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A History of EPC Elkton 

Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Elkton (EPC) was organized in 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.
 
With improvement still being made on the house church, the congregation began its Sunday services there on August 21, 1983.  It was established as a 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 mid-1993, after years of 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 1999 the sanctuary was expanded to seat 250 people. 
 
Also one and a half acres of land adjacent to the church with a 1200 square foot building (now the Martin Administration Building) was purchased.

In July, 2003 the congregation purchased an additional property along Rt. 340 (adjacent to their land) and have begun renovating it as an Activities Building.

The founding pastor, Rev. James B. Martin, Sr., served Elkton Presbyterian Church fifteen years before accepting the call to organize EPC of Elkton, which is affiliated with a Reformed and Evangelical 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 Lee Snow was installed as Pastor of EPC Elkton.

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".

EPC Through the Years

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

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Evangelical Presbyterian Church
of Elkton, Virginia
2580 Panorama Drive | Elkton, VA 22827 |PH: 540-298-2120
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday - Thursday