Dean Faulkner acknowledges that there are a lot of churches in Ballantyne. Big churches. There’s St. Matthews Catholic Church, the largest Catholic parish in the United States, on Ballantyne Commons Parkway, and Transformation Church in Indian Land, which has been recognized by Outreach Magazine as one of the fastest growing churches in the country. Faulkner, a Presbyterian pastor, is undeterred, however, and he will officially launch a new church called South Charlotte Presbyterian Church.
As schools opened in Matthews this fall, one absence was notable. Matthews Police Officer Karen Greene, who served led the DARE program in three public elementary schools for nine years, retired in August. She had become a fixture in and out of the schools, leading classes inside and directing carpool traffic outside. “Officer Greene truly went above and beyond in her service to the Elizabeth Lane School community,” said Crystal Lail, Elizabeth Lane Elementary principal.
In early 2011, Matthews Presbyterian Church received an unexpected gift. Frank Renfrow, the last member of the Renfrow family to own Renfrow Hardware & General Merchandise in downtown Matthews, had bequeathed the church $1 million in his will. His only stipulation was that the money be used to build a pipe organ. The church had never had a pipe organ, although it had installed a new electric organ in 2000 when it built a new sanctuary.
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Selecting a term
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