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...on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18


Annual Mission Conference

Our annual Mission Conference is designed to showcase the work of our missionaries, generate prayer and financial support for them, and to encourage all who attend to earnestly consider missionary service themselves.

The week concludes with the Mission Pledge commitment, which gives us an opportunity to respond to the ministry of the Word and the reports of our missionaries by pledging to pray and give in support of First Presbyterian Church’s efforts for Christ’s kingdom at home and around the world.

Keynote Speaker - The Reverend Sandy Willson

Interim Senior Minister, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL

Sanders L. (Sandy) Willson served as Senior Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church (EPC) for the past 22 years before becoming the Interim Senior Minister at Covenant. Sandy is a co-founder of Memphis Center for Urban Theological Studies, a co-founder and chair of Nexus, co-founder and chair of the Memphis Shalom Project, and a founder of Reformed Ministries Network. Sandy also ministers with partners in Africa, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. He serves on the Board of Directors for World Relief. Sandy and his wife, Allison, were married in 1972 and are grateful for five children, three daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, and 11 grandchildren.


Friday, February 23, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 24, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00p.m.

This year we are hosting a  “pre-conference” in which one of our key speakers, Ru Sen, the Vice President of Strategic Planning and Global Leadership Development for Redeemer City to City, will introduce to us several tools that Christians all around the world have found helpful in their journeys to continually rediscover the gospel.   Please join us for this training seminar, Friday evening (2/23)  6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (dinner included), and Saturday morning (2/24) 8:30 a.m.– 12:00 noon (breakfast included). Cost for the seminar and meals is $15.00 per person.  Please register by February 20 by contacting or (601) 973-9125.

 Register for the Pre-Conference Seminar Here


Sunday, February 25, 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

On Sunday evening we will gather in the gym at 5:00 p.m. for Dinner on the Grounds.  Meat and bread will be provided, and we ask that you bring a dish to feed 6-8 people according to the assignment of your last name.

A – J: Vegetables    K – R: Salad    S – Z: Dessert

Nursery will be provided. The Worship Service will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Please be sure to bring your canned goods for the Gateway Food Drive!


Thursday, March 1, 11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Ladies, please join us for the Mission Conference Ladies luncheon on Thursday, March 1. A panel women serving various areas some of which are heavily persecuted will share their experiences. Cost of lunch is $6.00 taken at the door. A gluten- free option is available upon request. Please register for the luncheon or request a gluten-free meal by Monday, February 26. Nursery available upon request at the time of registration.

Register for the Ladies' Luncheon Here


Thursday, March 1, 6:00 p.m.

Men, please bring your sons or a friend and join us Thursday, March 1, at 6:00 p.m. for the Mission Conference Wild Game Supper.  Come for a delicious wild game meal, enjoy a time of fellowship, and hear from Scott Moore, church planter of  Trinity Family in Mobile, AL who will be our speaker. Please contact the receptionist at 601-353-8316 or to register or register below, so that we can plan accordingly for the meal.

Register for the Wild Game Supper here