Owen Chambers, 77, of the Shiloh Community in Montgomery County, Tennessee, died October 15, 2021. Owen was born July 27, 1944, to A.J. and Pearl Chambers. He served as an elder at the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Nashville Presbytery) for more than 35 years along with teaching adult Sunday School for more than 30 years. […]
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.
This past season the Bethel University women’s basketball team found themselves in unfamiliar territory. The Lady Cats finished 12-13 overall and 6-10 in the Mid-South Conference. With that mark they were 7th in the MSC regular season standings and finished the campaign falling short in the second round of the conference tournament. Coming into this […]
The Reverend Oscar Lee Nichols, 93, North Central Presbytery, died October 14, 2021. He was born May 17, 1928, in Trilla, Illinois. At seventeen he felt the call to ministry while at church camp. He attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, for two years and was ordained on August 30, 1951 by Foster […]
The Reverend Sam Romines, 71, died October 14, 2021, as the result of an ATV accident on his farm near Bowling Green, Kentucky. Sam, semi-retired from the ministry in 2019, was a member of Cumberland Presbytery and the long-time pastor of Lewisburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Logan County, Kentucky. When he wasn’t preaching, he attended […]
The Reverend Paul Green of El Paso, Texas, a member of Presbytery del Cristo, reportedly died October 13, 2021. This article is incomplete. More information will be added as it becomes available.
Rev. Patrick and Jessica Wilkerson have announced their resignation as missionaries to Colombia effective December 1, 2021. The Wilkersons moved to Medellin in July 2017 to assist the newly formed Emmaus Presbytery. They have been a great source of encouragement for the leaders and instrumental in helping the presbytery organize its financial and legal structure. […]
Tim Lawson reportedly died September 17, 2021, of COVID-19. Tim was husband to Tana Sue Lawson, 2003 President of Cumberland Presbyterian Women’s Ministry Convention. Tana Sue, Tim, and son Justin were all diagnosed with COVID-19 in early September. At this posting, Tana Sue is still in the hospital on a ventilator.
Memphis Theological Seminary reports the Reverend Dr. Clinton Owen Buck, 89, Professor Emeritus, died October 9, 2021, in Memphis, Tennessee. An honorably retired member of West Tennessee Presbytery, Dr. Buck was the long time pastor of Mt. Carmel Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Laconia, Tennessee, and had been an integral part of the life of Colonial […]
The Reverend Sharon G. Bowers of San Marcos, Texas, died September 17, 2021, after a long battle with leukemia. A member of Trinity Presbytery, Sharon was a hospice chaplain in the Austin and New Braunfels, Texas, areas who described herself as a liberal Christian feminist. In 2021, she celebrated the 20th anniversary of her ordination. […]
The Reverend James Kirkland Smith, 86, of Fayetteville, Tennessee, better known as Kirk, died October 6, 2021, of congestive heart failure. He was a member of Columbia Presbytery, where he served on numerous committees, and most recently pastored Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Champ Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He also served on the board of directors […]