Welcome, and thank you for visiting First Reformed Presbyterian Church of Durham online. We are a congregation of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America and are committed to testifying to the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in Durham and the greater Research Triangle area. We are a church committed to worshiping the Lord according to His word, giving of ourselves for the benefit of one another, and living lives of open repentance


We hope that our website will give you a sense for who we are and what we believe, and will encourage you to join us in worshiping and serving our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Worship Services

Sunday Morning Services begin at 10:30 AM, followed by a bag Lunch Meal and fellowship at 12:15 PM, and Sunday School at 1:10 PM. Our Sunday Evening Bible Study and Prayer Meeting begins at 7:00 PM. 

*The Lord's Supper is observed each Lord's Day. The Lord's Table is open to (1) members of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America in good standing, (2) as well as visitors who have been interviewed by the session. Please arrive before 10:15 AM if you desire to be interviewed for admission to the Lord's Table. For more on our denomination's practice on Session-Controlled Communion, please see This Pamphlet.


Wednesday Evening Bible Study and Prayer Meeting begins at 7:00 PM. Contact us for other ongoing studies. 


We are practicing social distancing in the pews. We are a small congregation that allows this practice. There are masks available at the church for anyone who has a need for one. 

For those joining in the Fellowship Meal following the Morning Worship Service please bring your own lunch in order to curtail any spread of the virus. 

Services are held at 1316 Watts Street, Durham, NC 27701. We are located northwest of downtown Durham, near the Duke East Campus and can be easily reached from I-85. Our building is handicap accessible.

Meeting Times

Lord’s Day (Sunday)

Morning Worship - 10:30 AM
Fellowship Meal - 12:15 PM
Class Hour - 1:10 PM

Bible Study/Prayer - 7:00 PM

Wednesday Evening

Bible Study/Prayer - 7:00 PM

Contact Information

1316 Watts St.

Durham, NC 27701

Tel: (919) 908-8327

Pastor Kent Butterfield

Email: kentbutterfield@yahoo.com

Tel: (571) 439-2033