Wolf River Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Wolf River Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Who We Are

Authentic Worship, Delightful Fellowship, Substantive Teaching and Preaching

Our Vision Statement:

Wolf River Presbyterian Church endeavors diligently to promote a strong emphasis on exegetical preaching, most frequently through books of the Bible (I Timothy 3:16, 17). We will seek to incorporate substantive Bible study, a vital prayer life, and authentic fellowship into the life of the church (Acts 2:42), striving to see believers grow in their hunger for God’s Word, from the initial steps of Christian understanding to a mature faith (I Cor. 3:2; I Peter 2:2).
Through an emphasis on the word of God we will strive to build one another up (Acts 20:32), teaching biblical principles as the foundation for holy conduct, beginning with the fathers and young men of our households (I John 2:13). It is our prayer that by equipping believers for the work of service in Christ’s Church (Eph. 4:12), mature believers may disciple and assist younger believers in their common goal – to give glory to God through the rearing of godly families (Deut 6:7), the demonstration of God’s mercy to those in need (Matt. 25:40), and the promotion of the gospel of Jesus Christ (Mark 16:15) first in our own community, and then in the world beyond (Acts 1:8).

Presbyterian (OPC)




Our Services

Service Times

  • 09:30am - Morning Worship
  • 11:00am - Sunday School

What to Expect

What are services like?
Some might describe our worship as “traditional.” That is, it’s simple worship, based upon principles derived from God’s Word. Our worship service is about an hour long, and prominently features the reading of Scripture, hymns (we use piano accompaniment and the Trinity Hymnal, and typically we will sing at least one Psalm during the service), and a clear, Scripturally based sermon of about 30 minutes. Our service is centered around the theme of Christ as he is revealed on every page of Scripture. We worship the way we do not because it’s traditional, but because we believe it is the way God has commanded in his Word. We hold to what is known as the “regulative principle.” That is, our worship is regulated by what God commands in his word – not by what is most popular in modern culture.

What is the community like?
Wolf River is a mission work (new church plant) of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. This means we are not a large church, but we are growing. You’ll find families from many different walks of life and backgrounds, with children ranging from elementary school to college age. These are families that have experienced the grace of God working in their lives, and they love to share the story. You’ll find a warm welcome, and a genuine desire to get to know you and meet your needs. If you tell us ahead that you’ll be visiting, we’d be glad to arrange hospitality or a visit in one of our families’ homes. This is not a congregation where you’re lost in the crowd, nor is it a congregation of perfect people. Just sinners, saved by grace, and we love to share the benefits and blessings the Lord has provided.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are certainly welcome to attend. The Church is a worshipping community, part of the body of Christ. What we are doing as his people is reverently approaching him in worship. At the same time, we are delighted to have those who do not know Christ come and visit with us. You will hear the wonderful words of life, and we hope it will help you to think carefully about ultimate issues.


Mark  Winder

Mark Winder

Pastor Mark Winder and his wife Michele have been married for 23 years, and have three children ages 15 to 20. Before entering the pastorate, Pastor Winder worked in Philadelphia, PA as a regional Communications, Help, and Training Coordinator for an international food service Mark served a multi-year internship in an Orthodox Presbyterian Church, was ordained as a ruling elder in 2002, and as a minister in 2003. He served as pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and then as pastor of Providence Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, Alabama from 2004 to 2010. In September of 2010, he and his family moved to Collierville, Tennessee to plant an Orthodox Presbyterian Church in our community. Mark is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, and serves as the Chairman of the Home Missions Committee of the Presbytery of the South of the OPC. His hobbies include playing ice hockey, reading, and gardening. Mark writes: “I’m excited about what the Lord is doing here in Collierville. Ministering in the ‘Bible belt’ has its challenges. Many folks have heard about the Bible all their lives, but many more have heard little of it. Getting back to the fundamental teachings of God’s Word is my passion, and I can’t wait to share it with the community.” Mark’s background – his journey to the Reformed Faith – includes time in independent Baptist churches, where he served as an evangelist, and the Reformed Episcopal Church. “I thank the Lord for the wide background he’s given me,” Mark says, “it helps me to understand the perspective of folks from many denominational backgrounds and walks of life. It also enables me to be aware of some of the elements of misunderstanding about the Reformed Faith that some might have been exposed to. I love what I do, and I love the rich heritage of the biblical approach to Scripture that the Reformed tradition brings with it. That’s something I love to share!”


261 S Collierville Arlington Rd
Collierville, TN 38017

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