About Us

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Our Mission

The mission of CPC can be summarized in one phrase: to make disciples; this is the mission that Jesus Christ gave his Church in the Great Commission.

Our Beliefs

We hold to the absolute authority and sufficiency of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice, which centers on the Word of God become flesh – Jesus Christ.

We embrace the teachings of historic, orthodox Christianity: the Trinity, the deity and humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, his substitutionary death on the cross and bodily resurrection, the doctrines of free and sovereign grace, and salvation by grace through faith, just to name a few.

We believe that an accurate and comprehensive summary of the teaching of the Bible is to be found in the Westminster Confession of Faith .

Our Worship

God has made a three-part covenant declaration to His people throughout Biblical history: “I will be your God, you shall be my people, and I will dwell among you.”  When the assembled people of God hear this word regarding themselves, God is assuring them that they belong to Him, and that He is indeed their God, and that He will dwell in their midst.  God is renewing His covenant with His people as we assemble for corporate worship.

Christian worship must be fervently reverent, gloriously dignified, exceedingly joyful, thoroughly God-centered, and ardently focused upon the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Worship is God-centered, not man-centered.  God, not man, is the seeker toward whom we are to be sensitive in worship. We do not change our worship to accommodate the shifting desires and fads of the unbelieving culture.

Worship is a holy dialogue between God and His redeemed people. God speaks through His call to worship, assurance of pardon, reading of Scripture, preaching, sacraments, and benediction. His people respond with prayer, singing, confession of faith, and offerings.

Worship is simple. The reading and preaching of God’s word, prayer and praise, and sacraments are central.  We have no pomp and ceremony.

Our Affiliation

Standing in the great biblical and evangelical tradition of the Protestant Reformation, Christ Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The PCA is committed to the Bible as the Word of God, the Reformed Faith, and the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.

Believing in the necessity of both doctrinal reformation and personal revival, the PCA seeks to blend together the knowledge of biblical truth with the practical living of the Christian life.  The PCA is a vibrant witness to biblical Christianity.  We are grateful to be a part of it.

Our Leadership

We are committed to a Presbyterian form of government.  While no approach to leadership can guarantee a strong and healthy church—it is the LORD who gives life—we believe that Presbyterian government, with its system of checks and balances and mutual accountability, promotes both the peace and the purity of the Church.

 

Visit our Staff  section for more information about our leaders.

Pastor and Teaching Elder: Rev. John Canales

Ruling Elders:

  • Scott Peterson
  • Daniel Beal, (sabbatical)

Deacons:

  • Leng Ea
  • Rod Miller
  • Adam Grimes (Diaconal Aide)

Pastoral Assistant:

  • Cesar Restrepo