HISTORY OF THE CPCA

We have history and affiliation with the Presbyterian and Reformed family of churches. Our roots go back to the Presbyterian beginnings in Switzerland and Scotland. The divisions which led to the formation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church can be traced back to the First Great Awakening.

 

At that time, Presbyterians split between the Old Side (mainly congregations of Scottish and Scots-Irish extraction), who favored a doctrinally-oriented church with a highly-educated ministry; and a New Side (mainly of English extraction) who put greater emphasis on the revivalistic techniques championed by the Great Awakening. 

WHY WE EXIST

Since the government of the church should have order and be effective, it is necessary that it possess clear and reasonable form. The legislative, administrative, and judicial bodies, also referred to as judicatories, are in regular gradation - session, presbytery, synod, and the General Assembly. 

AFFIRMATION OF MINISTRY

We affirm the Great Commission of Christ (Matthew 28: 19-20). We celebrate our faith through corporate worship. We seek to save the lost, to console the broken hearted, and to assist the needy. We seek to fulfill our mission through local churches, presbyteries, synods and a General Assembly.

 

VISION OF MINISTRY

To be a people united in one faith known to the world as the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America, called to continuing the ministry of Jesus Christ as a multi-cultural inclusive, nurturing and equipping family.

 
 

Officers OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Moderator

Rev. Dr. Theodis Acklin 

Huntsville Presbytery

Vice-Moderator

Rev. Michael Jones

Tenn. Valley Presbytery

Stated Clerk  

Elder Craig A. White

Huntsville Presbytery

Engrossing Clerk

Rev. Lela Fencher

Tuscaloosa Presbytery

THE  

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

EXECUTIVE BOARD

(Clockwise) Elder Leon Cole (Former Moderator), Rev. Michael Jones (Vice Moderator),

Rev. Endia Scruggs, Rev. Dr. Anthony Johnson, Rev. Elton Hall, Rev. Dr. Lynne Herring;  Elder Nick Underwood, Rev. Perry Jackson, Rev. Barbara Clemons,

Elder Craig A. White (Stated Clerk)

Birmingham Presbytery

Florence Presbytery

Huntsville Presbytery

South Alabama Presbytery

Tennessee Valley Presbytery

Tuscaloosa Presbytery

KY States Synod

Clevelend Ohio Presbytery

Ohio Valley Presbytery

Tennessee Synod

Elk River Presbytery

Hiwasssee Presbytery

New Hopwell Presbytery

Texas Synod

Angelina Presbytery

Brazos River Presbytery

East Exas Presbytery

 

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