Date Founded: 1810 - the first presbytery, 1829 - the first General Assembly
Members/Number of Clergy: 72,167/900 as of 2010.
Headquarters: 8207 Traditional Place, Cordova, Tennessee 38016
Publications: The Cumberland Presbyterian
Core Beliefs: The full Confession of Faith can be found in English and in Spanish at http://www.cumberland.org/gao/confession/
Short History: During the Great Awakening the PC(USA) Synod of Kentucky dissolved the Presbytery of Cumberland because of a dispute over clergy training and submission to the dictates of the Westminster Confession of Faith. In 1810, some of the clergy from the old Presbytery of Cumberland banded together in a new Presbytery of Cumberland outside the PC(USA). The number of churches affiliating with the new Presbytery grew and a Synod was formed in 1813 and the first General Assembly was held in 1829. For a detailed history see: http://www.cumberland.org/center/CPC_Home_Page/About_Us.html
Local Churches: There is an online church finder at http://mc.cumberland.org/findachurch. The closest church to campus is Heartsong Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 6800 S Hurstbourne Parkway Louisville, KY 40291. Most churches are located in the American South, particularly in TN, KY, and AL. Churches outside of North America are in Brazil, Columbia, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, and Macau.