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!

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Summer Kickoff Party!
May 25 | 6 pm
The Alley’s: 1509 Marblehead Rd, Lewisville, NC 27023

We’ll provide the bbq – bring a side or dessert to share!
Food, games, and fun on the lake (there will be a kayak, paddle board and paddle boat to use!)
We’ll also be discussing some exciting things for the summer, our weekly Bible study, and getting to know each other better! Hope to see you there.
RSVP here.


Weekly Bible Study
Tuesdays | 7:30 pm | starting May 30
The Warren’s: 441 Staffordshire Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27104.

This summer we’ll be reading The Good & Beautiful God: Falling in love with the God Jesus Knows by James Bryan Smith. Grab a copy and read along to deepen the study.
Reading along is encouraged but not required! We’ll have a few loaner copies as well.  Snacks provided!


College Ministry Summer Director | Allysen Mahaffey 


Questions? Concerns? Want to grab coffee? Contact Allysen! AllysenM@1stpres.com or cell: (951) 236-4344.

This is Allysen and her adorable “nephew” Bruce. She is from southern California but has lived in Winston for 7 years. Read more about Allysen on the staff page!







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.