Global Missions

First Presbyterian Church is committed to supporting overseas mission work, especially ministries which focus on church planting and leadership training. Whether you’re interested in contributing financially to our supported ministries, going on a short term, overseas missions trip, or attending our yearly Missions Conference, there are many ways to actively serve those outside of the United States.

Supported Missionaries

The Missions Committee of First Presbyterian Church supports +/- 30 individual missionaries on an annual basis. Click on the links below for Biographies and Latest Newsletters from each of our missionaries and supported organizations.

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Bethany Alms, serving in Nicaragua
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Ellen Barnett, serving in Mexico
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Scott and Kathy Craig, serving in Costa Rica
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Michael and Tricia Lee, serving in Panama
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Jay and Nancy Matsinger, serving in Czech Republic
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Coby and Pamela McGinty, serving in South Africa
Biography | Latest Newsletter

John and Cathy Rug, serving in Chile
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Mike and Elizabeth Sabin, serving in Guam
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Steve and Rita Williams, serving in New Zealand
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Jeff and Jamie, serving in a sensitive area

 

Other Sending Agencies

Gary and Robin Alward
serving with Campus Outreach in Thailand
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Jim and Evelyn Anderson
serving with Greater Europe Mission in Germany
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Bob and Mary Lee Bolitho
serving in Uganda and India
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Jan Buchanan
serving in South Sudan
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Paul and Laura Chinchen
serving with African Bible College in Malawi
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Andy and Lori Keener
serving with Wycliffe Bible Translators
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Jacob and Lisa Pursley
serving with Gateway International in Turkey
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Guillermo and Jennie Salinas serving with
Presbyterian Evangelical Fellowship in Mexico
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Nathalia Santos
serving with Campus Outreach in Brazil
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Katie Scott
serving with Casa Hogar del Niño in Mexico
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Tiemjan “Rung” Thongla
serving with Campus Outreach in Thailand
Biography | Latest Newsletter

Fabiana Vidal
serving with Campus Outreach in Brazil
Biography | Latest Newsletter

William and Charisa
serving in a sensitive area

City Church Manchester in the United Kingdom
About the Ministry | Latest Update

LOGOI Ministries
About the Ministry | Latest Update

Local Missions

First Presbyterian Church is committed to supporting the community around us. Throughout the year, we serve and support many local ministries. From Youth summer service projects to hosting a Christmas Dinner for the Homeless each year.

Supported Local Ministries

Here is a list of our supported local ministries. Learn more by clicking on each ministry name to view their website.

Ongoing Projects

 Major Partnerships

In 2014, our church continued the historical legacy of committed missions support by establishing a Major Partnership program to support global ministries at a higher financial level. This program allows FPC Macon to stand beside several of our long-time supported global ministry partners beyond the individual support level.

This program continues to expand. Our current Major Partners include the following. Learn more by clicking on each ministry name to view their website.

Missionary Apparel Closet

First Presbyterian Church began the Missionary Apparel Closet in December of 1996 with the desire to assist with the needs of missionaries and their families. The clothing is donated by our church members and others. Missionaries who attend our annual conference or visit throughout the year are given the opportunity to select from a variety of styles and types of clothing.

To date, we have served approximately 350 missionary families through the Apparel Closet. Additionally, we have shared with other charitable organizations and ministries which provide for the needs of people in our local community. There is never any cost to the recipients.

If you would like to donate new or almost new clothing to the Apparel Closet, please bring your items (on hangers if possible) to the Administration Office. Business hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Fridays.

If you have further questions regarding the Missionary Apparel Closet, please call the Church Office at 478.746.3223.

How Can I Help Now?

Wondering how you can support specific missionaries or projects today? Our annual World Missions Conference, held in February of each year, is the best opportunity to connect with missionaries and organizations that our church supports. Please visit our Missions Board located in the brickyard for specific needs of the attendees from our most recent Mission Conference. A list of those current prayer and financial needs is available here.