ARP News Update


Second Presbytery
March 12, 2013

  • Received Mackay Smith as a licentiate from Catawba Presbytery, heard his sermon for ordination, examined and approved him for ordination. Approved his call to be the associate pastor at White Oak ARP Church (GA).
  • Received Brett Blackman from First Presbytery as a student of theology and heard his senior sermon. He is a member at The Bridge, Greenville, SC.
  • Received under care Fred Hope as a student of theology. He is a member of the Thomson (GA) Presbyterian Church.
  • Approved the building plans for Clemson Korean Mission.
  • Delayed action on receiving New Days Korean as a congregation and appointed a committee to identify resources for clear communication and training for this and other Korean congregations.
  • Received with sadness the report from Covenant Way that this ministry will be closing by May 15.
  • Recognized the retirement of Gary Pierstorff as pastor of the Cannon’s Creek/Prosperity ARP Church. His retirement will be effective June 30.
  • Approved Carl Geisik as stated supply for the Ebenezer and Wrens (GA) congregations.
  • Approved a Memorial to be sent to Synod about beginning the process with the Committee on Campus Ministry to start a RUF ministry at Newberry College.
  • Noted the transfer of membership of Lee P. Kennerly to Trinity Presbytery (PCUSA) and student of theology Asaph Din to Mid-Atlantic Presbytery of the EPC.
  • Steve Kern, ruling elder at the Devenger Road ARP Church, served as moderator.