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Pastor: Dr. Thomas E. Lovell

Tom Lovell Faith Presbyterian Church Senior PastorA native of North Carolina (Go Tarheels!), Dr. Lovell began his ministry at Faith Presbyterian Church in November, 2009. He is a 1977 graduate of Appalachian State University, and in 1983 he received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. Over the course of his ministry, Dr. Lovell has served Presbyterian congregations in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama and just recently celebrated 30 years of ordination as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA). His wife, Krista, is a graduate of the Presbyterian School of Christian Education as well as a Certified Christian Educator in the Presbyterian Church USA. The Lovell’s have three adult children.

Dr. Lovell is very much a “people person” who loves interacting with the diversity of people and personalities who are a part of the congregation of Faith Presbyterian Church. When asked to share what he enjoys most about his calling to be a pastor, he wrote: “The greatest joy I experience in my calling as a pastor is that I am invited to be a part of the most significant events in the lives of those whom I serve. I am humbled and honored to be invited to share in the joy of such important life events as births and baptisms, weddings and anniversaries, as well as to be present in those difficult moments of life when death looms large or difficulties come. I cannot think of anything more gratifying or fulfilling than to be asked to minister to and be present with the members of my church family during these most important events in their lives and to seek to bear witness to the love and grace of Jesus Christ.”

Both the congregation and Dr. Lovell agree that his call to serve as Pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church was and still is a “God thing,” and they look forward to sharing in Christ’s ministry together for many years to come.

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