Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cookeville Minister To Lead Alabama Revival

Photo courtesy of CookevilleTimes.com
Perryn Rice, an associate minister of Cookeville Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Cookeville, will be going to Gadsden, Alabama, next month to lead a three-day revival at the Gadsden Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Rice is the first ordained minister of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America to be employed in a Cumberland Presbyterian Church as an associate minister. He holds dual membership in both the CPC and the CPCA. According to a press release from the Gadsden church, Rice comes from a long line of Cumberland Presbyterians. His father, the Rev. Joel Rice, also made history by being the first African-American student to be accepted in an all-white Southern private college, Bethel College, in 1961. The Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America is a primarily African-American denomination which developed from the Cumberland Presbyterian Church back in 1874.