Interesting Facts

A Few Interesting Facts About Presbyterians 

  • King George called the American Revolution "the Presbyterian Revolution" because so many Presbyterian ministers were influential in starting and supplying American independence. At least eleven of the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence were Presbyterians.
  • Woodrow Wilson, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan are among ten Presbyterian presidents of our country.  Abraham Lincoln, though he never joined any church, regularly attended the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington during his years as president.
  • Presbyterians were active in the abolition of slavery and were at the forefront of the civil rights movement.  As early as 1946, the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) adopted the concept of "non-segregated church in a non-segregated society."
  • Famous Presbyterians include actors John Wayne and Jimmy Stuart, late-night talk show host David Letterman, author Mark Twain, and astronaut John Glenn.  Fred Rogers, better known as "Mr. Rogers" was an ordained Presbyterian minister.
  • Presbyterians value education very highly.  There are over 80 Presbyterian-related colleges in the United States.  Here in Texas are Austin College in Sherman, Trinity University in San Antonio, and Schreiner College in Kerrville.  Our own church has the oldest continuously operating pre-school and kindergarten in Lamar County and it celebrated fifty years of service in September 2009.

 

 
"For behold, darkness will cover the earth, And deep darkness the peoples; But the Lord will rise upon you, And His glory will appear upon you. And nations will come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising." Isaiah 60:2-3
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Adult Video Sunday school
9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
The Video Sunday School Class will meet at 9:30 A.M each Sunday.
This ten-week series looks at real people whose lives were changed when they came face to face with Jesus. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information call Jimmie Kruntorad at 903-784-5800.
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  • 309 S. Church St.
    Paris, Texas 75460
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