“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35
Our congregation has been worshiping in downtown Little Rock for nearly 200 years. In that time, we have experienced many changes. But one thing is constant: God’s steadfast love for us and call to us to show the same steadfast love to our neighbors. Come join us as we joyfully wrestle with what God is calling us to do right here and right now.
Worship is the center of our lives together. Through worship, we enter into a conversation with God as we pray and listen to the spoken Word of God as a congregation. We celebrate worship as an opportunity to equip and energize ourselves for the lives of service we are called to live.
We have two services – one contemporary and one traditional. At our 9:30 a.m. service, we gather in a newer worship space on the second floor as we praise the Lord through contemporary music, hearing God’s word, and responding to that word.
At our 11:00 a.m. service, we worship in a traditional style, surrounded by blessings from prior generations of faithful church members: a beautiful John P. Almand sanctuary, hand-made stained-glass windows, and a Nichols & Simpson organ.
We celebrate communion weekly at our 11:00 a.m. service. All are welcome here.
First Presbyterian Church is a family. We eat together and pray together. We support each other through life’s joys, sorrows, successes, and failures. We guide our children on their faith journeys. Whether you are full of questions or full of answers, secure in your faith or not sure you have any faith at all, you are welcome here. Whatever your age, race, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation, we would love to welcome you to our family!
We are a Matthew 25 congregation of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.
We recognize the call to be a beacon of God’s love, justice, and mercy in downtown Little Rock. For almost 50 years, we have answered this call by being the home of The Stewpot, which serves 150 hot meals each weekday to whoever comes through door. We also share our space with Community Resource Technicians, which provides homebuyer education programs, and Center for Artistic Revolution.
Stephen D. Moody is a native of Southeast Missouri. He was raised on a family farm that still operates in the Bootheel of Missouri. He answered his call to the ministry as a young man. Moody received his B.S. in Religious Studies from Oakland City University in southern Indiana in 1990. He has served churches in Arkansas, Missouri and Indiana. Stephen is currently studying at Dubuque Theological in Dubuque, Iowa. He is the proud father of Sarah Elizabeth, who with her husband David has given him three beautiful grandchildren. Moody, Sam and Annie are a great source of joy. He now resides in Little Rock. Stephen came to minister at First Presbyterian of Little Rock, Arkansas in October of 2017.