Adding New Chapters to an Old Story


First Presbyterian Church of Aiken extends a simple and unqualified welcome, in Christ's name, to all who seek to join us.

We affirm that there can be no exclusiveness within the body of Christ, and therefore we invite all children of God into our worship, study, mission, and fellowship as we together seek ways to live in grace and respond with gratitude.

What to Expect

about us

First Presbyterian isn't the biggest church in town. Or the smallest. We are just big enough to have a variety of things to involve you. And just small enough to know each other by name. We get to know each other's kids and dogs and visiting grandchildren and who's on vacation and who's been sick and who's had a birthday.


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Worship Times

Sunday morning worship services are held at 8:45 AM and 11:00 AM. Both services have special music, and the later service has a special time with children.


Sometimes, in the summer and on special occasions, we like to remind ourselves that we are one big church family, and we meet together for worship at 10:00 AM.


First Sunday 101 - Hoping that you will want to find out more about how we work and worship, we offer informational classes on the first Sunday of the month. Please join us at 9:45 am in Room 28.  Click here for a schedule of upcoming First Sunday 101 classes.


Regular Sunday School classes are held at 9:45 AM. For more information and a complete list of current classes and curriculum, please click here.


224 Barnwell Ave. NW

Aiken, SC 29801



Learn More


This church is about as old as the town of Aiken itself. It was established in 1858, and this is just our third building. We even still use a lovely old silver communion service that was hidden away in a cistern for safety during the Civil War.


Click here to read more about the history of First Presbyterian Church of Aiken.


We hope you’ll want to find out more for yourself. Just ask any one of us. We’d appreciate the opportunity to share our story and ourselves with you.


Hospitality Committee

The mission of the Hospitality Committee is to teach and model hospitality for the entire congregation and to assist new member assimilation into the work and worship of the church.



Please contact Gayle Gordon to learn more about our church.

Become a Member

You are always welcome at any/all events whether you join officially or not, but membership adds depth to your (and our) sense of community. If you have an interest or any questions about membership please contact us. We’d enjoy the opportunity to describe our easy process.


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The Rev. Dr. Brian Coulter


The Rev. Holly Shoaf-O'Kula


Gayle Gordon, Hospitality Chair

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First Presbyterian Church

224 Barnwell Avenue NW

Aiken, SC  29801