Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 03074.AD0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 03074
Ministry Name First Presbyterian Church
Mailing Address 303 E. 9th Street
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Phone 270-881-8308
WWW Address
Ministry Size 101 - 250 members
Ethnic Composition Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 2%
White 98%
Average Worship Attendance 65
Church School Attendance 35
Curriculum Present Word
Yoked Church False
Community Type Small City
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Information about the position

Position:   Solo Pastor
Experience Required:   First Ordained Call
Specific Title:  
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:   Clinical Pastoral Education Training
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
First Presbyterian Church is dedicated to serving others as God’s earthly representatives. Its ministry is driven by the power and compassion of Christ to open lives to the promises of God. We seek to grow in God’s grace; our vision is to bring lasting hope and peace to the world.
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

  First Presbyterian Church focuses on a vision of service to and involvement in the world around us, not only locally in numerous outreach endeavors such as the local Salvation Army Chapter where our church cooks, serves, and washes up each Friday lunch in the soup kitchen; St Luke’s Free Clinic which is one of our Presbyterian Women offering recipients; Sanctuary House Spouse Abuse Center, our neighbors across the street; Aaron McNeil Crisis Relief Center where numerous members have served on the board and helped start the community garden. We are about to complete our seventh Ark for Heifer International. Through collaboration efforts with other denominations, many members have served on mission trips to Nicaragua, Ecuador, and other countries in need.

  To support several members suffering with cancer, we have supported Relay for Life many years, both monetarily and with participation by walking in the relay. Joining other churches in the area each fall, we pack gift shoe boxes for children in the Mountain Mission Ministry Joy Gift, which is a longstanding tradition. We are especially proud of our worldwide outreach during the 2017 Eclipse, when Hopkinsville welcomed over 100,000 visitors to our community from all parts of the globe. As the church opened its doors and parking areas to all, we made many new friends.

How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or constituency?

  Located downtown on one of the busiest streets in Hopkinsville, our church is known by everyone as the church with red doors. Those doors are open to residents of Sanctuary House Spouse Abuse Center across the street, participants in the Bus Stop Ministry for Narcotics Anonymous which is housed on our property next door to the church, residents of the Veterans Center a few blocks away, and to the transients and homeless who seek aid and support from the church. We have organized outreach to The Museums of Historic Hopkinsville with and annual block party since we share a side street. We support the local Community College’s Minority Student Union and its annual hats, scarves, and mittens collection for underprivileged children.

  Over the past two years, the church has helped start a Community Band, which has grown to over 40 members, and practices in the fellowship hall part of the year. During the summer they will be gifting us with special music while our choir takes a break. We have formed in Christian unity a friendship and fellowship with Freeman Chapel CME Church down the street, and now share services back and forth during the year, including worship, meals, and Living Nativity participation.

How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

  With many varied commissions and committees in place and working as a part of our congregation, a pastor would serve as coordinator and liaison. Where our members and committee work with competence and enthusiasm, we hope to employ someone to look at our committee structures and address any necessary adjustments to encourage us to work with more imagination and faithfulness.

Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to this congregation and or organization.

  A pastor for First Presbyterian Church must be a servant leader and teacher, and someone with organizational and leadership skills. The individual must be capable of maintaining and encouraging our current mission opportunities with our congregation as well as our community and work to expand our outreach.

What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
  Our candidate will be an individual willing to continue our traditional activities such as Sunday Morning Worship, Wednesday Night Bible Study, home communion, hospital and shut-in visitation, and be active in the Christian County Ministerial Association and Freeman Chapel CME Church (our sister congregation). It is also our desire that such an individual will work with our membership to develop new activities and programs for members of all ages by bridging the gap between youth, young adults, and senior members. Organizing a program for leadership development and training as well as new member welcome and engagement is a needed skill. We need a shepherd and a chief of staff.
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Spiritual Maturity
Lifelong Learner
Public Communicator
Organizational Agility
Strategy and Vision
Bridge Builder
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $45,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Rev. Kenneth Dick
P.O.Box 624, Hopkinsville, KY 42241
Coordinating Presbyter -- Western KY Presbytery
Alissa Keller
121 White St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Director, Museums of Historic Hopkinsville --Chris
Rev. Charlie Evans
643 Newberry St., Bowling Green, KY 52103
Former Pastor
Has the Pastor Nominating Committee and Search committee affirmed its intention to follow the Form of Government in this regard?
Deadline date for this MIF:  (none)
Version Track Info: This MIF was last updated on   8/7/2019

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   REV Dr. Kenneth Dick Address  PO BOX 624, HOPKINSVILLE KY 42241-0624
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  (270) 886-1279
Fax  (270) 885-2167 Email
COM:   Frank Montgomery Address  407 Springmont Drive Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  270-885-6299
Fax  270 821 2878 Email
PNC:  John Cherry Address  506 Henderson Drive, Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Daytime Phone  270-881-8308 Office Phone 
Fax  Email