Staff

Dr. Karl Kling, Pastor
Mrs. Alicia Messersmith, Office Manager

Alicia began working at FPC as the Office Manager in February of 2017 after retiring from Bainbridge State College. She was born in Cuba and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. She and her husband Rich have lived in Bainbridge since 1999.  She enjoys reading, doing Bible studies, getting together with friends, antiquing, and traveling.  For quite some time Alicia wanted to be a church secretary once she retired and the opportunity to work at FPC has fulfilled her desire.

Mrs. Lisa Barber, Director of Youth and Family Ministry

Lisa and her family began attending FPC in 1996. She has been serving as the chair of the Christian Education committee for the past couple of years. Lisa has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in early childhood as well as an endorsement in gifted education.  She taught grades kindergarten through fourth grade at John Johnson Elementary School for 28 years.  She is in her second year at Grace Christian Academy teaching fourth and fifth grades.

Lisa is married to Mike Barber.  They have three children: Holly and Anna who attend Troy University and Nick who is a junior at Bainbridge High School.  She looks forward to working with every member of our church and giving back to First Presbyterian Church the love and support it has given to her family.

Mrs. Lisa Enfinger, Director of Elementary Youth Ministry

Lisa has been in education for 27 years as a teacher and media specialist.  She has been a part of First Presbyterian Church in Bainbridge for 18 years.  She loves the students’ excitement and laughter they bring to the learning experiences as they dive into the Bible.  She is married and has two children. In her spare time she loves to bike and kayak.

Mr. Michael Inlow, Choirmaster

Michael has been involved in church music for 31 years and is retired from his position as the Director of Choral Activities for Cairo High School.  In his tenure as Director of Choral Activities for Cairo High School, Michael won many Regional and State Music Competitions and Honored Educator on six different occasions.  Michael is a graduate of Florida State University School of Music with Master of Music Education, Bachelor of Music Education with Piano Emphasis from Mercer University in Atlanta and Associate of Music in Arts from Andrew College.  He is a member of: American Choral Directors Association, Georgia Music Educators Association, where he has served in leadership roles including Choral Chair for District 2 and Choral Festival Chair for District 2 LGPE.  Michael presently serves as Chairman of the Board for Bainbridge Little Theatre and with Presbyterian Association of Musicians.  He has served as Choirmaster here at FPC for the past 18 years.

Ms. Pamela Ellis, Organist

Pamela began playing piano for worship services in the sixth grade.  Upon being “drafted” into the organist position of her church in the eighth grade, she began organ lessons with Dr. Ruth Sisson who trained her through high school and college.  Following a Bachelor of Music degree in organ performance from Valdosta State College, she took lessons at St. Philip’s Cathedral in Atlanta and also attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.  Pamela delights in planning and arranging music for our worship services and family rites of passage, and especially working with other instrumentalists.   After hanging up her medical transcription shoes of 20 years, Pamela is currently a beloved home/pet sitter for many families in our community.

Mrs. Melissa Parker, Director of Parent’s Morning Out

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Ms. Rhonda Gay, Nursery Director
 
 

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Ms. Chrissy Mueller, Nursery Attendant
 

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Ms. Beulah Handsford, Dietician

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Mr. Lee Lawrence, Janitorial Service
 

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