Ordination and Installation of J. Caleb McClure
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Cambridge First Presbyterian Church
725 Steubenville Ave., Cambridge, OH
John (Caleb) McClure was ordained and installed as the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Cambridge on Sunday, July 15, with the ceremony attended by church members, friends, and McClure family members visiting from Virginia and Georgia.
Muskingum Valley Presbytery leaders, including General Presbyter Rev. Matt Skolnik and Moderator Sheila Ellenberger, participated in the ceremony. Local clergy also participating included Rev. Anne Weirich, Pastor of College Drive Presbyterian, and Rev. Jeff Bergeson of Unity Presbyterian. Elders from other local Presbyterian churches also participated. Former Pastor of First Presbyterian, Bill Johnson, and assistant pastor Jim Gibson also attended the service.
The ordination message, “Called as Partners in Christ’s Service.” was offered by Unity Pastor Jeff Bergeson. The service concluded with Pastor Caleb serving his first communion as an ordained pastor. A congregational dinner served in Fellowship Hall concluded the celebration.
Rev. McClure is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney Virginia. He graduated from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA, with a Masters in Divinity and Christian Education. He has served as pastoral assistant at Hidenwood Presbyterian Church in Newport News, VA, the past four years. He has experience with campus ministry and has served as a youth intern. Additionally, he served as a parish ministry intern with two small churches in Virginia.
He and his wife, Samantha, a registered nurse, and their three young children have moved to Cambridge and look forward to becoming members of the community.
First Presbyterian Church welcomes visitors to their 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service to meet Rev. McClure.