Our Story

Freedom Presbyterian Church was founded by Rev. Sidney S. Murkland, a native of Scotland, in October 1864 when he invited local blacks, forbidden to fully participate in established church congregations, to gather in his home for worship. The future members of Freedom Church often walked long distances to attend these new welcoming religious services and they became Murkland's students. In addition to religious training, he instilled in them a determination to seek education and economic improvement. 

Nov. 1, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m. ~Celebrating 156 years~ Our Guest Speaker is Rev. Tiffany J. Miller Associate Minister of Macedonia Missionary Baptsit Church and Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Salisbury


"A journey of Faith, Hope, and Love"

Freedom Presbyterian Church encourages community involvement through relationships with other religious institutions, and select charitable and civic agencies and organizations.

Freedom Presbyterian Church
News and Information

Our Pastor

  • Elder James Harley

The Session

  • Wilma Campbell, Elder
  • Valeria Campbell, Elder
  • Roy Greene, Elder & Clerk of Session

service times

  • Sunday Morning Worship Service  -  9:30 a.m. on the lawn until further notice
  • Sunday school - 9:00 a.m. (Temporarily cancelled due to Corona Virus Restrictions)

2020 Events

  • First Sunday of each month- Friends and Family Day & Holy Communion
  • Second Saturday of each month -  Men's Breakfast (Temporarily cancelled due to Corona Virus  restrictions)
  • Fourth Sunday of Each Month - Congregational Breakfast (Temporarily cancelled due to Corona Virus Restrictions)
  • Each 5th Sunday (March 29th, May 31st, August 30th, and November 29th), there will be combined services for Freedom and Reid's Memorial Presbyterian Churches
  • Bible Study - Each Thursday Night @ 6:00 p.m. (Temporarily cancelled due to Corona Virus Restrictions)
  • December 20th- Christmas Service & Brunch

Contact Us



Physical Address: 1321 Turnersburg HWY  Statesville NC 28625


Mailing Address: PO BOX 6331 Statesville NC 28687



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