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From the Pastor

Congratulations on your engagement! I’m delighted First Presbyterian will be the setting for your wedding. All of us at the church are anxious to assist you in every way possible to make your wedding a glorious day. Thank you for understanding that we marry members only. However, we are happy to marry couples that have an immediate family First Presbyterian Church member.

So many details go into a wedding. We’ve been thinking about them for years! You will be provided with a booklet that has a lot of regulations and procedures. I hope you’ll find that our wealth of experience of what makes for a joyous Christian wedding underlies all of them. Please take some time to read through the pages and to talk with our wedding coordinator. These policies have served us well in the past to create not only wonderful weddings but to encourage terrific marriages.

Along with other downtown churches, First Presbyterian participates in the Premarital Preparation Program offered by the Baton Rouge Christian Counseling Center. Couples married in our church are required to go through this helpful, energizing program. More information is available on the Preparation Page.

The staff and I look forward to helping you get off to a great start in the exciting adventure of Christian marriage.

Gerrit S. Dawson, Pastor

Please read the Evangelical Presbyterian Church Statement on the Sanctity of Marriage