About Us

DSCF6173The First Presbyterian Church is a community where we seek God’s love and strive daily to serve him.  We take care of each other and are concerned for our community.

Founded in the past (March 17, 1850),

Rooted in Christ,

and Looking Toward to the Future.

Our Mission at First Presbyterian Church of Stockton:

As God’s family, forgiven and freed through Jesus Christ, we seek

  • to know God through prayer, worship, and Bible study
  • to reflect God’s love to each other and to the world
  • to respond to the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit
  • to spread the Gospel throughout our community


Get to Know the Presbyterian Church:

Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.

God comes to us in free and undeserved favor in the person of Jesus Christ who lived, died, and rose for us that we might belong to God and serve Christ in the world. Following Jesus, Presbyterians are engaged in the world and in seeking thoughtful solutions to the challenges of our time.

Presbyterians affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life in him. As Christ’s disciples, called to ministry in his name, we seek to continue his mission of teaching the truth, feeding the hungry, healing the broken, and welcoming strangers. God sends the Holy Spirit to dwell within us, giving us the energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to be Christ’s faithful disciples in the world.

More than two million people call the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) their spiritual home. Worshiping in 10,000 Presbyterian congregations throughout the United States, they engage the communities in which they live and serve with God’s love.


What Presbyterians Believe:

Learn what Presbyterians Believe on various topics.

Our Stories:

Learn how to connect your personal faith story with God’s story of love and reconciliation.