Category: News In Brief

Derek Thomas Installed
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Derek Thomas Installed

A service of installation for Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas was held Sept. 8, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC. The special service was conducted by Catawba Presbytery. Guest minister, Rev. G. Mark Johnston, preached on “The Template of a Faithful Ministry.” Rev. Neal Mathias gave the welcome and the prayer of installation. Rev. Craig […]

Letters to the Editor
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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I was awarded the Eagle Scout badge Nov. 1, 1962. In those days, we did not have a lot of equipment but enjoyed the many benefits that Scouting had to offer. It continues to be a guiding influence for me to this day. I am saddened deeply that the Boy Scouts have been […]

Moorlach Accepts Call to Richland ARP
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Moorlach Accepts Call to Richland ARP

Editor’s note: By reading the ARP Magazine classified ads, Rev. Kent Moorlach found that Richland ARP Church in Tennessee, was searching for a pastor. Since his Communion Prebyterian Church in Irvine California, was closing its doors, he felt led by God to answer the call. To the saints at Richland Presbyterian Church (ARP), We would […]

Mackay Smith Installation
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Mackay Smith Installation

The Commission from Second Presbytery ordained and installed Mackay Smith as the new associate pastor of the White Oak ARP Church of Senoia, GA, on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013. “The evening worship service, with over 160 people attending, was said by some to be solemn, respectful, meaningful and beautiful,” said White Oak Senior Pastor […]

McManus Installed at Bethel
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McManus Installed at Bethel

Rev. James McManus was installed Dec. 2, 2012, at Bethel ARP Church in Winnsboro, SC, as the 13th ordained pastor to serve Bethel’s congregations in the church’s 170-year existence. The service was conducted by a Catawba Presbytery-appointed committee, led by Committee Chairman Dr. Clyde McCants. Rev. McManus began his ministry in 2006, serving as associate […]

Going Changes Everything! A Mission Report
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Going Changes Everything! A Mission Report

My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work (John 4:34) As Dr. Sinclair Ferguson has expressed from the pulpit at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, SC, Christians have an obligation before the Lord to either “give or go.” Bruce Williams, Paige Tyler, and I are thankful […]

All In Our Family
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All In Our Family

Here is a brief synopsis of what’s going on in our churches.

Judi Hodges Receives Julia Rhodes Award
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Judi Hodges Receives Julia Rhodes Award

Former ARP Missionary and Director of Christian Education Judi Hodges was surprised when she heard her name called at Erskine Seminary’s Bowie Chapel service on April 11. Hodges, who was translating English-to-German for her German guests, suddenly stopped mid-sentence when she realized Rev. Doug White was talking about her. “I heard my name, then realized […]

Northeast Presbytery Welcomes Somang Church & Pastor
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Northeast Presbytery Welcomes Somang Church & Pastor

A service of reception and installation of pastor and rul- ing elders was conducted by the Transition Commission of Northeast Presbytery on March 25, 2012, for the Somang (Hope) Presbyterian Church, Syosset, Long Island, NY. The Somang (Hope) Presbyterian Church, with 30 adult members, was received under care of Northeast Presbytery at its March 2, […]

Fowler Installed
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Fowler Installed

Rev, Stuart F. Fowler was ordained and installed as pastor of Camden, Bethel and Prosperity, AL churches on May 12, 2012. Front row from left, Rev. Henry Lewis Smith, Dr. Charles Edgar, Rev. Stuart Fowler, Rev. P.J. McClung. Back row from left, Rev. Lincoln Speece, Rev. John Boles, John Lamkin, Rev. Dana Crowell, Rev. Richard […]

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