About The Presbyterian Church in America
As a creedal and confessional denomination, the PCA holds that the purest expressions of scriptural doctrine are found in the historic Calvinistic creeds and confessions, particularly the Westminster Confession of Faith. These creeds and confessions are subservient to scripture and serve to help us better express and teach what the scriptures reveal.
PCA churches practice a representative form of church government, as expressed in the word presbyterian. Local churches are governed by elders (presbyters) elected by the church members. This form of government extends through the regional presbyteries up to the national General Assembly.