Pastor David was called to service by the members of Loch Raven Presbyterian Church on January 15, 2012. He joined the Chesapeake Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in March of 2012, to become the Senior Pastor of Loch Raven Presbyterian Church (PCA) on Easter Sunday April 22nd.
A message from Pastor David:
Welcome to Loch Raven! Thanks for checking us out online. We especially desire to invite into God’s presence all who are spiritually weary and seek rest, all who mourn and long for comfort, all who sin and need a Savior, all who are strangers and want fellowship, and all who hunger and thirst for righteousness.
It is the Love and Peace and Joy of God that we would offer you; come and be filled, come and find rest. Come and worship!
We are a church which strongly and wholeheartedly believes that the Bible is God’s Word. We joyfully confess that God is sovereign – that is, that God is BIG (bigger than us and bigger than our problems) and in control of all things. He is perfectly merciful and loving as well as perfectly just and fair. He won’t let sinners go unpunished, but He has provided the only way of salvation through Jesus Christ.
It is our delight to share the Good News that anyone can know real and lasting peace with God. Life can be filled with vibrant hope and joy, even when the world around us is sometimes bleak and depressing.
At LRPC, we don’t gloss over sin. We know the reality of evil and the power of temptation. But we never allow that be the the last word. God has given us the privilege of proclaiming the Gospel – that there is forgiveness for our sins!
Being God’s family in this place is the big deal to us and we want to welcome you in to experience the blessing of being part of God’s people. We pray that at our church, the opportunity for you to be blessed and to be a blessing to others is real.
About Pastor David
David was born on January 18 in northern New Jersey, the son of Pastor Bill and Edie Milligan. David met his wife, Sue, while at Grove City College and they were married in June of 1993, following David’s first year of seminary. Sue, a Music Education major, has continued to use her talents teaching voice and piano lessons.
David and Sue are the proud parents of five children.
Walter, who enjoys playing soccer and is fond of history – especially WWII; Lesley loves to sing and paint, and enjoys small children, which makes her ideal for a babysitter; Laura, who loves to read and write mystery stories, is a big fan of basketball; Katie is also artistically inclined and enjoys playing with her dwarf hamsters, “CarlSpot” and “PatrickFuzz;” and last, but certainly not least – Ethan, an inquisitive youngster who likes to play the piano and Wii; his favorite topic of conversation is U.S. geography and where he and his dad want to go on the next family vacation.
Prior to coming to Loch Raven, Pastor David Milligan served twelve years in the Pittsburgh Presbytery as Senior/Solo Pastor of Kiski Valley PCA Church in Leechburg, PA. He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a M. Div. degree in 1997 and was ordained in March 2000 by the Pittsburgh Presbytery (PCA). He received his B.A. degree from Grove City College in 1992.
You can read monthly blog posts form Pastor Milligan by clicking here.