A 19th-century hymn begins: The Church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ our Lord. Jesus is the foundation for the Christian Church universal and also for the local body of Clemson Presbyterian Church. It is a privilege to join with faithful believers in our local community and throughout the world who confess with their mouths that Jesus is Lord and believe in their hearts that God raised Him from the dead. (Romans 10:9). Jesus is both our salvation and our foundation.

We also recognize certain distinctives as a Reformed congregation of the PCA Church. Though we stand firmly on these truths and hold tightly to our convictions, we seek to present our beliefs in a way that is not divisive. If you have questions about what we believe, we hope that this page will answer some of those questions.

Our story

In the spring of 1985, 42 university students and 42 community members came together for a worship service and on November 17, 1985, Clemson Presbyterian Church was established. Situated at the edge of Clemson University, our church has been given a unique opportunity to serve both the university community and the community at large. Our story is a reflection of who we are — our origins, our demographic, our life today, and our vision for the future.

Almost 35 years later, we are still serving students and families, singles and seniors, and the Clemson community.

God has grown our congregation from a handful of believers to hundreds of faithful worshipers. 

By God’s grace and for His glory, we exist to worship, love, and glorify God by becoming and developing healthy, mature followers of Jesus.