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July 8-10, 2013

Held at Ankeny, Iowa

2013 CRPC  Presbytery 

Our meeting took place at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Bob Thompson of Sovereign Grace Church (SGC), Des Moines, Iowa.  From left to right:  Jerry Hilton (observer, SGC, Des Moines, IA);  Peter Yuan (candidate for ordination, member King's Reformed Presbyterian Church, [KRPC], Palm Bay, FL); Rudy Poettcker (Teaching Elder, KRPC, Palm Bay, FL); Asgar Hamid (Teaching Elder, 1st Pres. Church, Paramaribo, Suriname, So. America);  David Stevens (Ruling Elder, SGC, Des Moines, Iowa); Jerry Clay (Ruling Elder, Christ Covenant Church [CCC], Durand, IL); Dan Gibson (Teaching Elder, CCC, Durand, IL); Mike Waters (Teaching Elder, SGC, Des Moines, IA), and not pictured Geoffrey Donnan (Teaching Elder, KRPC, Palm Bay, FL).   

Peter Yuan  CRPC 2013 Presbytery

The primary purpose of this meeting was to conduct an ordination examination for Peter Yuan for the Gospel ministry.  Peter is from mainland China.  He came to faith as a young man and met his Taiwanese born but American raised wife (Jenny) when she was doing missionary work in China.  They married and eventually came to the U.S. where Peter went to Westminster Theological Seminary of California and received his M.Div. degree.  Peter has been involved with Reformation Christian Ministries working on Chinese language Bible courses which will soon be electronically available on the web.  His family joined King's Reformed Presbyterian Church of Palm Bay, Florida as members. 

 

Peter Yuan Examination Sermon via Video

Our presbytery believes that sermons should be delivered at a gathered congregation rather than merely before presbytery, so Peter flew in early for presbytery and delivered his examination sermon before the Sovereign Grace Church on Sunday, July 7, 2013.  The message was recorded on video and evaluated by the presbyters that were not there on Sunday as part of his examination process  (see below)

 

Sermon examination audience

 

2013 CRPC Presbytery Break

 

Meals were provided by the host church on location enabling good times of discussion and fellowship outside of the actual presbytery meeting.  Asgar Hamid, Dan Gibson, Rudy Poettcker and Peter Yuan are seen here in the back yard patio.

 

CRPC 2013 Presbytery Ankeny Iowa

Delegates and visitors pose for a picture after Presbytery:  Left to right:  Bob Thompson of Sovereign Grace Church (SGC), Des Moines, Iowa; Jerry Hilton (observer, SGC, Des Moines, IA);  David Stevens (Ruling Elder, SGC, Des Moines, Iowa); Mike Waters (Teaching Elder, SGC, Des Moines, IA); Jerry Clay (Ruling Elder, Christ Covenant Church [CCC], Durand, IL); Asgar Hamid (Teaching Elder, Paramaribo, Suriname, So. America);  Rudy Poettcker (Teaching Elder, KRPC, Palm Bay, FL);  Peter Yuan (candidate for ordination, KRPC, Palm Bay, FL); Geoffrey Donnan (Teaching Elder, KRPC, Palm Bay, FL); Dan Gibson (Teaching Elder, CCC, Durand, IL).

 

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