Stephen ministry

Stephen Ministers extend the care of the congregations to those with a variety of needs.

First Presbyterian Church's Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

We all experience challenges in life - times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty such as - 

  • loss of a loved one
  • hospitalization
  • divorce or separation
  • loneliness or discouragement
  • spititual crisis
  • unemployment or a job crisis
  • a terminal illness
  • incarceration
  • aging
  • birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  • a chronic illness
  • relocation
  • recovery after an accident or disaster
  • and many more.

Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry: the identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remains private.

Could you or someone you know benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister? Are you interested in becoming a Stephen Minister? Contact John or Nancy Mallory, our Stephen Leaders, at (830) 285-1201 or contact the church office at (830) 257-3310.

congregational care

Our church is fortunate to have a Congregational Care team who work closely with the Senior Pastor to provide compassionate support to church members and their families who are facing the many challenges and transitions of life – unexpected trauma and loss, hospitalizations, the process of aging, long term care, social isolation and the end of life.


The care team’s purpose is to help every church member know that, whatever they are facing, they are not alone and have a church community that they can rely on. We are here to identify individual and family needs, and then make sure that all  are covered with the love and care of Christ.


If you or someone you know has a need for support, please call the church office at 830-257-3310