We would love to have you visit!
We are a congregation of over 500 members who gather each Sunday to worship and throughout the week for prayer groups, Bible study, service opportunities, and fellowship. We are joyfully committed to following Christ’s call to love God and our neighbors. We work diligently to feed the hungry, heal the broken, and welcome the stranger. We believe God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, wisdom, imagination, and love to be Christ’s faithful disciples in the world.
First Presbyterian Gainesville is Home!
If you are looking for a church home or seeking where you might “fit in” with the Gainesville community, we would love for you to visit!
What We Believe
As Presbyterians we are rooted and grounded in Jesus Christ, who is the head of the church. We believe that Christ calls the church into being and equips it for mission to the world and service to God. Christ is the source of the church’s faith and life. His will for the church is revealed through scripture, which is the written Word of God. Christ is the church’s authority, and the church affirms that he alone is Lord. As a Presbyterian church, we are heirs to both the apostolic tradition and the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. Therefore, we are Reformed in the way we understand God and God’s relationship to all creation. Two basic tenets of Reformed Theology affirm God’s supremacy over all things and humanity’s chief purpose being to glorify and enjoy God forever. As a Reformed church, we see ourselves as reformed, and always being reformed by the Holy Spirit.
Becoming a Member
You can become an active member of the church through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and acceptance of his lordship in life. Baptism or a public profession of faith in Jesus as Lord are the visible signs of entrance into the active membership of the church. If you’d like to join FPC, you may become an active church member in any of the following ways: by profession of faith, reaffirmation of faith in Jesus Christ, or transfer of membership from another church. The FPC Discover Class, which meets during the Sunday School hour, is an excellent way for prospective members to learn about FPC. Contact our church office for more information.