With the departure of our last head pastor in 2016, we have entered a new chapter in our church’s 135-year story.
Under the interim leadership of Rev. Toby Nelson, we are engaging in deep and critical self-assessment of our gifts and strengths, re-evaluation of our core identity and mission in our community, and renewal of our worship and ministries. This is truly an exciting time to be a part of First Presbyterian Church in Concord!
2017 Mission Study.
Read our full Mission Study to understand more about our context in downtown Concord, our church legacy, and our prayers and vision for the future.
Feb. 2016:Pastor Bill Azbell leaves to pursue a call to international missions
May 2016Pastor Toby Nelson enters as interim pastor
Mar. 2017We begin a Mission Study to assess the strengths and needs of our church and community
May 2017Our Mission Study is accepted by Session and Presbytery and published
June 2017Our Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) convenes to begin the search for a new long-term pastor
Aug. 2017Our Ministry Information Form goes live online, and we begin reviewing pastoral candidates
Aug. 2017-PresentThe process of finding the right pastor for FPCC continues. The PNC has reviewed 179 pastor resumes, about 2/3 of which were referred to us and 1/3 sought us out themselves. We have conducted 17 interviews, checked countless references and met face-to-face with several top-tier candidates. Pease keep the PNC in your prayers, and join us in this exciting time of change and renewal!