The Rev. George R. Estes, an ordained minister of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, is a graduate of Bethel College (B.A. 1967), Memphis Theological Seminary (M.Div. 1970), and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (D..Min. 1980). George was a local church pastor for 23 years before accepting a call to the General Assembly’s Board of Missions (now Missions Ministry Team), where he served on staff for 20 years. He retired at the end of 2013 but continues to be active in ministry as guest preacher, teacher, and writer. He and his wife Janie reside in Germantown, Tennessee. They have four grown children. Janie is a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Germantown. She suffered a stroke in early 2017 and is regaining her strength through physical therapy. She appreciates the continuing prayers of the CPCG family. George and Janie can be reached on the home phone at (901) 755-6673, or his cell phone (901) 275-4812.
Linda Emigh Warren, our pianist, organist, and director of our adult’s and children’s choirs, graduated from Rhodes College in 1969 (it was Southwestern at Memphis at the time), with a Bachelor of Music in Church Music with a concentration in voice and organ. She has been a church musician since 1964 as soloist, organist, pianist, adult choir director, and children’s choir director. Her love of singing took her to Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony in Eureka Springs, Arkansas during her college years and shortly thereafter to perform in several operas. For three years she performed with a band in a local Memphis nightclub. Linda received her Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Memphis and has 45 hours of graduate work above her masters. She has taught music in private schools, and has taught voice and piano. She is now the music teacher at Farmington Elementary School in Germantown. Linda enjoys reading, writing and arranging music, gardening, bird watching, working crossword puzzles, walking with her dog, and being with her husband and family.
Jane is our Administrative Assistant. She was born in Ripley, Tennessee in April 1957, and raised in Dyersburg, Tennessee from the age of 5. She graduated from Southwestern at Memphis, now known as Rhodes College, with a B. A. in history in 1980. In August of 1980, she married Gary Norwood. Since getting married, Jane and Gary have lived in Greece (3 years), Virginia (2 years), Okinawa, Japan (3 years) and Atsugi, Japan (3 years). Gary left the U. S. Navy in 1992 in time for the birth of their daughter, Laura Katharine. They moved to Memphis in 1993.