Christy D'Ambrosio, Organist
Carol Wade, Interim Pastor
Rev. Carol Wade came to Murray as interim
pastor in March, 2013, after "retiring" as pastor
of Faith Presbyterian Church in Blue Ridge, GA.
She is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary in
Decatur, GA, of Agnes Scott College, also in Decatur, and of
Madison High School in suburban Nashville, TN.
Prior to her seminary years, she had most recently
taught English to Speakers of Other Languages at a satellite
center of Dekalb Technical College in Clarkston, GA.
Carol is excited to be part of the life of the First
Presbyterian congregation during this time of transition
between the nearly twenty-year ministry of co-pastors Rev.
Dr. Ann Marie and Rev. David Montgomery and the next
full-time installed pastor(s).
She sees this church as a place where people are
living out of energy, enthusiasm and hope while going
through a transitional period.
Often churches become discouraged and decline due to
the uncertainty of such times.
The positive atmosphere is a tribute to the work of
the Holy Spirit through the strong leadership this
congregation has had and a gift to future ministers.
Carol's experince of First Presbyterian is that faith in
Jesus Christ and service to others are inseparable; people
are genuinely welcoming and gracious.
The leadership of the church has been well-trained,
and the leaders are very faithful to whatever
responsibilities are theirs. The
environment is intellectually stimulating, but not snobbish.
The music is meticulously prepared and beautifully performed
with great respect for the setting in worship,
yet incorporating a wide variety of musical periods
Carol feels it a joy to have been called to serve God in
this place and invites others to come and experience what
God is doing here. "Perhaps,"
she says, "you will find your family of faith within
We welcome you!
Links of Interest:
Presbyterian Church (USA)
Synod of Living Waters
Presbytery of Western Kentucky
Living Waters for the World