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Dinniman Welcomes West Chester Pastor as Pa. Senate Chaplain
HARRISBURG (February 25, 2019) – The Rev. Dr. Greg Stovell, Lead Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, recently served as Pennsylvania Senate Chaplin for the day at the invitation of state Senator Andy Dinniman.
Dinniman invited Stovell to visit the state Capitol in Harrisburg and lead the Senate invocation as a representative of the First Presbyterian Church of West Chester, which currently serves more than 1,300 members from the borough and its surrounding communities.
“I want to thank the Rev. Stovell for joining me on the Senate floor and offering an inspirational prayer and a positive message to the legislature,” Dinniman said.
The First Presbyterian Church of West Chester has a rich history in the region, having this year marked the 185th anniversary of its very first public worship services being held at its site on West Miner Street.
During that time, the church has grown exponentially to include various outreach, service, worship, ministry, volunteer and education programs, including a pre-school and several partnerships with global missions.
Stovell began serving First Presbyterian Church in 2010 after serving congregations in New Jersey and Illinois. His background is in Electronic Engineering and Math, after which he was called to seminary and a pulpit ministry.
He holds degrees from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary (Masters in Divinity) and from McCormick Theological Seminary (Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching).