Presbyterian Church of the Philippines
|Presbyterian Church of the Philippines|
|Moderator||Rev. Paul Lee Yong-doll|
|Associations||World Reformed Fellowship, Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches|
|Branched from||Presbyterian Church in Korea (HapDong)|
|Separations||Reformed Church in the Philippines|
The Church was founded by Presbyterian missionaries from Korea - especially the Presbyterian Church in Korea (HapDong) - they sought to revive the Presbyterian church, which was merged with the United Church in the Philippines. The leader of this movement was Rev. Choi Chang - Young, who worked in the Philippines with the Bible Society between 1974 and 1977. In 1977 Rev Kim Hwal - Young who had to leave from Vietname because the victory of the Communists arrived in the Philippines. He was unable to establish constructive relationship with the United Church in the Philippines. They founded the Evangelical Presbyterian Mission, and was registered by the government. Korean and Japanese missionaries were invited. Korean missionaries agreed to establish a Presbyterian denomination in 1981. The Evangelical Presbyterian Mission founded 4 local congregations by 1983. The number of evangelist grow but the tensions among them grew with them. The need of haronious collaboration culminated in the founding of a Seminary.
 The Presbyterian Theological seminary was founded in 1983. The First Presbytery was created in June 27, 1987. In 1989 a split occurred in the church the Reformed Church in the Philippines was formed. The Korean missionaries from many Presbyterian denomination was joined by the missionaries of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in the United States. In September, 1996 the four presbytery was organised and the first General Assembly was held. The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church is the sovereign and highest court of this denomination, and is the church's governing body. The General assembly meet normally annually, during the full week in October since 1996.
In the early 2000s the denomination had almost 150 congregations and more than 5,000 members.
The denomination subscribes the :
Solas of the Reformation 
- Sola Scriptura - Scripture Alone
- Sola Gratia - Grace Alone
- Sola Fide - Faith Alone
- Solus Christus - Christ Alone
- Soli Deo Gloria - Glory of God Alone
The church consist of almost 300 churches and 9 presbyteries. These are Northern Luzon Presbytery, Central Luzon Presbytery, Southern Luzon Presbytery - Bicol Sub - Presbytery, Cavite Presbytery, National Capital Region Presbytery North Matro, National Capital Region Presbytery South Merto, Visayas Presbytery - Southern Visayas Sub - Presbytery, Central Visayas Sub - Presnytery -, Western Wisayas Presbytery, Mindano Presbytery. This church has been a growing denomination through church planting in various parts in the Philippines, and want to establish congregations in every provinces. The headquarters of the church is located in Metro Manila. The Presbyterian Church in the Philippines is the largest Presbyterian denomination in the counrty.
Seminary and Theological Education 
The Presbyterian Theological Seminary exist to provide quality leadership programme. The Theological Seminary was formerly known as the Presbyterian School of Theology. The goal is to train ministry leaders for the Presbyterian Church in the Philippines and other evangelical churches. The founding President was Rev. Dr Hwal-Young. The name of the seminar was changed in 2011 to the present Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The church train Filippino ministerial candidates as well as foreign students from Myanmar, Bangladesh, Kenya, Gambia, Palestine and Vietnam.
History of the seminary 
The Presbyterian Theological Seminary was founded by the Presbyterian Church in Korea (HapDong) missionaries in 1983. The Seminary was started with module classes with ten students. The name was formerly the Presbyterian School of Theology, located in Quezon City. In 1985 the name was changed to Presbyterian Theological Seminary. It is located in Cavite since 1987. It offers different classes and degree programmes like Master of Divinity (M. Div.), Master of Ministry (M.M), Bachelor of Theology (B. TH.), and Bachelor of Church Ministry (B.C.M.).
International organisations 
- name="ourchurch1">"About Us". Presbyterian Theological Seminary-Philippines. Retrieved 2013-03-14.
- Adressdatenbank reformierter Kirchen und Einrichtungen
- General Secretary
- "About Us". Presbyterian Theological Seminary-Philippines. Retrieved 2013-03-14.
- The World Reformed Fellowship - Membership List