A popular United Methodist minister who pastored the local UM church in Knox in the 70’s was feted at a retirement ceremony Saturday evening at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Ft. Wayne.
Pastor Phil Emerson greeted congregants and former members of churches he pastored in his long career. His final sermon will be given next Sunday. Also honored was his wife, Phyllis, who is still a hair stylist in Knox two days a week.
Several people from the Knox congregation attended the ceremony. He also was the pastor of United Methodist churches in Michigan City, Lafayette, and Logansport.