Philip Lee, Minister Emeritus

December 16, 2009 by admin2  
Filed under homepage bottom

Rev. Dr. Philip Lee

Grace Presbyterian Church has a short history; we have been together as a new congregation for only two years. However, our real story, our heritage, goes back one hundred and seventy-four years. Our founding congregations – St. Stephen, St. John, and St. Matthew’s – have each supplied us with particular strengths.

St. Stephen, founded in 1836 as a mission Kirk of the Church of Scotland, has endowed us with a profound appreciation of liturgy: “Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness.”
St. John, founded in 1843 by Irish Presbyterians, has bequeathed to us a strong Christ-centered ministry: “Christ of All My Hopes the Ground.” St. Matthew’s, founded in the North End of the City in 1898, has infused our fellowship with a solid understanding of the Communion of the Saints – a sense of how important Christ’s people are to one another: “Blest Be the Tie that Binds.”

Now our gracious God has enabled us to form one congregation that incorporates all of these strengths.  And under the spiritual leadership of John Crawford, a gifted and dedicated preacher and pastor, we have the opportunity to share this rich heritage with the greater community of Saint John.

Those who are looking for a church family with deep roots and a warm heart will be welcomed and made a part of Grace Presbyterian Church.

Comments are closed.