A Pastor's Thoughts from Along the Way: Strength for Daily Living 

 J . Dudley Weaver. Jr.
Memorial Presbyterian Church
St. Augustine, Florida

 Dudley Weaver is a graduate of King College, Bristol, Tennessee, and Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. He was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament and installed as pastor of Hodges Presbyterian Church, Hodges, South Carolina on February 29, 1976. On February 29, 2016, he was honorably retired from Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. Augustine Florida which he served as pastor and head of staff. Previous to that  he served as pastor and head of staff for First Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Weaver also served Westminster Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina; First Presbyterian Church, Savannah, Georgia; and Westminster Presbyterian Church, Charleston, South Carolina. He has worked in a variety of capacities in the larger church including membership on the denomination's Social Justice and Peacemaking Unit; as Moderator of the Synod of the South Atlantic and chair of Synod's Council; as Moderator of Savannah Presbytery; and as a member and Chair of the Trustees of Stock of the Mountain Retreat Association (Montreat).  He currently serves as Pastoral Assistant for Emmanuel Lutheran Church, West Columbia, SC.

   Dudley is the author of several books including two church histories: An Upward Journey: One's Congregation's Story, 1823-1998 (Westinster Presbyterian, Charleston, SC; and A Legacy of Faith: First Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon 1954-2004. He is also the author of Presbyterian Worship: A Guide for Clergy, and several other books available on this website. 

   Dudley and his wife Mary enjoy a quiet life in Pine Ridge, South Carolina, which is part of the Columbia metropolitan area. They have two adult children and two grandchildren. Dudley welcomes your comments and would enjoy the gift of your conversation. He may be reached at dudleyweaver@gmail.com or you can friend him on Facebook.

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