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ARP Magazine's New Assistant Editor
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ARP Magazine’s New Assistant Editor

The ARP Magazine’s New Assistant Editor Missy Middleton grew up in Middle Tennessee and graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is married to Stephen Middleton, also a TN native and graduate of UTK. They have four children: Ely (16), Greg (14), Mark & David (9), and a cat named Jazz. Missy is a […]

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Virginia Presbytery Spring 2014 Highlights

Outgoing moderator, Rev. Bob Gordon, gave an address on the famine of the Word from Amos 8:1-12 before introducing incoming moderator, Rev. David Vance. Rev. Ben Dowling was appointed vice- moderator. Dr. Jim Meek gave an update on Erskine Seminary, including challenges and opportunities for the present and the future. The vote on the proposed […]

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Second Presbytery Spring 2014 Highlights

Recognized retiring Moderator Steve Kern for his excellent leadership. Heard a challenging presentation from Mr. Kern on leadership. Welcomed newly elected Moderator Tanner Cline. Elected Mr. Charles Wilson as Vice-Moderator. Heard a presentation by Vice-President and Dean of Erskine Theological Seminary, Dr. Jim Meek. Had an evangelism training session given by former PEF Evangelist Mickey […]

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Mississippi Valley Spring 2014 Highlights

March 3-4, 2014 Ellisville Presbyterian Church, in Ellisville, Mississippi Opened the meeting of presbytery with a worship service led by Rev. Benjamin Glaser, pastor of the Ellisville Presbyterian Church. Heard an address from the retiring Mod- erator of MVP, Rev. Mike Yarman. Welcomed Mr. Carl Patterson, an elder from the Gum Tree Presbyterian Church (Tupelo, […]

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Catawba Spring 2014 Highlights

Crossings Community Church in Columbia. Voted on the Form of Government received as an overture from Synod as follows: For 9 Against 73 Abstain 2 Received H. Neely Gaston and Robert W. Ackerman by transfer from 2nd Presbytery effective today. Granted honorable retirement to Gregory Slater effective May 1, 2014. Granted honorable retirement to John […]

Old Brick Church
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Old Brick Church

 On a beautiful day in October, Catawba Presbytery opened the doors of The Old Brick Church for a Sunday afternoon service. About 175 folks joined the service including the choir from Centennial ARP Church. Dr. Barry Dagenhart opened the service. Dr. Mark Ross brought the history of the ARP denomination including the history of the […]

Letter from the Editor
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Letter from the Editor

A New Year, A New Look. Change is not always easy. It doesn’t matter what type of change, it takes time to get use to things. This year, 2014, we have a lot of changes in the magazine. First off, Delores has retired and I am now the editor. Growing up as an ARP, graduating […]

Gary Jones Installed
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Gary Jones Installed

A service of installation was held Aug. 25, 2013 at Hernando (MS) Presbyterian Church for Rev. Gary Jones. Those assisting in the ceremony were: Standing, from left, John Tucker, pastor at Graceview Presbyterian (MS); Joey Donahue, pastor at Providence Reformed Presbyterian (MS); Charles Todd, pastor at Salem Presbyterian (MS); and David Strock, ruling elder at […]

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 […]

Executive Board Meeting and Bonclarken Board Meeting Highlights
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Executive Board Meeting and Bonclarken Board Meeting Highlights

Executive Board Meeting Highlights Synod’s Executive Board met at Greenville ARP Church on October 24, 2013. Highlights of the meeting included: A report from Synod Archivist, Edith Brawley, who announced that the Synod Archives at Erskine are now open and receiving materials.  Churches and presbyteries wishing to send materials to the archival holdings should contact […]

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