Rooted in Chattanooga.  Fed by Living Waters.

about us

Our roots in Chattanooga date back to 1841.  After occupying buildings on Cypress Street, Chesnut Street, and the corner of Oak and Lindsay Streets, the church purchased almost 30 acres of land on North Moore Road in 1955 where our current home stands.  The first phase of the building was dedicated in 1958, but the current sanctuary and north wing were not dedicated until 1963.  The church's ministries include The Learning Center, our daycare/preschool, and the Cumberland Youth Foundation which includes a host of summer activities for area children.

The mission of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church is to give witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ through worship, preaching, teaching, fellowship and ministering to the whole person: heart, body & mind; that all persons may experience the saving power of God in this life and in the life to come.

Our vision is that all may know the joy of loving God

and loving one another.

You are  welcome here.

join us at first cumberland

9:45am   Sunday School for all ages

11:00am   Sunday Worship Service

5:30pm  Wednesday Dinner (reservations made through the church office)

6:15pm  Wednesday Bible Study

children & youth

First Cumberland Presbyterian Children & Youth

programs offer sound, biblical, age appropriate teachings that will build a solid faith foundation as your child grows. Our children are loved and nurtured as they grow from nursery to youth. Come be a part of a church family, where we strive to spread God's love through the strengthening of the entire family! 

Children's opportunities include, but are not limited to:

Sunday School

9:45am - 10:45am

Classes are broken down into

-Pre-K through -2nd grade

-3-5th grades

-Youth Group

Wednesday Night

5:45pm Dinner

*reservations for adults made through the church office


Dayplayer Summer Program

Full time childcare for school aged children

during summer months *see our Summer Tab

music at first cumberland

Part of the legacy here at First Cumberland is  music! We are blessed with a wonderful acoustic space in our sanctuary, a beautiful pipe organ, and a large music library. Whether it be Easter, Christmas Eve or during our traditional worship service, you are sure to be inspired by what you hear. Our Chancel Choir, grand pianos, guest musicians, handbells, and our very own children all contribute to the musical experience in worship and special programs. Come listen or join in! 

You will be welcomed!

church staff




2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, 

and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 

Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, 

not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, 

so that always having all sufficiency in everything, 

you may have an abundance for every good deed.