McGee installed as OSL chaplain


The Rev. Deacon James Anthony McGee of Newnan was recently installed as the chaplain for the Jehovah Rapha Chapter of the International Order of St. Luke the Physician. McGee was installed at an OSL Healing Conference by the Rev. William De Arteaga of Canton, Ga., who represented the larger OSL organization.

The International Order of St. Luke the Physician ( is an ecumenical organization dedicated to the Christian healing ministry. Members meet together in local chapters to study Scripture, especially the biblical stories of the healing miracles, as well as other books on Christian healing. Members also engage in healing prayer, often with the laying-on of hands. Most ongoing training occurs at the chapter level and begins with a bible study of Jesus’ Healing Ministry as outlined in the 26 Gospel Study lessons. Members also receive training and encouragement from the various missions, workshops and conferences scheduled regularly.

McGee and his family were founding members of Christ the King Church in Sharpsburg which began in 1996. In 2000, he applied for and was admitted to the Holy Orders process. He was ordained as a deacon In November, 2002, by the Most Rev. John Holloway, who was then the bishop of the Mid-South Diocese. McGee continues to serve at Christ the King CEC where he is a member of the Rector’s Council and has numerous responsibilities.