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Leadership

Dan Kerley

 

Pastor of Preaching and Outreach

I grew up in a Christian home in Columbia, South Carolina and came to Christ at the age of nine after hearing Dr. Billy Graham preach.

I majored in accounting at the University of South Carolina, and during my junior year became involved with Campus Crusade for Christ. It was during this time that I learned how to share the gospel, and became involved in campus Bible studies.

After working one year as an accountant, I married my wife, Lesa, and joined the staff of Campus Crusade. We served together in campus ministry at USC and three years throughout Latin America.

In 1992 my family and I moved to Orlando, where I attended Reformed Theological Seminary. After graduation I accepted the call to become assistant pastor at Westminster Church in Butler, Pensylvania. In 1997 I became the senior pastor of New Hope Presbyterian Church in Eustis, Florida.

After eight wonderful years at New Hope, I began to sense God’s calling to concentrate in the areas of pastoral counseling and shepherding. So in May 2005, I came here to Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church to serve as Pastor for Counseling and Shepherding.

In 2009, I received my Doctoral Ministry degree in Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

In October of 2011 the James River Presbytery called me to be a co-Pastor with David Dickson to plant a new church in the Western Branch area.  We have begun work on planting Crosswater Presbyterian Church.

David Dickson

 

Pastor of Discipleship and Leadership

Growing up in Marietta, Georgia, I came to know Christ as my personal savior as a teenager at Eastside Baptist Church. Through the youth ministry at Eastside I grew in my faith and commitment to Christ.

I attended the University of Georgia and received a B S in Science Education in 1977. That same year I married my wife, Betsy. While in college I had been introduced to and began to embrace Reformed theology.

After teaching high school science in Marietta for two years, I attended graduate school at Georgia Tech, obtaining an MS in textile chemistry in 1981. While working as a research chemist and then as a sales representative for BASF Corporation, we lived in Anderson, SC, Asheville, NC and then Charlotte. In each city we were actively involved in PCA churches.

I began to sense a call to vocational ministry while serving as a ruling elder at Christ Covenant Church in Charlotte. This was confirmed while serving as pulpit supply for two small churches in the Charlotte area.

I attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte as a part time student for ten years while continuing to work as a sales representative selling colorants and additive chemicals for plastics. In May of 2001, I graduated with a Master of Divinity. Betsy and I, along with our three children, Katie, Charlie and Bobby, moved to Suffolk in 2001 to become a part of Westminster Church.  I served at at Westminster for almost eleven years leading the chruch's efforts in discipleship ministries.

In October of 2011 the James River Presbytery called me to be a co-Pastor with Dan Kerley  to plant a new church in the Western Branch area.  We have begun work on planting Crosswater Presbyterian Church.