PLAN A VISIT

We know visiting a new church for the first time can be somewhat intimidating and stressful, so we

try to make the process as easy as possible for you and your family. We have a great team that will

greet you when you walk in the doors who can direct you and answer any questions you may have. 

Our warm and welcoming team will help make your experience at First Church DeRidder a great one!

Service times

First Church meets every week on Sundays and Wednesdays at 120 Mahlon Street in the heart of DeRidder, Louisiana. 


SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP

Sundays at 9:00am & 11:00am

Live stream via Facebook or YouTube at 11:00 am


FAMILY PRAYER

Mondays at 5:00-7:00pm


MID-WEEK SERVICE

Wednesdays at 7:00pm


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what can i expect?

WHAT IS A CHURCH SERVICE LIKE AT FIRST CHURCH?

In service at First Church you will experience the hope, love, and joy that come from being in the presence of God and among a like-minded community of people. You'll be greeted by friendly smiles, you'll have the opportunity to engage in a dynamic worship service, you'll hear the preached Word, and you'll have the ability to come to an altar where you can find an undeniable, life-changing experience with Jesus Christ. It's our desire that you feel the love of God at First Church throughout your visit, and we're intentional about ensuring your time with here is positive and rewarding. 

HOW LONG IS A TYPICAL SERVICE?

A First Church service is usually about 90 minutes in length. Services begin with the First Church Worship Team leading the church in music. Song lyrics are projected onto the screens so you can sing along and/or engage with worship however you feel most comfortable. After the worship set, one of our pastors will take the pulpit to minister a dynamic, engaging Jesus-centered message. 


WHAT'S THE CULTURE LIKE AT FIRST CHURCH?

Sundays at First Church are exciting and engaging. Wednesdays we are a bit more relaxed, but still engaging. We invite you to come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our guest. We like to say that you will visit as our friend, but you will leave as family. 

What about my kids?

First Church DeRidder is a family church; we prioritize offering an engaging experience for every member of the family, including your children. We believe that your kids should enjoy coming to church, so we strive to make their experience exciting and positive. 


The Tribe Student Ministry and Alpha Kids Ministry are in effect every Wednesday night at 7:00 pm. We have weekly classes for ages 4-11 in our main building and once a month we host Kidz Club in our Children's Chapel at the Family Life Center. Each Wednesday we also offer a dynamic service for students ages 12-18 in the Youth Chapel at the Family Life Center. 


Alpha Babies is our nursery for ages 6 months through 3 years and is offered every regularly scheduled service. We have a professional staffed nursery that maintains strict safety standards to ensure that your child is well cared for and protected during your visit to First Church.