First Presbyterian Church welcomes

Dr. John Larson


First Presbyterian Church of Brownsville is please to announce that Dr. John W. Larson, Natchez, Miss., has joined the church family. Dr. Larson will serve as Interim Pastor.


Dr. Larson is a native of Vicksburg, Miss., and a graduate of Ole Miss, Southwestern (now Rhodes College) in Memphis and Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Ga., where he received a Masters of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry. Dr. Larson took preparatory classes in January 2009 to become certified as an Interim Pastor.


Before coming to Brownsville, Dr. Larson served as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Natchez, Miss. While in Natchez, he took on duties as church historian, served as president of the local Ministerial Alliance and belonged to many civic organizations. He is very active in Presbytery work, having served as a Commissioner to the General Assembly and on various other boards and committees. Before moving to Natchez in 2004, he served as pastor in Columbus, Miss., and Hoover, Ala.


Dr. Larson began his duties at First Presbyterian Church Brownsville on August 1. He will serve here for the next year as the church seeks a new installed pastor.


Dr. John W. Larson is married to Judi. They have two children, Jennifer and John Jr. Judi is finishing her last year towards retirement as a school librarian at the public high school in Natchez. Jennifer and her family live in Nashville, Tenn. John Jr., is in graduate school at the University of Southern Mississippi.


The community is invited to meet Dr. Larson and join the First Presbyterian Church family for worship Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.