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First Presbyterian Church of Forest City
438 W. Main St.
Forest City, NC 28043

Mailing Address:
PO Box 181
Forest City, NC 28043



Sunday worship 11 a.m.
Sunday School 10 a.m.

Presbyterian Women
First Tuesday
of the month


Rev. Kitty Rankin Tompkins

Reverend Kitty Rankin Tompkins is an emerging Christian voice of our time. Called to become a Presbyterian minister after a successful career in the business world, Kitty attended Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, graduating in 2003.

Kitty has a rich spiritual heritage that began when she was a child in Mount Holly, North Carolina. Both of her parents, but especially her mother, "Tee" Rankin, had a firm faith with extensive roots in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. The family attended First Presbyterian Church in Mount Holly, NC.

Although Kitty’s great faith as she was growing up and throughout college and her young business life was evident to many, she didn’t imagine that she might one day be ordained as a Presbyterian minister. "God called me to walk in faith along a new path and I said ‘yes’. Although it was a life altering change, I know that I’m truly blessed to follow this calling."

How Do You Know When God is Speaking to You? is the title of a speech and sermon turned into a book. She gave the sermon for more than 20 years. Her own experiences in developing a personal relationship with God are included within its pages - the joys and the sorrows - all the many twists and turns of her walk in faith. When she was called to seminary in 2000, Kitty felt the call of God to move in a new direction. To reach all those who are seeking to understand and grow further in faith, God called her to share her spiritual memoir through God inspired spiritual knowledge.

Most recently, she is the Stated Supply for First Presbyterian Church in Forest City. Her prayer and hopes are that each member will become closer to Jesus Christ.

Now, as new doors open, Kitty continues to follow God’s call in new and evolving ways and joins others who share her vision. Her passions for spiritual leadership and guidance as well as helping people find their true calling in life so they might experience ultimate happiness are her guiding principles along this unfolding path. To God be the glory!