Serve the city

First Presbyterian Church actively supports and serves through several unique mission initiatives and local partners. These programs support the physical, educational and spiritual needs around our city and provide opportunities to make real one-on-one connections in the name of Christ. Wherever you live or work, you are in the perfect place to serve. There is no better time than now. Where is God calling you?

Helping Hand Ministry

Helping Hand Ministry, an outreach of First Presbyterian Church, combines ministry and mission by offering short-term assistance to Tulsans in need. Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., volunteers help individuals and families dealing with a temporary crisis by assisting in the payment of their utility bills, rent, or prescriptions and with the distribution of food from the pantry.

Emerson Elementary

Emerson Elementary is First Presbyterian Church’s partner in education. Mentors connect with students through our lunch buddy program “Going the extra mile,” while our deacons serve over 350 children through a Christmas party with gifts and games every December.

Masterwork Arts Academy

Masterwork Arts Academy seeks to enrich the academic and spiritual lives of elementary students; not only teaching visual art, dance, and music, but also teaching children to pay attention to God, by finding and reflecting their Creator as they create.

Works of HeART

Every Monday morning volunteers gather at the Day Center for the Homeless to lead and participate in art projects with the clients there.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels (MoW) serves home-bound and disabled citizens who otherwise do not receive a healthy meal. First Presbyterian Church distributes meals Monday, Wednesday and Friday and at least 18 volunteer drivers are needed each week to deliver 70 to 75 meals to as many as 50 recipients.

Family Promise

Family Promise of Tulsa County brings shelter, meals and support services to families without homes. They are a cost-efficient, effective and sustainable community response to family homelessness. By utilizing existing community resources, they can work quickly, without major start-up costs.

Camp Loughridge

Camp Loughridge, an independent nonprofit, is located in southwest Tulsa offering Christian camps, weddings, events and retreats. In 1959, First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa acquired the Camp, and named the camp in memory of the Reverend Robert M. Loughridge, a pioneer missionary to the Creek Indian Nation. In 1995 Camp Loughridge was chartered as an Oklahoma not-for-profit corporation. This corporation now maintains and operates the 186-acre camp with a full-time, year-round staff.

Get involved

To learn more and register for programs and upcoming events, contact Braigen Hubbard, Ministry Assistant to Mission, Outreach and T.I.F. at 918-301-1039.

Local Mission Partners

In addition to the ministries noted above, First Presbyterian Church maintains relationships with many wonderful local mission partners.

Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma

The mission of Catholic Charities is the be Christ’s merciful love to those who suffer through adoption, housing, food, dental care, immigration services and more. More information at cceok.org/

Crossover Community Impact

Crossover Community Impact (CCI) is a Christian organization committed to restoring our community through reconciliation, love and justice. CCI strives to be an outreach arm of the Church, but recognizes that one Church can't do it alone. It's going to take Churches and Christians from all over Tulsa working together as God's hands and feet in our community. More information at crossoverimpact.org/

Day Center for the Homeless

The Day Center for the Homeless serves those who are experiencing or at risk for homelessness, treating both the symptoms and the causes of homelessness — pursuing a future where every Tulsan has a home. More information at tulsadaycenter.org/

First Baptist Church Caring Center

First Baptist Church is open to assist Tulsans Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. More information at tulsafbc.org/missions/local-missions/

Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma distributes food and other grocery items to 350 Partner Agencies in eastern Oklahoma, including food pantries, emergency shelters, soup kitchens, senior citizen centers and after-school programs. In Fiscal Year 2019, the Food Bank distributed more than 28.9 million pounds of food throughout the 24 counties of eastern Oklahoma. More info at okfoodbank.org/

Goodland Academy

Goodland Academy is a boarding school located in Choctaw County, Oklahoma, three miles southwest of Hugo in southeastern Oklahoma, USA. Founded in 1848 as a Presbyterian mission, it is the oldest private boarding school in Oklahoma still in operation. More information at goodland.org/

Habitat for Humanity

Tulsa Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that has been serving families in Tulsa County since 1988. Through home sponsorships, individual donations and volunteer work, they are able to build safe, quality, beautiful homes and to offer affordable, low-interest mortgages to families who cannot afford a traditional mortgage. More information at tulsahabitat.com/

John 3:16 Mission

John 3:16 Mission seeks to reclaim lives and restore hope to those who find themselves in situations of poverty and homelessness. They are always looking for donations and volunteers at their new location. More information at john316mission.org

Kairos Prison Ministry

Kairos is a Christian ministry that extends Christ’s love and forgiveness to incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them. First Presbyterian Church volunteers have led weekend retreats, worship and Bible studies and provides financial support for administration of the program. Contact us to learn more.

Lindsey House

Initiated by First Presbyterian Church, Lindsey House is a supportive housing ministry for newly homeless women with dependent children. More information at lindseyhouse.org/

Restore Hope Ministries

Restore Hope Ministries was established in 1978 by Tulsa area United Methodist congregations to meet the growing need for emergency assistance for families in crisis. They live out their mission by working towards hunger reduction, homeless prevention and emotional and spiritual nurture. More information at restorehope.org/

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army of Tulsa supports men, women and children in economic distress and provides aid during and after natural disasters. They are always looking for volunteers, especially during times of crisis. More information at https://www.salarmytulsa.org/

Stand in the Gap

Founded on the command to “love thy neighbor”, Stand in the Gap ministries empowers people through healthy relationships, education, and prayer. Oklahomans in need are empowered to break unhealthy patterns in their lives and achieve self-reliance.More information at standinthegap.org

Tulsa Boys' Home

First Presbyterian Church was instrumental in establishing the Tulsa Boys' Home. Now its members volunteer their time to mentoring young men, while they work to break the cycle of poverty, abuse and neglect. Learn more at https://www.tulsaboyshome.org/