Our Purpose

Established in 1983, Tyler Orthodox Presbyterian Church is a Reformed, confessional congregation of believers who strive to Glorify God and enjoy him forever.
  • We hold to the standards of the Westminster Confession of Faith, not as an infallible document, but as summation truths revealed within the Word of God.
  • We are dedicated to the faithful teaching of the whole counsel of God as revealed in his sacred scripture.
  • We are a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church which shares this purpose.

Some of the ways we endeavor to accomplish this:

  • Expositional preaching
  • Using scripture to interpret scripture
  • Christian education
  • Live daily to glorify God in our thought and deed
  • Encourage each other in our lives for Christ
  • Reach out to those inside and outside of our church

Fellowship Opportunities

  • Sunday School - On Sundays, before worship we have classes for adults and children as we seek to have a growing understanding of God's truth.
  • Westminster Wednesday - Twice monthly on Wednesdays we have a meal, fellowship, hymn singing, prayer and a topical study.
  • Youngish Couple's Study - Twice monthly on Thursdays, a small group of couples meet to read and study a book for the edification of our marriages.
  • Vacation Bible School - Every summer, we offer a fun and educational VBS program for children both members and non-members of our church.
  • Church Choir - Our choir is dedicated to aiding and edifying congregational corporate worship. Please inquire if you would like to join.
  • Volunteering - Our church actively seeks out volunteer opportunities to be of service to our community. Keep up with events by following our Facebook page or join our email list.
  • Prison Ministry - Our pastor and volunteers participate in a weekly bible study within a local unit in Palestine, Tx.
  • Summer Camp - The OPC offers a yearly summer camp which involves fellowship and solid biblical teaching with other believers within the Southwest Presbytery.
  • Reformed University Fellowship - Our church supports our local RUF. Please click here for more information.

A History Of the OPC

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit - Matthew 28:19 (ESV)

The Orthodox Presbyterian Church was founded on June 11, 1936, in the aftermath of the fundamentalist-modernist controversy, under the leadership of J. Gresham Machen (longtime professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, who also founded Westminster Theological Seminary in 1929). With the infiltration of theological liberalism, the mainline Presbyterian Church in the USA had departed from historic Christianity, including the rejection of doctrines such as the inspiration and authority of Scripture, the virgin birth of Christ, and the substitutionary atonement. Originally calling itself the Presbyterian Church of America, the young church was forced by the threat of a lawsuit to change its name in 1939, and it adopted the name Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

In nearly eight decades since its founding, the OPC has slowly grown to over 30,000 members in over 300 churches throughout the United States and Canada. It has been vigorous in its defense and propagation of the historic Reformed faith as expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. The church’s efforts in worldwide outreach are conducted largely through three denominational standing committees: foreign missions, home missions and church extension, and Christian education. The OPC recognizes other churches of like faith and practice and is a member of the North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council (NAPARC) and the International Conference of Reformed Churches (ICRC).

For more please visit our denomination's history page.