Our History

This program, designed by Rev. Larry Williams, began in 2002 under the umbrella of The Center for Congregational Health. Larry co-led the groups until his recent retirement. Sister Joanna Walsh, FcJ., the other co-leader, recently accepted a call by her order to London, England. A change in leadership at The Center for Congregational Health brought a change in relationship with PSGP. Many of the more than seventy pastors, men and women from Baptist, Presbyterian, Moravian, Lutheran, Methodist, Disciples of Christ, and Church of Christ, who have participated in the program felt strongly that it should continue. They established a memorandum of understanding with CBFNC for the management of funds and promotion. Following a discernment prayer retreat by select group of alumni, David Whiteman and Sister Joanna were called to leadership in 2013. In 2014, Sarah Friday Peters joined the program as co-director. Sarah's leadership was significant toward the future of PSG program and the receipt of our first educational grant. In 2016, the PSG Program welcomed Sister Evelyn Craig, IHM, as Co-Director.

 

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Alumni

Denominations -- Baptist, Presbyterian, Moravian, Lutheran, United Methodist, Disciples of Christ, and Church of Christ

 

Group I – 2002-2003

  • Mike Currin
  • Larry Hovis
  • Van Lankford
  • Mike Lee
  • Mike Parnell
  • Greg Rogers
  • Randy Sherron
  • Layne Smith

 Group II – 2004-2005

  • William Bennett
  • Patricia Garner
  • Don Harvey
  • Louise Hilbert
  • Stephen Jolly
  • Derrill Smith
  • Jack Glasgow
  • Barbara Hedin,
  • Bill Ireland
  • Cindy Ross
  • Craig Troutman

Group III – 2006-2007

  • Jean Brown
  • David Elks
  • David Hailey
  • Billie Lawson
  • Joey McNeill
  • Andrew Myers
  • Truman Dunn
  • Roger Gilbert
  • Len Keever
  • Lewis Murdock
  • Gordon Wright

 

 

Group IV – 2009-2009

  • Jimmy Allen
  • Lloyd Braswell
  • Phil Gladden
  • Jennie Hemrick
  • Doug Murray
  • Sean Roberds
  • Bill Slater
  • Harvey Whaley
  • David Whiteman

Group V – 2010-2011

  • Kevin Ritter
  • Roger Owens
  • Ben Burrows
  • Virginia Taylor
  • Kathy Beach
  • Lance Perry
  • Pat Sykes
  • Diane Amidon
  • Ray Mendenhall
  • Steven Wicks

Group VI -- 2014-2015

  • Chris Aho
  • Ron Cava
  • Richard Childress
  • Michael Edwards
  • Bill Goodnight
  • Patrick Messer
  • John Norman
  • Neil Westbrook

Group VII -- 2017-2018

  • Elizabeth Ayscue
  • Karen Crutchfield
  • Joyce Day
  • Bert Young
  • Evelyn Craig
  • David Whiteman
  • Julie Hill
  • Travis Russell
  • Wayne Bennett

Pastor as Spiritual Guide Program

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Lexington, NC  27292
919-631-2492
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