Gallatin First Presbyterian Church is registered by the Presbyterian Historical Society of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is an American Presbytierian and Reformed Historical Site. The Tennessee Historical Commission sign on the front lawn of the church reads: "The oldest church building in Gallatin in continuous existence. The church was organized October 25, 1828. The building was erected in 1836-37 and is an example of early Greek revival architecture. The sanctuary was used as a hospital by the Federal troops during the Civil War." First Presbyterian is a daughter church of Shiloh Presbyterian Church which was organized in 1793 and is presently located about six miles northeast of Gallatin. As members of the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee, we affirm the histroic Christian faith as expressed in the creeds and confessions of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and strive by our life and love to translate the faith into life.
Today, First Presbyterin Church stands as a monument to mission in the local community by suporting community ministries, such as Gallatin Day Care, Meals on Wheels, Gallatin C.A.R.E.S., Good Neighbor Mission, Home Safe, and Habitat for Humanity. Many community organizations, such as Boy and Girl Scouts, A.A.R.P., and Newcomers Club meet here. Beyond the local community there has been strong support for the Appalachai Service Project, Native American Vacation Bible School trip to North Dakota, and the missionary work of Leisa Wagstaff in Lesotho, South Africa.