Worship

Worship at ESPC is rooted in our belief that God initiates the interaction with his creation. He comes to us first. He created us in the garden of Eden, he pursued us throughout history even as we turned away from him. Ultimately he pursued us in the person of His son, Jesus. "God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8


And now through His Holy Spirit he draws us toward himself and we respond in faith. As we gather together for worship, we are responding to all that God has done, is doing and will do through reading scripture and hearing it taught, praying, singing, confessing our sin, reciting together ancient creeds of the church and receiving the sacraments. It is a celebration of our great God and his undying love for us.


Opportunities to serve are many through singing in seasonal choirs, worship teams as singers, instrumentalists, technicians, visual arts, photographers as well as artisitc events outside of Sunday mornings. Contact Worship Arts Director George Searcy to find out more.

History

In the mid 1980’s two brothers, Chip and Paul Fellers asked a question: “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a PCA church here on the Eastern Shore?” Their desire to see a PCA church on the Eastern Shore intensified after Paul Jr. attended an Evangelism Explosion (EE) training seminar at Coral Ridge PCA Church in Florida.


By November of 1986 a Sunday morning worship service and Sunday School were began being held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Fairhope and was led by Rev. Tom Hughes. There was a core group of six families in attendance known as Eastern Shore Presbyterian Fellowship. On October 18, 1988 Eastern Shore Presbyterian Church was confirmed as a church of the Presbyterian Church in America and on June 24, 1990 Mack Griffith was called as the first pastor; sixty-one people were members.


The church grew and needed their own space to worship and do ministry. In September of 1990 a building fund drive was organized to build on the land next to the Seventh Day Adventist Church and on October 18, 1992 the first worship was held in the new sanctuary building where we worship today.