Our Church Staff
A Search Committee currently is handling applications as they search for a new pastor for First Presbyterian Church. The COVID epidemic made that search more difficult. The committee seeks everyone's prayers during this continuing process. In the meantime, some wonderful guest ministers have been lined up to take the church through the remainder of the year. Please come out and enjoy these dynamic presentations. The church service begins at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday morning.
Two primary leaders share the pulpit during each month, Dr. Vivian Tomlinson and Jo Brannon. Jo's biography is as follows:
Jo Brannan received her B.A. from McKendree College in Lebanon, Illinois and attended Eden Seminary in Webster Groves, Missouri. Jo served Carondelet-Markham Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri for three and a half years.
She has led retreats and bible studies as well as Vacation Bible Schools. She is a Griefshare leader, a support group for those who are grieving. She also served as a Spiritual Leader and Board Member for the Kairos Outside of Wichita Falls, Texas prison ministry.
She and her husband fostered thirty two children and owned and operated the Victory Inn Bed and Breakfast in Belleville, IL. She, her husband and their two dogs currently reside in Lake Kiowa, Texas.
Music Director: Dr. Jeffrey Schleff is First Presbyterian Church's new Director of Music. After earning music degrees
from Arizona State, Northwestern University, and The University of Illinois, he served churches in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Upon retirement as a school principal, Jeff and his wife, Rita, relocated to Ardmore, Oklahoma where they enjoy life and their 5 dogs.
Child Care Provider: Lydia Ansley