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What We Believe

At Southport Presbyterian Church, we joyfully strive for inspirational worship, theological study and spiritual exploration, social engagement, and vital multigenerational life.

We are happy to be a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and adhere to a core set of beliefs that emerge from the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. The beliefs have been refined over the centuries and expressed in our Book of Confessions, a unique compilation of our understanding of faith in different moments of history, beginning with the Nicene Creed (the oldest in Christendom) and continuing to the present.

We are part of the Reformed Tradition, which bases its faith in the premise that we are “reformed and always being reformed,” that is, we are continuing to learn and adopt God’s ways and God is still teaching us God’s ways. Or said another way, “God isn’t finished with us yet”!


At Southport Presbyterian Church, we joyfully strive for inspirational worship, theological study and spiritual exploration, social engagement, and vital multigenerational life.

We are delighted that you are interested in Southport Presbyterian Church. All are Welcome Here! To learn about becoming a new member of the church, please feel free to call the church office at 910-457-6811 or complete the form below.


How do I get to Southport Presbyterian Church?

We are “the church on the way to the ferry” in the beautiful coastal town of Southport. The address to the church is 1025 East Moore Street. The parking lot can be accessed off of both East Moore Street and Stuart Avenue. You can reach the church from Howe Street by taking Stuart Avenue to the end (the church is on the right) or from East Moore by taking a left from Howe Street to East Moore Street. The church will be on the left.

Where is the main church entrance?

The main entrance leading to the sanctuary and the Ministry Center can be accessed from the East Moore Street side of the church under the portico or from the parking lot side of the church adjacent to the Memorial Garden.

Where is the handicapped parking?

There are two handicapped parking spaces adjacent to the Fellowship Hall near the Stuart Avenue entrance to the parking lot. In addition, there are three handicapped parking spaces adjacent to the Sanctuary near the entrance to the church from East Moore Street.

What is the phone number for the church?
What is the normal Sunday Worship Service attire?

On any given Sunday, you will see people worshipping in various attire, ranging from dresses for women and sports coats for men to shorts and polo shirts for both.

What time are Sunday Worship Services?

During of September through May, Sunday Worship is at 11:00 a.m. During June, July and August, Sunday Worship is at 10:00 a.m.

What is offered for my children?

Sunday School is offered to children age pre-K through middle school. A Confirmation class for youth to explore personal faith and church commitment is offered by the Pastor and youth leaders in the church. There is also a children’s message during the Sunday’s worship service. Activity bags are provided to children to use during worship. For children younger than five-years of age, a bright, spacious activity area is available for babies and toddlers during Sunday worship. Children are cared for by member volunteers who have completed a background check.

Vacation Bible School is offered in the summer, as well as special fellowship and service events such as “Movie Night” and an Easter egg hunt. In addition, on occasion, opportunities for mission outreach activities and camps are provided.

What are the adult educational opportunities?

Adult educational offerings are provided throughout the year on Sundays and also during the week. Adult offerings include: Sunday Bible Study; Sunday Forum Class where discussions are directed around video documentaries and books; Presbyterian Women monthly bible study groups, using a variety of resources; Men’s Roundtable, which includes faith journeys through open discussion using different resources.

How do I become a member?

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the church needs to contact one of the pastors and express that interest. You will then be invited to attend an informal Inquirers Gathering which is held on a Saturday. You will also be invited to a meeting of Session, which is the governing body of the church. You will then be introduced to the congregation during a church service.
Still have questions? Please call the church office at 910-457-6811 and we will do our best to answer them for you! If you call and get the voicemail directory, please dial 101 to leave a message with the Office Administrator.