Reverend Cecelia D. Armstrong

Associate Pastor

Rev. Cecelia D. Armstrong is called “CC” by friends and family members. She has never met a stranger and continues to collect friends and family members throughout her Christian journey through life and real-world experiences. So, if you are privileged to read this brief biographical sketch, then consider yourself a part of her collection of friends and family members.
Pastor CC was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She was baptized at Calvary Presbyterian Church (USA) and remained a very active member there until her decision to make Georgia her home. As an active youth at her home church, Pastor CC served as an officer for Calvary’s Youth group, the Michigan Chapter of the Black Presbyterian Youth Caucus, the Midwest Steering Committee Representative for the National Black Presbyterian Caucus, the Presbytery of Detroit Youth Council, and the Synod of the Covenant Youth Council.
While participating in all sorts of fun activities, she took on serious roles as well. One particular incident led to the creation of the National Black Presbyterian Youth Caucus, which remains active today, within the National Black Presbyterian Caucus. Her hard work and endeavors led to being the youngest recipient of the Lucy Craft Laney Award. Remaining active with the Presbyterian Church through her days spent at Spelman College, Pastor CC attended, and eventually joined, New Life Presbyterian Church (USA) keeping membership through 1997. After earning her first Master’s degree and accepting a job as a high school mathematics teacher near Augusta, Georgia, Pastor CC became a member of Belle-Terrace Presbyterian Church (USA). While there, she was ordained as a Deacon, and then an Elder, before she accepted the call on her life into ministry.
On the Synod level, Rev. Armstrong has worked with youth through the Southeast Region of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus. On the denominational level, Rev. Armstrong is co-moderator of the National Association of Presbyterian Clergywomen, Planning Chairperson for the 2015 National Black Presbyterian Caucus conference, and a proud spokesperson for the denomination’s small church residency program.
Favorite Scriptures:
Proverbs 2:1-5 (Listening for God’s direction)
Hebrews 11:1 (Offering a full sacrifice to God)
Psalm 23 (Verifying who God is in all things)
Matthew 28:19-20 (Empowering others to do God’s work)