Since its inception 140 years ago, Second Presbyterian Church (SPC) has been frontier-focused and mission-minded, recognizing that there is a need for the church continually to re-think its calling in light of changes in society and culture. In the last 140 years, SPC moved from Colonial Avenue to Freemason Street to Yarmouth Avenue to its current location on Hampton Boulevard. With a unique music ministry, new ways of looking at Christian education, and a new approach to preaching and ministry, Second continues to seek to be a faithful, and fresh witness in an ever-changing world.
What we believe
Second Presbyterian Church . . .
As a “Church,” we know that we are stronger when we recognize both that our gifts come from the grace of God and that they make sense in service to others (1 Corinthians 12:4-7).
As “Presbyterian,” we know that “all have fallen short of the glory of God,” but never short of God’s loving care (Romans 3:23-24).
As “Second,” we know that—just like churches—each of us sometimes needs a second start and a second chance (Luke 15:11-32; John 8:1-11).
As a small church, we value community and the gifts of each member.
As a joyful church, we recognize that the gospel is good news and that it is worth celebrating and sharing.
As a seeking and open church, we know that we are strengthened by diversity and by the questions, hopes, and experiences that each person brings.
As a serving church, we recognize that God’s grace rains down on us, and that we are called to respond in service and love to others.