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's Luncheon
The Military Ministry is hosting our annual luncheon for FPC Veterans and their spouses on Monday, November 9, 11:30am–1:00pm in Fellowship Hall. We would love for you to join us if you are a member of FPC and have served in the armed forces. Guest speaker will be retired MG Mastin Robeson, USMC. Lunch is included and there will be a prize drawing. Space is limited, so please register at by Clicking Here by Monday, November 2.


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A Message From Lay Leader Bob Browning

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  

Upstate Warrior Solution Fellowship Program

Upstate Warrior Solution is excited to announce the 7th class of its highly regarded Fellowship Program, beginning September 9th, 2019.

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.

Applications to the program will be accepted now thru August 18th, and interviews will begin August 26th. 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 we are offering 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