Jesus said “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:19-20)
In spring and early summer of 2002, two brothers from Seattle Taiwanese Christian Church shared a common vision of evangelism burden and, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, determined to establish a Taiwanese church on the east side of Lake Washington.
A few families began prayer and Bible study meetings and approached Seattle Presbytery for guidance. After a period of time, and under Seattle Presbytery Director, Dr. Rev. Boyd A. Stockdale’s encouragement and acceptance, the group established the first Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in the Pacific Northwest. In September 15th, 2002, a group 16 people held the first Sunday service at the Taiwan Culture and Education Foundation office in Bellevue.
In October 20, 2002, the church relocated to Newport Presbyterian Church in Bellevue, and in November 19th, 2002, the church was formally accepted as a fellowship member within the Seattle Presbytery. In March 16th, 2003, the church once again relocated to Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, where we have our worship services since. With God’s Grace, the help from Catalyzing Missional Communities Committee, and the supports from the Seattle Presbytery, the First Taiwanese Presbyterian Church completed charter process, and on April 14, 2013, formally recognized as a church within the Seattle Presbytery, and under Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Despite some stormy times in past years, the blessings of the Lord have helped the church endured all challenges. We are convinced that the presence of God is with us, and He is the power that motivates us in sharing the gospel. We seek the Holy Spirit to be with us continuously, and continue to guide our path forward. May all the glory be to God, the Holy Trinity.
經由祈禱與查經聚會一段時間後，終於在美國長老教會西雅圖中會總幹事Dr. Rev. Boyd A. Stockdale的鼓勵與接納之下，設立了美國西北地區 (包括華盛頓州、俄勒岡州、蒙他那州及愛達荷州)的第一個台灣人的基督長老教會，命名為第一台灣基督長老教會。2002年九月15日(禮拜日)在Bellevue的台灣文化教育基金會的辦公室舉行第一次的主日禮拜，共有16人參加。
2002年十月20日，教會搬到位於 Bellevue 的 Newport Presbyterian Church 聚會。2002年十一月19日的西雅圖中會會議中正式接納本會為西雅圖中會的一員。2003年三月16日，教會再搬到位於 Mercer Island 的 Mercer Island Presbyterian Church 聚會，直到現在。感謝上帝，本會已於2013年四月14日升格為堂會。