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About us


First Presbyterian Church was founded in 1811 and has been a pillar in the greater Columbia area ever since. An educational building was added in the late 1950s, and in 2000, we expanded and underwent major renovations to serve our ever-growing Sunday service. First Presbyterian Church is a diverse community of believers brought together by the transforming grace of Jesus Christ.


What We Believe

As a Presbyterian Church, we believe that the same God who created the universe is the one who loves each one of us in Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who died on the cross to free us from our sins, and who rose from the dead so that the power of death is broken forever. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the power of God that guides us and renews our lives each day.


Who We Are

The members and friends of First Presbyterian Church welcome all persons, regardless of ethnic heritage, religious backgrounds, etc.

  • We believe that each person is unique and valuable.

  • We believe that each person is on a spiritual journey, and that each of us is at a different stage of that journey.

  • We believe that small changes can make a big difference, as we lend our service to our community, and minister to those in need.

  • We believe in supporting families as they grow within the warm environment of the church.

About the Presbyterian ChurchGod comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.

Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us with grace and love through our savior, Jesus Christ, so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. As Christ’s disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers. God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to be Christ’s faithful disciples in the world.


Our Goals

At First Presbyterian Church, our goal is to glorify Christ by building strong, united families equipped for His service. We encourage our families to learn, worship, fellowship and serve together.

No matter how or where we serve Jesus Christ, the people of our congregaton are focused on joyfully doing God’s work. We live out our call to mission and ministry by engaging in ministry with the poor, combating diseases of poverty by improving health globally, creating new places for new people and renewing existing congregations, and developing principled Christian leaders.

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