Presbyterians trace their history to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. Our heritage, and much of what we believe, began with the French lawyer John Calvin (1509-1564), whose writings crystallized much of the Reformed thinking that came before him.
Please explore these links to learn more about the Presbyterian Church (USA):
What do we believe? A Brief Statement of Faith was adopted by the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1991.
You may also visit the denominational website, Presbyterian 101, for a summary of history, theology and response to social issues.