The Staff of First Presbyterian Church of Harrison, AR
Rev. David Cole "DC" Adams
As a fifth generation Texan, DC is a proud son of the Lone Star State. His family home was 20 acres 20 miles outside of Paris, Texas. DC earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Texas A&M University-Commerce, then a Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.
Before receiving the call to First Presbyterian, DC served Associate Pastor of Youth and Families at Newnan Presbyterian Church in Newnan, GA and Vice President for Church Relations and Development for Goodland Presbyterian Children’s Home in Hugo, OK.
DC married his best friend, Elizabeth, in 1998. Together they have two sons. Benjamin is a student at Missouri Southern State University and Joseph is a high school student at Harrison High.
Director of Choirs: Marvin Murphree
Marvin Murphree has served in music leadership positions in churches in MO, AR, KS and TX in Presbyterian, United Methodist, and American Baptists Churches. Additionally, he has been on the voice faculties of Missouri State University and Missouri Southern State University as well as the Missouri Fine Arts Academy which is a three week residential program for gifted performing, visual, and literary artists entering their junior or senior year in high school. Currently, Marvin is the founder and artistic director of the professional quartet The Mosaic Vocal Ensemble and is the President and Artistic Director of Classic Arts Inc., a not for profit organization dedicated to promoting music and the arts. He earned a bachelor of music in voice performance degree from the University of Central Missouri, a master of music with music ministry emphasis from Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth and has done additional study in voice at the University of Missouri and Wichita State University.
An operatic baritone, Marvin has performed with opera companies and concert promoters from coast to coast singing opera, oratorio, chamber music, and art song literature in English, Italian, German and French. He has sung with many of the leading classical artists in the United States and has been seen and heard on television and radio.
Marvin’s most important role, however, is being the father the Angela, a music teacher at Putnam City North High School in the Oklahoma City Area; Melissa, an anesthetist in Tulsa; and Meredith a junior at Kickapoo High School in Springfield, MO. He has four granddaughters, and a grandson who all live in Oklahoma.
Administrative Assistant: Kathy West
Sexton: Joyce Pittman