We have ministered to college students and faculty for more than 140 years.

First Pres has long been blessed with a vibrant community of undergraduates, graduate students, and instructors. The church was created to minister to the growing community at the University of California, but our university population also includes students and faculty from Mills College, Berkeley City College, Diablo Valley College, and more.

Wherever you are from, we welcome you!

Undergraduate Ministries


On Wednesday evenings, the Fellowship of College and University Students (FoCUS) offers intentional community and radical hospitality, life-giving worship, and thoughtful conversations on issues that matter for college students in Berkeley.

2:42 House

Located on the First Pres campus, the 2:42 House is a place where up to eight university students live in intentional Christian community. This community is rooted in the words of Acts 2:42: “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”

Our hope is that students complete their education at UC Berkeley or other local colleges with a redefined and reinvigorated view of Christian vocation and how this view will shape their lives. We want each resident to become better able to discern God’s unique call in their lives, moving them beyond merely “getting a job” to discovering rich resources for lifelong Christian stewardship.

For more information on the 2:42 House, contact info@fpcberkeley.org.