The Very Reverend M.L. Agnew Jr. of Bullard will preside over a 10 a.m. holy Communion service, Sunday, Feb. 16, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1000 S. Jackson St. in Jacksonville.

He will address the topic, “You have heard it, it has been said.”

Agnew, a native of Mississippi, served at several congregations in Mississippi, as well

as in Tyler,

Lufkin, Shreveport,

Sewanee, Tennessee, Kennebunkport, Maine, and Washington, D.C.

He also has held leadership positions at the diocesan and national levels of the Episcopalian church, as a member of councils and committees at each.

He attended the University of the South in Sewanee, leading the 1963 Tiger football team to an undefeated season, and was named First Team Little All-American. He signed as a free agent with the Pittsburg Steelers, then later as quarterback of the Virginia Sailors, an affiliate of the Washington Redskins.

Agnew has been married to his adolescent sweetheart, Patty, since 1965. The couple has two daughters and three granddaughters.

According to a release from Trinity church, Agnew “was challenged to consider ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church by his minister at St. Paul's in Meridian, Mississippi, the Rev. James MeKeown,” former rector of the Jacksonville church.

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