About the JRP

The James River Presbytery is a Presbytery in the Presbyterian Church in America. Originally named Mid-Atlantic Presbytery in 1973 the boundaries of the presbytery encompassed all of North Carolina north to Maine, west to West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Since then many presbyteries were formed from this presbytery. In 1982 at the joining and receiving of the Reformed Presbyterian Church Evangelical Synod, the presbytery was again divided and renamed the James River Presbytery. In 2002 four of our churches were transferred to the newly created Blue Ridge Presbytery. In 2007 the southern boundary was extended into North Carolina to include all or part of nine counties with strong social and geographic ties to the southeastern cities in Tidewater Virginia, hence our current boundaries. In 2013, the Tidewater Churches were transferred into the newly formed Tidewater Presbytery creating our new boundaries.