Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame


Home to friends from all over the Peninsula!

You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

1 Peter 2:9-10

Centered on the love of God our Father, made most perfectly clear to us in Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, we believe the Holy Bible to be the sacred text which leads us to the heart of God, and the classic Presbyterian expressions of that faith to be true:

  • God is sovereign over all of life
  • We are saved by grace through faith alone (and not by our “good works!”)
  • We are a “priesthood of believers” in which every person has an important role, and we all learn from each other as God speaks to us and through us

Regardless of who you are, or where you are on your faith journey, you’ll find a home with us to grow and serve. Join us as we seek to become transformed new people by the grace of God.

Join us at our worship services, small groups, Bible classes or at service opportunities where we aim to make a difference in the life of others. We have a place for you in this household!

Our Mission: To Know Christ and Make Him Known

Our Vision: To be the Most Loving Place in Town

At the First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame, we are utilizing a journey metaphor to describe the life of faith. Journeys are filled with movement, pauses, vistas, and companionship. The journey in contrast to a trip does not go and come back, but moves forward even when it is circling back over familiar ground with new intention and purpose. The journey’s destination, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, can be reached in a myriad of ways, yet seven distinct pathways structure the journey. As such the journey is surprising, unanticipated yet at the same time meticulously designed. Join us as we explore the 7 dimension of our Journey of Faith together.

  • Hearing the Gospel
  • Following Jesus Christ
  • Desiring to Be Like Jesus
  • Humbled in Faith
  • Graced by God’s Love
  • Empowered by Spirit
  • Sent into the World

How do I become a member of the church?

BurlPres offers New Member Courses throughout the year for those interested in joining the church. These gatherings are for anyone who would like to “make it official” with calling FPCB their church home, or anyone who has questions about what exactly that means.

In three sessions, among many questions we explore together are: How can we grow in our faith? What does it mean to be a Christian? What is the purpose and mission of our church? We encourage you to bring your own questions and join us for a time of lively discussion and warm friendship.

Led by pastors and leaders of the church, these classes are designed to give you an in-depth knowledge of our ministries and us. Check back soon for the next New Member Course announcement!