Nyang Wek, a Sudanese Cumberland Presbyterian who has attended both Faith Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Germantown in West Tennessee Presbytery, is a power forward on the South Sudanese National Basketball Team which, in February 2021, qualified for the FIBA AfroBasket 2021 Tournament. FIBA is the International Basketball Federation, headquartered in […]
About Matthew Gore
Matthew H. Gore is a British journalist, historian, popular culturist, archivist, and educator residing in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the immediate past-president of the Society of Tennessee Archivists and is best known for his book The History of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Kentucky to 1988 (2000). He has also published on a variety of topics as diverse as The Origin of Marvelman (a British superhero of the 1950s and 1960s), the relative scarcity of East German philatelics, and the biography of British pulp artist, Denis McLoughlin. He is employed by the Ministry Council of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the Cumberland Presbyterian Center in Memphis, Tennessee, as editor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Magazine and as publications manager. He has been associated with both Western Kentucky University, which honored him with their James H. Poteet Award, and the University of Kentucky. He also serves as editor for all Boardman Books (Memphis, Tennessee) publications.
David Wayne Wiman, Jr., 76, of Harrisburg, Illinois, died February 24, 2021. He was born into a prominent Cumberland Presbyterian family June 22, 1944, in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of the Reverend Dr. Wayne Wiman, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, and Helen (Bright) Wiman. David attended Bethel College (now Bethel University) from 1962 to […]
Jefferson Davis Morelock, III, 74, was a member and elder of Cleveland First Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Tennessee-Georgia Presbytery) in Cleveland, Tennessee. Jeff died February 13, 2021.
Margie Green Teacher of the Year Margie Green, an active member of the Petersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Columbia Presbytery), was selected as the 2020-2021 elementary teacher of year by the Lincoln County Tennessee School Systems February 18, 2021. Margie teaches Fourth Grade English Language Arts at Unity School. While beginning her teaching career in Warren […]
Russell David Stewart, 55, died February 14, 2021, in Slater, Ballard County, Kentucky. For more than 30 years, he served as an Elder at Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Covenant Presbytery) in Gage, Kentucky. For decades, he was the church pianist, always ready and willing to accompany the Junior Choir, a Christmas program, or whatever else […]
Denton, Texas, 2/16/2021: The Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home reports power outages and burst pipes as a result of a winter storm. “Our residents are safe and surviving rolling blackouts well,” a spokesperson stated on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, “our administrative offices have not fared as well. Frozen, broken water pipe has lead to flooding. Repairs […]
McKenzie, Tenn., 2/16/2021: Bethel University announced today that all Homecoming activities including the football game against the University of Pikeville which had been scheduled for Friday, February 19, 2021, have been postponed due to winter storms. Bethel Senior Associate Athletic Director Brad Chappell released the following statement, “We are sorry to announce we are compelled […]
Henry Thomas Woodside, 97, best known as Tom, was the oldest living member of Mt. Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Columbia Presbytery), where he served as an elder. Tom died January 28, 2021. He was a lifelong resident of Williamson County, Tennessee, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He loved the land […]
Jeff Orison Belue, 59, of Rogersville, Alabama, died February 7, 2021. He was an elder at Rogersville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Hope Presbytery). Jeff devoted a great amount of time to coaching youth league sports, touching many lives.
Don Masters, an elder at Brush Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Nashville Presbytery), has reportedly died from a heart attack (2/15/2021). This article is incomplete. More information will be added as it becomes available.