At First Church, our motto is, “We Love First,” based on Jesus’ teaching that loving God, each other and loving our neighbors is our top priority. We don’t do that perfectly, of course. No one does. But, it is the driving force of everything we do.

First Church is a United Methodist Church, founded in January of 1969, when ten people gathered to form Crocker Memorial Methodist Church, the first organized church in the seven-year old city of Coral Springs. They held their first service Easter Sunday of the same year with 20 members. Over the years, First Church has grown significantly, and has become a vital part of the Coral Springs community. In 2019, we will be celebrating 50 years of ministry.

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Our priorities

We believe in the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.
To love God, each other, and our neighbors—to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

We believe in the power of God, working through us, to transform people and places.
Everything we do is for the purpose of Kingdom transformation.

We believe that sharing the Gospel with the Next Generation is imperative.

We believe in outreach and hospitality that welcomes EVERYONE.

We believe that we are called to be fully-committed members of Christ’s Church.