Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Stevenson Accepts Call to Oklahoma Work

Jim Stevenson, a May 2012 Master of Divinity graduate of Greenville Seminary, has accepted a call to become the organizing pastor of Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, Okla.

"We are thankful for this opportunity to serve in God's Kingdom," says Mr. Stevenson. "Prayers appreciated."

The fledging congregation has been worshiping together "in order to hear the faithful preaching of the Word and the whole counsel of God" since the end of April, Mr. Stevenson says. "It is a small group with a lot of potential for growth, and I am looking forward to serving as the organizing pastor for this congregation in Christ's church."

Jim and his wife Tricia have four children, Rachel, Bethany, Jacob, and Joshua, who have been active in Christian community theater productions in recent years. The Stevensons have been active members of the GPTS student body, Tricia serving as unofficial photographer for many campus events. They have blessed the seminary family with annual pancake breakfasts.

Jim has been a licentiate of the OPC's Presbytery of the Southeast since October 2011. He graduated from Geneva College in Pennsylvania in 1991 with a degree in mathematics education. He was a mathematics teacher at Lakeside School near Philadelphia for 11 years, and served in a variety of capacities, including director, at Camp Susque, a Christian camp near Williamsport, Penn. Jim has been a member of the Sessions at Trinity OPC in Hatboro, Penn. and Covenant Community Church (OPC) in Taylors, S.C., where they have lived while attending GPTS.

He hails originally from the Bronx in New York City and remains a fan of the New York Yankees.