Stephen J. Plating
Sympathy & Service, Class of 2018
The Lord led Sheryl and me to Greenville some six years ago where we wandered into a beautiful church at the corners of River and Rhett streets. The Gospel of John was being preached (taught) at that time and I remember feeling that my heart was opened! It was then that I realized how ignorant and stubborn I had been throughout my life. The Holy Spirit worked on me over the next several weeks and I got down on my knees in prayer and repentance. So, in many ways, I consider Second Pres my first church as it is right here that I came to know the Lord after 58 years. I might add that it is the only church we have attended where, on our first Sunday in attendance, a couple handed a note over the pew inviting us to have Sunday dinner with them immediately following the service. We have felt like a part of the Cooley family ever since! We pray that the Lord will bless us as part of Second Presbyterian Church for many years to come.