Broadway Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States. Closer to home, we are a member congregation of the Presbytery of New York City.
The PC(USA) is a theologically diverse community of 11,000 congregations with roughly 2 million members. Through our relationship with the PC(USA) we are also connected with international mission workers, seeking justice and sharing hope throughout the world. We also relate to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, as it supports relief efforts wherever catastrophes may strike.
Historically, we Presbyterians trace our theological and structural roots to the writings of John Calvin (1509-1564). Our name comes from the Greek word presbuteros, which means “elder.” The vision and leadership of the church comes not only from professional clergy (“Teaching Elders”) but also from ordained members of the congregation (“Ruling Elders.”) Through shared leadership, we strive to be open to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. It isn’t always easy – but when we are at our best, it can be a beautiful collaboration.