Join us for our official Groundbreaking celebration service on Sunday, November 24th at 3:00 pm on the church grounds.

Encouraging people to learn, show and share God's love through service and support

Old church cornerstone photo with virtual text overlay "rebuilding in 2020"

On July 22, 2018 our historic church building was destroyed by a fire,  HOWEVER we, "the church", are still present in Girard.

Virtual image of construction sign with Bible verse Ezra 9:9

The many contributions and prayers that we have received from churches, businesses, and individuals continue to bless us. We are committed to continuing our ministry in Girard and rebuilding plans are in progress. Thank you once again for your donations through Erie Gives.

Girard Presbyterian GoFundMe QR code

You can help us rebuild some of the programs and ministry that insurance will not cover on our GoFundMe page.

>> Click Here to Donate <<


We are a caring community of folks of all ages who gather each week to joyfully worship God. Our worship service style is traditional, with some contemporary songs sung on some Sundays. One Sunday each month, communion is usually observed.

We have a bell choir, chancel choir, men’s breakfast group, women’s group, and Sunday school classes for all ages, including nursery care.

We are part of the PCUSA but do not hold to many of the liberal beliefs of some in our denomination. Please contact the church with any questions you may have.

My door is open and we pray that God will lead people to our church who will feel welcome and become part of this church family.

Pastor Nicola  

Rev. Nicola (Italian for Nicholas) Vitiello is a graduate of Grove City College and earned his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  Rev. Vitiello has been our pastor since 2011.     

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First Presbyterian Church of Girard, Pa.
at the corner of Church Street & Main St E (US Rt 20)
Girard, PA  16417

Regular Worship Schedule
  • We are holding most church services at the Lake City Presbyterian Church
    Lake City Presbyterian Church signboard
  • Sunday School for all ages at 9:30am (mid Sept - mid May) 
  • Sunday morning worship is at 11:00am
  • Christmas Eve service - Dec. 24th @ 5:00pm
  • Summer worship 10:30 am (1st Sunday in June until Labor day weekend)

Contact us!

  •  Mailing address for donations & correspondence: 
P.O. Box 106, Girard, PA 16417
  •   Email:  Office@GirardPC.org
  •  Phone:   814-774-3985
Regular office hours are Mon–Fri, 9:00am–12:00pm  
(our temporary office is across the street in the white building at 259 Main St E)

The First Presbyterian Church of Girard recently celebrated 175 years of ministry in northwestern Pennsylvania. 
A complete written history was compiled for this celebration and can be read by clicking here.

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