About Us

Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of San Bernardino, a member congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Synod of Southern California & Hawaii, and the Presbytery of Riverside website

We are a Protestant Reformed Christian community of faith striving to live by the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.  We are an open community and all who seek to discover forgiveness, faith and freedom are welcome.

First Presbyterian Church was established in 1874, and we are the oldest congregation within the Presbytery of Riverside (our regional governing body) and one of the oldest congregations in all of Southern California. Over the years we grew and worshiped in two previous locations in San Bernardino prior to moving to our current location in 1953.

We welcome you and hope you will visit us!

Mission Statement

It is the Mission of First Presbyterian Church of San Bernardino, inspired by the Holy Spirit, to proclaim the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through worship and celebration, and teaching and learning, so that lives are transformed and members are encouraged to use their special gifts to care for and value, as God’s Beloved, each other and the community in which we live.

Vision Statement

Because we believe, our Vision is to:

  • Minister to the spiritual and physical needs of all members, and to the community at large.
  • Welcome and practice hospitality to all we encounter.
  • Grow spiritually and acknowledge our individual needs for God’s grace.
  • Invoke the presence of God in all we do through prayer, worship, and celebration.

We believe we praise God with the message as presented in the art of the beautiful sanctuary (including amazing stained glass windows), chapel, and meditation garden that radiate a feeling of the sacred. Art is important to this congregation. Generations of committed Presbyterians, inspired by God, have created, maintained and added to this striking campus and sanctuary.

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Be… in Christ …Loved. …of Use.