Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States

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Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States
Classification Protestant
Orientation Presbyterian, Reconstructionist
Origin 1983
Cumming, Georgia
Separated from Presbyterian Church in America
Separations Reformed Presbyterian Church – Hanover Presbytery, Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly
Congregations 9

The Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States is a small Presbyterian denomination with twelve congregations in the United States. The RPCUS was established in 1983, subscribes to the unrevised[1] Westminster Confession and upholds biblical inerrancy. The denomination identifies itself as being theonomic.[2]

The "mother" church of the RPCUS was Chalcedon Presbyterian Church (currently located in Cumming, Georgia), which left the Presbyterian Church in America to become the first member of the new denomination. Chalcedon Church, whose pastor remains the Rev. Joe Morecraft III, was joined in 1987 by Covenant Presbyterian Church, which grew out of a Reformed Bible study group held in Buford, Georgia. The study group had been partially under the headship of the Rev. Wayne Rogers; Covenant Church is led today by the Rev. Christopher B. Strevel.

The nine current RPCUS congregations include four in Georgia, two in Virginia, and one each in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Ecuador. The Reformed Presbyterian Church – Hanover Presbytery split from the RPCUS in 1991.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morecraft, Joe. "Why the RPCUS has the Original 1646 Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms Unrevised". Retrieved 18 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Otis, John. "RPCUS Distinctives and the Westminster Standards". Zion Presbyterian Church. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 

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