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We are blessed to have TWO ministers, both equally sharing the position of Head Pastor. Kira and John Anderson are Princeton Theological seminary graduates and each brings a wealth of unique experience to our church. Kira most recently comes to us from Wellshire Presbyterian Church in Denver, CO where she was the Associate Pastor of Christian Education. During that time John was serving a much smaller but still thriving congregation as solo pastor in Milliken, CO. This young couple loves dancing, gardening, cooking, board games, fantasy literature, and sci-fi movies. They have two dogs (a golden retriever named Kingsley Shacklebolt and a chocolate lab named Lando Calrissian). Together all four of them are raising the youngest member of the family, Kaylee Anderson, John and Kira’s absolutely adorable daughter.


You may email them by clicking on the following links:

Kira Anderson

John Anderson

Our Church Staff

Director of KidStuff Preschool: Barri McPheron


Office Administrator: Tammy Fisher


Finance Administrator: Cathy Bay


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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