Pastoral Leadership


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Pastoral Leadership

Pastoral Leadership

Our Pastor, Dr. William “Buzzy” Elder, Jr.Our Pastor, Dr. William “Buzzy” Elder, Jr. was born in Georgia in 1951, he has spent most of his life in South Carolina.  Prior to his calling to the ministry, he graduated from Winthrop University in South Carolina in 1974 with a BA in Mathematics, and then pursued a career in retailing, becoming a manager of a retail business and a leader in the regional retail industry association.

He graduated with a Master of Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary in 2004, was ordained in August, 2004 by the Catawba Presbytery in South Carolina, and was the pastor of Hopewll ARP Church, in Blackstock, South Carolina until 2009.

Dr. Elder preached his first sermon as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Frostproof on Sunday, February 15, 2009.  He received his Master of Theology from Erskine in 2009 and his Doctor of Theology Degree from Newburgh Theological Seminary in Newburg, Indiana in 2011.

Dr. Elder and his wife, Libby, have been married for forty years.  They are the parents of two grown children, Michael and Kathryn.  They are also the adoptive parents of their grandchildren, Justin and Andy.

Dr. Elder says that these boys are his inspiration and part of the reason he decided to move from a role of lay leadership in the church to a spiritual one and to become a minister.

Service Times

Sunday 8:30-9:30AM Early Service

Praise & Worship
9:30-9:45AM Continental Breakfast
9:45-10:45AM Sunday School

Traditional Morning Worship

Children’s Church
5:00-6:00PM Bible Study with the Pastor

9:30–10:30AM (Repeat) Bible Study with the Pastor 

1st Pres Events

Tue Dec 12 @12:10PM - 12:35PM
Community Prayer Meeting
Tue Jan 09 @12:10PM - 12:35PM
Community Prayer Meeting

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