Edith Brawley

Click here to read the full obituary for Mrs. Edith Brawley. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, February 9, 2024, in the Due West ARP church with Rev. Calvin Draffin officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


Spring Youth Retreats

Save the date for our spring retreats! We are so excited for our upcoming High School and Middle School Retreats. Registration is open.

High School Super Retreat
(1st, 2nd, Grace & Catawba)
March 1 – 3

Middle School Retreat
(1st, 2nd & Grace)
March 15 – 17

Meredith Cavin

Retired Minister Rev. Meredith Cavin came home from the hospital this week, following a two-week stay. Please pray for Meredith and Susan as they adjust to being home. Continue to pray for his health.

Rev. Dr. Loyd D. Melton retiring after 41 years.

Erskine Theological Seminary announces the retirement of the long-time and dedicated faculty member, the Reverend Doctor Loyd D. Melton. The Seminary honors Dr. Melton in the Lord for his partnership in the gospel, his extraordinary teaching ability, his excellence in leading the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program, and his pastoral commitment to the Church and to our students.

Dr. Melton, the John Montgomery Bell Professor of New Testament, retires after 41 years (1983–2024) as a professor at Erskine Theological Seminary. From 1998 until his retirement, he also served as the Director of the DMin program. Dr. Melton is known for his careful scholarship (especially his work on the biblical theme of the Kingdom of God), love for the Greek New Testament, his servant leadership, and his ability to work with diverse students in ministry. For years, Dr. Melton’s classes drew the largest number of student enrollment.

Upon retirement, Dr. Melton will continue in his ministry at Erskine Theological Seminary in a part-time capacity as Distinguished Professor of New Testament Emeritus, teaching about three courses a year. He will continue to serve the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church as the Supply Pastor of Cedar Springs ARP Church (Bradley, SC), where he has pastored for the last thirty-five years. In retirement, Dr. Melton looks forward to reading the Greek New Testament and restoring his vintage Volkswagen Beetles.


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