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Reverend Dr. John Nipper

Transitional Pastor –

Reverend Dr. John Nipper is serving as our transitional pastor as we search for an interim pastor and then a permanent replacement for Pastor Dave Burgess who accepted a new call in St. Louis in July, 2017.  Pastor John grew up in San Diego and graduated from San Francisco Theological Seminary.  He also holds a Masters Degree in Behavioral Science and a doctorate in church administration

Before coming to Joplin,  John served churches in Michigan, Illinois and Iowa. He has done interim ministry for twenty years and recently celebrated 50 years of ordination.

John is married to Leah and they make their home in Springfield, Missouri.

First Presbyterian Church

Our Church Staff

Director of KidStuff Preschool: Marla Testerman

Church Administrator and Publications: Beverly Scroggins

Financial and Business Administrator: Mary Wilson

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
Monday7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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