About Jesus - Nashua Church

Our Church

Christ Presbyterian Church (CPC) is a gospel-centered, praying church that is a source of hope for Nashua, nearby communities, and the global church. We are committed to glorifying God, submitting to his will, and participating in His kingdom work. We trust in the sovereignty of God, rely on the work of Christ, and follow the testimony of the Holy Spirit. We obey the Great Commission of Christ, which is “…go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20, ESV).

We do this in community through:

  • Teaching. Equipping the saints for the work of the ministry, as Paul writes in Ephesians: “To equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12-13, ESV).
  • Fellowship. Demonstrating and advancing true Christian unity and the tangible oneness of Christ’s body.
  • Ministry. Meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of CPC members and the community through application of the whole counsel of God to the whole person.
  • Evangelism. Proclaiming the good news of salvation, repentance from sin, and the necessity of holy living, through word, deed, and acts of mercy.

Our Beliefs

Christ Presbyterian Church belongs to the Presbytery of Northern New England, which is part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). We promote obedience to Jesus Christ, the only Redeemer and Lord, as he has revealed his will in the Holy Scriptures, the Bible. A summary of what the Scriptures teach may be found in the Westminster Confession of Faith, and Larger and Shorter Catechisms.

We believe that God the Almighty Father has planned the salvation of his people from before the foundation of the world. We believe that God the Son has purchased the salvation of his people by his obedient life, by his death, and by his resurrection. We believe that God the Holy Spirit applies salvation to his people by working invisibly in them, effectively calling them to faith, repentance, and obedience.

Our History

CPC is one of the oldest PCA churches in northern New England. It began in the late 1970s, shortly after the PCA was formed in Birmingham, AL in 1973. As an early PCA church in northern New England, CPC was actually governed directly by the General Assembly (the annual business meeting of the PCA), a very rare occurrence. Alongside the General Assembly, First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS played an important part in the early life of CPC. 

Pastor James Pavlic provides a short history of CPC in this video.