First Presbyterian has a long-standing history of supporting local mission organizations. Below is a list of local mission organizations we are currently support. Each ministry has a link to their websites and contact information for you to get involved. Please contact us if you would like more information or ways to volunteer.

World Relief – High Point/Triad

Resettles refugees from around the world in the Triad area. We specifically work with families in Winston Salem. To learn more, contact Tim Norton, 336-723-1621 x235 or check out their website.
E-mail Tim Norton

Associates For Christian Counseling

Provides Christian counseling for personal and family issues, i.e. depression, grief, divorce, etc. Contact Dr. Heath Greene at 896-0065.

Backpack Program

Provides a backpack of food to a school-aged child in need over the weekend.  First Presbyterian currently sponsors 75 backpacks at Diggs-Latham Elementary School.

Crisis Control Ministry

Responds with financial assistance to residents of Forsyth County who are in serious financial crisis and in need of food, clothing, rent, fuel, medications, utility payment, etc. Click here for more information.

El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services

Ministers to and with Hispanic families in the Old Town area. Mary Bolton, a member of FPC, is the Director, working in partnership with Rosa Miranda, Pastor of El Buen Pastor Church. Volunteers are needed to tutor children, help immigrant families adapt to life in our city, plan special events, help with administrative and creative projects, lead crafts with the women, etc.

El Buen Pastor After School Tutoring is 4:00-5:00, Monday – Thursday. Tutors and homework helpers are needed to work with Hispanic students. Spanish not required! To volunteer or find out more contact Mary Bolton.

2nd Harvest Food Bank

Habitat for Humanity

Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministry

This is an outreach to prisoners in an atmosphere necessary for reconciliation, a fresh beginning, and an end to the cycle of crime. It offers Bible studies, musical services, and counseling for inmates, families, and staff.

Tutor an adult in reading, writing and math, and help a fellow neighbor work towards a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

For more information Jone Reid at 759-0063, ext. 37, or email


Help delivers a hot noonday meal to home bound older adults on weekdays. Contact volunteer coordinator Sally McLeod at

Samaritan Ministries

This is an interdenominational homeless Christian ministry started by First Presbyterian Church. This outreach provides hope and healing by sharing food, shelter, and companionship with the hungry and homeless through Christian love and service. We provide nightly shelter for homeless men and a Soup Kitchen serving lunch and supper each day. First Presbyterian Church provides volunteers during the month of December for overnight stay and preparation of two meals. Contact Ron Wixson for more information.

Salem Pregnancy Care Center

Young Life of Forsyth County
This middle, high school and college youth outreach is a relational ministry which shares the love of Jesus through caring and trusting relationships. First Presbyterian hosts the YoungLives ministry, which reaches out to teen moms. Andrew Boyd serves as the Area Director. Email Andrew or call 336-624-4571. Lisa Meyer, a member at First Presbyterian, serves as the Area Administrator. Email Lisa

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Looking for World Relief Involvement?

The global refugee crisis is one that will define the 21st century. We work with World Relief to help refugee families make Winston-Salem home and feel welcomed.

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