First Presbyterian Church, Hampton, is a dynamic and active Christian community that gladly welcomes all people who long for a transformational experience of faith.
On April 6,1879, twelve people were accepted into the membership of the newly formed Hampton Presbyterian Church, and Samuel Cumming, the founder, was unanimously elected as the first Elder. Originally located on Chapel then West Queen Streets, in 1952, First Hampton moved to its present location on the corner of Armistead and Victoria. Groundbreaking for the sanctuary was on March 19, 1961 and the sweet children of the church gave the bell for the tower…. an exciting gift that rings still today, calling all to worship!
Congregants gather from all walks of life, NASA engineers, teachers, physicians, carpenters, stay-at-home parents, and more, using their talents in faithful ways, aligning God-given abilities to the visionary work of the church.
With strong leadership and committed ministry teams, FPC flourishes. Our healthy youth and children’s ministries are varied and strong, and adults of all ages grow in faith and community within and beyond the church walls.
Vibrant worship and strong mission is nurtured by intentional discipleship, that we might shine Christ’s light and share Christ’s love in our neighborhood and beyond.