Our Story

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:8

Since 1925, when a small group of Christians gathered together in Hollywood, Florida, to begin a new family of faith, First Presbyterian Church has been actively and faithfully serving our neighbors in Hollywood and beyond. Over those years, First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood has touched the lives of thousands, planted four new churches throughout South Florida, and led the way in ministries to the poor and needy of our city.

Now, First Presbyterian Church’s ministries include our acclaimed Learning Centers – a trio of ministries that comprise a preschool, an early learning program for one and two year olds, and an after school program for elementary-aged children; a partnership with Temple Beth El, called Hollywood C.A.R.E.S., to care for HIV orphans in Haiti; and a variety of other mission endeavors – including partnerships with Jubilee Center and Hollywood Central Elementary School. In a typical week at First Presbyterian Church, you might find folks feeding the poor on Saturday at Share-A-Meal, or knitting shawls for victims of disaster through the Prayer Shawl ministry, or getting ready for a camping trip with our Boy Scout troop. You could see men making new friendships at a barbecue and beers event, women meeting together to study scripture and share their lives, our Good News Kidz leaders creatively sharing the gospel during our Sunday children’s hour; our choir or bells preparing for another powerful Sunday worship experience; or our church family gathering to grow in faith at our Sunday worship gathering at 10 AM.

At First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, God has given us a clear vision, to see families transformed by the love of Jesus in Hollywood and beyond. To live out that vision, we seek to be open to the Spirit’s transforming presence in our midst; to meet families where they are with Jesus’ love and connect them to the transforming power of God’s good news of unconditional love.

In that work, we welcome everyone to join us – from those who are already following Jesus to those who are simply spiritually curious. Wherever people come from, whatever your color or ethnicity, whether you live in a million dollar home or have no home at all, and no matter who you choose to love, at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, we believe everyone has a place in God’s family. We would love you to find a place here, too.

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