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Passing of Rev. Harry Frederick “Pete” Petersen (1933-2017) former mission partners from PC(USA)

PCT received the notice concerning the going home of pastor, missionary servant of the Lord, Rev. Harry Frederick Petersen III though known to many as “Pete”

As missionary partner of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (later known as PC(USA), Rev. Peterson first arrived Taiwan in 1962 and was assigned to assist with youth and student campus ministries in the northern area and to teach part-time at the Presbyterian Bible College, Hsinchu. He left Taiwan in 1965 when he completed his service. In addition to Taiwan he also served the global church in Ghana and Nigeria.

The Montreat Presbyterian Church - PC(USA) wrote as follows:

“With sadness in our hearts and celebration in the Church Triumphant, we must share with you that the Rev. Harry Frederick "Pete" Petersen III died peacefully at home this afternoon.

A service of Witness to the Resurrection, giving thanks to God for the life of the Rev. Harry Frederick "Pete" Petersen III, will be held in the sanctuary of Black Mountain Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 21 at 2:00 P.M. with the participation of members and staff of Montreat Presbyterian Church. A Reception will follow.

Pete and Martha Jane have shared a collaboration in ministry that has had profound impact all over the world, including at home. Among many other accomplishments, Pete was campus minister at the University of South Carolina, creator of the Christmas International House, and founder of Villa International.Together, the Petersens were mission co-workers in Taiwan, Ghana, and Nigeria. They have lived in Black Mountain since 2000, where they have continued to be active in church ministry at both MPC and BMPC.

Our deepest Christian love and sympathy are extended to Martha Jane and all Pete's family, and many friendsaround the worldfrom decades of faithful ministry.”


Montreat Presbyterian Church, P.O.Box577,Montreat,NC28757


E-mail: office@montreatchurch.org

Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, 117 Montreat Road • PO Box 39 • Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828) 669-2725 • www.bmpcnc.org

Family: Mrs. Martha J. Petersen <hmjpete@bellsouth.net>

Extended obituary: www.PenlandFamilyFuneralHome.com


Submitted by:Ecumenical Committee
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