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1 - Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is the largest Presbyterian denomination in the U.S. The PC(USA) was established by the 1983 merger of the Presbyterian Church in the United States with the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. It is in every U.S. state and has over 2.1 million members in more than 10,000 congregations.

For the most part, PC(USA) Presbyterians are fairly liberal on matters such as doctrine, environmental issues, sexual morality, and economic issues. Practically all other U.S. Presbyterian bodies (the Cumberland Presbyterians being a partial exception) profess some measure of doctrinal Calvinist propositionalism, literalist hermeneutics, and conservative politics.

It belongs to the National Council of Churches, World Alliance of Reformed Churches and World Council of Churches.

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Tue, Sep 21st - 3:06AM

2 - Presbyterian Church in America

The Presbyterian Church in America is the second largest Presbyterian church body in the United States after the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It has over 1700 churches and missions throughout the USA and Canada. There were over 340,000 communicant and non-communicant members. It was formed in December 1973 after separating from Presbyterian Church in the United States

The PCA professes a strong commitment to evangelism, missionary work, and Christian education. Its Mission to the World program has 519 career missionaries in almost 60 nations of the world, 169 two-year missionaries, and over 6500 short term missionaries. Individual PCA churches support an additional 690 career missionaries, covering over 130 nations. It has its own camp and conference center (Ridge Haven, Brevard, North Carolina); its own college (Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Ga., near Chattanooga, Tenn.); and seminary (Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.).

Two-thirds of the PCA's churches and members are in the Southeastern United States. The church maintains headquarters in Lawrenceville, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta.

The church declares its purpose to be "faithful to the Scriptures, true to the Reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission."

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Thu, Sep 16th - 3:41PM

3 - Evangelical Presbyterian Church

The Evangelical Presbyterian Church began as a result of prayer meetings in 1980 and 1981 by those increasingly alienated by liberalism in the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. The EPC is considerably more conservative than the Presbyterian Church (USA) on matters such as theology and personal behavior. However, it allows a greater degree of freedom in areas deemed to be non-essential to Reformed theology than the other major conservative Presbyterian bodies.

The EPC has about 90,000 members in 270 congregations. In recent years, more than 100 congregations have left the PCUSA to join the EPC. The Office of the General Assembly is located in Livonia, Michigan, near Detroit.

4 - Cumberland Presbyterian Church

The Cumberland Presbyterian Church has an active membership of less than 50,000 and about 800 congregations. In was formed in 1810 in Dickson County, Tennessee with members that had split from the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. It is now primarily located in the American South and border states, with strong concentrations in Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Missouri, southern Illinois, Arkansas, and Texas.

The denomination as a whole has a socially progressive tradition. Cumberland Presbyterians were among the first denominations to admit women to their educational institutions and to accept them in leadership roles including the ordained clergy.

5 - Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America

The Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America, a primarily African-American denomination, split from the primarily white Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1874.

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6 - Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church

The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church was formed from the merger of the Associate (Seceder) and most of the Reformed Presbyterian (Covenanter) churches in Philadelphia in 1782.

Today, the ARPC has about 41,000 members in 256 churches. Membership is concentrated in the Southeastern United States, especially North Carolina and South Carolina. There are also congregations in most states of the United States and churches in Canada, Mexico and Pakistan.

7 - Orthodox Presbyterian Church

The Orthodox Presbyterian Church was founded in Philadelphia in 1936 by conservative members of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. The more conservative members split from it a year after it was formed to create the Bible Presbyterian Church. The OPC now has about 28,000 members in 255 congregations.

8 - Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America

The Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America has been a separate denomination in the United States since colonial days when it was also referred to as Covenanters. Its 6,600 members are in 81 congregations in 21 U.S. states, Ontario, Quebec and Kobe, Japan.

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Thu, Sep 2nd - 4:28AM

9 - Bible Presbyterian Church

The Bible Presbyterian Church was formed in 1937 in Collingswood, New Jersey after separating from the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. It is fundamentalist in its orientation.

Groups of congregations separated from the church in 1956, 1982, 1979 and 2008 currently leaving the Bible Presbyterian Church with fewer than 30 congregations.

10 - Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States

The Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States was established in 1983 and subscribes to the Westminster Confession and upholds biblical inerrancy.

The twelve RPCUS congregations include five in Georgia, two in Tennessee, two in Virginia, and one each in North Carolina, Texas, and Ecuador.

11 - Westminster Presbyterian Church in the United States

The Westminster Presbyterian Church in the United States was constituted in January 2006 in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania.

The WPCUS strictly subscribes to the Westminster Standards (The Westminster Confession of Faith, the Larger Catechism, the Shorter Catechism, the Directory of Public Worship, the Directory for Family Worship, and the Form of Presbyterian Church Government) as they were originally adopted by the Church of Scotland (1645-48) and the colonies of North America (1716).

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