On March 4, 2022, more than 220 people gathered in Pittsburgh for the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary support dinner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The last Seminary dinner was held two years ago, on the eve of the shuttering of public events in Pennsylvania. The 2021 dinner was a virtual event. So, while always sweet, the fellowship this year was exceptional. Old friends enjoyed connecting again and new friendships were forged.
There are several highlights to the evening. Rev. Bill Sterrett was honored with the Faithful Servant Award. The video is here.
Rev. Sterrett, a 1973 RPTS graduate, served the Lord in Kobe, Japan, and Larnaca, Cyprus. Bill and his wife, Kalli, worked with refugees from Africa and the Middle East, particularly Kurds from Syria and Turkey, including bible studies and taking meals to those imprisoned.
Student testimonies are another highlight of the evening. Emily McGuire, Oscar Gonzalez Yun, and Jonathan Kruis spoke about their journeys to serve in Christ’s kingdom.
Mark Sampson, Chief Administrative Officer at RPTS
Previous Faithful Servant recipients include Rev. Bassam Madany (2008), Dr. Roy Blackwood (2009), Dr. Bruce Stewart (2010), Rev. Maurice Doss (2011) posthumously, Dr. Gene Spear (2012), Dr. Ken Smith (2013), Dr. Young Son (2014), Rev John Tweed (2015), Capt. Bryan Weaver (2016), Mr. John Wilkey
(2017), Dr. Edward Donnelly (2018), Dr. John White (2019), Rev. Robert McCracken (2020), and Rev. Robert McFarland (2021).
Since 1810, the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary has been preparing ministers for the pastoral and other workers for the kingdom. The Seminary is under the control of the Synod of the RPCNA represented by an elected board of twelve teaching and ruling elders from each of the Presbyteries.