FPCC in Transition

We are happy to welcome our new pastor, Rev. Dr. Johanna McCune Wagner!

With the arrival of Pastor Johanna, we are entering a new chapter in our church’s 136-year story. Our 2017 Mission Study is available to understand more about our context in downtown Concord, our church legacy, and our prayers and vision for the future.

  • September 8, 2019

    Pastor Johanna joins FPCC for her first Sunday as our new called pastor! Please join us to meet her and make her feel welcome!
  • August 3-4, 2019

    Pastor Johanna visits Concord and the congregation voted Sunday, August 4th to call Pastor Johanna as the next pastor of FPCC!
  • July 23, 2019

    The PNC extended a call to the Rev. Dr. Johanna Wagner, and the offer was accepted pending a vote of the congregation.
  • August 2018 – July 2019

    In an exhilarating time to be part of FPCC, our amazing session, staff, and Commissioned Lay Pastors led us in ministry as the PNC continued the process of discerning God’s call for our church and the referred candidates.
    The tireless PNC reviewed 428 pastor resumes, conducted 38 first interviews, 19 second interviews, checked countless references and met face-to-face with 10 top-tier candidates.
  • August 2018

    Interim Pastor Toby Nelson left FPCC to better care for his wife of 50 years, Judy Nelson.
  • August 2017

    Our Ministry Information Form goes live online, and we begin reviewing pastoral candidates
  • June 2017

    Our Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) convenes to begin the search for our next installed pastor.
  • May 2017

    Our Mission Study is accepted by Session and Presbytery and published.
  • March 2017

    We begin a Mission Study to assess the strengths and needs of our church and community.
  • May 2016

    Pastor Toby Nelson started as interim pastor. Under his leadership, we engaged in deep and critical self-assessment of our gifts and strengths, re-evaluation of our core identity, our mission in our community, and the renewal of our worship and ministries.
  • February 2016

    Pastor Bill Azbell left to pursue a call to international missions.