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Mission Statement

First & Central Presbyterian Church is a diverse, accepting, and open-minded Christian community making a difference to one another and in the city. We are Presbyterian, but ecumenical, taking people as they are; celebrating the leadership of all (women, men, and our young people); embracing people of all lifestyles; and growing to meet the challenges of our urban community.

The Mission of First & Central Presbyterian Church is to proclaim the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ by:


Community Outreach

In addition, First & Central Presbyterian Church provides financial, material, and /or volunteer support to:

  • Delaware Clothing Bank
  • Friendship House
  • AIDS Delaware
  • Hanover Food Closet
  • St. Andrew's Men's Shelter
  • Sojourner's Place
  • Names Project
  • MANNA
  • Brandywine Pastoral Institute
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Covenant Network (First & Central is a founding congregation)
  • Mission and outreach projects sponsored by the PC(USA)
  • community events and meetings such as the Wilmington Film Festival, Head Start, the Migrant Coalition, and "First Night."



  • Outreach Opportunities at First & Central

    To volunteer for any of the listed events call the church office at 654-5371 or email.