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A Rector Retires

January 17, 2016 St Petersburg, FL 


The beloved priest and Rector of the St. Petersburg congregation, Priest Rick Bement, was placed into retirement on Sunday, January 17, 2016. Apostle Hecht was able to join the congregation to conduct this very special day. The entire weekend was filled with many fellowships and preparations, culminating in our Sunday School singing for he and his wife, and a delicious fellowship with all of his favorites!

Priest Bement has faithfully served the Lord in several congregations over his time as an ordained minister. The following is a brief summary of his service:
He began his Ministry ordained as Sub Deacon 5/22/1977
He moved to Tampa Fl in 1986 and ordained as Deacon 11/25/1989
Was ordained priest 5/5/1990 and became Rector of Tampa Congregation 1990-1996
Moved to Rock Island Illinois congregation and Became Rector 1996-2001
Moved to Ocala FL and became Rector 2001- 2005
Moved to Largo FL and became Rector 2005-2006
Moved to St Petersburg congregation and became Rector 2006 -2016.
We have been so blessed to have him along with his lovely wife, Kathy, in our congregational family, and wish them God's blessings as they begin a new chapter in their lives.

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