First Presbyterian Church of Mocksville is active in Christian service and fellowship! Building on our heritage as a caring community of faith, we seek to love, worship, and glorify God as we spread the good news of Jesus Christ.
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Rev. Dana Fruits
*Pastor Dana is on sabbatical. Church members should contact Elizabeth Bumgarner, Clerk of Session, if assistance is needed in her absence. General church inquiries may be sent to the church administrative assistant.
The congregation of FPC is governed by a group of 10 Ruling Elders, collectively called the Session. Being a Presbyterian Ruling Elder is a high calling. It is a unique opportunity to offer servant leadership to the congregation, and also an experience of personal spiritual growth. Our current Ruling Elders are:
Class of 2021
Dorothy Corriher - Congregational Care
Kevin Fruits - Outreach
Jeff Overbey - Finance & Personnel
Julie Parker - Christian Education
Class of 2022
Fred Alexander - Building & Grounds
Michael Kirkpatrick - Christian Education
Paul Mighion - Finance & Personnel
Class of 2023
Louisa Allen - Worship & Music
Rex Allen - Outreach
Hollie Beaver - Worship & Music
We are a congregation of Salem Presbytery, part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). To learn more about Presbyterian beliefs, click here.
First Presbyterian Church of Mocksville traces its history back to 1767, when a group of Presbyterians in "the Forks of the Yadkin" petitioned the Synod of Philadelphia and New York for a supply minister.
First known as Joppa Church (a Biblical name meaning beautiful), it met in a log building and later in a frame structure at the site of what is now Joppa Cemetery on Yadkinville Road.
About 1834, the church moved to Mocksville. It settled on the present site in 1840. The name was changed in 1868, and the current sanctuary was constructed in 1905. We recently celebrated our 250th Anniversary -- click here to read about it!
We have a lot of history, but no cobwebs! Join us for worship and fellowship on Sunday mornings!