Memphis Ruling Elder, Colorado Pastor To Be Moderator and ‘Moderator-Elect’ of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church

Elder Rob Liddon of Second PC, Memphis, TN and Pastor of Faith EPC, Aurora, CO are the picks for Moderator and Moderator-Elect, respectively.

Mr. Rob Liddon, ruling elder at Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee has been nominated as the Moderator of the 30th General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC).

The Moderator, elected annually, presides over the meeting of the General Assembly and represents the EPC in a variety of capacities throughout the year. The 2010 General Assembly meeting is being held June 24-26 at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, Englewood, Colorado.

Liddon was born 1950 in Corinth, Mississippi and received an undergraduate degree in economics from Vanderbilt University and a law degree from Columbia University. Upon graduation from law school, he moved to Memphis and began three decades of work for the firm that has become Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz. In his practice, he’s handled primarily commercial real estate and lending transactions.

Rob and his wife Susan were married on New Years Eve 1977 and joined Second Presbyterian Church when they moved to a nearby neighborhood in 1979. They still live in this home where they raised their three children. Over the years at Second, Rob has served as a deacon, ruling elder (since the early ’90s), Steering Committee of the Session, chancel choir for 30 years, children’s Sunday school teacher, Boy Scout leader, various search, stewardship and study committees, legal counsel to Second Presbyterian Church and its Foundations, judicial commissions, and short-term mission trips.

At present, he is the Clerk of the Session at Second Presbyterian and curriculum coordinator for his Sunday school class. Serving in the Central South Presbytery, he has recently been Moderator and currently serves as Chairman of the Coordinating Council.

Rob served last year as the EPC’s Moderator-elect, and has expressed how humbled he is to be considered for these Offices, as he feels there are many who have worked much harder and done much more than he. If elected, he stated he will do his best not to disappoint those who have asked him to serve and, with providence and protection from the Holy Spirit, to bring honor to the EvangelicalPresbyteian Church and to the kingdom of God.

Rev. Doug Klein, Pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Aurora, Colorado has been nominated as the Moderator-Elect of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC).

The Moderator-elect is an officer of the General Assembly, a member of the national Committee on Administration, assists the Moderator as requested, and is the presumtive nominee to assume for the office of Moderator in the following year.

Rev. Klein’s nomination will be presented to the 30th General Assembly, meeting June 24-26 at Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, Englewood, Colorado.

Doug was born 1954 in Red Bank, New Jersey and received an undergraduate degree in Communications from Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania

He was called to his first pastorate at age 25 in 1980 at First Presbyterian Church, Turtle Creek, PA (PCUSA). In 1983, Rev. Klein accepted a call from Ward Presbyterian Church, Livonia, Michigan to plant their second daughter church, Grace Chapel (Farmington Hills, Michigan), where he served for 10 years, completing a successful building campaign while also serving as Chairman of the EPC National Outreach Committee and Moderator of the Presbytery of the Mid-West.

In 1993, Doug was called to Faith Presbyterian Church, Aurora, Colorado where he has served as pastor for the last 17 years. Doug has led the congregation through a time of transition and renewal to becoming an effective urban international congregation that currently has members from eleven nations.

Faith Church has started a dynamic Spanish congregation named Shekinah and houses an Afro-American, Iranian, and Arabic congregation. Doug has a special passion for the contemporary young adult service he started in 2009 focusing on unchurched young adults with a rock band named Lion Tracks.

Under Doug’s leadership, Faith Presbyterian Church has acquired two pieces of land for future satellite campuses that serve as a larger part of a vision to plant seven churches in the growth areas of Denver over the next 25 years.

Doug has a special interest in church planting internationally and serves as a team member of Dynamic Church Planting International DCPI, doing church planting training in London, Paris and Nairobi, Kenya. Doug is a Certified Trainer of DCPI church planting training materials.

Doug and his wife, Carol, have been married 29 years and have three children, Jennifer, Paul, and Jonathan.