The mission of Lloyd Presbyterian Church is to faithfully learn of and witness to the transforming love and good news of Jesus Christ, making disciples through a multicultural congregation that stands for justice and peacefully resists poverty, racism, sexism, discrimination, and violence.
Lloyd Presbyterian church has born witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ and sought to be an outpost of the kingdom of God since 1870.
A word of welcome from our pastor, Rev. Laura Spangler:
“We are called by Christ, not only for our membership, but also to share faith and love with people who don’t know Christ. Come experience our warm hospitality and let us know how we can serve you.”
Heritage and Spirit
The church is believed to be named after abolitionist, William Lloyd Garrison. With support from missionaries and First Presbyterian Church of Winston Salem, Lloyd began as part of a national movement to establish African American Presbyterian churches after the Civil War.
The sanctuary was constructed by the congregation between 1890 and 1907. It is the oldest historically African American church worshiping in its original building and location in Forsyth County, North Carolina. It is the only example of carpenter-built Gothic architecture in Forsyth County. It was recognized as a historic site in 1998, and received a National Register of Historic Places designation.
Our multicultural and multigenerational congregation shares the heritage of the Reformed Tradition and is ecumenical in Spirit and in practice.
A Called Community
Lloyd Presbyterian is a member of the Fellowship Community in the PCUSA. We are staying in and reaching out. As an evangelical congregation in the PCUSA, we are committed to a different kind of relationship with the denomination and a different way of being together in the Body of Christ. We aspire to to embody the Good News of Jesus Christ by being gracious in our dealing with our sisters and brothers but also by being prophetic in our call to repentance and holy living, beginning with ourselves.Read Pastor Laura’s posting on the Fellowship Community’s website.
Advent Gift to Lloyd
Recently Lloyd Presbyterian was given a gift from National General Insurance (formerly Integon Insurance): a portrait of our historic sanctuary. The artwork was part of a collection depicting churches covered in snow. (See Winston-Salem Journal article.) Here are some pictures from the presentation event.