Mission Statement

Serving Christ from the Heart of the City to the Ends of the Earth with Love, Faith and Action

Since 1816, First Presbyterian Church has served God and God’s people from the center of Raleigh. The congregation’s ongoing mission is stated in this description of our church: “A Christ-centered Downtown Church Committed to Knowing and Sharing His Love.”

First Presbyterian Church offers a warm and cordial welcome and urges you to take part in the life of our congregational family.

Our invitation extends to all who seek the forgiving experience of God’s love; to all who love Christ and seek His presence; to young and old, rich and poor, saint and sinner. This church offers the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ to anyone who desires to learn obedience to God’s will and find strength to live in faith, love, and peace.

One of our pastors, officers, or members will be happy to visit with you to answer your questions and to help you with arrangements should you desire to join First Presbyterian Church.

We receive new members in the following ways:

  • Profession of Faith (for those who have never previously joined a church)
  • Transfer of Letter (for persons transferring from any sister congregation)
  • Reaffirmation of Faith (for those who have become inactive and want to renew their church commitment)
  • Affiliate Membership (for persons who are living in this community temporarily and want to establish a relationship with this local congregation)