The Reverend Brian Clinton Gary (Cumberland Presbytery), 76, died February 27, 2021, in Radcliff, Kentucky. Brian was born in Hampton, Virginia, December 20, 1944, to Ryland Clinton Gary and wife Viola Kathleen Earheart. Brian was educated in the public schools of Hampton and graduated from Kecoughtan High School in 1963 before attending Northwestern State University […]
News briefs from around the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America.
Due to ongoing concerns related to the Coronavirus pandemic, out of concern for the well-being of our students and faculty, we reluctantly announce that PAS Summer Extension School 2021 will be held virtually again this year. The dates for the bulk of classes will remain within the scheduled time (July 10-24, 2021) and there will also […]
Gary C. Garland, 73, of Tusculum, Tennessee, died February 22, 2021. Gary was an elder at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Presbytery of East Tennessee). A graduate of Johnson County High School, Gary served three tours of duty in Vietnam before joining the Tennessee Highway Patrol and being stationed in Greene County. He retired in 2002.
Ministry Council Summary of Actions The Ministry Council Corporation Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors was held Saturday, February 20, 2021, via Zoom. In attendance were Victory Moore, Carla Bellis, Rev. Kenny Butcher, Rev. Dr. Michael Clark, Rev. Juan David Correa, Amy Cresswell, Debbie Hayes, Rev. Phillip Layne, Rev. Derek Jacks, Lora Rogers–Kerner, Angelica […]
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 […]
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 […]