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William Shishko, pastor of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church of Franklin Square, Long Island, NY will address the theme: "Martin Bucer, Richard Baxter & the Reformed Pastor Today: A Call to Return to the Roots of Reformational Pastoral Theology".
Today Pastor Shishko seeks to provide us with valuable lessons from Martin Bucer, the 16th century Dominican monk from Strasbourg, France, who joined the Protestant Reformation, and Richard Baxter, the 17th century English Puritan who is most well known for his monumental work "The Reformed Pastor".
During Pastor Shishko's time ministering to the Franklin Square congregation the church has been blessed with significant numerical growth, and has overseen the formation of two mission churches, one in Mount Vernon, NY and the other in Bohemia, NY. Pastor Shishko has been privileged to serve on various presbytery committees, and also on the OPC denominational Committees on Coordination, Ecumenicity, Home Missions, and Christian Education. Along with his regular pastoral duties he currently serves as one of the instructors for the Ministerial Training Institute, OPC. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Taylors, SC, where he teaches in the department of Applied Theology. He has written numerous articles for the OPC publications NEW HORIZONS and ORDAINED SERVANT, as well as magazines such as The Banner of Truth . His public ministries have taken him to various foreign mission fields, including Suriname, Cyprus, Egypt, Uganda, China, Eritrea, and Wales, and his conference ministries have been carried out in a number of states in our own nation. In addition to these, he continues to make use of his radio training by producing and hosting a variety of programs that are periodically aired in the metropolitan New York area.