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Our Story

A SMALL CHURCH WITH A LARGE HEART

John Calvin Presbyterian Church is a community of faith rooted in the unconditional love of God. Through the Holy Scriptures, we have come to believe that we are to serve our siblings in Christ and share the good news of the Gospel.  

JCPC has always been active in service to the community and on the cutting edge of social reform.  JCPC started Crisis Assistance in our basement which later became Rowan Helping Ministries.  JCPC also hired the first female pastor in the presbytery in the 1970's and had the first female ordained elder in the county.  JCPC hired a black choir director in the 1960's.  Seeing the need to care for those in the community with HIV/AIDS, JCPC had a Regional Aids Interfaith Network (RAIN) team in the 1990's.  JCPC believes that systemic racism is detrimental to us all and that all lives matter when Black Lives Matter.  The congregation continues to fight for social justice by being open and affirming to the LGBTQIA+ community and engaging in causes for racial justice in the community.

Our facilities have recently become an ecumenical space!  We are excited to share our church with the Temple Israel and the Piedmont Unitarian Universalists.  JCPC has always believed in developing relationships across communities of faith.

We are part of the Presbyterian Church USA within Salem Presbytery.