You should feel comfortable and enjoy being with your officiant. I can do that!
Your ceremony planning should be easy, personal and reflect your needs. I can do that!
The bringing it all together: the words, the actions, the ring and the kiss. I can do that!
Solemnity, laughter, joy and memories for a lifetime! I can do that!
Our mission is to Get You To I Do as easily, pain free and with as much joy as possible!
With a stress-free demeanor and joyful sense of humor, Bishop Anthony has officiated at weddings in a variety of settings, including the sandy oceanfront of Sandbridge, the beautiful Renaissance Court at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, the Rodriguez Pavilion at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach, the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk and as far away as the states of Connecticut and New York.
He has worked extensively in the wedding industry since 1995, specializing in meaningful and creative wedding ceremonies and breaking down denominational barriers, uniting in matrimony couples of different denominations and faiths.
He was born at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, VA, and raised in Roanoke, VA, where he was active in several parishes. After attending a local community college, he entered the Benedictine Order afterwards studying at St. Mary’s Seminary in Cortez, CO.
Anthony then received his Master of Divinity degree from Sanctus Theological Institute, which subsequently also awarded him an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity for his work in education and in the Independent Sacramental Movement.
In 1993, after his ordination as a deacon by Most Reverend Thomas Clary, Anthony founded Saint Nicholas Giver-of-Gifts Parish and co-founded the Healing Light Center of Roanoke, Virginia, now known as Lifestream Center.
Ordained a priest in June, 1994, Anthony held many posts in the Church, including Assistant to the Bishop. In June, 1995, after being called by two different jurisdictions, Anthony was consecrated a bishop by Catherine Adams, of New York with co-consecrators Most Reverend Thomas Clary and Most Reverend Carl Purvenas-Smith.
As a public speaker, he is an outspoken opponent of bullying and violence in schools. Reverend Anthony also volunteers at several retirement facilities and is a re-enactor at many Virginia Beach Historic Houses as well.
As of 2005, he has lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he founded Saint Joan of Arc Church.
We are honored to have on our team clergy with years of ministry and wedding experience! Each with their own wedding ministry, Rev. Christina and Rev. Greg offer emergency backup and wedding date coverage for Get Me To I Do.