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Sam Smtih

Senior Pastor
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Marion Clark

Assistant Pastor
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Rachel Bellefeuille

Children's Ministry Director
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Yvonne Beasley

Administrative Assistant

 

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Terri Forrester

Treasurer
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Gale Prince

Publications
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Amy Reber

Choir Director & Pianist

 

As a Pastor and a military Chaplain, the highest calling and greatest joy I have is to point folks to Jesus. The good news of the gospel is the foundation, the formation, and motivation for everything I strive to do and teach at LOPC. It isn’t the ABC’s of the Christian life; it is the A to Z of the Christian life. So, from beginning to end I want my ministry to the LOPC flock to be governed by that beautiful gospel which has changed my life and I hope is changing you.

Pastor Sam Smith was educated at Auburn University at Montgomery, and has a Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary. He was previously Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City, MS. 

In addition to his pastorate, Sam is a chaplain in the MS Air National Guard with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Rev. Clark was raised in Kingstree, SC and graduated from the University of South Carolina. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary near Boston in 1981. He has pastored churches in the Carolinas and Florida. His longest tenure has been serving as Executive Minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.  Marion has published several books: The Problem of Good, Telling the Story of Jesus, To Know Wisdom: Meditations on Proverbs, What Matters, and Speaking the Truth in Love. (See amazon author page). He has also edited two devotional books using the sermons and writings of James Montgomery Boice: To the Glory of God and Come to the Waters.

To visit Pastor Clark's website, please go here

I like being called “Pastor.” It gets to my calling and my love to shepherd the people under my care. I have the privilege to come alongside individuals and minister to them—to encourage, to comfort, to counsel, even to admonish at times—whatever is needed to aid in their growth as disciples of Jesus. I also like being called “Teacher.” To have the responsibility to study God’s Word and then impart the message of that Word is a trembling delight—trembling because of the high responsibility to be faithful to the Word; delight because nothing is more satisfying than to uncover the treasures of God’s Word and then bring them before others. And I like being called by my name, as it conveys to me that I am seen as friend. If you are looking for a church home, or if you are simply in need of a pastor to talk to, I hope that you will contact me.

Rev. Clark can be reaced at (706) 484-0600 x. 222 or marion.clark@lopc-pca.org.