|About||The First Presbyterian Church of Maywood|
Our church's mission is three-fold:
1) To worship the Lord Jesus Christ and proclaim Him Lord of all, particularly in our community of Maywood.
2) To serve the Maywood community in such a way that we bring Christ into all our relationships and bear witness through Christian love.
3) To promote the unity of the body of Christ by working with other churches/church bodies to promote our unified witness.
Nestled in the heart of Maywood, we are the community church right around the corner. We have undergone many transitions over the years, but the heart of what we do is proclaim Jesus Christ to the Maywood community. To this end, we invite you to join in our worship and work. All are welcome.
Our history, according to the history written by a beloved former pastor, begins with the Dutch Reformed church in the latter-half of the 17th century. More formally, our roots begin with the Maywood Christian Association founded in 1913. The Association was made up members of various denominations who, at a meeting on October 2nd, voted to become Presbyterian. The rest, as they say, is history. What all of this reveals to us is that God has always been in our midst as a force bringing various groups of believes together to worship God and glorify the Lord in our work. We continue that tradition today, housing two other church ministries, a Korean/Korean-American Presbyterian fellowship (The Giving Church), as well as a majority African-American Pentecostal church (The Tabernacle of Life). Our prayer is that in all we say and do, we would promote the unity of the body of Christ and labor towards proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord. The Reverend Samuel Weddington is our current pastor.