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Welcome to Salem First!

First-Time Visitors

Salem First Presbyterian Church has been a part of the Salem Community for 150 years and counting. We are a safe community of faith for those who are anywhere on their spiritual journey. Whether you have grown up in church and are looking for a place with Christ-centered, justice-focused theology or have been rejected by churches in the past and are wary of organized religion we strive to provide a space for you to interact with God.

No requirements. No barriers. We welcome and accept people from all backgrounds and identities with no expectations besides being here. We are excited to get to know you and see you on Sunday!

Values & Beliefs

Our Mission & Vision

We are a full inclusion community of ordinary people experiencing and embodying God’s extraordinary love.

We are a Christ-centered listening-learning community, embracing and accepting everyone, engaging the needs of our city, finding ways to see, know, care for, and empower our neighbors as we welcome them home.

Salem First Presbyterian Church is an inclusive community of faith rooted in the love of God. We believe worship is not just found in church on Sundays, it’s something expressed in everything we do and how we live out our lives. We use the Scriptures as a guide on how to navigate the current world that seeks to dehumanize people and other those that we may disagree with.

At SFPC we strive to be a place where everyone is welcome to the table and all are treated with respect. We believe that the place of the church is to be a place where anyone can come and know a God that loves them for who they are and understand that God also wants us to care about every single person around us.

We are a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Presbytery of the Cascades, and More Light Presbyterians.

Diversity…Neighbors…And Beyond

Statement on Common Humanity

Scripture calls us to embody the two great commandments: to love God and to love your neighbors as yourself. We understand the word neighbor, used in this context, to mean humanity without division or subjugation. We are grateful for the rich diversity of our human family.

For this reason, we reject divisive, fear-driven voices of intolerance. Further, we offer our concern for the safety and well being of all our neighbors, near and far, irrespective of faith, race, orientation, or any characteristics by which some might attempt to devalue them.

STAFF @ FPC

Greg Bolt

Greg Bolt

Pastor & Head of Staff

Guin Parker

Guin Parker

Pastoral Assistant

 Kim Bonn

Kim Bonn

Director of [Re]Connect Ministry

 Audrey Harman

Audrey Harman

Director of Administration

Ashley Taylor

Ashley Taylor

Assistant [Re]Connect | Communications Coordinator

 Sarah Page

Sarah Page

Care Coordinator

Maureen Zemanek

Maureen Zemanek

Office Assistant

 Sharon Klocksieben

Sharon Klocksieben

Hospitality Coordinator

Devin Desmond

Devin Desmond

Director of Music

Joyer Takju

Joyer Takju

Hospitality Assistant

Chris Ward

Chris Ward

Multimedia Coordinator

Gabino Perez

Gabino Perez

Custodial Staff

A Brief History

Salem First Presbyterian

Salem First Presbyterian Church was organized on May 15, 1869. We have a deep history rooted in the love of Christ for Salem, the state of Oregon, and the world. Our History Guild has been digitizing over 28,000 documents for you to find information about those who have been a part of SFPC’s 150+ year history.

If you want to learn more about our history, or your family’s history in regard to Salem First Presbyterian Church, email our History Guild.