Here’s an old joke:

Question: “How many Presbyterians does it take to change a light bulb?”
Answer: “Let’s form a subcommittee, make a pot of coffee, discuss the light bulb and find out.”

Well, kind of! We definitely believe two heads are better than one, and collaboration is the key to greater success. Here are a few more basic beliefs:



  • We are People of Faith who believe in the Creator God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. 

  • We are spiritually connected to scripture. The Bible is the Word.

  • We believe in baptism, and regularly take communion.

  • We’re thinkers and pray-ers, and take worship seriously

  • While all our members are ministers in-and-to the world, each church has leadership positions (i.e., Elders, Deacons & Ministers) designed to keep things organized and moving along. Members rotate in and out of positions every 3 years.

  • We embrace tradition, and follow the guidelines of the great theologian, John Calvin.

  • Everybody’s welcome: we embrace diversity!

  • We strive to be of service to our community, by partnering with many local missions and non-profit organizations in the area.

  • We love and support our families and children. We are committed to teaching children & youth the word of Jesus in a safe, interactive environment.

  • While you probably won’t find Presbyterians going door-to-door, we believe in sharing the message of Jesus with the world.

  • We treasure the world God created, and seek to protect and maintain it.


The mission of Westminster Presbyterian Church is to embody God’s purpose in Jesus Christ by reflecting and actively sharing God’s love within a dynamic community for all God’s creation through worship, education, development of faith, service and fellowship.

Westminster Presbyterian Church
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3737 Liberty Rd. S 

Salem, OR 97302

PHONE: 503-364-3327

EMAIL: office@salemwestpres.org

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