For more than 175 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.
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,
- 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
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.