Upcoming Events


Event date/time: July 16, 2017 12:00 am

We will celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper at both services.

To the Church Triumphant – Jimmy Crisp

Event date/time: July 7, 2017 1:30 pm

Jimmy Harold Crisp, 84, of Gastonia passed away June 28, 2017 at Covenant Village. A native of Gaston County born October 5, 1932, a son of the late James Franklin Crisp and Fannie Aldridge Crisp.

Jimmy was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the 322nd Signal Corps. He was owner of Linwood Barber Shop. He was a faithful servant who loved the Lord Jesus. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church where he served as Chairman of the Deacon’s and is a member of First ARP Church. Jimmy was a wonderful and caring husband, father, and grandfather. He was loved by his family and his many friends and will be greatly missed.

Survivors of Jimmy include his loving wife, Marilyn Richie Crisp of Gastonia, NC; daughters, Lee Young, Myra Cherry of Gastonia, NC; son, Paige F Crisp; brother, Wayne Crisp; sister, Wilma Pendleton; grandchildren, Walker Young, Lawson Young, McKenna Young, Taylor Cherry, Ian Cherry, Connor Cherry, Carson Crisp, Carter Ann Crisp

The family will receive friends from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm at First ARP Church on Friday, July 7, 2017.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm at First ARP Church on Friday, July 7, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant Village Benevolence Fund, 1351 Robinwood Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054 or First ARP Building Fund, 317 S. Chester Street Gastonia, NC 28052.

Membership Weekend – July 28-29

Event date/time: July 28, 2017 7:00 pm

If you are interested in joining First ARP, plan to attend Membership Weekend on Friday, July 28 (7-9 pm) and
Saturday, July 29 (8:30 am-noon). To register, contact Nancy Peeler (npeeler@firstarpchurch.org).

Board of Deacons Meeting

Event date/time: July 12, 2017 7:30 pm

Session Meeting

Event date/time: July 13, 2017 7:00 pm