Who We Are

First Church is an active and growing church in the heart of downtown Birmingham, Alabama, and is
an Open Place for ALL to Worship, Grow, and Serve.

We promote an integrated theology that seeks to bring faith, belief, activity, and community engagement into alignment. We think it is important that what we believe is consistent with the way that we live.

We practice traditional spiritual disciplines of worship, prayer, service, and Bible study, which, along with our downtown context, influence our striving to be Open Place for ALL to Worship, Grow, and Serve.  In order to help you with your search for the community of faith that is the best fit for you, we want to highlight priorities we have developed out of those spiritual disciplines that identify us in more unique ways. The First Church Priorities are:

  •   Practicing Hospitality
  •   Embodying Diversity
  •   Doing Justice
  •   Encouraging Authenticity
  •   Creating an Inclusive Community
  •   Embracing Tough Questions

Each of the six First Church priorities are meant to serve as concrete ways that we seek to authentically live out Christ's commandment to love all people. Loving our neighbor is not always easy and takes effort, sacrifice, and courage. It is our hope and commitment that the people of First Church will exhibit these priorities through consistent actions as we worship, grow, and serve together.

We are First Church, an Open Place for ALL to Worship, Grow, and Serve,
and there is a valuable place for you in our community of faith.


An historic church in the heart of downtown Birmingham, First Church Birmingham is an open place for ALL to worship, grow, and serve. We are a diverse congregation made up of people from all over the Birmingham metro area and beyond.


                  You are welcome here!


First Church Birmingham

518 19th St North
Birmingham, AL 35203


(205) 254-3186


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