About JupiterFIRST

Our Beliefs

The best statements of beliefs are clear, simple, and time-tested. Some churches choose to define themselves by what they are against; we want to be known for what we are for… 

Our Vision and Values

We are disturbed by much of what we see in modern USAmerican church culture. We are a church that models the progressive change that we hope to see more broadly in all churches… 


JupiterFIRST is led by a talented team of individuals dedicated to Christ and community…

Who we are

Here’s the deal, JupiterFIRST Church cares about one thing more than anything else, Jesus Christ. JupiterFIRST is a family of individuals who have found hope in Jesus and are on a journey to help others walk in step with Him.

Where we come from

JupiterFIRST Church was started in 1983 by Rev. Ned and Lynn Barnes as a plant of the United Church of Christ. They imagined a church that welcomed individuals and families of all types. A church that didn’t just use the word “welcoming” but actually was welcoming—where everyone had a seat at the table regardless of personal history, sexual identity, family status, or ethnic background.

Where we’re headed

What’s the bottom line? More than ever, JupiterFIRST Church is committed to fostering a community that is diverse, spiritually connected, welcoming, biblically-literate, enthusiastic of both ancient and modern worship, overflowing with joy, and absolutely bursting at the seams with grace. At the core of our mission, we are a future-focused congregation that is pioneering the way for the next generation of churches.  

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, it means that you will always be welcome at JupiterFIRST Church. No exceptions. Ever. Wherever you are, whoever you are, however you are, you’ll always be accepted as part of our family. Period.

Beyond that, if you’re ready to plan your first visit, click here. If you want to learn more about what we believe as a church, click here. Or, if you’d simply like to get in touch with a person on our lead team directly, fill out the form below.


We can’t wait to meet you!