About Our Church

Our Mission

We, the members of Graham Memorial Presbyterian Church, seek to glorify God and Christ Jesus through our inclusive worship, through our mission work to our neighbors in need, and through our lives. 
 

Church History

Graham Memorial has a long history of Christian ministry, which has been supported throughout the years by faithful church members as well as members of the Forrest City community.

The church was originally known as The Presbyterian Church of Forrest City which was organized in 1874 by Rev. W. S. Davies of Cotton Plant, Arkansas. The first church building was erected in 1885 and  in 1903 there were 16 members on the roll. As the church grew, construction on a new church building began in September 1922, which is the site of our present sanctuary.

In the spring of 1923, the congregation changed the name of the church to The W. S. Graham Memorial Prebyterian Church since a significant gift was given from Mrs. W. S. Graham in memory of her husband. The church property was expanded to include an educational building, built in 1962, and a fellowship hall named Pettus Hall was added  in 1969. Then in September 2000, the Christian Activities Building (C.A.B.), was dedicated. The C.A.B. serves as the home to the “Forrest City Fireballers” basketball program run by Coach Jim Bailey, and is used for recreation purposes by church members and the community.

As Presbyterians, we believe that we are reformed but always reforming. God is not done with us yet and  we look forward to all that God is going to do through our church and for our community in our future history. 

 

The Session

CLASS OF 2019

Elizabeth Alderson
Libby Casbeer
Ron Cockmon
Sam Harris

CLASS OF 2020

Brad DeVazier
Sarah Easley
KK Parker
Jeff Dunaway

CLASS OF 2021

Dr. John Alderson
Dr. Curt Patton
Gay Schwartz
Christy White

CLASS OF 2022

John Casbeer
Myra Killingsworth
B.R. Hodges
Nanci Ross

Church Leadership

Christy White
Clerk of Session
 
Ron Cockmon
Treasurer
 
Dr. John Alderson
President, Men of the Church
Berta Ann Elphingstone
Soup Kitchen Coordinator
Claire Cranford
Secretary & Treasurer, Presbyterian Women

Church Staff

Rev. Emily B. Hook

PASTOR

Coach Jim Bailey

CHURCH SEXTON &
DIRECTOR OF JB FIREBALLERS

Mrs. Jamie Andrews

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Alex Turner

 ORGANIST

Ms. Ruth Ann Vowan

CHOIR DIRECTOR

Ms. LaToya Hughes

NURSERY ATTENDANT
 
 

Contact Us

870.633.4424
GMPC@SBCGLOBAL.NET
402 DILLARD AVENUE
FORREST CITY, AR 72335
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