Global Missions

First Presbyterian supports several denominationally established missions as well as many global missions. We financially support missionaries in several parts of the world and take special offerings during the year for various programs. Links to the parent website of each organization can be found below, along with a brief description of the organization’s main function.

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary was founded in 1902 and educates and equips individuals for ordained Christian ministry and leadership.

For more information, please contact FPC Advocate Courtney Root at

CUPS, Communidades Unidas Pro Salud is an ecumenical Christian ministry focused on improving the educational and health environments in rural communities along the U.S.-Mexico border.

For more information, please contact FPC Advocate Cindy Bausch at

Forman Christian College is a Presbyterian university in Pakistan where Christian and Muslim students study and work together in an atmosphere of interfaith harmony.

For more information, please contact FPC Advocate Bill Stump, Jr. at

Medical Benevolence Foundation works in partnership with PCUSA congregations to support healing ministries and programs in hospitals and clinics throughout the world.

For more information, please contact FPC Advocates Bill & Bonnie Stump at;

Missionary Support is provided to Ken & Ruth Copsey in the Philippines, Don & Martha Wehmeyer in Mexico, and Zambia through Presbyterian World Mission.

FPC Advocate for Ken & Ruth is Margie Copsey –
FPC Advocate for Presbyterian World Mission is Shirley Nash.
We are currently looking for a new advocate for our missionaries in Mexico.

Operation Christmas Child is an annual non-denominational, world-wide collection of small gifts to be delivered to children throughout the world during the Christmas season.

To volunteer for collections or more information, please contact FPC Advocate Elizabeth Bailey at

Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services provides Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need through a variety of programs.

For more information, please contact FPC Advocate Bridget Chapman at

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance offers emergency and refugee programs to those in need during times of conflict and natural disaster.

To learn how you can help, please contact FPC Advocate Bill McKenna at

John Knox Ranch is a camp, conference and retreat center offering children and youth opportunities for faith development and fun along the Blanco River in Wimberley, Texas.

To find out more, please contact FPC Advocate Minta McIntosh at

Presbyterian MoRanch Assembly is a 500-acre camp and retreat center in Hunt, Texas used to foster growth in God through Jesus Christ by sharing its unique living, learning, Christian environment.

For more information, please contact FPC Advocate Ben Nichols at

Presbyterian Pan Am School is a bilingual college preparatory school located in Kingsville, Texas, for young people in America and beyond to study, work and take their place as Christians in a multi-cultural world.

For more information, please contact FPC Advocate Minta McIntosh at

Su Casa de Esperanza provides educational opportunities to impoverished families living in south Texas to help them become self-sufficient, productive members of the community.

To find out more about this organization, please contact FPC Advocate Tom Currie at

Synod of the Sun Foundation provides funds for various ministries of the Synod of the Sun and supports scholarships for seminary students from PCUSA churches in the synod.