Our Beliefs

Compelled by the love of Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we carry the gospel to Houston and to the world.

Statement of Faith

First Presbyterian Church of Houston, is affiliated with the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO). This means that its theology is Reformed as expressed in the Essential Tenets and the Book of Confessions and its governance is Presbyterian – ruled by elders – as defined in the Polity and Discipline of ECO, all under the authority of Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures.

The ECO Essential Tenets and Confessions were adopted by the Session of First Presbyterian Church of Houston at its stated meeting on August 15, 2017. These Tenets and Confessions can be read in their entirety by clicking here.

Core Values

In 2019, we committed to Here to Serve, a guiding vision to better position First Presbyterian Church to amplify the message of the gospel for the sake of our future, neighborhood, and city.

While our vision statement represents who we desire to become, our core values represent the essential DNA of who we are as a church community.

We sincerely want people to know Jesus. 

An evangelistic-minded church, motivated by the Gospel, with a heart for people to know Christ and experience life transformation.
We are a church of leaders and doers with a desire to affect change in the world. 
So much of what we do as a church is guided by an entrepreneurial spirit – from church planting to the ministries and even what members are doing in their personal lives and work. We try things. We take chances. We do.
We see strategic opportunity in our building and location.
We see possibility in the physical location where God has placed us and the impact this can have in the community – and in Houston – as we look toward the future.
We value the life of the mind. 
We believe in the power of learning and being intellectually challenged, digging deep into God’s Word and all He has for us.
We encourage and invest in relationships. 
For so many people at First Pres, this church is a home space, and the people inside are family. Members deeply invest in relationships with others at the church, finding community and offering support.
We are a persevering church.
Over its history, FPC has weathered many tough seasons. But through it all, it has not shrunk back, relying on God for strength and direction.

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