An Ancient Faith with Fresh Expression

For more than 50 years, St. Andrew's has been serving the communities of Farmers Branch and Carrollton. We teach the Bible, worship God in the Great Tradition, and believe that Jesus offers hope to our broken world. We are a part of the larger Anglican communion—a global church consisting of 85 million members.


The St. Andrew's Shield

Our logo represents the “shield of faith” from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. It stands a reminder of “the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints” (Jude 3). The Saltire, or the diagonal cross in the shape of an “X,” which overlays the shield, is the symbol for St. Andrew. The apostle was put to death by the Roman authorities on an X-shaped cross. The double fishhook has a double meaning: Andrew’s original occupation as fisherman and his call to become a fisher of men. 


Father James Detrich

After working with at-risk youth for four years following his undergraduate degree, James decided to pursue more ministerial education. So he, and his wife LeEtta, moved to Texas in 2004. A decade later, he had completed a master’s and a doctoral degree in theology at Dallas Theological Seminary, while LeEtta was well established in the field of law as a paralegal. They had also ventured into new territory. Traveling “the road to Canterbury,” they had become Episcopalians. Confirmed in 2011 at the Church of the Incarnation, where they were members and performed in various service roles, holy orders soon required them to leave their church home. James was placed at Holy Trinity by the Lake to complete his field site education. Following completion of a certificate in Anglican Studies at the University of Toronto, he began his curacy at Holy Trinity, where he served as Director of Christian Education and Youth Director. He was ordained deacon in November 2017, and six months later, he was ordained priest.

On January 1, 2019, James began his ministry at St. Andrew’s as Priest-in-Charge. His vision is to see the parish build together a strong family of faith as it celebrates God’s grace and loves its community.