First Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
to be make disciples.


First Presbyterian Church is an Evangelical Presbyterian Church.  


Our mission is"To be make disciples."

919 East Shiloh Road, Corinth, MS 38834

662-286-6638    ~


First Presbyterian Church Staff

Rev. Waring Porter  
Waring and Laurin Porter have three children.  Their son Alex is a junior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Their daughter Mary Grace will be a junior at Corinth High School.  Their youngest son Drew will be a freshman at Corinth High School.  Waring became our pastor in July 2017.  Prior to leading our congregation, he was pastor at All Saints Presbyterian in Memphis, TN.

Gregg Parker - Youth Pastor

His first loves are his wife Deb to whom he has been married for over 30 years who has trusted him with her blessings in ministry throughout their marriage (and longer) and who is his confidant, earthly joy and first ministry... one daughter Kara along with her husband Jake and their grandbabies. and sons Jordan and Joel.  
He has been involved with student ministry for 25 years and at First Presbyterian Church for 19 of those years.  Youth House ministries heavily invests in relational ministry and gatherings tailored to meet the needs of students.

Brett Grantham - Director of Children's Ministries, Senior Adult Ministries, and Media.
The Brett began serving FPC as Director of Children's Ministry and children's choir directors 12 years ago.  A few years later he felt the call to serve and minister to senior adults.  It is a great privilege and blessing to serve God.  It is his sincere prayer that God will be glorified through these ministries.
Married to his wife Kimberly (pictured) for over 30 years, their first ministry is their family which includes sons Brett, his wife Samantha and their granddaughters Tilly and Charlotte, and their youngest son Cullen.  Brett is a JAG attorney with the U.S. Army. Cullen is an electrician and lives in Memphis.  Brett also trains Labrador Retrievers for obedience, duck hunting and bomb detection.  

Connie Doles - Church Secretary
Connie has been First Presbyterian's church secretary for over 37 years.  She considers serving the Lord and the people at First Presbyterian a ministry, not just a job.
Her greatest joys are her husband, Gary; son, Kaylon; and her Yorkie Poo, Harlee!  Her education includes graduation from Kossuth High School and Northeast Community College.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, playing the piano, and her hobbies - collecting dolls and angels.

Lisa Kramer - Church Secretary (pictured with her daughter, Bailee)

Lisa has been a member of First Presbyterian for twelve years and
has been in the church office since June, 2011 and a teacher in our Day School since 2007. 

She and her late husband, Bill, and daughter, Bailee, moved to Corinth in 2007 and
made FPC their church home that December.  Originally from Oklahoma City, Lisa and her family have lived in many places including Munich, Germany, Owensboro, KY and Atlanta, GA before making Corinth their home. 
She enjoys visiting her daughter Bailee in Macon, GA, spending time with friends, reading and volunteering. 
She considers it a privilege to be a part of the FPC staff and church family. 

Jan Pike –  Director, Sanctuary Choir
A native of Booneville, Jan first came to the FPC Choir more than twenty years ago by way of Dr. Eugene Doran and Krossroads Kollection. During the years she has served twice as interim choir director—once during 1995 and again from August 2006 to the present.
Her musical interests vary from classical, to musical theater, to bluegrass, as she has twice been a soloist with the Corinth Symphony and has appeared in over thirty productions with Corinth Theatre-Arts. Currently, she enjoys singing and playing the mountain dulcimer each week with the Magnolia Dulcimer Club and Heartland Bluegrass Band along with her husband, Doug, who plays upright bass.