First Presbyterian Church
Beeville, Texas
First Presbyterian Church is a warm, family centered congregation located in the downtown area of Beeville, Texas.
 
Our mission is to honor God through Christ-centered worship, fellowship, outreach and service encompassing the whole family of God.

We purposely do thin through the relationships we have with our family and friends and by being a welcoming community.

About Us


 
Presbyterians in Beeville began meeting together informally as early as 1885. In 1890 to 1891 the Rev Henry Ruffner Laird was sent to officially organize a congregation in Beeville and this church was begun. With twenty six charter members, a sanctuary was built on the corner of Walton and North St Mary Streets in 1892 and much surrounding property was acquired by the church in succeeding years. In 1968 the congregation merged with the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church to form First Presbyterian Church of Beeville.

Today First Presbyterian Church honors its multi-ethnic history and continues a tradition of meaningful worship and mission.
 
We contribute to the Beeville community through our participation in the local food and assistance center, The Vineyard.  Our members also participate in Habitat for Humanity, as well as a number of other community service projects.
Our Staff
Rev. Donald R. Taylor, Pastor
Debbie Fulton-   Music Director
Louanne LeBourveau- Handbell director and Clerk of Session
Jennifer Goodman-  Secretary

About our pastor...

The Reverend Donald R. Taylor comes to our church from a 43 year career as a Lutheran Pastor and who retired in 2011.  He was born in Ohio, educated in Texas and met his wife, Marilyn, while a student at San Antonio College.  They married in 1965 and have recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  He has served churches in Texas in Vernon, Lyford, Blanco, and Beeville and in Washington State in Yelm as well as 9 years as an Active duty Army Chaplain.  His degrees include a bachelor of Arts from Texas Lutheran University and a Master of Divinity from Trinity Seminary, Columbus, Ohio.  He has had additional  training in Marriage and Family courtesy of the Army and 6 quarters of Clinical Pastoral Education.  They have two married sons and 4 granddaughters.

He is Dean of the Gulf Coast Conference of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at the request of his Bishop, has been involved in the Beeville Ministerial Alliance, Habitat for Humanity, and has served on the Board of several non-profits in the community during the 14 years he has been in Beeville.  He also serves as Chaplain to a local Hospice agency and volunteer chaplain to the Beeville Police Department.