FPC History Book in the Works

September 8, 2017

You may run into a man named Marion Ellis around. Marion is an author and former journalist who is beginning his work on a history of First Presbyterian Church in preparation for the year of our Bicentennial, which we plan to launch in September, 2020.
Marion is a Durham-based writer who was a member of The Charlotte Observer team which won the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. He has authored or co-authored a number of books, including a 50-year history of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a history of NationsBank (now Bank of America) and biographies of former NC Governor Terry Sanford, the late Federal Judge James McMillan (one of our former elders) and others. A graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School, he also attended UNC-Chapel Hill on a Ford Foundation fellowship.