Thursday, December 6, 2012

From the Board of Trustees

In its November meeting, the Board of Trustees decided not to renew Dr. John Carrick’s contract. Please join with us in thanking the Lord for Dr. Carrick’s eighteen years of service to the Seminary and remember Dr. Carrick in your prayers as he seeks another place of service in Christ’s kingdom.

A native of England, Dr. Carrick has served as professor of homelitics during his tenure at GPTS.


Board of Trustees also accepted the resignation of Dr. George W. Knight III as its chairman. Dr. Knight requested to be relieved of his chairmanship for health reasons. He will remain a member of the board.

Named to chair the board was member Rev. Jeffrey Kingswood, pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (ARP) in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. He is the moderator-elect of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian denomination for the year starting in July 2013.

Rev. Kingswood received his B.A. from the University of Guelph, and his M.Div. from Knox College, University of Toronto. He was ordained in 1988. Rev. Kingswood has authored many articles, edited denominational periodicals, and is the author of From the Lips of Little Ones, published by Crown and Covenant Publications. Rev. Kingswood is married, and he and his wife Joan have 6 children, three of whom are married. They have been blessed with five grandchildren.

The board, administration and seminary community express their gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Knight for his years of outstanding service to the seminary.

Dr. Knight has served as board chairman since 2005. He is also a member of the adjunct teaching faculty at GPTS. Dr. Knight has served as associate pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, N. C. since 2006. He received his B.D. and Th.M. from Westminster Theological Seminary and Th.D. from the Free University of Amsterdam in 1968. In recent years, he has been undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.