If you are new to our church, or just getting to know us
through our website, we are delighted to help you get to know about us.
PCPC is a large, extended family of people seeking to be Christ's
disciples and to bear His truth into our world. That commitment is
expressed in our Purpose — that we exist to extend the transforming
presence of the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ in Dallas and to the
So if you're brand new to the Christian
faith—perhaps, just trying to figure out what it's all about, or if
you've been a follower of Christ for some time, let us introduce you to
our family. In worship, disciplemaking, children's and youth programs,
outreach and missions, and in just having fun together, we would like
to provide you with a church home, a place to come and see, to belong,
What is PCPC’s particular identity within the body of Christ?
Who do we long to be as the people of God?
Our congregation is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
The PCA was founded in 1973 in response to the need for a scriptural,
evangelical, and reformed witness to Christ. It has established as its
top priorities to be biblical in both its government and doctrine and
committed to evangelism, Christian education, and equipping Christians
under the Presbyterian, or representative form of church government.
The officers of the church are elders, elected by the congregation. The
senior pastor, associate ministers, and ruling elders comprise the
Session and are responsible for the governance and spiritual oversight
of the church.
PCPC held its first worship service on May 26, 1991, at Highland Park High School, with about 1,500 worshippers in attendance. On June 9 we began worshipping as guests in the Highland Baptist Church Sanctuary and alternated worship
and Sunday School classes with our gracious hosts. (After sharing and
leasing the church for over two years, PCPC purchased the property in
early 1994 and later added an education building.) On June 23, 1991,
members voted to name this local body of Christ, Park Cities
Presbyterian Church. Our first senior pastor, Skip Ryan, was called by
a unanimous congregational vote on December 22, 1991. He served until 2006. On May 11, 2008, Mark Alan Davis was installed as our new senior pastor.
There are several ways to find out more about PCPC...
- Stop by the Information Center located in the main hallway south of the Sanctuary.