Presbytery of Birmingham of the Presbyterian Church in the USA

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The Presbytery of Birmingham was a regional body of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA). It was part of the denomination's Synod of Alabama.

In Birmingham's first three decades (1870s to 1890s), the PCUSA had few, if any, congregations in the Birmingham area. Presbyterian churches were either part of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS) (i.e., the "Southern Presbyterian Church") and its Presbytery of North Alabama or the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. In 1906, however, most Cumberland Presbyterian congregations reunited with the PCUSA. This gave this denomination (which was sometimes called the "Northern Presbyterian Church") a national body.

In 1920 Independent Presbyterian Church, which had been formed in 1915 also joined the PCUSA and the Presbytery of Birmingham.

In 1983 the PCUS reunited with the national denomination (by that point called the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (UPCUSA)) to form the Presbyterian Church (United States of America), or PC(USA). After reunion, in 1988, PC(USA) presbytery boundaries were redrawn and Birmingham-area churches became part of the new Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley.

In 1922 the Presbytery of Birmingham included the following Birmingham-area churches:

PCUSA Congregations in the East Lake, Irondale and other communities on the eastern side of Birmingham were part of the PCUSA's Presbytery of Gadsden.


  • Minutes of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (1922) Philadelphia, PA: Office of the General Assembly.