Pastor Brad arrives in Stanford.

Welcome from Pastor Brad Napier

Rev. Brad Napier was called as Pastor on March 13, 2022, and began his ministry on April 18.  Pastor Napier was installed on July 11, 2022, by a Commission of Transylvania Presbytery.  Originally from Hazard, Kentucky, Brad comes most recently from Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Dandridge, Tennessee.  He has served churches in Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, and Tennessee.  Brad has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Berea College and a Master of Divinity Degree from Lexington Theological Seminary.  In his spare time, Brad enjoys riding his motorcycle, doing yard work, traveling, and reading.  Brad and his wife Kim live in the manse in Stanford. 

Church Organist

Tim McHargue has been Organist part-time at Stanford Presbyterian Church since 1999. He holds a Master of Church Music from Wester Seminary and a Bachelor of Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He also did Post-graduate studies in Organ & Composition at Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He holds  Kodály Education Certification Levels 1 & 2, and Orff Schulwerk Certification Levels 1 & 2. Currently, Mr. McHargue is retired from teaching, living in Berea, Kentucky, after having taught at: Judson College, The Dales, Oregon; Institute Biblique Européen, Lamorlaye, France; Portland Public Schools, Portland, Oregon; Madison County Public Schools, Madison County, Kentucky.

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Christ calls officers to govern and rule in the church, after the manner of Christ for the glory of God, for order and leadership in the body of Christ.  The policy of the Presbyterian Church (USA) sets forth that church officers are called and elected by the people.  These officers are Ministers of Word and Sacrament, Elders, and Deacons.  Our church is governed by a Session (six elders and the Pastor), which is the council for the congregation.  The Session shall be responsible for governing the congregation and guiding its witness to the sovereign activity of God in the world.  Our deacons are responsible for overseeing the buildings and property of the church and for the budgetary affairs of the church under the authority and supervision of the Session.

Pastor Brad Napier

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Tim McHargue


Donald Raider Church Sexton

Donald Raider


Linda Peck

Bulletin Printing

Wayne Berry


Adult Class Teachers

Shea Lair & Mike Taylor

Session of Stanford Presbyterian Church

Amy Sparks

Chair of Deacons

Elder Sandy Caudill

Clerk of Session

Elder Shea Lair

Christian Education

Elder Preston Correll

Mission & Outreach

Elder Heidi Carnes

Mission & Outreach

Elder Marsha Camenisch


Elder Greg Baird

Building & Grounds

Elder Mike Taylor


Elder Sandy Caudill