Mississippi Valley Presbytery – 2013 Spring Meeting


Mississippi Valley Presbytery met March 4-5 at the Graceview Presbyterian Church in Southaven, MS.

  • Heard sermons from Rev. Mike Yarman and Rev. Gary Jones.
  • Heard a report from a special Moderator’s committee recommending against the suggestion proposed at General Synod to divide the presbytery geographically.
  • Heard an address from retiring moderator of MVP, Larry Littlejohn.
  • Welcomed Rev. Mike Yarman as moderator of MVP.
  • Received the Ellisville Presbyterian Church (Ellisville, MS) as a full-member church of the presbytery.
  • Examined and received Rev. Kent Moorlach as a minister; Rev. Moorlach accepted a call to the Richland ARP Church (Millington, TN).
  • Approved the call of the Rev. Gary Jones to the Hernando Presbyterian Church (Hernando, MS); Rev. Jones had been serving as the stated supply pastor of the Hernando church.
  • Approved the retirement date request of Rev. Bill Everett for December 2013; Rev. Everett has been serving as the pastor of the New Albany Presbyterian Church for more than 30 years.
  • Heard a presentation by Rev. Jodie Gaston on his recent call to serve as a missionary in Wales.
  • Appointed provisional sessions for the Wood Avenue and Hickory Springs (Arkansas) churches and discussed the work of revitalization of these congregations.
  • Heard an exhortation by Marshall Snodgrass, chairman of the ONA (church extension) Committee, urging pastors to make the preaching of Jesus Christ crucified the central part of their ministry and sermons.

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