Biographical Sketch
of the Rt. Rev. Jack Leo Iker
Third Bishop of Fort Worth

The Rt. Rev. Jack Leo Iker was consecrated Bishop Coadjutor of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth on April 24, 1993, and became Diocesan Bishop on January 1, 1995. 

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, he had served as Rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota, Florida, for 15 years prior to his election as Bishop. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and The General Theological Seminary in New York City.

He married his high-school sweetheart, Donna, in 1968. They have three daughters and four grandchildren.

Bishop Iker holds honorary Doctor of Divinity Degrees from Nashotah House Seminary, the University of the South, and the General Theological Seminary. He has served on the Boards of Nashotah House, Forward in Faith/North America, and the American Anglican Council. In 2016 a collection of his sermons and addresses, Consider Your Call, Brethren, was published by the Parish Press.

In his free time, the Bishop enjoys long walks, reading, and beach visits.

Updated: March 2018