I am delighted to announce that Mr. Stephen Spinnenweber will be joining the staff of Westminster Presbyterian Church as a pastoral intern in January, 2018.
Stephen was born to believing parents in Pasadena, Maryland, and by God’s grace, came to saving faith as a child. At fifteen years old, while attending a faithful Baptist church, he felt an internal call to gospel ministry. Shortly thereafter, he met his wife-to-be, Sarah, and started regularly attending her PCA church. It was here that he fell in love with the Reformed faith; consequently, he decided to pursue ministry in the PCA. During their sophomore year of college, Sarah and Stephen were married and moved to Salisbury, Maryland, where they finished their undergraduate studies before relocating to Greenville, South Carolina, in order for Stephen to pursue his MDiv at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The Spinnenwebers were members of Second Presbyterian Church for two years, during which time Stephen served as the Ministerial Intern for Youth and Families. And now, Stephen has been invited to serve as a pastoral intern at Westminster until, Lord willing, he graduates from seminary in 2019. Stephen and Sarah were blessed to welcome their first child, Reid, in May 2017.
While Stephen’s primary responsibility will be finishing his seminary studies with excellence, he will also be serving Westminster through regular pulpit supply, teaching, worship leading, accompanying the Session in their pastoral care and visitation, discipling the youth, participating in the annual retreats to Ridgehaven and St. Simon’s Island, and attending presbytery and the General Assembly as he is able. I know that Stephen, Sarah, and Reid will be received by Westminster with open hearts and open homes just as Jordan, Ellie, and I were four years ago. Please pray for the Spinnenwebers as they sell their home in Greenville and relocate to Jacksonville. Praise be to God for raising up godly and gifted men like Stephen to serve and bless His church.