Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page!

Is "Cumberland" the name of this local church?  First Cumberand Presbyterian Church in Lubbock is part of network of churches also known at the "Cumberland Presbyterian Church" with denominational headquarters in Cordova, Tennessee (just outside Memphis).  The name comes from the Cumberland River area in Tennesee (see picture,left) where this denomination originated in 1810. 

Is Cumberland Church affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) or the Presbyterian Church of America?  Cumberland is not affilitated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), nor are we part of the Presbyterian Church of America or other Presbyterian bodies. We do consider them sister Presbyterian denominations and we certainly count any congregation who honors Jesus and lifts Him up as Lord and Savior as brothers and sisters in Christ.

We have visited, but you have not celebrated the Lord's Supper.  Do you do that?  Our tradition has been to celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month. 

I'm a Presbyterian so I am used to a "Confession of Faith."  Do you you have a unique Confession of Faith or do you use the same one as other Presbyterian Churches?  The Cumberland Presbyterian Church Confession of faith is unique and can be acesssed on line at