1200 South Carbon Street * Marion, Illinois
Sunday School – 9:00AM * Worship – 10:30AM

People Who Have Gone Forth to Serve

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19,20

Tom and Jocelyn Logan, members of the church, helped organize Marion Medical Mission (described earlier). They have made yearly mission trips to Africa since 1980 and have been instrumental in effecting the health and education of over a million people in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia. Because of MMM mission opportunities, American volunteers and donors have also had life-changing experiences.

Rev. Sue Riggle was a member of the church, administrative assistant 1993 to 2001, and Director of Christian Education from 1994-2001. She was ordained October 14, 2007, and now serves as pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Jonesboro, Georgia.

Rev. Robert Scott was administrative assistant from 1983 to 1984. He attended Louisville Seminary from 1984-1987 and was ordained at Martin Trinity Presbyterian 1987. He served as pastor for First Presbyterian Church, Pekin, Illinois, from 1996 until 2007. He is now pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Palatka, Florida. His wife Linley (Allen) Scott was a member of FPC.

Stephanie Tebow, minister of music for two years in the mid-1990s and member of Marion FPC, is now serving on the mission field in China working with a megainternational church in a counseling capacity for both Chinese and expatriates. Stephanie is also sharing her musical talent as part of a worship team.

Barbara (Chamness) Vaughan was a member of FPC who is now serving as pastor, along with husband David Vaughan, at The Good Fight of Faith Church located on West Boulevard Street, Marion. They served as assistant pastors at The Good Fight of Faith church in Effingham from June 2000 until 2004 before they took the leadership position at the Marion church.

Rev. Dan Whitfield, former member, graduated from Louisville Theological Seminary in 1989 and was ordained as pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Benton. FPC called him to pastor Marion First Presbyterian in 1996 where he has served the church and community.

Colleen Ames and Lanita Ames, members, gave a year to the PCUSA’s Young Adult Volunteer (YAV’S) program in 2015. Colleen served as Volunteer Coordinator for Project Homecoming in New Orleans, LA. The program helped to rebuild homes after the hurricane and flooding in 2005 due to Hurricane Katrina. Lanita went to Hollywood and worked with various programs dealing with the homeless on the streets of Hollywood.

Benjamin and Tricia Gorenewold-VanDyk, members, went to Lithuania in 2015 to serve as teachers at LCC International University, a nationally and internationally recognized university based in KlaipÄ—da, Lithuania which offers Bachelor and Masters degree studies in English.