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A Friendly and Caring Place to Worship!
 
Since 1872
 
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Beckley Presbyterian Church
203 South Kanawha Street
Beckley, WV  25801
 
Pastor:  Rev. John C. McKinnon
 
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We invite you to worship with us.  Visitors are always welcome.
To Contact Us
 
Phone:  (304) 252-6289          Fax:  (304) 252-5574
 Pastor Email:   john@beckleypres.org
Pastor Home Phone:  304-860-1553
Pastor Cell Phone:  304-890-6255
 
Sunday Mornings
    
9:45 AM: Youth and Adult Sunday School Classes
     10:15 - 10:55 AM: "Coffee & Cookies" in the Parlor
     10:55 AM:  Worship Service begins
(Nursery is available)
 
Radio Broadcast

    

     The Sunday sermon, as well as other excerpts from the Worship Service, is broadcast each Sunday evening on WJLS 99.5 at 7:00 PM.      

 

YMCA "Happy Kids" Preschool / Day Care

    

     The first floor of the Educational Building is used daily by the YMCA Happy Kids preschool / day care program.   For more information about this program, contact either the YMCA or the church office. 

 

The Shepherd's Center

    

     The Shepherd's Center is "The Fun Spot for Seniors" from all churches in the community.  They meet at the Beckley Presbyterian Church every Tuesday, 9:00am, September-May, and offer activities, classes, fellowship, and lunch.  Visit the Shepherd's Center website for more information. 

 

The Carpenter's Corner

    

     The Beckley Presbyterian Church prepares and serves lunch on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at The Carpenter's Corner soup kitchen, which is located on Prince Street in the First Christian Church Education Building.  This is in conjunction with other area churches who serve on various days of the week.  Those wishing to help or contribute in some way should contact the church.

 
Cub Scouts & Girl Scouts
 
      Pack 1 Cub Scouts will be meeting this year at Beckley Presbyterian Church on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 5:30 pm in Friendship Hall.  We welcome and encourage all boys in grades 1st through 6th from any school/church along with their parents/guardians to join Pack One of BPC!
      Girl Scout meetings are every Thursday at 6:00 pm in Friendship Hall.  Call the church office for contact information.     
 
AA Meetings
    
     Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has meetings at the Beckley Presbyterian Church every weekday, Monday-Friday.  Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday they meet at noon in the Educ. Bldg.  Tuesdays and Fridays they meet at 8:00pm in the Educ. Bldg.  For places and times of other meetings in the area, click here.
 
Community Lenten Services
 
     Each service begins at noon and is followed by a light lunch.  A donation of $3.00 is requested for the luncheon.  The offering will go to support the ministry of Helping Hands in Beckley.  (Easter is April 20th)
 
     March 12 - St. Francis deSales Catholic Church
     March 19 - Bradley Presbyterian Church
     March 26 - Heart of God Ministries
     April 2 - First Baptist Church
     April 9 - Beckley Presbyterian Church
 
 

 

Pastor

Rev. John C. McKinnon

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Rev. John McKinnon & family

 On Sunday, September 4, 2011, the Rev. John McKinnon began serving as Senior Pastor at Beckley Presbyterian Church. 

  He and his family came from New Bern, NC, where John served as Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church for five years following his graduation from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA.  While in New Bern, John's work focused on the areas of Education, Mission & Outreach, and Fellowship. 

 

When in seminary John served as the Youth Director at Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church.  Prior to seminary he was the Director of Camp Albemarle, a Presbyterian camp and retreat center on Bogue Sound near Morehead City, NC.   While serving as camp director he met the love of his life, Darci.

        Darci was living in Cincinnati and serving as the Executive Director of Wildwood Camp and Conference Center for the Presbytery of Cincinnati when she met John at a Presbyterian camp director's conference.  One year later they returned as husband and wife. 
 
They both share a love for music, theatre, and all things outdoors.  These loves they also share with their daughter Aidan.  In 2012 the McKinnon's welcomed their second child, a baby boy named Ian.
 

The mission of Beckley Presbyterian Church is to glorify God through the nurturing and equipping of our congregation to manifest our faith throughout God's creation with love, joy, hope, and open hearts.
 

 

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