Welcome to First Presbyterian Church in New Orleans!

We are a church with a rich history. Feel free to browse our website and discover more about us. First Presbyterian is an open and affirming congregation that welcomes and encourages all to join us in worship. We are affiliated with the PC(USA).

We are a More Light Congregation which means we welcome all people, all races, and all sexual orientations.

If ever there were a time...

"If ever there were a time for people to wake up and see that we are citizens of a whole city and state and nation, and more than that, citizens of God’s whole big world, isn't it now?

If ever there were a time for people to acknowledge that being members of a particular racial group DOES shape our experience of God and other people - AND that we are, ALL OF US, part of the whole human race under God, isn't this the time? 

Commissioning Service to call Rev. Kimberly Rodrigue

Please join us on Sunday, September 3 for the commissioning of Rev. Kimberly Rodrigue, pictured here after preaching her first Sunday service with us.

The afternoon commissioning service will be led by Rev. Jan Edmiston, co-moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) who will be traveling to New Orleans from Chicago, IL, for this occasion. Also in attendance will be Trice Gibbons, prevously of Metairie Ridge Presbyterian, currently a member at Second Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN.

The Shack Movie Screening

The youth of the church will hold a public showing of the film The Shack (PG-13) on August 12, 2017. The event will be held in the Fellowship Hall (second flood, to the right) at 5:00pm, with a suggested donation of $3 per person. 

Childcare for children 12 and under will also be provided for $2 per child. 

Concessions will be available.

Happy Hour with Pastor Kim

Pastor Kim's Coffee Hours, now extended to a Happier Hour!


New Location for today: Oak Wine Bar who also serves beer, and cocktails ranging from Bud Light to fancy drinks such as the Pink Ponchatoula , small plates, (chocolate cake!), and the best thing of all great conversation with Pastor Kim.

2017 Montreat Youth Conference

Looking Good Blaise!

Pastor Kim: Connecting over Coffee

New weekly off-site coffee shop office hours: Tuesdays from 7am to 9am and Thursdays from 9am to 11am, for conversation on anything from personal matters to church concerns to world peace – or anything else.


Sometimes people are more comfortable talking with a pastor outside of the walls of a church. This is your time to drop by or to bring a friend to visit. You don't have to have a particular need to stop by, but it is fine if you do.


First Pres teens hit the road to Mo-Ranch

Yesterday we got this terrific photo update from our participants going to

Welcome to Rev. Kim Rodrigue

July 2 we had a wonderful worship service welcoming Rev. Kim Rodrigue and her partner Ann Philbrick to our congregation.  The children gave some suggestions on New Orleans points of interest- good snowball stands: Plum St and Lou Lou's, pizza: Midway Pizza, and you can't overlook our favorite park, City Park.  The members, wearing nametags, presented Rev. Kim with some welcoming gifts- a book of the congregation's history, our self published cookbook, and recording of the organ centennial concert.

A Special Wedding Celebration!

Congratulations to De'antra and Anthony! It was an extra special occasion FPC because the mother of the bride was our long time office manager and church family member Cheryl Roberts. We were so happy to be part of this celebration, and we can't wait to share a few more photos when the professional photographer has them ready. We love you Cheryl and the whole family! Best Wishes to the happy couple for many happy years together. 
Photo (c) Trenice Cunningham

Welcoming Pastor Kim

Please join us in worship this Sunday July 2 at 11:00 am. We are thrilled to welcome our new pastor, Rev. Kim Rodrigue and expect it to be a wonderful service! Reception immediately following in the sanctuary with Gentilly cake, finger sandwiches, and other delicious refreshments.



Presbyterian Fun Fact

There are about 75 million Reformed/Presbyterian Christians worldwide and about 2.5 million belong to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).


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