Ministerial Staff


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…

Mike Shelton

Jenella Oliver

Kim Alvis

Kim Alvis has been the media specialist for First Presbyterian Church since 2005. Her duties include production of the weekly bulletin, the monthly newsletter and various other publications, and keeping the congregation informed about upcoming events through email, the flat screen television and bulletin boards. Kim has a degree in Communications from East Tennessee State University. She also works as a correspondent for the Kingsport Times-News. She enjoys hiking and spending as much time as possible outdoors.

Wayne Dinsmore

Wayne Dinsmore has been part of the First Presbyterian family for thirty-three years. Wayne oversees the inventory needed for the maintenance of the church, assists with the purchasing of items for special events, and is also responsible for the upkeep of the church facilities and grounds. Wayne handles set up for any special church events and oversees any general contractors working on the premises. After work he spends his time gardening, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors.

Tammie Davis

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…

Jenny Clemmer

Vickie Green

I joined FPC in August of 2014 and my duties at FPC include receiving and greeting visitors, members, vendors, individuals seeking pastoral assistance and all others who may come onto the First Presbyterian Church premises as well as those who call or e-mail during regular church business hours Monday through Friday. I also serve as the central “clearing house” for the operation of the Deacons’ Care Ministry program, maintain all information and statistics regarding membership including, but not limited to,…

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…

Anna Hagan

Catherine Tucker