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New Life in New York

05. July 2005

Columns, Congregation of the Month,


Walton RP Church

Location:Walton, N.Y.

Presbytery:St. Lawrence

Organization Date:1861

Membership:47 communicant; 7 baptized. Oldest Member: Astrid Boye, age 94. Youngest Member: Nicholas Abraham Johnston, born June 16, 2005.

Pastor:Brad Johnston

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Our Roots

W.M. Glasgow’s History(1888) records that “in the [Walton] vicinity Francis Gailey made some disciples in early times. A few families lived in this community and held their memberships in the Bovina congregation until the spring of 1861, when they received a separate organization.”

Descendants of those “few families” such as Bruce Henderson, Joan Bronson, and Carol LaTourette remain faithful to the covenant, and the Lord of the harvest keeps drawing others to Himself as we are faithful to proclaim that gospel.

Walton, N.Y. (pop. 6,000), is nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains three hours northwest of New York City. Pastor Brad Johnston was installed as the 12th pastor in Walton RPC’s history on Sept. 17, 2004.

Our Labors

The Sabbath worship of God and the teaching of His Scriptures form the core of our church’s ministry. One member writes, “Each week there is the friendly hum of fellowship over coffee ...

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