Session and Diaconate


The office of deacon is one of sympathy, witness and service after the example of Jesus Christ. It is the duty of deacons to minister to those who are in need and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the bounds of the congregation. Deacons visit homebound members, staff the congregational care program, and coordinate and host the weekly Sunday busy ministry for members needing transportation. Deacons are active primarily in local missions and also coordinate special fellowship events in the life of the church.

The Board of Deacons meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month in the Session Room.
Class of 2016
Luke Buchanan
Betty Davenport
Jaime Fulcher
Sandra Hodges
Dottie LaFar
Lenise Melton
Ed Reese
Hoppy Sell
Ben Summer
Class of 2015
Garnett Dale Bullock Jr.
William Parks Cole Jr.
Lynne Baldwin Hathcock
Esther H. Nelson
Anna S. Renfro
Roger Wade Rizk
Forest Scott Roberts
C. Randolph Silvers
Janie Yelton Stiles
James Thomas Jr.
Class of 2014
M. Parker Crenshaw
Coleman C. Efird
Catherine Mason Epsey
R. Vann Lanier
Dr. Dustin P. Letts
Alice F. Ragan
Starwalker W. Reed
Patricia A. Schultz
Ron M. Sytz
Timothy M. Witherell


The congregation elects elders who, together with ministers of the Word and Sacrament, exercise leadership, government, and discipline. Meeting as the Session, elders have responsibilities for the life and administration of First Presbyterian and the church at-large, including ecumenical relationships.

The Session meets at 6 p.m. in the Session Room on the fourth Sunday of the month, except July and December.
Class of 2016
Mary Ann Aycock
Don Barringer
Page Carver
Tim Fuller
Greg Sellers
Emily Simpson
Leslie Wallace
Craig Whitley
Henderson Wise
Class of 2015
Beverly Beck Bryant
Gloria M. Hickson
Kenneth Lee Howe Jr.
Malinda Beasley Lowery
Dorothy W. McKenzie
Arthur R. Newcombe IV
David R. Rogers
Kevin Lee Schultz
Quay D. Williford III
Barbara G. Yarbrough
Class of 2014
Virginia P. Avery
Betty P. Burrell
Amanda H. Coffey
Franklin S. Craig
Lewis C. Efird
Dr. Roy W. Kelly, III
Lillian R. Lanier
David R. Ratchford
Robert L. Spencer, Jr.
Sarah H. Wentz