August 18, 1985: My Ordination Day

Ordination 8:18:1985


Pastors have only one first church, and the Lord couldn’t have sent me to a better one. Thirty-five years ago today I was ordained and installed as pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Morganton, North Carolina. At my installation service, her members promised to encourage me in my pastoral labors. That they did, and much, much more.

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  1. Mary E Simpson on August 18, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Pastor Wingard,
    Thank you for posting this. As you say we encouraged you through your papers you have encouraged us and continued to teach us. I read your papers aloud to my parents and we discuss them. Your Ministry at Faith was at a pivotal time in my life and marked with happy memories. Thank you for your continued ministry! I know we have! Grace upon grace upon grace to you, Mary Leila

    • Charlie Wingard on September 29, 2020 at 8:19 am

      Thank you, Mary Leila, for your encouraging words. You’re very kind.

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