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First Presbyterian Church


305 E Main St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 682-5511
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Photo of Carlo Diy Carlo Diy
May 19, 2014 5

I first started coming to First Pres in 2012 and joined in 2013. It has been a wonderful faith home. I love how involved and invested the First Pres family is in the future of downtown Durham. The church is passionate about social justice and standing with those on the margins. I'm a member of the young adults group which does a weekly Sunday school, monthly potlucks, and other fellowship and volunteer activities. All great people! And great companions as we learn, grow, and live in Christ.

Photo of Kelsey Nelson Kelsey Nelson
Apr 3, 2014 5

This is a wedding review - I knew that I wanted to be married in a church, and I spent weeks trying to find one that didn't have ridiculous restrictions and rules. It was a very disappointing process. My own church was meeting in a high school, so that wasn't really an option. For most churches, if they don't have the rule that you have to be a member, they have rules about using their pastors, no photography at all, music restrictions, program restrictions, ridiculous pricing, etc. FINALLY, I found First Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC. This building is absolutely amazing - one of the most beautiful interiors I have ever seen. To make things more awesome, it didn't cost a ridiculous amount of money, and Alissa Miles is their designated wedding coordinator. She loves her job and is AMAZING at it. They did give me a somewhat intimidating rulebook at first, but once I actually talked with Alissa, I realized that they were extremely laid back and really wanted my day to be what I had envisioned. None of their rules got in my way at all. Alissa was there for the rehearsal, and she was there to direct everyone on the day of. There is also a sound coordinator, and he was on top of every detail - microphones, the mp3 for the recessional (which was a secular song - most churches wouldn't have allowed it), and anything else sound-related. I LOVED LOVED LOVED being married in this church. I recommend it to anyone looking for a ceremony venue in the Triangle. So wonderful!!

Photo of Mercedes Bowman Mercedes Bowman
Mar 30, 2020 4

Wonderful concert at this Gothic church

Photo of Steven Pilker Steven Pilker
May 19, 2018 5

Great place for moogfest!!!

Photo of angie murphy angie murphy
Feb 5, 2020 4

They are so helpful n kind.

Photo of Robbie Link Robbie Link
Feb 13, 2020 5

Excellent place to play and listen to music. They are very supportive of local classical musicians.

Photo of Dave Canoy Dave Canoy
Nov 10, 2019 4

Very nice.

Photo of Danny Debo Alston Danny Debo Alston
Oct 10, 2019 3

I give them three stars they do look out for the community try to help the community feed the homeless they do a variety of things for the neighborhood but they're in a bad location

Photo of Jay Blu Jay Blu
Oct 11, 2019 5

Went for a program. Great venue

Photo of Elder C Charles Elder C Charles
Aug 7, 2019 5

First time visiting this particular church due to the location of a NAACP meeting. The church was celebrating 160 years of existence. The original drawings and current ones were on display in the vestibule. The designs and features over this period were amazing. I loved the wood mouldings and gold chandeliers. Due to our first meeting at this particular church, we were able to meet with the assistant pastor of First Presbyterian, new and former members of the NAACP including former mayor pro tem, Ms. Cora McFadden, and addressing the concerns of voting changes, affordable housing, education, and healthcare. Beautiful church/landmark and would visit again.

Photo of Kiquanda West Kiquanda West
Feb 1, 2018 5

Absolutely beautiful daycare program!!! Best daycare (day school) around!! WONDERFUL staff, brilliant playground area sectioned off by age and kids enjoy catered delicious nutritious meals and snacks

Photo of John Willard John Willard
Dec 17, 2018 5

A beautiful Church. A friendly congregation.

Photo of Anna Blair Anna Blair
Apr 17, 2019 5

Loved my visit to this church!

Photo of Diane Prosser Diane Prosser
Mar 7, 2019 5

Wonderful caring and dedicated congregation with excellent leadership. Faithful to Jesus' teaching. You'all come!

Photo of Stephen Lee Stephen Lee
May 5, 2019 5

Genuinely Loving people. Friends to my father and now to me.