The writer of the book of Hebrews exhorts believers to “…consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” (10:24-25).  It’s incumbent upon us at First Presbyterian Church, then, to make sure that all God’s people, including those of differing physical and mental abilities, have the opportunity to gather with the rest of the church in worship and mutual discipleship, “encouraging one another.”

Special Needs Ministry

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
Psalm 139: 13-14

First Presbyterian Church warmly welcomes infants, children, youth, adults and families who are touched by disability. It is our desire to make the good news of Jesus Christ accessible and precious to all. We look forward to growing in the Lord and serving together in the body of Christ, using gifts that God has given to all His children.


Nursery provided for infants and toddlers.

Sunday School

Children, pre-school through elementary, are encouraged to participate in our children’s Sunday school program. Buddies and other assistance will be provided as needed.

Youth and Adults with special needs have a vibrant class of Bible study, prayer and hymn singing.

Worship service

Please contact First Presbyterian Church if assistance is needed in physical accessibility. We have deacons and members eager to serve you and your family.

Food Allergies

Gluten free bread is available for our communion services.

Hearing Impairment

Compact hearing devices are available for use in our sanctuary.  You may call our Business Administrator’s office to reserve one of these devices for your use.

Live stream/TV/Radio

From time to time, our members are kept home by illness, or are out of town over a Sunday, while others are generally unable to attend our worship services due to frailty.  We live stream our 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services through our website.  

Also, our 11 a.m. service is broadcast on television each Sunday at 10 a.m. on WLBT, channel 3, in Jackson, and by radio at WYAB 103.9 FM each Sunday morning at 9:30.


Wheelchair Accessibility and Ramp – On the south side of our facility, bordered by Pinehurst Street, there is a wheelchair ramp into our building at the main floor level. On our building’s north side, bordered by Belhaven Street, all sidewalks and crossings have been made wheelchair accessible.

Elevators – Elevators in Westminster Hall and in the Study Center are available, making all floors of those buildings accessible to those with mobility issues. An elevator in our main building makes our lower floor, containing our nurseries and toddler childcare, accessible, as well.

Handicap Accessible Restrooms – Restrooms in the Greeting Courtyard, on the immediate south side of our sanctuary, and in Westminster Hall and the Study Center, have all been re-modelled and made handicap accessible.

Wheelchairs – Our entire main floor is wheelchair navigable, and, as mentioned above, elevators make all classes and fellowship opportunities offered on upper and lower floors accessible, as well.

General Assistance – Our church staff, officers, and ushers are ready and willing to help as needed.


First Presbyterian Church maintains two parking lots, one on the south side, bordered by Pinehurst Street, and one on the north side, bordered by Belhaven Street.  In those two lots, there are spaces designated for handicapped parking closest to the building entrances.