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Faith in the Public Square
April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Pastors Tory J. Liferidge and Timothy Scoonover in a thought provoking discussion from across different faith traditions about the role of faith at the intersection of race and community relations.
Meet the Pastors
Tory J. Liferidge was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Moncks Corner, SC. He is a graduate of Duke University where he attained a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology and minors in Business and African American Studies. In 2002, he answered his call to ministry and then pursued and earned a Master of Divinity degree at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. He graduated in 2007. During his studies there, he followed the academic track on Urban Ministry, an area where Tory feels called to serve in his vocation. Currently, he has returned to Wesley to pursue a Doctor of Ministry degree in the Public Engagement Track. Tory has recently transitioned back to his hometown of Moncks Corner, SC where he is continuing his non-traditional and transformative work in ministry. He is now serving as the pastor of Grace Reformed Episcopal Church and seeking to empower the greater community spiritually, physically, economically and civically.
A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Timothy graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services. He received his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, where he was awarded as the Walters Preaching Scholar. Timothy has served as Middle School Youth Director at Second Presbyterian Church in Knoxville; Associate Pastor of Youth and Mission at First Presbyterian Church in Thomasville, Georgia; and moved to the Lowcountry in 2013 as the Senior Pastor and Head of Staff of First Presbyterian of Moncks Corner. Timothy is currently working on his Doctorate of Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary in the Leading Change cohort.
Timothy married his high school sweetheart, Ashley, and they have two sons, Cooper and Micah. He is passionate about church renewal, making disciples, University of Tennessee sports, coffee, and time with family.