About Us


Key Purpose

We exist to know Christ and to make him known, to worship God

and to reach Statesville and the World for Christ, to God's glory.

Core Values:

Because we hold a high view of Scripture, we will make every consideration in view of its faithfulness to the word of God.

Because we believe in having intentional Loving Relationships, we will encourage biblical opportunies for fellowship, the faithful practice of mercy within the body, active conflict resolution and faithful church discipline.

Our church style will be characterized by: the unifying value of character, the pastoral role as a coach, and the Ephesians 4 practice of helping people become equipped for their ministry.  Our desired result is for Christians who are discipled and for discipling that leads to changed lives in our church and community.  We want to see our members grow in their witness and their faith.  We want to feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in our fellowship.

Our Staff:
Phillip R. McCoy

Pastor's Top Priorities

  • Teaching and Preaching God's Word

  • Visitation/Shepherding

  • Worship Development

  • Leadership Deployment

  • Outreach

  • Mercy

Reverend Phillip R. McCoy a native from Charlotte, North Carolina. Phil is married to Nicole and they have two beautiful children, Grace and Reid. Phil spent most of his growing up years in Weddington, NC and graduated from Sun Valley High School. After high school, Phil attended Lees McCrae College earning an AA degree. From there he went on to obtain a BA degree in Religion from Gardner Webb University, a Masters in Christian Education from Pfeiffer University and a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. Phil has also completed the required coursework for his Doctor of Ministry from Erskine Seminary and is currently in the dissertation phase.
Phil has served in the church in many capacities beginning as a Youth Pastor, then an Associate Pastor. In 1998 Phil was ordained to the gospel ministry as the Senior Pastor of Linden ARP Church, Gastonia, NC. After five years of service, Phil, Nicole and their family served in Lugoff, SC at Rowan Presbyterian Church for 10 years. In 2012, Phil was called to be the Senior Pastor at First ARP Church in Statesville.
Phil is a faithful servant leader and cares deeply for Christ’s Church. He is pastoral in nature and this is evidenced by his commitment to meeting the needs of his church family through prayer, visiting and preaching the gospel.
Phil and his family are grateful to our Lord for His gift of Salvation, His Grace, and His unending Love and Mercy. They are humbled about God’s calling on their lives and delighted about what God is doing in at First ARP Church and this community.
Worship our Lord and experience His truth, Joy and Peace!
“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” Joshua 24:15

Music Director: Leslie Overcash

Organist: Amanda Overcash