About Us

We welcome, accept, and honor every voice through engaging worship, thoughtful education, warm fellowship, and caring outreach. We develop and sustain disciples for Christ, serving our neighbors near and far.

Our Mission & Vision


Love God. Love Our Neighbors.



We commit to be a church that is:

Engaged. A forward-thinking and involved congregation committed to each other and to the wider community.

Inclusive. A faith community that affirms and welcomes all people.

Compassionate. A congregation that follows in Christ’s way, advancing the well-being and dignity of all people, working for a just and equitable society, and caring for all creation.

Faithful. Living our faith authentically with energy, intelligence, imagination, and love while expanding the circle where God’s love is known.

Church Life


First Presbyterian Church is currently one of the oldest and largest churches in the Portland area. The sanctuary in which the congregation currently worships was completed in 1890. Read more to learn about the rich and diverse background of this landmark organization as it exists today.

Our History

Our People

The voices contributing to the church are across the board in terms of experience and background. From India and Africa to Australia, there’s a global echo that is very much at home here in Portland, Oregon. Read more about the people you can look forward to meeting when you visit us.

Meet Our Staff


Get more out of church life by learning about resources available to you: streaming of current and past services, accessing the latest goings on, and more.

Church Resources

Weddings at First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church hosts weddings throughout the year, offering a beautiful venue to meet the needs of couples seeking a church location. The strength and charm of this historic Victorian, Gothic structure lends itself well to intimate or larger weddings, while both local and out-of-town guests will appreciate our convenient, easy-to-find location in the heart of Portland.

Learn More

Join Us for Worship Service

Every Sunday at 10:30 am

First Presbyterian Church
1200 SW Alder Street
Portland, Oregon 97205

Tel: (503) 228-7331