Rev. Dr. Alan Arnold
Alan began his service at FPC in September 2014. He has lived in South Carolina for twenty-one years and served the Presbyterian Church (USA) in a variety of positions in several Palmetto counties. He attended California State University, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, Vanderbilt University and McCormick Theological Seminary. He is an avid sports fan, enjoys hiking and camping, and can sometimes be found with a fishing pole in his hands. He is married to Penny Arnold and they have three children and four grandchildren.
Director of Christian Education and Choir Director for the Adult and Children's Choirs
Mac graduated from Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, NC, with a B.A. in Business Administration and from The Presbyterian School of Christian in 1984, which is now Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. He received his Certification in Christian Education in 2005 and was ordained as an Elder in the Presbyterian Church, USA in 2007. He enjoys music, working in the yard, traveling, and spending time with his wife, Debbie. They have two grown children, Payton, and Gavin.
Church Secretary and Financial Secretary
Carolyn joined the staff of First Presbyterian Church in August of 2007. She and her husband, Steve, attend Westside Baptist Church where Steve is pastor. She enjoys reading, working in her flowers, bird watching and spending time with family and friends.
James is a native of Cheraw, SC. He joined the staff of FPC in 2014. He is a 1969 graduate of Long Jr. High School and worked at the Pepsi Plant for 19 years. James is married to Arnetha. They have 1 daughter and 3 grandchildren. James loves fishing and traveling. He is a deacon at Word of Life Fellowship Church.
Arnetha is a native of Morven, NC. She joined the staff of FPC in 2014. She is a 1970 graduate of Bowman High School in Wadesboro, NC and worked at Stanley Tools for 4 years. Afterwards she started her own sewing business which lasted 12 years. Arnetha attends Word of Life Fellowship Church, along with her husband, 1 daughter and 3 grandchildren.
Director of Mother's Morning Out Program
A Cheraw native, and a member of First Presbyterian Church her entire life, Kim is a graduate of Winthrop University. She has been married to David, a self employed residential contractor, for 27 years. She and David have 2 children. David Jr. is a Clemson graduate and a project manager for Thompson Turner Construction. Laura is a senior at Clemson and will be applying to graduate school in the spring.
Assistant for Mother's Morning Out Program
Sally was born and grew up in Greenville, SC. She graduated from Wade Hampton High School and Winthrop College with a degree in Health and Physical Education. After marrying Phil Powell, they moved to Cheraw in 1975. They have two children, Phillip and Rebekah. She taught physical education in the Greenville County and Chesterfield County School Districts for 39 years. Since retiring, Sally and her husband have enjoyed traveling and being grandparents to their 4 grandchildren. She has also enjoyed getting her “grandmama fix” working with Mothers’ Morning Out Program.
Mother's Morning Out Assistant
Debbie was born and raised in Pennsylvania. In 1985, she married her husband Randy and moved to Cheraw in 1986. Randy works for the Town of Cheraw and is a fire fighter. They have two children, Nathan and Sara. This past year they became grandparents to Mackenzie Jewart, daughter of Nathan and Jessica. Debbie has worked with the Mothers’ Morning Out Program for a number of years both part time and full time. She loves working with children, both watching and playing with them.
Mary has served as First Presbyterian Church nursery worker since 1997. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree from USC in Columbia, SC and a Masters in Education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Mary and her husband, Tommy, live in Cheraw and have one grown son.