Our Team

Meet the Team of Christ Presbyterian

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Rev. Dr. John C. Minihan

Senior Pastor
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Pastor John originally hails from New York and is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, where he received both Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees in 1991. In 2003 he received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Huntington in 2011, Pastor John served as Sr. Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Newark, Ohio, and has also served congregations in Pennsylvania and Texas. He and his wife, Faith, have been married since 1984 and are the parents of four grown children (John, Hannah, Danny, and Abby). In his spare time, Pastor John enjoys running, weight training, basketball, and sports of all kinds. He loves being a pastor and his great privilege and joy is being able to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and see people grow in their faith. A Bible verse that is especially meaningful to him comes from 2 Corinthians 5:17, where God’s Word says: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”

Patrick Hall

Director of Student & Family Ministries
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Patrick is a husband, father, and child of God. He is the son and brother of Presbyterian ministers. He and his 7th-grade teacher wife Rebekah are both lifelong Presbyterians and met while he attended The Citadel in Charleston, SC. They have three daughters, Abby, Emma, and Leslie. They moved to their current home in Ashland, KY in 2010 where Patrick worked as a Journeyman Technician/Salesman for his family’s refrigeration business. He served as an Elder and Chair of the Worship Committee at First Presbyterian Church of Ashland where he taught Sunday school, aided in building maintenance, and led worship for nearly 6 months in the absence of an interim minister. It was then he felt the calling to become a Pastor. The Halls have been members of Christ Presbyterian Church since it’s founding, and Patrick has served as the Director of Student and Family Ministries since August 2017.

Patrick is currently enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. He plans to pursue local church ministry upon graduation.

Ryan McComas

Director of Children’s Ministry
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Ryan McComas has always lived in Huntington and was raised Presbyterian. The experience that she brings to Christ Presbyterian includes a long history of children’s Christian ministry, as well as youth leadership. Other roles she has held as a member of CPC are that of usher, member of the New Building Team, and Deacon.

Ryan graduated from Marshall University in 2011, and she worked as a speech therapist in Cabell County for nine years. During that time, she served preschool and elementary students at Spring Hill and then Milton Elementary. Ryan has been married to Richard McComas since 2011, and they have three daughters named Ava, Charlotte, and Riley. This August, they will add another McComas lady to the family! During any spare time she can find, Ryan enjoys being outside, traveling, reading, listening to music, eating, and anything to do with Bible Study!

Susan Adkins

Nursery Coordinator
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Susan grew up in Michigan but has lived in West Virginia for over 30 years. She is a lifelong Christian, baptized by her grandfather, and has been a member of Christ Presbyterian Church since its beginning. She and her husband Spencer have been married for over 33 years and have four sons, two attending Marshall University and two married, living in Charlotte. Her most rewarding job has been as a stay-at-home mother.

At CPC, she feels blessed to care for our youngest members. Her hope as Nursery Director is to start these precious children on the road to their own faith formation. Through the simple act of quiet rocking, reading stories, playing, and praying, they will learn that church is God’s house and a place where they are loved and safe.

Faith Minihan

Director of Music Ministry
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Faith considers it a privilege and honor to have helped lead music in worship since Christ Presbyterian’s beginning. Married to Pastor John, and now an empty-nester, Faith is the mother of four adult children. It is her desire to encourage the musical gifts of those in the congregation, and to give everyone the opportunity to share in the music ministry at Christ Presbyterian.

David & Jane Nicholas

Music Ministry
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David and Jane are church elders and are a vital part of the Christ Presbyterian ministry team. David’s contribution through worship music – especially Communion music, is a blessing to the congregation on Sunday mornings. Jane directs our handbell choir, G.I.F.T. (Growing In Faith Together) ministry, and Memorial Day weekend congregational retreat. David and Jane share a passion for ministry to the next generation through these ministries, as well as teaching short-term Sunday school classes.

Monty Fulton

Director of Outreach Ministries
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Monty is a lifelong resident of Huntington. He has always been interested in helping folks in need and connecting folks in need to resources that can help. Between 2006 and 2018, he helped lead 20 short-term mission trips to Iquitos, Perú, serving with a village church in the area. He has been involved in many home renovation projects in Huntington, as well as War, WV, Cincinnati, OH, Johnson City, TN, and Rock Hill, SC. He serves on the boards of ECO’s Global Engagement Ministries, Faith Health Appalachia, and Huntington World Changers. He was selected as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year by Harmony House, and he and his wife, Sherrie, were selected as the 2019 recipients of the Zack Binkley Award for Community Service by the Herald-Dispatch.

Sherrie Fulton

Librarian/Outreach Ministries
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Sherrie grew up in St. Albans, WV attending Highlawn Presbyterian Church. She married Monty, our Director of Outreach Ministries, in 1982 and has three adult children. Sherrie has been a member of Christ Presbyterian since its inception, is an ordained Deacon, and is our church Librarian. Sherrie is a “behind the scenes” volunteer and blesses us with her joyful, enthusiasm for all ministries of the church – especially Bible Study, Fellowship & Hospitality, Outreach, and Children’s Ministries. Sherrie, along with her husband, Monty, were the 2019 recipients of the Zack Binkley Award for Community Service.

James Gibbs

Audio Visual Ministry
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James grew up in Huntington, WV, graduated from Marshall University, and now works for a local business. He has been a member of Christ Presbyterian Church since its founding in 2016 and feels blessed to share a part in the church’s mission to spread the gospel. James blesses Christ Presbyterian with not only his audio/visual skills, but, along with his brother Timothy, and Patrick Hall engineered the entire installation of our upgraded internet, security system, and sound system. James’s favorite chapter of the Bible is Psalm 145.

Jill Adkins

Office Administrator
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Jill has been on staff since the inception of CPC in 2016. Jill brings over two decades of experience in church administration and finances. She was born and raised in Huntington and is a graduate of Marshall University. Jill and her husband, Ron, have been married since 1988 and have two grown sons, Sam and Garrett, who have also kept their roots in Huntington, running a local media company. Being with family, playing outdoors with her dogs, and traveling is how Jill likes to spend her spare time.

Location & Weekly Schedule

Christ Presbyterian Church is located at 5730 East Pea Ridge Road in East Huntington (mailing address: P.O. Box 1329 Huntington, WV 25714), right off of Rt. 60, across from the Pea Ridge Plaza Shopping Center.

We gather for worship at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday, with Sunday School classes preceding worship at 9:30 a.m. We also host a series of Bible Studies and small group gatherings throughout the week. Please see our Adult Discipleship (hyperlink here on Adult Discipleship) page for a fuller description and gathering times for Bible Studies and small groups.

Sunday School for All Ages:

9:30 a.m.

Coffee Fellowship:

10:15 a.m.

Worship:

10:30 a.m.

Middle & High School Youth Group:

Sundays Following Worship
(12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)