Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Former Missionary to France to Speak at St. Thomas Church, Moncks Corner

N.B., the following press release about an upcoming speaker at St. Thomas Church , of which I am the Vicar, may be of interest. We'd love to have you join us. -- DC+)

Former Missionary to France to Speak at St. Thomas Church, Moncks Corner

Dianne and the Rev'd Canon William "Bill" Jerdan

      The Rev'd Canon William S. Jerdan, Executive Secretary of the Reformed Episcopal Board of Foreign Missions, will preach at St. Thomas Church, a Reformed Episcopal parish of the Anglican Church in North America, on September 16 at 11am. St. Thomas Church is located at 668 Murraysville Road in Moncks Corner.
     Canon Jerdan is no stranger to the South Carolina Lowcountry as his father, the late Rt. Rev. William H.S. Jerdan, came to South Carolina in 1958 to oversee what was then known as the Southern Missionary Jurisdiction of the Reformed Episcopal Church and led in its organization as the Diocese of the Southeast in 1973; Bishop Jerdan later served as Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church from 1987 to 1990. Canon Jerdan is a graduate of Wheaton College (Illinois) and Reformed Episcopal Seminary. Following pastoral ministry in Pennsylvania he and his wife Dianne went to France as missionaries in 1972 where he worked in church planting with the Evangelical Reformed Protestant Church of France, founding four congregations before returning to the United States in 2009. In conjunction with his current work with the Board of Foreign Missions, the Jerdans participate in missionary work in countries as diverse as Germany, Croatia, West Africa, Cambodia, and Nepal. They have four grown children and a number of grandchildren.
     For more information, contact the Rev'd Charles A. Collins, Jr., Vicar of St. Thomas, at (843) 608-1796 or visit the parish website at:

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