Serving the Needs of Our Church Family

The Congregational Care Ministry at First Presbyterian Church includes purposeful visitation through pastors, elders, deacons, and the Pastoral Care Support Group. More important than these programs, however, is the hope that all church members and friends realize how the congregational care staff is available to them for any need that arises.

Bereavement

Our Pastoral Care Ministry lovingly serves all areas of our church, from hospital visits and meal team coordination to counseling and care during times of bereavement. For details associated with a funeral, please call the emergency pastoral care phone.

Care Teams

A unique ministry of Pastoral Care at First Presbyterian Church is its network of Care Teams. Groups of volunteer church members have been organized into Care Teams to help with specific needs members might have.

Conferences

This ministry oversees Marriage, Parenting, and Missions Conferences. The next conference our church will host will be the Marriage Conference in Spring 2023.

Counseling Center

The Christian Counseling Center has the unique role in assisting First Presbyterian Church by providing Biblically-based clinical counseling and preventative services in order to build vibrant lives and strong families. This ministry is available to members of the church as well as to all who seek personal and relational wholeness.

Missions Ministry

If one thing is clear in Scripture, it is this: God is a missionary God. His desire to bless the nations is a thread that is woven from Genesis to Revelation. Tap the button below to discover more about our Local and World Missions efforts!

Seniors Ministry

 Purpose: To continue to engage our senior adults in the covenant community as they age, by ministering the gospel of Jesus Christ both to them and with them, and by facilitating connections with church and community resources. Tap the button below to learn more about our Seniors Ministry!

Prayer

Did you know we have a dedicated Prayer Room located in the Ministry Building in Room 102? Click the button below to reserve the space.

Weekly Prayer Opportunities:
  • Elders' Prayer: Sundays 8:00 AM 
    • Ministry Building, Room 402
  • Men's Prayer: Tuesdays 7:30 AM
    • Ministry Building, Room 102

Pastoral Care Ministry Team

David Lauten

Senior Associate
Minister of Congregational Care
dlauten@firstprescolumbia.org
(803) 799-9062, ext. 225

Bryan Bult

Associate Minister
Seniors
bbult@firstprescolumbia.org
(803) 799-9062, ext. 229

Josh Squires

Associate Minister
Counseling
jsquires@firstprescolumbia.org
(803) 799-9062, ext. 501

Sean Henderson

Associate Minister
Missions
shenderson@firstprescolumbia.org
(803) 799-9062, ext. 227

Barbara Diller

Congregational
Nurse
bdiller@firstprescolumbia.org
(803) 799-9062, ext. 530

Janet Altman

Seniors Ministry
Coordinator
jaltman@firstprescolumbia.org
(803) 799-9062, ext. 550

Lisa Eargle

Senior Administrative Assistant
Pastoral Care
leargle@firstprescolumbia.org
(803) 799-9062, ext. 244

Marlena Turner

Administrative Assistant
Pastoral Care
mturner@firstprescolumbia.org
(803) 799-9062, ext. 271

Bobbie Lackey

Divorce Care Ministry
Volunteer