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Adding New Chapters to an Old Story

Grounded in the Presbyterian tradition of Christian faith, we believe that God has placed First Presbyterian Church in this time and place to begin a new chapter in an old story, by developing Christian faith that honors and cherishes tradition, while not being bound by traditionalism. We believe that God is Calling First Presbyterian Church to take up the challenge of communicating the good news of Jesus Christ to generations through:


Meaningful worship that makes the word of God available to both new and mature followers of Jesus Christ;

Relevant instruction focused on growing new disciples and equipping mature saints;

Authentic fellowship that builds true community by emphasizing our belonging to one another through Jesus Christ;

Compassionate Christ-centered outreach that makes a difference, locally and globally.


We believe that God has called us to be a haven of Christian community, and a representative and witness for Christ in Aiken, and in the world.



Class of 2017

Amy Calfee

Preschool Liaison


Sandy Evans,

Christian Education

Committee, Chair

PW Liaison


Wayne Rickman,

Finance Committee, Chair

Endowment Committee, Chair


Jean Schwalbert

Congregational Life Committee, Chair


Jerry Shumpert

Nominating Committee, Chair

Class of 2018

Beth Beckham

Mission Committee, Chair


Trip Buchanan

Youth Committee, Chair


Mary Jo Dawson

Personnel Committee, Chair


Gail Ebner

Hospitality/New Member Outreach Committee, Chair


Cam Scott

Worship Committee, Chair


Melanie Starks

Christian Education Committee

Class of 2019

Jody Fordham

Youth Committee


Sheila Jackson

Congregational Life Committee


Denny McGurer

Stewardship Committee, Chair


Stephanie Rimmer

Memorial Committee, Chair

Nominating Committee


Andrew Shumpert

Youth Committee


Gary Smith

Hospitality/New Member Outreach Committee


Sandy Tucker,

Worship Committee / Sanctuary Guild, Chair



Class of 2017

Barb Magrath



Ben Russell, Chair


Lisa Woods

Card Ministry/Care Mail


Class of 2018

Phyllis Britt

Flower Delivery


John Palmer

Medical Equipment, Minor Home Repair, Transportation


Graham Reynolds

Extended Communion

Class of 2019

Nancy Girardeau



Chris Kupcha

Memorial Receptions


Dee Verley-Matthews

Visitation / Respite Care




Class of 2017

Carl Brown, Jr.


Class of 2018

Bill Tucker


Class of 2019

Dean Sackett


We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation.

First Presbyterian Church

224 Barnwell Avenue NW

Aiken, SC  29801