What is the PCA?
The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is the second largest Presbyterian denomination in North America. We aim to be faithful to the Scriptures, true to the reformed faith and obedient to the Great Commission. Since we believe that the Bible is holy and perfect, we follow its instructions. The PCA has has a strong commitment to evangelism in our communities, missionary work at home and abroad, and to Christian education.
We are a Presbyterians, which simply means that each church selects qualified representatives, called "elders" or "overseers." Each church belongs to a network of churches. We work together to start new churches, develop partnerships with missionaries around the world and care for one another.
Does it sound like we love being part of this team? Absolutely! But aren’t all Presbyterians the same? Unfortunately, no. In the 20th Century the mainline Presbyterian denomination--the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)--started to drift from what the Bible teaches about a host of issues (for example, people who did not affirm Jesus Christ's deity were allowed to be ministers in the denomination). It stopped calling people to obey the historical teachings of the Bible.
So in 1973, after the mainline denomination made it clear that they no longer desired to hold to historic and orthodox understandings of the Bible, we separated from the mainline denomination. As the years have continued the mainline denomination continues to decline, the PCA continues to grow as churches are planted, people come to embrace the hope of the Gospel and the number of missionaries we send continues to increase, Truly, God has been good to us.