Thanks to a generous donation from the Rev. Norlan Scrudder and with the cooperation of the Historical Foundation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America we hope to soon make an extensive run of the Cumberland Presbyterian Magazine available in digital format. Digital subscribers to the magazine will automatically have […]
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.
Died November 6, 2015, she was 95. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15 The Great Commission was truly the Life Mission of Maree Elizabeth Macon Blackwell, a member of New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Grace Presbytery). She was born July 5, […]
The Rev. Charles Arthur Hendershot, 94, a member of Red River Presbytery, died November 12, 2019. He survived his wife, Dorothy, by less than two months. Charles Arthur was born to Charles Philo and Janie Lucille Yetsey Hendershot on July 21, 1925, and educated in the public schools of Macomb, Oklahoma. As a high school […]
The Rev. James Howard Kelso, 101, a member of Tennessee-Georgia Presbytery, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019. He was born May 14, 1918, in Lynn Grove, Kentucky (near Murray), to Urie and Rachel Kelso. He married Selena Azzilee Charlton, October 14, 1939. Enrolling in around 1942, James studied at Bethel College in McKenzie, Tennessee, graduating in […]
Austin Eugene “Doc” Manire Mr. Austin Eugene “Doc” Manire, age 95, of Unionville, Tennessee, died on Thursday, November 7, 2019. He was born in Rutherford County and was a son of the late John Henry Manire and Willie Mai Wright Manire. Mr. Manire was a lifelong farmer and attended Kingdom Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Unionville […]
Albany Cumberland Presbyterian Church was recently named one of Oregon’s eight most endangered places. This Cumberland Presbyterian Church was built in 1892 in east Albany, Oregon, and today retains its original stained-glass windows, doors and ornate trim. But after 127 years and some recent deferred maintenance, the church is under threat of demolition. Restore Oregon […]
Sue Stephens Howell, 93, died November 3, 2019. Sue was born March 11, 1926. She was a member and elder of the Brush Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Nashville Presbytery).
From the Historical Foundation: 130 years ago, November 5, 1889, Louisa Woosley was ordained in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In her memory we traveled to Lexington, Kentucky to clean her headstone. We used D/2 Biological Solution which is recommended by professional conservators. This solution will continue to clean the stone over time. You can read […]
A group of dedicated volunteers at Helena Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Grace Presbytery) needs donations to help provide homeless veterans with much-needed meals. Helping Hungry Heroes grew out of a ladies’ Bible study group in Calera in 2015. One of the group’s former members, who worked at the Veterans Affairs office in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, realized […]