Saint  Matthias
 Episcopal Church

  Located In Shreveport, Louisiana

3301 St. Matthias Drive
Shreveport, LA  71109

Phone: (318) 635-5354
Fax: (318) 635-5353

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We Bring God’s Love to Life!

As disciples of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we at St. Matthias are called to reach out to the unchurched and those who are in need. St. Matthias has a strong tradition of stewardship and ministry, assisting both local and far reaching communities. We are committed to honoring the traditional Eucharistic service, yet we embrace opportunities to communicate these traditions using contemporary means. We are a loving, warm, and friendly congregation that invites all, welcomes all, and turns no one away. We encourage active participation in the life of the church and we are committed to helping individuals discern and use their God given talents to serve God’s creation.

All Are Welcome


On July 1, 2017, Father R. Christopher Heying officially assumes the vicar position at our church. He will celebrate his first service on July 9th. Father Chris is a native of New Mexico, raised in North Texas, and graduated from the University of North Texas. He worked in educational and social services settings before attending Nashotah House Seminary in Wisconsin, where he received his Masters of Divinity. Since ordination he has served parishes in Texas, Tennessee, and Virginia, first as an assistant and college chaplain, and then as a vicar and rector before going to St. Paul’s in Abbeville, Louisiana as rector.

He has been married to his wife, Cindy, since 1990. They met while working together at an Episcopal boarding school in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Cindy grew up in South Louisiana and has her undergraduate degree in psychology and a Masters in Special Education. She has worked with students with multiple disabilities and assisted with transitional services and life skills.

Together they have three children Mary Grace, 18, who is majoring in engineering at LSU Baton Rouge; John Luke, 15, who will be attending Louisiana School for Math, Science and Arts in Natchitoches; and Patrick, 9, who will be in the 4th grade at Legacy in Bossier.

Fr. Chris and his family visited St. Matthias and during the interview process he met with the Vestry, staff and Rhythm of Grace leaders. His visions, energy and the calling from God to be vicar for our parish led us to the conclusion that he was the one that God had sent to us to help us work toward growth and development of new church missions.

Father Chris, in accepting the call, wrote the following to the parish. “Please know that it is with humility and heartfelt joy that I look forward to being vicar at St. Matthias. I pledge myself to pray for all of you and ask for your prayers for me together with my family, as we all make this transition and new beginning together with the call and blessing of Bishop Owensby.”

Daily Bible Verse

‘Return to me,’ declares the Lord Almighty, ‘and I will return to you,’ says the Lord Almighty.

 Young At Heart

First Thursday of the Month
10:00 – until
Parish Hall
Shared Pot Luck Lunch

Third Thursday of the Month
10:00 – until
Parish Hall
Shared Pot Luck Lunch

Worship Schedule

Sunday 10:15 a.m.
Holy Eucharist Rite II