Elders


4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions [sin] —it is by grace you have been saved.  Ephesians 2:4-5 (NIV)

As the pastor at Pilgrim, my main role is to devote myself to ministering the Word of God to God’s people, to praying for those in the church community, and to participate in the leadership and direction-setting efforts alongside the other elders.  I don’t know what road you have traveled that led you to our website, but I would be honored to meet you sometime and learn how Christ and His Kingdom intersects your journey.   — Pastor Kirk Blankenship.

In the PCA the elders have oversight of the flock of Christ.  Those in the office of elder, both individually and together, are to watch diligently over those committed to their charge.  This means they take an interest in the well-being of each individual as well as the whole. Click here to see the pastor and elder profiles.

Pastor Kirk Blankenship

Kirk and Shelly have been married since 1998 and have four children.  Kirk served as the Associate Pastor at Meadowview Reformed PCA in Lexington, NC for 8 years. Kirk accepted the call as Senior Pastor of Pilgrim PCA in April 2018. Kirk graduated from Mary Washington College and Reformed Theological Seminary RTS-Orlando and RTS-Charlotte and…

Jim Fink (emeritus)

Jim is currently semi-retired and works with his brother-in-law doing taxes and other business activities.  Before retiring Jim served as an officer in the U.S. Army and in management at J.C. Penney.  He served as a ruling elder with the Reformed Presbyterian church from 1990-2004 in Upper Chichester, PA.  He has been serving at Pilgrim…

Rick Wilburn

Rick currently works as a Memorial Counselor for Hammaker Memorials. He is also an independent Business Owner with Melaleuca the Wellness Company.   He has served as a ruling elder in the PCA since1997 and a member of Pilgrim PCA since 1975.  Rick and his wife Debbie have two children and 7 grandchildren. Rick also served…

Daniel Jones

Daniel has grown up and attended Pilgrim his entire life, and has served as a ruling elder since January 2017.  He is currently a mail carrier for the US Postal Service in Inwood, West Virginia.  He and his wife Elizabeth have been married since 2010, and they have two sons.  He serves currently as the…

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