Friday Evening Service
Friday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Dr. Mike Ross - "The Work of the Church: Worship"
Saturday, August 18 at 8:30 a.m. in the Fireplace Room
Rev. Bernie Lawrence will emcee a men’s breakfast panel discussion "Worship and the PCA: then and now" with our speaker team,
Our panel is Dr. Mike Ross, Dr. Jim Baird, Rev. Paul Settle and Bruce Fiol.
Combined Adult Sunday Bible School
Sunday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
“PCA History: Father’s Forum” with Dr. Jim Baird and Rev. Paul Settle. Dr. Mike Ross will emcee.
Sunday Morning Service
Sunday, August 19 at 10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Dr. Jim Baird - “The Work of the Church: Preaching and Listening.”
Sunday Afternoon Picnic
Sunday, August 19 at 12:30 p.m. on the grounds
Sunday Evening Reformation Service
Sunday, August 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Rev. Paul Settle - “The Work of the Church: Prayer, Obedience and Congregational Life.”
|Speakers & Conference Participants
Paul, a native of St. Albans, WV, attended WV University, and graduated from Bob Jones University and Columbia Theological Seminary. Ordained to the gospel ministry in 1959, he has served churches in West Virginia, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, and South Carolina. He served also as the first Coordinator of the Committee for Christian Education and Publications of the PCA, and as the Director of Ministries at the Ridge Haven Conference Center.
He was the only full-time executive employed by the Steering Committee for a Continuing Presbyterian Church, whose efforts culminated in the establishment of the Presbyterian Church in America. He has served on many denominational committees, contributed articles to a number of periodicals and authored several books, including The Memory Work Notebook, Changeless Truth in a Changing World -- Meditations on the Westminster Confession of Faith, and To God Be the Glory, a popular history of the PCA, celebrating the denomination's 25th. Anniversary. Paul served as Moderator of the PCA General Assembly in 1980. North Texas Presbytery granted him honorable retirement in February, 2007. He was married to Georgia for 54 years. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2002 and was taken home by the Lord in September, 2010. Georgia was the first Consultant for the Women In the Church of the PCA, wrote two WIC study guides, Seasons of Change, Seasons of Grace, and Women of the Bible, and was a founding member of the Board of Directors of Women To the World, a mission organization that ministers to women the world over.
He has two children and three grandchildren. His hobbies include photography, reading, music and hiking.
Dr. James Baird
He was born in New Jersey in 1928 to parents of Scottish Immigrants. Dr. Baird is married to Jane McMillan, the father of 4 children, and now has 9 grandchildren. His education includes graduating from Maryville College in Maryville, TN and Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta Georgia. Ordained in 1957, Dr. Baird is a founding father of Presbyterian Church in America, an international conference speaker, Dean of Belhaven University, Director of Church Relations for Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson Mississippi, and he is on the Board of Directors of African Bible Colleges.
Dr. Michael F. Ross is the Senior Pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, a member of the faculty for the D.Min program at RTS-Charlotte, Moderator of the Central Carolina Presbytery of the PCA and a member of the Alumni Board at Columbia International University. Before accepting the call to the pulpit at Christ Covenant, Dr. Ross was the Sr. Pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS. Dr. Ross is the author of two books, Preaching for Revitalization and The Light of the Psalms: Developing Your Faith with Every Psalm and the author of the Presbyterian Church in America’s annually published devotional guide for its Fifty Days of Prayer, first published in 2002. He takes an active role in international outreach, leading teaching and preaching missions for local pastors and their potential church leaders. Dr. Ross and his wife Jane live in Mint Hill. They are the parents of four adult children and grandparents of four grand children