First Presbyterian Church

A Presbyterian (PCUSA) church in Raleigh, NC
First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church

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112 S. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601



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Who We Are

Serving Christ from the heart of the city to the ends of the earth with love, faith and action.

About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Inclusive, Multigenerational, Lots of kids

Community Service, Faith and Work, Youth Group, Young Adults, Children's Ministry, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education, Daycare, Seniors Ministry

Traditional Hymns, Organ

Presbyterian (PCUSA)




Our Services

What are services like?
Worship services are traditional, with hymns sung, prayers, music by choirs, and, of course, the reading of Scripture and preaching (the reading and proclamation of the Word.) Our goal is for the experience of worship to be a holy space where we are re-oriented to the ways of God, and equipped for living as God's people in the world.

What is the community like?
The church community includes the very old, newborns and all in between. There are many Sunday School classes for the old and the young. Visitors tell us we are warm and welcoming, which is how we think of ourselves, so it's good to hear that from others. Presbyterians are generally interested in education and continued learning. Mission and service projects are a focus of many of our members: - Middle school and senior high mission trips; - Habitat Builder (we build a new house each year); - Outreach to the working poor and the inmates in our community; - International mission projects, Bolivia and Haiti; - Making music as a singer, bell ringer or instrumentalist.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are welcome whether you are a Christian or not. Our hope would be that after spending time with us you would find the idea of following Jesus appealing and would choose to join with us.

Leadership View all

Ed McLeod

Ed McLeod

Dr. McLeod has been Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church since August 2004. Prior to his move to Raleigh, he served three churches in South Carolina: in Columbia, Greer, and Sumter. He is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA and Union Theological Seminary in Richmond. Ed and his wife Jenny have two children and a grandson. They enjoy movies, travel and dining out. Ed’s golf game is a work in progress and his other hobbies range from crossword puzzles to triathlons. A native North Carolinian, Ed is grateful for the privilege of serving this congregation in the heart of the Capital City. Building upon a wonderful legacy that stretches back almost 200 years, his vision for First Presbyterian Church is that we will be a community that worships joyfully, serves gladly, and seeks in all that we do to glorify God.

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