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.



Annual Report for 2018


Long Range Strategic Plan



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

Job Openings

First Presbyterian Church (FPC) is a thriving congregation in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, striving to balance spiritual conviction and tangible compassion. If you’re interested in a career at First Presbyterian, check out some of our open positions listed below.

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FPC invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of The John H. Stembler Scholar in Residence and Director of Biblical and Theological Education. . The Stembler Scholar is a teacher, facilitator, convener, researcher, and author of biblically and theologically rich content for the congregation, the academy, and beyond.
Under the direction of the Associate Pastor for Young Adults and Youth Formation, the Director of Youth Ministry provides community, fellowship, discipleship, and pastoral care to middle and high school students, encouraging their growth into followers of Jesus Christ.
We believe that the person who fills this position will help us reach our congregation’s visions and goals by embodying the following essential values: mutual care, radical hospitality and restorative relationships.
The First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, a thriving 2,000-member congregation located in the heart of Midtown, is searching for a pastorally and theologically minded connector and administratively gifted individual to serve as their Director of Nursery and Preschool Ministry. All interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Kate Bumgarner, Director of Children and Family Ministry, at skbumgarner@firstpresatl.org.
We are seeking a self-motivated individual to serve as the Administrative Coordinator for Discipleship ministries and programs. The Administrative Coordinator provides administrative, secretarial, and logistical support to the pastors, staff, and lay volunteers involved in faith formation of children, youth, and adults.

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 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.