Beloved Kanawha Valley Pastor and Musician Retires


A Kanawha County pastor and prominent musician calls it a career Sunday. 
Reverend Paul Romine was in the pulpit at First Presbyterian Church of Saint Albans for the past 15 years. “Pastor Paul” was also a member of the popular Appalachian music group, “The Presby Pickers” who played at Sunday’s service. Reverand Romine is also well known for helping lead the Presbyterian churches recovery and rebuilding efforts after the June 2016 floods.

“I think the fact that we hosted work-camp groups that did flood recovery work in Clendenin, has made such a difference in our community. And we’ve made those folks welcome and I think we grew in the process…. “But I’m very sorry to leave these people.  It’s just been wonderful over the years. A great congregation,” Rev. Romine said.

“Paster Paul” and his wife Julie will be moving to Kansas to be closer to children and grandchildren. 
The congregation gave him a brand new guitar as a farewell present and to keep him involved in music.

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