240 East Washington Street

Martinsville, Indiana 46151


1956 & 1957

The first women, Catherine Shireman, Elsie Hardwick, and Ruth Rusie, were elected as deaconesses.  The first woman, Inez Reynolds, served as an elder. 


A new education wing which

included classrooms, a parlor,

choir room and large basement

was constructed.

Our History

2005-Keller Hall Addition

A major addition of a large meeting room, kitchen facilities and

renovation of the church was

performed as a result of a generous

estate gift by longtime

member Roxanna Keller.  

  • Finding Our Lives in Christ22:48
First Presbyterian Church


In 1880 church leaders decided to build a new building at the present location, 240 East Washington Street.  Construction and financing began and on August 21, 1881, the first service was held. The total cost of construction was $8,416.78.


The Presbyterian church was the second church to be organized in Martinsville, but was the first to have an official meeting place.  A church building was constructed in 1842 on the northwest corner of Jefferson and Jackson Streets, now the parking lot of the Martinsville Reporter.

1941-100th Anniversary

The stained glass windows facing Washington Street were installed

and dedicated on

December 4th, 1941.