You are Welcome

We welcome you to First Presbyterian Church, and we look forward to personally meeting you and helping you grow in your faith in Jesus Christ, and finding a place to belong.

We have Bible studies for all ages as well as many service and outreach activities, such as our weekly Hand Up Food Pantry, Crossroads Connection Prison Ministry, Castelar Kids program, and many other ways to serve the community on a local and international level as the hands and feet of Jesus.

Take a look around; see all that we have to offer here at FPC. We hope that something will pique your interest and you come and visit. We look forward to meeting you.

First Presbyterian Church welcomes Dr. Gary Eller

First Presbyterian Church is please to welcome Dr. Gary Eller as our Pastor. Gary has earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University; an M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary; and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Gary is a theological educator in both seminary and university settings. For 14 years, he was president of the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation. He is an ordained Presbyterian Church (USA) minister with decades of experience in congregations along with governing body responsibility at the local, regional, and national levels. He serves on the boards of civic and professional organizations In Omaha and denominationally.

His background includes training and experience in non-profit fundraising for religious organizations, interim ministry, strategic planning, conflict management, congregational   consulting, and clergy coaching.

Gary and his wife, Sharon, are the parents of adult children and four grandchildren. For relaxation, he enjoys time with his family and friends, college and professional sports, film, reading, travel, music, and writing.

In addition to being an Ordained Minister, Presbyterian Church (USA), Gary’s work history has included:

Commission on Ministry and Permanent Judicial Commission, PMRV, 2021-Present.

President, Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation, 2007-2021;

Lecturer, Creighton University, Dept. of Theology, 2005-Present;

Instructor, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2007- Present; and

Lecturer, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, 2007-Present.