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Welcome! For nearly two hundred years First Presbyterian Church, has been a loving presence in Charleston proclaiming the gospel of Christ through feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, protecting and nurturing the young and disadvantaged, supporting people in need of all ages, and promoting vibrant worship of God. We help to promote and perpetuate some fifty community ministry efforts, having founded, or participated in the founding of many of them.

Here we offer ways to explore faith in God for all ages, doing so in many ways, from Bible studies, to book studies, to many-faceted worship and music, as well as local, national and international mission support, Stephen ministry, and Children’s, Youth and Adult ministry.

As you explore this web site, we hope and pray you will find ways to explore your faith and God’s unique call in your life and your place in the ministry of Christ here.
Welcome to First Presbyterian Church, Charleston!

Visiting a church for the first time can be intimidating.  Will I fit in?  Is this be a place I can connect with GOD?

At First Presby, EVERYONE is welcome!  Many of us have had “visitor” apprehension and we want your experience  to be as friendly and inviting as possible.

DawnTo help you get acquainted with First Presbyterian Church, please meet our Director of Visitors/New Members, Dawn Martinez at the front door Sunday mornings 10:15 am.  She will give you a quick tour, offer information about the church and activities, and introduce you to a few people to make you feel at home.  Please come join us!

What should I wear?

Our congregation is a diverse group of people and church attire is a reflection of this.  We have no dress code on Sunday mornings.  From casual to Sunday best, we encourage you to wear whatever you are comfortable in.

What about Children?

Children are always welcome in worship at First Presby.  We have time during our service where they are invited to come to the front of the sanctuary for a special message prepared just for them.  We also offer a nursery for infants (room 108), toddlers (room 112), and 2-5 year olds (room 114).

Do you need prayer?

There are several ways to request prayer.  1) You may call the church office and ask to be placed on our Prayer List.  This list is included in our monthly newsletter, mentioned during worship service, and reviewed during weekly church meetings.  The staff and deacons will also pray for you.  2) You may also write your request on an “I Wish” card found in the pews.  These can be placed in the offering plate when completed.  3) For those in need of God’s healing grace, we offer a Service of Healing the last Sunday of each month in our Chapel following worship.

Dawn-for-First-VisitDawn Martinez
Director of Visitor and New Member Ministry
304-343-8961 x130