A Logansport clergyman who recently celebrated his 30th year with his congregation has been recognized with a special city honor.
The Rev. Bruce Vernon, a Logansport native, has pastored The Vineyard at 715 E. Broadway for three decades. His tenure is one of the longest, if not the longest, of any local pastor with a congregation.
“Bruce is a rare person in that he has grown up in Logansport and continues to serve his hometown as a member of the clergy,” Mayor Dave Kitchell said Wednesday in naming him the Logansport Citizen of the Week. “Bruce’s following has grown and he continues to have a passion for serving God’s community.”
Rev. Vernon is the son of Rosemary Vernon and the late John Vernon, who served on the Logansport City Council and was a former cemetery sexton. Bruce and his wife, Andrea, are the parents of two sons, Dominic and Andrew, and one grandchild. He is a 1979 graduate of Logansport High School.
The Citizen of the Week recognizes outstanding citizens and former residents for their contributions to the community. Recipients receive a certificate from the Mayor’s Office and a $20 gift certificate to a local restaurant.
SOURCE: News release from Logansport Mayor Dave Kitchell