Dr. John A Huffman will be the guest preacher for the Adventures in Faith series on Oct. 21 at First Presbyterian Church, 249 W. McLelland Ave., Mooresville. He will speak at the both morning services at 9 and 11 a.m. and again on Sunday evening at 6 p.m.
A prominent figure within Presbyterian circles and a noteworthy leader among national and international evangelical circles, Huffman graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois and has several advanced degrees, including a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry form Princeton Theological Seminary. While at student at Princeton, he was an assistant to Dr. Norman Vincent Peale at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York.
Dr. Huffman served 47 years in local church ministry including Presbyterian churches in Florida, Pennsylvania and California. Upon “retirement” he has remained active as a Minister at Large and has served as a trustee on the board of Christianity Today, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the board of Pensions of the PCUSA.
He has ministered in a variety of capacities – denominationally, ecumenically and secularly. Noteworthy roles include two stints as moderator to his presbytery, extensive experience with radio and talk shows, publication of nine books, mass circulation of his printed sermons, pastor to President Richard Nixon, involvement in professional sports chaplaincies, chairman to the Board of World Vision, and he has served on four major task forces of the General Assembly.
A statesman who has traveled internationally on more than 100 trips, visiting 110-plus foreign countries, he has led trips to the Holy Land, world relief/justice efforts, ministered with Wycliff Bible Translators and work with Dr. Billy Graham.
Huffman is married to Anne and they have three daughters, one in heaven and three grandchildren, and he is the uncle to the Rev. Dr. Dave Rockness, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Mooresville.
All are invited to attend any or all of the special services.