How We Work

LEADERSHIP

The word presbyterian comes from a Greek word meaning elder. Ruling elders combined with teaching elders (pastors) form the top leadership of the church. All ministry is the ultimate responsibility of these elders as they meet together in a gathering called the Session. Each elder serves three years in the role and is placed into one of three groups named by their final year of service. The work of the Session is divided into councils, i.e., worship or discipleship, and committees, i.e., property or youth. Each council has committees of people who do the work of ministry leadership.

John Fullerton

Rev. Dr. John H. Fullerton, Jr.

Senior Pastor/Moderator
Zac McGowen

Rev. Zac McGowen

Outreach Pastor
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VACANT

Discipleship Pastor
Brandt Merritt

Brandt Merritt

Clerk of Session
Anna Mayes

Anna Mayes

Recording Secretary
Jaime Blitch

Jamie Blitch

Kim Bowers

Kim Bowers

Terry Dennis

Terry Dennis

Richie Johnson

Richie Johnson

Karen Lentz

Karen Lentz

Jonathan Link

Jonathan Link

Evelyn McMullen

Evelyn McMullen

Dennis Ross

Dennis Ross

John Snapp

John Snapp

Joe Whittington

Joe Whittington

Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson

Janet Fansler

Janet Fansler

Don Hubbard

Don Hubbard

Cathryn Lacy

Cathryn Lacy

Ken Loar

Ken Loar

Frank Neilan

Frank Neilan

Danny Rodriquez

Danny Rodriguez

Stephanie Saint-vil

Stephanie Saint-Vil

Kay Strong

Kay Strong

Amarilis Vazquez

Amarilis Vazquez

Nancy Chastain

Nancy Chastain

Brandon Clark

Brandon Clark

Russell Cummings

Russell Cummings

David Finger

David Finger

Trip Godwin

Trip Godwin

Brandt Merritt

Brandt Merritt

Abby Rodda

Abby Rodda

Carol Taylor

Carol Taylor

Bob Tebbe

Bob Tebbe

Tracy Wilson

Tracy Wilson

AFFILIATIONS

We are a member church of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) denomination, one of the Reformed theological traditions of the Christian church. We are also active in the Fellowship Community, a network of churches and leaders called together to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ by growing in Christ’s likeness, living by God’s Word, and joining in God’s mission in the world.

Who We Are

The mission of First Presbyterian Church is to make and mature disciples for Jesus Christ.

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