The story of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church began in 1963 when Eugene Peterson was asked to start a church in Bel Air, Maryland with the assistance of the Baltimore Presbytery PC(USA) and First Presbyterian Church in Bel Air. Pastor Peterson began his ministry by inviting his neighbors to experience the amazing love of God through Jesus Christ and to gather together in worship, prayer and service. 61 years later that invitation  still stands. At Christ Our King, you will find people just like you - from all walks of life - united in their love of Christ and desire to grow in Him. We invite you to make your story part of our story. We invite you to worship with us, pray with us, serve with us. We invite you not only to Christ Our King church - but to Christ, who is our King.


  • In its confessions, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) gives witness to the faith of the Church catholic. The confessions express the faith of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church in the recognition of canonical Scriptures and the formulation and adoption of the ecumenical creeds, notably the Nicene and Apostles’ Creeds with their definitions of the mystery of the triune God and of the incarnation of the eternal Word of God in Jesus Christ

  • In its confessions, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) identifies with the affirmations of the Protestant Reformation. The focus of these affirmations is the rediscovery of God’s grace in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Scriptures. The Protestant watchwords -- grace alone, faith alone, Scripture alone – embody principles of understanding which continue to guide and motivate the people of God in the life of faith.

  • In its confessions, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) expresses the faith of the Reformed tradition. Central to this tradition is the affirmation of the majesty, holiness, and providence of God who creates, sustains, rules, and redeems the world in the freedom of sovereign righteousness and love. Related to this central affirmation of God’s sovereignty are other great themes of the Reformed tradition: 

    1. The election of the people of God for service as well as for salvation
    2. Covenant life marked by a disciplined concern for order in the church according to the Word of God
    3. A faithful stewardship that shuns ostentation and seeks proper use of the gifts of God’s creation
    4. The recognition of the human tendency to idolatry and tyranny, which calls the people of God to work for the transformation of society by seeking justice and living in obedience to the Word of God