Our Denomination


ARP Church SealThe Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) Church is a conservative, Bible-based denomination that has been proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ since 1782. Its roots are traced to the Protestant Reformation, particularly the work of John Calvin in Geneva and John Knox in Scotland. Scottish immigrants who came to America in search of religious freedom brought the faith to these shores. The ARP Church today is concentrated in the southeast but also extends to the northeast, southwest, and Canada. Relationships among its 280 congregations and 36 mission congregations are strong. The ARP Church stands firmly on historic biblical Christianity as summarized in the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Westminster Confession of Faith. Further information on the work of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in foreign missions, North American church planting, Christian education, and other ministries can be found at the ARP Church website.