On Sunday, Nov. 17, the First Presbyterian Church of Perry will welcome its new pastor, the Rev. Natasha Sudderth-Davis, to the pulpit during the 11 a.m. worship service.  The Rev. Sudderth-Davis will be the first female pastor of this church which has a 114-year history.  Founded in 1905 by a small group who located to Perry because of sawmill and turpentine business interests, the church has seen much change and growth in its rich history. Members believe this new pastor will continue that tradition.
 
The Rev. Sudderth-Davis is a native of Blowing Rock, N.C., a small town in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. She is married to Edward Davis, who is from Indiatlantic, Fla.  Her daughter Belicia is 12 years old and her son Noah is 16. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in religion and fine arts from Greensboro College in North Carolina and her Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School in Durham, N.C. The Rev. Sudderth-Davis has also studied internationally at the University of Nicosia in Cypress, traveling to historic Christian sites across the Mediterranean. Prior to her call into the ministry, she served in the U.S. Army for 10 years driving trucks. The last 13 months of that time she was deployed to Iraq, where she encountered “a very loving and persistent God calling her into ministry.”  

To celebrate this new chapter in church history, the congregation encourages friends in the community, or those seeking a new church home, to join in worship on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m.   

 
Sunday Mornings
9:30 Coffee and Treats
9:45 Assembly
10:00 Small Groups
11:00 Worship Service
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