A Protestant denomination based on the doctrines of John Calvin and governed by elders (presbyteros is the Greek word for “elder”). The Presbyterian Church was founded in Scotland, where it is the established church, supported by the government.
Note: The Presbyterian Church is strong in Northern Ireland, Canada, the United States, and other places where people of Scottish descent are found.
He was deeply religious, kept a Bible on his desk, and served on the board of deacons of the presbyterian church.
The presbyterian church of Piraquara is feeding police and journalists who still surround the nearby Tasso da Silveira school.
Living in the northern town of Mosul, Mazin's family has belonged to the local presbyterian church for at least six generations.
In religion, Mr. Young is a member of the presbyterian church.
He pointed to the forest up the street back of the presbyterian church.
Several of them were taken ashore during the afternoon and carried to the presbyterian church morgue, which was the nearest.
Mr. Harrison was a member of the Second presbyterian church.
Since the above paragraph was penned, the presbyterian church has actually come to a violent schism.
The first presbyterian church was organized December 15th, 1825.
He was at first taken to the presbyterian church in Jamaica, where for the night he was confined with other patriots.