Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations stories

The Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations program restores the financial health and wholeness of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) pastors so they may revitalize their congregations. Since its launch, the program has positively impacted the lives of many pastors and their congregations. These stories illustrate how the program has transformed pastors' lives and ministries. 


Small church finds big value

Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations helped the Reverend Elizabeth "Libby" Moses make a plan for financial sustainability, allowing her to focus on her call without the distraction of debt.

Rev. Moses' story

Clemmons Presbyterian Church rallies around associate pastor

​Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations eased the financial burden on the Reverend Patrick McElwaine, making a real difference in his life and the life of his congregation.

Rev. McElwaine's story

Historic church engages Healthy Pastors program

​Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations has allowed the Reverend Lorenzo Small Sr. to better devote his whole self to ministry, without concerns about his finances.

Rev. Small's story

‘God shows up’ for pastor, through grant

Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations is enabling the Reverend Jeff Smith to get out of debt and start saving for his children's college educations.

Rev. Smith's story

Pastor welcomes financial education, her ‘growing edge’

​​Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations gave the Reverend Esta Jarrett not only financial knowledge and practical experience but also greater confidence in managing her finances.

Rev. Jarrett's story