Menlo Park Presbyterian Church
|Menlo Park Presbyterian Church|
|Location||950 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025|
|Denomination||ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians|
|Founded||November 30, 1873|
|Senior pastor(s)||John Ortberg|
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, called Menlo Church, is a congregation located in Menlo Park, California, San Mateo, Mountain View and San Jose. It was officially organized November 30, 1873. Its congregation has over 3,863 members as of 2016. 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. In 2015 the church renamed itself Menlo Church to unify the different campuses, and also launched a Menlo San Jose campus.
Menlo Church is led by Senior Pastor John Ortberg, widely known evangelical author and speaker.
On March 2, 2014, the congregation voted to affirm the recommendation of the session to depart Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in order to realign with ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians denomination.