Seeking to See the Face of Christ…..Striving to be the Hands of Christ

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What’s New

New Bible Study Starting March 1, 2023 “The Ultimate Question: Why?”

From the Cross of Jesus, to national disasters, to the horrors in the headlines, and to the pain of personal tragedies we endure: there is a question waiting to be voiced. WHY?  It is not just a question; it is the question, the ultimate question, and whether it is voiced aloud or kept inside, it cannot be ignored. In March, Dr. Shelton won’t ignore it. In fact, he will voice it 4 times, in conjunction with 4 distinct questions:         …

2023 Holy Week Events

Palm Sunday, April 2  Children’s Easter Egg Hunt All children and their families are invited to our Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00 a.m. Worship Services 8:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Maundy Thursday, April 6 Stations of the Cross – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Communion Service and Tenebrae – 6:30 p.m. A meditative service commemorating the Last Supper by celebrating Holy Communion, with readings, prayers, and hymns and a special message from Pastor Mike. Good Friday, April 7 Stations of the Cross…

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Mike Shelton

I am honored to join the First Presbyterian staff and to be a part of this church community. Prior to coming here, I have served four congregations in four different states and so I bring this experience and enthusiasm to my ministry with you. My wife Donna and I both grew up in North Carolina and we have three grown children. I am an avid reader, love to hike, and I play golf when I get the chance. I have…

Mark Owen Davis

Joined the First Presbyterian Staff as full-time Director of Music Ministry in 2006. As such, He conceives of creative and meaningful ways to integrate the language of music into all aspects of our church’s shared life in worship and fellowship, coordinating our wide array of gifts and talents into choral, vocal, and instrumental activities and offerings. Mark has served in Music Ministry for 38 years in seven different churches. Holding degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music (B.Mus) and The…

Russ Pearson

Russ is the Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministries.  He oversees the youth and children’s ministry at First Presbyterian Church as well as the Sunday school program. Russ went to Presbyterian College where he majored in Religion and graduated in 2006. He received a Master’s in Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA in 2013 and became a Certified Christian Educator in the PCUSA in June of 2016. Russ is married to Eva and they have two…

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