Family Promise of Gaston County assists homeless families as they achieve lasting independence by providing safe shelter, meals, day care and support services for these families designed to address the underlying causes of homelessness. Through a unique partnership with diverse communities of faith like First Presbyterian, Gaston Family Promise provides emergency shelter, meals and supportive services to homeless Gaston County families.

First Presbyterian Church is honored to host Gaston Family Promise four times a year. Our next opportunity to host at FPC will be January 12, 2020 thru January 19, 2020. 

Welcome Celeste L. Crowe – Communications Director at FPC

On January 13, 2020, Celeste Crowe will join the staff of First Presbyterian Church as our Communications Director. Originally from McDonough, GA, Celeste is a recent graduate of LaGrange College with a BA in Art and Design and minor studies in Art History and Servant Leadership (and by-the-way, she was first in her class). During her college years, she interned and worked in a graphic design firm, an art gallery, an art center, an art museum, the Georgia Archives, and a Presbyterian church as an adult youth advisor. Her talents and interests include research, art history, fine arts, pottery, graphic design, writing, and website management.  She has technical skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Flash, In Design and Photoshop. Celeste held numerous leadership positions at LaGrange College and First Presbyterian Church LaGrange, and she established the UKIRK (PC USA) Campus Ministry at LaGrange College. Please welcome Celeste to our FPC staff family.

Our Mission and Vision

Following the Word with Christ’s heart into the world with open arms spreading the Good News, we are committed disciples of Christ engaged in God’s Word, joyfully united in worship and work, urgently taking the Good News into our community and the world.

We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) with a long tradition of service and leadership in the Gastonia community and in the Presbytery of Western North Carolina.

Worship Opportunities

You are invited to Sunday school & worship on Sundays:
8:55 A.M.  THRIVE Worship in the Fellowship Hall

10:00 A.M. Sunday school

11:00 A.M. Worship in the Sanctuary

Watch live or archived worship events
Join Our Email List
Providing support to bereaved families after the death of a child. Meets 7:00 p.m., first Tuesday of each month in the Church Parlor
Watch and share our video highlighting how you can grow in faith with us at First Presbyterian Gastonia.

2 Peter 3:18 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

1621 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054 
Phone: 704-864-2651