Snodgrass taking reins at Rockwood Presbyterian

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Rockwood Presbyterian Church welcomes a new minister to the pulpit on Feb. 26.

Charles Snodgrass officially began his ministry with the 140-year-old church on Jan. 1, but he will be installed and ordained as minister at a special service at 5 p.m. Feb. 26 in the church at 429 W. Rockwood St.

A reception in the church’s fellowship hall will follow the service. The community is welcome to attend.

Snodgrass comes to Rockwood First Presbyterian Church from Erin Presbyterian Church, where he served on the session of elders and as a commissioned lay pastor (now renamed to commissioned ruling elder).

He said he was not looking for nor did he expect a call to become a minister, but gladly accepted the opportunity when it was presented to him.

“Receiving the Proclamation of the Word and Sacrament in numerous settings awakened the spirit within me to God’s creation around me and the need for personal involvement,” Snodgrass said. “It also encouraged me to be aware of opportunities for discussing beliefs and encouraging others in my work and volunteer life.”

He volunteers with Habitat for Humanity every Tuesday and Thursday.

Snodgrass and his wife, Ann, live in West Knoxville. They have three adult children.