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The Most Rev. Metropolitan John W. Rinkle D.D. KCCG KROJ-OSJ Malta OCMA

Born: John Wayne Rinkle, September 23, 1965 in Perry, Florida into the family of John R. Rinkle Jr. of Chicago, Illinois and Jody Maloy of Wacissa, Florida.

Graduated from Jefferson County High School, Monticello, Florida.

Graduated from Emmanuel College, in Franklin Springs, Georgia, with a Bachelor of Science in Religion.

Married Shelby Davis, also a student at Emmanuel College.

Ordained a minister in the International Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Worked as an Urban Missionary with (IPHC) in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Pastor, East Point Pentecostal Holiness Church. East Point, Florida.

Pastor, New Life Pentecostal Holiness Church, Thomasville, Georgia.

Missionary Church Planter, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Ordained Deacon, United Episcopal Church of North America, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Ordained Priest, United Episcopal Church of North America, Deming, New Mexico.

Ordained Priest (Sub-conditione), Catholic Charismatic Church of Canada, Albuquerque, New Mexico by Bishop Michael R. Karr, D.D.

Pastor, Church of the Apostles, (CCCC) now renamed as Church of the Holy Spirit (CCCC), Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Elevated to the Order of Bishops for The Celtic Episcopal Church on February 02, 2002 by The Right Rev R. Clay Teppenpaw, Bishop of the Southern Episcopal Church, assisted by The Right Rev. H. C. Filter, Jr. of the Southern Episcopal Church and The Most Reverend Gilbert C. McDowell, of the United Anglican Church.

Opened the doors as Metropolitan of The Celtic Episcopal Church, a Western Orthodox Jurisdiction, on February 02, 2002.

Opened the doors of the Oratory of Saint Columcille of Iona, Celtic Episcopal Church.

Conferred the Doctor of Divinity (Honorary) (D.D.) from Saint Stephen Harding Theological College and Seminary on August 20, 2006 at Convocation by The Most Rev Oscar Joseph Ph.D. DST OCCO, Dean.

Letter Patent from H.R.H. Sovereign Prince Thorbjorn I, Chief of Line and Chief of Arms of the Royal House of Valencia and Sardinia bestowing the Noble title Count of Vall de Almonacid, Valencia, and Knight Religious Officer of Justice, Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem - Knights of Malta. Coat of ArmsLetter Patent Nobility (English).

Became a member of the Imperial and Charitable Order of Constantine the Great and St. Helen and received the rank of Knight Commander on May 5, 2011 (KCCG).