John Knox Men's Fellowship NEXT MEETING: August 27, 2019 @ Brownsville Presbyterian, TN
The John Knox Fellowship is a Christian men’s organization whose participants are Presbyterians from four Tennessee counties (Haywood, Fayette, Tipton, and Shelby).
This group, organized in 1950, has been meeting semi-annually ever since. The regular meeting dates are the last Tuesday nights of August and February.
The name was selected honoring the great Scottish minister John Knox (1513-1572) who studied under John Calvin. Knox became a leader of the Scottish Reformation and along with five others wrote the Scots Confession in just four days. This statement of faith of the Scottish Church remained until 1646 when it was replaced by the Westminster Confession of Faith.
Our meeting place rotates among the larger churches involved. Each host church provides a meal followed by a program that usually features a lay person. There is a charge for the meal and a love offering is collected during the program to offset any expenses.
This group strives to uplift, motivate, encourage, educate, and serve Presbyterian men throughout West Tennessee. The John Knox Fellowship’s purpose is to inspire men to a greater commitment to Christ and His church and to encourage men toward better Sunday School and church attendance. Christian fellowship is a priority for these gatherings.
OUR NEXT MEETING will be at Brownsville Presbyterian Church in Brownsville, TN. at 7PM. Meal cost is $7.
OUR SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: The speaker for the evening is Mr. Cary E. Vaughn. Cary is CEO and President of Love Worth Finding Ministries, Inc. which is a worldwide radio, TV and internet ministry.
Cary has served with the State of Tennessee, Department of Economic and Community Development representing the Southwest Region. In addition he chaired the Shelby County Suburban Chamber Alliance for 5 years.
Mr. Vaughn is a Rotarian. He is a member of the Paul Harris Society and has served as the District Governor.
Mr. Vaughn participates with several boards and commissions in the community: Jackson State Community College Foundation Board of Trustees, Lambuth University Alumni Association, Leadership Millington Steering Committee, UT Martin WestStar Board of Directors, and the Memphis YMCA Board of Directors.
Cary’s ministry opportunities include Deacon at Bellevue Baptist Church, Teacher in the College Ministry, member of the National Religious Broadcasters Association and Christian Leadership Alliance. He is a lifetime member of the NRA, University of Memphis Alumni Association, WestStar Alumni Association, Kappa Sigma Alumni Association, and the Republican National Committee.
He and his wife, Lalania have been married 27 years and have two children.