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  • WORSHIP SERVICES | Firstpres

    WORSHIP SERVICES Home / Worship Services We have the same message preached at all three services, but three unique styles of worship music to choose from... 8:30 a.m. Gospel Service in our Sanctuary 10:55 a.m. Traditional Service in our Sanctuary 11:05 a.m. Contemporary Service in our Fellowship Center FPC All Services from Jake Schroeder on Vimeo . WORSHIP SERVICES Reformed Traditional Contemporary Gospel OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve

  • Worship | Firstpres

    WORSHIP Home / About / What We're About / Worship Worship is a way of life. We're called to worship God in everything we do. We worship corporately each week at our different worship services, but it goes deeper than that. God is the center of our lives. How we live our lives should be an ongoing act of worship of Him. CORE 4 STRATEGIES Worship Grow Connect Serve

  • ECO | Firstpres

    OUR DENOMINATION: ECO Home / About / ECO FIRST PRES TO CHANGE DENOMINATIONS Congregational Meeting Vote: 438 - 16 (96.5% to 3.5%) to Join ECO Bylaws/Articles Affirmed 438 - 14 with 2 Abstentions In a standing-room-only congregational meeting Wednesday evening, more than 500 attendees heard Rev. Howard Griffin summarize events of the past two weeks leading up to the historic vote to disaffiliate from the PC(USA) and join ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians. Elder Cole Camp described his experience in attending an ECO gathering. Members in favor of joining ECO lined up to speak for two minutes each. No one spoke in favor of remaining in the PC(USA). Elder David Mullin explained the ballot, and the congregation voted. Elders gathered the ballots and several retired to count them. David Mullin also read a letter hand-delivered the day of the vote from Palo Duro Presbytery outlining Presbytery's objections to FPC's departure from the PC(USA). When Bonnie Rogers, clerk of session, read the vote tally, a cheer went up for the recommendation to join ECO. Learn more about ECO here . ​ WHAT IS ECO (COVENANT ORDER OF EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIANS)? ECO (COVENANT ORDER OF EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIANS) ESSENTIAL TENETS ABOUT Becoming a Member Contact & News ECO Employment FAQs Mission Statement & Beliefs Our History Our People Our Pipe Organ What We're About First Pres Amarillo App WORSHIP | GROW | CONNECT | SERVE

  • First Pres App | Firstpres

    FIRST PRES AMARILLO APP Home / About / First Pres Amarillo App Download our App today to receive push notifications, have access to past messages, online giving, our calendar, and more! Click on the image below to download. ​ ABOUT Becoming a Member Contact & News ECO Employment FAQs Mission Statement & Beliefs Our History Our People Our Pipe Organ What We're About First Pres Amarillo App WORSHIP | GROW | CONNECT | SERVE

  • Elders | Firstpres

    ELDERS Home / About / Our People / Elders Class of 2021 Andrew Amstutz Matt Harkins Janie Singleton ABOUT Deacons Elders Staff Who's Who Trustees Mike Smiley Class of 2022 Kent Buchanan Skip Forsyth Les Simpson Janice Tolk Class of 2023 Shelley Chaloupka Scot Gilmour Robert Smith Ryan Zimmer

  • Bible Studies & Small Groups | Firstpres

    BIBLE STUDIES & SMALL GROUPS Home / Ministries / Studies & Groups / Bible Studies & Small Groups Small Groups and Bible Studies are made up of 6-12 individuals who want to study a specific topic and share their thoughts candidly. There is more accountability in joining a Small Group or Bible Study. If you're not there, you will definitely be missed. There is an opportunity for everyone to share opinions about the topics being discussed. Small Groups simply 'do life' together. Women's and Men's Bible Studies Spring 2022 For a full list of Sunday school options, click here . ​ For a list of Wednesday Night Classes, click here . Men's Lunch Bible Studies begin in January. We have lunchtime Bible studies on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at noon. Contact Anita for your lunch order and contact Murray Gossett for information on the Bible studies - 373-4242. ​ To find more info about Women’s Bible studies , go here . Interested in joining or starting a Small Group? Contact Murray or Emily . ​ Alzheimer’s Support/Awareness Group for Caregivers- Mondays at 11 a.m. Do you or someone you know care for a family member or loved one who has Alzheimer’s? This is an Alzheimer’s support/awareness group that focuses on sharing and praying with one another about the struggles and challenges of caring for a loved one with this tragic disease. Inquiries, please call 373-4242 or email . STUDIES AND GROUPS Wednesday Nights Sunday School Bible Studies & Small Groups Triads OTHER INTERESTS Studies and Groups Worship Grow Connect Serve

  • Brady Clark

    Home / About / Our People / Staff STAFF Home / About / Our People / Staff / bradyc@firstpres.com (806) 373-4242 Brady Clark Director of Urban Missions ​

  • Intergenerational Ministries | Firstpres

    HUDDLE UP Coaching Event This event is for everyone, because we all need to work together for the net generation. Every child needs 6-8 Godly older people to speak life into them while they are growing up. Are you someone who can join a kid's 'team' and pour courage, wisdom, and value into them? Maybe for you it's a grandchild, a neighbor's child, a single friend's child, the kids you work or volunteer around, or the kids you teach or coach. Each of us needs to be more mindful about our purpose in the lies of the children we know and love. ​ Join us as we learn why and how to build a strong team around all of our children! ​ Dinner - fun - kids' programming - breakout groups

  • Library/Resources | Firstpres

    LIBRARY/RESOURCES Home / Ministries / Library/Resources 1/6 The First Presbyterian Library strives to provide materials and programs that encourage the study of God's Word and the growth of each person's relationship with God. ​ No more buying a book at the Christian book store, only to realize later that our library had the book you could have borrowed. Click here to search our entire inventory. Hours of Operation Open daily, whenever the church is open. Volunteers are available for assistance on Sunday mornings. Checkout policies Materials may be checked out at any time that the library is open by signing your name and leaving the checkout card on the librarian's desk. We have a variety of resources to select from, including books, CDs, DVDs, and magazines in the following areas: Bibles Reference (Bible commentaries, Bible dictionaries, concordances) Christianity, Theology, Understanding Scripture Apologetics Prayer Christian Living Divorce Grief Marriage, Family and Parenting Fiction Biography Holiday (including Lent/Easter, Advent/Christmas) Materials for small group study Movies Audio Books Audio Sermons Children's Collection (books, CDs, DVDs) 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

  • Howard Griffin

    Home / About / Our People / Staff STAFF Home / About / Our People / Staff / howardg@firstpres.com (806) 350-5201 Howard Griffin Senior Pastor and Head of Staff Rev. Howard Griffin is the Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at First Pres. He's been here since 2010. Howard and his wife, Sarah, have 3 children: Hannah, Elizabeth, and John. Howard earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Trinity University, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. From 1996-2000, Howard was a Consultant with PriceWatherhouseCoopers. In 2001, he served as Seminary Intern at the Presbyterian Church of Toms River, New Jersey. In 2002 Howard served as Seminary Intern at Central Presbyterian Church in Summit, New Jersey. From 2003 – 2006, he was the Associate Pastor of College and Singles at First Presbyterian Church of Houston, Texas, and from 2006 – 2010 Howard served as Associate Pastor of Evangelism, Mission & Outreach at Highland Park Presbyterian Church of Dallas, Texas. Howard loves the people of First Pres and feels that the members here have a genuine love for the Lord, for His word, and for one another. Describing First Pres, Howard says "…it's a Christ - centered, Bible - based community that is committed to doing the work of God’s Kingdom here in Amarillo and abroad." For fun, Howard enjoys basketball, hiking, and golf. His favorite authors include John Stott, Dallas Willard, Timothy Keller, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, C.S. Lewis, Philip Yancey, and John Ortberg. His favorite book is The Bible and his favorite movie is “Chariots of Fire."If he has the choice, fajitas are always good! Howard lists John 15:5 as a favorite Bible verse: “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." Howard describes himself like this: "I’m a bit of an ecumenical mutt. My father was a Methodist, and my Mom was a Baptist when they got married. The big compromise of their marriage was to become Presbyterian, but I grew up attending the vacation Bible schools of all three denominations (Presbyterian, Baptist, and Methodist). I also attended an Episcopal school from when I was four until the 9th grade in Midland, Texas where I went to chapel everyday."