Who We Are
Our Team & Leadership
First Presbyterian Church is led collaboratively by a team of called leaders who work together to ensure we are doing our best to “cultivate hearts for Jesus from the heart of downtown.” We believe that all ministry (paid and lay ministry) is a calling that comes from God, who empowers each of us to unique service according to our gifts and personalities. By working together, we maximize the potential of these gifts for Kingdom-building effort!
Rev. Dr. Lewis Trotter
"Care & Visitation" Pastor
Lewis and Connie retired from First Presbyterian Church of Granite City, Illinois, at the end of 2008. They are part of our church family with Connie joining the church in 2009. In his retirement Lewis has taught at FPC’s Men’s Bible Study on Wednesday morning at Westminster Towers for several years.
Lewis was the 23rd Moderator of the Presbytery of Giddings Lovejoy in the greater St. Louis area. He was pastor in Granite City for nearly 18 years. He served as pastor of Northminister Presbyterian Church of Sarasota for 15 years.
Lewis and Connie have three children and 8 grandchildren. Their son Lee and daughter Christy live in Bradenton. Cathy the youngest daughter lives in St. Louis.