About Our Church

Humbly Following jesus christ

Our Mission

First Presbyterian Church is a community of humble followers of Jesus Christ who choose, by God’s grace, to live by love, seek continual transformation, and equip all to be servant leaders in Atlanta and throughout the world.

Meet Our Staff

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Our History

Founded in 1848, First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta is located at the corner of Peachtree and 16th Streets, next to the Woodruff Arts Center. We are an urban church known for being a leader in worship, spiritual formation, service, community relationships, and the arts. Many families who have helped build this city have been and are members of FPC and the church has celebrated some notable milestones. We are home to the longest continually-running preschool in the southeast, founded 70 years ago.  Among our numerous local mission efforts, FPC has a thirty-five-year tradition of feeding 250 homeless guests breakfast every Sunday and offering up to 12 women safe housing and support through the Women’s Transformation Center on campus. We have the oldest continuous religious radio broadcast in the world, airing on WSB radio since 1922. FPC was also the first Atlanta church to broadcast its services on television—a broadcast that continues today. FPC has strong relationships with the surrounding arts community, including the High Museum of Art, Museum of Design Atlanta, Alliance Theater, Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Opera, and others. The church regularly hosts concerts and events through these partnerships. FPC continues to build on these traditions as we look forward to our 175th Anniversary in 2023.

Please click on the links below to view two of the many documents compiled by our Archives & History Committee. For more detailed information, or to schedule a tour, please contact Moncure Crowder.

TIFFANY, D’ASCENZO, AND WILLETT

PORTRAITS AND LIVES

Long Range Strategic Plan

COMMUNITY. LOVE. TRANSFORMATION. SERVANT LEADERSHIP.

ON THE WAY TO 175

(On the Way to 175, that is our 175th Anniversary in 2023)

Lay Leadership

The Nominating Committee is responsible for preparing an annual slate of 5 Ruling Elders (two of whom will be Trustee-Elders) and 8 Ministry Leaders who will be ordained for particular service to the church. A slate of nominees will be presented to the congregation at our annual meeting on Sunday, February 3, 2019 for election.  In accordance with the Book of Order, our church’s Constitution, the Nominating Committee requests nominations from the membership of First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta.

Membership

Membership is open to all who have been baptized and confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and desire to make FPC their church home.

A prospective member should attend On Ramp, a class for anyone who wants to join First Presbyterian or learn more about the life, history and beliefs of the Presbyterian church and this congregation.

To learn more about Membership and OnRamp classes, click the link below.

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