We believe that God has called us to bring the good news to those who work, live, and go to school in Winston-Salem. Join us as we seek to be people who do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God in this city and beyond. To learn more about opportunities to get involved with the local partnerships below, contact Tim Norton.


We have started a fund for emergency community support. We have been able to support several churches and community partners, locally and globally. Here is a snapshot of the latest recipients of your generous emergency funds.

Cook Literacy Model School

FirstPres is very involved in Cook Literacy Model School, including on-going opportunities and one-time projects where church members can invest in students, parents, and educators. Ways to get involved include being a lunch buddy, supporting a teacher/classroom, and volunteering at the Fall Festival and other projects. Please contact Margaret Wray or Janes Aves to get involved!

Samaritan Ministries

Our church has a long history of founding and supporting Samaritan Ministries, and continue to support it through donations and volunteers. Every December, we staff the overnight volunteers for the entire month!

Winston Salem Street School

The Winston Salem Street School provides alternative education to help those who cannot finish high school and prepare for career using traditional educational routes. First Pres supports the Street School financially and with volunteers, and there are many ways to get involved.

Crisis Control

Crisis Control esponds 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.  Email: volunteer@crisiscontrol.org.