Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
|Menlo Park Presbyterian Church|
|Denomination||ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians|
|Senior pastor(s)||John Ortberg|
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, or MPPC, is a congregation located in Menlo Park, California. It was officially organized November 30, 1873. Its congregation has over 3,382 members as of 2012. It was listed as the 17th Most Influential Church in America according to a 2007 survey.
The original site was donated less than a year after the church was founded, and MPPC met for 76 years at 700 Santa Cruz Avenue and Chestnut, until the church built its current facility at 950 Santa Cruz Avenue in 1950, where it remains now. The Open Doors campaign led to the openings of two new campuses: the North Campus in San Mateo and the South Campus in Mountain View, in 2007 and 2008. The church also holds two Sunday services at the site of its original location, 700 Santa Cruz Avenue, behind Ace Hardware store.
MPPC is led by Senior Pastor John Ortberg, widely known evangelical author and speaker.
On March 2nd, 2014, the congregation voted to affirm the recommendation of the session to depart the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in order to realign with the ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians denomination.
- 50 Most Influential Churches in America
- Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, Welcome to Seekers & Joiners booklet