Mebane First Presbyterian Church was organized in October, 1864 under the leadership of Rev. W.A. Scott, a slave who a member of Hawfields Presbyterian Church. The name was changed to the Second Presbyterian Church when it was renovated under the pastorate of Dr. I. H. Russell.
In 1966, the Second Presbyterian Church and Scott Elliott Presbyterian Church of Graham joined to form Yadkin United Presbyterian Church.
For many years the Christian influence of Mebane First Presbyterian and the educational work and service of Yadkin Academy, a school supported by the board of Presbyterian Missions, were the only institutions devoted to the training and development of the African American youth of Mebane and surrounding communities. Yadkin Academy was influential in sending may young men and women to Presbyterian Schools of higher learning such as Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC and Barber Scotia College in Concord, NC and other institutions of higher learning.
On December 31, 1997, the church name reverted back to its original name Mebane First Presbyterian Church.
MEBANE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
855 West Holt Street
Mebane, NC 27302
Mebane First Presbyterian Church. Founded in 1864. Building constructed in1868.
Second Presbyterian Church. Dedicated in 1938 and used until 1972 when a new building was erected on the church’s property.