Friends of First Parish Meetinghouse, P.O. Box 3754, Plymouth, MA 02361
Speakers & Ministers
Befitting its role in the story of America, First Parish Meetinghouse has hosted many notable figures from American history.
Many notable ministers, including John Cotton in 1667 and Dr. James Kendall in 1800 would lead the congregation as our nation grew from a colonial settlement into the United States of America.
In the 19th century, First Parish hosted many orators and national figures, such as: Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, & Charles Francis Adams.
In 1976, during the nation’s bicentennial celebrations, Kendall Hall (which is First Parish's community room), hosted The Today Show with Jane Pauley.
Continuation of List of Ministers Serving First Parish
1939 - Floyd J. Taylor
1946 - George N. Marshall
1952 - Charles C. Forman
1965 - Gerald R. Krick
1971 - Horace L. Bachelder
1981 - William E. Gardner, Interim
1982 - Robert L'H. Miller
1992 - Doris A. Hunter, Interim
1994 - Michael R. Leduc
2003 - Robert RN Ross, Interim
2005 - Sarah Clark
2008 - David Johnson, Interim
2010 - Gerald (Jay) Libby
2013 - Ed Hardy
All donations to Friends of First Parish Meetinghouse are tax-deductible. We are a nonprofit charitable organization that has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service under the terms of section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.