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Reverend John Oerter

Transitional Pastor –

Reverend John Oerter is serving as our transitional pastor as we search for an installed pastor. John has been a transitional pastor for over 20 years and has served nine churches during that time. He received a Masters in Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary  and a second master’s degree in Marriage and Family Ministry. He is certified as an Interim Pastor. John’s wife, Lucia, is also a Presbyterian Pastor serving a church in Lafayette, Indiana.

John is an avid fly fisherman and is enjoying that hobby in our beautiful Ozarks.

First Presbyterian Church

Our Church Staff

Director of KidStuff Preschool: Barri McPheron

Office Administrator: Marla Testerman

Finance Administrator: Cindy Weiss

Shoalkirk Ranger: Richard Sapp

Music Directors: Karen and Terry Dolanc

Organist: William Roehling

First Presbyterian Church of Joplin
509 South Pearl Avenue
Joplin, Missouri 64801
Phone: 417-624-2433
Fax: 417-624-6494

Sunday9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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