First Presbyterian Church 400 W Arch, Searcy AR 72143
We invite all to walk the Labyrinth at Presbyterian Park!
Having some fun at the FPC Wine Club!
Our Church Family has Grown!
Our Remembrance Service
Christmas @ FPC Searcy
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 2013
On the set of "Starry Night, Noisy Night"
"Starry Night, Noisy Night," by the FPC Kids!
Great Turnout for "Starry Night, Noisy Night"!

Weekly Events


















  9 a.m. Sunday School 

10 a.m. Worship Service

11 a.m. Fellowship


Pastor's hours (please call for an appointment) 

Monday through Friday

9 to 5  

Secretary office hours

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

8 to Noon  











Church Leadership

"When women and men, by God's providence and gracious gifts, are called by the church to undertake particular forms of ministry, the church shall help them to interpret their call and to be sensitive to the judgements and needs of others."  

-Book of Orde


For pastoral care, please call the office at 501-268-2212 or email:


The Stated Session   

The word Presbyterian comes from the Greek word presbyteros which means elder.  Our church, like other Presbyterian Churches is governed trough the election and ordination of Elders, both men and women, seeking to reflect the diversity within our own church.  Therefore, our church is a democratic church where the majority rules, and decisions are based on "the collected wisdom and united voice of the whole Church."

Pastoral Staff:

Pastor - Reverend Ward Rudolph

Pastor Emeritus - Dr. Dennis Bennett


Secretary Donna Threlkeld 

Clerk to Session - Rita Nilles

Assistant Clerk to Session - Patsy Pipkin

Treasurer - Michele Clark

Assistant Treasurer - Judy Maddox

Director of Music - Monty Hill 

Worship - Jeremy Hightower 

2018 Session:

Discipleship (Spiritual Growth and Christian Education) - Suzy Gooch,

Discipleship (Missions) -  Marie Bethell & Edie Hightower

Membership - Mike Szabo & Dianne Hutsell

Stewardship (Property) - Tommy Wood, Sue Ekdahl  

Stewardship (Administration and Finance) - Mark Pate  


The Board of Trustees  

Trustees "have the power to recieve, hold, encumber, manage, and transfer real or personal property for the church, to accept and execute deeds of title to such property, and to hold and defend property titles." 

The Trustees of First Presbyterian Church of Searcy  

John McKnight                      Marcia Cole, Chair                           Pat Downs

First Presbyterian Church
400 W Arch Ave | Searcy, AR | (501)268-2212