“To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God.” – William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1942-1944
It is the sincere desire of the entire leadership and staff of the Greenwood Community Church, Presbyterian to provide the support and resources necessary to help our congregation worship. Every aspect of the church’s structure and organization is designed to help us become a vibrantly worshipful community of faith in Jesus Christ. Our excellent music program, the well-cared-for and attractive church facilities, the superior Christian Education program for all ages, the quality child care provided for younger children, our diaconal ministries to the sick, bereaved and shut-in, the dedicated and generous support of Christian and humanitarian mission in Warwick and beyond, the many fellowship activities for various age and interest groups, the faithful administration of the sacraments, and the orderly and inspiring services of worship — all are geared to help “…quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, feed the mind with the truth of God, purge the imagination by the beauty of God, open the heart to the love of God, and devote the will to the purpose of God.”
Speaking personally, my professional goal as a pastor and my compelling, personal motivation as a Christian is to be an agent through whom God the Son can draw people to Himself. I wholeheartedly believe the degree to which we allow Jesus Christ to affect our lives is the degree to which we will become better equipped and motivated to minister to the spiritual, physical and social needs of our families, our friends, our community, our country and our world.
To that end, it is my prayer that our church will ever continue to worship God as a community of faith in Jesus Christ.
-The Rev. Dr. Stephen L. Clark
Stephen L. Clark has served Greenwood since December 1996. Prior to that he served five years as pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Berwick, PA, two years as an interim associate at the Presbyterian Church of New Providence, NJ, five years as associate pastor of the American Protestant Church of Bonn, Germany, and three years as Director of Christian Education of the Goshen Baptist Church in his hometown of West Chester, PA. He has also served three years as a volunteer leader with Young Life and two years with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He received the Master of Arts in Religion and the Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA; a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from West Chester University, West Chester, PA; and the Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary May 2007.
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