Congratulation to the Reverend Dr. Lynn Thomas for his two-part article on the Reverend Edmond Weir which was honored by the Associated Church Press May 12, 2022, with their Award of Excellence for a scholarly article. We are delighted with the award!
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.
Dear Cumberland Presbyterians: Memorial Day has special significance for all of us. Our freedom has been protected by people who have served in the military; many gave the ultimate sacrifice of their own lives. The General Assembly has approved a Memorial Day offering for the Presbyterian Federal Chaplaincies (formerly known as the Presbyterian Council for […]
Lincoln College will close Friday, May 13, 2022, after 157 years. The institution, located in Lincoln, Illinois, failed to raise millions of dollars to help it recover from low student enrollment during the coronavirus pandemic and was also hit by a cyber-attack, from which it has not recovered. No last minute benefactor has emerged to […]
You are invited to a joint banquet hosted by Memphis Theological Seminary, Bethel University, and Cumberland Youth & Family Services at this year’s General Assembly. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at 5:30pm in the La Ventana Ballroom. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, there is no cost for the […]
Richard Albert Armstrong, Sr., of Fayetteville, Tennessee, died May 5, 2022. He was an elder at Concord Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Robert Donnell Presbytery) in New Market, Alabama.
Buddy F. Hannaford, 81, best known as Bud, of Fairfield, Illinois, died May 6, 2022. Bud was a member of the Fairfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church (North Central Presbytery). He served as an elder and Sunday school teacher for the youth. He was the building contractor for the original Cumberland Presbyterian church building in Fairfield in […]
In a called meeting held May 7, 2022, the Presbytery of East Tennessee endorsed the Reverend Michael Wilkinson as a candidate for moderator of the 191st General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Jerry Allen Boyd, 85, of Benton, Kentucky, died Sunday, May 1, 2022. He was a member of Benton Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Covenant Presbytery) where he served as an elder and Sunday school superintendent. He previously served Wingo, Kentucky, Old Cumberland Presbyterian Church (unaffiliated) as an elder, youth group director, and Sunday school teacher.
Keiko Sesoko, mother of the late Reverend Masayoshi Sesoko of Japan Presbytery, died April 28, 2022. “She was a sweet woman of strong faith and warm character,” said the Reverend Makihiko Arase of Japan Presbytery. “Many people, including myself, were given comfort and guidance through her. We praise the name of the Lord for her […]
The Dyersburg Choral Society will present its first spring concert since 2019 on Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m., at Dyersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church (West Tennessee Preesbytery), located at 2280 Parr Ave. in Dyersburg. The Choral Society, which functions under the auspices of Dyersburg State Community College and a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, […]