Retired Pastor To Sky Dive For Murphy-Harpst


On Sunday, October 26th Chapel Hill UMC of Rome will uniquely celebrate Rev. Ken Kulp’s 80th birthday by watching him sky dive alongside the church's senior pastor Rev. Rich Griffith.

Kulp, who retired in 1998, accepted the call to return to his last appointed congregation as a co-pastor with Griffith this June. He has enjoyed working with his fellow pastor so much that he asked him join him in completing this bucket list item.

As they collect courage for the big event, taking place at 3p.m. at The Farm (1195 Grady Rd.) in Rockmart, Georgia, they are also collecting sponsors to donate to Murphy-Harpst Children’s Home.

“I wanted to do more than just jump out of a plane,” Kulp says, whose birthday is October 29.

In addition to being located in his wife’s hometown of Cedartown, Kulp also cherishes the organization for their “wonderful way of reaching children who have been abused and neglected”.

All are welcome to attend and donate to the big event this Sunday in Rockmart, complete with food and fellowship. Photos and videos will be posted shortly afterwards.

Celebration Update and a Happy Birthday to Ken Kulp!

Today, October 29th, is officially Rev. Ken Kulp's 80th birthday and we are happy to announce that he and co-pastor Rev. Rich Griffith have survived their sky diving adventure!

The pair brought a large crowd with them on Sunday, October 26th, to Skydive the Farm in Rockmart after services at Chapel Hill UMC. Though it was a great and unique way to celebrate, Kulp says he did took the jump for something so much bigger than himself. Thanks to the pastors' enthusiasm and bravery the church raised close to $1,500 for Murphy-Harpst.