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August 4, 2001
The Rev. Clarence Tilghman will be honored by the congregation of Cornerstone Church with the emphasis Pastor Appreciation Week.
Held in recognition of Tilghman's ninth anniversary with the church, the observance will begin with special services Sunday and will culminate on Wednesday.
Tilghman began his pastorship at Cornerstone on Aug. 2, 1992. During his tenure, the church's membership has grown, both spiritually and physically. Milestones include: An increase in membership, from 25 to nearly 400; the organization of choir, praise dance, banner and other ministries; organization of a Joy Express Children's Ministry and the youth ministry abide.
In addition to his pastoral work, Tilghman is active in many outreach programs and community concerns. With the church, he has organized Jesus 2 Meridian Outreach at local housing complexes, as well as a deliverance ministry for addicts and other sufferers.
He and his wife, Teresa, have three children Chad, Todd and Holly and two grandchildren.
Services scheduled for the Pastor Appreciation Week observance are as follows:
Sunday. A special morning service with Administrative Bishop Ray Garner at 10. A special evening service with the Rev. Chris Owensby is scheduled at 6.
Monday. Anniversary program with special music and guests, including Cornerstone Praise, Joy Express, the Cornerstone Praise Dancers and Mayor John Robert Smith. Services will begin at 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Wednesday. Outpouring services featuring the Cornerstone Praise. The Rev. Larry Timmerman, international assistant evangelist and home missions director for the Church of God, will be guest speaker. Services will begin each evening at 7.
The church is located at 6102 Highway 39 north.
Former Rosehill resident the Rev. J.W. Chatham, pastor of Broadacres United Methodist Church, has been appointed a member of the World Methodist Council for the next five years.
Founded in 1881 in London, the World Methodist Council includes 74-member denominations with congregations in 130 nations. The member churches comprise a baptized membership of 36 million and a global constituency of 70 million people. The council met in Brighton, England, in July to hear committee reports and elect officers of the council.
Chatham has been active in the ecumenical movement since a student at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Ga. He has served on the general level, the jurisdictional, the annual conference and the district level of the United Methodist Church. This was in the area of Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns.