From the November, 2004 issue of Touchstone
Parker’s Back? by Terry Schlossberg

Parker’s Back?

PCUSA’s Renewal Leader Fights Ministry Invalidation

by Terry Schlossberg

The Reverend Parker Williamson, executive editor of an independent publication in the Presbyterian Church, USA (PCUSA) called The Layman, is taking his presbytery to church court. In a dramatic and well-publicized turn-around, the Western North Carolina Presbytery voted last February not to “validate” his ministry with the Presbyterian Lay Committee (PLC), as it had done every year since 1989.

Loss of validation is less significant for Reverend Williamson than for his ministry. He is a minister in good standing in his presbytery, as he has been for 32 years, and the presbytery co . . .


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