March 6: The Concerned Presbyterian Newsletter, 1965-1976

Today’s post serves as a reminder of content placed on the web site of the PCA Historical Center several years ago, in this case PDF image scans of The Concerned Presbyterian, the bulletin issued by Concerned Presbyterians, Inc.

There were four main organizations that were formative of the Presbyterian Church in America :

  1. Concerned Presbyterians, a layman’s group led by ruling elders;
  2. Presbyterian Churchmen United, an organization for pastors;
  3. The Presbyterian Journal, a magazine begun in 1942; and
  4. The Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship, a ministry focused on revival.
    and in the estimation of many, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS, should be added to that list.

The Concerned Presbyterian was the bulletin issued by Concerned Presbyterians, a layman’s renewal group led by ruling elders in the Presbyterian Church, U.S. (aka, Southern Presbyterian Church). Kenneth S. Keyes, a Miami real estate developer, and W. Jack Williamson, a prominent Jackson, MS lawyer, were notable leaders of this group. Bulletin no. 1 was issued in March of 1965 and the final issue published by the group came out sometime in 1976.

Click on the cover image below to view and access issues of The Concerned Presbyterian. And as you read, remember to praise God for how He raised up faithful servants who stood for the truth of the Scriptures, despite cost and opposition. May succeeding generations remember this heritage and follow in their footsteps.


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