Legacy of Ministry Endowment
This Legacy is established in recognition of the faithful and passionate ministries of Samuel McAdoo, Finis Ewing, Samuel King, and Louisa Woosley. These ministers created a legacy of ministry that countless Cumberland Presbyterian ministers have continued down through the years. By participating in this Legacy minister become co-laborers in building up the kingdom of God both now and in the future. Recognition is given to ministers upon their ordination, ordination anniversaries, retirements and in memory. An ordination recognition includes a beautiful pastoral cross pendant.
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Additional Endowments for Pastoral Development Ministry Team
(Totals updated 12/31/2022)
Awards and Gifts for CP Ministers and Spouses – #810000 – $34,970 – To be used for books to candidates, communion sets for newly ordained ministers, etc. Established in 1998 by James W. and Helen Shelton Knight.
Roosevelt and Ruth Baugh Endowment – #810010 – $8,996 – To be used to support the work of PDMT. Established by St. Mark CPC in 2005. Pays out after endowment reaches $10,000.
LaRoyce Brown Endowment- #810020 – $2,427 – To be used to provide scholarships for ministers to attend the Ministers Conference. Established by Beth Hill Brown in 2007. Pays out after endowment reaches $10,000.
James Wade and Helen Shelton Knight Endowment – #810030 – $32,122 – To be used to support the work of PDMT. Established by James & Helen Knight, Susan Gore and Geoffrey Knight in 1996.
Ministerial Endowment #810040 – $18,971 – To be used for ongoing support for the work of PDMT and for developing new ways to nurture and care for clergy and their families. Established by the Commission on the Ministry of the CPC in 2007.
Legacy of Ministry – #810050 – $30,214 – This endowment was renamed in 2020 by the PDMT. It was originally established by the Commission on the Ministry in 2007 to support the annual Ministers’ Conference with the offering going into the endowment. There no longer being an annual conference specific to ministers, the PDMT voted to change the name and focus of this endowment in order to open it up to a wider and more general purpose of support for clergy, probationers and their families.
Melvin and Naomi Orr Endowment – #810060 – $25,634 – To be used to support the work of PDMT. Established by Jane M. and Danny G. Jennings in 2001.
James Lee Ratliff Endowment – #810070 – $15,757 – To be used to help fund the annual Ministers Conference. Established by Joan and Paula Ratliff in 2007.
Norlan and Ellie Scrudder Endowment – #810080 – $26,025 – To be used to support the work of PDMT. Established by Stephanie Scrudder Brown and Charles Rea Brown in 2007.
James and Geneva Searcy Endowment – #810090 – $39,503 – To be used to support the work of PDMT. Established by the Trustees of First CPC, Dyersburg, TN in 2001.
E.G. and Joy Sims Endowment – #810100 – $27,600 – To be used to support the work of PDMT. Established by Jane M. and Danny G. Jennings in 2001.
Leonard and Mary Jo Turner Endowment – #810110 – $19,386 – To be used for ongoing support, continuing education, counseling, ongoing theological reflection on the practice of ministry, to help nurture healthy, growing, and active ordained clergy and their families. Established by PDMT in 2008.
Lyon Walkup Endowment – #810120 – $24,128 – To be used for ongoing support, continuing education, counseling, ongoing theological reflection on the practice of ministry, to help nurture healthy, growing, and active ordained clergy and their families. Established by Jerusalem & Mt. Tabor CP Churches in 2004.
Arturo and Carmen Ortiz Endowment – #810130 – $28,248 – To be used for scholarships for Colombian clergy and spouses to attend retreats, continuing education, the annual Colombian Ministers Conference or other activities from which they would benefit. Established by Miriam Santizo, Stella Ordonez, Jorge Ortiz, Julio Ernesto Ortiz, Betty Ann Bravo and Milton Linares Ortiz in 2010.
Louisa M. Woosley Endowment for Sustaining Women in Ministry #810140 – $18,191 – To be used for sustaining women in ministry. Established by the PDMT in 2014.
Pastoral Mental Health Services Endowment #810150 – $1,130 – To be used for mental health care services for ministers and their families. Created in 2022 and interested will be available for use once it reaches $10,000.
- Pastoral Development Ministry Team
- Books and Resources
- Clergy Crisis Fund
- PDMT Continuing Education
- Employee Assistance Program
- Leadership Referral Service
- Pastor Appreciation Ideas
- Ordination Date Survey for Clergy
- Annual Evaluation
- Worship Resources
- Team Members