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We invite you to join with us as we share together in Seeking the Faith, Sharing the Spirit and Serving God’s People. All are welcome in our worship and fellowship, in our Christian enrichment and mission. You do not need to be a member to seek, share and serve.

Join Us

Interested in becoming a member (or simply want to know more about what it would mean to unite with this church in membership)?  Please speak with Pastor Kerry or any Elder.  You can unite with this church through Affirmation of Faith (and Baptism, if necessary – for those who have never formally united with a church); through Reaffirmation of Faith (for those who have at one time united with a church, but who are no longer active members); and by Letter of Transfer (for those who are active in another congregation).


Pastor Kerry Bean came to First Presbyterian, Carbondale in May 2019.  He received a master's degree from Ball State University in Speech Communication and Theatre, and completed doctoral work in theatre history at the University of Minnesota.  He received a Master's in Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary.  He has served congregations in Illinois, Indiana, and New York, most recently in Cobden Illinois.  Pastor Kerry may be reached via email ( or through the church office (618-549-2148).

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