The Free Presbyterian Church was founded in 1951 in Crossgar and since then the denomination has grown throughout Northern Ireland with churches in most towns in the province. Not only has the church been blessed within Northern Ireland but the denomination is now established in many countries across the world.
The Free Presbyterian Church is based on principles of the Reformed Protestant Faith and takes the Westminster Confession of faith as the basis of its doctrine.
Fundamental in Doctrine - believing in the divine authority and verbal inspiration of the Bible, and the great fundamental doctrines of grace it contains. The Scriptures alone are the supreme authority in matters of faith and practice. The Free Presbyterian Church uses only the Authorized Version (KJV) of the Bible.
Evangelical in Outreach - in obedience to the great commission of Christ to "go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel". A virile program of Gospel preaching, missionary endeavour and radio ministry is actively pursued with the great objective of leading people of every class, colour and creed to an experiential knowledge of Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.
Sanctified in Behaviour - encouraging its members to lead godly lives in obedience to God’s Word that will be testimonies of holiness and righteousness, in a world increasingly plagued by lowering moral values.
Presbyterian in Government - being ruled by elders and deacons chosen from the people, by the people, to serve the people. The Free Presbyterian Church stands for a born again membership and the ministers, elders and deacons are men genuinely born again by the Spirit of God, and dedicated to the extension of the Kingdom of Christ.
Protestant in Conviction - gladly taking its stand alongside the great Christian leaders of the Protestant Reformation. The twin pillars of Protestantism, namely a positive witness for Christ, and a protest against error, are cherished and defended.
Separatist in Practice- believing and practising the doctrine of Biblical separatism. In accordance with this, the Free Presbyterian Church has no association with the modern Ecumenical or Charismatic movements, nor will it fellowship with any church which has departed from the fundamental doctrines of the Word of God.