Thursday, May 29, 2008

Oh Yeah... There was this:

Yup, I am now officially the Reverend Gregory Rather Gentry Jr.
And I have the photos to prove it!


taking my vows...


They are laying hands on somebody...


aw man, who is it? Can't ... see...


Still no luck... It's me, I assure you it is!


See, my name is on the cake and everything!


I thought this was so cool...
II Timothy 4:1-2 if you can make it out.


Here is the article that we wrote up for PR:

On May 18, the Presbytery of New Jersey ordained Gregory R. Gentry as a minister and installed him as the Assistant Pastor of Church of the Covenant, OPC in Hackettstown, NJ. He joins the ministry of Senior Pastor Rev. Ron Pearce, whose ministry Gregory has sat under since his youth as a member of Church of the Covenant, where he was married in 2004 and where he and his wife Natalie baptized their daughter Abigail in 2006.

The Rev. Ron Pearce led the service and The Rev. David Harr Preached from 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5, asking why Church of the Covenant would possibly want “Another Preacher?” He focused on the centrality of the ministry of the Word in the Worship of our God. The Rev. James Cassidy, moderator of the NJ Presbytery, administered the vows to Mr. Gentry and to the congregation, followed by the laying on of hands. Rev. Pearce followed with a sobering charge to Mr. Gentry from 1 Timothy 4:15-16 and Rev. Stanford Sutton charged the congregation from 1 Thessalonians 5:9-14.

The glorious day of worship ended in celebration and fellowship as the many who gathered shared a light dessert reception after the service. This was a joyous day in the life of Church of the Covenant, to the glory of God and for the proclamation of Christ Jesus.



(from left to right): Elder Gerry Cruz (CoC), Rev. Tom Foh (Reeders, PA), Rev. Ron Pearce (CoC), Rev. Stan Sutton (Westfield, NJ), Rev. Jim Cassidy (Ringoes, NJ), Rev. Jeff Waddington (Ringoes), the Ordinand Rev. Greg Gentry(CoC), Rev. Mark Stewart (Newton URC), Rev. David Harr(Medord, NJ), Rev. Andrew Graham (Knowlton PCA), and Elder Keith Cuomo(CoC).

:-)

1 comment:

Aron said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm thrilled for you, and honored to know you, brother. Festive libations must be raised, and that right soon!

Hoo-rah!!

Chest-bump!!

xo,
A