Westminster is a worshipping community deeply committed to study, service, and sharing God’s love.Westminster Presbyterian Church Mission Statement

The initial meeting to organize Westminster Presbyterian Church was held December 3, 1939 with the Rev. Frederick Haverkamp and 15 people attending. Formally organized in December 1940 with 38 charter members, the first building on Cameron Mills Road opened in 1942. In 1952, the current sanctuary was constructed to accommodate the growing congregation; the cornerstone for that building was laid by then-President Harry S. Truman.

In 2015, we celebrated our 75th anniversary. With around a thousand members, we actively seek to joyfully commit ourselves to build and nurture a worship-centered church to the glory of God. In vibrant corporate worship, we hear the Word of God proclaimed in sermon and celebrated in song and sacrament. We are called through prayer, education, fellowship and mission to uphold one another, to grow in faith and Christian love, and to serve God faithfully in our community, in our nation’s capital, and throughout the world. 

We welcome to Westminster all who seek to discover the significance and meaning of Jesus Christ in their lives.


Westminster is blessed with the leadership of our clergy, staff, and lay leaders on our church’s boards–our elders, deacons, trustees, and members of the Westminster Foundation Board. Learn more about our leaders:

Pastors and Staff

Church Boards


Westminster is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA), a connectional church distinguished by a Reformed theology and the active, representational leadership of both ministers and church members. Westminster is a member of the PC(USA)’s National Capital Presbytery and the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. Learn more about Presbyterianism and the mission and beliefs of the PC(USA).

Westminster is a sponsoring church of the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington, an organization formed in 2003 to celebrate, support and enhance understanding of the Reformed (Presbyterian) heritage. The Reformed Institute provides classes, lectures, retreats, and other programs through their Company of Teachers.