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The Right Reverend James Burrows Brown served the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana as Bishop from 1976-1998. 

Since his retirement, he and his wife, Dr. Mary Jo Brown and their family have made St. Andrew's their spiritual home.

In 1957, he was ordained as a Presbyterian minister and served as a US Army chaplain between 1957 and 1959. A few years later he joined the Episcopal Church. He was ordained an Episcopal deacon on June 22, 1965, and priest later that year. He served as curate of St George's Church in Bossier City, Louisiana. He was later appointed as rector of Grace Church in Monroe, Louisiana and then of St Andrew's Church in New Orleans. In 1971 Brown was appointed as Archdeacon of Louisiana


He was elected Bishop of Louisiana in 1976 and was consecrated on April 24, 1976, by Presiding Bishop John Allin. Around 3000 people attended his consecration which took place in the Assembly Center of Louisiana State University. The drafted Book of Common Prayer was used for the consecration, which book was officially published in 1979. Brown is renowned for his efforts to form a new diocese in western Louisiana, as area which was not being served properly due to the increasing number of members. Hence in 1979 the General Convention of the Episcopal Church approved the division of the Diocese of Louisiana and established the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana.

Bishop Brown regularly says Mass for St. Andrew's teaches many of our formation classes, confirmation classes, and bible studies.


Father Dee Flemming had his first pastoral responsibility in 1966 as a Home Mission Pastor, after serving in the Australian Navy as a Clearance Diver.

He came to Duke University in 1972 to do a clinical residency in Pastoral Counseling and Chaplaincy.  He met Martha, married in 1975; has three children and four grandchildren are scattered across the US.  He directed a Mental Health Agency “Contact” in NC for eleven years and served as a parish priest in the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast for twenty years and supply priest for four years.

Father Dee and Martha moved to NOLA ten years ago for the music scene.  Martha plays accordion, Father Dee, trombone and tuba.  Happy to be part of the St. Andrew’s family.

Father Dee regularly says Mass for St Andrew's and leads "The Holy Jam Band" which is often featured at the Sunday evening Eucharist.


The Rev. Dr. Seamus Doyle is a canonical resident of the Episopal Diocese of Arkansas and serves the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana as the Permanent Supply Priest at both St. John's Episcopal Church in Kenner, LA and St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in LaPlace, LA.

Father Seamus serves St. Andrew's as the Celebant at the 6 PM Sunday Mass.

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