We are a community of covenant people of God in the Reformed Tradition who are empowered by Christ and the Holy Spirit to be faithful through worship, by listening for God to speak; through fellowship and nurture by sharing life’s joys and sorrows; through education by teaching, questioning, and growing in Biblical understanding; through service by reaching out to a voice in need; through stewardship by realizing that all we have belongs to God. Our Mission is to live in such a way that all we do and say is for the glory of God.

What We Believe

We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), a church with roots in the Protestant Reformation. We affirm the sovereignty of God, the Lordship of Jesus Christ and central importance of the Scriptures in shaping our lives and our life together.

In our governance and in our theology, we are guided by a two-part constitution: the Book of Confessions and the Book of Order. The Book of Confessions is a collection of creeds, catechisms and theological statements, rooted in Scripture, which helps us understand who God is, and how we are to live as God's people.

While the Book of Order is largely concerned with organization and order, it also reminds us why the church exists. The first chapter affirms that the great ends of the church are the proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind; the shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God; the maintenance of divine worship; the preservation of the truth; the promotion of social righteousness; and the exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.

Staff

Joe Hester

Pastor

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Todd Higginson

Director of Youth Ministries

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Martha Chapman

Director of Music

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Kathy Rice

Handbell Director

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Myra Wallace

Secretary and Organist

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Frances Churchill

Nursery Attendant

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Thad McCrae

Custodian

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Beth Daniel

Church Treasurer

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Cathy Allen

Disbursing Treasurer

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Betsy Olive

Pastoral Aide

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Dot Ellmore

Pastoral Aide

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Church Officers

Board of Deacons

Co-Moderators: Helen Best and Wayne Dockery

The Board of Deacons meets monthly immediately following worship. This group is a ministry of sympathy, witness and service. Each church member and regular attendee is cared for by a specific Deacon each year.

Class of 2017

Helen Best, Julie Duncan, Pam Pope, Chris Roberts

Class of 2018

Jo James, Wayne Dockery, Madeline Horne, Kay Taylor

Class of 2019

Sue Avera, Bobby Cox, Eve Creech, Cindy Smith

Session

Moderator: The Reverend Joseph L. Hester, Jr.

Clerk of Session: Debbie Jacobs

The Session meets quarterly immediately following worship. This group is the ministry of oversight.

Class of 2017

Kelly Coats, Linda Crowder, Myra Wallace

Class of 2018

Harold Allen, Courtney Scott, Jennifer Templeton

Class of 2019

Tom Barwick, Judy Miller, Sandy Perkinson

Pastoral Aides

Session has selected two individuals to work with the pastor and members needing pastoral care. Currently, the Pastoral Aides are Dot Ellmore and Betsy Olive. These special, caring individuals visit the sick and shut in on a regular basis and assist members and families during times of crisis.