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 (see also established church), supported by the government.
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Paul employed his wife, a deacon in their Bowling Green presbyterian church, for damage control.Is Rand Paul Christian Enough for the GOP?|Olivia Nuzzi|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was deeply religious, kept a Bible on his desk, and served on the board of deacons of the Presbyterian Church.J. Edgar Hoover Unmasked|Sandra McElwaine|November 7, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The Presbyterian Church of Piraquara is feeding police and journalists who still surround the nearby Tasso da Silveira school.Brazil's School Shooting: What Happened Inside|Dom Phillips|April 9, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Living in the northern town of Mosul, Mazin's family has belonged to the local Presbyterian Church for at least six generations.Al Qaeda Turns to the Church|Eliza Griswold|November 6, 2010|DAILY BEAST
Kay is in fact an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro.My Front Row Seat in the Nation's Strangest Swing State|Jim Neal|October 30, 2008|DAILY BEAST
In the Presbyterian Church under the care of Mr. Ellis are 39 communicants.
There is a presbyterian church here, and a resident minister.
The Presbyterian Church was crowded, the exercises long drawn out.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
In 1832, Oberlin was a little religious colony, born into a complete wilderness out of the Presbyterian Church.The College, the Market, and the Court|Caroline H. Dall
Of nineteen missionaries sent out by the Presbyterian Church up to 1850, nine died, seven returned home, and but three remained.History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1|George W. Williams