Meet the pastor: Pastor prefers small-town life

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Kelly Fulfer is the pastor at Trinity Family Center at 601 South Avenue B. Kelly, his wife Elizabeth and their four children moved to Portales 3 1/2 years ago after previously serving seven-and-a-half years as a pastor in Bernalillo. Originally from Mountainair, Kelly met Elizabeth in her hometown of Truth Or Consequences. Because of the […]

First person: Pastor returns to answer call

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Pastor Gary Piepkorn was a chaplain at Cannon Air Force Base when the Faith in Christ Lutheran Church in Portales opened. Piepkorn moved away from Cannon and after several years, retired from the service at Onizuka Air Station in California. Around the time he retired, Faith in Christ Lutheran Church needed a pastor and they […]

Cowboy services offered at church

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Brad Morgan has been the pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Portales for just over a year. Among the different services he conducts at the 18th Street place of worship is “Cowboy Church” every Tuesday night. Morgan, 37, previously served in various capacities at Bethel Baptist and Emmanuel Baptist churches in Portales. Are there real […]

Pastor stays active by teaching

Clyde Davis

Clyde Davis has been pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Portales since 2001 and has lived in the area since 1997. How long have you been a pastor? I was ordained in 1981 at the Pittsburg Presbyterian Seminary. Why did you choose to be a pastor? While in college studying education, I became involved with […]

Pastor: Calling was chosen for me

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Pastor David McFadden. First Baptist Church What did you choose to be a pastor? It wasn’t so much something I chose. It was something that was chosen for me. During summer break while attending college, I was invited to a Bible study by a young lady. I went more for the lady than the Bible […]

Pastor follows calling

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David Bennett has been a pastor for the Church of Christ (3rd and Kilgore) for eight and half years. Why did you choose to be a pastor? From the time I was twelve years old it is all I ever wanted to do. It probably had to do with my upbringing. It also had to […]

Nov. 28, 1944

The new pastor of First Baptist Church, Rev. W. E. Barnes, at a City Council meeting, spoke of his perception of Portales since moving here in early November. He mentioned, among other things, the well-kept homes, which “made Portales a place of happy and contented residents,” according to the Portales Tribune.

Pastor set to trade places

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Freedom New Mexico It’s been a long time coming, but after 35 years in active ministry, the Rev. Joel H. Horne says he’s looking forward to trading his place behind the pulpit for sitting by his wife in the pew. Horne, who will turn 70 this Halloween, will officially retire Sunday as the senior pastor, […]

Sept. 10, 1933

Portales Valley News reported that the new pastor of the Methodist church, Rev. R. F. Davis, would be preaching the following Sunday, his sermon entitled “Forward March.”

Churches should determine marriage rules

According to a local pastor, the 5.4 magnitude earthquake that hit Southern California last week was not just one of those typical seismic events that take place with some regularity in these parts. It was “(a)nother queer quake trying to get California’s attention.” Apparently, the Lord is mad about the legalization of gay marriage in […]