Fayetteville Presbyterian Church

Rev. C. Gregory Stone

 

Personal Information:

          Married to Elizabeth (Beth) Stone

          5 Children – Joshua, Patrick, John Mark, Erin and Rebekah


Serves as the Assistant State Conservationist for Field Operations, USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  Greg has worked over 35 years with NRCS.

Has been known to play a little golf.

 

Education:

Graduated from Ripley High School in 1976.

Attended Potomac State College for one year and completed Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Degree from West Virginia University in 1980.  His major was Agricultural Education.

Greg attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary for two years (starting in 1988) and completed his Masters of Divinity at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (completed degree as a night student while working for USDA).  Greg graduated from PTS in 1997.

 

Credentials:

Rev. Greg was ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament by the Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery (UOVP) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1997. 

He served as Installed Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Powhatan Point from 1997 until 2005.  Prior to ordination he served the same church as Student Pastor for 5 years.

Greg has chaired the UOVP Committee on Preparation for Ministry and co-chaired the Committee on Ministry.  Greg transferred his membership to the Presbytery of West Virginia shortly after moving to the area in 2005.

Before coming to Fayetteville, Rev. Greg served Trinity Presbyterian Church in Shady Spring as a “Tent-maker” Pastor for a few years.

Tent-making:

The name “Tent-maker” comes from the Apostle Paul who literally made tents for a living (Book of Acts) while also taking on the challenges and joys of ministry.  The name is now applied (along with “bi-vocational”) to indicate a person who has a job or career outside the church as well as serving in the church.  Rev. Greg is employed part time by the Fayetteville Presbyterian as Pastor and full time by USDA-NRCS.