Northminster RP Church

Biblical, welcoming, relevant, reverent in worship, joyful in singing Suwanee, GA
Northminster RP Church

Plan Your Visit

Friendship Christian School
3160 Old Atlanta Road
Suwanee, GA 30024



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Who We Are

We are a friendly, Bible-believing church, with emphasis on worship that is reverent (but not boring!) and solid preaching.

About Us

Down to Earth, Historic, Friendly, Multigenerational

Young Adults, Community Service, Adult Education

Passionate Reverent

Presbyterian (RPCNA)




Our Services

What are services like?
We have coffee and goodies at 10:15. Around 10:30, we begin to gather for worship. The atmosphere is welcoming, as we greet folks and take prayer requests. The service itself, which begins with a call to worship and a prayer, is simple and direct, and features the basic historic elements of worship: prayer, the singing of psalms, the reading of Scripture, and the preaching of the word.

What is the community like?
We have a good mix of young and old, and a variety of backgrounds.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are most welcome! We do our best for visitors to feel welcome, and not to be put upon the spot. For example, unlike in some churches, we do NOT have visitors stand up and introduce themselves. Also, we do NOT pass an offering plate during the service, and we do NOT ask people for money. However, we DO present the good news about Jesus Christ. We also invite our visitors to ask any questions they may have, whether about the Bible or the worship service. The pastor has a Ph.D. in history and teaches at the college level. In addition to him, many of the people in the congregation are more than happy to answer questions.

Leadership View all

Frank Smith

Born in Atlanta, Dr. Frank J. Smith grew up in the South. He has ministered in suburban New York, the coal-mining region of Virginia, and rural Wisconsin. Pastor Smith graduated from Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia. He earned his M.Div. and Th.M. from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. His Ph.D. is from the Graduate Center at City University of New York. In 2005, he was awarded an honorary doctorate (D.D.) from the Methodist Episcopal Church in the USA in conjunction with the National Clergy Council, for his work in ecclesiastical journalism and interchurch relations. Among his books are The History of the Presbyterian Church in America: The Silver Anniversary Edition; Worship in the Presence of God (co-editor and contributor); and Tales from the City: Real Stories of Urban Christian Ministry (editor), which detailed the ministry of an interdenominational, multi-ethnic group in Atlanta. His recent articles have focused on the history of science and the doctrine of worship. Dr. Smith is the Founding Editor of Presbyterian International News Service (PINS). He served two terms as President of the Coeburn (Va.) Ministerial Association; is on the Board of Advisors for the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation; and is a Contributing Editor for The Confessional Presbyterian, a scholarly journal. He is married to the former Penelope A. Wild, a British lady with a distinguished career in the Royal Air Force. Their son, daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren live in Gwinnett County. He has coached basketball, has had bit parts in movies, and enjoys reading and playing chess. And as you might guess from the engineer's hat he often wears, he is a railroad fanatic.

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