Maj. Jonathan Landon installed as Archdeacon of Armed Forces

Tue, 04/07/2009 - 1:30pm
By: The Citizen

Maj. Jonathan Landon, Chaplain, U. S. Army, was installed as the Archdeacon of the Archdiocese of the Armed Forces last week by Archbishop Douglas Woodall at the Archdiocese’s Annual Convocation.

As archdeacon, he becomes the second most influential person in the archdiocese and assists the archbishop in overseeing the denomination’s training, care, and nurture of the chaplains and their families who are serving the U. S. military.

Landon and his family reside in Senoia and, when he is not involved with military matters, is a priest-in-residence at Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church, Sharpsburg.

A former candidate for ordination with the United Methodist Church, Landon and his wife transferred their membership to the Charismatic Episcopal Church in 1997.

He was ordained a deacon in June of 1998, and served as vicar of St. Timothy’s CEC in Eugene, Ore. from June 1998 until June 1999. He completed his master of divinity degree in December 1998, and was ordained a priest in January 1999. He entered active duty as an Army Chaplain in July 1999.

Landon has served at Fort Bragg, N.C.; Camp Garryowen, Korea; Fort Jackson, S.C.; Fort Lewis, Wash.; and Mosul, Iraq, and currently serves as Support Plans Chaplain, U.S. Army Central, at Ft. McPherson.

Archbishop Woodall said, “Fr. Jonathan’s experiences from over 24 years of military service, and over 10 years as a priest make him well-equipped to shoulder these responsibilities. The prayers and support of his wife, Rebeka and their three children are also essential to his success.”

The new archdeacon is an active-duty Army chaplain, and a decorated combat veteran. His biography is on the website of the Mid-South Diocese at

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