First Presbyterian Church

   Portsmouth, VA


515 Court Street, 757 397 3622

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     to our website—and to our fellowship! We are glad you've stopped by!  Whether you found First Presbyterian Church in Portsmouth, VA by searching the web or a friend directed you to our web site, we hope you will find your stay here fruitful.

We believe that all persons are made in the image of God and that all of us have fallen short of perfection. The oft quoted,We welcome all! "this is not a haven for saints but a hospital for sinners" is as true here as any church. As a congregation of loving sinners, we welcome all who desire to be more Christ-like; to learn His ways and to follow in His steps. Come join us.

Please surf through the navigation buttons to discover information about our programs, our Music Ministries; our Christian Education; to learn about our historic Sanctuary and where we are located. You can read notes from our Pastor, articles from our Newsletter, First Pres and you can find how to contact us by telephone, e-mail, facsimile or U.S. Mail. As you peruse this site and see pictures that you want to inspect more closely, click and they will expand. Please pay particular attention to the links to sermons.We are one of the fortunate congregations to have a wonderful pastor who delivers forceful and relevant sermons week after week.

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We invite you to join us for our traditional service at 11:00 AM Sunday morning that is anything but stodgy. You are sure to experience a setting where you can joyously and meaningfully worship our Lord.


Our Vision

We see ourselves as the embracing arms of Jesus Christ for each other, for the community, and for the world

Our Mission

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