Official Site Of The Presbytery of Liberia

Welcome to our denomination - we invite you to look around and get a feel for our church. Feel free to share any comments or questions that might be on your mind through our online guest book. If you're not currently a member of our church - we'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to one of our weekly services around the country. And of course, feel free to reach out and call one of our Moderator or Ministry Leaders.

The beginning of the evangelization process by the church and the founding of Liberia by the American Colonization Society (ACS) went hand in hand. While the ACS focused on the generation of funds to repatriate Africans to their native land, the church concentrated on the raising of resources to begin evangelizing among the indigenous people who continued to inhabit the land now identified as the future home of those repatriated. The First Presbyterian Church was established in Liberia in 1833, by a pastor who later became Associate Justice of Liberia. Under the auspices of the Western Foreign Missionary Society the first Presbyterian missionary arrived in 1834 and started the first Presbyterian missionary work in the country. In 1837, the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the USA, successor of the Western Missionary Society, took over the mission in Liberia. Twelve years later the church established the Alexander High School in Monrovia, which was later moved elsewhere for financial reasons.To date, the church has three schools that are operational: Presbyterian Todee Mission School, St. Paul Presbyterian School and the Edward Wilmot Blyden Presbyterian School. Plans are on the way to construct other schools in various parishes. Few of those are Careysburg, Evangelical, Yekepa, St.Mark, etc.

The impact on Liberia of the Presbyterian Church is demonstrated by the fact that a significant number of the independence and post-independence leaders were either leaders of the Presbyterian Church or educated at the Alexander High School. The fifth moderator of the PCL wrote in the late 1870s to his counterparts in the New York Presbytery: "In announcing the fact that I have been nominated by an almost unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees to the Presidency of Liberia College, I cannot help calling your attention to the influence which Presbyterianism has exerted and is still exerting in Liberia. All the leading men of the country are now either Presbyterians or have been educated by Presbyterians."

 

The PCL has been actively involved together with the other churches in Liberia in the efforts to end the armed conflicts of recent years and continues to take part in reconciliation and care for the dislaced and other victims, and in the building of a democratic society. 

The Church in 2006 in the historic city of Careysburg, Montserrado County, Liberia, decided at its Annual Session to sever realtionship with the Cumberland Presbyterain Church, a Synod of Tennesee, USA bringing to an end a relationship which spanned over two decades. The Church has now localised this Denomination and is opened to all well meaning Christian groupings that look forward to a partnership in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in our war-ravaged nation and beyond!

We hope you and your family will have a warm and spirit-filled experience with us as we worship and fellowship together at our services, events, and ministries.

We'd also like to invite you to make an
online prayer request. You're prayer request opens the door, and God is waiting patiently on the other side of that door, at all times, in all situations,

Many blessings to you,

Rev. Sando E. Townsend, Moderator

"When The Capables Are not Available, God Uses The Availables and Make Them Capable...Let's make The Best Out The Moments That God Has Given Us!"
....Rev. Sando E. Townsend
Modreator Presbyterian Church of Liberia
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JOE P. Sumo,
May 15, 2012, 7:47 AM
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