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The Congregational Care Ministry at First Presbyterian Church includes purposeful visitation through pastors, elders, deacons, and the Pastoral Care Support Group. More important than these programs, however, is the hope that all church members and friends realize how the congregational care staff is available to them for any need that arises.

Emergency pastoral care number: (803) 513-7931

Bereavement Care

The death of a family member or loved one can be a difficult and traumatic time. In order to help with details associated with a funeral, the Pastoral Care Committee of the church has prepared a brochure of what to consider in thinking through plans for the funeral and how the church can help.

Care Teams

A unique ministry of pastoral care at First Presbyterian is its network of Care Teams. In addition, groups of volunteer church members have been organized into Care Teams to help with specific needs members might have. More>


David_Lauten David Lauten
Senior Associate, Minister of Congregational Care 
(803) 799-9062, Ext. 225
bryan 2018 edit Bryan Bult
Associate Minister to the Elderly
(803) 799-9062, Ext. 229
josh_squires Josh Squires
Associate Minister of Counseling
(803) 799-9062, Ext. 501
barbara_diller Barbara Diller
Congregational Nurse
(803) 799-9062, Ext. 530
JBA Janet B. Altman
Seniors Ministry Coordinator
(803) 799-9062, Ext. 550
 lisa.eargle Lisa Eargle
Administrative Assistant to Pastoral Care & Membership
(803) 799-9062, Ext. 244