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!

For Sunday, Oct. 1 – Communion Sunday:

Holy Ground Contemporary service at 9 a.m., in person only in Fellowship Hall

Traditional service at 11 a.m., both in person in the Sanctuary,
and livestreamed on our website and Facebook page

Weekday Preschool

We are currently enrolling for the 2023-2024 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: Sept. 22, 2023

A MESSAGE FROM THE REV. J.C. AUSTIN: IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS As we hope you know, the Session and Trustees began an intensive season of mission discernment for our congregation with a joint retreat about ten months ago. That retreat focused on examining the kinds of...

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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
Weekday Preschool Director: Tracy Leszcynski
Rentals/Facility Usage: Carol Burns
Facilities Maintenance Manager: Kevin Konczyk

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