Rev. Richard W. Carr, III called to lead First Presbyterian Church

At a Congregational meeting on Sunday, November 8, the Rev. Richard W. Carr, III was called to be Pastor and Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church Rock Hill, South Carolina effective December 1, 2015.

Among his duties, Rev. Carr will

Rev. Richard W. Carr, III, First Presbyterian Church, Rock Hill, SC
  • Preach and lead all worship services including baptisms, weddings, and funerals
  • Conduct or supervise all teaching and training
  • Nurture congregational members by ministering to their needs
  • Administer the church staff, participate in committee meetings and moderate the Session
  • Participate in meetings and the work of Providence Presbytery
  • Schedule time for professional growth, study, and contemplation

Richard and is wife Shay are both from Spartanburg, SC, where they grew up, met, and were married. They have three children: Emery age 18, Richard, IV age 14, and Martha Bryan age 11. Meet the Carr Family

In Rev. Carr’s Statement of Faith he writes: “My strongest image of God is of one who created the diversity of humanity simply out of a desire for relationship, and, in return, asks only for our love and faithfulness - something we continually struggle to give.”


We invite you to worship with us and see what opportunities for spiritual growth we have to offer you and your family. We can help provide ways for you to get involved and serve our Lord as we grow together as covenant children of God.

There are many opportunities for people of all ages. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the church, its ministry, and its programs.

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Sunday, November 29
10:00 am Sunday School
10:20 am Adult Choir
11:00 am Worship
12:00 am Reception honoring Dr. Wood
12:15 pm Women's "Out To Lunch" at Hampton Cafe
Monday, November 30
  6:00 pm Exercise Class - 121
  6:30 pm Cub Scouts – Gym, 117, 123, 224, 225
  7:00 pm Boy Scouts – 118, 121
Tuesday, December 1
  9:15 am Disciple Bible Study – 220
  5:30 pm Congregational Life – 220
Wednesday, December 2
  4:00 pm Cookie Walk Set-up - JHH
  6:00 pm Cherub Choir – 121
  6:00 pm Covenant Choir – 214
  6:00 pm Handbell Choir – SAN
  7:00 pm Adult Choir - 214
Thursday, December 3
  3:00 pm Yarns of Love - Parlor
  3:00 - 9:00 pm Christmasville - Hot Chocolate w/ Santa
  6:30 pm Exercise Class – 121
Friday, December 4
  4:30 - 7:00 pm Cookie Walk - GYM
Saturday, December 5
  7:00 am - 11:00 am Pancake Breakfast with Gnomes
Sunday, December 6
  9:00 am Bell Choir - SAN
10:00 am Sunday School
10:00 am Covenant Choir
10:20 am Adult, Covenant, and Bell Choirs
11:00 am Worship
12:15 pm Women's "Out To Lunch" at Ledo's
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Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Presbyterian/Reformed Christians take educational mission seriously. We value informational education, learning about the world and how it functions. We value vocational education, developing God-given talents in order to fulfill the vocation to which we have been called. And fundamentally we value transformational education, as the Brief Statement of Faith says: "The Spirit gives us courage . . . to witness to Christ as Lord and Savior, to unmask idolatries in church and culture, to hear the voices of people long silenced, and to work with others for justice, freedom, and peace."

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