First Presbyterian Church was organized in 1852. Since its founding, the congregation has been committed to thoughtful worship, education opportunities and helping others.
First Pres. continuously advocates for social action and civil rights and seeks to develop relationships with other cultures and faiths in our community. We participated in the 1960’s Selma march and sponsored refugees from the former Dutch East Indies, Hungary, Korea, Cuba and Vietnam. We came together with other churches for a Picnic for Peace during the situation in Ferguson, joined with the Decatur Islamic community to collect donations for Syrian refugees and the WSOY food drive and hosted a community prayer vigil for Orlando shooting victims.
First Presbyterian is concerned about our environment and practices good stewardship of the Earth with a recent focus on reducing the use of plastics.