April 21, 1939 - Elk Presbytery - Kelso Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Kelso, Tennessee
The Committee on Literatureand Theology made report, which was adopted and is as follows.
Brethren: We have had before us, at his own request, Courtley Burroughs [sic: Cortley], a member of the Fayetteville congregation. And have examined him as to his Christian experience and his internal call to the ministry.
We recommend that he be received and licensed at this session of Presbytery and that Rev. J. W. Simmons preside.
We further recommend that he continue in school at Bethel College for more training for useful service.
J. W. Simmons,
H. R. Robinson
Presbytery set 12 o'clock p.m. for this service.
The special hour having arrived, Rev. J. W. Simmons presiding,
Presbytery proceeded with receiving and licensing Courtley
[sic Cortley] Burroughs to the ministry in the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church. Prayer was led by Mrs. Ora G. Clark
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery, April 20-21, 1939]
April 25, 1940 - Elk Presbytery - Mt. Vernon Cumberland Presbyterian Church - Rockvale, Tennessee
The Committee on Theology and Literature made a partial report verbally recommending Cortley Burroughs for ordination, Friday at 11 a.m. The sermon to be preached by Mrs. Derryberry and Rev. Hendrix to deliver the charge.
April 26, 1940
The hour for the special service, that of the ordination of Bro. Cortley Burroughs, having arrived , Presbytery was called to order and Sister Derryberry brought the message from Titus 2: 14 & Matt. 28: 19, 20. Rev. T. M. Hendrix then delivered the charge in his usual solemn and impressive manner to Bro. Cortley and with the laying on of the hands of the Presbytery, with the prayer offered by Rev. H. R. Robinson, he was set apart to the full work of the gospel ministry.
[Source: Minutes of Elk Presbytery, April 25-26, 1940]
Cortley Burroughs - McKenzie, Tenn.
Minister - Elk Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1940, page 222]
Cortley Burroughs - 401 Holly Ave., South Pittsburg, Tenn.
Minister - Chattanooga Presbytery
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1947, page 216]
Ordained Ministers Who Have Left Denomination
Denomination: Presbyterian U.S.A.
Name: Cortley H. Burroughs
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1948, page 260]
PICTURED ABOVE is the "man power" of the Hugh J. Burroughs family, all ministers except one and he is an elder. LEFT TO RIGHT: Rev. Hugh J. Burroughs, father, pastor of the Jasper, Tenn. church; Ewen [sic Ewing], an elder in the Red Bank church, Chattanooga; Rev. Raymon, dean of Bethel College, McKenzie, Tenn.; Rev. Courtley [sic: Cortley], pastor of the Pana, Ill., Presbyterian church; Rev. Amos, recent B.D. graduate of the Vanderbilt School of Religion, and pastor of the Petersburg, Tenn., and Coker, Ala., churches; and Rev. William, recent A.B. graduate of Bethel College and pastor of the Ebenezer church, Mason, Tenn.
"We can think of no more potential power for Christ and his cause than this one family," states Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Pylant, Petersburg, Tenn., who made this picture available for use here.
[Source: The Cumberland Presbyterian, June 20, 1950, page 4]