Ministry Information Form Query

MIF #: 22282.AN0

Ministry General Information

Ministry Number 22282
Ministry Name First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head Island
Mailing Address 540 William Hilton Pkwy
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Phone (843) 681-3696
Fax (843) 681-2065
WWW Address
Ministry Size 1001 - 1500 members
Ethnic Composition Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) 1%
Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish 1%
White 98%
Average Worship Attendance 615
Church School Attendance 325
Curriculum Holy Moly (Children), Dig (Children), ReForm (Youth), Uniform Series (Adults), Wired Word (Adults), Adam Hamilton’s Words of Life, and other curricula
Yoked Church False
Community Type Town
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Information about the position

Position:   Associate Pastor (Other)
Experience Required:   2 to 5 Years
Specific Title:   AP for Congregational Evangelism and Engagement
Employment Status:   Full-time
Language Requirements:   English
Other Languages:  
Statement Of Faith Required:   Yes
Clergy Couples:   No
Training/Certificate Requirements:  
Other Training:  
Brief Church Mission Statement:
Changing Lives...Making Disciples
What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry? Additionally describe how this vision is lived out.

FPCHHI’s Vision: Every Member in Ministry (based on 1 Corinthians 12:27 and 1 Peter 2:9)

In 2016, FPCHHI began a planning process to discern where God is leading us. We call this Spirit-guided plan The Way Forward. As God leads, we hope to be a more open, inviting and joyful church. A church that is more vibrant and vital as a community and in our participation in the world around us.

In 2020, FPCHHI established a Mission-Based Budget Task Force. The purpose was to examine the elements of our church which contribute to our ministry to the members of our church, to the community and to our role in the world. The Task Force looked at the use of volunteers, the work of the Session and the staff, as well as a ministry driven stewardship. In February 2021, the Task Force recommended to Session that we move from a traditional in-person focus in our worship and education to a focus that includes more outreach, fellowship, and worship and education that is both in-person and online. These recommendations are being implemented.

As we pursue these plans, we prayerfully seek God’s guidance in our Mission of Changing Lives…Making Disciples for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We pray that by honoring and glorifying God through our Mission and Vision the lives that we touch and impact will lead others to God and FPCHHI. We believe we live our faith by loving and serving those in our church, community, and world.

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

While the composition of our congregation tends toward an older demographic, we are a multi-generational community of faith that is politically as well theologically diverse but united in our commitment to the Lord, blessed with an abundance of experienced, bright, and gifted Christians with discretionary time and financial resources.

We live in a town that is a destination for vacationers, “snowbirds,” and many retirees, as well as service workers and young professionals. We seek opportunities to lead others to Christ and his love for us by attracting, inviting, welcoming, and engaging more visitors, newly retired residents, and especially more families and young people into the body of Christ at FPCHHI.

We are located in South Carolina’s wealthiest county, but one with areas of significant need. Also, some of the adjacent counties are among the poorest in the nation, where schools have woefully inadequate facilities and resources. We are committed to loving and serving these and other neighbors in need.

We are a “Community Church”, perceived by members and non-members alike, as a center of community life and activity, as we have facilities to host large groups such as the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, the Hilton Head Choral Society, and the World Affairs Council. We value opportunities to engage in community activities and events as well as facilitate community conversations about important issues.

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

The Associate Pastor for Congregational Evangelism and Engagement is a Spirit-led call for a “lover of Jesus” who will help us fulfill our Mission and Vision by equipping and leading us in our outreach and evangelism efforts as follows:

  • By developing relationships with relevant community organizations and other churches, providing care and spiritual growth opportunities by identifying and engaging with current and new residents and online “residents,” whether retirees, working adults, singles, families or youth.
  • As a lover of Jesus, join us in leading others to Christ, including those not committed to a community of faith. We want to open FPCHHI’s doors as wide as possible, particularly to families, and young people, extending our ministry beyond our doors.
  • Being a “co-worker” with our ministers, staff, congregation, and outreach ministries.

Each of these will enable us to fulfill our Mission and Vision by deepening our faith and discipleship in the Lord while extending our outreach, and love of Christ, within our church and into the community.

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

This person will:

  • Be an evangelist for Jesus, leading FPC members to engage with, love, and minister to others, especially those outside our church so that our Mission of Changing Lives and Making disciples can be fulfilled.
  • Lead staff, ministry teams, Session, and the remainder of the congregation in developing creative ideas in the areas of communication, technology and giving, utilizing his/her skills in interpersonal engagement, public communication, and media communication in implementing these creative ideas.
  • Be culturally proficient, having a solid understanding of the culture, values, norms, and behaviors of various peoples and be able to convince people of various cultures to collaborate and work together to join us in our Mission.
  • Be visionary, see the big picture, craft strategies, and have the initiative to step out and take risks to accomplish our Mission.
  • Be a passionate and faithful preacher and worship leader.
  • And, above all, be hopeful, as our hope is in the Lord.
What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?
  • Lead the staff, ministry teams, Session and the congregation in FPCHHI’s evangelism efforts, helping FPCHHI connect more people to the Lord and lead more people to join us in our Mission.
  • Serve as the Pastoral liaison to and provide leadership for the Local and Global Outreach Ministries and the Social Witness Task Force; support the Giving Ministry and the Communications Ministry as needed.
  • Assist in leading worship and administering the sacraments, including preaching eight times each year.
  • Support the Adult and Family Ministries by teaching/leading classes on a regular basis.
  • Assist in providing congregational care.
  • Assist in conducting weddings, services of witness to the resurrection, and committal services, as needed.
  • Serve in the Presbytery, on higher governing councils of the PCUSA, and in the Community and larger church.
  • Observe a sabbath day or period of time each week and otherwise commit to personal faith development/discipleship, maintaining a balance between professional, personal and family responsibilities.
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Leadership Competencies:
Preaching and Worship Leadership
Public Communicator
Media Communicator
Culturally Proficient
Strategy and Vision
Interpersonal Engagement
Compensation and Housing:   (Cost of Living Calculator)
Minimum Effective Salary: $60,000   (Effective Salary Definition)
Housing Type: Housing Allowance
Name Relation
Ms. Susan Brannon
540 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 681-3696
Director of Administration
Mr. John D. (Jack) Alderman
67 Dolphin Head Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
(843) 301-2002
Present Member of FPCHHI
Rev. Becky Albright
28 Stuart Town Ct, Beaufort, SC 29902
(843) 816-3060
Former Member of FPCHHI
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   10/5/2022

Self-referral Contact Information

EP:   Rev Rebecca Albright Address  4701 Park Pl W, North Charleston, SC, 29405
Daytime Phone  Office Phone  843.766.4219
Fax  Email
COM:   David Yandle Address  4701 West Park Place 29405
Daytime Phone  843-367-8478 Office Phone  843-766-2804
Fax  (843) 766-2804 fax Email
PNC:  Robert R. White Address  540 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Daytime Phone  (843) 295-8098 Office Phone 
Fax  (843) 681-2065 Email