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Westminster Presbyterian Church was chartered by South Carolina Presbytery in 1981. Members of First Presbyterian. Hodges Presbyterian and Ware Shoals Presbyterian formed the nucleus of this new church on the north side of town. Worship was held in homes and then in a local school library until the first facility was completed in 1983. Over the next 30 years, the congregation grew to over 400 members.
In 2014, a large number of members voted to leave Westminster and seek membership in another denomination because they disagreed with the position of the PCUSA concerning the inclusivity of all of God’s children and their rights within the church.
A faithful remnant of Westminster members petitioned Trinity Presbytery to retain Westminster as a PC(USA) facility and congregation. In October 2015 Trinity Presbytery granted that request. This faithful remnant held its first worship service in the sanctuary of Westminster on December 20, 2015. From that time until this present day, God has blessed the congregation of Westminster with inspired worship, committed service, loving and open fellowship and faithful stewardship.
Westminster is committed to being a faith community in which diversity is welcomed, respected and valued. With Jesus Christ as the center of our life and worship, the membership is committed to spend our time, talents and resources in mission and ministry as we reach out to those needing comfort and care. Our beliefs are reformed beliefs and our governance follows the polity of the Presbyterian Church, USA.
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