Mississippi Valley Presbytery 2016 Spring Highlights

The Spring 2016 Meeting of Mississippi Valley Presbytery was held at the Hopewell

Presbyterian Church in New Albany, Mississippi on March 7-8, 2016. Some highlights of

the meeting:

  • Heard sermons from Rev. Randy Kolb (stated supply pastor at Hopewell) and

Rev. Mark Miller (pastor of the New Albany Presbyterian Church)

  • Heard a report from the Dunlap Commission along with news that the Dunlap

Retirement Center property might be sold as early as the end of March

  • Heard a report on stated supply pastors from a special moderator’s committee
  • Heard the retiring Moderator’s address from Rev. Alex Coblentz, pastor of the

French Camp Presbyterian Church

  • Welcomed new Moderator of Presbytery Mr. Charles Browning, an elder at the

Hopewell Presbyterian Church

  • Heard a presentation from Mr. Steve Nichols about the ARP Foundation
  • Granted the Minister and His Work Committee the ability to act as a commission

in situations that involve conflict in the local church

  • Heard an encouraging report from the ONA Committee concerning church

planting efforts in Little Rock, Arkansas and Murray, Kentucky

  • Heard a brief report from Rev. Howard Wheeler on the health and well-being of

Rev. Nale Falls, retired ARP minister, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday

  • Heard a brief announcement about the upcoming 150th anniversary celebration of

the Richland Presbyterian Church in Millington, Tennessee. Richland will also be

hosting the Fall 2016 meeting of MVP.