Morgan Whitfield, Pastor
The Presbyterian Church of Radford welcomes Pastor Morgan Whitfield as its new Pastor
The Presbyterian Church of Radford is excited to announce the calling of Pastor Morgan Whitfield as our new Pastor. Pastor Whitfield and his wife Gwen are coming to Radford from Forest, VA. Their first Sunday at PCR will be March 3.
Pastor Whitfield has served Forest Presbyterian Church as Pastor and Head of Staff since 2009. Prior to his service there, he served as Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Donalsonville, GA. Pastor Whitfield received his BA with distinction in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia, and his Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education. He has studied at U California-Berkeley, Notre Dame University, U Miss, U Bern (Switzerland), and currently is working on his Doctorate of Ministry in Gospel and Culture from Columbia Theological Seminary.
Pastor Whitfield is a leader in worship and pastoral care, a strong communicator and collaborator, a believer in strategy and vision, and a lifelong learner. He is warm, personable, and is looking forward to meeting the members of our congregation as he joins our community. We are excited about beginning this new chapter in the life of our church, which will celebrate its 150th anniversary this year.
Mary was born and raised and still lives in Hiwassee. She graduated from New River Community College, and has a very spoiled Jack Russell named John. Mary loves holidays and loves to travel and check out new places. She loves flowers but thinks she has a brown thumb. Mary is a primary contact for our church, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Christian Education
Patty is married to Greg Oakley. They have 3 adult children, a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law as well as one grandson and one granddaughter. Patty is a graduate of Radford University with a BS in Biology and Secondary Education. In her spare time she loves being outdoors enjoying God’s creation, reading and anything involving her grandchildren.
Director of Music
Sandy Wright is a current student at Radford University where she is majoring in Music Therapy with a concentration in voice. She has performed individually as well as in various ensembles throughout her academic career. She loves being able to perform musically in various settings such as church, in choir, as well as musical theatre. Sandy hopes to use her love and knowledge of music to help others, just as it has helped her throughout her life. She is excited to continue sharing her love and passion for choir music as the current Director of Music at the Presbyterian Church of Radford.
Joey Morgan Harrington is a current Masters student at Radford University, studying music composition and piano performance. Harrington also works as a jazz pianist in the New River Valley, primarily playing solo piano gigs at wineries, restaurants, and private venues. Harrington received both a B.A. in History and a B.F.A. in Jazz Piano Performance from the University of North Carolina in Asheville, graduating in 2020. While living in Asheville, Harrington began performing with various jazz groups and recorded his first album as a leader in 2019, titled Lipinsky Sessions. Prior to working with the Presbyterian Church of Radford, Harrington worked for NRVCS as a behavioral specialist and also worked as a piano teacher at various music schools in the New River Valley.