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Our church, formerly Smyrna Presbyterian Church – now First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna, was established in 1810 and recognized by the presbytery in 1820.  The town was established and named Smyrna, after a nearby church in the area (Smyrna Presbyterian), when the railroad incorporated a stop in the area. The church has had several homes over the 200 years and was relocated to our current location where we are continuing the course the Lord has set before us.


The Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ. Christ guides the work of His church. The Vision at First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna is to live into Jesus’ commandment to love and to do so by building up the body of Christ by welcoming and serving everyone.


We at FPC Smyrna see this calling of Christ to love further exemplified by the words of the prophet Micah: Seek justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.


As part of the Smyrna community for over 200 years, FPC Smyrna seeks opportunities to reach out to assist others while providing hospitality and opening ourselves to God’s Holy Spirit.


Get to Know Us

Presbyterians are Christians from differing backgrounds who come together in the family of God. We share a central belief in the Lordship of Jesus Christ, called to serve the living Christ in all aspects of life.

As a vital Christian faith, the Presbyterian Church (USA) defines our identity and mission as expressed in the denomination’s Constitution: The Book of Confessions and Book of Order.

Accordingly, our supreme loyalty to the living Christ, is defined by the Holy Scriptures inspired by the Holy Spirit and continually guided by the essential tenets of the Reformed faith, “reformed and always reforming.”

Meet the Team

First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna, TN has a wonderful and caring staff who look forward to connecting with you.

Meet the Session

The session at First Presbyterian Church of Smyrna is a group of active ruling elders, elected by the congregation, who make decisions for the running of the local church and serve as spiritual leaders of the congregation. Ruling elders serve for terms of Three years and use their gifts to further build up the body of Christ.

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