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First Presbyterian Church in Marion, IA has been established for over 17o years. Rev. Dr. Howard Chapman has been the pastor since 1994. Rev. Beth Hilkerbaumer joined as associate pastor in 2011 and Rev. Dr. Nancy J. Redman joined as parish associate in 2010

First Presbyterian Church houses The Churches of Marion Pantry, begun in 1982 and operated by nine local churches to make food available to needy families, and the Helping Hands Storeroom, operated by volunteers from our church for more than 30 years. The Storeroom provides donated clothing, bedding, household items, and toys to individuals and families in need.

Within our walls, we strive to nurture and encourage one another in the love of Jesus Christ.  Out in the community we strive to serve others and in so doing serve Christ.

Website Development Overview:

We started the WordPress development with the theme, Americana Mojave  from iThemes.

Next was features and plugins. We added the Bible Verse Display plugin in by Elise Bosse. Bible Verse Display allows the user to add a bible verse as a widget, in a post, or on a page. The verse can be Biblegateway’s Verse of the Day, or one randomly chosen from any favorite verses. Many versions/languages are available.

We also added Mark Barnes' Sermon Browser which allows churches to upload sermons to their WordPress website, where they can be searched, listened to, watched, read, downloaded and available by podcast.


Other plugins:

We also added Google XML Sitemaps, Connections, and of course BackupBuddy to consistently get backups of the database AND content in case something would happen!


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