Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Vicksburg

We’re so excited that you are considering FPC as your new church home.

Our Mission

Our mission statement is, “To Know Christ and Make Him Know, We value the Lordship of Jesus Christ, Biblical teaching and preaching, prayer, fellowship, worship and relationships. Please take a few moment to review the information on this website. You will find that our ministries are varied and exciting. God has a plan for you, and we have a community for you. You are welcome here!.


Dear friends, Our God is so amazing! He is at work in our lives at every turn. Always two steps (or 200) ahead of me. “Thank you Jesus,” is my favorite phase. When you thank Him for everything He does for you, you too will be amazed at how often you will say it too. I never know God’s plan for me, as He surprises me a good bit. He must like a good laugh watching over me. My response to Him is always “Yes, Jesus.” When I was asked to serve as an Elder, I knew it was really God who was at work in my life. I know He must have a plan for me to serve, because I would have never picked me….If I don’t know what I am doing, or where I am supposed to lead, I take great comfort that He does. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28. I am simply to pray that He will show me His way, and trust in His sovereign will. I want to thank my fellow Elders for their patience with me, and also for faithfully and humbly modeling the role of Ruling Elder.

As the team leader of the Communication and Evangelism team, along with Beth Ann Grey, who heads up our online presence, we will be exploring new ways to reach out to more people through our social media platforms. We are hoping to not only increase our outreach, but also to enrich our content. Along with Kari Dupree, we are considering additional ways to distribute our newsletter, since our cost to mail have increased greatly. Our outreach not only needs to go out to our church members, but also out into the community.

As you are aware, we have had many members move, but I’m also so grateful that we have had new members join. Soon, we hope to finalize the new church pictorial and distribute it to everyone. We are also considering the use of new social media platforms and apps that will aid Elders and Deacons to communicate more effectively, so that everyone is informed instantly, and on the same page at all times.

I had no idea there were so many moving parts to serving the church! The moving parts are our wonderful, tireless, members who graciously volunteer in so many capacities and on committees. It really is amazing what all is going on in our church. It takes a “fellowship of all believers.” Communicating that to everyone through the newsletter, our website, the bulletin, and our FaceBook page is our goal. If you have NEWS, pictures, stories, or events please send your information to us to share. Also, if you’re on Face Book, please follow us! 

Evangelism is not just one person’s job, but the job of everyone in the church. It is my goal to encourage everyone to participate by creating a master plan. Even now, there are simple and easy ways we can all spread the Gospel. My personal way, is to make sure my family and friends are constantly invited to worship. I personally challenge myself to see how many rows we can fill up each Sunday! I also share the Gospel by loving my neighbor as myself, by helping people, and by improving our community. I am lovingly, carefully, gently, and passionately, obeying what He’s asked of me. So go saints! Fill up your pews! Love thy neighbor! Care for your community! And spread the good news of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

I Peter 3:15 reads, “But Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts and be ready always to give an answer to every man who asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. In Christ, Mary Jane Fant


No matter who you are, where you are from, where you are in your personal faith journey or past church experience, you are welcome and wanted at First Presbyterian Church.

God is good, all the time!

Pastor Tim

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FPC Youth

Wednesday night fellowship has resumed, and we encourage Youth attendance for this sweet time of fellowship and Bible study. It begins at 6:00 pm

The Youth team is gauging interest in a Summer Youth Camp “Epic 24” sponsored by our Presbytery (GulfSouth Presbytery of the EPC) which will take place at the Seashore Assembly in Biloxi, MS-June 3-7. https:// www.epcmarshalltx.org/pages/epic-24. This looks to be a fun, exciting, and edifying event. More information about the camp can be accessed through the links at the bottom of the webpage. If you are interested in attending, please let a member of the youth team know as soon as possible. Deadline for registration is April 9th.

Youth Sunday School: Please join this Spring us as the youth continue their survey of the New Testament, focusing particularly on the Gospels. Youth Sunday School meets at 9:30 am in the teen room. Let us all praise God for His sacrifice in Christ and encourage our youth to strive to live a life that glorifies Him and bears witness to His awesome love and enduring faithfulness..

Children's Ministry News

Wonderful Wednesday Activities:

4:30 pm Choir Interns (with Barbara Tracy)
5:00 pm Wonderful Wednesday Meal
6:00 pm Bible Study, Games, & Crafts (with Beth Hall, Anne Gee, & Phyllis Gebhart)
• Working our way through the Old Testament and learning how it relates to the New Testament as well as to our lives today

• Continuing to learn some Biblical doctrine using The New City Catechism for Kids which was recommended by Pastor Tim

Sunday School

The children are learning about the Holy Spirit and the beginning of the Church as they continue to study the New Testament using The Gospel Project Curriculum.

-Pre-K(3) through 1st grade meet in the Rainbow Room (113) with Laurie Malik, Randy Sherard, Phyllis Gebhart, & Gareth Lampkin.

-2nd – 6th Graders meet upstairs in the Joyful Noise Room (204) with Betty Kamman & Dennis Coulter



Continuing Prayer Ministry

OUR CONTINUING PRAYER MINISTRY for April lifts up the names of these within our congregational family, giving thanks to God and asking for His blessings to fill their lives:

April 7— Paul and Dianne Different; Chris and Glenda Dixon; and David and Penny Downey

April 14—Neal, Holley, Paxton and Bowen Downey; Josh and Jessica Carlucci; and Mike, Anne , Caitlin and Ryan Doyle

April 21—Earl and Gwen Edris; Angela Ellis; and Josh, Katie, Cade and Evella Fairley

April 28—Matt and Mary Jane Fant; Dot Fenwick; and Johnny and Tondia Ferracci