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:
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
2022 Class: George Barron Jr., David Gault, Jeff Lesslie, Charles Robbins
2023 Class: Robert Alexander, John Barron, Max Smith, Gerald Talley
CLICK HERE to find out the current listing of our committees, their leadership, and what ministries they oversee!