The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) on Wednesday approved the establishment of five new Presbyteries, during the denominations 33rd annual General Assembly, which began on June 14.
The PCA, with over 300,000 members, is the nations second largest Presbyterian denomination, and is among a handful of denominations that have continued to grow consistently over the years. To accommodate the growth, the PCAs General Assembly approved five new presbyteries or districts, bringing the total number of PCA presbyteries to 73.
According to ByFaith, the PCAs news magazine, the following Presbyteries will be divided at their request: Northern Illinois will be divided into three Presbyteries; Philadelphia will be divided into three Presbyteries; and Pacific-Northwest will be divided into two Presbyteries (Pacific-Northwest and Western Canada).
The General Assembly, which is slated to end tomorrow, is being held at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tenn.