Senior Pastor

Bishop Sapp has served as the pastor of Calvary since 1996. He graduated from High Point College with a major in religion. He then attended Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he received his Master of Divinity degree in 1987. Bishop Sapp was ordained on June 14, 1987 at Clemmons Moravian Church, his home congregation. In 1987 he was called to be organizing pastor of Good Shepherd Moravian Church in Kernersville, NC.

Bishop Sapp has been chosen to serve the Southern province in numerous capacities, including election to two terms on the Provincial Elders Conference, 1995-2002 and 2006-2010. At the Synod of 2002 he was elected a bishop of the World-wide Moravian Unity and was consecrated at Calvary Moravian Church on July 7, 2002. Bishops in the Moravian Church are elected for life. Their role is spiritual rather than administrative. Bishops ordain and consecrate ministers to the orders of ministry, practice a ministry of intercession for the whole church and are often called upon to provide guidance in matters of doctrine, faith and practice.

Bishop Sapp is married to the former Lilyann Frances Baker originally from Grand Rapids, MI. His wife, Lilyann is a registered nurse. They have twin sons, Jonathan and Charles.

“Ministry is my life. I guess since the time I was seven years old and visited with my grandfather who was also a pastor, I have felt the call of God on my life. I can think of no greater joy that serving God through his Church. When I am not at church, I enjoy time with my family, traveling and camping. An avid reader and history buff, I enjoy reading American History, particularly topics surrounding the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln.Genealogy is another interest along with keeping myself familiar with new topics in the history and theology of the church. My wife Lilyann and I have been married for 25 years. We have twin sons, Jonathan and Charles, 21, who are students at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.”

Contact Rt. Rev. Sapp

Rt. Rev. Lane Sapp
Calvary Moravian Church
600 Holly Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: 336-722-3703
Fax: 336-724-1956