Ferguson honored for service in ministry

Published 9:10 pm Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The Rev. Dr. Jeanette Graham, interim pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, served as the Mistress of Ceremony Sunday, Sept. 25, as the church held a Pastor Emeritus Sunday and Retirement Celebration honoring the Rev. Dr. Joseph J. Ferguson. 

Ferguson has served for 27 years as the pastor of St. Paul. In addition to that, he has served for a total of 58 years as pastor of United Church of Christ churches at Laurel Hill, St. Luke, Chapel Grove and Calvary.

During the program, Ferguson shared many stories and gave much thanks to his family and to various members of the churches that he has served at. 

After he delivered remarks, many members came forward with testimonies of heart-touching thanks, gifts and also stories about Ferguson. Many were thankful for so many special deeds he had performed for families and individuals in their times of need.