Pastor's Report


“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”

He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Matthew 22:36-39

Welcome to the Website for First Presbyterian Church. We hope it will help you learn a little bit about our faith community. This congregation is filled with great people: people who laugh together, work together, and grow in faith together.  We are striving to live into our identity as “the church with heart in the heart of Willmar.” When we tell visitors how to find our church, we describe its location: the church on the corner of Litchfield and 6th; the church across the street from the City Auditorium and the City Offices. Our church has stood proudly on this corner for over 145 years, a stalwart legacy of the faith of the people who wanted Christ to be the cornerstone of this community.

But our church is much more than a building. The beating heart of this congregation is the people who gather in this place for worship and fellowship, for study and service. The beating heart of this congregation is the love of Christ expressed by its people through hospitality and laughter, compassion and generosity, encouragement and prayer.

So come and get to know the wonderful people who make up this community. Listen to each other’s stories. Share each other’s lives. It is our prayer that we would grow together as a family of faith, so that the love we share here would flow out of our walls and bless the community around us.

In Peace,
Pastor Leanne & Pastor Scott








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