The Church's Heart Is It's People!

Reverend Rick L. Douylliez, Pastor

Jan Gillette, Church Office Administrator

, Clerk of Session

Cliff Davenport, Treasurer

Ginny Lovett, Mary Kay Weise, Seleta Stacy, Church Musicians

Dean Slusser, Director of Music Ministry

Jennifer Zibbell, Ministry Intern

Susan Slusser, Director of Children's Ministry

Monica Atwater, Nursery Attendant/WNL Cook

Kaie Atwater, Nursery Attendant

Robyn Ponsell, Custodian

First Presbyterian Church, located in historic Saint Marys, Georgia, is one of the most beautiful expressions of the Body of Christ to be found anywhere! Our mission for over 200 years has been to bring God's love to those who desperately need it in our community. We strive to reflect God’s love in a way that is more visibly demonstrated than spoken. Our goal is to provide a place for you and your family to connect to God and other people as you discover your own spiritual truth. Our ministry is less about rules and regulations and more about the amazing grace of Jesus Christ.  If you have been displaced from the church because of past experiences, or if you have never attended a church, we hope that you will visit our community of faith soon. Incidentally, it is not our hope to make you a Presbyterian; it is instead our intention to help each other discover God's plan for our lives as we journey together as followers of a risen Christ!

DIRECTIONS TO FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: From I-95 follow GA Highway 40 East to the historic district in downtown Saint Marys (about 10 miles) - the church will be on the right at the corner of Osborne and Conyers Streets.

For more information about us, please contact Reverend Rick Douylliez, our pastor @ 912-882-4650 or 912-674-0142.

Reverend Rick Douylliez is a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary and has served First Presbyterian Church as pastor since 1995. Rick is an active member of the Savannah Presbytery where he serves as a member of the Presbytery Council, and most recently, the past Moderator of the Mission Ministry Team. He is also very active in the local community serving on various boards and committees including the Camden County Department of Children and Family Services Board, Salvation Army Advisory Board, Magnolia Manor Advisory Board, Downtown Ministries Association, and the St. Marys Kiwanis Club. Rick is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Thornewell Home for Children in Clinton, SC. Rick and his wife Cathy are the proud parents of Jacob (a  graduate of Princeton Seminary and married to the former Catherine Hinesley) and Jeremy, (a  graduate of Piedmont College).

                                                  THE SESSION

CLASS OF 2017                             CLASS OF 2018                                 CLASS OF 2019

                                                     Jim Conner                                         Diane Stewart

Chuck Cobb                                    Micki McGee                                       Ed Torgersen

Helen Ownby                                  Gordon Steadman                               Jennifer Zibbell


                                         THE DIACONATE

Debbie Daveport                             Sharon Bowen                                     Wayne Burton

Dave Southern                                Judy Thurner                                        Dean Slusser


Our congregation's Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential one-to-one Christian care to individuals within our church family and the community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

OUR STEPHEN MINISTERS: Cathy Douylliez, Emmy Morrissey, Carol Surrency, Kathy Cade, Ann Gardner, Susie Cooper, Julie Banks, Judy Southern, Wayne Burton, Jim Conner, Sylvia Zielinski, Ken Bailey, Diane Stewart