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Our vision is simple and relative.


We GATHER to worship as a body of believers. We GROW as a fellowship through Bible Study to enable us to GO into our community, nation, and world to share the love of Jesus.

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PCUSA Board of Pensions

Funding Our Future Ministry

Last Monday and Tuesday I attended a series of financial workshops sponsored by the Board of Pensions and Presbyterian Foundation of the PCUSA—excellent information by qualified folks who have a passion for assisting local congregations to be better steward-managers of resources and who have a pulse on what’s trending in the culture. Workshops included: Church […]


Signs of Health

One of the characteristic signs of a healthy church family in transition is openness to creative change. While the time between pastoral leadership also creates some anxiety and uncertainly and eagerness to replace the Interim pastor with the “real” pastor, this is a time for the congregation to re-examine vision, mission, and future leadership priorities. […]


Finish Strong

When I was a volunteer football coach a few years ago at Carolina High School in Greenville, our mantra for the season was “finish strong” which was embroidered on the back of all the coaches’ caps. As I am getting closer to retirement from churchworld, am pondering what it means for me to finish strong. […]



Last week I was in Montreat savoring worship with 1100+ high school youth. My daughter, Rev. Ashley-Anne Masters, along with her campus ministry friend, Rev. James Goodlet, were keynote speakers every morning. “Keynote” is creative, informal talking about the scripture passage for the day using multi-media with youth participation. The conference musicians led us in […]

Life Without Internet

Life Without My PC

Lost. Feeling naked. No back up iPad. Cryptic email responses from my iPhone. Life without my PC. Sunday night frustration. Must admit I’m co-dependent if not addicted. Briefcase feels too light. All those extra minutes of life back—because I’m not wasting time deleting “promotional” junk email commercials. By Monday morning, I’m depressed, angry. My laptop […]

Grace Revised

Relationships of Grace

Novelist, preacher, and writer Frederick Buechner in “Listening to Your Life” says: Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in […]


Emanuel’s Lament

Adapted from a Litany by Anna George Traynham and a prayer from the United Church of Christ How long will injustice overwhelm your people? And how long will your people be silent? How long until love speaks louder than hatred? We know, O God, that you love justice, mercy, and kindness. How long until we […]

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Recent Sermons


Are We Really Alive?

“Are We Really Alive?” Sermon Delivered by Dr. Al Masters Tyger River Presbyterian Church Moore, South Carolina August 2, 2015 Inspired by: Ephesians 4:1-16 Sermon I imagine many of us can vaguely remember reading Thornton Wilder’s play “Our Town” when we were in high school. Emily, who has died, bargains with the Stage Manager, who […]


Praying for the Power

“Praying for the Power” Sermon Delivered by Dr. Al Masters Tyger River Presbyterian Church Moore, South Carolina July 26, 2015 Inspired by: Ephesians 3: 14-21; Jeremiah 29: 11-14 Sermon Paul is in prison…again–he’s been whipped five times, beaten three, been stoned (with real rocks) once, shipwrecked a few times, and imprisoned several times. Now he’s […]


Perplexing Prophets

“Perplexing Prophets” Sermon Delivered by Dr. Al Masters Tyger River Presbyterian Church Moore, South Carolina July 12, 2015 Inspired by: Mark 6:14-29; Amos 7:7-15 Sermon Last Sunday we read about the prophet Jesus being rejected and unable to do much healing in his hometown. People were impressed with his knowledge of Torah theology and had […]


Called To Be A Prophet

“Called To Be A Prophet” Sermon Delivered by Dr. Al Masters Tyger River Presbyterian Church Moore, South Carolina July 5, 2015 Inspired by:Mark 6:1-6; Luke 4: 14-30; Isaiah 61: 1-2 Sermon Background: Who is Jesus? What is our response to the question—but who do you say I am? Before we get to our texts for […]