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July 21-23, 2008

Held at Milton, Wisconsin

  • The American Presbytery was called to order at 7:05 pm, with opening prayer, devotions and singing of a Psalm.

  • Roll Call of members was taken, a declaration of Quorum was made and guests from Sovereign Grace Church of Des Moines, Iowa and a representative from the Trinity Bible Society were recognized.

  • Reverend Asgar Hamid was elected as Moderator, Reverend Dan Gibson was elected as Secretary, and Elder Jerry Clay was elected as the preparer of the Short Report.

  • The minutes of the stated meeting of November 5-7, 2007 were approved.

  • We received reports from each of the churches present.

  • The Presbytery took up the Milton appeal and the Court heard the case, finding Reverend Frank Smith unanimously guilty on all charges.

  • The Court held a trial on the Presbytery’s charges against Reverend Frank Smith. He was found unanimously guilty on all charges. A letter was sent to him seeking repentance before final censure is pronounced.

  • The Court held a trial on the Presbytery’s charges against Reverend Gene Osborn. He was found unanimously guilty on all charges. A letter was sent to him seeking repentance before final censure is pronounced.

  • Marty Waltho demitted his Presbytery Credentials and the Court dropped the charges against him with a letter of rebuke.

  • An “Introductory Understanding Regarding the CRPC” was presented by Reverend Rudy Poettcker and revised, then adopted.

  • The short report was read and approved, and the minutes will be sent.

  • It was determined that the next meeting will be on November 10-12 and the convening church will be King’s Reformed Presbyterian Church of Palm Bay, Florida.

  • The meeting was adjourned with prayer at 11:24 AM July 23, 2008.