Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Reverend Dr. Anna Pinckney Straight was the sixth generation member of her family to worship at Second Presbyterian Church. Located in downtown Charleston, 2nd Pres was a small congregation where she learned the value of inter-generational ministry, the importance of history, and first answered the call to discipleship.
Reverend Straight received her undergraduate degree from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. From Agnes Scott, Anna went straight to Union Theological Seminary in New York City where she spent three years immersed in the Bible, church history, theology and worship. While in New York City Anna became a part of The First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York, as a member and a seminary intern. Reverend Straight’s first pastoral call was to the Community Presbyterian Church in Arthurdale, West Virginia. While there, she met Ben Straight and married during her third year as their solo pastor. In 2002, Anna was called to be the pastor of the Greencastle Presbyterian Church in Greencastle, PA. It was during her service there that she welcomed the birth of her daughter, Sarah Allan. In 2006, Anna became aware of an opening at University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Her ten years there as an Associate Pastor were rich in ministry, learning, fellowship, and collegiality.
Reverend Dr. Anna Pinckney Straight begins her call as the 16th pastor of Old Stone Presbyterian Church in September 2016. Please join in welcoming her to our congregation and community.