There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28).
Welcome! In the name of our great Triune God, welcome to the website of the Church at Chantilly. May the Spirit bless you and keep you, so that you may offer to God what is pleasing to Him. May He fill you with reverence and joy in His presence!
We are located on the eastern side of Montgomery, Alabama, on the corner of Vaughn Road and Chantilly Parkway. We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA), with a rich heritage and a vision for the future. We invite you to join us as you are able.
"Giving the Gospel Away ... for the Joy of His Glory"
The roots of The Church at Chantilly can be traced all the way back to when the First Presbyterian Church of Montgomery was first formed in the fall of 1824. Being organized less than a year before First Baptist Church of Montgomery, the congregation carried the informal title of "First Church", as the oldest church congregation in Montgomery. Originally situated in the center of the city, First Church grew in membership to over 1000 members in the 1950s. Proud of a rich heritage, but faced with an aging membership and negative growth, Montgomery's first church relocated from downtown to Pike Road in 2000, one of the fastest growing areas in Montgomery county. Construction for a new fellowship/worship center was completed in 2005. Though plans for additional education, office, and sanctuary buildings were also completed, the church awaited the leading of the Lord before moving forward.
Since then, and for a number of different reasons, the local community (Pike Road and East Montgomery) has changed significantly. In addition, society at large has changed, bringing with it radically different spiritual needs, communication methods, generational preferences, and much more. In faith and after much prayer, the leadership and congregation of First Presbyterian Church took a long and hard look at how it could best minister the Gospel of Christ to the local community and realized that a number of changes were in order. Though doctrinal beliefs and leadership structures remained the same, the outward appearance and practice became more relaxed and simpler, very much like the simpler worship services practiced in the days of the apostles. In addition, believing that a congregation has an obligation toward those in the local community (which was Pike Road, not Montgomery), the congregation chose "The Church at Chantilly" as a new name for itself. In addition, she also chose to maintain a second name (much like a book sub-title) as "Historic First Presbyterian Church of Montgomery", in recognition of her roots. As part of this identity change, the last weekend in October 2017 was chosen as a time to celebrate and re-launch.
An Invitation to Consider (PDF).