Founded in 1821, First Presbyterian Church (“FPC”) is located in the heart of center city Charlotte with a congregation of 2,140, and a general operating budget of $3 million, excluding our daycare and preschool. FPC has 4 associate ministers, 10 program staff, 30 Elders, and 36 Deacons.
Our worship includes 2 Sunday morning services, with the 11:00 service televised live to 40,000 viewers, in addition to a Wednesday noon service, and seasonal evening services. We have an active music program with multiple handbell and vocal choirs. Educational opportunities include 5 adult Sunday school classes and multiple children/youth classes, along with our Wednesday Connect evening programs. Forty programs and ministries provide spiritual growth, fellowship, and pastoral care while FPC has 25 local and global outreach programs, with an emphasis on relationship building.
The resources of the church include an historic sanctuary and educational buildings that sit on a 2 city block campus. The campus facilities exceed 100,000 square feet and all buildings, except the sanctuary building, have been constructed or renovated since 1990.
Charlotte is a metro area of 1.7 million with 700 houses of worship and a vibrant center city, enriched by over 13,000 residents. Charlotte is a highly philanthropic city with major corporate, cultural, and religious resources. The following website highlights Charlotte and its many attributes: www.charlottecentercity.org.