Dr. Wyatt Bradley Sutherland began his
pastorate of the Bethel, Camden, and Prosperity Associate Reformed Presbyterian
Churches on March 20, 1983, and was formally installed at a service at Bethel
Church May 22, 1983.
Prior to entering the ministry, Dr. Sutherland had a varied
professional life in the military, law enforcement, real estate and finance.
At the time he accepted the call to the ministry and entered seminary, he
was vice-president of a savings and loan assocation. After completing
his theological training, he was ordained a minister of the gospel in the
Cumberland Presbyterian denomination and accepted the call of a congregation
in Birmingham, Alabama. He transferred his ordination to the Associate
Reformed Presbyterian Synod and served pastorates in Florida and South Carolina.
Prior to coming to Bethel, he was pastor of an Associate Reformed Presbyterian
church in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
During his pastorate, Dr. Sutherland compiled a directory of
members from Bethel, Camden, and Prosperity. He also initiated a church
newsletter. Dr. and Mrs. Sutherland also led annual pilgrimages to
the Holy Land.
Dr. Sutherland resigned as pastor of the Bethel, Camden, and
Prosperity Churches in May, 1984. He and his wife Skip presently reside
in Greenville, South Carolina.