ARP News Update

Rev. Jamie Hunt voted Moderator-elect

photo-18Rev. Boyce Wilson nominated Rev. Jamie Hunt for Moderator-elect. “We met 49 years ago when we roomed as freshmen at Erskine College in 1965,” Wilson said. Hunt grew up in the Young Memorial ARP Church and has deep roots in Due West, SC. Wilson says that Hunt has “a heart for the local church, for local outreach and for the nations.” He will retire after 33 years as pastor from Coddle Creek ARP Church, Mooresville, NC, in three weeks. “I will sleep well knowing he is moderator even though Jamie Hunt might not sleep well,” Wilson said laughing.

Rev. Stephen Myers, Pressly Memorial ARP Church, Statesville, NC, gave a second to the nomination. “Hunt is a man well equipped by God. He is a faithful pastor who loves the church. He knows the ARP church and where she needs to go. He will lead us forward,” Myers said.

Rev. Jamie Hunt gladly accepted the position. He says, “I will give it all I have got. I believe the future of the church is as bright as the promise of God.”

“I have chosen a man who can supplement my challenges,” Hunt said about Steve Kern, Devenger Road ARP Church, Greenville, SC, vice-moderator elect.

The meeting of Synod ended by 5pm Wednesday. Read more about the 210th meeting in the July issue of the ARP Magazine.