Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church exists to glorify God by extending the transforming presence of Jesus Christ to individual lives, our local community, the Delmarva Peninsula, and the whole of the world.
Who We Are
Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church is a church of the Presbyterian Church in America
. The PCA was formed in 1973 as a denomination committed to Christ centered preaching and faithful Bible teaching. The PCA is one of the fastest growing evangelical denominations in the United States and continues to grow through church planting and mission works that emphasize God's sovereign grace, enthusiastic worship, meaningful fellowship, spiritual growth and outreach.
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SHPC is a family of faith that finds our greatest delight in our Father in heaven, we are learning together to be moved by his holiness and mastered by his grace, and we are about our Father's business of extending His love and forgiveness into this world; therefore: We believe God has called us to bring the power of the Gospel to bare on as many lives as possible (starting with our own renewal and revival) resulting in the expansion of Christ's Kingdom throughout the Eastern Shore of Maryland blossoming into a growing network of churches and ministries of hope and joy that spread the Kingdom of Jesus Christ across the spiritually barren Delmarva Peninsula and then ultimately throughout the whole world.
Learn more by reading our Vision Statement
We will glorify God as we live out the love and grace of Christ to each other and the world in a Gospel saturated movement aimed at building Christ's Kingdom one heart at a time.
We are a church that glorifies God in worship and prayer as we nurture and equip our church family in love and reach outward in compassion and faith to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others, providing a safe harbor for all.
Early in 1996, God called several Kent Island families together in a Bible study and began to stir their hearts to become church planters. This core group of pioneers on the Eastern Shore, most of whom attended Evangelical Presbyterian church in Annapolis, began to develop a vision of what a faithful church plant on Kent Island could look like. At the very same time God was working on Todd's heart up in Pittsburgh, convincing him to take the risk of being a church planter and instilling in his mind the very same vision he was giving to the core group on Kent Island -- a vision that was the answer to the prayers of so many for so long -- a biblical, evangelistic, reformed, relevant, spirit-filled church, where the joy of salvation overflows in passionate worship and faithful lives of service to Christ the King.
In November of 1997 Pastor Williams, with his wife and three young boys, moved from Pittsburgh to his wife's parent's house in Baltimore, and began working with the core group to plan for a church plant on Kent Island. On January 11, 1998 Safe Harbor Mission held its first worship service. From the core group of 28 members from EP, Safe Harbor has grown to a church of more than 400. The church has seen a steady stream of people being brought into a saving relationship with Christ and into joyful submission to His rule and reign in their lives, and solely by the grace and blessing of God.