Welcome Rev John Pruitt

First Presbyterian Church is proud to welcome Reverend John Pruitt as their Pastor.

John is originally from Inman, SC, and earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of South Carolina in 1986.  He served as the Director of Bands at Westside High School in Anderson, SC for ten years.

After attending Princeton Theological Seminary, where he received a Master of Divinity in 1999, he has served churches in Gastonia, NC, Belmont, NC, and Rock Hill SC.  In addition John spent four years doing Chaplaincy work.

John believes that the worship of God is the central and defining event in the life of a church. With his background in education, he also has a strong interest in teaching and spiritual growth.  In addition, he highly values an outwardly focused church that places a strong emphasis on mission, service, and caregiving.

Serving the Presbyterian Church USA at both the local and national levels through various committees and boards; he has also been active in the local community through a wide variety of groups such as Family Promise, Habitat for Humanity, and food and poverty organizations.

John has two children, Jacob, 20, and Mary Grace, 18.  In his spare time he enjoys music, reading, history, and sports.

Please join in welcoming John to our pulpit.