Pastoral Transition

Timeline of Events

September 20, 2023

Lead Pastor Dennis Griffith announced to the congregation his resignation. View his letter here.

September 20, 2023

At the request of Dennis, Clerk of Session sent out a letter to the congregation announcing a Congregational Meeting for October 1, 2023 for the purpose of dissolving the pastoral relations (BCO 23-1). View the clerk's letter here.

October 1, 2023

At the stated meeting, and at Dennis' request, the congregation voted to absolve pastoral relations with Lead Pastor Dennis Griffith.

October 5, 2023

Tidewater Presbytery (TWP) voted to release and transfer TE Dennis Griffith from TWP pending his reception at his new presbytery in November.

October 19, 2023

Session communicated to the congregation about next steps regarding the pastoral transition. View the announcement here.

November 9, 2023

TE Dennis Griffith was received into his new presbytery.

November 12, 2023

Session sent out a reminder to the congregation about Lead Pastor Dennis Griffith's final day at Grace Covenant. You can view it here.

November 19, 2023

Lead Pastor Dennis Griffith preached his final sermon at Grace Covenant. You can listen to it here.

He and Carolyn were offered gifts, a choir offering, and a reception for their faithful service to Grace Covenant and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.