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This profile was last updated on 9/19/01  and contains information from public web pages.

Rev. Joseph M. Gettys

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Volunteer Assistant Chaplain

Local Address:  Clinton , South Carolina , United States
Presbyterian Home

Employment History

  • Interim Pastor
    Shady Grove Presbyterian Church
  • Organizing Pastor
    Westminister Presbyterian Church

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ph.D.
6 Total References
Web References
"Please Understand Me", 19 Sept 2001 [cached]
Wesley Commons Assisted Living and Special Care House is pleased to announce that Rev. Joseph M. Gettys, Ph.D. will present "Please Understand Me" on Thursday, March 21st at 7:00 PM in the Assisted Living Facility Dining Room.
Dr. Gettys, a native of York County, is an active 94-year-old retired Presbyterian pastor who currently serves as a volunteer Assistant Chaplain at Presbyterian Home in Clinton, SC and as Interim Pastor of Shady Grove Presbyterian Church.He also served as organizing Pastor of Westminister Presbyterian Church in Greenwood.
"Please Understand Me" is based on Dr. Gettys' daily experiences of his effort to be a caregiver to his wife who has Alzheimer's disease.He is presently working on a book of the same experiences titled "Why Can't I Remember".His previous works include "What Presbyterians Believe," which has sold more than 180,000 copies.
The Herald - local [cached]
CLINTON -- Tirzah native Dr. Joseph M. Gettys was awarded the Order of the Palmetto on Wednesday by Gov.
Gettys, 97, attended York High School and was a professor at Presbyterian College and pastor to many churches.His book "Caregivers Can Survive," chronicled Gettys' living with his late wife's Alzheimer's disease.
The Order of the Palmetto is South Carolina's highest civilian honor.
Gettys' only surviving sibling of 11 brothers and sisters, Elizabeth Parsons of Rock Hill, attended the ceremony Wednesday in Clinton at the Presbyterian Home where Gettys lives.
Some thoughts for the 21st century, 16 Nov 2009 [cached]
Written by Joseph M. Gettys
Joseph M. Gettys is professor emeritus of religion at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. He celebrated his 102nd birthday in April 2009.
History : Fourth Presbyterian, 29 Sept 2010 [cached]
From 1960-1973 the church was served by a number of pastors: Dr. Joseph M. Gettys (interim), Rev. Edward Hopper, and Rev. Thomas Walker.
Milford Presbyterian Church - History, 28 June 2003 [cached]
The present church was erected and dedicated on August 30, 1953, during the pastorate of Dr. Joseph M. Gettys.Dr. Gettys was pastor from 1950 through 1953.
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