The Session of First ARP Church

Being a Presbyterian Church means, first and foremost, having her rule by elder.  That is the meaning of the Greek word for which we get our English word presbyter or elder.  Fundamentally then, First ARP Church is organized, led and ruled by a group of men who are duly ordained and installed by the congregation to serve her in such an office.  She is led, effectively, by a representative form of government.  This provides a faithful layer of accountability, oversight and protection.  


The Session, therefore, shall have as its primary responsibility the initiation, planning, organization and administration of programs designed to enable the congregation to carry on the mission of God in Christ’s Church by word and deed in the community and also in the Presbytery, the General Synod and the whole world. 


The Session of First ARP Church is composed of 5 classes of men who serve 5 year terms, each.  They can be readily found on the back of our worship bulletin.  Currently, the men who actively serve our church as elders are: 


2017 Class:  Robert Alexander, John Barron, Charles Crawford, Jim Hanna

2018 Class:  David Ledbetter, Robert Lesslie, Eric Madsen, Cole McKinney

2019 Class: Buddy Cassels, Bob Harper, Carey Harper, Jeff Lyon

2020 Class:  George Coxhead, Jamey Dagenhart, Martin Grant, Tim Marshall

2021 Class:  John Gettys Jr., Walter Revell, Tom Roper, Bill Vogel




CLICK HERE to find out the current listing of our committees, their leadership, and what ministries they oversee!

The Boards of the Session

The Boards of First ARP Church fall under the authority and oversight of the Session.  She has ordered and directed them to accomplish ministry on her behalf.  They are not, therefore, autonomous bodies.  They can faithfully pursue the ministry that has been laid before them, but they must always come back to the Session for direction and guidance.  


Click on the images above to find out more about each of the Boards that serve our church!