History of our Church

The West Nashville Church has a deep history in the West Nashville Community for over 120 years.
The original church was organized in 1893 after a tent revival, with its first church building built in June, 1895
In April, 1900, a new building in the Nashville Nations was constructed on the corner of 51st Avenue North and Kentucky. In 1927, a new building was erected on the front part of the lot facing 51st Avenue.
In 1976, construction began on our current property at 6849 Old Charlotte Pike.
In 1980 a new Sunday School wing was added on to the facilities.
History of our Denomination
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The Cumberland Presbyterian Church was organized in 1810 by Rev. Samuel McAdow, Rev. Finis Ewing and Rev. Samuel King in McAdow’s log cabin home located in Dickson County, Tennessee. A replica of Rev. McAdow’s cabin now stands where the three founded the church, and a sandstone chapel commemorating the event has been erected nearby. These two buildings are two of the main attractions in Montgomery Bell State Park outside of Dickson, Tennessee.
This new denomination arose to minister to the spiritual needs of a pioneer people who turned from the doctrine of predestination to embrace the “Whosoever Will” gospel of the new church. “Cumberland” came from the area’s name (the Cumberland River valley); “Presbyterian” described the form of government.
By 1900, the Cumberland Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian or reformed body in the United States.
The Cumberland Presbyterian Church maintains a four-year university, Bethel University, in McKenzie, Tennessee, and a seminary, Memphis Theological Seminary, in Memphis, Tennessee. The Cumberland Presbyterian Center, also located in Memphis, Tennessee, houses other church boards and agencies. Cumberland Presbyterian congregations can be found all over the United States as well as in several foreign countries (Japan, Hong Kong, Columbia, South America, etc.) but are primarily located in the American South and West.