It is our privilege to introduce to you our new Transitional Pastor, the Rev. Dr. David Charles Emery.
Dave has most recently served as the Transitional Pastor at the historic Ashburn Presbyterian Church, a village church now ministering to the high-tech community in Northern Virginia. Dave and Joyce, have enjoyed the chance to be in the East, exploring historical roots on both sides of their families, and touring the sites, while finding great joy in serving the Lord. Dave and Joyce now have eight grandchildren in Renton, Washington and Aloha, Oregon. Dave’s Dad Chuck is still living in Kirkland, Washington at 95 years old. Dave and Joyce are excited about being in Aberdeen and glad to be back close to family. Click here to read the whole biography >
Connecting People to God
Every human being is created to be in relationship with God. By telling God’s story faithfully and creatively we desire to be a place where the community of First Presbyterian Church and the larger community around us can connect their stories to God’s story and find their true identity in Christ.
Connecting People to One Another
The good news of the gospel creates a community like no other. God uses the deep relationships of the church to grow and nurture us in the faith and to be a foretaste of the Kingdom of God here on earth. We desire to be a place that is connecting with one another in order to be the body of Christ in all the beautiful ways the Bible teaches us to be.
Connecting people to the Community Around Us
First Presbyterian Church does not exist for our own sake but because God has something He desires to do with and through us. We desire to be a place that is constantly connecting with the residents of Grays Harbor by listening to their stories and selflessly serving this community, and beyond, with the hope, healing and restoration that is found in the good news of Jesus.