Bishop Donald F. Lerow is a retired US Navy Captain Chaplain. He was born on July 15, 1950 in Jamestown, NY. Upon graduating from the Randolph Central School, Randolph, NY he enlisted in the US Navy in 1969 for four years deploying twice aboard the USS Independence while assigned to VF-33 stationed at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA. Chaplain Lerow received a BA from the SUNY at Plattsburgh, N.Y. in 1977 and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1980.
He has served various assignments in both the Navy and Marine Corps in his 28 years as a chaplain. His special relationship with the Marine Corps as the 2nd Marine Division Chaplain beginning in 2001 was the catalyst that inspired him to retire in the Jacksonville, NC area.
Bishop Lerow has a profound love for the Catholic faith, believing that the Anglican Catholic Church is part of the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. It is his hope that this ministry in Jacksonville, NC will be a success and Christ will be praised and worshiped as He has been since His Ascension.
Upon completing service with 3rd MAW in Iraq and his final tour as the Naval Forces Central Command, 5th Fleet Chaplain, Bahrain. He retired from the active service as Captain, USN in October 2008. He served as the Executive Secretary for the Missionary Society of Saint Paul. He is the Prelate for the Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Endorser. He is Bishop Ordinary for Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic States of the Anglican Catholic Church http://www.dmas-acc.org/ and Rector of St Barbara's Anglican Catholic Church, Jacksonville, NC.