We are thrilled to announce that John McCarthy will be our new pastor. John comes from a Navy family and began his career in the Navy as a Chaplain’s Assistant. He completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology through the University of Maryland while stationed in Naples, Italy. He attended seminary at Denver Seminary completing his Master of Divinity with concentration in Pastoral Counseling in 2014. John has served as Assistant/Youth Pastor at Christ Community Church (Wesleyan), Toano, Virginia and Senior Pastor at two yoked EPC churches (FPC Dexter, NM and FPC Hagerman, NM). Most recently, he served as Office Manager for New Fire for Christ in Norfolk, VA. John’s first day in the office will be Monday, July 24th.
The McCarthy’s are excited to be moving to South Boston. When the work is completed, they will be living in the manse. In the meantime, they will be living in their RV in the Cluster Springs RV Park. John grew up as part of a Navy family. His mother lives in Williamsburg and they are thrilled to be close to her. Jennifer, John’s wife, said during their visit to South Boston she was looking forward to having a place that they could call home. Jennifer grew up in Ona, West Virginia. They have two children, Liam (eight years old) and Moyrah (4 years old). Jennifer plans on home schooling the children.
We hope that you will take the opportunity to get to know the McCarthy’s and make them feel welcome.