First United Presbyterian Knoxville offers a traditional worship experience in the company of Christians who are continually learning and growing in faith. We are open to all people and encourage each other in our faith in Jesus Christ. To accomplish this now, and in the future, we embrace our differences in an honest, open, and respectful manner, where all persons grow in joy and devotion to the Lord with a committed and loving leadership.


Our congregation has a long history of tolerance and inclusivity. By action of Session Members, we became a More Light Presbyterian congregation. More Light congregations foster a church culture that seeks the full inclusion of LGBT people of faith in the life, ministry, and witness of the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA).

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