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About 1st Pres Church

Our Church

1st Pres ChurchThe first church to be established in Frostproof is now – as we know it – The First Pres Church, located at the corner of North Palm Avenue and West A Street.

Many years ago (1905) a small group of concerned, dedicated Christian citizens realized the need for a place to worship.  After much prayerful thought and work a memorable day came when there was organized a church to be known as “The Church Among the Lakes” with eleven charter members.  As membership grew there were those who opposed the name “The Church Among the Lakes” and after much thought and discussion the little church changed its name, and was known as the “Union Church”.  This was satisfactory for a while but soon, one after another, groups became conscious of differences in creeds and beliefs, and they left the Mother Chruch to organize their own churches.  The remaining members of the Union Church feeling that this church had served its mission saw the necessity of affiliating itself with some denomination.  They expressed their desire to organize into a Presbyterian Church – thus in 1915 the Union Church became known as “The First Pres Church of Frostproof” and was a member of the Presbytery of South West Florida, U.S.A.

Our church joined the Associate Reformed Presbytery on Febuary 28, 1982.  At the present time the church is a member of the Florida Presbytery and carries on a full program of work with men, women, young people and children and is active in the work of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (A.R.P.).

It is the hope of this, The First Pres Church of Frostproof, that if those who did so much long ago were here today they would say, “Well done.”


Pastoral Leadership

Pastor BobPastor Bob Hovey's Bio is coming soon!

Basic Beliefs

1st Pres Church BeliefsWe believe…

The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church is a conservative, evangelical denomination which holds to the great truths of the Christian faith as revealed in Holy Scripture.  The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church adheres to the Westminster Standards, historic doctrinal statements which emphasize the following:

GOD IS THE SOVEREIGN CREATOR and ruler of the universe.

JESUS CHRIST is the Son of God, the only Saviour and Lord of man.

THE HOLY SPIRIT is the initiator and enabler for the Christian life.

THE BIBLE is the infallible Word of God, the only rule of faith and practice and without error in all that it teaches.

SALVATION is by God’s grace, freely given through faith and not earned by any merit of man.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS are the summation of man’s duty to God and of man’s responsibility to his fellow man.


CHURCH GOVERNMENT is by the Presbyterian system, from which the denomination takes its name.  As outlined in the New Testament, church government is by elders and deacons, elected in a democratic manner by each congregation.

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM is administered to believers and their children.  All forms of Christian baptism are recognized, and a second ceremony is not administered to those baptized in other churches.

BELIEVERS MAY JOIN the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church by profession of faith, reaffirmation of faith or transfer of membership from another denomination.

Mission Statement

1st Pres Church Mission StatementOur Church welcomes all who enter.  Together we will learn from the Scriptures, grow in faith, share in hope, and spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Service Times

Praise & Sunday School
9:30-9:45AM Morning Praise
9:45-10:45AM Sunday School

Traditional Morning Worship

5:00–6:30PM  Bible Study with the Pastor 

10:00–11:30AM  Bible Study with the Pastor 

1st Pres Events

Sun Mar 18 @ 5:00PM - 06:30PM
Bible Basics - Sunday Evening
Mon Mar 19 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Bible Basics - Monday Morning
Sun Mar 25 @ 5:00PM - 06:30PM
Bible Basics - Sunday Evening
Mon Mar 26 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Bible Basics - Monday Morning
Sun Apr 01 @ 5:00PM - 06:30PM
Bible Basics - Sunday Evening
Mon Apr 02 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Bible Basics - Monday Morning
Sun Apr 08 @ 5:00PM - 06:30PM
Bible Basics - Sunday Evening
Mon Apr 09 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Bible Basics - Monday Morning
Tue Apr 10 @12:10PM - 12:35PM
Community Prayer Meeting
Sun Apr 15 @ 5:00PM - 06:30PM
Bible Basics - Sunday Evening

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