First and Franklin Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) strives to be a church community that is God-centered, Jesus-like, and Holy Spirit-driven. Through relevant, nuanced, and practical Biblical teaching, we strive to fulfill Jesus’ greatest command to love God with all our hearts, souls, and mind and to love our neighbors as ourselves in the City of Baltimore. (Mk. 12: 28-34) We believe that God’s grace is sufficient and that His love is never-ending.

Because we believe that all people are created in God’s image, First and Franklin is unapologetically LGBTQ+ inclusive and committed to gender equity and racial empowerment. We expect to find God in each other, our communities, our city, and the world. We are a community in which we grow spiritually, pray without ceasing, and demonstrate Jesus’ sacrificial love to all.


  • To seek God through service to others and our city
  • To grow in faith with one another through worship and study
  • To demonstrate the love of Christ through fellowship and community
  • To enact justice through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit