I am Jock Paleak, the Pastor of Sudanese Services here at First Presbyterian Church. This is the year we define what it means to be called God’s family. We have developed a strong relationship among and between all the members of First Presbyterian Church, both Sudanese and Americans friends, and we look forward to building on that this year.

The Sudanese (Nuer) Service that meets every Sunday at 12:30 p.m., has seen a wonderful increase in attendance, and we are working very hard to attract many Sudanese in the Lincoln area. Through the help of the Holy Spirit, we are moving in the right direction!

We are focusing on five areas this year:

  1. Increased attendance at the Nuer language worship service. This worship service is at 12:30 on Sundays. We meet in Great Hall.
  2. Saturday Bible, 10 am in Room 208. The study the attracted many people.
  3. Home to Home Friday Evening Prayer Team (contact Pastor Jock for details)
  4. We are looking for a Nuer basic language teacher who will teach our kids parallel to our Sunday Service.
  5. We are also working with parents to register all Sudanese youth from Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and High School so that they can be included in First Presbyterian’s Youth Ministry under the leadership of David Kamran.

We are all proud of the members of First Presbyterian Church and its leadership, for making this church the home for Sudanese. May God bless them in return, and may God help us build a strong relationship between all three services in our Church.


Pastor Jock was recently featured in a Lincoln Journal Start article.  Read it here.