401 SE 15th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Where Faith Comes Alive


Worship Schedule

At First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale we cater to people of all ages. From families to young adults and senior adults our diverse worship offerings provide something for everyone! We believe there is tremendous value in different styles of worship. We offer two types of services; traditional and contemporary. Each of them offers a little something different.

8:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship – IN-PERSON & LIVESTREAM

Takes place in the Fellowship Hall.

11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship – IN-PERSON & LIVESTREAM

Takes place in our newly renovated Sanctuary. Our late morning service is held in a formal setting, offering everything a traditional worship service provides including organ music, hymns, choir and more!

Online Livestreaming – Never miss Worship!

Our live streaming service allows you to be with us on Sunday mornings from anywhere! Our 11:00 a.m. Traditional worship service can be streamed weekly by going to our Livestream Channel or watch it on our Facebook Page.

Join us for Fellowship after Service – ON HOLD

Creating a church community that is rich in fellowship is how we ensure we grow together in our faith and stay connected with one another. We invite all who attend worship to join us for refreshments and fellowship on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Neumann Center.

Child Care Service during Worship – ON HOLD

Child care is available during Worship. To request this free service contact Cindy Vason.


Communion is normally celebrated on the first Sunday of each month at all worship services.


Baptisms are conducted on the third Sunday of every month during Worship.

Advent, Christmas, and Easter Services

In addition to our regular Sunday Worship offerings, services are also held on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, four services on Easter, a Hanging of the Greens service in the evening on the first Sunday of Advent, and three Christmas Eve candlelight services.

Safely Re-opening

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Meet Our Pastors!

Dr. Patrick H. Wrisley:

Senior Pastor & Teaching Elder

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Patrick joined First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale in January 2018. Patrick enjoys reading history, poetry, religion and theology, along with good biographies. He also keeps a daily journal and carries a compass around with him to remind him to set his course on God. His favorite scripture is Psalm 23.

Whether it is hiking or spending time on his motorcycle “Pearl,” he does it all with the love of his life, Kelly. He also helped put himself through college as a martial arts instructor. His first published book is Building Upon the Pillars. His second book, ready to be published, is Building the Kingdom of God in the Shadow of the Magic Kingdom. His third book is “in the works.” Patrick earned a DOCTOR of Ministry from Drew University, Madison, NJ. Graduated with distinction + Dean’s Fellow of Dr. Leonard Sweet.

Rev. Nicholas B. Merchant:

Associate Pastor

Nic joined the team at First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale on June 1, 2008. He has since overseen and grown the Youth and College ministry by ensuring that participants nurture their faith in Jesus Christ. His favorite scripture is Philippians 4:4-7.

Rev. Dr. Pamela J. Masten:

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care

An upstate New York native,  Pam works to care for a flock of God’s children, uniquely trained as a hospital chaplain. In her spare time, you can catch Pam enjoying the outdoors and water sports, as well as caring for her golden retriever! Her favorite scripture is Psalm 23.