First Reformed Presbyterian Church of Phoenix

Who We Are

We are a congregation in the Pacific Coast Presbytery of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. Our denomination has its roots in the Scottish Reformation, and our earliest congregations go back to the early years of this country.

This congregation has been located in central Phoenix for over 60 years, and has tried to serve God faithfully in preaching the doctrines of grace as seen in the Holy Scriptures, and further expounded in the Westminster Confession of Faith.

As Presbyterians, we have a group of elders who lead the church alongside the pastor. These are men who are ordained into the leadership because of the godly quality evident in their lives, and because they meet the Biblical qualifications for such leadership.


Photo (below): Gathering of elders/Synod at Geneva College, 2010.

Synod at Geneva College 2009

Our Purpose 

Our desire is to see Christian men and women growing strong and maturing in their Christian walks, equipping them to bring up their children to also be men and women of God.

It is also our desire to see those who are without Christ hear the Word of God, become convicted of sin, and realize their own need of a Savior, which can only be found only in Jesus Christ.  

Photo courtesy of Reyburn Photography. (c) 2012.

What We Believe 

Our beliefs are rooted in a full commitment to the authority of Scripture as the inerrant and infallible Word of God. 


  • believe God to be the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit 
  • acknowledge our total inability to save ourselves and, in faith, depend on Christ alone as our Savior
  • acknowledge Christ as Covenant Lord in every area of life, and we vow together to advance His Kingdom on earth
  • believe that God desires His Church to set forth clear statements of her system of doctrine that are supported from Scripture
  • accept as our creed, or subordinate standards, The Westminster Confession of Faith and The Westminster Larger and Shorter Catechisms 
  • in addition, adhere to the Testimony of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, which is our continuing application of God’s written word to the current-day world and church
  • believe that God’s Word clearly sets forth how He is to be worshiped
  • set the reading and exposition of the Word of God as the central focus of our worship
  • believe our musical praise should employ God’s Word only, and thus use God's divinely inspired Book of Psalms 
  • believe in keeping with the New Testament Church’s directive for heart worship, thus we sing without the aid of musical instruments

RPCNA Constitution