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Denominations - Protestant

Short profiles of selected Christian denominations in the U.S.

About the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America

Date Founded:  1743 (First American congregation)  First presbytery organized in 1798.

Membership/Number of Clergy:  6,799/152 as of 2010.

Headquarters:  Reformed Presbyterian Church, 7408 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Schools & Seminaries:  Geneva College and Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Publications:  Reformed Presbyterian Witness  Crown and Covenant Publications is the publishing arm of the church.


Core Beliefs: "Our beliefs all stem from a full commitment to the authority of the Bible as the inerrant, infallible Word of God."  "We believe that God desires His Church to set forth clear statements of her system of doctrine that can be supported from Scripture."  "Our musical praise employs God’s Word only, thus making use of the divinely inspired Book of Psalms of the Bible. In keeping with the New Testament Church’s directive for heart worship, we sing without the aid of musical instruments."  Only men may be elders, both ruling and teaching, but men and women can be deacons. 

Short History:  The best history of the RPCNA is the Subsequent history section of this Wikipedia article.

Local Churches:   There are no RPCNA churches in Kentucky.  The closest church to Louisville is Reformed Presbyterian Church of Columbus, 550 N. National Rd., Columbus, IN 47201-7815.  The church finder is on the website at

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