OUR Mission

Hitchcock Church is a welcoming community that may be just the right community of faith for you. In our life together we seek to live out our mission/vision statement - "We come to be in the presence of God, so that we can be the presence of God, in the world around us."

The congregation of Hitchcock Presbyterian Church is diverse, friendly, accepting, vital and enthusiastic. Understanding our mission, we strive for personal growth and renewal through worship, challenging preaching, teaching, prayer and serving our community and beyond. Sunday morning worship is central to the life of the church. Through the church's many programs and activities, the people of Hitchcock seek to nurture their faith and learn what it is God is calling them to do with the many gifts they have been given.

We welcome you to our ministry and encourage you to use this website to learn more about who we are and the many programs and activities that we offer.

Presbyterian 101


Presbyterians trace their history to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. Our heritage, and much of what we believe, began with the French lawyer John Calvin (1509-1564), whose writings crystallized much of the Reformed thinking that came before him.

Calvin did much of his writing from Geneva, Switzerland. From there, the Reformed movement spread to other parts of Europe and the British Isles. Many of the early Presbyterians in America came from England, Scotland and Ireland. The first American Presbytery was organized at Philadelphia in 1706. The first General Assembly was held in the same city in 1789. The first Assembly was convened by the Rev. John Witherspoon, the only minister to sign the Declaration of Independence.

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