Anglican Church

of the Hill Country

A Bible Church in the Anglican Tradition

A Prayer For the Soldiers

Eternal God, we pray for the souls of the nine soldiers who died this morning in the Blackhawk Helicopter crash in Kentucky.  Receive them into your loving arms and comfort their families.  Bring peace to their Brothers in Arms. 

May they be granted Eternal Rest for having been given “the last full measure of devotion” to their country. Amen. 

Message From Fr. John

I am writing regarding the horrific shooting that took place yesterday morning at 10:15AM at The Covenant School, a ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church, in Nashville, Tennessee. Three of God’s little lambs, three adults and the 28 year old transgendered suspect who had attended school there, died. I feel we have reached a breaking point because this was not the typical shooter we’re now used to, a young male. This represents the 129th mass shooting of 2023, and we are still in March!


Soon you will receive more information from me providing professional assistance in discussing this with your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We cannot leave this unaddressed because sin has once again moved close to our homes and our hearts. This was, in fact, a Christian School !!!


In the meantime, during this traumatic time, please join me in this prayer:


“Eternal God, He who creates good from evil, we come before you giving thanks for the blessing of Christian schools all across this country, including The Covenant School, who teach your Holy Word.


Today, Satan has created broken hearts, tears of grief and families torn apart by senseless violence. We pray that you, O God, will provide all affected with “The peace that passeth all understanding.”  Touch the hearts of all in the Nashville community and across our nation who are weary and heartsick by these continuing tragedies.


Embolden our leaders to work together in your Holy Name to stop all causes of mass violence, including improving mental health resources, ease of access to schools, churches and other places where people gather, and possession of weapons with criminal intent.


We ask all of this in the name of Him who gave His life on the Cross that all might have Eternal Life. Amen.




From Bishop Dobbs

The Anglican Diocese of the Living Word gives thanks to Almighty God for the life and ministry of Brookes Freegard who entered the nearer presence of God on Saturday November 26, 2022. Together with his wife Judy and other faithful lay leaders, Brookes led the planting of the Anglican Mission in South Maryland in the early days of the Convocation of Anglicans in North America.  Latterly, Brookes served as Senior Warden at the Anglican Church of the Hill County (St. Michael’s and All Angels) in Kerrville, Texas and facilitated the congregation's reception into the diocese.


Bishop Julian Dobbs commented, “I give thanks to God for this faithful Christian brother.  A true servant of Christ who stood fast in the faith. Brenda and I considered Brookes a personal friend, having known both he and Judy from our earliest years in the United States.  Brookes will be greatly missed among us.  The Lord has called home his faithful servant, now at rest in the presence of His Lord.”


MOST merciful Father, who hast been pleased to take unto thyself the soul of this thy servant. Grant to us who are still in our pilgrimage, and who walk as yet by faith, that having served thee with constancy on earth, we may be joined hereafter with thy blessed saints in glory everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Who We Are

St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church serves Kerrville, Texas and the surrounding communities of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. 

We are a member of The Anglican Diocese of the Living Word, led by The Rt. Rev. Julian Dobbs, and Assisting Bishop The Rt. Rev. William Love. 

The ADLW is a part of ACNA (The Anglican Church in North America.)

It is our desire to assist seekers to come to know and develop a deeper relationship with God.


Offering a traditional service, we appeal to our parishioner’s sense of long-standing values as described in Holy Scripture.  As a stable rock, this church remains firmly rooted in the values that have served the Anglican faith so well. We emphasize an Anglo-Catholic style of liturgy, purposeful messages and the great hymns of the Church, along with Holy Scripture and powerful prayer.


As a Christian community, we enjoy worshiping together and enjoy a potluck lunch after our service on the fourth Sunday of every month.


We are especially pleased when people traveling through Kerrville join us and we welcome you. Please join us as we praise God and share in the Body and Blood of our Lord each Sunday. 


In September 1994 a group of like-minded brothers and sisters came together to create a local Anglican Church. At the gathering of those men and women St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church was born.


For many years the parish met in a building belonging to another church.  There, utilizing the 1928 Book of Common Prayer , the parishioners worshipped God and grew  as a church family.  For nearly fourteen years they waited for God to provide a permanent home. In February of 2008 their prayers were answered.


The group was able to purchase a building and work began to transform a one-time day care center into a church home. They held their first  services there on Palm Sunday of that same year.


St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church remains a  traditional Anglican parish. Under the spiritual leadership of Father John Onstott, the church family continues to worship God and grow in Christian love.


Sunday Morning Worship Service 10:00AM

Monday and Tuesday Midday Prayer Service 12:00PM

Wednesday Morning Prayer Service 10:00AM

Thursday Evening Compline 8:00PM


The Place of Worship

As you enter, you will notice an atmosphere of worship and reverence. Anglican churches are built in many architectural styles; but whether the church be small or large, elaborate or plain, your eye is carried to the altar, or holy table, and to the cross. So our thoughts are taken at once to Christ and to God whose house the church is.  On or near the altar there are candles to remind us that Christ is the “Light of the world” (John 8:12). Often there are flowers, to beautify God’s house and to recall the resurrection of Jesus.  On one side at the front of the church, there may be a lectern-pulpit, or stand, for the proclamation of the Word; here the Scriptures are read and the sermon is preached. In many churches, however, the lectern is separate from the pulpit and stands on the opposite side of the church.


Our 2022 Vestry

Sr. Warden

Mr. Eric Hammersen

Jr. Warden

Mrs. Janet Adamski

Vestry Member and Clerk of the Vestry

Ms. Patti Morin

Vestry Member

Mr. Ed Morgan

Vestry Member

Mr. Brian Strickland

Who's Who?

Meet our dedicated clergy and staff

  • The Rev. John B. Onstott, Rector

    The Rev. John Onstott is rector of St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church in Kerrville, TX, from 2009-2013 and 2017-present. Ordained in 2006 in the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande, he served as Curate and Assoc. Rector at the Church of the Holy Faith, Santa Fe, NM. additionally serving churches in El Paso and Houston. He was a member of the diocesan committee on Church Safety, focusing on mass incidents and making recommendations to the Bishop and Standing Committee for the protection of churches/parishioners. He currently serves on the committee rewriting the diocesan Child Safety and Protection policy. In 2021-22, Fr. John was the bishop’s appointee to the Ecclesiastical Court. During the 2022-23 Diocesan Synod Fr. John was elected to a three-year term on the Ecclesiastical Court. He serves as chaplain for a Kerrville funeral home as well as the Veterans Suicide Prevention Task Force.

    Fr. John has been a funeral director, manager, and president of funeral homes for 48 years. He is the founding partner of a funeral home in Houston.  Fr. John has served on boards of directors, including the Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, Texas Immunization Partnership, Baylor College of Medicine, Methodist Hospital of Texas Development Board and Huffington Center on Aging.  

  • The Rev. Deacon Herman Roark

    Dn. Roark professed his faith in Jesus Christ at the age of 19 in 1960. He was confirmed as a member of the Episcopal Faith in 1961 by the Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, bishop Earl Dicus. As a member of St. Boniface Episcopal Church, he served his Lord and the Episcopal Church, located in Comfort, Texas, for 40+ years in the capacities of Bishop's Warden, Junior Warden, Treasurer, Psalmist, Lay Reader, and Eucharistic Minister. Dn. Roark and his wife Betty became members of St. Michael and All Angels in 2007. He was ordained as a Deacon in the Anglican Diocese of the West by Bishop Winfield Mott on October 13, 2010. He has served as Deacon under Bishop Mott, Bishop William Ilgenfritz, Bishop of the Missionary Diocese of All Saints, and currently under Bishop Julian Dobbs, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Living Word. Dn. Roark serves Jesus Christ and His Church under the direction of the Rev. John Onstott, Rector of St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church.

  • Mr. Mark Adamski


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  • Mrs. Linda Russell

    Organist and director of

    St. Michael Chorale

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  • Ms. donn shull

    assistant to

    the rector/

    parish administrator

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A Blessed Holy Week at

St. Michael and All Angels

The Rt. Rev. Julian Dobbs teaching on the Book Genesis

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