Ministry Details

The Light and Life Ministry

Music & Worship Arts
The Light & Life Ministry seeks to:

  • Equip members of First Pres with knowledge and resources so we can live out and defend our commitment to the sanctity of human life that is in our Essential Tenets of Faith.
  • Provide life-affirming Christ-centered resources to women who are faced with bearing children in difficult situations.
  • Increase awareness by shedding light on the devastating effects of child loss before birth due to abortion, and provide confidential and biblical healing resources to both women and men.
  • Share the transforming message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that those wounded by abortion can be healed and set free to live the abundant life God created them for.

For more information, contact Stephanie Johnson at or 864.907.1516. 


PPL helps Presbyterian and Reformed churches create sanctity of life ministry teams to help pastors and congregations champion life.
Learn about the basics of pro-life ministry leadership.
Provides free online courses and e-books to equip and train people interested in becoming “Pro Abundant Life.”
Dr. Robert E. Jackson recently met his interviewee, Amy R. Murray, author of Hope For a Better Life, which is her own miraculous true story. Adopted at birth, Mrs. Murray describes how at the age of 43 she discovered her birth mother and the shocking information surrounding her conception - the result of rape. Amy’s book, Hope For a Better Life, is based on her miraculous adoption story. It is available in Books & Gifts@First.
LTI equips Christians to make a persuasive case for life from a biblical perspective.
An internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of abortion businesses.
Viable is a one-act play about a woman who suffered from decades of post-abortion sorrow, shame, and self-condemnation until she encountered the merciful love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ—in a most unexpected and unusual way!
Healing, help, and recovery for abortion regret and grief
FORGIVEN & SET FREE a Bible study for women; Healing a Father’s Heart a Bible study for men – both by Linda Cochrane, available at
Facilitating Biblical Healing Leaders Guide – for use with Forgiven and Set Free books

Speak Up for Life Conference

Do you believe we are all made in the image of God and that every life, no matter how small, has dignity, value and is sacred to God? Scriptures tell us God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:27

If this resonates with you, please take a few minutes to view videos from the 2019 Speak Up for Life Conference (click on the links below). Guest speaker, Scott Klusendorf, president of the Life Training Institute, answered the key question “What is the unborn?” and made a persuasive case for life that will inspire, encourage and equip you to “Speak Up for Life!”

Lisa Van Riper, President of South Carolina Citizens for Life
Scott Klusendorf: President of Life Training Institute
Scott Klusendorf (Part 2)
Scott Klusendorf (Part 3)
Scott Klusendorf (Part 4)
Robert E. Jackson, M.D., Jackson Family Ministries
Stephanie Johnson: Lay Leader of Light & Life Ministry
Scott Klusendorf (Part 5) Grace Greater Than Our Sin
Scott Klusendorf Conclusion

Testimonies Given at the South Carolina State Senate Regarding the Abortion Bill

Stephanie Johnson
Meridith Rodey
Megan Hall
Lisa VanRiper
Amy Murray