We are glad you’re here visiting our website! We’re here to serve the Lord and to serve you. We hope these pages will give you a glimpse of who were are, what we’re about, and how we do things.
EHPC is a church that exists to bring glory to God, as we try to put Jesus Christ first in everything that we do. We believe the Bible is God’s true communication to us – true because inspired by the Holy Spirit, trustworthy, authoritative, and adequate to guide us in our lives and to show us the way of salvation from sin. We love Jesus and want to exalt Him because He alone lived a perfect life (which we are obligated to live, as God’s creatures) and He alone made a perfect sacrifice (to cover our sins). These works of Jesus are the only acceptable works to make us righteous in God’s sight, and we receive them as gifts by faith alone. This ‘grace’ has changed and is changing us; it has brought us joy that we wish to share with you.
As we learn about Christ in the Scriptures, we grow in His love, and we find a growing desire to love others. This is His purpose in His church, to grow us in spiritual maturity as we reach out to others, to introduce them to Christ, to the preeminence of God in all things, and to help them grow in the joy of living for Him. Our ministries of worship, teaching, fellowship, prayer, and outreach all are designed to fulfill this goal.
We began in 1992 as a small group of people wanting a church in this region that honored Christ by believing His gospel, was true to His Word, and had a passion to reach our community with these life-changing truths of the Old and New Testaments. We have grown since then, meeting in several different locations, and now at the Daniel Morgan Middle School in Winchester. Here we worship and do some of our ministry. The rest of our ministry occurs from various home centers throughout our region while we plan to purchase our own property and building.
We are conservative and Reformed in our theology, meaning we believe the great historic, Biblical truths re-discovered at the time of the Protestant Reformation; we are Presbyterian in our leadership, meaning we follow the Bible’s teaching that we elect and then are governed by qualified servant elders; and we are committed to every member using his or her God-given gifts to serve Him.
Our worship uses music and other elements from the best of the Church’s rich past history and our own contemporary culture. While we are serious about worshiping and serving an awesome, holy God, our style is relaxed and gracious, because our faith is a gracious faith that welcomes undeserving people.
Our desire is that God would give us the opportunity to get to know you and to help you “grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.” We are here to serve you, so please let us know how we can do that!
How To Find Us
The Church is not its building but the people of God, the Body of Christ, saved by grace and indwelt by the Holy Spirit for redemptive works to the glory of God.
Our church building is located in historic downtown Winchester three blocks south of the walking mall at the corner of Cecil and Loudoun St. Our fist worship in the new building is scheduled for August 1, 2010. All are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.