About Us

For more than 185 years, First Presbyterian Church has been a vital presence in the London, Ohio community. Founded as a mission church, we are committed to the mission of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Please see our mission statement below.

Our story encompasses four church building and sixteen pastors and is presented in detail in Our Story.


Growing Together through Faith, Love, and Fellowship.   

First Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian Church of London, Ohio is a diverse community of Christian believers.  We join together to support and care for one another and to take part in the work which God through Jesus Christ calls us to do in our community and our world.  We accept each person as unique, possessing God’s given gifts.

We are part of the larger congregation of the Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.) who are called as a congregation and as individuals to the discipleship of Jesus Christ. 

We believe we are chosen by Christ to do the following:

  • To grow in the teachings of Jesus Christ through worship, prayer, praise, and celebration.
  • To be a living example of Christ’s love through concern for each other, our neighbors, friends, and those who are not a part of a church family.
  • To spread the good news of Jesus through Christian education, evangelism, Bible study, outreach, group activities, and sharing of ourselves.
  • To give of our resources, talents, time, and money to support the internal and external life and ministry of the church.
  • To be Christ’s ambassadors in bringing peace into our community and our world.
  • To minister to the needs of our brothers and sisters – the young, the elderly, minorities, single adults, single parents, and substance abusers and their families – to help relieve barriers of ignorance, fear, anger, loneliness, poverty, hunger, and hate.
  • To provide Christian leadership and set an example for one another through our daily lives.
  • To provide fellowship opportunities for the community of believers by coming together to share joys and triumphs as well as pain and struggles.

We share a common faith and a common purpose.  Our acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior provides us with the strength to carry out this mission of our church through worship, care of members, outreach, education, evangelism, fellowship, and stewardship.