Auburn Avenue Presbyterian leaves the PCA

Doug Wilson writes:

Yesterday the congregation of Auburn Avenue Presbyterian Church voted (without dissent) to leave the PCA. They also voted to have Steve Wilkins continue as their pastor, and to approach the CREC for membership. They have been adopted as a mission church of Grace Covenant Church in Nacogdoches, Texas, pastored by Randy Booth. Steve was a member in good standing of the Louisiana Presbytery and consequently may transfer his membership according to the PCA BCO (38-3a), with the presbytery simply recording the action. The Louisiana Presbytery has been formally notified of all this. We welcome Auburn Avenue into our fellowship of churches with an odd mixture of grief and joy.

This is disheartening from the side of one who cherishes catholicity. Anyone who has met Steve knows his heart and passion for the gospel proclamation. Nevertheless, I respect the church’s unanimous decision to leave the PCA.  As for me, I will continue to pursue a call in the PCA. I love my denomination and intend to shepherd God’s flock wherever I am led.

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