In the beginning…

 
The Presbytery of New York had a vision of establishing a church in the northeast Bronx. In the spring of 1930, that’s just what they did! Our first pastor, Reverend Floyd E. McGuire, of the Biblical Seminary in New York, was appointed to start a children’s Sunday School. June 1, 1930 marked the first Sunday School service at EPC with an attendance of 47 scholars. The first worship service was held just four months later October 5th, with Mr. McGuire as the minister.
The congregation was formally organized as the Eastchester Road Presbyterian Church with 84 charter members. In October 1932, the church moved from Eastchester Road to the nearby Gun Hill Road and became known as the Eastchester Community Presbyterian Church. Ten years later, EPC again relocated and on May 31, 1942, the first worship service was held at the church’s present location.
Since those first days, EPC has had five pastors. EPC is currently served by Interim Pastor Phil Tom and Associate Pastor Carlton Knight.
 

Present day…

 
The continued growth of the congregation necessitated the expansion of our church and the establishment of two Sunday services. Today those services are our 8 am Praise and Worship and 10 am Worship Service. In April,1998, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the church expansion project. One and a half years later, we celebrated the dedication of our new and beautiful sanctuary.
EPC has expanded its outreach ministries and initiated programs that foster spiritual growth. The Lord has blessed Eastchester Presbyterian Church with fine leadership, increased membership, a strong church school, and the commitment of its members. We pray that this church will continue to serve God in this corner of the Bronx and to preach the
Gospel of Jesus Christ by word and action for many, many years to come.
 
 
Eastchester celebrates what God has done by calling our fifth Senior Pastor, The Rev. Dr. Brian D. John. Rev. John’s ordination and installation was on December 12, 2017, feel free to browse this worship service under the ordination link. 
 
A proud native and lover of New York City; he comes with his lovely wife, two beautiful children and his mother. Rev. John loves studying God’s Holy Word and is meticulous in presenting sermons with passion, contextualization and seeking that all he does brings God alone all the glory. He also loves people and takes the time to engage anyone he encounters. 
 
Eastchester is on tiptoe anticipation to see, experience and roll up our sleeves as we impact the northeast section of the Bronx. Living out and sharing with women, men, girls and boys the transformative life changing gospel of Jesus Christ as a T.E.A.M. Rev. John loves to preach using pneumatic phrases. Currently we have been using the word T.E.A.M. which stands for Together Each Accomplishes More.
 
We invite you to join us this Sunday to our worship experience!
 
 
 
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