Counsel of Chalcedon

Presbytery News

Editor's Note: On the weekend of February 22-23, 2002, Covenant Presbytery of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States (RPCUS) met at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Tazewell Virginia and, after examining its officers, accepted it and its mission work in Wytheville, VA into the RPCUS. Henry Johnson was the organizing pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church and has served there 23 years. He is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary. Providence Reformed Presbyterian Church, the mission work in WYtheville, Virginia, began in 1997 and is served by Trinity Associate Pastor Jeff Black. Jeff preaches there and hopes to assist in its eventual organization as a church. The congregants of Providence currently have their church memberships under the care of Trinity.

What a privilege to take our stand with the godly elders, deacons and congregations of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States (RPCUS). A stand firmly planted upon the Word of God, the Bible. A stand unashamedly founded upon the Rock of Ages, our Lord Jesus Christ. A stand determinedly fixed upon the faith once for all delivered to the saints. A stand deliberately resolved upon the Westminster Standards as an accurate and glorious summary by godly men of what the Scriptures teach. To join the RPCUS has been the express desire of our Session for many years. God has granted this prayer in His good time and we rejoice together with the whole congregation.