1200 South Carbon Street · Marion, Illinois
Faith Development – 9:00 AM * Worship Service – 10:30 AM

About Us

 Our Connectional Denomination

First Presbyterian church is a member church of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). As a part of that denomination, we are connected to the churches in our area, or presbytery, through the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois, and to the churches in our region, or synod, through the Synod of Lincoln Trails.

If you’d like to know more about Presbyterians, What We Believe is  good place to start.

If you want to know more about First Presbyterian, Marion, Illinois, Our History will provide some details. Our church began in 1907, so there’s lots of stories.

Current News will provide more info on what’s going on in the here and now.

 Our Vision

We at First Presbyterian Church, Marion, Illinois seek to be a church that knows, trusts and demonstrates the love of Jesus Christ for the redemption of the world through:

  • prayer and worship;
  • study, teaching and equipping;
  • community and fellowship;
  • faith sharing;
  • caring for the broken in mind, body and spirit;
  • supporting mission projects at home and abroad;
  • addressing the problems of poverty, racism & violence;
  • fostering discipleship

 Our Mission

At the First Presbyterian Church of Marion, Illinois, we are a family of God where Jesus is alive in our hearts, and this is consistently demonstrated through the spirit of love in this place.

Jesus Lives:

  • Through our fierce commitment to mission, at home and on four continents,
  • Through our diverse styles of worship, music, and ministry, and
  • Through our radical commitment to hospitality, fellowship, and the nurturing of spiritual development.

For over 100 years, God has led us to be a mission-focused church.  At First Presbyterian of Marion, we believe that with God’s help, we can change ourselves, our community, and our world.  We believe these changes happen through the Power of Prayer, transforming education, and selfless service to others in our community and global outreach.

We strive for a deeper understanding of what God wants us to be.  Our biggest challenge remains how to maintain the vitality of our current ministries, while being presented with new opportunities for evangelism, meaningful change, growth, and the needs of our Family of Faith.