Rector & Staff

Fr. Sam Wilgus, Rector

Fr. Sam Wilgus and his wife, Katy, live in Fort Worth, TX with their three children, Dottie, Jack, and Holly. Fr. Wilgus grew up in Dallas, Texas and then attended Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biblical and Theological Studies.

After graduating, Fr. Wilgus began his postgraduate studies at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Nashotah, WI where he received his Masters in Divinity. When he isn’t working, Fr. Wilgus enjoys cast iron cooking, maintaining his aquarium, staying up to date on all things Star Wars related, and, of course, spending time with his family. Fr. Wilgus is thrilled to be at St. John’s, and he looks forward to welcoming you into this intimate, authentic, and worshipful church family.

Fr. Randall Foster, Sunday Assistant

Fr. Randall Foster is a native of Tarrant County, having graduated from L.D. Bell High School. He took his B.A in History and Anthropology at Rice University, before receiving a law degree from the University of Houston. Fr. Foster attended seminary at Brite Divinity School at TCU, before continuing his graduate studies in New Testament & Early Christian Literature at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He holds a Master’s degree in intellectual history from SMU.

Fr. Foster was ordained a priest in 2007 by Bishop Iker. In the years since, he has served as school chaplain and assisting priest at St. Vincent’s Cathedral in Bedford and as priest- in-charge at Saint Michael’s Anglican Church in Richland Hills.    

In addition to being a licensed attorney, Fr. Foster teaches high school history, religion, philosophy, and other courses at Gracewood Academy in Bedford. He is an avid reader, maintaining an especially lively interest in history, anthropology, and the natural sciences, especially astronomy.

Fr. Foster will share in the Saturday/Sunday celebration, preaching and teaching schedule. We are so blessed to have Fr. Foster join our ministry and look forward to everyone getting to know him.

Fr. Robert Bosworth, retired, Pastoral Associate

The Rev’d Canon Bob Bosworth, Ph.D. is on staff at St. John’s providing individual, marriage and family counseling. Fr. Bob earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Southern Illinois University, a Master of Divinity degree from Nashotah House Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Pillsbury College. He is a licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor. Fr. Bob has over 25 years of active ministry in Episcopal Church parishes in Texas and Kentucky. He is now retired and we are blessed that he serves at St. John’s as a pastoral assistant.

While he is an Anglican priest, his practice reaches to anyone. All persons are treated with equal dignity, being created in the image and likeness of God. His counseling practice is a volunteer ministry. He does not receive a salary for his work. His office is provided by St. John’s. All fees are based on what an individual or family can afford. No one who needs counseling will be turned away because of their ability to pay. He does not accept insurance.

Fr. Bob is a member in good standing of the Catholic Psychotherapists’ Association and the National Christian Counselors Association. He can be reached at 817-201-1469. His email is DrFrBob@gmail.com.

Amber N. Ahart, Parish Secretary

Amber Ahart joyfully joined the staff at St. John’s in November 2021.  After a sixteen-year career in corporate retail, she decided it was time to make a change to ministry.  She currently splits her time between St. John’s and St. Mark’s in Arlington as the Parish Administrator.  Amber enjoys supporting the clergy and caring for the parishioners and guests of both parishes.

Amber is a long-time resident of Tarrant County. She graduated from L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, Texas.  She spent her first couple of years in college completing the Cornerstone Honors Program at Tarrant County College, earning her Associate Degree in Liberal Arts as well as a place on the Dean’s List.  Upon completion of the honors program, Amber transferred to Texas Christian University where she ultimately acquired her bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising and minored in French.

Amber is very active in her personal church life.  She attends St. Vincent’s Cathedral in Bedford where she currently serves on vestry and altar guild, manages the bookstore, and was recently elected Co-President in the St. Anne’s Chapter of the Order of the Daughters of the King.  As of 2024, she will assume the role of the next Diocesan Altar Guild Directress, as appointed by Bishop Ryan S. Reed.  She currently resides in Bedford and has two beloved cats.  Her passions (in addition to church) include being outdoors, animals (especially cats), reading, music, arts and crafts, and gaming.

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Talk about an all-star lineup of Sunday School teachers & substitutes! We are so grateful for your generosity of time and talent throughout the school year—adult, youth, and children’s teachers alike! We also celebrated recent graduates on Pentecost Sunday ❤️ Fr. Sam presented graduates with the Anglican Catechism titled “To Be A Christian”. Congratulations, graduates! ... See MoreSee Less
Today marks the twenty year anniversary of the passing of Kenneth Stringer, a loving husband to Sarah Golding Stringer, father to Matt Stringer, and faithful and beloved parishioner of St. John’s. We thought it meet and right to share pictures of the beautifully restored Stringer Memorial Garden today. There will be more photos to come and details of all those involved in the restoration process, but for now we want to share this verse today as we remember dear Kenneth. Please join us in praying for the Stringer family.“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.”1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 ESV ... See MoreSee Less

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This recurring event is for our weekly live streamed Sunday morning Mass, as well as occasional Masses and other services on different days and times, from Saint John's Church in Fort Worth, TX. The Sunday live streamed Mass begins at 11:15 AM CDT, and our live stream will typically begin a few minutes earlier, but sometimes we experience delays.We stream primarily to Vimeo, using this exact address: vimeo.com/event/426877Live streams also go to our public Facebook page, at St. John's Church, Fort WorthYou can find archived videos of previous live streams on our Vimeo channel: vimeo.com/stjohnsfw ... See MoreSee Less

Worship Schedule

Sunday Morning
8:00 am  Holy Eucharist, 1928 BCP
9:00 am  Holy Eucharist, 2019 BCP
11:15 am  Holy Eucharist, 2019 & 1928 BCP
This service is live-streamed every Sunday.

Saturday Afternoon Vigil Mass
6:00 pm  Holy Eucharist, 1928 BCP

Wednesday Morning Mass
7:30 am  Holy Eucharist, 1928 BCP

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