“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light; Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”

I Peter 2:9–10

About Our Church

Saint Peter Presbyterian Church is a body of Christian believers who are united for the chief purpose of glorifying the Triune God by striving to proclaim and obey His revelation as found in the Holy Bible.

One Church Serving Three Communities

Saint Peter Presbyterian Church (SPPC) has three parishes:

  • Abingdon, Virginia
  • Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia
  • Mendota, Virginia

These parishes worship separately in their respective communities, each having its own pastor. However, the whole church is led and served by one session of elders and by one diaconate.

Read about our pastors on the leadership page.

Our Mission

The general objectives of SPPC are to make disciples of all nations; promote submission to God’s Word in all areas of human life and endeavor; nurture and educate believers and their households in the Christian faith; administer the sacraments and moral discipline within the church; and lead the congregation in united worship, encouragement, fellowship, and charitable service.

SPPC has a special interest in working with other Christian churches and groups throughout our community and the world. We welcome opportunities to labor with them in common goals in the name of Christ, and we look forward to entering into informal and/or formal fellowship and association with likeminded churches who have common aims, standards, and objectives.

Our Affiliation: CREC

SPPC is a member of Augustine Presbytery of the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC). As the CREC Web site states, our conferation is “a vibrant community of evangelical believers shaped by the Reformation.”

We are “focused on building communities of believers that begin each week with God-honoring worship and then joyfully extend that worship into every day of the week through our families, our friendships and our vocations. The church is the body of Christ, and from this central truth flow all the issues of life.”

The Name – St. Peter

Without an ’s

Yes, we call the church Saint Peter rather than Saint Peter’s. It isn’t that we don’t want to be confused with a certain place in Rome. And rather than being an issue of style, it has to do with the Apostle Peter’s teaching on the nature of the church (see the passage to the right). No worries if you get it wrong; we just thought you might like to know.