About First Presbyterian Church of Trenton

First Presbyterian Church of Trenton is a community of faith rooted in the love of God. We believe worship is not just found in prayer or singing, it’s something expressed in everything we do. We are located in the heart of Trenton, NJ, which allows us to partner with many non-profits in the area as we serve God with one another. Founded in 1712, the history of our congregation is rich, and we love to share about what God has done in our community both historically and today! Join us on Sunday mornings if you're looking for a welcoming church home in the Trenton, NJ area!

Click here to read more about what we believe as a PC(USA) worshipping community.

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Our Leadership and Staff

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Marcus C. Lambright

Reverend Marcus C. Lambright became FPC Trenton’s Temporary Pastor for Congregational Life in April of 2019. Before coming to Trenton, Marcus was the Transitional Pastor at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church in Princeton, NJ. Minister Lambright is a graduate of Muskingum University and Princeton Theological Seminary and is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He lives in Princeton with his wife Kelsey, who is a doctoral candidate at Princeton Seminary. Marcus sees exciting opportunities in the rapidly changing church and the world.

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Molly Dykstra

The Reverend Molly Dykstra became FPC Trenton’s Temporary Pastor for Ministry Resources in October of 2019. She currently serves as the Mercer County COAD Chair, and was most recently the Transitional Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Trenton, NJ. A native of northwest California, Molly graduated from the University of California at Davis and Princeton Theological Seminary; served congregations in Mexico City, Mexico, in Dubuque, Iowa, and across the former Presbytery of New Brunswick in pastoral ministry, children’s and family ministry, resourcing, leadership development, and early childhood education. She was 2019 Moderator of the Presbytery of New Brunswick and a 2019 GreenFaith Fellow. An environmental advocate, Molly owns Green Paper Cup, a compostable disposables company, and delights in all things green. She lives with her husband, Robert, a professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, and two children. You can reach her at fpctrenton.property@gmail.com.

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Vaughn Hinman

Vaughn is the Sexton at FPC Trenton. He has worked on numerous projects to beautify the church, including the intimate chapel adjacent to the community room. He has been a member of the church since the mid 70's. Prior to his work as a sexton, he worked the commissary at the Trenton Correctional Facility. He is a valuable member of the church community and of Trenton!