Early History

The history of our church has been one of steady progress. In October of 1955 a small group of dedicated Christians decided that there was a need for a Presbyterian Church in the growing community of Boynton Beach. The construction of buildings represents only a small portion of our history. The most important part of the story is the lives touched and nourished by our fellowship & faith. 

Timeline

1955

The first worship service of this congregation was held in the Women's Club, on November 6.

1958 

Our present five-acre site was acquired and Pratt Fellowship Hall was built. This building served as our place of worship and Christian Education.

1962

 The East Wing of five classrooms was completed to meet our growing need for space.

1963

Sanctuary groundbreaking ceremony held on May 26, 1963. The sanctuary was designed by Gustav Maass of Palm Beach. Seating 440 persons with additional overflow space. The sanctuary was completed and dedicated on November 17.

1965

Our original 46 people have grown to a congregation of 331 members.

1970

Construction of two large rooms. Youth Fellowship Room & a church library with conjoining board meeting room.

1971

Pratt Hall was remodeled and air-conditioned, acoustical ceiling tile was installed, and addition of new storage rooms.

1974

Sanctuary Roof was replaced

1975

Formation of our needs and dreams into "A Vital Step Forward" ~ Planning for a vital ministry in the third decade of our existence with the building of a Sanctuary, a Chapel, library, nursery, social hall (Pratt Hall), offices and eight school rooms, and a beautifully planted courtyard.

1976

We have a membership of 658 

1984

The local church of Boynton Beach discontinued the use of  "United" in the name & is now known as The First Presbyterian Church of Boynton Beach and joined PCUSA.

1990

Steeple struck by lightning

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Serving Pastors Timeline

Rev. Keith Love

Dec. 1st, 1955 - April 2nd, 1961

Rev. Earl Downey

July 2nd, 1961 - September 15th, 1966

Rev. Douglas H. Smith

Nov. 11th, 1966 - May 31st, 1982

Rev. Voris G. Brookshire, Jr

July 3rd, 1983 - Nov. 1st, 1987

Rev. M Randall Gill

July 16th, 1989 - March 1st, 2014

June 1st, 2017 - Present

Rev. Stephen A. Moss

1973 - 1977

Dr. Harold Faust

1982 - 1983

Dr. Dean Dobson

1982 - 1985

Dr. John A. Lampe

1988 - 1989

Rev. Roger Verse

9/1/2014 - 3/31/2017

First

Presbyterian Church

of Boynton Beach

FPC Boynton,  235 SW 6th Avenue, Boynton Beach, Fl 33435  |  fpcboynton@aol.com  |  Tel: 561-732-3774

 Office Hours: Tue - Thur 9am-2pm  ​|  Sunday Service: 11am-12pm  |  Coffee Hour: 12pm - 1pm

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