First Presbyterian Church is a reformed, confessional, ordinary means of grace congregation that exists to exalt God, edify and equip the saints, evangelize the lost, and extend the love, mercy, and mission of Christ locally and around the world.
Reformed: We find our roots in the 16th century Protestant Reformation and affirm the five solas of the Reformation: Scripture alone, Faith alone, Christ alone, Grace alone, and to God alone be the glory.
Confessional: As a member church of the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA), we embrace and confess that the doctrine found in the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Shorter and Larger Catechism is the most faithful summary of scriptural teaching. The PCA’s slogan encapsulates well our beliefs: “Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith, Obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.”
Ordinary Means of Grace: We believe God builds His Church and promises to bless Her through His ordinary means of grace, which are: the Word (especially preaching), Sacraments (biblically regulated worship), and Prayer.