Following the pattern laid out in Scripture, First Presbyterian Church is led by a body (i.e. a Session) of elders who are elected by the congregation. Our elders are godly men who meet the requirements laid out in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, and who assume responsbility for leadership and shepherding the congregation.
Deacons are the chief servants of the congregation. Like elders, deacons are men of mature faith and character, who work diligently to care for the physical needs of the congregation. In addition to managing the church property, our deacons are actively engaged in mercy ministry with members of the church and the wider Gulfport community.