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 2018

Beth Beckham

Mission Committee, Chair


Trip Buchanan

Educational & Youth Ministries Committee


Mary Jo Dawson

Personnel Committee, Chair


Gail Ebner

Hospitality/New Member Outreach Committee, Chair


Cam Scott

Worship Committee, Chair


Melanie Starks

Educational & Youth Ministries, Chair


Jacob Williams

Congregational Life


Class of 2019

Jody Fordham

Educational & Youth Ministries Committee


Sheila Jackson

Congregational Life Committee, Chair


Denny McGurer

Commitment Committee, Chair


Gary Smith

Personnel Committee


Sandy Tucker,

Worship Committee / Sanctuary Guild, Chair

Class of 2020

Will Callicott

Finance Committee, Chair



Michael Kucharski

Preschool Liaison

Men's Ministry


Rick McLeod

Nominating Committee, Chair

Task Force


Tommy Patterson

Mission Committee


Ellen Williams

Educational & Youth Ministries Committee



Class of 2018

Phyllis Britt

Flower Delivery


John Palmer



Ethan Ploeger

Visitation / Respite Care


Graham Reynolds

Extended Communion

Class of 2019

Nancy Girardeau



Chris Kupcha

Card Ministry


Dee Verley-Matthews

Meal Delivery


Class of 2020

Tim McKinsey

Medical Equipment Closet / Minor Home Repair


Mary Sue Wyatt

Memorial Receptions




Class of 2018

Bill Tucker


Class of 2019

Dean Sackett


Class of 2020

Wayne Rickman


We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation.

Adding New Chapters to an Old Story

First Presbyterian Church

224 Barnwell Avenue NW

Aiken, SC  29801