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Men's Ministry

The men of First Presbyterian enjoy a variety of ministry and service together. We meet in various groups throughout the year, eat together, fellowship in one another’s homes, travel, study God’s Word and serve our neighbors. It is our desire to equip men to live as followers of Christ in the home, workplace and community. 

Fly-Fishing Trip, March 2-5, 2023

Men's Ministry is having a fly-fishing trip to the Little Red River in Heber Springs, Arkansas! We will leave Baton Rouge Thursday, March 2 then fish the Little Red all day Friday and Saturday. We drive home Sunday, March 5.
The Little Red offers 29 miles of ideal premier-class trout fishing where the icy cold waters emerge from Greers Ferry Lake dam. Brown trout running from 5 to 8 pounds are common, and a 40 lb. 4 oz. brown caught in 1992 on the Little Red held the world record for 17 years. Might another monster brown be caught by our eager band of churchmen? We'll see! 
Lindsey’s Resort has fantastic views of the Little Red River, clean and comfortable accommodations, and excellent dining. We have 2 cabins and 18 motel-style rooms blocked off for our group. The cabins have 2 bedrooms with 2 beds per room and the motel-style rooms have two beds per room as well. Each man will have their own bed. 
Share a Room Cost: $345
Your Own Room Cost: $515
Partial scholarships are available. Please contact Darin Travis.
You will be responsible for arranging your own transportation. As we get closer, Darin will distribute a list of all those who have registered in case some would like to travel together. 
Limited Space:
Space allows for just 30 men to attend. Please register soon. 
Fishing Guides:
To catch the greatest number of fish, it is highly recommended to use a professional guide and fish from a boat. We are primarily partnering with Ozark Angler Outfitter & Guide Service to provide the best guides who are licensed and insured. A guide will accommodate two fisherman per boat and provide lunch, all gear, and flies for an outstanding day on the water.
You may book the guide for one or two days or try going at it on your own. The guides are booking fast for this time of year and are first-come, first-serve. Please don’t delay in signing up. Contact Darin Travis if you’d like more information about guides.
Guide for One Day: $300
Guide for Two Days: $600
Includes tax and tip
Partial scholarships are available. Please contact Darin Travis.
Fishing License:
An Arkansas Non-Resident 3-day Trip Fishing License ($16) and a Non-Resident Trout Permit ($20) must be purchased prior to your arrival in Heber Springs. 
Lindsey’s Resort will provide a buffet breakfast for all three mornings as well as dinner Friday night. Saturday night’s dinner will be generously hosted by our FPC member Steve Woodson, who owns a condo in Heber Springs. Lunch will be provided by the guide, or on your own if not hiring a guide.
Travel time to Heber Springs is roughly 7.5 hours. Arrive anytime Thursday night as nothing is scheduled. A campfire and snacks will be available.
We’ll begin our retreat by eating breakfast together at 7 am Friday morning. Fishing begins around 8 am.
Dinner will be around 6 pm followed by teaching and discussion about pursuing God. Our speakers are Bart Lillie from The Restoration Project and Darin Travis, Men’s Ministry Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church.

Men's Bible Studies

11.30 am
This group of 60-somethings has been together for a long time, are deeply committed to one another and thoroughly enjoy pursuing Christ together. Taught by Whitney Alexander, they are currently studying Hebrews.
At the Church
12 pm
Come join men who work in the downtown area for Bible study and lunch on Wednesdays at Noon. We meet at the church where lunch is provided and the discussion is always encouraging. Come join us!  Contact Darin Travis ( for more information.
Church Library
7 am
This group is mainly comprised of men in their 40s and is led by Gerrit Dawson.  They enjoy rich teaching and lots of laughs together. They are currently studying the Gospel of Luke.
The Home of Wayne Barker
6.30 am
This Bible study has been a robust group for a long time.  Always well attended, this group of 60 to 70-something men has logged decades together and it shows.  Though very tight-knit, they’re always welcoming and eager for new men to join. Barry Phillips leads this group which is studying the Gospel of John.
Education Building 301
6.30 am 
Mainly comprised of men in their 30s, this group is led by Darin Travis, has very strong relational ties and loves welcoming new attendees to lock arms with them. They are currently studying the Gospel of Mark.

For more information on men’s ministry or to get connected to a men’s group, contact Darin Travis.