Bishop Steve Wood

Anglican Bishop Steve Wood, COVID-19 and “Beauty from Ashes”

on May 9, 2020

Bishop Steve Wood was released from the hospital following 10 days on a ventilator amidst treatment for COVID-19. An otherwise healthy man in his 50s who had not before been hospitalized, Wood is far from the image of elderly or medically compromised patients we regularly read about in the news.

The rector of St. Andrew’s Church and bishop for the Anglican Diocese of the Carolinas shares with the Institute on Religion & Democracy’s Jeff Walton about what sustained him during a period of intensive care, ongoing recovery and God bringing “beauty from ashes.”

Read IRD’s coverage of Bishop Wood’s hospitalization here. A profile of Bishop Wood’s recovery from COVID-19 can be read in the Charleston Post & Courier by clicking here.

  1. Comment by Jan truesdale on May 10, 2020 at 6:42 am

    So encouraging And inspiring to hear this. Thank you!!

  2. Comment by Charlotte Schronce on May 10, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    So Good to SEE You Steve!! So Thankful for your continued Recovery! We Love You!

  3. Comment by The Ven. Ronald Gauss on May 11, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Prayer really does work!

  4. Comment by Sandra C Hightower on May 12, 2020 at 8:25 am

    I am thankful this interview was done. Thankful as it brings us to the knowledge that our beloved Bishop is back. Maybe not 100% but he will get there. Our faith was stong, our prayers were many. Our love for Bishop Steve and his entire family is abounding. As he stated, the media coverage made this virus very real to us all. This interviee makes his recovery just as real. We are blessed to have such a strong and faithful leader. Continued prayers and much love in Christ.

  5. Comment by Michael Koly on May 12, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Steve –
    Watched Beauty from Ashes … enjoyed your authenticity and sharing of your experience. Glad you are on the mend to full recovery. I once heard there is “Beauty in the Ashes” as well!
    Fond memories together … Living Waters in CA with John W. and you and the yellow woody station wagon from “rent a wreck”.
    In our prayers,
    Love you,
    Michael & Nancy

  6. Comment by Barbara Boone on May 13, 2020 at 8:39 am

    I am filled with thanksgiving and great joy that our shepherd will be back to lead his St. Andrews flock! I expect that the messages we hear will have many new and powerful insights from a man who came within breaths of losing his life. Steve, we so look forward to having you back!

  7. Comment by Bishop and Mrs Roger Ames on May 13, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Excellent interview and so uplifting with Bishop Steve’s ability to see Beauty coming from the ashes and his expectation to discover more blessings God will unfold as time goes on.

  8. Comment by Amy flanagan on May 14, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Thank you Steve! You are a warrior and more than a conqueror! I have been so thankful for your recovery and so good to hear your remarks! We all love you ‘are thankful to God for your healing.

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