Long Service honoured

Current and past elders of Guyra - Ben Lomond Presbyterian Church. (L to r) : Kevin Archer, Howard Schaefer, Max Handebo, David Godlonton, Jim Coleman and Andrew Campbell. Andrew is presenting a certificate honouring Jim for 50 years of service. 
26th Oct 2021

On Sunday 24th October St. Columba’s Presbyterian Church, Guyra, a crowd of past and present friends honoured its longest serving elder, Mr. Jim Coleman. 
Settling ‘Emily Park’ Ben Lomond in the 1890’s, Jim’s father served as an elder, and his mother as organist, at Ben Lomond Presbyterian Church for many years.  
Jim himself was ordained an elder of Guyra and Ben Lomond in 1971. He served the church for 50 years, and then, retiring, he moved to Glen Innes where he attends and helps around the church there. 
‘The word ‘presbyterian’ means a church ruled by elders,’ Rev. Andrew Campbell said; ‘and Jim is a great example of commitment to the leadership of the church and faithfulness to his Lord.’