About Us

We are a Presbyterian (USA) Church

INCLUSION: God calls people of all races, genders and sexual orientations to the ministry of the Gospel. Race, gender, and/or sexual orientation are not a factor in one’s readiness and eligibility to be ordained leaders in our church. We recognize and affirm committed relationships between two-people and recognize and celebrate all legal marriages. All people are created in the image of God and we are more complete the more diverse we become.


Rooted in God’s grace, growing through spiritual understanding to know, love and serve Christ.


As a church we seek, as Jesus taught, to love God with our hearts, our minds, and our strength; and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

We believe in…

The saving grace of Christ, the love of God, and the power of the Holy Spirit. These beliefs, and the core teachings of the Bible, are what unite us.As Presbyterians, we value our individual freedom, as well as the challenge to interpret the Bible with both our minds and our hearts. Worship with a community of believers and seekers strengthens and supports our individual faith journeys.

We are a welcoming intergenerational community, embracing all persons in God’s grace and love. We honor and value people of diverse backgrounds, races, genders, and orientations; gladly nurturing children, youth, singles, families, mature, and elderly. Those with disabilities and challenges find not just an elevator, but belonging. Lifelong friendships begin here.

We foster spiritual and personal growth to satisfy needs that modern society cannot. Dynamic, meaningful worship, Christian education, music and children’s programs are important ministries through which we explore, celebrate and share God’s many gifts to us. We intentionally choose to maintain a strong centrally-located facility as a means of reaching out to our community.

We are personally and collectively called as Disciples of Christ to ministries of justice and compassion, bringing encouragement, practical help and hope to our community and throughout the world. We are stewards of God’s creation and take seriously our responsibility to care for the world and its peoples for current and future generations.

We are an Affirming Church

On February 11, 2021 the Session of First Presbyterian Church of Corvallis gathered via Zoom and approved the following motion unanimously:

“The time has come that we, the Session of First Presbyterian Church of Corvallis OR, publicly declare ourselves and our facilities an Affirming Church – welcoming all who seek to follow the Spirit of God in their lives, especially embracing those who have been/are oppressed, marginalized, and/or excluded due to their sexual orientation (LGBTQIA+), race (BIPOC), gender, ethnicity, disability, marital status, economic standing, living without homes, and/or age into the fellowship of Christ and the unhindered work of the Gospel.”

View sermons and videos related to this decision here: Affirming Church videos

We are a Matthew 25 Congregation

Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. Convicted by this passage, both the 222nd and 223rd General Assemblies (2016 and 2018) exhorted the PC(USA) to act boldly and compassionately to serve people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor.
We recognize Christ’s urgent call to be a church of action, where God’s love, justice and mercy shine forth and are contagious. And we rejoice how our re-energized faith can unite all Presbyterians for a common and holy purpose: our common identity to do mission.

As a Matthew 25 Congregation, we pledge to work on building congregational vitality, eradicating systemic poverty, and dismantling structural racism.