First Presbyterian Church, Oxford, is governed by “presbyters”, or elders, who are lay leaders elected by the congregation. These elders are the spiritual leaders of the church who work alongside the pastors to discern the movement of God’s Holy Spirit throughout our various ministries. Collectively these elders are called the Session and serve a three-year term.
Clerk of Session- Drew Mauldin (Class of 2023)
Class of 2022- Susan Abbott, John Abernathy, Trey Byars, Kevin Christian, Greg Patton
Class of 2023- Allyson Ashmore, Kathryn Elliott, Goodloe Lewis, Drew Mauldin, Lee Miers
Class of 2024- Catie Hester, Richard DeVoe, Hale Freeland, Bradley Goodwiller, Melissa Hall
Each year, FPC elects fifteen members from the congregation to serve as the hands and feet of Christ through its leadership of caring. Deacons are true servant leaders providing food, transportation, visitation and ushering at worship services, including funerals.
Class of 2022- Gabrielle Chiniche, James Day, Sarah McLellan, Cliff Smith, Pattye Wilson
Class of 2023- Chloe Lloyd, Laura Lovelady, Allison McCord, Shae Orrell, Adam Quick
Class of 2024- Patrick Bolen, Tommy Cribbs, Lindsey Estes, Kathy Orr Griffith, Jennifer Williams
FPC has eight standing ministry teams, comprised of two elders and members of the congregation, that seek to serve the church in their respected area of ministry. If you are interested in joining one of these ministry teams, please contact the church office.