The Pittsburgh Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA) ordained Gavin Walton on Sunday, January 22, at Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church. Since 2010, Gavin has been a member of Shadyside Presbyterian Church (SPC), and, in May 2016, he successfully completed the denomination’s care process, which he entered under the sponsorship of the Session of SPC. Gavin will serve as Temporary Pastor at Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church, a sister congregation in the nearby Hill District of Pittsburgh with which Shadyside has enjoyed a long relationship.
In June 2016, Gavin wrote the following message to SPC:
“I wanted to thank you all for your prayers and support along the way. . . . I wanted to reaffirm my love and appreciation for my home church. I would have never made it to the point of realizing God’s purpose for me if not for your rearing and guidance during these formative years. As I seek to help a congregation live into God’s vision for them, I will remember and (try to) emulate the love and discipleship with which you have blessed me.”
Please support Gavin with your prayers as he officially begins his ministry.