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From the Pastor

Congratulations on your engagement! Marriage is a wonderful union between a man and a woman that blesses the world through the years in countless ways. Weddings are a joyful service of worship through which the union of husband and wife images the love of Jesus Christ for his bride, the Church. First Presbyterian conducts weddings just for active members of our church and their children. All of us at the church are eager to assist in every way possible to make a member’s wedding a glorious day.
So many details go into a wedding. We’ve been thinking about them for years! Our wealth of experience of what makes for a joyous Christian wedding underlies the policies and procedures set out in this booklet. Please take some time to read through them. These policies have served us well in the past to create not only wonderful weddings but to encourage terrific marriages.
Next, contact our wedding coordinator, Sherry Tucker, to secure a date and get the process rolling ( or 225.620.0224). 
First Presbyterian values premarital counselling as a crucial part of your preparation. Our pastors are trained to guide participants in an introduction to the meaning of marriage and marriage dynamics. More extensive counselling is available through our Baton Rouge Christian Counselling Center.
Then, as the big day arrives, we’ll do everything we can to help your rehearsal and ceremony go smoothly. The pastors, staff and I look forward to helping you get off to a great start in the exciting adventure of Christian marriage.
Gerrit S. Dawson, Senior Pastor