Hickory Withe Presbyterian Church (PCA)
Founded in 1834, Hickory Withe Presbyterian Church is an historic congregation in west Fayette County, Tennessee. We are committed to sound biblical teaching, genuine biblical community and vibrant biblical worship. We are Reformed and strive to be always reforming. We desire to reach out with the dignity and mercy of the Gospel to all who thirst for peace.
Our pastor is Douglas Barcroft, who has a previous Southern Baptist background and is now a minister ordained by the Presbyterian Church in America. We have a Congregation of under 100 communing members overseen by twelve officers.
What We Believe
That the Gospel is the "good news of the Kingdom of God" given to all people by God for us to know and believe Him.
The Gospel teaches us that we are more sinful than we ever dared to believe or admit; the good news is that, through Jesus Christ's life, death, resurrection and eternal intercession on our behalf, we are more loved, more accepted, more forgiven than we ever dared hope or dream. Though, in our sin, we were enemies of God, through Jesus Christ, His Son, we are reconciled to Him, adopted as His sons and daughters, and granted eternal security by His grace through our faith in Him.
That the church is a people who God has called His own and who He has given to each other for love and community.
The Bible describes the church as people who belong to God and to each other, gathered together by belief in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord and, by their mutual reconciliation to God through the Gospel. The church is not simply a building or meeting place, nor is it merely a place of religious observation, but a living and growing community of men, women and children whose identity is shaped by love through our belonging to God and to each other.
That our reconciliation to God through the Gospel compels us to live transformed lives.
The truth of the Gospel re-creates us into a people whose lives are transformed by a commitment and passion for God and His glory. God has uniquely called and equipped His church to display and demonstrate the power of the Gospel to transform individuals and communities. Just as the Gospel is the "good news of the Kingdom of God", the church is a foretaste of the Kingdom of God on earth, struggling, learning and growing together in an understanding of what it means to follow Christ with the whole of our lives.
We are a Presbyterian and Reformed congregation and hold firmly to the system of beliefs and doctrine found in the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Catechisms.