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Church Order and Parliamentary Procedure

Join us on this week’s episode as we speak with Fred Greco, pastor of Christ Church in Katy, Texas. He is a trusted authority on parliamentary procedure and church polity and moderator of the PCA’s 50th General Assembly. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, alongside his wife, Deb, Fred’s academic journey in Classics and History from the University of Buffalo paved the way to a career in law after acquiring his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

As a corporate attorney specializing in commercial finance and real estate law in Cleveland, Ohio, Fred’s life took an interesting turn when he was ordained as a ruling elder in the PCA, sparking his transition from business to the pulpit. The call to ministry led him and his family to the heart of Texas, where he now serves as the Senior Pastor of Christ Church. In this episode, we’ll explore Rev. Greco’s rich life experiences, from his expertise in law to his heart for ministry. We’ll explore the relationship between his legal training and his ecclesiastical service, and how this unique background informs his understanding of governance within the church.

Chapters

  • 00:07 Introduction
  • 04:02 Fred’s Journey from Buffalo to Houston
  • 17:07 Being Introduced to Church Governance
  • 22:59 Biblical Principles and Parliamentary Procedure
  • 30:30 Implementing Rules for Assemblies
  • 36:59 Teaching Church Members about Polity
  • 42:38 The PCA at 50
  • 52:13 Witnesses in Church Courts and a Binding BCO
  • 56:18 Additional Resources
  • 58:18 Conclusion

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