First Presbyterian Church is about people!!

As we journey into the future toward which God calls us,We pray that we are inspired into action,That our vision for faith will grow,And that our depth of understanding of God,And God's pruposes in our lives will lead us forward!


Our History

The Reverends Robert Nail and Andrew Pickens Smith of the Board of Home Missions, Southern Presbyterian Church, presided at the organization of the church on March 11, 1894. 

 Beginning worship services were held at the Baptist Church until 1896 when a one room chapel was completed.  This structure is still part of the present facility.  In 1928 the congregation ws transferred to El Paso Presbytery of the Northern Branch of the Presbyterian Church.  


The present structure was built in 1957 with the addition of the Christian Education Unit.  We are currently doing a revitalization of our property with some interior remodeling and landscaping.


First Presbyterian Church has 181 members, including people of all age groups.  It is a church that has always been active in mission projects in service to the needs of the people in Carlsbad and around the world.


We Come Together

To praise God for the gifts of grace and love given in Jesus Christ.  We share in the ministry and mission of the Presbytery of Sierra Blanca, Synod of the Southwest and the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

 Presbyterians Believe 
  • That our Creator God has authority over all things
  • That Jesus Christ is God's son and savior of the world
  • That the Holy Spirit calls us and sustains our commitment in faith to our Lord.
  • That we are justified in our lives by the Grace of God given to us through faith in Jesus Christ, our Savior
  • That through Christ we are reformed and always being reformed in order to witness to Jesus Christ in this world
  • That through scripture and our reformed statements of faith, we are guided in our faithful witness to God's kingdom of justice and mercy for all people 

Our Structure

The Session - our ruling body, composed of 9 Elders, elected by our congregation

The Deacons-12 Deacons, elected by the congregation, minister to the sick, shut-ins, and special needs of people and community

Ministers- Every member is a minister, and we are led by our Pastor and Staff, which include our Administrative Assistant, Parish Nurse, Adult and Children's Choir Directors, and our Church Organist


June 17, 2024

SUNDAY WORSHIPJoin us for worship this Sunday at 10:00 a.m.


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