NEPC is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), a denomination whose identifying statement is “Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith and Obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ” and whose doctrines are formally expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith together with its Larger and Shorter Catechisms. We believe in the following:
- The authority and truth of Scripture as God’s holy and inerrant Word
- The deity, substitutionary death and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ
- The future return of Jesus Christ as King of Kings and Lord of Lords
- The immediate opportunity to receive the gift of eternal life through repentance of sins and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ
- The gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit to all believers
- Celebrating God In Worship
- Sharing Life Together
- Learning and Living Out God’s Word
- Multiplying Mature Disciples of Christ
- Reflecting Christ’s Love to Our Neighbors and Community
- Promoting the Gospel of Christ Locally and Globally
- September 23, 1979 – First worship service in WildeWood School gymnasium (now St. John Neumann School).
- July 20, 1980 – Congregation calls organizing Pastor George Crow to be permanent pastor.
- September 25, 1983 – First worship service on the Polo Road campus in what is now the High School Auditorium.
- December 3, 1989 – GOD MADE IT GROW campaign culminates with first worship in current Sanctuary.
- September 2004 – Special 25th Anniversary worship services and festivities.
- January 8, 2006 – Dedication of new “Chapter Three” facilities.
- September 2016 – Dedication of renovated sanctuary.
I was born in Austin, Texas, while my parents attended the University of Texas. My father became a globetrotting professor, which privileged us to live in the American Southwest, Europe and Latin America before heading to Rock Hill, SC, where I spent my high school years. I graduated from the USAF Academy and flew helicopters for five years with tours in Vietnam, Florida and the Panama Canal Zone. * I resigned the USAF to attend Columbia Biblical Seminary (CIU) where I found my wonderful wife Cathy. Upon graduation in 1979 I was called to serve in the organization of Northeast Presbyterian Church where I continue to this day. I also have a Doctor of Ministry degree from Reformed Theological Seminary. Cathy is the creator of The Lamppost, our church’s unique reading and friendship center. * We have two children: Emily Hughes (Charlotte, NC) and Daniel (Charlotte, NC). * My favorite verse? John 8:36: “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
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