The Episcopal Church is part of a family of churches reaching back historically through the Church of England. When the American Revolution occurred it became necessary for the English church that had come to the states with the colonist to establish itself as a provincial church  still dependent on the Apostolic Succession of the Church of England. Upon doing this, the Episcopal Church was born.

But the church is not the building or the polity by which it operates, but the faithful people gathered in worship, prayer, and fellowship. Therefore the story of the Episcopal church is primarily a story of faithful people taking great personal, social, and financial risk for the sake of the Gospel. These are people like Emily Morgan, Verna Dozier, Harriet Bedell, Charles Brent, and Jonathan Daniels, people who made a difference in a variety of ways.

A fuller history of the Episcopal Church can be found here.