Orthodox Presbyterian Church
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P.O. Box P,
607 N. Easton Road, Bldg. E.
Willow Grove, PA 19090-0920,
United States of America (North America)
Telephone: +1 215 830-0900
Fax: +1 215 830-0350
Email: duff.1@opc.org
Address-No.: 112215 / 3209

Information in the internet:

URL: http://www.opc.org/
Languages of the website: English

The Orthodox Presbyterian Church was formed in 1936 by a group leaving the Presbyterian Church USA. Led by J. Gresham Machen, a professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, a group formed a separate foreign mission society. When they refused to disband, the PCUSA suspended them. They first called themselves the Presbyterian Church in America, but had to change their name in 1938. Westminster Seminary, while always an independent school, had close ties with the OPC in the early days and has had a broad impact on conservative Presb churches, including many foreign churches. The church is active in foreign and domestic missions, with headquarters near Philadelphia. Members are found in 13 presbyteries across the USA, but the church is strongest in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California.

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Statistic data of church

total: 22186
(conventionally): 192
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 42
Ordained clergy
total: 366
no women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 28
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 0

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
13 Presbytery, General Assembly
Official languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Westminster Confession (1646/47)
  • Westminster Larger Catechism (1547)
  • Westminster Shorter Catechism (1647)
Partner churches

International assiciations

Members and partners:


last update: 05.03.2004
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