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. 

Veteran Affairs Facility Locator 

Annual Veteran's Luncheon
The Military Ministry hosts an annual luncheon for FPC Veterans and their spouses around Veteran's Day. If you are a member of FPC and have served in the armed forces we would love for you to join us. Watch for details in the weekly GrapeVine newsletter and in the Sunday morning worship announcements leading up to Veteran's Day.

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 website connects Veterans and their families to the resources they need.

Upstate Warrior Solution  

Upstate Warrior Solution Fellowship Program

The UWS Fellowship Program is an intensive 36-week developmental program for veterans, many of whom are in transition between military service and the civilian workforce.

The UWS Fellowship Program offers an array of professional and personal development to its participants through monthly workshops, on the job training, networking, mentorship, and other career development programs.

Participants are required to commit to a 9-month term, 25 hours per week, and are paid a living stipend to offset the cost of performing their duties.

Acceptance to the program is competitive and limited. Fellows may choose to work out of the UWS Spartanburg, Greenville, Pickens/Oconee or Anderson offices. Additionally the program offers off-site fellow positions/internships, which have been sponsored by North American Rescue, Habitat for Humanity and Prisma.

Applicants must live in the county in which they are applying and must have reliable daily transportation. Applications can be accessed and completed online via the UWS website.

If you have any questions please contact:
Marc Shen
Fellowship Program Manager
(864) 520-2073, ext. 105

Fellowship Program Application  


For further information, contact Congregational Care Director Tammy Burkhalter, 565.0943 or