Service information

What's it like?

First Miami has a traditional church-feel in a more contemporary church-style.  The Sunday worship music is a blend of hymns, worship music, choir, soloist, jazz, liturgy, organ and drums,  Each week it is a different experience!

The congregation is a diverse mix of ages, backgrounds, and languages.  The dress is comfortable.  The goal of First Miami is to be welcoming to anyone who enters!

Our Pastor

Pastor Chris is the lead pastor at First Miami and preaches almost each and every Sunday. His messages are topical and he often follows a sermon series. Pastor Chris is known for his stories, his testimonies, his wit, and his ability to preach personal and moving sermons.  

To check out his sermons, click the link below

Our History

1896 - The Reverend Henry Keigwin reaches Ft. Dallas (now Miami) to find a congregation that was net yet incorperated and very small. He begins holding services in a rough board restaurant and organizes the church in April 1896. Services move to a tent and then moved again to a Pavilion which is shared with the Baptists and Methodists.

1898 - Henry M. Flagler, the pioneer builder and developer in Florida, takes a personal interest in the First Presbyterian Church's building site and finances the first church to be built on the corner of Flagler and 3rd Ave.

1900 - The First Presbyterian Chruch building is completed. The church is erected next to the Royal Palm Hotel and the FEC Railroad, which attracts many winter tourists and families.

1914-1925 - William Jennings Bryan teaches a large Sunday School class and is the sole missionary supporter for the Sarah Farris and the Edward Clark families.

1926 - A major hurricane destroys the steeple of the church and it is never replaced.

1947 - There is rapid growth in Miami and the church needs more space. The church decides to move properties from its downtown location to 609 Brickell Ave. This site provides a central location across from the river and next to large neighborhoods.

1949 - The new sanctuary is complete. Flagler Memorial Chapel is built as a replica of the origional church building complete with stained glass, pews, puplit, and fixtures.

1992 - Hurricane Andrew damages the cupola and parts of the sanctuary's interior. Renovations begin to repair the damage.

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