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

In an age when few churches preach the whole Bible, and too many have abandoned biblical worship, we strive to stand in the gap.

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. Lunch is provided. Services are held at the Clarion Hotel Stavanger. Special accommodations are made for families with young children. Parking and public transportation options are nearby.

Meet Our Pastors and Help Support the Mission

Matt Stanghelle and Jonas Stava are ordained pastors in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). They raise support to sustain our ministry. Whether you are a Stavanger resident looking for a solid Bible-believing and Bible-preaching church, or a global mission partner, we would be honored to have your support in this gospel mission.

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. Please help us keep Matt and Deborah in the field. 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 who has a heart to see the gospel flourish in his homeland. 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. Please help us keep Jonas and Pattie in the field. 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