Clergy & Staff
The Rev. A. Austin McGehee

has been the Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  His tenure began in August of 2017. Austin is committed to forming disciples in every course in life; helping them “continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, the breaking of the bread, and in the prayers.” He is passionate about what it means to live a Sacramental life; finding the sacred in the moment. Prior to serving as the rector of St. Paul’s, Austin served for two years as the Associate Rector of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Atlanta, where he was responsible for caring for the children and youth. Reared in Georgia, he earned his Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of Mississippi. After graduation, Austin served in AmeriCorps for two years at a psychiatric treatment center for at-risk youth. It was during this time his call became realized and he began the discernment process. He earned his M. Div. from The General Theological Seminary in New York before returning south of the Mason-Dixon line. Austin is married to Tiffany, who works as the Outreach Director for the MSU Riley Center, and they enjoy playing in the backyard with their two sons, Alban and Wesley, and their dog Fowler.

Joane Mackey
Parish Administrator

David Benson
Organist & Choirmaster

John Grace
Sexton (Part-Time)

1116 23rd Avenue

Meridian, MS 39301



Monday thru Thursday • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Friday • 8 a.m. to noon

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St. Paul’s is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi, the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.

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Mission Statement
St. Paul’s mission is to support and encourage one another in living out our baptismal vows and to share God’s unconditional love with the broader community.

Statement of Inclusion
“This is the Lord’s house, home of all his people, school for the faithful, refuge for the sinner, rest for the pilgrim, haven for the weary; all find a welcome.” (Hymn 51; Verse 4)

Core Values
• Worship
• Serve Christ and neighbors
• Celebrate the blessings of life
• Grow in the knowledge and love of Christ