First Presbyterian Church
The First Presbyterian Church is a congregation of 650 and located in historic downtown LaGrange, Georgia. First Church belongs to the Presbyterian Church, USA and is pastored by Dr. Douglas DeCelle. It features a full program including Christian Education for all ages, Wednesday Night Dinner and worship, multiple youth groups, a weekday Child Care Center and Montessori School. The Church's mission projects include Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, DASH, Africa Missions and several local projects. First Presbyterian Church's traditional worship services, which begin at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. each Sunday are enriched by a 30 voice choir and a full pipe organ.
"The Great Ends of the Church"
The proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind;
The shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God;
The maintenance of divine worship;
The preservation of the truth;
The promotion of social righteousness;
The exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.
First Presbyterian Church Rose Window
Finding First Presbyterian Church
Approaching from Atlanta: Take I-85 South to exit 18. At the end of the exit turn right and travel 3.5 miles to the fountain in the center of LaGrange. First Presbyterian Church is on Broad Street, one block west of the fountain.
Approaching from Columbus, Georgia and the south: Take I-185 north from Columbus to exit 42, route 27. Turn left on route 27 (Hamilton Road) and travel north for 7.4 miles. Turn right at GA-1/GA-219/US-27 (Whitesville Road) and travel 0.4 miles. Turn left on Lafayette PKWY (Vernon Street) and travel 0.2 miles to N. Lewis Street. Turn right on N. Lewis and travel North 282 feet to the corner of Broad and N. Lewis. First Presbyterian Church is on the NE corner of N. Lewis and Broad Street.