September 16 Today in OPC History

Presbytery of Midwest Retirements


On this day in 2016, the Presbytery of the Midwest saw four veteran ministers retire. The Reverend David King was ordained in 1972 by the Presbytery of Ohio. He served for a decade in Ohio before moving to Westminster OPC in Hamill, SD. In 1990 King was called to Christ OPC in Janesville, Wisconsin. He faithfully served that congregation for 26 years. Doctor John Wiers was ordained by the Presbytery of the Midwest in 1979, serving Trinity OPC in Decatur, Illinois until 1984. After some years in the PCA, Wiers returned to PMW in 2009. He has lived and worked in Iowa, and served the churches of the Presbytery in that area. The Reverend Jonathan Falk was also ordained by the PMW on April 16, 1980. After six years in Sheboygan, Wisconsin he took a call to Pilgrim OPC in Bangor, Maine. In 1999 Jonathan and Margaret went to the mission field, serving in Uganda, Eritrea and Uruguay. In 2011 the Falks returned to the PMW, serving at Falls OPC in Menominee Falls, Wisconsin. Pastor Marcus Serven served in both the PCUSA and PCA before coming into the OPC in 2000. In 2005 he joined the Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly, and in 2015 he led his congregation in Troy, Missouri into the OPC.

Upon the retirement of these men, the Presbytery of the Midwest passed the following motion: “In view of the long, faithful and fruitful ministries of our dear brothers, David King, Jonathan Falk, John Wiers and Marcus Serven, and in view of the great blessings they have been to numerous congregations and to the Presbytery of the Midwest, we give praise and thanks to God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. The combined years of service by our brothers are a true gift from God, and their diligent participation in our Presbytery will not soon be forgotten. We pray God’s blessing upon them in their retirement years, and trust our mighty Lord will use them to His glory through the rest of their sojourn on this earth, and to all eternity in the New Heavens and the New Earth.”

Picture: Left to right, John Wiers, Marcus Serven, Jonathan Falk, and David King.



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