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Blake Stephens - A Long Arduous Journey

Reverend Blake Stephens is a life long Cumberland Presbyterian. He was raised in the First Cumberland Presbyterian church in Winchester, Tennessee. It was a long road ...

Larry Blakeburn - Keeping The Main Thing As The Main Thing

Larry Blakeburn was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, but grew up in a mobile environment as his father prepared for and participated in full-time ministry. He has lived in ...

Nick Chambers - Work, Family, & Ministry

Nick Chambers was born and raised in Camden, Arkansas. He is the grandson of the late Rev. Leo Smith, who pastored for 50 years in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church (...

Lucas Garcia - You Are Always Going To Need Others

Rev. Lucas Garcia is a Cumberland Presbyterian minister in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Lucas writes, "I have been happily married for ten years to my beautiful wife Jen...

Benjamin Diaz Villa - An Environment of Faith

Benjamin Diaz Villa is an ordained elder and pianist at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Houston, chair of Trinity Presbytery Board of Christian Education, and ...

Danny Willis - Finding Lasting Joy

Danny Willis is a Cumberland Presbyterian minister in Owensboro, Kentucky. He and his wife Jessica, join me in this faith journey on Cumberland Road. Danny writes, “my...

Matt Gore - Publishing, Faith, and the Flair for Collecting

Matthew H. Gore is a British journalist, historian, popular culturist, archivist, and educator residing in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the immediate past-president of th...

LeighAnn Morgan - The Importance of Community, Active Listening, & Offering Forgiveness

LeighAnn Morgan is serving as the Congregational Life Director at Winchester Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Tennessee. She was raised in the Cumberland Presbyterian...

Carissa Welch - Religion As Mental Bondage & Finding Comfort Within Uncertainty

Carissa Welch lives in Oklahoma. She and her husband have three children, 7, 5, and 2. She is a seminary student and attends Covenant Cumberland Presbyterian Church. M...

Donna Frost - Gospel Music, Skeeter Davis, & Growing In Faith

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Donna Frost is a traveling troubadour with decades of performing and touring experience. Expertly weaving folk, blues and p...

Mitzi Minor - Open, Curious, & The Willingness To Be Surprised

Mitzi Minor joined the Memphis Theological Seminary (MTS) faculty in the summer of 1993. From the beginning of her vocation as a teacher/scholar, first as a grad stude...

Justin Richter - Being Reflective and Prayerful

Reverend Justin Richter recently became the Director of Global Missions of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  He lives in Albuquerque and served there as a pastor at...

Merlyn Alexander - Bringing Grace, Mistakes, & Humanity Into Ministry

Rev. Merlyn Alexander celebrates 71 years of ministry in this faith conversation.  Ordained December 30, 1952, Merlyn has served Cumberland Presbyterian congregations ...

Emrie Smith Rogers - Being Broken, Finding Purpose, & Ordained Ministry

Rev. Emrie Smith Rogers is currently serving as minister of Tusculum Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. She grew up in Westborough, Massachusetts ...

Rocky Johnson - Biblical Authority, Biblical Preaching, & An Unlikely Candidate

Rev. Rocky Johnson has been in the ministry for over 40 years. He has served Cumberland Presbyterian congregations in Greeneville and Morristown Tennessee and soon wil...

Stan Wood - New Revelations, Faithful Interpretations, & Building Relationships

The Rev. Dr. Robert S. (Stan) Wood is pastor of the Mt. Tabor Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America in Jackson, Tennessee since 2011.  He was Vice President of Aca...

Kevin Brantley - Youth Camping Ministry, Grace, & Bringing People In

Rev. Kevin Brantley writes, "I was born Dec. 25, 1971, in Ada, OK, the son of Wes Jr. and Susan Brantley. Dana and I were married May 26, 2007, and have 2 children: da...

Earl Goodwin - The Struggle To Let Others Care For Me

Earl Goodwin is a Birmingham, Alabama native. He has a background in education as well as his theological endeavors. In his little down time, he enjoys singing and wor...

Gina Wood - Rebellion, Forgiveness, Regret, And Revival

Gina writes: "Hello, my name is Gina Wood, and I live in Knoxville, Tennessee. I am a third-generation Cumberland Presbyterian.  My parents are Reverend Leonard and Ma...

Jill Carr - Responding To Challenges & Surprises In A Faithful Way

Reverend Jill Davis Carr is a Staff Chaplain at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. She is a Board of Trustee member of Memphis Theological Seminary and a board m...

Joy Warren - Growing Into A Life Of Prayer & Mindfulness

Rev. Joy Warren grew up in South Carolina and was ordained by Nashville Presbytery of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.  She served nine years as Associate Pastor at...

Ed Adair - Pride, Grace, And The Peace of Scriptures

Edward H. Adair, a 1985 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law, is a former Federal Law Clerk and Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Depar...

Daniel Barkley - Church Family And Sharing Hope

Rev. Daniel Barkley is in his twelfth year as the minister at the Gadsden Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Gadsden, Alabama. He is married to Jamie, his high school s...

Anne Hames - College Life, Addiction, & Love For The Scriptures

Rev. Dr. Anne Hames is the Senior Chaplain of Bethel University. Dr. Hames graduated from Bethel in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion. She earned a Maste...

Ellen Hudson Clark - Life Changes, Shame, & Connecting With Others In Our Work

Rev. Ellen Hudson Clark is currently a chaplain resident with Ascension St. Thomas in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and partner in ministry Re...

Heather Hennessee - Second Chances, Tough Love, And The Urgency Of Prayer

Heather Hennessee is a life long member of Bates Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Warren County, Tennessee where she serves as worship leader, bulletin creator, ...

Steve Delashmit - Leaning Into Faith And Proclaiming Truth With Grace

Steve writes: "Reverend Steve Delashmit and Faye Delashmit have five children, twelve grandchildren, three great grandchildren and share a love for music, travel, and ...

Tyler Lindsey - Crises & The Power Of Presence

Rev. Tyler Lindsey writes, "I was born on August 1st, 1994 to David and Ashley Lindsey. I am a life-long Cumberland Presbyterian and the grandson of Rev. Cordell Smith...

Savannah Lamb - Having Faith In College, Physical Therapy, & Looking Forward

Savannah writes, "My name is Savannah Lamb. I have been a Cumberland Presbyterian my whole life. I am a member of the St. Luke Cumberland Presbyterian church in Nashvi...

Darren Kennemer - Caring For The Soul, Doorknob Problems, & Building Authentic Relationships

Hailing from Rogersville, Alabama, Darren Kennemer attended the University of North Alabama and Bethel University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in ...

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