Reformed Preaching. Reformed Worship. For God’s Glory and Your Joy.

Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Norway! We are an international mission church of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA)— an evangelical denomination that is "faithful to the Scriptures, true to the Reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission." We exist to glorify God that Norwegians and internationals might enjoy him forever.

In short, we are a fellowship of Norwegians and internationals who love God and have a heart for Reformed theology and worship. Above all, we preach the Word of God and believe with our Lord Jesus Christ that, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God" (Matthew 5:4).

Services are in English.

All are welcome.

Our Passion

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

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You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 16:11

Join Us for Worship

We gather every Lord's Day (Sunday) at 11:00 for morning worship. Services are held at the Clarion Hotel Stavanger. Parking and public transportation options are nearby.

Meet Our Pastor


Rev. Matthew Stanghelle

Pastor Matt is a Minnesota native who has many family ties to Norway. He is married to Deborah, and they have four children. They consider it a great privilege to church plant in the land of Matt's forefathers. Matt is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

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