Growing in Faith Together

Hi! We are glad you are here!

First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem is a warm community of faith with an expansive welcome.

We pride ourselves on trying new things to deepen our worship experiences, nurture intergenerational relationships, cultivate spiritual growth, and build meaningful connections to create change in our community.  Our four core values help guide us along the way:

Christ-Centered  |   An Inquiring Faith  |  An Active Faith  |  Expansively Welcoming

Please join us in worship!

Livestreamed services are on our Facebook page and website

Sunday, July 28

10 a.m.: Summer worship service, in person in the Sanctuary and livestreamed. It will be followed by a very short Congregational Meeting, than an in-person Farewell Celebration for the Rev. J.C. Austin, who has answered the call to a new congregation.

Weekday Preschool

We are currently enrolling for the 2024-2025 school year – click here for more details!


Classes – worship services – social opportunities – and much more! Check them out here.

Life Changes

We welcome your inquiries about baptism, weddings, funerals and Inquirers classes to join our congregation.

Getting Involved

There are many ways to become engaged in our church community and the larger community – whether you are an ‘official’ member or new to FPCB.

FPCB in the Community

While we have been limited in our typical outreach activities, we have connected in new ways while looking ahead to future opportunities.

Welcoming to All

Our goal at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem is to provide a warm, welcoming and inclusive opportunity to connect with God.  We understand that each person has a very personal relationship with God and connects with God in different ways.

Wherever you are in your faith journey, we want to serve as a Christian community that helps you
fully embrace your spiritual being,  develop a sustaining faith, and find purpose, meaning,
and joy in your life.

Congregational Mission

To welcome an inclusive and joyful community of Christ’s followers into actively exploring how God’s gracious love gives meaning to our lives and faith,

and inspires us to address the needs of our changing world. Through our learning, service, and grateful worship, God fills us with purpose, compassion, courage, and love.

Our Core Values:

Christ-Centered  |  An Inquiring Faith
An Active Faith  |  Expansively Welcoming

Pastor’s Message: July 19, 2024

A Brief Update from the Transitional Pastor Search Team Over the last two weeks, the newly formed Transitional Pastor Search Team has met several times to begin the work of identifying an appropriate Transitional (Interim) Pastor. As a reminder, the expectation is...

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2344 Center Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Contact Us:


Media Inquiries:

Carol Burns
Communications Manager
610-867-5865, ext. 238

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Senior Pastor/Head of Staff: The Rev. J.C. Austin
Associate Pastor for Justice and Community Impact:
The Rev. Lindsey Altvater Clifton
Pastoral Associate for Formation and Compassion:
The Rev. Suzanne Trump
Director of Music Ministries: David Macbeth
Director of Church Administration: David Crook
Weekday Preschool Director: Tracy Leszcynski
Rentals/Facility Usage: Carol Burns
Facilities Maintenance Manager: Kevin Konczyk

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