Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota, Florida. We invite you to join us if you are looking for a church home or a community to help strengthen your spiritual journey. Our church family is made up of over 550 diverse members from a variety of backgrounds and ages. We gather to celebrate our life with God, to connect with each other to deepen our faith, and to follow Jesus’ call to serve and love our neighbor. All are welcome!

Our Mission

We believe we are called to faithfully serve the Lord Jesus Christ, giving glory to God.

Our Vision

We desire to be a leading, faithful, witnessing, diverse and growing community of God’s people.

First Presbyterian Church (FPC) of Sarasota has been serving the community with more than one hundred years in Sarasota. Part of the FPC legacy includes the establishment of seven other churches in the area—Whitfield, Bee Ridge, Pine Shores, Northminster, Church of the Covenant, Christ Church Longboat Key, and Peace Presbyterian.

Our Core Values

  • Leading

    • We have an ongoing tradition of leadership in the community. We are committed to meeting the ever-changing spiritual and physical needs of our community.

  • Faithful

    • Our life together centers on vibrant worship and praise as we glorify God.

      We are a dynamic community of faith – reformed and always reforming.

      We strive to be faithful managers of the gifts

      that God has provided for us.

  • Witnessing

    • Through compassionate service and working for justice, we share the hope we have in Jesus Christ seeking to become spiritual partners with our neighbors.

  • Diverse

    • As a community of Jesus Christ, we unconditionally welcome all people, in the manner of our Lord and Savior.

  • Growing

    • We seek spiritual growth for children and adults through prayer, the teaching and study of Scripture, and the sharing of our faith’s journey.

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