Second Presbyterian Church exists to continue the ministry of Jesus Christ by seeking disciples for the Kingdom of God, sustaining faith through worship, care, education and fellowship and serving others in need through love, compassion and support for community and worldwide mission.

Mission Partners

Many journeys united in Christ.

Local Partners
Buckhorn Children and Family Services

Our staff believes in the power of healing and Buckhorn is known for taking on the toughest youth, building a personalized program that works for each child, and sticking with the child all the way through the treatment process.

The Cabbage Patch Settlement House

Our mission is to equip and empower at-risk children, youth, and their families, to be self-sufficient by helping them maximize their economic, educational, emotional, moral, physical, social and spiritual potential.

Cedar Ridge Camp

A not-for-profit retreat center with accommodations for large groups and summer camping. We have 64 wooded acres and we serve over 20,000 children and adults per year.

Habitat for Humanity

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

The Healing Place

The Healing Place reaches the homeless, offers recovery for the addicted and helps restore productive lives. Founded as a homeless shelter in 1989, The Healing Place has become one of the nation’s most effective long-term, social model recovery programs.

Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center

The mission of the Kilgore Samaritan Counseling Center is to express the love and grace of God through the ministry of pastoral counseling. Kilgore carries out this mission through a multidisciplinary approach to counseling and various educational services.

Ministry Training

The 2017-2018 Sponsored Intern is Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Student Heather McIntyre. Heather is in her third year at LPTS and serves as an intern to John Knox Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. This program helps Heather to experience full time ministry, as she works on visioning programs for a small church setting.

Portland Avenue Community Trust

Developing Trust
Building Community
Strengthening Portland
… One Family at a Time

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance program is there to help immediately when disasters happen both locally and around the world. Through the donations of our Presbyterian Churches they are able to send a immediate aid to locations hit by storms, fires, earthquakes etc. Second and our members responded with donations to their call for help this past year when Houston by hit by disaster. Plans are to send a mission team from Second to Houston in June to help PDA with rebuilding in that area.

United Crescent Hill Ministries

To foster ecumenical cooperation and to provide programs and vital services that will nurture human growth and development without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, handicap/disability, ancestry, sexual orientation and national origin.


Restoring Hope, Instilling Confidence, Furthering Education, Encouraging Spirituality and Faith through a comprehensive continuum of care for vulnerable youth and families.

West End School

Through the School's rigorous academic and personal standards, we encourage our students to attain the highest possible level of scholarship, character, and intellectual growth.

International Partners
Our International Missions Partners

Daniell and Elizabeth Turk - Madagascar

Rev. Dustin and Sherri Ellington - Zambia

Rev. Karla Ann Koll - Costa Rica

Rosario de Mora community - El Salvador

Lay Minister Training Center
Presbyterian Church of Ghana

With only 50 full-time ordained ministers in the region, there is a vital need to educate and train lay leaders in all things Presbyterian. These lay leaders will minister to the needs of the congregations and lead worship in the nearly 600 churches of the Western Presbytery. Rev. Dr. Albert Anakwa, a former student of the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary is leading the way to help develop Christ’s Church in Ghana.

Theological Education

Full time Seminary Interns
Racquel Huertas at UBL Costa Rica
Agnes Nyirenda at Justo Mwale in Zambia
Kristi Van Nostran at Fuller Seminary