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Fr. Jim Waters, FBS, PhD is an Ecumenical Franciscan Priest in the Old Catholic Tradition. He's a vowed member of The Franciscans of the Blessed Sacrament. He's Chancellor of Sanctus Theological Institute and Vicar General of The Christic Ministry, a non-denominational, emerging ministry formed to meet the needs of students and others intereted in Ordination into such a church that is non-catholic yet holds to the Nicean Creed.. or Apostles Creed with a mission of carrying the "Ancient-Future Faith into the 21st Century. We are an Old Catholic Religious Institution holding Valid Holy Orders as described in a variety of Roman Catholic Sources. We hold Apostolic Succession through our Bishops and ordination to both the Episcopacy and Priesthood. We seek to serve in an Ecumenical setting the entire Church given to the Apostles by Christ the Lord. Fr. Jim holds a Ph.D. in Pastoral Counseling along with both an M.Div. in Pastoral Studies, the D. Min. and the BS in Cinema. Fr. Jim served both as a part-time Presbyterian Minister and now as an Ordained Franciscan Priest. Our order does not require a vow to celibacy nor to the Pope. Fr. Jim served first as a Freelance Photojournalist in the area of Counter Terrorism and has covered a number of combat zones and traveled throughout Europe, Middle East and the USA etc. As an Emmy Winning Videojournlist for 20 years in TV news he went on to work freelance while serving on an inactive reserve basis as an officer in the Defense Intelligence Agency. Jim Holds a number of honors and has traveled to many parts of the world. Most of all He is a "Follower of Jesus The Christ". visit us at: http://www.sanctusinstitute.org
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