EPC adds 16 churches in 2016-17


Sixteen churches joined the EPC in the reporting period of May 28, 2016, through May 22, 2017, bringing the roster of EPC congregations to 602 as of June 21, 2017. Fourteen of the new EPC churches were previous congregations of the Presbyterian Church (USA); one was independent; and one was newly organized.

John Graham, Moderator of the 20th EPC General Assembly, prayed for the new churches.

“Let us who came before embrace our new brothers as important parts of our body,” he said, “and from whom we will all learn and grow.”

These newest members of the EPC family of churches are:

Presbytery of the Alleghenies:
Mill Creek United Presbyterian Church of Hookstown (Hookstown, Pa.)
Harper Brady, Interim Pastor

Presbytery of the East:
First Presbyterian Church of Williamson (Williamson, N.Y.)
Francis Gasparri, Pastor

Presbytery of Florida:
Providence Church (Brooksville, Fla.)
Greg Gunn, Pastor/Church Planter

Presbytery of the Great Plains:
First Presbyterian Church of Cushing (Cushing, Okla.)
No current pastor

Turner County Evangelical Presbyterian Church (Davis, S.D.)
Jeff Spencer, Pastor

Presbytery of the Gulf South
First Presbyterian Church of Ingram (Ingram, Texas)
Raymond Tear, Pastor

Presbytery of the Mid-Atlantic
Bensalem Presbyterian Church (Eagle Springs, N.C.)
Mark Carver, Pastor

Elon Presbyterian Church (Madison Heights, Va.)
D. Barrett “Barry” Tucker, Pastor

Park Avenue Presbyterian Church (Rockingham, N.C.)
James Lankford, Stated Supply Pastor

Pineland Presbyterian Church (Jacksonville, N.C.)
No current pastor

Wayside Presbyterian Church (Cameron, N.C.)
Robert A. Johnson, Stated Supply

Presbytery of the Midwest
Cedarville United Presbyterian Church (Cedarville, Ohio)
Anne Horton, Pastor

Presbytery of the Pacific
Covenant Community Church (Vacaville, Calif.)
Julia Leeth, Pastor

Presbytery of the Rivers and Lakes
First United Presbyterian Church (Moline, Ill.)
Greg Graybill, Pastor

Romine Prairie Church (Kell, Ill.)
No current pastor

Presbytery of the West
Panhandle Presbyterian Church (Guymon, Okla.)
Carol LaMar, Commissioned Pastor


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