Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest (P.C.A.)

Reformed University Fellowships (RUF) in the Pacific Northwest:


  • 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
  • Covenant College
  • Mission to North America
  • Reformed University Fellowship - Campus ministries.
  • Mission to the World
  • Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship
  • Discipleship Ministries

    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).
  • Geneva College
  • 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
  • Calvin College
  • Dordt College
  • Reformed Church in America
  • United Reformed Church in US
  • Reformed Church in the United States - History

    Barry McWilliams has been a Teaching Elder in the Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest since 1979.
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