Alex and Mary Nell Coblentz began their ministry at French Camp Presbyterian Church in July, 2008 – Alex as the pastor and Mary Nell as the Ministry Coordinator.
Alex Coblentz grew up in Brazil, the son of missionaries. He is a graduate of the Stony Brook School, Davidson College with a degree in French, and Gordon Conwell Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. He has served as a Pastor, and in 3 Christian schools as a teacher, principal and Director of Development.
Mary Nell Coblentz grew up in Huntersville, NC and is a graduate of North Mecklenburg High School and Pfeiffer College with a degree in Christian Education. She has served as a Director of Christian Education, Children’s Ministry Coordinator, and has worked as a Library Assistant. Alex and Mary Nell have been in the ministry, both the pastorate and Christian education, since their marriage in 1974; they have 3 grown children and two grandchildren.
French Camp Presbyterian Church has 5 Ruling Elders who are all deeply committed to serving the Lord and His people through the church.
Glen Barlow serves as the Church Treasurer, the Mayor of French Camp, and Sales Manager for WFCA Radio. Glen is married to Debbie, who is the Administrative Assistant in the FCA Dean of Student’s Office. Glen and Debbie are also Dorm Subs and together cater many of the meals served for special occasions here at French Camp.
John Robert Cockrell and his wife Peggy have been at French Camp for over 40 years and have served in numerous capacities. John Robert served as the H.S. Principal at FCA for many years and is currently the Athletic Director. Peggy taught school at French Camp Elementary School until she retired.
Bruce Hosket is the Dean of Students, Football Coach, and former Dorm Parent at French Camp Academy. He is also a graduate of FCA. Bruce’s wife Kim works in the high school library and together with their entire family serve the church and community in a variety of ways.
Larry Littlejohn is the Clerk of Session and currently serves as moderator of Mississippi Valley Presbytery (2012-2013). He is the Assistant Principal at French Camp Academy, has taught H.S. Math and was Camp Director for FCA’s Camp of the Rising Son. Larry’s wife Jeré is a professor at Ole Miss.
Ed Maehlmann teaches Bible and is a work supervisor at French Camp Academy. He serves as the Missions Committee Chairman and together with his wife Margaret has been on numerous mission trips. Margaret is the Receptionist at French Camp’s Welcome Center.
Women’s Ministry Officers 2016-17 Term
Vice President: Jenni Morgan
Secretary: Susan Donald
Treasurer: Margaret Maehlmann
Advisory: Mary Nell Coblentz, Ministry Coordinator
Music Ministry Team
Margaret Maehlmann: A/V Technology Coordinator
Lawn Maintenance: Steve Arrowood