Where We Came From

Where We Were

First Presbyterian Church began in 1821 as the first religious community in the pioneer town of Evansville, Indiana.  Today, as a result of unions and reunions of three congregations, First Pres stands as a united witness of varied backgrounds worshiping together and serving the Evansville community.

The church’s first building was a log house, built in 1817, on First Street between Oak and Mulberry Streets in downtown Evansville.  In 1832, the “Little Church on the Hill” was constructed on Second Street where the former Strouse and Brothers building now stands (a commemorative plaque is attached to the structure).  The church’s current building was dedicated in 1874 and has been in constant use ever since.

However, the church is not a building – the church is people.  Throughout its history, First Pres has been blessed with committed members who take the gospel of Jesus Christ with the utmost seriousness.  Through the generous offering of time, talent, and treasure, First Pres has been able to make a difference in the lives of people – locally, nationally, and internationally.

News & Announcements

  • Check out our November newsletter

    November 2019 First Reports

  • The Choir School Schedule 2016-2017

    The Choir School Schedule 2016-2017

  • Sign up for P.Y.E.!

    Presbyterian Youth Explosion will kickoff on Thursday August 27, 2015 at 3:45 p.m.  It's going to be a great year with new friends, new lessons and new ways to serve! We can't wait to...

  • World Communion Sunday Combined Service

    On Sunday, October 7th, we will join in worship with the congregations of Trinity United Methodist Church and Neu Chapel for one worship service at 10:30 a.m.

  • Dinner With Friends

    The popular fellowship event is back! Join First Pres members and friends for round-robin style dinner groups this spring.

  • PEC Eco-Justice Conference

    The Presbyterians for Earth Care (PEC) is holding "God's Earth: Too Big to Fail? An Eco-Justice Conversation Among Faith, Science and Culture" on August 31 - September 3, 2011, at Highlands Presbyterian Camp and Retreat Center near...

  • Hymn Sing

    Our summer tradition of singing hymns of your choosing prior to the 10:30 service continues this Sunday!

  • Eco-Palms

    First Pres is using Eco-Palms again this year in a conscientious effort to protect the natural environment of the rainforests and support the harvesters and their families.

  • You Can Help

    Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is working closely with PC(USA) World Mission in identifying the best way to respond to the needs of our long-term mission partners as they become engaged in the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster response.

  • December 18 Advent Devotional

    Today's Journey through Advent, a brief devotional for each day of the Advent season, following the story in Isaiah.

  • December 17 Advent Devotional

    Today's Journey through Advent, a brief devotional for each day of the Advent season, following the story in Isaiah.

  • December 16 Advent Devotional

    Today's Journey through Advent, a brief devotional for each day of the Advent season, following the story in Isaiah.

  • December 14 Advent Devotional

    Today's Journey through Advent, a brief devotional for each day of the Advent season, following the story in Isaiah.

  • December 11 Advent Devotional

    Today's Journey through Advent, a brief devotional for each day of the Advent season, following the story in Isaiah.

  • December 10 Advent Devotional

    Today's Journey through Advent, a brief devotional for each day of the Advent season, following the story in Isaiah.

  • December 9 Advent Devotional

    Today's Journey through Advent, a brief devotional for each day of the Advent season, following the story in Isaiah.

  • December 8 Advent Devotional

    Today's Journey through Advent, a brief devotional for each day of the Advent season, following the story in Isaiah.

  • Welcome and Hospitality Team

    The Welcome and Hospitality Team is a program to help people who attend our worship services for the first time feel like a welcomed guest rather than just a "visitor".