Early in his life, Felix Orji endeavored to follow and serve Christ. He set a plan to do that, one that has called him to serve Christianity in Nigeria, Canada, and the US. He completed a BA degree with honors at the University of Ife in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and received a Master’s degree at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He earned a Diploma in Christian Studies from Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, and a Master of Divinity from Vancouver School of Theology. Dr. Orji also earned a Doctorate in Leadership from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Bishop Orji, a member of the Order of St. Benedict, was ordained in 1996 in the Anglican Church of Canada and served as associate rector at St. Johns Shaughnessy in Vancouver, British Columbia, the largest evangelical Anglican parish in Canada. In 2004, he moved to the USA where he served as the President of the Anglican Fellowship of the Southwest. A year later, Dr. Orji became associate rector of St. Francis on the Hill in El Paso, Texas and rector in 2008. Bishop Orji now serves as pastoral head of St. Francis Anglican Church, located at 470 Eagle Drive in west El Paso. In his role as Bishop he will assist with episcopal care of Anglican parishes in the western half of the US, under the auspices of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and the Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA). He is a member of the House of Bishops of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), CANA, and the Anglican Church in North America. The Right Reverend Dr. Orji and his wife Lilian have four children: Cara, John, Jadon, and Justin.