Minutes of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America, 1973-[ongoing]
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Met in Birmingham, Alabama
December 4-7, 1973
Moderator: Hon. W. Jack Williamson
Moderator's Address : "To God Be The Glory"


Williamson

"Message to All Churches of Jesus Christ"

Addresses Delivered During the First General Assembly

Related Resources :

Minutes of the Advisory Convention of the Continuing Presbyterian Church, August 7-9, 1973

Met in Macon, Georgia
September 17-20, 1974
Moderator: Rev. Erskine L. Jackson
Jackson
Retiring Moderator Williamson brought an exhortation at the opening session of the Assembly.
 
Met in Jackson, Mississippi
September 9-12, 1975
Moderator: Judge Leon F. Hendrick
Hendrick
Retiring Moderator Jackson's brought the sermon at the opening worship service of the Assembly
 
Met in Greenville, South Carolina
September 13-17, 1976
Moderator: Rev. William A. McIlwaine
McIlwaine
Retiring Moderator Hendrick brought an exhortation at the opening session of the Assembly
 
Met in Smyrna, Georgia
September 12-16, 1977
Moderator: Hon. John T. Clark
Clark
Retiring Moderator McIlwaine brought the opening sermon
 
Met in Grand Rapids, Michigan
June 19-23, 1978
Moderator: Rev. G. Aiken Taylor

Taylor

Retiring Moderator Clark's exhortation was on the text of Luke 12:32

 
Met in Charlotte, North Carolina
June 18-22, 1979
Moderator: Hon. William F. Joseph, Jr.
Joseph
Retiring Moderator Taylor's sermon was on the text of Ephesians 4:1-13
 
Met in Savannah, Georgia
June 16-20, 1980
Moderator: Rev. Paul G. Settle
Settle
Retiring Moderator Joseph's sermon was on the text of 1 John 4:7ff.
 
Met in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
June 15-19, 1981
Moderator: Hon. Kenneth L. Ryskamp
Ryskamp
Retiring Moderator Settle's Sermon :
"Obeying the Great Commission"
 
Met in Grand Rapids, Michigan
June 14-18, 1982
Moderator: Rev. R. Laird Harris
HarrisRL
Retiring Moderator Ryskamp's Exhortation : "Obeying the Great Commandment"
Harris
 
Met in Norfolk, Virginia
June 13-17, 1983
Moderator: Hon. L.B. Austin, III
Austin
Retiring Moderator Harris's sermon :
"Truth, Godliness, and the King of Kings"
 
Met in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
June 18-22, 1984
Moderator: Rev. James M. Baird, Jr.
Baird
Retiring Moderator Austin brought an exhortation at the opening worship service of the Assembly.
 
Met in St. Louis, Missouri
June 17-21, 1985
Moderator: Hon. Richard C. Chewning
Chewning
Retiring Moderator Baird's Sermon :
"The More Excellent Way"
 
Met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 23-27, 1986
Moderator: Rev. Frank M. Barker, Jr.
Barker
Retiring Moderator Chewning's Exhortation :
"The Tension I Sense ; The Hope I Have"
 
Met in Grand Rapids, Michigan
June 15-19, 1987
Moderator: Hon. Gerald Sovereign
Sovereign
Retiring Moderator Barker's Sermon :
"Is Christ Divided?
[Text: 1 Corinthians 1:13]
 
Met in Knoxville, Tennessee
June 6-10, 1988
Moderator: Rev. D. James Kennedy
Kennedy
Retiring Moderator Sovereign brought an exhortation at the opening worship service of the Assembly.
 
Met in La Mirada, California
June 15-20, 1989
Moderator: Hon. John B. White, Jr.
White
Retiring Moderator Kennedy's sermon :
"The Passion of Christ"
 
Met in Atlanta, Georgia
June 11-15, 1990
Moderator: Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr.
Cooper
Retiring Moderator White's exhortation :
"Do All for the Glory of God"
 
Met in Birmingham, Alabama
June 17-20, 1991
Moderator: Hon. Mark Belz
  Retiring Moderator Cooper's sermon : "Stengthening the Foundation"
Belz
 
Met in Roanoke, Virginia
June 15-18, 1992
Moderator: Rev. W. Wilson Benton, Jr.
Retiring Moderator Belz's exhortation :
"Gehazi's Sermon"
Benton
 
Met in Columbia, South Carolina
June 7-11, 1993
Moderator: Hon. G. Richard Hostetter
  Retiring Moderator Benton's sermon :
"The Church That Christ Built"
Hostetter
 
Met in Atlanta, Georgia
June 6-10, 1994
Moderator: Rev. William S. Barker, II
Barker
Retiring Moderator Hostetter's exhortation : "Covenant Succession"
 
Met in Dallas, Texas
June 19-23, 1995
Moderator: Hon. Frank A. Brock
Brock

Retiring Moderator Barker's sermon :
"The Majestic Grandeur of Christ"


 
Met in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
June 18-21, 1996
Moderator: Rev. Charles A. McGowan

 

 

 

Retiring Moderator Brock's exhortation :
"Embrace Change"
Clerk's Letter: Report on the 24th GA.
McGowan
Met in Colorado Springs, Colorado
June 10-13, 1997
Moderator: Hon. Samuel J. Duncan

 


Retiring Moderator McGowan's sermon :
"As We Approach 25"
Duncan
Met in St. Louis, Missouri
June 30 - July 3, 1998
Moderator: Rev. Kennedy Smartt
Honorary Moderator: Rev. Donald B. Patterson
Smartt

Retiring Moderator Duncan's exhortation :
"Faith and Obedience, Part 2: A Ruling Elder's Story"
Clerk's Letter (Gilchrist): Report on the 26th GA.
Clerk's Letter (Taylor): Actions of the 26th GA.

Met in Louisville, Kentucky
June 15-17, 1999
Moderator: Hon. Thomas F. Leopard




Retiring Moderator Smartt's sermon :
"Passing the Torch"
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 27th GA.
Leopard
Met in Tampa, Florida
June 20-23, 2000
Moderator: Rev. Morton H. Smith
Dr. Morton H. Smith

Retiring Moderator's sermon : "Chainsaw Repentance" - Rev. Joe Novenson
[on behalf of retiring moderator RE Tom Leopard]
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 28th GA.
Report of the Creation Study Committee.

Smith
Met in Dallas, Texas
June 19-22, 2001
Moderator: Hon. Steve Fox
  Retiring Moderator Smith's sermon :
"A Call to Spritual Renewal--To Know Christ and the Power of His Resurrection" [Text: Phil. 3:10]
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 29th GA.
Fox
Met in Birmingham, Alabama
June 18-21, 2002
Moderator: Rev. Joseph F. (Skip) Ryan
Ryan
Retiring Moderator Fox's exhortation :
"The PCA . . . A Fortified City"
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 30th GA.
Met in Charlotte, North Carolina
June 10-13, 2003
Moderator: Hon. Joel Belz
Belz
Retiring Moderator Ryan's sermon :
"How Not To Lose Heart"
[Text : II Corinthians 4:1-18]
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 31st GA.
Met in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
June 15-18, 2004
Moderator: Rev. Ligon Duncan
Duncan

Retiring Moderator Belz brought an exhortation at the opening worship service of the Assembly.
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 32d GA.
Met in Chattanooga, Tennessee
June 14-17, 2005
Moderator: Hon. Howard Q. Davis
Davis
Retiring Moderatorn Duncan's sermon :
"Why God Invented Elders"
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 33d GA.
Met in Atlanta, Georgia
June 20-23, 2006
Moderator: Rev. Dominic A. Aquila
aquila
Aquila
Retiring Moderator Davis's exhortation :
"Onward Christian Soldiers"
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 34th GA.
Met in Memphis, Tennessee
June 12-14, 2007
Moderator: Hon. E.J. Nusbaum
nusbaum02
Nusbaum
Retiring Moderator Aquila's sermon : "The Church : Mighty in Christ"
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 35th GA.
Met in Dallas, Texas
June 10-12, 2008
Moderator: Rev. Paul D. Kooistra
Rev. Paul Kooistra
Retiring Moderator Nusbaum's exhortation : "Transformed Leaders"
[Text : Romans 12:1-3]
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 36th GA.
Kooistra
Met in Orlando, Florida
June 16-18, 2009
Moderator: Hon. Bradford L. ("Brad") Bradley
Hon. Brad Bradley
Retiring Moderator Kooistra brought the sermon at the opening worship of the Assembly.
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 37th GA.
Bradley
Met in Nashville, Tennessee
June 29 - July 2, 2010
Moderator: Rev. Harry Lloyd Reeder, III
Rev. Harry Reeder

Retiring Moderator's sermon :
"Wonder of Wonders - Rev. Mark Davis,
on behalf of RE Brad Bradley]
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 38th GA.

Reeder
Met in Virginia Beach, Virginia
June 6-10, 2011
Moderator: Hon. Daniel Carrell
carrell03 Retiring Moderator Reeder's sermon :
"The DNA of Christ's Church" [Text: Acts 1:4-11]
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 39th GA.
Carrell

Met in Louisville, Kentucky
June 19-22, 2012
Moderator: Rev. Michael Ross

Rev. Michael Ross

Retiring Moderator's Carrell's exhortation: "Generations in Community : The Challenge Before Us" [Phil. 2:1-8 & 1 John 2:15-17]
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 40th GA.

Ross
Met in Greenville, South Carolina
June 18-20, 2013
Moderator: Hon. Bruce Terrell
terrell Retiring Moderator Ross's sermon :
"A Brave New World"
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 41st GA
Terrell
Met in Houston, TX
June 17-20, 2014
Moderator: Rev. Bryan Chapell
chapell Retiring Moderator's Sermon:
"A Beautiful Orthodoxy," – Rev. Ray Cortese,
on behalf of RE Bruce Terrell. [Mt. 12:1-14]
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 42d GA.
Chapell
Met in Chattanooga, TN
June 9-12, 2015
Moderator: Hon. James W. Wert, Jr.
wert
Retiring Moderator Chapell's Sermon:
"The Hiding Place."
To watch video of GA proceedings, click here.
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 43rd GA.
Wert
Met in Mobile, AL
June 20-24, 2016
Moderator: Rev. George Robertson
robertson Retiring Moderator Wert's Exhortation:
"How Long" [Text: Habakkuk 3:16-19]
To watch video of GA proceedings, click here.
Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 44th GA
Robertson
45th General Assembly (2017)
Met in Greensboro, NC
June 13-16, 2017
Moderator: Hon. Alexander Jun
jun Retiring Moderator Robertson's sermon:

Clerk's Letter: Actions of the 45th GA
To watch video of the 45th Assembly, click here.
Jun
46th General Assembly (2018)
Will meet in Atlanta, GA
June 12-15, 2017
Moderator:
 
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