In 1962, the Potomac Presbytery selected the community of Gaithersburg as the location for a new church. The first service was held on November 25 with 25 parishioners in attendance. On May 17, 1964, the Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church was formally organized with 82 charter members. Services were originally held at the Gaithersburg Junior High and High Schools until the first building was constructed in 1966 at our current location. The first service in the new building was held on July 24, 1966.
From these humble beginnings, the GPC family has grown to more than 775 members of different backgrounds, cultures, ages, and occupations. The diversity within our walls has created a fruitful ministry and unites us as one family of God to worship and serve our Lord.
Our mission is to create a global community of faith centered people in Jesus Christ, and to share His message in our daily lives. At GPC, we worship the Lord with heart, soul, mind, and strength; engage the central Montgomery County community; and focus on creating a new generation of Christian disciples.
GPC encourages and nurtures spiritual development through service, exciting programs, and diverse activities. Local and global retreats and missions allow our members to spread the message of Jesus Christ not only to local neighbors, but also the world.
God says, “Call to me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” Jeremiah 33:3
At GPC, we are still discovering all those things, and we invite you to join us on our spiritual journey.
Links to info about the Historical Volumes
Links to Programs and Missions