The foundations of Second Presbyterian church are built on the stories of those who, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, formed the congregation nearly 130 years ago, and the stories of those who built and developed it under that same guidance. The Heritage Committee has been at work researching and collecting those stories. Did you know that the brother-in-law of our first pastor was later president of the United States? Or that Second may have been the first southern Presbyterian congregation to call a pastor from the north after the Civil War? You may have heard about long-time pastor Hay Watson Smith. What were his connections to Second before he became pastor? Members of the Heritage Committee have been at work for several years finding new information and organizing old records and photos. We would love to show you the results of that effort in the Heritage Room. And if you are interested in our ongoing work, contact Jon Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Karen Akin, email@example.com.
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