Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest (P.C.A.)
The Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest consists of Presbyterian Church in America (P.C.A.) churches in Washington State, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.
The P.C.A. is a growing denomination in the United States, with over 1,545 churches and 347 missions throughout the USA and Canada. There were 374,161 communicant and non-communicant members as of 2016.
Most of the Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest congregations are small, some don't have their own buildings, but they are rich in fellowship. The preaching is expository and both Bible- and Christ-centered, and sermons can be sampled on the web sites below. Worship within the presbytery's churches tends to be a blend of traditional Presbyterian liturgy and contemporary "seeker friendly" styles. Some congregations have taken a lead in adapting old hymns to new music. "Reformed" defines the doctrinal beliefs of the Presbyterian Church in America, which holds that the purest expressions of Scriptural doctrine are found in the Calvinistic creeds, particularly the Westminster Confession of Faith. Though the churches have a rich heritage; their leadership is forward looking and eager to face the challenges of ministry in the largely unchurched, secular and postmodern culture which is found in the Pacific Northwest.
The Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest's Teaching and Ruling Elders meet three times a year, and delegates participate in the General Assembly held in the early summer.
This page provides links to Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest Congregations' Home Pages, their Facebook and Twitter pages, and Audio Sermons which are available on many of their sites; as well as links to information on the Presbyterian Church in America, its agencies; and other Presbyterian and Reformed Denominations. For contact information, service times, maps and directions, see each church's individual web site. Many of the Churches have Facebook and Twitter Pages as well.
- Trinity Church Seattle (Formerly Green Lake Presbyterian Church)is now located in Ballard, Wa.
Pastor David Richman
- Audio Sermons
- Ascension Presbyterian Church - Lynnwood, Wa.
Pastor Nate Hitchcock, - Audio Sermons
- Redeemer Redmond Church Redmond, Wa.
Pastor Jason Dorsey, Asst Pastor Hans Stout. -Audio Sermons
- Hope Presbyterian Church Bellevue, Wa --- Facebook
Pastor Martin Hedman - Audio Sermons
- Trinitas Presbyterian Church Bothell, Wa.
Pastor Dr Brant Bosserman Audio Sermons
- Grace Church Seattle, Seattle Wa.
Pastor John Haralson, Asst Drew Billups - Audio Sermons
- Grace Community Presbyterian Church Bremerton, Wa - Pastor Joel Zakahi
- Faith Presbyterian Church, Tacoma, Wa.
Pastor Steven Nicoletti , Pastor Emmeritus Dr. Robert Rayburn - Audio Sermons -- Covenant High School
- Grace Presbyterian Church, Mt. Vernon, Wa.
Pastor Evin Langley - Audio Sermons
- Resurrection Presbyterian Church Pullayup, Wa.
Pastor David Scott Videos
- Covenant Presbyterian Church, Issaquah, Wa.
(Pastoral Search) Associate Pastors Spenser Murphy Andrew Perkins Audio Sermons.
- Christ The Cornerstone Church, Seattle, Wa. Pastor Timothy Teopilus.
- Pacific Northwest Planting Network Charter is an association of presbyters working to start churches in the Puget Sound Region. Executive Director: Mike Kelly
- Liberty Bay Presbyterian Church Poulsbo, Wa.
Pastor Patrick Severson. - Audio Sermons
- Cross Sound Church, Bainbridge Island, Wa.
Pastor David Sellers, Asso Pastor Dave O'Connell Audio Sermons
- Crossroads in Lake Stevens, Lake Stevens, Wa.
Pastor Mansour Khajehpour - Audio Sermons
- Westminster Presbyterian Church Everett, Wa.
Pastor Brent Kilman - Sermons
- Westminister Presybterian Church, Vancouver, Wa.
Pastor C.R. Wiley - Audio Sermons
- Christ Church, Bellingham, Wa.
Pastor Nate Walker - Audio Sermons
- Coram Deo Presbyterian Church Spokane, Wa
Pastor Matt Allhands.
- Covenant Presbyterian Church Walla Walla, Wa.
(Pastoral Search) - Audio Sermons
- Presbytery's Mission Churches in Washington:
- Evergreen Presbyterian Church, Beaverton, Oregon.
Pastor Adam Parker Pastor Emeritas David Hopkins Audio Sermons.
- Ascension Presbyterian Church, Hillsboro, Oregon.
Pastor Eric Costa - Audio Sermons
- Chehalem Valley Presbyterian Church Pastor Mike Awtry - Audio Sermons
- Evergreen Presbyterian Church Salem, Oregon.
Pastor Christopher Bechtel. - Audio Sermons.
- City Church Eugene, Oregon
(Pastoral Search). - Audio Sermons
- Oaks Parish Portland, Oregon - Pastor Bryan Buck.
- Hope Presbyterian Church Portland, Oregon.
Pastor Charlie Shaw - Audio Sermons
Reformed University Fellowships (RUF) in the Pacific Northwest:
ALASKA AND IDAHO:
RedeemerPresbyterian Soldotna, Kenai, AK
Pastor Jeff Glover Audio Sermons
Faith Presbyterian Church Anchorage, Alaska.
Pastor Jerid Krulish Audio Sermons
All Saints Presbyterian Church Boise, Id.
Pastor Justin Poythress. Asso. Fernando Freitas Audio Sermons
Boise Presbyterian Church Boise, Id.
Pastor Brian Frey Audio Sermons
Presbyterian Church in America - P.C.A.
What are "Presbyterians"? The "Presbyterian Church in America"? "Reformed churches" in the USA? The Westminster Confession of Faith?- Wikipedia articles
The vision of the P.C.A. is to be "faithful to the Scriptures, true to the reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. The P.C.A. exists to glorify God by extending the kingdom of Jesus Christ over all individual lives through all areas of society and in all nations and cultures. To accomplish this end the PCA aims to fill the world with churches that are continually growing in vital worship, in theological depth, in true fellowship, in assertive evangelism and in deeds of compassion." "Reformed" defines the doctrinal beliefs of the Presbyterian Church in America, which holds that the purest expressions of scriptural doctrine are found in the Calvinistic creeds, particularly the The Westminster Confession of Faith.
The P.C.A.'s "representative form of church government" is rooted in its name -- "presbyterian". Local churches are governed by elders (presbyters) elected by the church members. These include both pastors and lay leaders. This form of government extends through the regional presbyteries, which facilitate connectionalism, to the national General Assembly, which expresses PCA's connectionalism and the bond of union between/among all the churches. Our Book of Church Order reflects our "Presbyterianism". The Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest is just one of seventy-six PCA presbyteries in the USA and Canada.
The P.C.A's historic roots go back to the Presbyterian Churches of Scotland and the Covenanters; and includes as well courageous stands for God's Word against the inroads of Liberal theology both in the 1920's and 30's (in the Presbyterian Church (USA)); and in the 1960's and 70's (in the Presbyterian Church in the United States). Though the Presbyterian Church in America had its official beginnings in 1973. The Reformed Presbyterian Church, Evangelical Synod -- which had its roots going back to 1706 (in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.); and to 1774 (in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America,General Synod). Those two strands of the RPC,ES came together in 1965, when the Evangelical Presbyterians who had left the PCUSA because of the inroads of Liberalism in the 1930's merged with the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, General Synod. That merged body was then "joined and were received" into the PCA in 1982. The Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest was a presbytery of the RPC,ES in 1982, made up of churches in Washington State. The Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest's boundaries have grown with the addition of churches in Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. It also included the Western half of Canada for many years until that became the Western Canada Presbytery, PCA in 2006.
P.C.A. "Official Page" with links to denominational agencies
The Westminister Confession of Faith
and The P.C.A. Book of Church Order (BCO) - an online version
History of the PCA . . PCA Historical Center
Administrative Committee and PCA Presbyteries' Clerks and Websites -- On Line Presbyteries Map
P.C.A. Church Directory
By Faith: PCA News Online
Covenant Theological Seminary - External Studies
Reformed Theological Seminary - (Campuses) - Virtual Campus
Mission to North America
Reformed University Fellowship - Campus ministries.
Mission to the World
Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship
Other Presbyterian and Reformed Denominations:
Sorting out the Presbyterians - A chart of the various Presbyterian groups in the USA, with identication of their "initials." (2003).
Another Presbyterian Historical Chart (2005). . "Machen's Warrior Children" - Article by John Frame
North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council (NAPARC) a fellowship that enables the constituent churches to advise, council, and cooperate in various matters with one another and hold out before each other the desirability and need for organic union of churches that are of like faith and practice.
Orthodox Presbyterian Church - History
Westminister Theological Seminary -Distance Ed
Westminister Seminary California
Northwest Theological Seminary Fall, 2001
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (Covenanters) - Historical Archive - History of the
Reformed Presbyterian Church in America Rev. W. Melancthon Glasgow, 1888(800 pages).
Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church - History
Evangelical Presbyterian Church - History and other links
Presbyterian Church, USA - PCUSA HIstorical Center - The Presbyterian Outlook
Cumberland Presbyterian Church - History
Christian Reformed Church - History
Calvin Theological Seminary
Reformed Church in America
United Reformed Church in US
Reformed Church in the United States - History