From HIM the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. Ephesians 4:16
EPHT represents a diocesan commitment shared by the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri and the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy to the St. Louis region. The two denominations first partnered to support St. Luke’s Hospital in 1948; since that time, their work has demonstrated how jointly pursuing their missions and ministries can create extraordinary change for the community.
“As the Episcopalian prayer book states it, the mission of the church is to restore a broken world and return it to Jesus Christ. The Trust certainly puts us in places where there is brokenness and allows us to provide leadership. It provides us – in partnership with the Presbyterians – with resources that can effect change in the healthcare system,
especially among underserved populations.”
– Right Reverend George Wayne Smith, Bishop of Missouri, diocesemo.org
“Many Presbyterian congregations use Jesus’ ministry of healing as inspiration for their own interest in healthcare. EPHT sees an opportunity for our work to be an extension of the ministry that these churches are already doing. There is an opportunity and hope that we can use this as a way to connect even more with our members.”
– Reverend Terry Epling, Stated Clerk, glpby.org