Presbyterian Church Raises More Than $3 Million Toward Goal!


For Immediate Release
May 1, 2019

Anderson, SC– After less than five months of following the Klote fundraising methods, First Presbyterian Church has raised more than $3 million toward their “Building on Faith” Capital Campaign!  Through the visionary leadership of Pastor Dennis Tedder, along with the Session and other key leaders, a firm foundation has been laid for the future hopes and dreams of a vibrant, growing, downtown church.

Lead pastor, Dr. Dennis Tedder, shared with Jim Klote, “Without question, we would not have succeeded in raising the amounts and awareness needed to move forward if Dan had not faithfully and enthusiastically kept us focused on the Klote approach.  Of course, your stewardship process also benefits our congregation in more than financial ways – we have reached out, spurred faith, and reconnected.  Thank you for this.”

One of the Campaign Co-Chairs, John Lummus, stated, “Before this process started, I never would have envisioned being able to raise over $3 million and this has only been possible because of the organization, advice and counsel of our consultant.  The Klote system works and produced great results for our church.”

First Presbyterian Church is a member of the PCUSA denomination and is located in historic downtown Anderson, South Carolina.  Established in 1837, they are a “family of faith that shares a commitment to believing, loving, and serving in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.”

James D. Klote & Associates, Inc., a firm specializing in capital funding projects for non-profit organizations, is providing full-time, resident counsel.  Consultant, Dan Reese, is representing the firm.

“It has been my joy to work alongside a group of people who were committed to following the playbook and receive direction,” said Reese.  “The greatest gift a church can give their consultant is their cooperation and accepting expert advice as we follow The Proven Path.”

With offices in Falls Church, Virginia; Dallas, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, James D. Klote & Associates is the largest full-time, on-site stewardship consulting firm in North America. For additional information, please contact the firm at or (800)-360-2315.


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