About Us


Faithfully ministering the Word and Sacraments through worship, prayer and community outreach.


On October 10th, 1961 a letter was sent to the Diocese to petition for Mission Status. On October 12th, The Rt. Reverend C. Avery Mason granted Mission Status to St. John the Divine under its first Vicar, The Very Reverend Francis W. Fowler with expectations that The Reverend Eugene McCrary, Missionary Curate on staff at All Saints’ Church, Wichita Falls, would handle ministrations and work in the Mission. And so the journey began.

Initially only Morning Prayer Services were held until Fr. McCrary was Ordained into the Priesthood on December 21st, 1961. St. John’s first Holy Eucharist was held on Christmas Eve, 1961 in the First Christian Church. Over the next year the small church was built. Part of the building plan included a ‘tiny apartment’ behind the Altar where Fr. McCrary lived the first winter after the church was completed – without any heat. The church was two blocks beyond the city gas lines.

In March 1963 the first services were held in the shell of the church with only the foundations and walls completed. On October 31st, 1964 St. John the Divine was dedicated with The Reverend Theodore H. McCrary officiating.

In June 1977 ground was broken for the Parish Hall and was completed in February 1978. It was dedicated and consecrated by the The Rt. Reverend A. Donald Davies, and named for former vicar, The Reverend Neil A. Hess.

Over the years, the ladies of St. John the Divine sold baked Altar Bread and linens sewn by hand. Additionally, through Blessed Angel Glass Works, the men of St. John the Divine have designed, made and repaired stain glass throughout the Diocese, including the Diocesan Center in Ft. Worth, Ascension/ St. Mark in Bridgeport and even the Synagogue in Wichita Falls.

Today, we continue as a Catholic Mission in the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth under the leadership of The Rt. Reverend Ryan S. Reed, Fourth Bishop of Fort Worth, Texas.


From Bishop Reed concerning COVID-19

COVID-19 Response

1000 South Berry Street
Burkburnett, Texas 76354
(940) 569-3558

Our Mission

Faithfully ministering the Word and Sacraments – through  worship, prayer and community outreach.


– Christian Education 9:30AM
– Holy Eucharist 10:30AM

– Bible Study 6:00PM


Stations of the Cross
Wednesday Nights @ 6PM
followed by a Lenten Study

Wednesday Nights 6PM

Camp Crucis


4th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth announces changes and additions in Diocesan Staff

Bishop Jack L. Iker’s parting words upon his retirement

The Bishop’s Page

Upcoming Events

  • April 10, 2020
    • Good FridayGood FridayTime: 6:30 pm
  • April 11, 2020
    • The Great Vigil of EasterThe Great Vigil of EasterTime: 8:00 pm
  • April 12, 2020
    • Christian Ed. & Holy EucharistChristian Ed. & Holy EucharistTime: 9:30 am
      Christian Education @ 9:30AM
      Holy Eucharist @ 10:30AM
  • April 14, 2020
    • Divine StitchesDivine StitchesTime: 6:00 pm
      Divine Stitches is a sewing ministry. We provide simple blankets for the First Responders in the Burkburnett area as well as work on our own personal projects.
  • April 15, 2020
    • Bible StudyBible StudyTime: 6:00 pm
      Grow your knowledge of the Bible and theology with Fr. John every Wednesday night.


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