About Edgemont

About Edgemont

Edgemont Presbyterian Church is a church with great history of thriving under the grace of God. Edgemont church began in the 1930’s as a small Bible study that met in a building that had been a dance hall on Weaver Pike. The Lord blessed that Bible study, and it grew and developed in the community around it. Before the church was officially organized, it was known as the Weaver Pike Presbyterian Chapel. Much of the ministry was conducted by the leadership of First Presbyterian Church of Bristol, TN.

EdgemontMiddleIt was officially organized as a church on Feb. 10, 1952, and called Edgemont Presbyterian Church, as the new building was erected across from the high school on Edgemont Ave.

Edgemont’s first pastor was Dr. H.H. Van Cleve who is still remembered very fondly by a number of our oldest members.

In 1973, the congregation voted to join the PCA (Presbyterian Church in America), a new conservative denomination which had split away from the main line Presbyterian Church, due to the PCUSA’s digression into liberalism.

Edgemont has always been a church very involved in missions, and we continue to support a number of missionaries. We also reach out to the community, supporting community ministries such as Haven of Rest, Meals on Wheels, our own A.C.T.S. mercy ministry, and in many other ways.

It is our goal to be a church who holds high the gospel of Christ, and impacts our community and world with the grace of God and the life-changing power of the Holy Spirit living in our hearts.

We welcome you, invite you to join us and we hope you will find our church family to be warm, inviting, full of love, and full of Christ’s Spirit.