Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian Church - Pottstown, PA

First Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (www.pcusa.org), which has approximately 2.3 million members and 10,000 congregations. Presbyterians trace our heritage to the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. The key person in the birth of the Presbyterian Church and its breakoff from the Roman Catholic church was John Calvin (1509-1564), a French Reformer exiled to Switzerland. Presbyterians were among the earliest settlers of the United States and largely came from Scotland where the Church of Scotland is Presbyterian. First Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbytery of Philadelphia, the oldest presbytery in the United States founded in 1707 (www.presbyphl.org).