By Billy Hallowell, The Blaze
Following the decision by the Presbyterian Church (USA) to change its official definition of marriage as being from “a man and a woman” to “two people, traditionally a man and a woman,” it’s unclear how theologically conservative member churches will respond.
It’s no secret that the nation’s largest Presbyterian denomination has faced criticism over its oft-times progressive views, with some churches officially exiting and joining ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians, a theologically conservative denomination that has been growing since its inception in 2012, or choosing alternative paths altogether.
The Rev. Dr. Dana S. Allin, executive director of ECO, told TheBlaze in a recent interview that he was personally disappointed in Presbyterian Church (USA)’s decision to embrace same-sex nuptials earlier this month, but that he “saw it coming.”
Allin, who was previously the pastor at Indian River Presbyterian Church in Fort Pierce, Florida, left Presbyterian Church (USA) with his congregation and joined ECO, where he also served on a committee to help write regulations for the newfound denomination before becoming its executive director.
Watch Allin tell his story: