The church was formed
and declared on November 18, 1993 at
Naulakha Church, 3-Empress Road Lahore. It
has a long history deep rooted in the
establishment of the Lahore Church Council
of the United Church and the synod of United
Presbyterian Church of Pakistan during
eighteen fifties and sixties.
The church consists of the people at
large, the total estimated number is 300000.
It contains over 220 congregations, 208
pastors, 100 church buildings and 80
parsonages. Session is the basic unit which
comprises of a pastor and a few elders. The
higher body in the presbytery which consists
of at least ten sessions. The highest body
is the General Assembly which is represented
by the ľ delegates of all the presbyteries.
The Presbyteries have the central position
in the whole system of the church.
The Presbyterian church of Pakistan is
actively engaged in the following
- Evangelistic Work
The main objective of the church is
evangelistic work which is carried
mainly by pastors, evangelists and the
lay workers. The Church is interested in
witnessing for our Lord through all of
its members and institutions. It takes
care of the spiritual needs of the
members of the church through out the
country and even abroad. It includes the
work of church planting, church growth,
counseling and buildings of churches and
The church has been a great example
of carrying out the education through
primary middle and higher secondary
school and also the college education.
Since 1972 educational service has
suffered because of nationalization. We
thank to God for an autonomous
Presbyterian Education Board which
inspite of discouragement has not lost
heart but rather has struggled to open
new primary, middle and hisgh schools
for boys and girls and also established
the Boarding houses. At present
thousands of students are benefiting
from these educational institutions.
The church again is an example of
service in the field of health. It has
two big hospitals at Sialkot and Taxila
which are run by an autonomous
Presbyterian Medical Board. Thousands of
the sick are being treated here. These
hospitals also server to bring health
education to the common people. It also
tries to create the awareness about
sanitation, balanced diet, environment
and pollution among the masses.
This church began the work of literacy
in Pakistan. Now this committee has
grown into an NGO, but still PCP has a
good number of representatives on itís
Board. It is carrying out the work of
literacy and non-formal education
projects and help the Government to
promote literacy in the country.
- Theological Education
Another good service rendered by this
church is Theological Education. The
Presbyterian Church of Pakistan is the
initiator of the theological education
in Pakistan. It began in 1877 with the
beginning of a seminary, which educates
the candidates of ministry. The
theological education of lay people is
also managed through weekly extension
classes. This work is done through an
autonomous board which is of ecumenical
The church also carries out the service
in the field of agriculture mainly
helping the cultivators in agriculture
techniques, production, preservation of
seeds and fertilizers etc.
- Social welfare
One of the main activities of this
church is the social welfare of the
people. It helps the needy, sick,
afflicted, disabled, poor, oppressed
etc. The church is further interested in
human rights, women rights, child labour
and minority rights. Thus the church is
trying to serve the people in the manner
of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
- Community Development
The Presbyterian Church of Pakistan
right from its birth has struggled hard
for the development of the people. Under
this activity the skills are provided to
the young people. Such skills include
technical, commercial, lingual,
medicinal, mechanical and many other
kinds of skills. The activity is also
maintained by the autonomous boards and
committees which are run by different
institutions for the development of
individuals as well as communities.
- Future Vision
The Church wants to provide education
to many poor people without any
distinction of religion, race or creed.
The Church has vision to work out new
clinics, dispensaries and hospitals for
the people at large.
The Church has plans to build new
church buildings and parsonages at many
places especially meeting the urgent
The church feels it an urgent that
the arrangements for the solution of the
problems of women, children and youth be
The Church is seriously concerned to
express solidarity with the poor, needy,
disabled, under privileged and
The Church is interested in the
welfare of the local congregations, the
people around it.
Rural pastors and congregations are
on our priority in order that they may
also enjoy the abundant life in Christ.
The church wants to do it through
subsidizing them financially.