The congregation of Middle Valley Church of God announced that it will celebrate "Pastor and Family Appreciation Day" on Sunday.
The honorees will be Pastor and Mrs. Mitch McClure who have served the congregation since September 1997. Mr. McClure, the longest serving pastor at Middle Valley, is an ordained bishop in the Church of God serving in pastoral ministry for 35 years. He has served congregations in Johnson City, Gray, Chattanooga, Clinton, and Knoxville, prior to being appointed to Middle Valley.
In addition to his pastoral ministry, Mr. McClure has served on various denominational boards and committees. A native of Cleveland, Mr. McClure is married to Sherri Parson originally from Mosinee, Wisconsin. They have two adult children, Sara of Soddy Daisy and 2nd Lt. Jonathan McClure of Bagram, Afghanistan.
Mr. McClure has served in a variety of capacities in the community including Treasurer of Dallas Bay Volunteer Fire Department, Board of Directors of the Partnership for Children and Families, former president of CACPC, former president of Loftis Middle School PTA, former chairman of Ganns Middle Valley Community Council, former senior chaplain with HCSO, and various other community organizations. His ministry has focused on renewal of the church while ministering to the community.
The congregation invites the community to participate in this celebration which will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday and will include a meal in the church Family Life Center after the service. All are invited.
For additional information, please contact the church office at 423 843-1539.