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A History of EPC Elkton 

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Elkton (EPCE) was formed June 1983 with forty charter members.  Services were first held in the local Seventh Day Adventist Church while the Steering Committee worked to prepare the Miller House on West Spotswood Trail as the future church site. The congregation began Sunday services in the Miller House on August 21, 1983.  EPCE was established as an EPC Mission Church on September 6th and was officially constituted by the Presbytery of the Southeast one year later, September 9, 1984 - the first Evangelical Presbyterian Church constituted in Virginia.

In 1993, after searching for a suitable site to build a church, Randal and Marguerite Dean graciously gave the five-acre site on which the church now stands. The first Sunday in the new sanctuary was August 6, 1995. 

In 1998, EPCE purchased 1.5 acres of land adjacent to the church with a 1200 square foot building, now the Martin Administration Building.

In 1999, the sanctuary was expanded to seat 250 people.

In 2003, EPCE purchased an additional property along Rt. 340, now the Activities Building.

In 2010, the current lobby, fellowship hall, and additional basement classrooms were added to the existing sanctuary building.

In 2018, the sanctuary was expanded further without incurring any further debt, all by the grace of God.

The founding pastor, Reverend James B. Martin, Sr., served Elkton Presbyterian Church fifteen years before accepting the call to organize EPCE, which is affiliated with the EPC denomination founded in 1981.  Rev. Martin retired in July 2000.  Rev. Robert A. Buchanan was called by the congregation as pastor in May, 2001.  After serving the congregation for 15 years, Rev. Buchanan resigned in May 2016 to work at the Presbytery level of our denomination.  On February 12, 2017 Rev. Adam L. Snow was installed as pastor of EPCE.

Of the six founding families, three are active members to this day.

The members rejoice in God's faithfulness through the years and desire to continue in fruitful obedience to Him thus fulfilling the initial vision statement:

"Confessing the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the infallible Truth of God's Holy Word,
together we are building a strong New Testament Church, under the control and guidance of the Holy Spirit, claiming and utilizing God's gifts for ministering to a broken world".

EPCE through the Years

Thanks to a generous gift from the Dean family in memory of Randal Dean, a stained glass window was installed in the EPCE Sanctuary on October 22, 2008. A dedication service was held on Sunday, November 9, 2008 during our Morning Worship service. 

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2580 Panorama Drive | Elkton, VA 22827 | 540-298-2120
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