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About the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina

Located in the southeastern portion of North Carolina, it includes the counties of Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Hoke, Jones, Lee, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland and portions of Lenoir, Wayne and Craven counties.  See a map

Vision Statement

Our Vision:
Congregations Joyfully
Committed to Christ as Lord
Called and Commissioned by God
Connected and empowered
by the Holy Spirit
for Worship and Service.


  • 188 Churches
  • 5 Hispanic Mission Centers
  • 1 Hispanic Church
  • 1 fully operational, ACA Accredited camps
  • An active Youth Council
  • 28,787 Church Members (12/2010)
  • 14 Certified Church Educators
  • 26 Elders serving as commissioned lay pastors
  • 230 Resident Ministers
  • Over 200 volunteers serving on 15 Presbytery committees
  • a COM that works in three regional groups (one in each community)
  • 3 Community sub-groups who cooperate in mission and ministry with the help of 3 full-time Mission Coordinators
  • 3 Presbytery meetings each year
  • 8 or more candidates for ministry
  • 35 or more ruling elders qualified to serve as Commissioned Ruling Elders  but not commissioned.
  • 1 Outstanding Resource Center (The "Library" of Presbytery)


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Stained Glass window at
Fairmont Presbyterian Church


In our bounds:

  • St Andrew's Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, NC
  • United Christian Campus Ministry at UNC-Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College
  • Presbyterian Counseling Center, Wilmington, NC
  • Seaman's Center - outreach to sailors
  • NC Presbyterian Pilgrimage Retreats (Cursillo)
  • Scotia Village Retirement Center, Laurinburg, NC

The Presbytery contains

  • Some of the worlds finest golf courses and beaches
  • Churches large and small with active mission and outreach
  • Retired and active clergy
  • Urban and rural settings
  • State parks
  • Regional airports in Fayetteville & Wilmington
  • Ft. Bragg Military Reservation, Camp Lejeune Marine Base, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station (at Havelock), New River Marine Corps Air Station, and Pope Air Force Base
  • State of the Art Hospitals & easy access to Duke and UNC Hospitals
  • State and Private Universities and Colleges
  • Dozens of Museums & Theaters
  • and much more!

Mission Statement

Our Mission as people redeemed by God's Grace,
seeking to Love and Trust one another,
We offer the world a visible witness of Jesus Christ through Worship, Teaching, Evangelism, Proclamation, Nurture,
Justice and Preservation of the Truth
in Faithful Covenant with our congregations,
the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic
and the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA).


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