Presbyterian Church in America Approves Five New Presbyteries

The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) on Wednesday approved the establishment of five new Presbyteries, during the denomination’s 33rd annual General Assembly, which began on June 14.

The PCA, with over 300,000 members, is the nation’s 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 PCA’s General Assembly approved five new presbyteries – or districts, bringing the total number of PCA presbyteries to 73.

According to ByFaith, the PCA’s 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.