Second Presbytery 2016 Spring Minutes

Tony Locke

Live in Gwinnett, GA next to Lake Lanier Islands. Married with four children. Pastored three churches over 18 years. Spent time serving as an Army Chaplain. Traveled in ministry to over 34 countries. B.A., M.A., M.Div., M.A.T.S., D.Min. BCC with NSC. Covering Georgia and upstate South Carolina

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Ordained Into an Honorable Retirement — Ms. Harriet E. Leslie (Sermon Title: The Righteous Deeds of the Saints — Revelation 19:6-10)

Ordained Into an Honorable Retirement — Ms. Harriet E. Leslie (Sermon Title: The Righteous Deeds of the Saints — Revelation 19:6-10)

by Reverend Anthony R. Locke Sermon Series in Revelation # 37 Revelation 19:6-10 English Standard Version 6    Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the...
Why I Am Participating in Pulpit Freedom Sunday — Wayne Grudem

Why I Am Participating in Pulpit Freedom Sunday — Wayne Grudem

By Wayne Grudem The Speak Up Movement website This Sunday I have agreed to join nearly 1,500 pastors nationwide and participate in Pulpit Freedom Sunday, sponsored by Alliance Defending Freedom. In my sermon, I plan to recommend that people vote for one presidential candidate and one political party that I will...
$1 Million Cash Bequest Impacts ARP Church

$1 Million Cash Bequest Impacts ARP Church

Greenville SC – Aug. 30, 2012 - Steve Nichols, director of Gift Planning for the ARP Foundation, announces a $1 million bequest from the estate of the late R.Y. "Sonny" Bowers, Jr. of Lancaster, SC. Including support of his church, First ARP Lancaster,  the late R.Y. "Sonny" Bowers, Jr. directed...
Spring 2012 Presbytery Highlights: First, Mississippi Valley, Northeast & Virginia

Spring 2012 Presbytery Highlights: First, Mississippi Valley, Northeast & Virginia

First Presbytery The spring meeting was held Feb. 16, 2012 Received Rev. Tom Irby from the Georgia Foothills Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America and approved his call to the Fuller Memorial Church, Durham. Approved Rev. Doug Petersen as the stated supply for the Westminster Church, Albemarle, NC. Received...
Spring 2012 Presbytery Highlights: First, Mississippi Valley, Northeast & Virginia

Spring 2012 Presbytery Highlights: First, Mississippi Valley, Northeast & Virginia

First Presbytery The spring meeting was held Feb. 16, 2012 Received Rev. Tom Irby from the Georgia Foothills Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America and approved his call to the Fuller Memorial Church, Durham. Approved Rev. Doug Petersen as the stated supply for the Westminster Church, Albemarle, NC. Received...
Killing the Clergy Softly: Congregational Conflict, Job Loss and Depression

Killing the Clergy Softly: Congregational Conflict, Job Loss and Depression

By David Briggs They are called “clergy killers” — congregations where a small group of members are so disruptive that no pastor is able to maintain spiritual leadership for long. And yet ministers often endure the stresses of these dysfunctional relationships for months, or even years, before eventually being forced...