidell, Louisiana community since its founding in 1906. We are a loving, Christ-centered, and caring people that like to worship, do community service and yes, have fun! We are famous for our willingness to help others.
We lovingly welcome anyone and everyone into our church family. All people regardless of sex, race, gender, or age will find a place in our community. Your background is not important to us. We believe that we are ALL children of God. We hope you will join us!
Yours in Christ,
The Reverend Harry Oliver Jenkins, Rector
Since moving to Louisiana, my wife and I have taken up and love kayaking. There are several great places to kayak right here in Slidell and all along the Northshore. I can be on the bayou in 15-20 minutes. For me, there is not a better place for feeling close to God than being on a kayak surrounded by all the natural beauty and wildlife, and having our dogs with us is a bonus!
My family means everything to me. My wife of 26 years, Gina, is now an Episcopal Priest, serving as a school chaplain in New Orleans at St. Paul’s Episcopal School. We have two beautiful children. Hannah, who is in the Army National Guard and lives in Hammond, Louisiana, and Oliver, who recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
"If it's not about love, it's not about God."
- Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
Our mission is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ, through our worship, teaching, and service to those inside our walls and in our community.
As our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said: "Love God. Love your neighbors. And while you’re at it, love yourself."