Go therefore and make disciples of all nations

Matthew 28:19

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. And if we were to ask for just one proof of this, we need only look to Jesus.

Our twenty-eight missionary families and partners span fifteen different countries across five continents. They are involved in a variety of ministries including church planting, mercy, and medical ministry, reaching the poor, and engaging the intellectual. It is a delight for our church to aid in the work they are doing. We count it an honor to be in fellowship with our brothers and sisters on the front lines of the spiritual battle. As a church family, we engage in a “partnership...of giving and receiving” (Philippians 4:15) with our missionary families. Our prayers and financial support are vital, and we must not let them fail. As the Lord continues to send out laborers into his harvest fields—and some of them from our own congregation—we pray that the Lord Jesus Christ will be glorified.

Active Missionaries

Please note that we also support and pray for several missionary families whose names and/or countries cannot be listed online for safety reasons.

America

Austria

Cuba

France

Germany

Haiti

Japan

Phillipines

South Sudan

Ukraine

Pakistan

Scotland

Rwanda

Wales

Zimbabwe

Peru

Spain

Uganda

Zambia

Partnerships

Haiti
Haiti Under God  |  H.U.G.

First Presbyterian Church has ministered in Haiti through the ministry of HUG (Haiti Under God). Along with supporting HUG, groups have gone to help with construction projects, children’s ministry, and medical clinics. Key to this effort has been Haitian pastor Maxeau and FPC elder Bruce Williams.

United Kingdom
Leith, Scotland & Cardiff, Wales

Rosalynd and Athole Rennie have led the effort to establish Grace Church Leith in the Leith area of Edinburgh, Scotland. Athole and Rosalynd, along with the growing church, have been reaching out to their community by hosting gatherings and building friendships for the sake of the Gospel. They have three children: Erskine, Abigail, and Grace.

In Cardiff, Wales, Fiona and Mark Johnston lead an effort to revitalize Bethel Presbyterian Church. The church slowly grows, attracting new people including Cardiff area college students. The Johnstons have two adult children.

Pakistan
Christian Hospital Sahiwal

Rhoda and Keith Ackerman serve in Sahiwal, Pakistan, where Keith is the Director of Christian Hospital. The hospital, established in 1915, is a medical ministry of World Witness. It is a 170 bed hospital seeking to represent Christ and the Gospel through excellent medical care.

FPC has been involved with the hospital, and other aspects of ministry in Pakistan, for a number of years.

Uganda
Africa Reformation Theological Seminary

Africa Reformation Theological Seminary (ARTS), Kampala Uganda, is a work of the Presbyterian Church of Uganda. The mission is to prepare and equip pastors, preachers, church planters, evangelists, and church leaders for positions of leadership in the church. First Presbyterian Church helps with scholarships for students and sends medical mission teams to minister in villages where the Presbyterian Church of Uganda has work.

Frank C. Hill Center

A monthly world mission prayer is held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4:00 PM in the center. 

The Center was established to encourage and exhort the members of First Presbyterian Church to grow in their knowledge, prayer, and commitment to the Great Commission, and as a place to encourage missionaries who have been called to be part of taking the gospel to the world.

It is located on the first floor of the Ministry Building (1420 Lady Street).

Dr. Frank C. Hill passed away in July 2016 leaving a legacy of deep commitment to world missions. He had three great passions. One was a desire to see First Presbyterian Church members educated regarding its missionaries and their work. The second was a commitment to short-term missions. He gave himself to medical missions for many years going to a number of countries. The third was a commitment to encouraging missionaries.