Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Norway

We're so glad you're here! First Presbyterian is soon to be located in Stavanger, Norway. We're an international mission church of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)—an evangelical denomination that is faithful to Scriptures, true to the Reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission. First Presbyterian exists to glorify God that Norwegians and internationals might enjoy Him forever. If you're looking for a church that preaches Christ in the context of meaningful, Christ-centered community, you're in the right place! Currently, our church planting team is raising support for this work and are beginning to host Bible studies in the city.

Our Passion

Our passion is Christ-centered preaching, worship, community and mission for the glory of God and the joy of God's people.

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Romans 11:36

Join Us

Our core team is currently hosting periodic Bible studies in Stavanger. We'd love to have you join us! Please send us a note to learn more.

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Help Us Move Forward

Matt Stanghelle and Jonas Stava are ordained pastors in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). They're raising support to plant our church. Whether you're a Stavanger resident looking for a solid church, or a global mission partner, we'd be honored to have your support in this vital kingdom work. To learn more about the mission, go to Pastor Matt's mission site, WeGoInFaith.org.

Matt and Deborah Stanghelle

Pastor Matt is a Minnesota native whose family heritage is from Stanghelle, Norway. He is a teaching elder in the Southeast Alabama Presbytery and is serving his call with the Ministry to the Military and Internationals (MMI), a commission of the Southeast Alabama Presbytery. MMI plants international churches in global cities. Pending the support they need to raise, Matt and Deborah plan to move their family to Stavanger in September 2019. The link below will take you to MMI’s support page. To support Pastor Matt, scroll down to “Matt Stanghelle – Stavanger, Norway,” after selecting the link.

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Jonas and Pattie Stava

Pastor Jonas is a native Norwegian. He is a teaching elder in the Philadelphia Presbytery and is serving his call with the Ministry to the Military and Internationals (MMI), a commission of the Southeast Alabama Presbytery. MMI plants international churches in global cities. Pending the support they need to raise, Jonas and Pattie plan to move their family to Stavanger as soon as possible. They are currently living with family on the island of Karmøy. The link below will take you to MMI’s support page. To support Pastor Jonas, scroll down to “Jonas Stava – Stavanger, Norway,” after selecting the link.

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Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:20-21