Gathering memories, thoughts, and reflections as we remember the Rev. Joe Kitts (1926-2013) who served at Truro Church in Fairfax, Virginia. Send your memories to email@example.com. Thank you!
Well, almost 10 years after his death, I had an impulse to Google, "Joe Kitts Episcopalian Truro Virginia, and I came across this tribute. My family attended Truro for the years from the mid-1960s to the late-80s, and I during most of that time as a teenager and college grad. Although I was active as a young man as an acolyte and other services, I became a Christian late in college. Between college and B-School, I attended the "traditional service" at Truro that Joe officiated. We shared a love of the Puritans and he shared his library with me and gave me volumes from Baxter, Manton, and Jewel that I treasure. He mentioned his friend, Jim Packer once, and I had he occasion to mention Joe Kitts to J.I. Packer once, and his eyes lightened up thinking of old times. I am very grateful for the positive, godly influence Joe had on my life. God is so good!