Planned Giving

From Steve Hancock

Pastor Steve Hancock

Dear Members and Friends,

In one of the most beautiful and compelling passages of scripture we are called to a special and joyful purpose. “Hear, O Israel: the Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.” (Deut 6:4-5) Jesus adds that we should love our neighbor as ourselves.

Just after these words, Deuteronomy reminds us of a truth we already know – that we live in cities that we did not build; that we drink water from wells that we did not dig; that we eat from vineyards that we did not tend. (Deut 6:10-11)

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Kathy & Jim Wilkins – Journey of Four Generations

Laura Cook – Support of the Community

Anne & Charles Allen – A Continuation of our Pledge

Second Presbyterian Church has a program to provide for planned giving, an opportunity to extend your financial support to Second Church beyond your lifetime, called Second Gifts. It is a loving way to continue your support of the ministries and missions of Second Church. All planned gifts are added to Second Church's endowment fund.

"For Those Who Follow" reminds us of those who follow Christ. Second Church is a place for us to deepen our spirituality to follow Christ, witness friends and loved ones follow Christ, and help other generations follow Christ.

Member Stories

Compassionate Ministry Lives On Through Gift of Dr. Randolph Murphy 1914-2015
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“The Importance of a Strong Endowment” - Sam and Beth Highsmith
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“A Blessed Responsibility” - Mim Hundley
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Planned Giving is...


God calls us to make wise and faithful choices about the use and disposition of our property. By planning our future gifts now, we are graciously responding to the blessings in our lives, reflecting our faith that we will continue to recognize God's generosity. Planned gifts create a vision of abundance for the church of the future, empowering its mission to continue long after we are gone.


Planned giving enables you to make a meaningful gift while potentially enhancing your and your family's future financial well-being. It takes into account the many factors of estate planning including:

  • people - loved ones and your church family
  • assets - cash, investments, real property....
  • estate and tax reduction plans

To Learn More:

Photo Director of Planned Giving Malinda Kirchner

Malinda Kirchner, Director of Planned Giving

To learn more about a gift that is right for you and your family’s needs, please contact Malinda Kirchner, Director of Planned Giving, (501)350-4681 or

Mission Statement

Planned giving presents the opportunity for our members to extend their financial support of our church beyond our lifetimes. Our goal is not to elicit a planned gift from every member, but to give every member the opportunity to make an informed decision about making a planned gift to Second Presbyterian Church.