Alpine Presbyterian Church’s Dr. Richard Hollingsworth has achieved the rare golden anniversary mark as a pastor of his denomination.
On September 9 he will be among other senior Presbyterian ministers to be honored at the conference of Grace Presbytery, which will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Ft. Worth.
After his graduation from college and seminary Dr. Hollingsworth started out pastoring congregations in Doniphan and Union, Missouri before returning to his native Texas to accept the pastorate of Waxahachie’s Central Presbyterian Church.  He next moved on to the First Presbyterian Church of Texarkana, Arkansas.  After retiring in 2001 he moved to Longview and worked as interim pastor at churches in Bossier City and Marshall.  When he accepted the pulpit committee’s offer from Alpine Presbyterian he came out of retirement and resumed full-time preaching.
Alpine Presbyterian’s morning services on September 11 will be followed by a special fellowship to recognize Dr. Hollingsworth for his long tenure in the service of Our Lord.  The public is invited to attend the luncheon at 135 Hiett Lane at its junction with Tryon Road in Longview.  Worship services start at 10:15 a.m.  For additional information please call (903) 663-1368.