Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

About Marietta

Marietta Cumberland Presbyterian Church has a long and rich heritage.  Organized March 11, 1838 the church was very active in outreach.  By the time of the Civil War members from Marietta had been instrumental in establishing three additional churches.
 
Like many churches in East Tennessee the Civil War had a devastating effect on the church.  After the war members of the church began meeting in a local school building, reconstituted the church and in 1880 built a new church building.  The church is located on Marietta Church Road in West Knox County.
 
Marietta is part of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, a denomination founded in Dickson County, Tennessee February 4, 1810.  Cumberland Presbyterian Churches are located in various parts of the world including but not restricted to the United States, Columbia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines.   We are part of the Reformed/Presbyterian  family of churches.  Our form of government is Presbyterian, a representative form of government.  In the local church the governing body is the Church Session, composed of the pastor and ruling elders elected by the congregation.  Both men and women may serve on the session.
 
We believe in a “Whosoever Will Gospel”, acknowledging that salvation is a free gift of God to all who through faith accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  Marietta Church continually seeks to provide opportunity for regular worship and study, Christian service within the community and beyond,  and a ministry of outreach.