About Us

Mission Statement: First Presbyterian Church seeks to provide opportunities for people to encounter the life changing presence of Christ through: preaching, the study of Scripture, engagement in worship, faithful stewardship and service to others in the church and community.

First Presbyterian Church was founded on September 25, 1823 and is Jackson's oldest church. The first church was built on the corners of Main and Church streets in downtown Jackson in 1832 and remained until a new church was built in 1912 on the same site. In 1956 the congregation moved to its present location at 1573 N. Highland Avenue, formerly the estate of Clarence and Sally Pigford.

Throughout its history, First Presbyterian church has been a leader in outreach to the Jackson community, a gathering place for meaningful worship, and a warm and inviting congregation that provides enthusiastic fellowship. No matter your age or circumstances in life, we have a place for you here in our church family.  The doors of our church and the doors of our hearts are open to you.

If you would like to find out more about our church and our opportunities for service, witness, education and worship please contact our Director of Congregational Life, Ceil Cowles, in the Church office at 422-1591 or Rev. John White.  We would be glad to answer any questions you have!

At times during the year, the Church staff offers an “Inquirer’s Class” designed to introduce visitors to our programs, ministry and theology. Please let us know if you would be interested.


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