Welcoming New Pastors

The Commission on Ministry has welcomed the following pastors to our Presbytery in recent months. We are delighted to have them join us in ministry. Their faith statements and biographical sketches can be found by clicking on their names.

Please warmly welcome these pastors as colleagues in our Presbytery.

July, 2017
Gary Scott Smith
Gary Scott Smith – Photo
Barrett Payne
Barrett Payne Photo
Rev. Barrett Payne Photo
June, 2017
Daniel Lewis
Dan Lewis - Photo
Dan Lewis – Photo

(COM is now asking pastors and candidates to choose two of our ordination question and write briefly about them)

May, 2017
 Martha C. Highsmith
Photo Pastor Martha Highsmith
Rev. Martha Highsmith
March, 2017
Robert Thomas Newman
  • Candidate Under Care of Saint Andrew Presbytery
  • To Highland Church
  • Associate Pastor
  • Faith Statement
  • Biographical Sketch
  • Answers to Ordination Questions
    (COM is now asking pastors and candidates to choose two of our ordination question and write briefly about them)
  • Examined by Presbytery for ordination on March 25, 2017
  • Ordained and Installed on April 30, 2017
January, 2017
Patrick James (PJ) Southam
December, 2016
Margaret (Meg) Dudley
  • From Saint Andrew Presbytery
  • To Bluff
  • As Pastor
  • Faith Statement
  • Received by Central COM/November 11, 2016
  • Began on December 4, 2016 (see photo below at Howard Dudley)
August, 2016
Jonathan West
Jonathan West - Associate Pastor at First Fayetteville
Jonathan West – Associate Pastor at First Fayetteville
June-July, 2016
Shane Owens
Howard Dudley
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Rev.s Meg & Howard Dudley
April, 2016
Edward Bellis
Eddie Bellis, Interim Pastor at Red Springs
Eddie Bellis, Interim Pastor at Red Springs
Jonathan Bowling jonathan-bowling-photo