|Name John Bauerschmidt|
|Church Episcopal Church (United States)|
Ordination 1984 (deacon) 1985 (priest)
Consecration 27 January 2007 by Clifton, Bishop of East Carolina
Diocese Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee
John Crawford Bauerschmidt (born 1959) is the eleventh and current bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee. After studies at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, he was ordained to the diaconate on June 9, 1984, and to the priesthood on June 1, 1985.
In 1987 Bauerschmidt matriculated at Oxford University, England, from which he received the D.Phil. degree in 1996. From 1987 until 1991 he and his family were resident in England; his doctoral work was supervised by the Rev. Canon Oliver O’Donovan, the Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology. His doctoral thesis was entitled, Sexual Difference and the Relationship of the Sexes in the Theology of St. Augustine.
He was consecrated as bishop of Tennessee on January 27, 2007.
He is currently a member of Communion Partners, an Episcopalian group which opposed the 77th General Episcopal Convention's decision to authorize the blessing of same-sex marriages in 2012. The measure to allow the blessing of same-sex unions won by a 111-41 vote with 3 abstentions.
He serves on the board of trustees of The Anglican Digest.