Transitional Pastor

Rev. Dr. Peggy C. Hinds

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Office Manager / Financial Assistant

Sheri Bell

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Sheri was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Kentucky when she was a junior in high school.  She graduated from Woodford County High School in 1979 and The Lexington Computer School. 

Sheri worked at Tococo Mfg. (a clothing manufacturing company working for Calvin Klein Jeans) in Midway for 12 years in the office and running the shipping department.  After the closing of the company she went to work for a temporary service and eventually was asked by the temporary service if she would be interested in working for a church.  She admits being skeptical at first and the rest is history!  Sheri started working at First Presbyterian Frankfort in March of 1994 and in July of 1994 the church bought out her contract with the temporary service and hired her full time.    Sheri relates that it is a blessing to work for the church and she feels God called her to be part of the ministry. This year marks 27 years!!

Sheri and her husband, William, reside in Frankfort and have been married 40 years. Their daughter, Kristin is married to Jonathan West and they reside in Harrodsburg with their two daughters, Kyler & Kora.

Music Director

Gary Johnson

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   Gary Johnson studied piano in Frankfort with Edith Hayes Carter, then organ for one year with Melvin Dickinson. Later, he studied organ for one year with Schuyler Robinson. 

     Before coming to First Presbyterian Church, Gary served as chapel organist while in the Navy at Great Lakes Training Center in Chicago, then later at the Protestant Chapel, Dam Neck, Virginia, then the Catholic Chapel, Guam.

     After the Navy, Gary served the congregation of Crestwood Baptist Church for 10 years.  He served there as organist, youth choir accompanist and instrumental choir director.  Gary then moved to First Christian Church where he served for 13 years as organist. 

     Gary came to First Presbyterian Church in May 1999 as organist and choir director.  Later, he assumed the duties of directing the handbell choir. 

     Gary is a 1995 graduate of Kentucky State University, Magna Cum Laude, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and mathematics.   

Christian Education Director

Terry Arnold

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   Terry Arnold, raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, is married to retired Frankfort firefighter and native Harry T. “Juney” Arnold.  They have two adult children, Jake and Tara and a grandson, Logan.  Terry earned a bachelor of arts in education, a Master of Arts in adult education and also Master of Arts in counseling.  She was a program developer for Morehead State University and served as director of Academic Services for 15 years.  She has served as Christian Education director at First Presbyterian Church for  over 23 years. 


James Clay

     James Clay has lived in Frankfort, Kentucky, his entire life.  He has been married for 12 years and has four beautiful children.  He retired in 2008 from the Frankfort Plant Board and the Franklin County School System.  He chose to go back to work, however. He likes to stay busy and relates that he has no plans to stop anytime soon.  He wishes to express his gratitude to the church for the opportunity to work with such a great group of individuals.  James can be seen most days at the church making the facilities and yard look clean, polished and well maintained. 

  September 2021  
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