What is a Presbyterian?

The word "Presbyterian" comes from the New Testament word "presbuteros" which means "elder" and refers to the custom of choosing spiritual leaders from among members of the church. The Presbyterian Church is a representative democracy governed by elders elected from the congregation. Ministry teams comprised of elders and church members oversee various areas of responsibility and church activity.

First Presbyterian Church of Edmond is a partner congregation in the Presbyterian denomination, ECO. Our name represents a commitment to:

  1. Make disciples of Jesus Christ (Evangelical),
  2. Connect leaders through accountable biblical relationships founded in the grace of God (Covenant), and
  3. Commit to a shared way of life together (Order)