We are a Bible believing denomination which believes that the well-being of the church requires Presbyterian church government as well as faithful biblical teaching and practice at the congregational level. The word “Presbytery” comes from the Greek word presbyteros, which means “elder.” In the Presbyterian tradition, the congregation is always led by a group of godly men ordained as elders, and the churches of the region are united in their church government through the formation of presbyteries which include all of the ministers of the region and elder representatives from every established congregation. Ordinarily, a Presbyterian church also has bodies of elders even above her presbyteries, whether using synods or General Assemblies or both. In the OPC, the seventeen regional presbyteries are all under the General Assembly.
The Orthodox Presbyterian Church holds to the system of doctrine known as the Reformed faith, and we believe that the most accurate statement of these doctrines can be found in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms. A concise statement concerning our system of doctrine can be found on our denominational website.
If you have questions concerning any of these doctrines, or would like to speak personally to someone about what we believe, please contact Dave Holmlund, our Regional Home Missionary. He would be delighted to encourage you in your Christian faith and answer any questions you have about the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.