“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
2 Corinthians 12:2-4
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years agowhether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knowsuch a man was caught up to the third heaven. And I know how such a manwhether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, God knowswas caught up into Paradise and heard in expressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak.
Father Ward has served as the Rector of St. Bartholomew's since 1998. He received his B.A. in History from SUNY at Buffalo; a M.A. in Practical Theology from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA; and a M. Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA. Fr. Ward and his wife Kathleen have two adult children, Arthur and Alyssa.