The Presbyterian Church (USA)

Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church is part of a larger group of churches organized at the regional and national levels.

To give you an idea of our historical perspectives, here is an excerpt from our national organization, Presbyterian Church (USA) or PCUSA

Presbyterians trace their history to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. Our heritage, and much of what we believe, began with the French lawyer John Calvin (1509-1564), whose writings crystallized much of the Reformed thinking that came before him.

Calvin did much of his writing from Geneva, Switzerland. From there, the Reformed movement spread to other parts of Europe and the British Isles. Many of the early Presbyterians in America came from England, Scotland and Ireland. The first American Presbytery was organized at Philadelphia in 1706. The first General Assembly was held in the same city in 1789. The first Assembly was convened by the Rev. John Witherspoon, the only minister to sign the Declaration of Independence.

Visit these webpages to learn more about our partners in ministry.

The Presbyterian Church (USA)

The Presbytery of Tampa Bay

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