Welcome To First Presbyterian Church of Arkadelphia

We are a community of faith that gathers around the Word and Sacraments for worship and fellowship in God’s holy name. 
Our mission, reaffirmed each Sunday, is to proclaim the saving gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ as it is understood and practiced in the reformed tradition. We come together as members of the faith to nurture, provide spiritual fellowship, maintain and promote worship, and strive to eliminate social injustice. Together we work to exhibit the Kingdom of God to our community and the world beyond by using the gifts God has so graciously given us. 
God calls each and every one of us regardless of our skin color, income level, or lifestyle to join together in praise of the Divine. Whether you have lived in Arkadelphia your entire life or have been here only a short time because of work or school, we hope you will worship with us soon.
 
 
Elizabeth
Gabbard
Pastor
 
Reverend Gabbard became the pastor of First Presbyterian in September 2015.  She holds a bachelor of arts in English from Lyon College (Batesville, Arkansas) and a Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, Georgia).  She was ordained to ministry in November 2008. 
 
 
Andrew Kreckmann
Music Minister
 
Dr. Andrew Kreckmann joined the Henderson State University faculty in late August 2015 and is now the Director of Choral Activities. Prior to HSU, Andrew served as Interim Director of Choral Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit.
 
Before going to WSU, Andrew completed his DMA in Choral Conducting at Texas Tech University, taught several courses and choirs at TTU, and served as Director of Music Ministries to St. John’s United Methodist Church in Lubbock, Texas.
 
 
Lacy
Wolfe
Children’s Coordinator
 
Lacy has served the children and parents of First Presbyterian since January 2015. In addition to her work at the church, Lacy is a librarian at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia. Lacy holds a bachelor of arts in English and a master of liberal arts in social science from Henderson State University and a master of library science from Indiana University. She is married to William Wolfe, an accountant for
W.P. Malone, Inc. 
 
 
Anne
Caver
Admin Assistant
 
Anne maintains the daily operations of the church, and is the friendly face visitors see during the week when stopping by the church office!
 

Anne and her husband Jim came to Arkansas from California in 2001.

Anne became part of the staff of FPC in July of 2003.

 
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First Presbyterian Church of Arkadelphia, Arkansas is part of the Presbyterian Church (USA).