The Vision of Our Congregation

We see ourselves as the embracing arms of Jesus Christ for each other, for the community, and for the world in order to share the amazing love of God, to reflect the light of Jesus Christ, and to live and serve joyfully in the Spirit's Power.

Church Schedule Update

In consideration of the health concerns related to COVID-19, First Presbyterian Church of Portsmouth will not be hosting in-person events, including worship, (at least) until June 7.


Virtual Worship Service - Sunday, May 24, 2020

In lieu of a in-person worship service, click on the link ABOVE to view an abbreviated worship service for Sunday, May 24, 2020 led by the Rev. Steve Frazier, Edna Broadhurst, Jerry Freeman, Corey & Amanda McCormick and FPC's Virtual Choir. This service was recorded by Michael Broadhurst.


Our purpose

First Presbyterian Church provides rich experiences of the worship of God the Father in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit. We strive to be faithful to Reformed tradition as we encounter it in our denomination, the PC(USA). We welcome and encourage personal expressions of faith as guided by the Spirit and illuminated by the Bible.

In all manner of ways, we proclaim and acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and Head of the Church. To that end, we are informed by the Spirit through Scripture, the highest authority of our faith. In addition, we adhere to confessions and creeds common to the ecumenical, Reformed and Presbyterian traditions.