John Knox Men's Fellowship NEXT MEETING: February 25, 2020 @ Advent EPC, Arlington, TN
The John Knox Fellowship is a Christian men’s organization whose original participants were Presbyterians from four Tennessee counties: Haywood, Fayette, Tipton, and Shelby (although we also have churches driving as far as Missouri who also take part).
This group, organized in 1950, has been meeting biannually ever since. The regular meeting dates are the last Tuesday nights of February and August at 7PM.
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 churches involved in this growing network. Each host church provides a meal followed by a program that usually features either a pastor or lay person. There is a ($10) 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 (and all others with Christian convictions) throughout West Tennessee (and beyond). 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 SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: Rev. Kent Moorlach is the pastor of the historic Richland ARP in Rosemark, TN. In the early 1980's, Kent responded to the call to become a volunteer youth leader. From those early days of ministry, he continued to work as a Youth Minister, Camp Director, Director of Christian Education, Mission's Coordinator, Associate Pastor, and Church Planter with various Reformed and Presbyterian Churches in Southern California. As a graduate of California State University in Fullerton, Kent earned a Masters in Theology from Talbot School of Theology, and an MDiv. from San Francisco Theological Seminary (Southern California campus). In 2013, Kent came to West Tennessee with his wife, Stephanie, and his family, which has now grown to include 5 children. Kent serves as the Chairman of the Minister and His Work Committee with the Mississippi Valley Presbytery of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. He enjoys playing soccer, volleyball, and is looking for a little pickle ball! Kent will be highlighting God's providential hand over his parent's lives in Nazi occupied Holland (The Netherlands) and the events that brought them to the United States. Lessons can be gleaned for application to our lives and future for both the church and our nation.