We love college students at First Pres!

First Pres has a long history of ministry with college students–whether that’s campus outreach, discipleship, or leadership development. We are a church that loves students and desires to see them grow in the contexts of both the local campus and the local church. If you are a college student, we would love for you to join us on Sunday for worship!

For questions, contact Petey Crowder, Associate Pastor for Missions.


In the summers, First Pres has a college ministry for students who are in Winston Salem for the summer for whatever reason, whether you’re going to summer school or living at home for the break! Emily Britt is the Summer College Director and can be reached at ebritt3@uncc.edu.

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Join us to kick off the summer college ministry on Thursday, June 2nd at the home of Ron & Lisa Britt! There’s more here or contact Emily for the address!

There will also be:

  • Weekly Bible studies
  • Service Projects
  • Fellowship opportunities and group outings. Check out the Facebook group to stay engaged with the latest news!

image002Hey everyone! My name is Emily Britt and I am the Summer College Director. I graduated from Appalachian State (go ‘neers!) in May of 2015 and am currently pursuing my Master’s in Social Work at UNCC. I am excited to fellowship with and explore the Scriptures with those youth who are of college age, who are home for the summer! I grew up at First Presbyterian and our youth group played a huge role in my development of faith, and I am eager to give back to a community who gave so much to me!








On campus, we are intentionally partnered with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Wake Forest University and Salem College to provide ways for college students to belong to Christian community and to allow First Pres members the opportunity to invest in the lives of college students. Learn more about how to get involved with InterVarsity below.


InterVarsity at WFU meets for large group on campus at 7:00pm Thursday nights. All are welcome! They also provide a variety of small group and retreat opportunities throughout the year.

The WFU chapter Beach Retreat is Sept 18-20th at Emerald Isle.

Kevin Boyd and Adwoa Asante are the campus ministry staff for InterVarsity at Wake Forest University. Kevin can be reached at kevin_boyd@ivstaff.org; Adwoa’s email is asanteaa@wfu.edu.



InterVarsity at Salem College meets on campus at 8:00pm Thursday nights. All are welcome! They also do a Manuscript Scripture study on Wednesdays at 3:00pm on campus.

The Fall retreat is October 16th-18th.

Emily Palcsak is the campus minister with IV at Salem College.. Emily can be reached at emily.palcsak@salem.edu.


First Pres takes several mission trips to work with ministries in other countries throughout the year, including Spring Break and Summer. We would love for college students to join in on any of our trips and can offer scholarships to help make the trips affordable. If you’re interested in going with us to the Dominican Republic, Haiti, or Nicaragua in 2016, check out our Mission Trips page.