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A Friendly and Caring Place to Worship!
Since 1872
Beckley Presbyterian Church
203 South Kanawha Street
Beckley, WV  25801
Pastor:  Rev. John C. McKinnon
We invite you to worship with us.  Visitors are always welcome.
To Contact Us
Phone:  (304) 252-6289          Fax:  (304) 252-5574
 Pastor Email:
Pastor Home Phone:  304-860-1553
Pastor Cell Phone:  304-890-6255
Church Office Hours
Monday -Thursday:  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday:  9 a.m. - noon
Closed for lunch:  Noon - 1 p.m.
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
      Pack 1 Cub Scouts meet 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.
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.



Rev. John C. McKinnon

Rev. John McKinnon & family

 On Sunday, September 4, 2011, the Rev. John C. 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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