Our Presbyterian beliefs trace their roots to the Protestant Reformation of 16th century Germany. The Reformation spread to the British Isles — and later colonial North America — through the writings of John Calvin and John Knox.

The word “Presbyterian” refers to a form of church government that allows church members to share in leadership rather than placing all authority in priests and bishops.

Read more about PC(USA) beliefs here.


FPC’s vision is to be a vibrant regional church of growing disciples through a life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ, with a passion for welcoming all people who seek a life of meaning and purpose. Relying on God’s grace, FPC will be this church through:

  • Worship that is relevant, spiritual, welcoming, vibrant, mysterious and majestic
  • Living as an inclusive community of faith within the Reformed tradition of head, heart and hands
  • A faithful commitment for excellence in children’s and youth ministry
  • Congregational Care that is responsive and proactive
  • Outreach that makes a significant difference in the community, the world and in the lives of members
  • Engaging, transformative education for all generations
  • Connecting relationships within this faith community
  • Facilities that are welcoming, inviting and user-friendly
  • A staff that models collaborative leadership
  • A session that governs with a focus on growing disciples.