Our Story

How it all started...

We began the year following the Land Run of 1889. Rev. John H. Aughey canvassed Edmond and found about thirty people who said they would like to see a Presbyterian church started and were willing to work to bring it about. A small group of settlers met on March 2, 1890 in the territorial school house to hear the first sermon preached in Edmond by a Presbyterian minister. Our little white frame building is the only structure from the church's past that still stands in it's original location on Second Street just west of Boulevard.  Since the building is of such significance to local history, the Edmond Historic Preservation Trust has renovated it for use as a living history museum.

Expanding the vision...

New LIFE, through JESUS for EDMOND and the WORLD

As followers of Jesus, I don’t think we need to be convinced that we have been called to make disciples.  We understand that is our mission.  But if we are honest, many of us aren’t quite sure how to do it.  What could it look like?  How can I position my life and leverage my time in order to spiritually grow and multiply? How does this fit with the other facets of my life?  Many of us find that we need encouragement, support and practical tools as we learn how to make the vision of disciplemaking a reality.  That is why we have created this blog.

We are First Presbyterian Church of Edmond and we believe that God has called us to participate in His vision of NEW LIFE through JESUS for EDMOND and the WORLD. How do we do this?  We Gather for worship and community, Grow in intimacy and understanding and Go to serve and share.  

Although we all serve in different ministry contexts and live in our own sphere of influence, we have committed to be a community of people who each live out a personal culture of discipleship marked by our 7 Core Practices:

Share Who You Are
Care for One Another
Read and Practice Scripture Together
Pray Together
Invest in People
Serve Community
Create and Send Leaders

These simple practices challenge us to continue to cultivate relationships with the people around us as we share new life through Jesus.  We want to help you integrate these core practices into your rhythm of life where ever you may be.  Whether you are from our particular church community or building the Kingdom in other parts of the world, we pray these stories, tools and tips will serve you well.

Where we are headed...

We seek new life, marked by joy, justice, righteousness, grace and love in Edmond and the world. We will be a community of people who each live out a personal culture of discipleship marked by our Seven Core Practices.

Our vision is being carried out through living into five, five year priorities:

500 New Disciples
5,000 New Gospel Encounters
50 New Small Groups
New Reach to Gather and Grow
One New Community to Gather, Grow and Go

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 9:00 am and 11:15 am.