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Heinsohn tT Speak At Edgemont ARP Church



Frank Heinsohn will fill the pulpit on Sundays at Edgemont Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church during the month of November. The announcement was made by the church’s session.

Heinsohn will speak during the 11 a.m. morning worship service on Sundays.

He is a graduate student at Erskine Theological Seminary, working on completing a Master of Arts in Practical Ministry Degree, with an anticipated graduation date of May 2022. Erskine is the seminary of the Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Heinsohn is an ordained elder in the ARP Church and he has preached in several Presbyterian churches in Bath, Augusta and Rockbridge counties. In addition, he has led multi-generational Bible studies and Sunday School classes. He is also involved in mission work, having led multiple mission trips to an orphanage in Guatemala.

He says he loves C.S. Lewis’ children’s novels, the Chronicles of Narnia, and has led studies of the Biblical themes in those novels. His favorite character is Puddleglum the “Marsh-wiggle.” Heinsohn thinks he relates to this character because of his upbringing in the marshes of the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

Heinsohn was born and raised on the Barrier Island of Folly Beach, outside Charleston, S.C. He attended local schools and enrolled in Clemson University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Upon graduation, Heinsohn went to work for then-Westvaco Corp. at its North Charleston S.C., paper mill.

He was a pulp mill and paper machine engineer and a technical service engineer. In his last position with Westvaco his territory
included the Midwest and Pacific Northwest as well as China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Upon leaving Westvaco, Heinsohn worked several for Corning Inc. An opportunity to work for a start-up company brought Heinsohn and his wife to Bath County. They moved to Bacova and he became associated with Microphase Coatings.

While living in Bacova, the Heinsohns fell in love with Bath County and the Western Highlands of Virginia.

After another stint with Corning in Corning, N.Y., they moved to Maryland and Heinsohn accepted a position with the Department of the Navy at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.

Heinsohn is married to the former Joanie Pierce, who also hails from the Barrier Islands of South Carolina. They have three adult children who live in Richmond, Lynchburg, and Asheville, N.C They are blessed with multiple adopted grandchildren.

The Heinsohns reside in Fairfield, where they are members of the Old Providence ARP Presbyterian Church.

Edgemont Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church is located on Church Avenue in Covington.

“The congregation welcomes Frank and Joanie Heinsohn to our church for the month of November and we look forward to hearing his stirring words of faith, hope, and inspiration-based teachings of Jesus Christ and the written word of the Bible,” a church spokesman said. “Edgemont extends a hearty welcome for the Alleghany Highlands to come to meet and hear Frank and Joanie Heinohn during the month of November.”

Edgemont ARP Church can be followed on its Facebook page. The telephone number is (540) 965-3916. The email address is edgemont@

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