First Presbyterian Church

MILITARY MINISTRY

Our church values, supports, and prays for the First Pres men and women serving in every branch of the U.S. military, at home and abroad. The Military Ministry functions under the auspices of the Congregational Care Committee.

PURPOSE: To assist church members of our congregation serving in the Armed Forces (Active Duty, Reserves, and National Guard) in the integration of their faith and witness into their professional military life.

MISSION: To “Raise Up A Godly Military” and share the love of Jesus Christ with our church members serving in the Armed Forces

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Recent News

A message from Lay Leader Bob Browning:

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY THREATENED
I have had the honor, as many of you have, of serving my country as a Colonel in the Marine Corps, commanding hundreds of men and women on air, land, and sea. As a Christian, however, I need to tell you that the religious liberties of members of our Armed Forces are being threatened like never before in my lifetime.

Military Chaplains
The good news is that our chaplains in the Presbyterian and Reformed Commission preach, teach, counsel, advise, lead worship, marry, and bury, all from a faith perspective. They represent our reformed understanding of the Bible. No one can tell them how to do these things based on their rights provided in the First Amendment of our Constitution. They serve with boldness, taking every opportunity to get the Word into military members’ lives.

The bad news is that religious liberty threats are real and seek to undermine the remarkable way in which military chaplains have historically worked together in a pluralistic environment. Christianity in particular is depicted as a barrier to the acceptance of certain worldviews in American culture. Your faithful prayer is crucial in these challenging days, along with your encouragement to our chaplains and members of our Armed Forces.

 

Distribution of Bibles
Your Military Ministry has distributed hundreds of Bibles over the past ten years by remaining low key so as not to draw attention to our mission and the support provided to our members and the troops under them.

Please keep the members of the Military Ministry in your daily prayers, asking God to allow them to honor their religious vows in the performance of their duties.
 

Upstate Warrior Solution

This site connects Veterans and their families to the resources they need.
Upstate Warrior Solution  

 

For further information, contact Congregational Care Director Tammy Burkhalter, 672.0327 or tburkhalter@firstpresgreenville.org.

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