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Rose Hill PCA: Our History

Rose Hill’s story begins in 1913 with a Sunday School class held in an old school building. Within a few years a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary, W. F. Daniels, began to preach and teach regularly at it, and under his leadership the group became formally organized as a congregation on October 31, 1919. The church’s sanctuary was completed a couple of years later in 1921 and it remains in use as our place of worship.


Our denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), originated in 1973 when a number of congregations left the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS) because of a steadily increasing disregard for the authority of Scripture and acceptance of unorthodox theological views. (For more details, click here.) Rose Hill left the PCUS and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America on May 22, 1983. Another significant event in our history took place in 1997, when a sister congregation (Southeast PCA) merged with us.


Rose Hill has been active over the years, having helped to sponsor new church plants, foreign missionaries, and a variety of local ministries as well. In 1987 we helped church planter Tom Wood to start a new work that eventually grew into Metro North PCA. More recently, on April 28, 2013 we were privileged to ordain one of our former ruling elders, Andrew Halbert, as a foreign missionary. Andrew and his wife Julie currently serve in Costa Rica with United World Mission. (For foreign missionaries we support, click here, and for local ministries click here.) As Rose Hill’s centennial approaches, we give glory to the Lord Jesus Christ for His faithfulness to us as a church and look forward to His continued work among us!


“And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new!’” (Revelation 21:5)