Our name describes us well. The EPC is both evangelical and Presbyterian. We are evangelical in our zeal for the Gospel, as well as, evangelism, missions and living obediently as followers of Jesus. At the same time, we are rooted deeply in the Protestant Reformation and especially the theological and pastoral work of John Calvin. We embrace the Westminster Confession of Faith as our doctrinal standard and the rule of spiritually mature elders linked together regionally as the best way to guide local congregations. (read more...)
A Word from the Executive Council
The Presbytery of the Alleghenies celebrated its first 5 years at the 20th Stated Meeting in September, 2016. Since our inception:
We have grown from 15 churches to 72 churches, representing nearly 16,500 members, with five more churches actively pursuing reception into the presbytery.
We have been supporting 3 church plants during this time and now will be supporting a fourth church plant in the Youngstown area.
Twenty-five pastoral candidates have been nurtured by our presbytery thus far. Seven of these candidates have completed candidacy and are now ordained.
We launched an Engage 2025 project in Sierra Leone that has helped create seven churches in seven remote villages.
Our instructional manual for training and preparing church leaders is considered the standard bearer for all presbyteries.
Under the leadership of Rev. Bob Stauffer, our presbytery is helping churches to think strategically about the vitality of their ministry. This effort is supporting a national effort to improve church vitality within the denomination.
Our efforts to connect through ministry networks is bearing fruit, with nearly 75% of our churches engaged with one another for support and ministry collaboration