Black Mountain, North Carolina

Apostolic Celtic Church


Rt. Rev. Ron W. Shelton


Ron is a consecrated member of the Christian clergy who is entrusted with the position of Primus  of the Apostolic Celtic Church, a position of authority and oversight.


Ron has an apostolic succession, a direct historical lineage dating back to the original Twelve Apostles. Within the church, bishops are seen as those who possess the full priesthood and can ordain clergy – including other bishops.


One who has been ordained deacon, priest, and then bishop is understood to hold the fullness of the (ministerial) priesthood, given responsibility by Christ to govern, teach and sanctify the Body of Christ, members of the Faithful. Priests, deacons and lay ministers cooperate and assist their bishop(s) in shepherding a flock.


Ron Shelton is the founder of the Aposotolic Celtic Church in Black  Mountain, North Carolina.




Rev. Ronnie Harbin


The primary role of the chancellor is to gather, arrange, and safeguard the Acts and the archives of the diocesan curia.  The Chancellor is responsible for the orderly arrangement and accessibility of the records and files that keep the diocese running and are its recorded history.  This is especially true in regard to the sacramental registers, which detail the sacramental history of each parish in the diocese.  The chancellor is also the official notary on all of the documents issued by the diocesan bishop.


The office of the chancellor also helps disseminate information to clergy and parishes that may be beneficial to the people of the Apostolic Celtic Church as they make their journey of Faith toward God’s Eternal Kingdom.


Rev. Lyle Wilson


The head of the Aposotolic Celtic Church Seminary Lyle is a cradle Christian, as a youth in the Church of Christ and in the Episcopal Church for much of his adult life. He is most at home in the contemplative and mystical traditions, and was directed to the Independent Sacramental Movement by an Episcopal priest friend.


With a lifelong passion to serve, Lyle’s principal ministry has been his 37 year career in healthcare and education. He will retire in the near future from a movement and functional medicine practice in Dallas, Texas, and relocate with his wife Janis to northwestern Virginia. His active retirement will include serving the educational needs of the ACC, ongoing research and development projects in nutrition and helping Janis with her work to aid victims of human trafficking.


Lyle brings three decades of teaching and developing curricula at the professional and university levels to his work as the Provost of the ACC.


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