Succession of the Stated Clerks of the
Reformed Presbyterian Church

Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America, General Synod [RPCNA,GS: 1833 - 1965]
Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod [RPC,ES: 1965 - 1982]

Term
Name
Years of Service
     
1802 - 1836
35
     
1837 - 1873
John Niel McLeod, D.D.
37
     
1874 - 1885
David Steele, D.D., LL.D.
12
(Also in 1870, when Dr. McLeod was moderator)
     
1886 - 1913
James Y. Boice, D.D.
28
(1906 - 1907, John H. Kendall, D.D., when Dr. Boice was moderator and
retiring moderator)
     
1914 - 1918
James L. Chestnut, D.D.
5
     
1919 - 1941
L.A. Benson, D.D.
23
     
1942 - 1959
Robert W. Stewart, D.D.
18
(1954, Samuel S.Ward, when Dr. Stewart was moderator)
     
1960 - 1970
11
On April 11, 1965, the Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America, General Synod merged
with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church [formerly the Bible Presbyterian Church, Columbus Synod],
to become the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod.
Rev. Meiners continued on as Stated Clerk for the newly formed RPCES.
     
1971 - 1982
Paul R. Gilchrist, Ph.D.
12
On July 10, 1982, the RPC,ES came into the PCA through the process of joining and receiving.
Dr. Gilchrist later served the PCA as its Stated Clerk for eleven years, from 1988 until 1998.