Who We Are

A little bit more about us...

Since 1956, Gulf Shores First Presbyterian Church has been serving the beautiful beach community of Gulf Shores, Alabama. A member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), we are an inclusive community of people who believe that loving God, growing in faith and sharing Christ's love is both our calling and our joy. We are a welcoming and warm place where you will find open arms, minds and hearts, authenticity and love.

In addition to sharing the love of Christ, Gulf Shores First Presbyterian Church is dedicated to helping our local community. We are committed to demonstrating the love of Christ through our work with the Christian Service Center, local schools, the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance and many others.

Our Vision and Mission

Our Mission

To reflect the true love of Christ that shows itself through action, commitment and unconditional acceptance of all people;  to perpetuate  hope  for our community and our world by being consistently mindful of the indescribable gifts God has bestowed upon us and to express gratitude for such; to continually seek to grow in truth and wisdom as we earnestly strive to follow the teachings and walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

Our Vision

First Presbyterian is a vibrant church often described as "the mighty little church that could." The congregation works diligently to be a church whose worship services, diversified programs and many events meet the needs of all who walk through our doors. We seek to be a sacred place where compassion is in abundance and solutions to challenges are earnestly sought, so that we might, through the grace of God, be a lifeline for those in need. We seek to be a place that promotes, celebrates and teaches peace. We believe that God generously loves every human being, and we, therefore, strive to emulate this example. We invite and embrace young and old,  gay and straight, rich  and poor, believers  and seekers - all from many backgrounds  of  all  races  and ethnicities.

An Alternative

Ready for an alternative to church as usual?
Ready to be engaged:
- with the issues of our day
- with people in our community
- with intentional spiritual practices?

Not with judgment, fear, and condemnation,
Not with sentimentality and blind optimism.

But, with hearts open to God
who is Spirit,
who is the ground of our being,
who is the depth dimension in life,
who, ultimately, is Love.

As we see in the teaching and life of Jesus,
we live into hope and joy,
trusting that we live in God,
who calls us daughters and sons,
and invites us,
and everyone else,
to share a common table.

Welcome to an inclusive community.

Meet the team.

Rev. Chrisy Ennen

Minister of Word and Sacrament

Kayla Dowling