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  • HOME | Firstpres

    Join us as we worship together We'd be thrilled to have you as our guest at any of our worship services or events throughout the week. Wherever you are in life, there is a place for you here. Gospel Worship Sunday // 8:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary Traditional Worship Sunday // 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary 1105 Contemporary Worship Sunday // 11:05 a.m. in the Fellowship Center (downstairs) What we’re about . . . Our mission statement is . . ."to discover and live the way of Christ in the expansive grace of God." We do that by living out these Core Four Strategies: WORSHIP, GROW, CONNECT, SERVE. These four standards are the tangible ways we carry out this mission statement to our Amarillo community and the world. Click on the banners below to find out more.

  • First Pres Live | Firstpres

    MINISTRIES Home / Ministries / First Pres Live Live opportunities to stay connected as a church family Worship Service // Sunday Mornings Wednesday Night Studies MINISTRIES Adults Care College Age First Pres Kids Library/Resources Missions Music Studies and Groups Youth Columbarium OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve Got Fruit Join us at the church, as a part of a Home Group, or on your own as we dive into learning about the Fruits of the Spirit and how those fruits can guide us and help us deal with an anxious and chaotic world the way Christ would want us to. You can link to the live . Zoom Parent/Kid Intro here if you'd like to view this insightful interview in its entirety after your Home Group, you can . find it here Special thanks to Dr. Alan Keister & Dr. Ako Bradford. Sermon on the Mount Rev. Dr. Howard Griffin and Elder/Trustee David Mullin will teach this Wednesday Night study. You can join them in Room 304 at the church or online at home or with any Home Group. Here are the Discussion Questions for Week 2 8:30 a.m. - GOSPEL 11:00 a.m. - TRADITIONAL

  • Intergenerational Ministries | Firstpres

    Intergenerational Ministries Pumpkin Roundup 2020 Everyone is invited to our Pumpkin Roundup at the Gilmour Ranch on Sunday October 4 from 4-7p.m. Hamburgers, photo booth, trail hike, pumpkin painting, sand pile, dodge ball, bonfire, s’mores, and more. Invite your friends and neighbors. Find a map to the Gilmour Ranch on our website. Bring chairs or blankets. Please leave family pets at home. A Map to Gilmour Ranch

  • First Pres Kids | Firstpres

    FIRST PRES KIDS Home / Ministries / First Pres Kids Welcome to FIRST PRES KIDS Nursery/Early Childhood Elementary Events OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve Sunday School is Back! Watch the video below that was made for our Preschool friends to learn how to get upstairs. It's a little bit different because renovations are in full swing for big changes on the first floor! Critter Land is Open! Nursery and Preschool Worship are open again for our Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers and Kindergartners. Coming up: 3rd Grade Bible Presentation September 20th at the 11:00/1105 Worship Services Parents are invited to a special reception with the 3rd graders during the Sunday School hour in room 304. REMIND messages will come as texts to your phone even if you do not have the app. Feel free to comment or send questions back. The account manager will be the only one who sees your comment. About First Pres KIDS MINISTRY... First Pres Kids Ministry is a fun, safe and loving place for KIDS to learn about Jesus! Click to learn about our staff. here Click to learn more about our Sunday School classes at 9:45 am. here (These days and times are temporarily on hold while we worship and study God's Word together online and with our families at home!) RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES: by Robbie Castleman Parenting in the Pew: Guiding Your Children into the Joy of Worship Check out FaithWeaversNOW, the New Curriculum used by FPKids Ministry for 2018 https://www.group.com/category/ministry-resources/childrens-ministry/sunday-school/faithweaver-now.do

  • Norman Goad

    Home / / About Our People / Staff STAFF / / / Home About Our People Staff / normang@firstpres.com (806) 350-5215 Norman Goad Director of Music and Organist Norman Goad is the Director of Music/ Organist at First Pres. He's been on staff since 2004. He and his wife, Diana, have a Schnauzer and lots of cats! Norman has served as a church musician for 40 years serving many churches in many denominations and has culled the best things from those experiences. He brings that cumulative experience to First Pres. Norman loves the Christ-centered, scripture-based teaching, preaching and singing at First Pres. His favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:6-7. At age five, Norman began piano studies with his mother, Doris. At age 14 he began studying pipe organ playing and continued organ study through high school. He attended Texas Tech University, studying organ with Dr. Judson Maynard and choral conducting with Gene Kenny and Dr. Donald Bailey. He received his Bachelor of Music in organ performance in 1982. Having married Diana House of Amarillo in 1981, the couple traveled to Brazil working the entire year of 1982 and doing missionary work. They helped career Baptist missionaries establish churches and develop church music programs in the interior of the country along the Trans-Amazonic Highway. They both learned to speak Portuguese fluently. Upon their return to the USA, Norman began work on a Masters Degree in organ performance, which he received in 1986, once again from Texas Tech. In 1986, Norman won the First Prize, Graduate Division in the Wm. C. Hall Pipe Organ Playing Competition in San Antonio, TX, a state-wide contest involving students from all the major universities. Since winning the competition, Norman has served as Organist or Organist/Choirmaster in all of the Protestant denominations. He is currently Director of Music/Organist of First Presbyterian Church, Amarillo. For 25 years he has owned N.E.G. Keyboard Services, a company that tunes and repairs 50 pipe organs valued at 27 million dollars in the Texas Panhandle, Lubbock, the South Plains, and Eastern New Mexico. He is the curator of the world-famous instrument at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Amarillo. N.E.G.K.S. also does system upgrades on pipe organs, restores pump organs, and does pipe organ water-damage / fire damage restoration. The N.E.G.K.S. shop is equipped for heavy commercial woodworking and metal-working applications. In their spare time he and Diana enjoy vacationing in the Rockies hiking, biking, horse-back riding and doing home improvement projects. Norman also enjoys photography, electronics, international travels and woodworking. His wife, Diana, is a private violin teacher and orchestra/string specialist for AISD.

  • Shauneen Hatfield

    Home / / About Our People / Staff STAFF / / / Home About Our People Staff / shauneenh@firstpres.com (806)350-5209 Shauneen Hatfield Administrative Assistant for Intergenerational Ministries Shauneen Hatfield is the Administrative Assistant to Kim Talley, the Assistant Pastor of Intergenerational Ministries. Shauneen has been married to her sweetheart, Biff, since 1974, and together they have one son, Scot. She also has a stepdaughter, Cheree, and a daughter-in-law, Lynn….both of whom she loves as her own. Her sweetest thing in life is the closeness of family, including their six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren! Biff and Shauneen have been members of First Pres since 2001, during which time she has served as an elder twice—once from 2006-2008, and most recently 2017-2020. She has also served on the Women’s Committee and helped our Women's Director coordinate Women’s Bible Studies. One of Shauneen's greatest joys has been leading sweet women in several different studies—what a gift that has been! She also has a great passion for missions and serves on the World Missions Team and has participated in mission trips to Louisiana after hurricane Katrina, and with a group who went to La Paz, Bolivia. Biff and Shauneen helped with the Rick Husband House build through Habitat for Humanity, and it was a huge honor for her to serve our amazing staff for the past three years through being a member of the Personnel Committee. Shauneen and Biff are members of NUFF’s and the Parlor Sunday School group led by Dan Carter and Orlando Lopez. They love their First Pres Family and cherish worshiping together at any of the three fantastic worship services, but most often, you’ll find them at the 11:05 service. After working in the education field for 25 years, Shauneen retired so she could better care for her dad and help him navigate his life with Alzheimer’s disease. After her sweet daddy went to his heavenly home, she began to feel a little bit at lost ends. So eleven years after retiring, she began praying about the perfect part-time job. She thought that the perfect job would be working at First Presbyterian Church and to serve her church family! Her prayers for many months included asking God that, if it was His will, to please open a door so that she could work at First Pres. Oh how sweetly He answered her prayers! She truly looks forward to serving the children and youth of our church and community and prays that through her work she can be used as God’s conduit through which His love flows onto other people. She is eternally grateful for this opportunity! She joyfully proclaims one of her favorite Bible verses: “I love You, Lord; You are my strength!” (Psalm 18:1) To Him and Him alone she gives all the glory, honor, and praise!

  • Laura Autry

    Home / / About Our People / Staff STAFF / / / Home About Our People Staff / lauraa@firstpres.com (806) 350-5204 Laura Autry Financial Assistant Laura Autry is the Financial Assistant at First Pres. She's been on staff since 2006. Laura loves the people in the congregation and her co-workers. She has earned two Associates degrees from Amarillo College (Business & Marketing/Communications), and a Bachelor's degree in Business from Wayland Baptist University. Laura is single. She has one child and three grandchildren. Previously, Laura worked at Weyerhaeuser for 26 years in finance. Her favorite movie is Forrest Gump.

  • Heidi Corona

    Home / / About Our People / Staff STAFF / / / Home About Our People Staff / heidic@firstpres.com (806) 350-5211 Heidi Corona Administrative Assistant for First Pres Kids Heidi Corona is the Administrative Assistant for First Pres Kids Ministry. She joined our staff in July 2015. Heidi met her husband, Greg, in 1990 when they were selected to represent Ozark Christian College (Joplin, MO) in a touring student singing group. There she earned a Bachelor in Biblical Literature. Heidi and Greg have a son, Aidan (19) and a daughter, Wilson (15). Her favorite verse is Acts 4:13, “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” Heidi is so happy to be part this ministry which teaches kids how being with Jesus gives us courage to do great things for Him.

  • Charlotte Kinch

    Home / / About Our People / Staff STAFF / / / Home About Our People Staff / charlottek@firstpres.com (806) 350-5200 Charlotte Kinch Administrative Assistant for Senior Pastor Charlotte Kinch has been an Administrative Assistant at First Pres since January of 2005. She loves working here and loves being able to talk, pray, laugh, and cry with all the sweet people that worship here, some of whom are like family! Some of Charlotte's hobbies include spending time with family, working outdoors, singing, decorating, and spending time on the back porch with the Lord. One of her favorite Bible verses is Ephesians 3: 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.

  • GIVING | Firstpres

    GIVING Home / Giving Please click 'Submit' to enter your Credit Card information. Text to Give 1. Open a new text message to 806-208-4288. ​ 2. Enter the amount, in whole dollars, you’d like to give. 3. Press 'Send.' 4. First time users, follow the link provided to a secure website where you add your information, including debit/credit card information. 5. Choose either ‘Budget Pledge 2020’ or 'Gifts and Offerings' from ‘Choose a Fund’ dropdown. 6. You can make this a recurring gift if you choose to. 7. Press the ‘Submit’ button. ​ Your giving is set apart as gift to the Lord for the church to allow for works of mercy, kindness, evangelism, teaching, and many other forms of ministry. Your gift is ultimately an act of worship unto the Lord. ​ As our culture continues the process of living in a more cashless society, First Pres wants to provide you with the option of paying your tithe electronically with an automatic draft payment or a credit card payment. You have the option of giving two different ways - with your credit or debit card, or from your checking or savings account. We have taken the proper care to ensure your transactions are safe and secure. Click below to download our EFT(electronic funds transfer) Authorization form EFT Authorization Form Make Your Pledge to the Operating Budget Please let us know what you pledge to the Operating Budget of 2020. Draft Schedule Please have my entire monthly amount drafted from my account on the 1st of each month. Please have my entire monthly amount drafted from my account on the 15th of each month. Please evenly divide my monthly amount and draft my account equally on the 1st AND the 15th Date I authorize drafts to begin: Routing Number Account Number Account Type Checking Savings Submit Thanks for submitting!

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