Who We Are. Who We Hope to Be
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (LAPC) is a place for refreshing, spirited community engagement. It is a dynamic, multi-racial, multi-cultural church nestled in the center of Brooklyn’s historic Fort Greene neighborhood.
This historic church and its congregation have long been the vanguard in the area of social justice. Since its inception, the legacy of progressive leadership at LAPC has been creating and providing a community hub for social justice and advocacy among neighbors, the broader community, and the world.
The Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church is a member congregation of the Presbytery of New York, part of the Presbyterian Church, USA. LAPC is a “More Light” congregation and welcomes and affirms all people into the life of the church.
We understand ourselves to be a church that proclaims and practices the reconciling Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are called by that Gospel to create a space where people of any faith or none can question and discover the sacred in life through openness, honesty, laughter and prayer.
We are called by the Gospel to welcome and celebrate human diversity – including spirituality, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.
We are called by the Gospel to a common commitment to be in active solidarity with the forgotten and marginalized people of the US and the world.
Whether you are looking for a new church home, or just looking, LAPC strives to be a place where you can be free, empowered, and open to ask all of your questions - and hopefully find at least some of the answers.
LAPC also has a printable brochure with more information.
A place where people of any faith, or none at all, are welcome to discover the sacred in life through openness, honesty, laughter, music, and prayer.