Dr. George Robertson, Dr. Irwyn Ince, and the Rev. Duke Kwon will preach at the evening worship services during the 2017 General Assembly in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Robertson is the senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Augusta, a historic church that was the founding church of the Presbyterian Church of the Confederate States of America, but is now actively pursuing racial reconciliation in the city of Augusta, Georgia. Robertson has served First Presbyterian since 2005. He earned his undergraduate degree from Covenant College and his Master of Arts in Theological Studies and Master of Divinity degrees from Covenant Theological Seminary. Robertson holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Historical and Theological Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, Robertson serves as adjunct professor of worship and preaching at Erskine Theological Seminary and as a council member for The Gospel Coalition. He was elected moderator of the 2016 General Assembly.
Robertson and his wife, Jackie, have four children. He is the author of “Am I Called?” “Basics of the Faith,” “What Is Evangelism?” and the study notes for Psalms 1-100 for the “Gospel Transformation Bible.”
Ince serves as pastor of City of Hope Presbyterian Church in Columbia, Maryland. He began his pastoral ministry at Mount Zion Covenant Church (PCA) in Bowie, MD in 2006. In January 2007, Mount Zion merged with New Town Church in Columbia to plant City of Hope, which is pursuing an intentionally multi-ethnic ministry. A Brooklyn native, Ince earned his bachelor’s degree from City College of New York, his Master of Arts in Religion degree from Reformed Theological Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry degree from Covenant Theological Seminary. He is a contributor to “Heal Us, Emmanuel” and to the forthcoming “All Are Welcome: Toward a Multi-Everything Church.” Ince and his wife Kim have four children.
Kwon is lead pastor of Grace Meridian Hill in Washington, D.C., a church whose mission is “to build a gospel community that is intentionally ‘spiritually diverse,’ cross-cultural and neighborhood-centered for the good of our neighbors and the glory of Jesus.” The church is located in one of the most ethnically- and economically-diverse parts of the nation’s capital. Kwon spent his early years in Southern California and moved to the East Coast to attend Brown University for his undergraduate degree. After working in management consulting, Kwon attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees. Kwon worked for Reformed University Fellowship and served on staff with Grace Covenant Campus Church in Providence, Rhode Island, before joining the Grace DC community in 2004. After working as assistant pastor of Grace DC, in 2011 Kwon planted Grace Meridian Hill.
Kwon contributed an essay to “Heal Us, Emmanuel.” He and his wife, Paula, have three children.