The Orthodox Presbyterian Church

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: The Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Denomination type: Presbyterian Bodies
Year Reporting: 2010
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Description: On June 11, 1936, certain ministers, elders and lay members of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. withdrew from that body to form a new denomination. Under the leadership of the late Rev. J. Gresham Machen, noted conservative New Testament scholar, the new church determined to continue to uphold the Westminster Confession of Faith as traditionally understood by Presbyterians and to engage in proclamation of the gospel at home and abroad.
The church has grown modestly over the years although having suffered early defections, most notably one in 1937 that resulted in the formation of the Bible Presbyterian Church under the leadership of Dr. Carl McIntire. It now has congregations throughout the states of the continental United States and in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Ontario.
The denomination is a member of the North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council and the International Conference of Reformed Churches.
607 N. Easton Rd., Bldg. E, Willlow Grove, PA 19090-2939, Tel. (215)830-0900 Fax (215)830-0350
Media Contact, Stated Clerk, Rev. George R. Cottenden

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 607 N. Easton Rd., Bldg. E
Address line 2:
City: Willow Grove
State: Pennsylvania
Zip Code: 19090-2539
Country: United States
Phone: (215)830-0900

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Stated Clerk., Rev. George R. Cottenden
Phone: n/a
Email: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Rev. George R. Cottenden
Position: Stated Clerk
Phone: (215)830-0900

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 22,134
Other Members: 7,708
Total Inclusive Members: 29,842
Total Churches: 269
Average Attendance: 23,194
Membership Calculation Method: Census

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 0
Other Service to the Church: 0
Retired: 0
Total Clergy: 0

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 0
Pupils: 0
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 0

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $6,959,769.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $41,396,760.00
Total Financial: $4,835,652,900
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures