Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Classification

Protestant

Orientation

Conservative Presbyterian, strict subscription to doctrinal standards

Origin

June 11, 1936

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Separated from

Presbyterian Church in the United States of America

Separations

Bible Presbyterian Church

Congregations

255

Members

27,990 total

= 449 ministers + 19,968 communicants + 7,573 non-communicant baptized members

Statistics for 2005[1]

The Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) is a small conservative Presbyterian denomination located primarily in the United States. It was founded by conservative members of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA) who strongly objected to the pervasive Modernist theology during the 1930s (see Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy). Led by J. Gresham Machen, who had helped found Westminster Theological Seminary, the church attempted to preserve historic Calvinism within a Presbyterian structure. The name signifies its professed adherence to orthodox Calvinist Protestant Christian teachings; it is not related to any branch of Eastern Christianity.

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