August 2, 2012

More Presbyterians Become Evangelical

Jessica Lipsky, San Ramon Express

Danville's Community Presbyterian Church recently succeeded from its mother church in favor of joining a more conservative organization. Amidst differences in opinion on gays in the clergy and interpretation of the Bible, CPC split from Presbyterian Church USA and moved to Evangelical Presbyterian Church on June 3.

Located on West El Pintado Road, 96 percent of parishioners at the 1,850-member CPC voted to succeed in September 2010. In a position statement, CPC concluded that associating with PCUSA was not the most effective path to further its mission and purpose. EPC, a community of Presbyterian churches established in 1981, is more aligned "with our theological beliefs, our mission outreach, our vision and calling to fulfill the Great Commission."

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TAGGED: Evangelicals, Presbyterian Church USA


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